Rumor Report: 6″ Black Series Archive Wave 2 Codes

After an extensive search online, we’ve located and added the UPCs and Walmart SKUs for the second wave of 6″ Black Series Archive (BSA) figures to our 2019 Master List of products. As you recall, Hasbro officially announced back in October at NYCC 2018 that wave 2 would consist of Anakin Skywalker, Yoda and the Biker Scout/Scout Trooper. Darth Maul* on the other hand has been on our rumor lists for a while and based on the UPC info found above, we now have Maul’s accurate (yet unofficial) confirmation. Case breakdown isn’t known at this time but we can guess that it will be similar to Wave 1 with a 2x pack out.

*Note: the image for Maul is not of the actual BSA figure.

Hasbro’s Bucket Droid

While Hasbro’s performance over the past year(s) has been pretty disappointing for most 3.75″ fans, I must say they surprised me with the attention they gave the new R1-J5 droid in the Resistance toy line.

I highly recommend picking up this figure if you see it, even if you are passing on the rest of the line.  This is a cool toy and reminds me of the product they were pushing a decade ago – check out more pics of this droid (including his removable part features) in the forums.

Kmart.com orders

Kmart.com orders from their  $7.50 TVC sale are showing up, and as most others, my order was wrong.  The above figures do not appear to be Death Troopers or Dr. Aphra.

Personal Note:  At least these figures arrived very mint on package (they handled the contents way better than I expected and these might be the best condition cardbacks on TVC that I’ve seen), but it’s still not what I ordered.  I’m too lazy to go through the hassle of returning these, and will find a customizing use for the figures, but I won’t be ordering from them again.  For anything. 

And I apologize to any of our readers that got duped like I did.   

Rumor Report: TVC Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise)

After spending a few hours searching this morning, I managed to stumble across a new listing for an unannounced Vintage Collection figure: Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise). Perfect for the upcoming Barge and rumored Tatooine Skiff, right? No word yet if this is exclusive to Walmart, but based on its UPC, that is not out of the realm of possibility. Maybe we’ll learn more about this at Toy Fair next month. The pertinent info has been added to our Master List of UPCs and SKUs.

The Realm Recap: Episode #117 – Return of the Yak

Jayson and Flyguy are back after 6 months to discuss our thoughts on 2018, what’s to come in 2019 and the latest news in collecting. We touch on our purchases for the past few months and dive into some of the rumors revealed lately. All this and more on the triumphant return of the Realm Recap!

UPDATE: MP3 audio file now available for download

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