Rumor Report: 4 “New” 3.75″ Black Series Figures

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Stop. Rumor Time. We’ve received a tad bit of intel regarding a future (not necessarily the next) wave of 3.75″ Black Series figures coming to Walmart next year.

Without spilling the beans fully, I can hint that all four will probably be repacks; two of them are potential army builders, one is a very requested figure from the Original Trilogy offered briefly in the Vintage Collection and one is a perennial favorite.

Any guesses? Leave them in the comment section or forums and stay tuned for more vague rumors and cryptic writings (maybe even for Episode VIII) in the coming days.

  • Bombadgungan

    Good going! You’ve got a whole clan and are all set for customizing. Sadly no Five Belows out west.

  • Mother_Talzin

    No interest in repacks, how long until we hear some news about unmade characters from previous films in the SA 3.75 line?

  • Paul B

    With the possibility of Ponda Baba being re-released in the TBS line, it got me thinking about what other figures could be re-released.
    I did come up with two more.
    My mock up of SDCC TVC ROTJ Salacious Crumb and Mouse droid ! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2acc2aabdb453beb7c7cf83fcb327c68bb3a1e349a5dd152ccf94fea1f6dcd83.jpg

    • Bombadgungan

      LOL! Now those are most certainly NOT worth $12.83 each!

      Let’s get Tarkin repacked and then they can include the mouse droid with him.

  • Paul B
    • Bombadgungan

      Noooooo! Say it ain’t so! The alternate flipper hands aren’t going to be packed with this reissue? 🙁

  • Bombadgungan

    The potential army builders will be Rebel Soldier “Echo Base” and maybe a standard Stormtrooper, the very requested OT figure will be Ponda Baba and the perennial favorite would have to be Boba Fett. Search your feelings. You know it to be true.

  • Dirk Anger

    Yeah. True. Also I’m not keen on paying scalpers if I can help it. Thanks!

  • Norman

    Very clever, thank you. This gives me hope for, whats-his-name, that Butt Face guy. Oh yeah, (P)onda (B)aba 😉

  • CT-7567

    Based on the letters in bold, one is Ponda Baba. Now I need to think of a name with the initials BF.

    • RumDumb

      Yeah they do seem like odd choices if correct. Hope one is ponda because I know a lot people missed him in the VC

    • Bombadgungan

      Wasn’t the TESB Boba Fett released many times over? I’m thinking the ROTJ version is the rarer of the two. TESB came out in the TAC Evolutions set, then repacked in TLC Evolutions and then single packed in bolder colors in LC-red and then lighter, more accurate colors in TVC, then repacked in TVC with corrections to the boots. We got ROTJ Boba in VOTC and the Revenge of the Jedi wave of TVC.

  • Mike Avallone

    What they need to do is take the exclusivity away from friggin walmart.

    • Bombadgungan

      I’ll second that.

  • mic windu

    Repacks are welcome, it was the only way I could get two erg at a reasonable price, however I think they could be smarter with the choices keep them relevant to the current film (rebel trooper, stormtrooper, Vader, erg for Rogue One etc) if it helps continue the line I’m all for it, the danger is, keeping long term collectors interested if the line only has 8 new figures a year and repacks it could be its undoing. Any rumours of NEW characters????

    • Paul B

      Hasbro already said, when it first came out, TBS Walmart exclusive line was repacks only, except for figures from the new movies.

      • Bombadgungan

        Well then time for the Toy R Us “The Chrome Series”! I’d be OK with cutting Walmart out of the picture altogether.

  • Paul B

    Ponda Baba!
    Rebel Hoth commander!

    • Bombadgungan

      Which Commander? The TLC bearded version or clean shaven guy that came in the SOTDS Hoth Battle Pack?

      Oh wait, those weren’t commanders were they? Just soldiers. You mean Commander McQuarrie?

  • bobcat

    omg! nobody even said YAK FACE yet as one of these? perennial favourite ! im surprised no one said that! wasnt their a rumour about that figure being released one day? its been a long time.

    i say Yak Face
    Ponda Boba

    and honestly i cant think of anything else so ill just do those two 🙂

  • Joseph

    Rebel fleet trooper
    Ponda baba
    Rebel trooper echo base
    Grand moff takin

    That would actually be really cool. Ha

    • Chris Cooke

      I’d take all of those in a heartbeat. I have all on TVC cards but apart from the Rebel Fleet Trooper, never found a second to open. Sadly I don’t think it’s what’s being hinted at here.

      • Paul B

        I ended up with at least four.

    • Bombadgungan

      I like your thinking!

  • RumDumb

    Tusken Raider
    Boba Fett
    Ponda Baba
    Stormtrooper

    • CT-7567

      Wow. Nice deduction. Odd selections aside from Walrusman.

      • Bombadgungan

        Ponda Baba is a no brainer, Boba Fett always sells quickly and Stormtrooper is an obvious choice for Rogue One. Tusken Raider may be a less obvious choice, but I would think should sell well.

  • One could only hope we get a repack of the Hoth Echo Base trooper!

  • Bats2012

    Confirmed:
    Ponda Baba
    Shaak Ti
    Bib Fortuna
    Tarpals, Roos

  • Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Tusken Raider with ball jointed elbows and ball jointed hips?
    Now that would be Bantha worthy.
    Otherwise it’s a peg warmer from the Phantom Menace 3D era and probably still in the clearance aisle.

    • Bombadgungan

      Peg warmer? Really? Swivel elbows or not, those TPM3D Tusken Raiders flew off the pegs around these parts.

  • General Hux

    (B)eans (Fully) Boba Fett? you italicized those two letters

    (P)robably (B)uilder Ponda Bobba?

    • mz

      is there any other character in the original trilogy that has a P in the beginning of their name or is an army builder?

    • Faust

      Also (t)ad bit of intel (r)egarding Tusken Raider?
      and
      (s)tay (t)uned Storm Trooper or Sand Trooper?

  • General Hux

    Gammorean Guard? Stormtrooper (imperial) Ponda Bobba?

    Boba Fett?!

    Jayson you’re killing me!

    Does this mean no SA Chirrut and Baez?

    Bummer! 🙁

    • Stereotypical Evil Archer

      No SA Bodhi Rook either?

      • General Hux

        Ah, just saw that this may not be the next wave.

        There’s still hope!

        • CT-7567

          So Walrusman, Tusken, Stormtrooper and Boba(but from ESB or Jedi?). Do you have any of these already, Hux? Walrusman is one of three TVC figures I never got. Bastilla is one and I did get her in TBS. So now I just need the 501st CT. Do you think they could use the incredible head sculpt from the RO Stormtrooper to make an awesome, definitive Stormie? I hope it’s not just a strairepack of the last TBS Stormtrooper.

          • General Hux

            I have a few Stormtroopers and I have a Boba but I don’t have a Tusken or a Ponda Baba

            And I hope they use the RO Trooper head-sculpt, it’s so darn good!
            I already have five RO Stormtroopers. 🙂

      • CT-7567

        I can live without an SA Bodhi. I’m not too crazy about the look of the 5poa figure. Doesn’t seem like a very interesting character, though I could of course be wrong. I’d rather have Chirrut and Baze first anyway.

        • Bombadgungan

          You are wrong. 😉

          Baze may have a more eye catching look whereas Bodhi is more subtle, but something about him has piqued my interest. I think Chirrut Îmwe would make a great s/a figure. I wasn’t too crazy about Star Wars meets kung fu at first, but I’m warming up to the character.

  • Rivesjunctionite

    Ponda Baba would make me very happy.
    Exar Kun and Ulic Qel-Droma would make me lose my freaking mind. (I won’t hold my breath though.)

    • Jawa_Fetish

      Ulic Qel-Droma. That is a name I have not heard in a long time…a long time.

      • Rivesjunctionite

        And Tholme and T’ra Saa. I missed that whole blasted wave.
        I should pester Tunghori about them. He’s more likely to respond favorably than Hasbro.

        • RumSleg

          That wave came and went in the blink of an eye. I think I saw the Blackhole stormtrooper pack once at a TRU, and that’s it. Given the prices on eBay on Ulic and Exar Kun, they’ve become my modern holy grail.

          • Rivesjunctionite

            Mine too.

    • CT-7567

      Great post. I want those two as well. I’m a big fan of the ROTJ comics. I think they are very underrated. Especially considering how little back story the writers had to work with in 1991. All there was at the time was the unadulterated OT and the old Marvel comics and a few novels. Great amount of world building in the ROTJ comics, for the time they were written. I was actually just listening to the audio drama. It’s pretty cool and on YouTube if you want to check it out.

  • Richard Grissom Jr.

    And I’m over here still waiting for the Royal Guard wave to hit. Lolz.

  • Mike Short

    Gunk Droid, Endor trooper and Rebel technician because of Yavin in Rogue One and a Tie fighter pilot for the Imperials perhaps 🙂

    • Bombadgungan

      Although a s/a TIE Pilot would be a perfect Rogue One tie in, personally I’m burned out on TIE Pilots. It seems they’ve been repacked to death the last few years. But that’s just me. I’m not sure there is a Gonk Droid I’d be willing to pay 13 bucks for. Endor Trooper for sure, but only if they give him a new not-bald, non-mustachioed head. Which Rebel Technician? The one that came with the hoover sled in the Deluxe line during SOTDS?

      • Mike Short

        I added the Tie fighter pilot to balance the books as such but I know what you mean. The only thing missing from my existing collection is R5-K6 so I was thinking about the Scramble on Yavin set technician which is the same I believe. If they produce anything that can go with a hanger scene in the future I’d be a happy bunny, technicians, generators, the new transporter with trailer, the watch tower e.t.c.
        Your right about the Endor troopers head too, they should go well with RO figures though. The Trooper and Technician are going for crazy prices now reaching 25 quid plus

  • Ethan Kahn

    Republic trooper

  • Chris Lastovich

    Any Walmart I check on the far southwest side of Chicago is all current, pegs packed with Jyn, Death Trooper, ERG, Ashoka, Ackbar. They are everywhere I look. I’m glad Hasbro is re-releasing some of the rarer figures. It might drop the prices a smidge on the VC versions I missed out on when I was doing the family thing!

    • “That’s … good news.” For near-southwest to far-north burbs this is not the case (best scenario so far has been one or two cases of wave 4 revision pack per store). Thanks for this update — means there is hope!

  • Diddlycember 25

    My local stores haven’t stocked anything past the Rey/Finn/Poe wave 11 months ago. Looking forward to paying inflated prices for these online!

    • CT-7567

      Not even the Phasma wave? Are you in the US?

      • Diddlycember 25

        Texas! I lucked out and found the Rogue One/Repack wave at a small town Walmart a few weeks back but my big city stores have had mostly empty pegs since TFA was released. Had to order Han/Leia/Phasma online

  • PeakOB1

    Since it’s pretty clear the Walmart line is a repack wave! I would just put “hard to get”
    Figures, in it and not play on any theme hasbro!
    While some of the figures could make sense because they “wink wink” play along with a certain movie coming out….. it’s kinda asking a lot to make us pay 13 bucks for another stormtrooper, unless it’s brand new and Rogue one centric! But that’s just me!

    Other figures that could be release, also could suffer from being too out of date like the Vader was!

    Now this is where I start the fight !

    We shouldn’t have to pay for hasbro’s loses on previous character that are clearly overstocked in some warehouse that failed to distribute properly or were a bad idea from the start!

    ERG makes sense but storm trooper not so much unless you want to make some different in some way!

    • mz

      I pray for Shae Vizla to make a return.

      • PeakOB1

        Exactly, get nice figures out that people actually want, it doesn’t matter what era they are from canon or not….
        they’re more about unloading old figures then actually giving us what they refer to as the bread and butter of Star Wars merchandise.

        If they really want to give the collectors a bone, let us pick one repack figure
        For each wave.

        • mz

          that’s too good of an idea though, you see it has to evolve a character that nobody wanted but got repacked. And I agree with you that collectors want the old figures that were either too rare or to much money. Look at the ERG and Ahsoka that got released and look at how many people want them. That right there shows that collectors are crazing these figures and if that doesn’t show that characters like Shae Vizla or the Old Republic Trooper needs to be repacked than nothing will.

          • Paul B

            Darth Talon, Darth Revan and Darth Malek ?

          • mz

            Especially Darth Talon, look how close she almost won the 6in fan choice and she could really use a repack.

          • Bombadgungan

            Don’t forget Darth Nihilus! I’m not big into the EU, but those character designs are pretty cool and would make for some great repacks.

          • Paul B

            Old Republic trooper?

          • Bombadgungan

            Sure, why not. Not really my thing, but I don’t doubt he’d sell well. I suppose I could use at least 1 loose.

          • Paul B

            WHAT?!! NOT SELL WELL ???!
            HE’D SELL AMAZING !
            He’s a very expensive after market figure.
            I think we are getting a second chance at him in Walmart exclusive tbs line

          • Bombadgungan

            Please read what I posted before you get carried away.

      • Logan

        Go on ebay, tunghori has her along with many great loose figures. Would be nice to see an updated Bespin Lando with ball jointed elbows. Since these are repacks I would love to see Ponda make a return.

    • CT-7567

      I agree. Walrusman makes sense, the others not so much unless the Tusken and Stormtrooper are improved upon.

      • PeakOB1

        My money is on Not a chance on Alderaan that we will see changes to the figures

        Just me being superstitious, there’s something strange about this WM Line…. it acts as almost a buffer for hasbro to compete with their own products. Plus I’m pretty sure that line is a repack line and Disney would prefer to consintrate on making toy for their properties not GL’s

  • Tunghori the eBay seller had The old Republic Trooper in stock, i wonder if he is one of the four… Ponda Baba is a choice figure so I hope its in there for anyone missing him. I would like the ESB rebel deck officer guy that was in the same wave as Ponda personally. As for army builders one has to be a stormtrooper since Rogue One is full of em… Just wonder if its a kitbash or specific rerelease… Hopefully with lots of accessories, well at least the fold up blaster and the longer rifle…

  • JAR

    After years of hardly any SA figures, even less rumors to get excited about… “cute” little reports like this just p*ss me off.

  • Dirk Anger

    Well if Ponda is one of them I’m glad I already paid a premium for him online last year so I don’t have to next year SINCE THE ONLY BS FIGURES ALL WALMARTS IN MY AREA STOCK ARE FINN AND POE AND WHEN THEY DO GET A NEW CASE ITS MORE FINN AND POES!!! Sorry had to vent! That said if this is true good! Hasbro has been making good choices for rereleases for this line this year.

  • SlothFromHoth

    BF-PB-ST-TR

    Ponda Baba
    StormTrooper
    Boba Fett
    Tusken Raider

    Doesn’t mean a thing if my local Walmarts don’t stock them, though. We’re starting to fall several waves behind…

    • RumSleg

      Yup. These were my guesses.

    • Bats2012

      Ponda Baba
      Shaak Ti
      Bib Fortuna
      Tarpals, Roos

  • Jason M

    tr – Tusken Raider?
    bf – Boba Fett?
    pb – Ponda Baba?
    st – Stormtrooper?

    • Eyositer

      ^This

  • ronstoneygold

    Ponda Baba
    Rebel Trooper

    • Bats2012

      No.

      Ponda Baba
      Shaak Ti
      Bib Fortuna
      Tarpals, Roos

  • Jebediaah

    You guys are killing me with this cloak and dagger crap! I’ve been “feeling” Vintage Collection news coming our way lately and now since it is already December, and we get riddles.
    – Boba Fett ?
    – Hoth Rebel Soldier ?
    – Republic Trooper ?