• Jaken Wraith

    Found out what these are EXACTLY, Hasbro did a “closed door” reveal at UK Toy Fair, they are saving the public reveal for our Toy Fair.

    The $39.99 40th Anniversary Black Series “Earlybird” Set is the New 6in Darth Vader, with the Earlybird Base for the other Figures.

    The $19.99 6in 40th Figures will be all the “earlybird” Character’s, and from them the Jawa, Imperial Commander, and Vader will be new, all the other’s will be re-pack’s.

    The Leia in this set will also be the new Head Sculpt, and from i have heard, it is the best likeness of Carrie Fisher they have ever done.

    The best thing about all of this, all the 40th Fig’s will be 6in and on VINTAGE CARD’S. Huge, giant, Vintage Card’s for 6in Figures. To put it in “scale”, picture a Carded 6in FIg, next to your 6in Tie Fighter Box. They will be huge.

    And with another R2-D2 coming out, hopefully it will drop the aftermarket prices on E-Bay some for that Figure.

      • Jaken Wraith

        Nice list, didn’t know it was up. I just can’t wait to see the GIANT Card’s, they will be over a foot tall.

      • The D.O.

        What does the “Legacy” pack consist of?

    • jacksonactionjackson

      And when you say 6in figs will be on huge vintage cards – are these true vintage cards to scale for 6 inch figures or a kinda vintage card to accommodate a 6 inch figure?

      • Jaken Wraith

        From what it sounded like to me was just the new style, “Vintage” sliver double bars with the 40th Logo, on Card’s that are just scaled up, but set up exactly like a 3in “vintage” Fig, just double the size. So i’m thinking they will be 16in tall since current 3in Figure Card’s are 8in.

        • jacksonactionjackson

          Hope you’re right, looking forward to this. And also hope the 40th anniversary logo is a removable sticker if on the front. Thanks for the info.

          Not a 6 inch fan but will most likely pick some of these up.

  • PeakOB1

    What are the chances this is going to be the same exact 3.75 early bird set we already have? Only now we just get to buy it? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/88cc19ba112cc39af7848ad18ad2c896779297415452e9d1233f5fd0df5251d9.jpg

  • Firestick User

    Hasbro needs to start the new VC with a peel-off 40th Anv. Sticker so they can keep the line going for the next 10 years along with any other cards for new movies.

  • Bombadgungan

    LOL! Wow, am I stupid? Thanks to everybody who figured out this riddle and posted the answer, because I literally had no clue. I was quite certain that the characters pictured where NOT slated for imminent release.

  • Shabby Blue

    So if the Early Bird set is 6″ in scale and stays true to the original 4 figures from the vintage set, wouldn’t that mean it’s just a repack of the 6″ Luke and Leia that recently came out, along with a Chewbacca nobody needs, and an R2-D2 that would at least be a figure that’s hard to find now? I can’t imagine them doing much to change the figures, especially Luke and Leia who both just came out.

    And on top of that, there’s the rumor of an SDCC exclusive 6″ scale Landspeeder with Luke figure too. Once again, would this be yet another repack of the Luke most of us just got?? So potentially completists are going to end up with 3 identical 6″ Farmboy Luke figures. Sigh….

    • Usually SDCC exclusives have more accessories. *If* the landspeeder and Luke exclusive is true, I’d expect him to include his poncho, floppy hat and rifle.

      • You would expect that, wouldnt you….
        Anyways this is how I read the title of this article:
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c7d0753c2cc76f3d9e4d67d13327cbb525e015fc23541ddaa2979708f34f132c.gif

        • General Hux

          That’s terrifying, you’re creepy Charlie Brown.

          • Want to know whats creepier Huxy? I just found out right now that the actor in this clip died today.
            Rest In Peace John Hurt. I really liked that guy. He did a lot of great stuff in his career, least of which appearing in the first Alien movie and audiences seeing for the first time ever, an alien “Chestburst” out of his character.

          • General Hux

            Wow, I knew John Hurt had died but didn’t realize that was him in the gif. He sure was a great actor.

          • It’s from the film “Contact”

          • General Hux

            Ah, thank you! 🙂

    • PeakOB1

      And a scruffy looking figure at that!

  • Darth Parsley

    Hmm very interesting

  • Jaken Wraith

    I really hate “censorship” of any kind. I posted this News in the comment’s somewhere else, and they deleted it. Any site, no matter what the subject matter loses all credibility when they “censor” News of any kind.

  • Brian B.

    Those Walmart codes brought forth a Vader and a Stormtrooper. If it’s 6″ and the stormtrooper’s a new sculpt, bring it on. If they’re 3.75, I’ll pass on the Vader since I just bought the VC Vader from New Hope (cause technically it doubles as an SA Rogue One Vader) but I’m all for more troopers no matter what. If the helmet sculpt’s the new one from the 5POA figures.

  • I wonder if this Early Bird set will be another mail-away with updates to the same four characters or if it will be something different. Personally I think a 6″ Early Bird set would be kind of cool if they were different enough (better) than the regular releases.

    • General Hux

      4 TBS6 figures for $39.99? Not likely. 🙂

      • I know, lol. I’m just saying “it would be cool if…”

      • Bombadgungan

        Might be a good deal for four TBS 3.75″ figures. Maybe too good a deal? I sure hope this is NOT the die cast figures!

        • Bombadgungan

          An Early Bird set of 4 5-POA figures? With a $2.00 markup per figure for “special” anniversary packaging?

        • General Hux

          I’m gonna drop something: Hasbro is releasing a 3.75″ line called “Legacy figures” I don’t have any clue who could be included in this line I just know it isn’t a Walmart exclusive and the figures *may* be SA. It will be released this Spring for the 40th.

          • Bombadgungan

            These Legacy figures turned out to be the die cast 3.75″ figures, right? Blech! Way to get my hopes up Hux! 😉

          • General Hux

            They ended up being a mistake by Walmart actually, they had a incorrect listing.

    • It’s likely to be the 6″ Vader packed with the display base and backdrop for the other 11 figure released in the 40th Anniversary carded packaging.

      • Jaken Wraith

        That is exactly what it is. GIANT, 6in, VINTAGE CARD’S!!!!! They will be huge.

  • PeakOB1

    what what WHAT ????
    boy, I hope some of this stuff or maybe all of it, is 3.75 only!!!!!!

  • SlothFromHoth

    This is fun and all, but I can’t help feel that these items are going to turn out to be something that disappoints.

  • General Hux

    Didn’t even try deciphering this, just went to the comments to see who had the time to decode it. Lol, clever anyway, Jay! 🙂

  • This was a pretty clever game. Every character has a number (or sounds like it) in their name.

  • Jaken Wraith

    Since they are at Target, they all must be 6in. Walmart has the right’s to 3.75 Black Series.

    • Fan101

      Four 6 inch figures for 39.99?

      • Jawa_Fetish

        What a deal!

      • Jaken Wraith

        All i know is the 3.75 Black Series Figures exclusivity right’s are owned by Walmart. Who know’s, maybe it is a new format or something just for the 40th. Or maybe more than one 6in 2-Pack? Did anyone try running the #’s on Walmart’s inventory checker?

        • Mark

          See my post below.

        • Bombadgungan

          Does Walmart truly “own” the rights? I’ve heard Hasbro can sell TBS 3.75″ to whomever they wish, but only Walmart stepped up and made an agreement to buy them. But aside from that, it is certainly possible that these are not even The Black Series. They may be super-articulated 3.75″ 40th Ann. Collection.

  • Super Amigo

    Forgive my senility. Why the clone is 5?

  • Rogue 13

    You’re way off. Jenny’s phone number was 867-5309.

  • Mark

    55335315 55335314

    • Tom B.

      55335325 = SW E4 DEATH SQUAD COMMANDER

      • Bombadgungan

        Forgive me, but I have no idea what these random stream of numbers are referring to. Target DPCI’s are 9-digit numbers as far as I am aware. What are these codes?

        • Tom B.

          Walmart SKU’s

          • Bombadgungan

            Hmm… good to know. And here I thought Walmart used the item UPCs.

    • Bombadgungan

      Too bad there are no retails on the Walmart listings. Without retails and the vague descriptions, these could be anything.

      • Mark

        True, but check back every day and they will at some point add a picture or something. Maybe even a price but usually it just says this item is no longer available for a while.

        • Bombadgungan

          Thanks for the heads up on the numbers Mark! At least we know the characters. And they are good characters! Lets just hop they come in a format most of us want and don’t turn out to be Pogs, Marbs or Star Wars Angry Birds.

          • General Hux

            Pogs, man, those are a blast from the past.

  • Kbuckne4

    what are the chances these are new sculpts?

    • Super Amigo

      Ziro the Hutt. Only the display stand. If it even comes with one.

  • Is the Early Bird set 3.75? I’m really hoping for this to be SA… ☹️

  • beagan

    How about a nice game of chess?

    • General Hux

      No, checkers!

  • jacksonactionjackson

    MSRP $39.99? What does this set consist of?

    • RumSleg

      The original Early Bird set was Luke, Leia, Chewbacca and R2-D2, sooo…

      • jacksonactionjackson

        Ah, sorry. Was thinking the first 12.
        Hope they’re not titanium.

      • Bombadgungan

        These had better be super-articulated 3.75″ figures. And plastic not die cast! I have a definitive Chewbacca and R2, but I could certainly use a farmboy Luke and hairbuns Leia. Man I hope these are all new sculpts!!!

  • Fan101

    +1 I am confused someone fill me into the importance of the codes down below.

    • RumSleg

      These are Target DCPI codes (like SKUs). Google “Target Brickseek” and search these codes. Hits come back for Black Series 6in. 40th anniversary figures ($19.99) and 40th Ann. Early Bird set for $39.99.

      • Fan101

        Thank you very much.

  • Tom B.

    087-06-7985 and 087-06-7986 Nice!

    • Seronious

      Ooo lemme take a guess on what the early bird set is.. It’s been rumored that a R2 and C3PO BS 2 pack was coming…and it would be the “third C3PO” variant. Well, that makes sense.

      I don’t see 3.75″ SA coming to target, and I don’t see them packaging 4 black series figures for 39.99 since Hasbro has yet to do that in any of their exclusive lines. It’s always 19.99 per figure in the box.. So, that would make 2 figures for that price, and it’s already been rumored on numerous sites that R2 and C3PO were coming in a 2 pack..

      • Bombadgungan

        Lame! So our Early Bird set has been reduced to R2-D2 and C-3PO 6-inch figures that we already own? Gah! Unless it is a vac-metal 3PO and repainted R2.

  • 087-06-7986 BLACK SERIES 40TH ANN EARLY BIRD SET 349301 😉