There are already two TLJ figures that feature packaging variants in the 3.75″ line. The first one, found over the weekend, switches the placement of the Porg and bowcaster accessories included with Chewbacca. The second is for General Hux which switches the position of the mouse droid (and turns it 90 degrees) and blaster. I know this info super serves a very small segment of collectors but as someone that likes to document these things, I thought I’d share it all the same.
Looks like the leaks for The Black Series have finally happened for The Last Jedi as Walmart in Canada has placed the first wave of figures out as part of their aisle shippers. And, as rumored, the wave consists of Kylo Ren, Rey (Jedi Training), Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master), Darth Vader (A New Hope), Stormtrooper (A New Hope), Hera Syndulla, and Grand Admiral Thrawn.
Thanks to Instagram user Kevin T for the heads-up.
Rebelscum has posted the first look at the Target Exclusive (Tesco in the UK) 12″ Hero Series 6pk set for release on Force Friday. We originally posted details for this set in our DPCIs Decoded article last week. Head on over for a closer look.
While catching up on the latest Adam Savage Tested YouTube videos, I came across a new one which covers two lost alien characters originally designed to be used on the holochess scene in A New Hope. Phil Tippet and Dennis Muren originally designed 10 dejarik aliens but only 8 could fit on the table. Thought lost to time, they have now been brought back to life in a way and are available via a Kickstarter tier from Phil Tippet’s Mad God project. Watch the Tested video to see how it was done.
Forbidden Planet has posted the first look at the packaging for the upcoming exclusive Clone Captain Rex. This special edition will be available here in the US first at HASCON, then later at HasbroToyShop. The figure will again be offered in the red/black Black Series assortment in 2018. Click the image above for a closer look.
A new Forces of Destiny set was reveal yesterday at the Expo Disney 2017 in São Paulo, Brazil. The Princess Leia Platinum Edition features Leia in her classic white gown from A New Hope and R2-D2 presented in a Tantive IV themed box. It looks like there may be electronic incorporated as well feature Leia’s message to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Click the image above for a closer look at this Set was well as a packaged shot of Chewbacca.
For Canada residents planning on attending Fan Expo 2017 (Aug. 31-Sept. 3), the #HasbroStore will be be returning again this year and they will be offering the exclusives from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. This includes Star Wars, Marvel, Transformers, G.I.Joe and more.
Shopko (Caldwell, ID) has gotten in on the breaking of street dates, and with it, we get the first look at the Rey with Praetorian Guard and Han Solo with Boba Fett Deluxe figure packaging. Click the link below for other products from the line due (officially) in a couple weeks.
If you’d like a preview of some of the products available on Force Friday II, look no farther that the Toys”R”Us mobile website. Using my iPhone and the Google Chrome app, a simple search for “the last Jedi” brings up about 40 different products from action figures to role play items from Hasbro, Funko and LEGO. Why reporting monumental failure of this magnitude is frowned up is unbelievable. If anything, it points out systemic problems in procedures and practices of manufactures and retailers. It is not our fault leaks like this happen and we will continue to report them.
Thanks to @Jord3217 on Twitter for the report.
UPDATE: It looks like the power that be have addressed the problem with Toys”R”Us’ site.