All posts by Jayson

The Last Jedi Line Already Has Packaging Variants

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.

New 6″ Black Series Figures Hit Walmart

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.

Two Lost Dejarik Aliens Found

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.

Episode 495: Summer ’17 Cons: D23 & SDCC

The exclusives, the news, the reveals!

Force Friday is a few short weeks away and (aside from a few leaks) Star Wars fans have little idea what to expect. But some news was had at the two big Star Wars events in July — D23 and SDCC!

On this new Star Wars Action News podcast Daryl joins Arnie and Marjorie to bring first-hand accounts from both conventions. Find out about the exclusives, the reveals, and more!

Forces of Destiny Princess Leia Organa (Platinum Edition)

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.

Thanks to @jmaster0972 on Instagram for the heads-up.

UPDATE: The Last Jedi Product Listings/Images on Toys”R”Us Mobile

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.