Category Archives: Collecting News

Toyguide Update: Admiral Raddus

The Yakface Toyguide return today for our next entry in the Rogue One 3.75″ basic figure assortment with the Admiral Raddus figure.

PROS:  Overall sculpt and deco is fantastic with crisp details and decent color blending especially on the hands/forearms. Like the TFA Admiral Ackbar that came before it, Raddus features an articulated mouth to bark out orders to the fleet over Scarif. It works well and is reminiscent of a time when toys were toys. He includes a DH-17 blaster pistol which is oddly oversized, and a rocket firing rifle.

CONS: The incorporation of the movable jaw renders the neck immobile so the figure is perpetually stuck looking forward/up. As one of the final figures released in the Rogue One line look, this may prove to be a tough find as we approach spring/summer with the 40th Anniversary and The Last Jedi product on the way.

Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

Rey and BB-8 Premium Format Preorders

Sideshow Collectibles is now taking preorders for their Rey and BB-8 Premium Format Figures as seen yesterday on The Star Wars Show. There are a few options to choose from as they are available individually or as a bundle which saves you $40.00. Order yours today using our handy affiliate links below.

Rey – Exclusive Version or Standard Version
BB-8 – Exclusive Version or Standard Version
Rey & BB-8 Bundle

Celebration Exclusive 6″ Luke X-wing Pilot Revealed

You’ve read the teases for a while but the latest edition of the Star Wars Show has revealed the Vintage Kenner style packaging for the 6″ Black Series line of 40th Anniversary figures. While not all figures are shown, they do reveal a special exclusive version of the Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) available at Star Wars Celebration.

Hasbro Reveals New Products Ahead of Toy Fair 2017

This weekend kicks of the annual Toy Fair trade show in New York and Hasbro has released information for a few more items that will be front and center for retail buyers to review. Click on through to check out the Black Series Poe Dameron’s Black Leader Electronic Helmet. the Nerf Glowstrike Stormtrooper Deluxe Blaster and a new Bladebuilders Path of the Force Lightsaber.

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Black Series Wave 9 Quietly Hitting Retail

A report from the Black Series 6″ Collectors Facebook Group shows that the Revan wave of Black Series figures has started popping up outside of the GameStop stores. Bijan N. found the Snowtrooper and Princess Leia figures at Shopko in Redding, CA. Since they weren’t in the system, he got them for a great deal at $7.49 each.

This wave has also turned up recently at Walmart (Frederick, MD) thanks to a report from Kenny M.

Gentle Giant Announces Finn 1:6 Scale Mini Bust

Gentle Giant has announced Finn – the latest 1:6 Scale Mini Bust from The Force Awakens. This amazingly detailed mini bust has been digitally sculpted using top of the line 3D software and prototyped using 3D Systems industrial 3D printers. The final product is hand cast in polystone, and painstakingly hand painted so that no detail is missed. Comes with numbered certificate of authenticity.

Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

K & C Collectibles has added NEW Rogue One 3.75″ Action Figures, Celebration Europe Star Wars Insider (Light and Dark Side covers), Rogue One Behind the Scenes Collector Edition,  Gentle Giant Bust, Topps Star Wars – High Tek trading card box and Hot Wheels 2016 Pop Culture Set of 6.   Click the NEW PRODUCTS link under the Categories Section for a complete list of recently added items.

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3.75″ Black Series Diecast Figures Revealed

Gizmodo has posted the first look at the rumored 3.75″ Black Series die cast figures from the 40th Anniversary Collection. The line launches soon with 5 characters from A New Hope that includes Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo. Each $15 figure includes an interlocking display base and backdrops featuring a film setting and character portrait. Click the image above for a closer look.

UPDATE: For the curious, you can add the following Walmart info to your Brickseek searches for the announced figures above:

LUKE SKYWALKER
SKU 55335328 / UPC 630509536511

DARTH VADER
SKU 55335329 / UPC 630509536528

HAN SOLO
SKU 55335330 / UPC 630509536542

OBI-WAN KENOBI
SKU 55335331 / UPC 630509536559

PRINCESS LEIA
SKU 55335332 / UPC 630509536566

PGM Jumbo Han Solo in Carbonite Chamber Packaging

Gentle Giant has sent out to its PG Members a preview of the final packaging for the upcoming Jumbo Kenner Han Solo in Carbonite Chamber announced back in April. PG Members can expect to receive the final product in late March/early April. Until then, click through for a behind-the-scenes look at a sample/press sheet for the cardback.

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