Hasbro “Value” TIE Striker Incoming

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Remember that smaller scale Millennium Falcon from Hasbro last year?  Hasbro is issuing more vehicles in this “value” scale — one of which is the TIE Striker. As you can see, the vehicle is a tad smaller, lacks figure compatibility and (to some collector’s delight) the omission of the NERF firing features. What do you think?

Thanks to Corey from First Order Transmissions for the heads-up on the image.

Update: New Rogue One Toy Announcements Next Week

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Shoutout the Hasbro team for hosting the fan site Hangout on Google+ this morning. There were a few interesting bits discussed for what we can expect on shelves on Sept. 30 and beyond.

Be sure to check out JediDefenderStar Wars Action News and  JediNewsUK for more info gleaned from this discussion. Look for some new official toy announcements for Rogue One next week.

UPDATE:  QnA breakdown added

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New Base Confirmed for Kmart Exclusive 6″ Jyn Erso

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Since its reveal/leak, people have been curious about the pack-in display base for the 6″ Black Series Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu) figure. YouTube Reviewer KingofDragons has posted an in-hand review of this piece and it reveals it is an all-new base with pegs for figure’s foot holes. Jyn also includes a new E-11 blaster, her baton (collapsed), blaster pistol and removable breathing apparatus.

Episode #104: Rogue Friday – What Will You Collect?

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Yakface and Flyguy are back again this week to discuss the latest leaks and reveals for Go Rogue Friday on September 30. Grab a warm cup of Jawa Juice and get the scoop on news from Hasbro, Hot Toys, Hot Wheels, Gentle Giant, Funko and more on Episode #104 of The Realm Recap!

Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel. Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

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Smuggler’s Bounty NOVEMBER POP!s Revealed

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In an interesting move, Funko has officially revealed the POP!s packed in the Smuggler’s Bounty “Rogue One” box coming in November: Jyn Erso (Eadu “Mountain Gear”) and the Imperial Death Trooper Specialist. Since this is an official announcement, we are not considering this reveal a spoiler since these figures are also shown on the back of the POP!s packed in September’s Smuggler’s Bounty as well.

Head on over to StarWars.com for the official announcement as well as an brief QnA with Senior Product Designer, Reis O’Brien.

UPDATE: Star Wars StudioFX App Featured at Mashable

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Mashable.com has posted a first look article showcasing the features of the  upcoming Star Wars StudioFX app launching on Sept. 30 with the role out of new Rogue One products.

The free app will be available for for iOS and Android.

Update: Hasbro’s press release added after the break.

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3.75″ Star Wars Universe/Rogue One Wave 1 Breakdown

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Cases of  Star Wars Universe/Rogue One Wave 1 are starting to show up on eBay confirming the pack out/breakdown of the assortment. It is as follows:

2x K-2SO
2x Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu)
2x Imperial Ground Crew
2x Imperial Stormtrooper
2x Kylo Ren
1x Sabine Wren
1x Kanan Jarrus

Thanks to Corey from First Order Transmissions and The Cargo Hold for the heads-up.

Go Rogue Checklist In Production

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We are “going rogue” and producing an independent downloadable PDF checklist (similar to last year) to guide collectors through the toy aisles on September 30 and beyond. As of now, we are including most products announced (and unannounced) for Hasbro, LEGO, Funko, Jakks Pacific, Hot Wheels, and Disney Store. 

And as last year, not all items will be available on Rogue/Force Friday, but in lieu of any of those brands providing anything “official”, we felt it would be in collector’s best interest to know what to expect/budget.

Click on through to check out a sample page.

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Episode 483: ICE — Collecting to the Extreme!

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The coolest Star Wars collections are on ICE!

Over Labor Day weekend a group of Star Wars collectors from across the globe gathered in the Washington DC area for an International Collector’s Event–or ICE. Items were sold and traded, collections were put on display, and friends swapped stories. All while traveling through Virginia and Maryland visiting a dozen Star Wars collections!
Marjorie and Arnie were on-hand to see these impressive displays and talk to some of the other attendees.  So kick back and enjoy this extra-cool episode of Star Wars Action News!

Rogue One Figures Hitting Kroger

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Yakface reader Andrew S. writes in with this latest Rogue One retail find:

Hey guys, just wanted to drop you a line to let you know I was able to find a batch of Rogue One 3.75 inch figures at my local Kroger in Columbus, Ohio.  I got Jyn Erso (Eadu) and K2S0, but they also had a Stormtrooper and an Imperial Ground Crew figure.  I attached a photo of the ones I purchased.
Love your site, keep up the good work!
Thanks Andrew, and great find!

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