Toys”R”Us is currently having a Flash Sale with huge savings on select Star Wars items. You can get their exclusive 6″ Black Series Rey (Jedi Training) Crait for $22.69 (35% off). Check out this deal and more at ToysRUs.com
Sponsor Big Bad Toy Store is now taking preorders for Kotobukiya’s ARTFX+ Elite Praetorian Guard 2 pack from The Last Jedi.
Walgreens is now taking orders for their exclusive POP! Young Anakin Skywalker figure from Funko.
After quickly becoming available online and selling out yesterday, the Walmart Exclusive 6″ Black Series Kylo Ren (Throne Room) is back in stock.
Not suggesting that it’s going to actually happen… (or am I?), but if Hasbro were to finally get the ball rolling with a serious Death Star playset in the 3.75″ scale, how would you design it? And if it were legitimately awesome, how much would you be willing to shell out for something truly epic that would be the centerpiece of any 3.75″ Star Wars collection?
For reference, there have been some really awesome custom playsets made by some very talented fans, the very cool Micro Collection Death Star World back in the vintage days (could be a great design to upscale in 3.75″) and of course you can pretty much build your own nowadays with the wonderful products at GTP-Toys.
But, back to the original question – what kind of format would you like to see? What’s your budget (if done with care and detail – not talking about cardboard playsets)? Or has Hasbro wasted the opportunity after sitting on their hands for over two decades now on this front? Should Disney just do it themselves, and make expansion sets available to enable fans to recreate scenes from ANH, ROTJ, Rogue One, etc?
Personal Note: Kudos to the guys at Jeditemplearchives for their article on this subject today. This is a subject that is very dear to me in the hobby, and something that hopefully Hasbro delivers on sooner rather than later – and if not, I’d be 100% in favor of Disney just doing it themselves. None of us are getting younger. This dream needs to come true. If Hasbro can’t figure it out, Disney is more than capable of doing this, and probably at a much better price than Hasbro would be able to.
Listen to the latest episode of the Cantina Chatter Podcast! In this episode, I am joined by Jayson from YakFace.com and Chris from The Collectors Hutt as we discuss our hopes and expectations for the return of Star Wars The Vintage Collection. Click the link in my bio to listen on YouTube or download the episode on iTunes.
The next installment in The Enloe Trials is almost here – for the final set of previews, click here.
Funko has updated their Smuggler’s Bounty blog revealing the POP! that is included in this month’s subscription box. For those that want to check it our take this link. Once through, you’ll have to commit to looking by taking a second link. The January Smuggler’s Bounty closes on the 15th.
For those that didn’t shell out the cash for the BB-8 Mega Playset, (or by one loose off of eBay) your 3.75″ Force Link figure collection has a glaring hole. Even though there is an all-new super articulated Supreme Leader Snoke coming in the first wave of the Vintage Collection in April, rumor is he will also be available as an individually carded figure in the Force Link/Star Wars Universe line. Look for him to possibly ship along side the Princess Leia Hoth and Maz Kanata (with jetpack) carded figures in the spring.