With the close of the September Smuggler’s Bounty box last night, Funko has announced their next theme: The Last Jedi. You have until November 15 to preorder.
Our current Customizing Challenge only has a couple weeks left – it doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned customizing veteran or have never customized anything before; we invite all of our readers to join in the fun and create a custom “Mini-Rig” by the deadline of September 30!
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We saw a new assortment of 3.75″ Black Series Titanium Diecast figures finally hit after months of rumors for Force Friday II, but now it’s time to look beyond The Last Jedi. The untitled Han Solo movie is set to hit in May 2018 (for now) and we know that Lando will have a significant role in that film. As a refresher for the character, it would make sense to offer a version of him in his iconic outfit from Cloud City. And where there’s one, there should be more, right?
Can’t wait for the U.S. release date for some of the 6″ Black Series retailer exclusives? Head on over to Robot Kingdom and preorder the Guardians of Evil 4pk., Supreme Leader Snoke with Throne, Kylo Ren with Throne Room, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit), and First Order Stormtrooper with Gear
Robot Kingdom expects them for early October shipping.
Hot Toys has announced a few new 1:6 scale offerings for The Last Jedi: an all-new BB-8* with interchangeable arms, BB-9E*, a BB-8 with BB-9E set with bonus MSE droid*. Both BB units feature LED light effects. You can also see in the background the new First Order Stormtrooper from The Last Jedi is coming soon as well. Look for these to go up for preorder through Sideshow Collectibles soon.
Update: All three options are now available for preorder at Sideshow Collectibles.
Voting is now open for our next Yakfinities Customizing Challenge, which kicks off October 1. We’ll leave this poll open for 10 days, which allows registered Yakface Forum members to cast their vote on what theme they like most.
And don’t forget – our current Yakfinities (Mini Rigs) is still live through the month of September!
Sideshow has also posted a preview for Hot Toys’ upcoming sixth scale Praetorian Guard from The Last Jedi. Sign the RSVP list for notification of availability at SideshowToy.com
Sideshow has posted a preview for Hot Toys’ upcoming sixth scale Elite Praetorian Guard from The Last Jedi. Sign the RSVP list for notification of availability at SideshowToy.com
A reddit user DarthCaloNord found that there is an unannounced exclusive Sphero R2-Q5 coming soon to Apple stores while scrubbing through the Sphero Droids app code. The product itself seems to be confirmed via this hidden page on Sphero’s website.
Thanks to Prensa Imperial for the heads up.
UPDATE: The page on Sphero’s website has been removed.
Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that J.J. Abrams will now return to write and direct Episode IX after the departure of Colin Trevorrow.
Last week, Funko announced several of their exclusive POP! planned for NYCC. It now appears (based on a leaked database image on Instagram) that the POP Deluxe Boba Fett with Slave I will be a shared exclusive with Toys”R”Us.