Twitter follower @sierraKiloBravo sends us this TBS tag image from his Target in Northern California.
Badge holders for Star Wars Celebration can now order the Hoth Pin Set featuring Luke Skywalker (Hoth Gear) and Snowtrooper and exclusive t-shirt. Price is set at $35.00
$14.29 is now the price of The Black Series 3-3/4″ figures at my Target and there they will stay. Target.com is also now charging $12.99 per figure as well, while ToysRUs.com is still (for the moment) charging $9.99.
Sideshow has updated today announcing that preorders will begin next week (Thursday, Jan. 15) for their 1:6 TIE Fighter Pilot figure.
PROS: The minute I saw this figure previewed back in June 2014, I knew I had to have it and now that it has arrived, it’s probably my favorite collector item of 2014. The samurai armor has been beautifully merged with the Star Wars aesthetic and the result is an amazing sculpt with ornate details and paint work. The articulation is nearly perfect, allowing collectors to set a wide range of realistic display possibilities and intimidating postures. Accessories are plentiful with 3 additional pairs of hands for gesturing or holding the included katana-like lightsaber and/or hilt.
CONS: Admittedly the style isn’t for everyone, nor is the premium price for essentially a 6″ scale figure.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
Jedi Temple Archives has posted new info for the next few waves of The Black Series 3-3/4″ & 6″ assortments. Some questions are still up in the air but it looks like things are looking clearer as to what to expect in stores and online for 2015. Click on through for the breakdown…
UPDATE: JTA has updated the article to include a more accurate breakout of the 6″ assortment.
Our friends at JediNews have updated with additional info regarding Hasbro and LEGO product releases for The Force Awakens including estimated released dates as well as new series of Saga Legends action figure box sets supporting digital releases of the first two trilogies. Head on over to check out the latest developments.
PROS: In commemoration of their 10 years producing Star Wars mini bust and collectibles, Gentle Giant created a special holiday mini bust for Premier Guild Members. They easily could have just repainted/chromed an existing bust, but if I’m not mistaken, this looks to be an all-new sculpt. The gold chrome treatment really glistens under the right lighting conditions and the inclusion of the Mouse Droid with satirical gift tag “To: TK-421, From: Darth Vader” is a nice bonus as well. Did you know there is another version of this bust too? Click on through for the details.
CONS: Price for this piece to PG Members was $100 and it has doubled in most cases in price on most eBay auctions.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this bust is worth adding to your collection.
Big Bad Toy Store is now taking preorders for Bandai’s Movie Realization Stormtrooper Foot Soldier. If you’re on the fence about this figure, you might want to get on this early as the Darth Vader version sold out very quickly.
Watch for our full gallery for the Samurai Taisho Darth Vader coming soon.
My local Target completed their Star Wars aisle reset this morning and I noticed the return of the Saga Legends/Rebels shelf tags, which had been missing from many stores over the holidays. It looks like the new planogram calls for 6 pegs of 6″ Black Series, 6 pegs of 3-3/4″ Black Series, 3 pegs of Mission Series and 3 pegs of Saga Legends. While most of the pegs are currently empty, waiting for product to be replenished and the port issue in Long Beach to be resolved, hopefully we’ll see these aisles return to a more inviting status soon.
In some sort of galactic joke, Walgreens.com is once again offering the Prototype Boba Fett. If you had your previous order canceled or weren’t able to find it in stores, here’s another shot at it – in stock and ready to ship.
Thanks to Donny E. for the report.
For weeks and months now, much of Hasbro’s merchandise, Star Wars in particular, has been held up at the Port of Long Beach due to contract negotiations with union workers. Hasbro isn’t alone in this matter either. Click on through to read an email I just received from Sideshow claiming this same delay problem with one of my orders.
DisneyStore.com has updated recently and new products have been added to their online store – most notable a Talking Yoda figure with 20 phrases, movement and sound and “realistic facial animation” as well as a fun plush Chopper mini bean bag.
Thanks to Jedi Temple Archives for the heads-up.
Another Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just wrapped up, and we’ve got some cool Hasbro prizes to announce alongside the customizing Roundup Report. Head to the forums and check it out!
StarWars.com updated today officially announcing the release of Revenge of the Sith in 3D at Celebration Anaheim as well as discount admission to Disneyland before and after the convention.
Disneyland Resort Theme Park is discounting park admissions for the days before and after the show. Here are the details of the Lando-worthy deal: If you already have tickets for Star Wars Celebration, sign in to your ticket account and find a new link for the Disneyland discount. If you have not yet purchased tickets, you can buy them now, then grab your Disneyland Resort Theme Park discounted tickets after purchase. These special ticket prices will not be available once you arrive at the Resort, and tickets will only be valid from Monday, April 13, 2015, through Friday, April 24, 2015; the special ticket store for Celebration attendees closes at 9:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. So make the jump to lightspeed and don’t delay.
Rebelscum has announced their exclusive giveaway for Celebration Anaheim – a series of collectible puzzle patches that combine to for the classic silhouette of the Vintage Darth Vader Carry Case. Each of the seven patch include and embroidered logo from each classic Kenner Star Wars line. Head on over to check it out and to learn how to acquire each piece.
DorksideToys is now taking pre-orders for individual Mission Series two-packs including Wicket with Biker Scout, Bossk with IG-88, Wulffwarro and Wookiee Warrior and Cikatro Vizago with IG-RM
Hasbro has sent word to folks attending Toy Fair next month that there will be quote:
“no toys based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Star Wars Episode VII) shown at Toy Fair this year.
Obviously, we know that there’s a huge amount of anticipation for Star Wars toys this year, and we wanted to be forthcoming about this as we know it might make a difference for some of you in regards to travel plans.
Click on through for the full text.
Rebelscum has posted a delicious list of products expected from Hasbro for The Force Awakens, nothing particularly specific, but there are some spoilerish product names in there and no sign of a smaller 2.5″ scale replacing tried and true 3.75″ figures.
Happy New Year! The Realm Recap returns after the holiday break with a full plate of news. This week, Flyguy and I attempt digest developments from Hasbro regarding leaked 6″ The Force Awakens figure images, the potential switch to a new, smaller scale for Episode VII figures, and reports of some stores pulling the shelf tags for the Saga Legends/Rebels basic figures. Sideshow and Hot Toys revealed a few chestnuts since our last show — all look great and expensive. Finally, we cover a cornucopia of news from LEGO, Hot Wheels, Bandai, Revoltech and more. We close out the festivities with rumors and speculation for The Force Awakens, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Celebration. All this and much more on Episode 46 of The Realm Recap!
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Rebelscum is reporting the arrival of the Star Wars Celebration Early Bird pin sets and shirts to those badge holders that ordered. The set includes R2-D2, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Chewbacca. Head on over to Rebelscum for a closer look.