EA has posted a great video showcasing the future of Star Wars gaming. Check out the footage above.
Despite the majority of retail outlets being devoid of new products on shelves, there are still a few surprises as online retailers are receiving a “new” 6″ version of Rey – which may be just different enough to make you mad/sad. Funko continue to promote like no other brand as teases for the next Smuggler’s Bounty box have sparked some discussion of potential for new characters. The biggest (and most spendy) news of last week was the announcement of an ultra-high end tier of prop replicas from Propshop – the manufacturer responsible for the very same screen used props in The Force Awakens. And finally, we close out Episode #99 with a few new acquisitions to tide us over until the next “must-have” item comes along.
Looks like Sideshow is dipping back into the vault to re-issue their impressive IG-88 Sixth Scale figure. It is unknown at this time if it is a straight re-release or (probably) a tweak to the previous model and without the deluxe illuminated display base. Look for an official preorder announcement soon.
Our friend Chris Pirillo received the “ultimate” collectible for any Darth Vader fan. He was selected to receive a copy of the new Darth Vader Helmet (Melted) from Propshop and Lucasfilm and provided a complete unboxing video via his YouTube channel. Check it out above!
I’ve been receiving and reading multiple reports that Walmarts are once again getting shipments of the elusive 3.75″ Black Series figures including Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, and Captain Phasma. Reports have come in from Virginia and Tennessee.
f.y.e. is now taking preorders for their exclusive Funko POP! Poe Dameron (No Helmet & Jumpsuit Variant) figure. Available July 10.
I received a case of 6″ TBS wave 1 courtesy of Entertainment Earth today as was happy to find that the recent reports of the Rey with lightsaber variant shipping in this case as well. You can click on through to check out additional images of the case breakdown and shipper box.
K & C Collectibles has added New Rebel Figure, Star Wars Insider Comic Cover & Newsstand edition #165, Kotobukiya products, Model kits, Die Cast Figure Key Chains, Star Wars TV Games and Puzzles. Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items
On this special episode of First Order Transmissions, I take over hosting duties and am joined by Dan Curto and Chris Salton as we discuss the latest in Star Wars news including new ultra-high end collectible props, the overblown report(s) of Rogue One going through extensive reshooting, and the current state of collecting.
Toy Ark has alert us to news that Hot Toys is releasing a Special Edition/Exclusive 1:6 Scale Gold Chrome Stormtrooper as part of their Movie Masterpiece line. It is speculated that this figure will receive a release similar to last year’s Copper Chrome Stormtrooper. Look for an official announcement and preorder soon.
Mattel’s official Hot Wheels site updated recently announcing new summer 2016 character car assortments. These wave include several new individual cars as well as new two packs. Click on over to check out the Shocktrooper, Sidon Ithano, Jango Fett and more.
Thanks to Corey from First Order Transmissions for the alert.
Adam Savage (Mythbusters/Tested) adds a new prop replica to his collection: Kylo Ren’s helmet from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! This is actually Adam’s second Kylo Ren helmet–he has a modified Black Series Voice Changer helmet and now this high-end model by Prop Shop. We examine the prop to admire its fabrication and detail.