On this week’s show Flyguy and I discuss the latest collecting news including not one but two waves of TBS 6” figures hitting retail, new details on the TRU/SDCC exclusive Jabba’s Rancor set and a new source in the US for those “cancelled” Legacy Collection figures. New LEGO news leaked this week regarding several sets tied to The Force Awakens and it looks like we’ll be getting gray bricks as far as the eye can see. Disney announced additional info for the next Disney Infinity expansion which focuses heavily on the Original Trilogy and its characters. All of this plus comic news, Star Wars Weekends merchandise, a “leaked” product hitting Mexico from The Force Awakens and more on Episode #64 of The Realm Recap.
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Continue reading Episode #64: Retail, Retcon & Red Arm
Derek W. sends word that those “cancelled” Legacy Collection figures have turned up at retail outside of Go! Calendars. He writes:
Build A Droid wave found in Maine. Just bought the 9 figures left at a small independent discount store called Ed’s Grove here in Waterboro Maine. Quite a steal at only 6.99 each! Sadly the Biker Scout, Tie Pilot and 212th Clone were already gone. But how could I pass up a piece of Hasbro History?
Thanks for the report Derek!
For those active in our forums, you’re probably already familiar with the awesome custom diorama pieces that forum member Raylen creates, and offers up to fellow collectors. He specializes in obscure items that some may overlook, but these things are just too cool to not be part of any Star Wars 3.75″ collection.
His latest sneak peek is one many of us have been hoping would be available for our collections for decades now, and that time is finally coming if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and do a bit of painting! Head on over to the forums for a closer look!
Speaking of variants, a new figure variant has surfaced that actually improves upon the pre-existing figure. Newer releases of #02 Luke Skywalker (Hoth) now feature color matched (tan) elbow pins. The original VC95 and TBS #02 releases has contrasting gray pins that stood out quite noticeably. Click the image above for a closer look.
Thanks to our friend Matt Booker from JediNews for the heads up.
As suspected, the initial shipments of the Black Series #08 Stormtrooper that included the “#08″ sticker on the card back and bubble insert covering the “#15″ have been corrected. My recent case from Entertainment Earth included 2 stormtroopers, both feature this correction. The date stamp is 50651. If this interests you in the slightest, you can click through to check out the comparisons.
Continue reading TBS #08 Stormtrooper Card & Insert Variant
Yakreader Jason H. writes in with a store report where he found the newest wave of 6″ Black Series figure at Target.
Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that I found the IG-88, Boushh wave of 6in Black Figures today at Target in Memphis Tennessee. I left 2 Commander Codys on the shelf.
Thanks for the report Jason
Amazon has posted a placeholder page for the Star Wars Rebels Blu-ray revealing a September 1 release date. No cover image is shown but it does list a total run time of 450 minutes. Watch for an official announcement soon.
Thanks to José R for the heads up.
Also released today at Star Wars Weekends is the Star Wars Rebels Vinylmation set featuring Chopper and Zeb. The set is limited to 2500 pieces and retails for $29.95
Our friends at Vinylmation World have posted an image of a new pin available at Star Wars Weekends featuring the First Order Stormtrooper from The Force Awakens. A portion of the proceeds go to Force for Change. The pin is limited to 10,000 pieces and retails for $9.99
Disney has released new details and images for the second play set for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. Click on through for the info.
Continue reading Disney Infinity 3.0: Rise Against The Empire
USA Today has posted an exclusive article discussing Ahsoka Tano’s effect on the franchise and her return to Star Wars Rebels in Season Two.
Kabam, in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm, have announced the development of Star Wars: Uprising, the first mobile game to take place in the time period between Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You can view the trailer at playstarwarsuprising.com and check out character images and locales at StarWars.com
In 1985, everyone’s favorite protocol droid and astromech droid starred in their own animated TV series. Star Wars: Droids, featured R2-D2 and C-3PO on their early adventures that took place before Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope.
To commemorate the May the 4th and the 30th Anniversary of the Star Wars: Droids Animated Series, Gentle Giant Ltd is happy to announce one of our Star Wars San Diego Comic Con 2015 Exclusive Droids R2-D2 Kenner Inspired Jumbo Figure! This figure was digitally scanned from mint 3 ¾” Kenner originals and reproduced in 12” scale while maintaining all of the figure’s details. Injection molded with durable plastics, this figure features original articulation. The Star Wars: Droids R2-D2 figure will even feature a jumbo replica of the coin that came with the original figures!
To further capture the vintage feel, Gentle Giant has packaged this figure with a Star Wars Droids inspired backer card featuring original photos and artwork. Designed with the collector in mind, the figure comes in a re-sealable plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display this limited edition figure. This limited edition R2-D2 figure will be one of the hottest exclusives at San Diego Comic Con 2015!
Our friends at MakingStarWars.net turned us to a post over at HothBricks which claims to have the names, piece counts and prices for seven LEGO sets coming for The Force Awakens. Nothing really spoilery in terms of reveals but there is a new vehicle listed that has yet to be mentioned previously. Click on through for the list.
Continue reading LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens Set Names Revealed
Rebelscum forum member Holographic_Elvis has posted a new image of the upcoming “Jabba’s Rancor Pit” set in their forums. Check out the full size image in all its glory here.
He notes that the retail price will be $130, and that it’s marked as a Comic Con product, but we should expect to see them in stores soon. Is the price just too much for this? Or are collectors willing to shell out that kind of money for a set of repacks, but with a new Jabba? Head to our forums to share your thoughts!
Thanks to darthmac for the heads up!