An Instagram post from user @serlent shows that the Walmart Exclusive Funko POP! 3 packs have started hitting retail. They were both found in Spring, TX.
The rumors are now confirmed. Woody Harrelson has officially joined the cast for the upcoming 2018 Young Han Solo standalone film. Woody, joins Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Emila Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones).
Yakface.com is proud to welcome Galactic Trading Post, creators of the amazing SPACE WALLS and accessories for 3.75″ and 6″ scale figures, as our newest sponsor. Customizers, diorama builders and toy photographers have wanted set pieces from the saga to accentuate their action figure displays for years and GTPToys has filled that need with their modular and expandable system. If you haven’t, please visit their site at GTPToys.com and check out their selection of in-stock and preorder products.
In more Funko POP! news, FYE will have another exclusive figure later this year – the 442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper from Revenge of the Sith. Thanks to @maythefunkoBWY on Twitter for the heads up.
Yakface and Flyguy are back after the holidays and the release of Rogue One to ring in the new year with the latest in Star Wars collecting and news – including the 40th Anniversary of A New Hope. New, unannounced items have been hitting retail as well as huge clearances. This and much more on Episode 108 of The Realm Recap.
Proving once again that Funko gets the collecting community, Matt Martin from StarWars.com has revealed via Twitter Funko’s Vintage Kenner-style POP! 3 pack featuring Hammerhead, Greedo and Walrus Man coming exclusively to Walmart.
Funko has confirmed that these are headed to stores this month.
UPDATE: Funko has posted the official details for this set
This week on TOY RUN, Criz Bee and Jake remember Carrie Fisher and her numerous Princess Leia action figures that have been released over the past 40 years. In addition, Jayson Krebsbach from Yakface.com stops by to reflect on collecting Star Wars action figures in 2016. Together they discuss how Hasbro treated the 3 ¾” and 6” Rogue One and Force Awakens lines. All this plus the latest in Star Wars action figure news from the last few weeks on Episode 41 of TOY RUN – The Star Wars Action Figure Cast!
Customizing perfectionist Evilivo has shared several custom updates over the past few months in our forums, including a group of Phase II Clone Troopers that exemplify exactly how Hasbro needs to approach these army builders should they ever bring clone grunts back into circulations in the 3.75″ scale. Notice how the helmets are not oversized buckets that detract from the figure. Check out his update after the jump!
Personal Note: Nothing Hasbro did from 2010-2012 annoyed me more than the oversized bucket helmets they used on the spectacular VC45 mold Clone Trooper body. Why put such horrible helmets on such a great body? Hasbro admitted as much with our friends at Jeditemplearchives a few years ago… hopefully someday we will see some sort of definitive 3.75″ box set like what is currently being offered in the 6″ scale (or single carded figures, but I wouldn’t hold one’s breath).
A few days ago, Robot Kingdom posted a new case assortment of 3.75″ figures featuring a mix of Rogue One and Rebels characters that included Fenn Rau (Star Wars Rebels), Imperial Death Trooper Specialist (Rogue One), Admiral Raddus (Rogue One), Shoretrooper (Rogue One), Galen Erso (Rogue One) and Lieutenant Sefla (Rogue One). We have intel that this case is being cancelled.
Now, before the requests for Hasbro to be decimated from low orbit (like Scarif Citadel), we have heard that the figures themselves are not cancelled, so it just may be that the case assortment (figures included and number of each) is different than originally set. More as this develops….
On Episode 62 of The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Podcast. Forest Whitaker himself refers to seeing 3 figures of his Saw Gerrera character, one from Rogue One (as part of the Jedha Revolt 4 pack), the Funko POP! figure and one from the animated series (Star Wars Rebels) which he misidentifies as The Clone Wars. Hear it for yourself at the 51:50 timestamp.
Thanks to @RobGower on Twitter for the report.