There seems to be a touch of confusion surrounding the Celebration Exclusive 6″ Luke Skywalker in regard to the card back. The photography shown on HasbroToyShop today doesn’t convey the reflective quality of the special foil treatment it has, leading to claims that the card back is different. We can confirm that it is the EXACT SAME as what was sold at Star Wars Celebration. The two products were simply photographed under different lighting conditions and at different angles. DO NOT overpay for the Celebration Exclusive “foil card” version.
HasbroToyShop has updated (2:20pm ET) and is now offering the Celebration Exclusive 6″ 40th Anniversary Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) for a limited time. Good luck and may the Force be with You.
Out of stock (2:55pm ET)
The official Star Wars Celebration site has posted their procedures for purchasing the exclusive 40th Anniversary Collection 6″ Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) figure for Thursday and Friday.
In short, tickets will be given out starting at 6:00am to people in special early morning queues. Only those with tickets will be able to purchase the figure on those two days. Saturday and Sunday, Hasbro’s booth is open to shopping without a ticket.
For the full details, head to StarWarsCelebration.com
GameStop is now taking preorders for the 6″ 40th Anniversary Collection R5-D4 figure. Shipping begins 4/15.
Thanks to Chris_G and Mat S. for the heads-up.
Target store are starting to markdown their 6″ Black Series assortment in preparation for the launch of the 40th Anniversary line in a couple weeks. You can pick up some great army builders or custom fodder for $9.89 each. (Excludes exclusive AT-ACT Driver)
Thanks to TargetGod for the report.
Target will be featuring an aisle end cap for 40th Anniversary of the Star Wars the week of April 16. The reset should include wave 1 of the 6″ figures on the Vintage style card backs, the 6″ Vader Early Bird/Legacy Pack and more (including that exclusive POP! holographic Qui-Gon Jinn).
Thanks to TargetGod for the intel.
— Rob (@ItBeRob) February 21, 2017
Orders for Hasbro 40th Anniversary Collection figures are arriving on doorsteps from HasbroToyShop today. Twitter follower Rob received his R2-D2 in great condition as show above.
There has been a bit of confusion surrounding the retail partner for the 6″ 40AC R5-D4 figure. Original claims out of Toy Fair stated that it would be exclusive to Entertainment Earth, but the images from Hasbro indicated that GameStop would be offering the figure. We’ve received information that Entertainment Earth IS NOT carrying it and it will in fact be sold through GameStop/ThinkGeek.
Since I’ve received dozens of emails, links and images, I’ll state openly here that images for (some) the 40th Anniversary 6″ figures have shown up across social media (via Amazon.com.mx). We won’t be sharing the images publicly per Hasbro’s request. We will say the images confirm the some of the rumors, so watch VERY SOON for preorders to go live on these items and for their full (official) reveal this weekend at Toyfair in New York.
Update: Amazon Mexico has pulled down their links and images for those figures.