There still seems to be A LOT of confusion/misinformation regarding the differences between the SDCC exclusive version of the X-34 Landspeeder with Luke Skywalker and the retail version hitting shelves in September. Steve Evans from Hasbro has posted what we hope clears things up once and for all.
• Both exclusive and retail versions have the SAME ACCESSORIES* (sort of).
*Retail version has regular tunic material for Luke (SDCC has premium material)
• Exclusive has premium display packaging, retail has closed box for speeder (does have window for figure)
• Exclusive has more DECO on speeder
• Exclusive has moving engine turbine, retail version doesn’t
Not mentioned is that Luke as a new likeness, different from the Black Series #21 and 40th Anniversary releases.
Jakks Pacific’s SDCC Exclusive “Hildebrandt” Darth Vader has been fully revealed. This amazing interpretation of that poster carries over from the figure to the specially designed packaging to make for one most impressive presentation.
Thanks to JediNews for the heads-up.
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EFX Collectibles has announced that they will be offering a Commemorative 40th Anniversary Edition Darth Vader helmet for San Diego Comic-Con. This 1:1 scale helmet features chrome plating, display stand, numbered metal plaque and COA. For the full details, visit EFXCollectibles.com
Twitter follower @j5unD sends us an amazing report that his order for the Star Wars Celebration Exclusive 6″ Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot), that had been languishing in his shopping cart since April 25, filled and shipped yesterday. See the enclosed images for his proof. Crazy!
UPDATE: As a follow up to yesterday’s report, Jason sent a pic of his Luke which arrived safe and sound. We have added it to the gallery of images after the break.
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Well if this doesn’t scream vintage flashback, I don’t know what does. There are multiple reports on the 6″ Elite Series Facebook Group of collectors finding brown hair and yellow hair variants of the Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise at Disney Stores.
Forty years ago today blockbuster movies jumped to hyperspace. Science fiction was forever changed, as were the lives of millions of moviegoers. Over the four decades since Star Wars’ popularity has only grown, as have the collections of fans.
On this Star Wars Action News Marjorie and Arnie discuss the few 40th Anniversary exclusives released. And then they are joined by Justin, Brock, and Andrew to reminisce on some of their early Star Wars collecting memories.
Also on this week’s show, a wrap-up of Celebration Orlando, a review of the new Thrawn novel, and a look at HASCON — the official Hasbro con coming this September. All this and more on the new Star Wars Action News podcast
Ultimate deal finder Scott from Tulsa reports finding the 40th Anniversary Darth Vader with Display “Legacy Pack” on sale for $19.87 at his Walmart. And for those that require additional proof, here is a link to the receipt.
Where has the time (and money) gone? My earliest childhood memories included Star Wars, and to this day it is an ever present aspect of my life that I share with my children, and hopefully, they will share with theirs. From the movie that started it all in 1977, to the expanded universe, TV and to the new era of films, we embrace it all (yes, even the Holiday Special). Thank you George Lucas, Lucasfilm and Disney for opening our imaginations and our sense of wonder to that galaxy far, far away.
Yahoo has posted an exclusive (i.e. official) first look at several exclusive item coming this Thursday, May 25 to Disney Stores. Head on over to check out the Elite Series Han and Luke in Stormtrooper Disguise Two Pack, ornaments, figurine/statue, pins set, Tsum Tsums and more.
K & C Collectibles has added Black Series 6″, Topps 40th Anniversary Trading Card box, Older Titanium Ships, Gentle Giant Mini Bust and Hallmark Ornaments. Click the NEW PRODUCTS link under the Categories Section for a complete list of recently added items.
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Twitter follower Manu N. reports finding wave 2 at a Toys”R”Us in Milford, Connecticut. Nice find!!!
We managed to secure an extra GameStop Exclusive 6″ 40th Anniversary R5-D4 and we’re giving it away!* We want to know if there was one more figure to be released on the Vintage-style card back for the 6″ line, who would it be? Simply leave a comment here on this article (not our social media postings) with your answer.
We will leave the submissions open until 11:59pm ET on Friday, May 19. and announce the winner on Saturday, May 20.
*Giveaway is open to US residents only.
Update: in winter has been selected. Check the comments section to see if you’re the winner.
There are less than 12 hours remaining in Funko’s deadline for orders for their 40th Anniversary Smuggler’s Bounty subscription box. There are still some surprises to be revealed in this set but the big one can be seen on their site right now. Order yours today and look for the next theme to be revealed tomorrow!
Yahoo Movies has updated today revealing Mattel’s Hot Wheels Biggs Darklighter Character Car which is exclusive to Star Wars Celebration this weekend. Head on over to check it out and other cars sporting the commemorative 40th Anniversary packaging.
In case you missed the official announcement, it is now confirmed the Hayden Christensen will be attending Star Wars Celebration for the special 40th Anniversary celebration panel. He will also be available for autograph signings through Star Wars Authentics.