We’re back!!!! Toy Fair 2017 is here and Hasbro has officially unveiled the 40th Anniversary Collection of products. Join Flyguy and me as we discuss all of the reveals including exclusives, 3.75″ figures and more. This and much more on Episode 109 of The Realm Recap.
Hasbro has released their press images from Toy Fair 2017. Click on through to check out the 40th Anniversary Collection figures, including the exclusive R5-D4, the 6″ TBS AT-ACT Driver and 3.75″ Black Series figures.
Hasbro has also revealed two 6″ retailer exclusives coming later this year in the US. Target will be getting the AT-ACT Driver and Entertainment Earth will be offering R5-D4.
Rumored/leaked for a while now, Hasbro has also announced that Walmart will be getting another wave of 3.75″ Black Series figures. The assortment includes repacks of Prototype Boba Fett, Tusken Raider, Ponda Baba and Sandtrooper (Orange Pauldron).
You’ve read the teases for a while but the latest edition of the Star Wars Show has revealed the Vintage Kenner style packaging for the 6″ Black Series line of 40th Anniversary figures. While not all figures are shown, they do reveal a special exclusive version of the Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) available at Star Wars Celebration.
This weekend kicks of the annual Toy Fair trade show in New York and Hasbro has released information for a few more items that will be front and center for retail buyers to review. Click on through to check out the Black Series Poe Dameron’s Black Leader Electronic Helmet. the Nerf Glowstrike Stormtrooper Deluxe Blaster and a new Bladebuilders Path of the Force Lightsaber.
A report from the Black Series 6″ Collectors Facebook Group shows that the Revan wave of Black Series figures has started popping up outside of the GameStop stores. Bijan N. found the Snowtrooper and Princess Leia figures at Shopko in Redding, CA. Since they weren’t in the system, he got them for a great deal at $7.49 each.
This wave has also turned up recently at Walmart (Frederick, MD) thanks to a report from Kenny M.
Gizmodo has also revealed a new take on the 6″ Black Series format. Reminiscent of Hasbro’s “Unleashed” line of static figures from a few years ago, the Centerpiece assortment features dynamically posed figures with a display base featuring light effects and sounds. Look for these at retail later this fall for $50 each.
Gizmodo has posted the first look at the rumored 3.75″ Black Series die cast figures from the 40th Anniversary Collection. The line launches soon with 5 characters from A New Hope that includes Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo. Each $15 figure includes an interlocking display base and backdrops featuring a film setting and character portrait. Click the image above for a closer look.
UPDATE: For the curious, you can add the following Walmart info to your Brickseek searches for the announced figures above:
SKU 55335328 / UPC 630509536511
SKU 55335329 / UPC 630509536528
SKU 55335330 / UPC 630509536542
SKU 55335331 / UPC 630509536559
SKU 55335332 / UPC 630509536566
Looks like Toys”R”Us will be playing host to another 6″ Black Series figure from Rogue One. The peg warming “Rhino Driver” is soon to be joined by another Imperial trooper. Hopefully Toys”R”Us pegs can handle the extra cargo after receiving their Dumbo drop shipment.
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.
Instagram Follower Fett_Ventures reports finding a new (unannounced) 3.75″ Black Series AT-ST Walker with Driver at his local Walmart in Houston, TX. Retail price is approximately $60.00. Stay tuned for more details as we receive it.
Update: here are the UPC and Walmart numbers for this item
UPC 630509536498 / walmart.com 133811432 / #556511747
Update 2: Back of box image added
The clearances continue as Target has started to mark down the 6″ Black Series Rogue One 3pk that includes Jyn, Cassian and Death Trooper Specialist. YMMV (Your mileage may vary) but clearances have been found from $41.98 to $29.98 all over the US. You’ll find the biggest discounts in metro areas that have the largest inventories on hand. Good luck and may the force be with you.