Target’s Exclusive 6″ Black Series Luke Skywalker (Ahch-To Island) has now been marked down 50% to $14.98 in some locations as I found this morning at my local store (Plymouth, MN). As always, your mileage may vary in finding similar discounts in your area.
Well, it looks it our initial report of the Vintage Collection wave 2 was accurate after all as Robot Kingdom has posted the case assortment breakdown. 3 new figures will be issued in this wave: Han Solo, Enfys Nest, Imperial Combat Tank Driver plus a repack Death Trooper from Walmart’s exclusive TBS line and finally, 4 peg roasting carry forwards consisting of Kylo Ren, Rey, Supreme Leader Snoke and First Order Stormtrooper. Head on over to check it out, plus take a gander at the (poorly kept secret) Enfys Nest carded figure.
Sponsor DorksideToys has posted new boxed images via Instagram of the 3 new 6″ Black Series figures from Wave 18. Click on through to check out #68 Tobias Beckett, #69 Rebel Trooper and #70 Han Solo (Bespin).
An image of the upcoming 6″ Black Series Rebel Trooper has been posted on a Facebook group courtesy of Brian Metz. This figure is part of the next wave (18) of figures at 1 per case, so expect it to be a bit tough to find at retail at first. Your best bet may be to order from one of our sponsors like Entertainment Earth or DorksideToys who will be receiving full cases of this figure. Watch for preorder announcements soon.
GameStop is also taking preorders for their exclusive Black Series Battle Front Shock Trooper Helmet. Retail price is $99.99 and ships starting on July 17.
New details for the illusive (at least in the US) 6″ Black Series Gamorrean Guard have been light since that original internal date of June 1 came and went. It now appears that mid-July is the new “target” time frame for its release. RC from Phoenix was told that his particular store has this specifically en route for July 14? Your mileage may vary, but we’ll definitely report when the first one turn up on shelf.
Let’s say that in the future, Hasbro decided to revisit some older, in demand Black Series characters (like they’ve done recently with Darth Revan for example). How do you think they should go about it? Straight reissues or slight tweaks to preserve the extrinsic value of the first release(s)? Complete retooling/redecoing to improve upon existing sculpts? And what would you call this special line of Black Series figures – Black Series Greatest Hits? Black Series Redux? Best of the Black Series? Feel free to comment on the characters you’d like see again (or maybe for the first time) at retail.
Our friends at FanthaTracks.com have posted a reveal of a potential GameStop Exclusive Black Series Imperial Shock Trooper Helmet from Battlefront II. Interestingly, there is no playable shock trooper in the current form of the game. Head on over for a closer look and watch for more details soon.