iO9.com has posted news that Hasbro’s HasCon convention will offer the 6″ Black Series Captain Rex as one of their “exclusives”.
HasCon will sell Captain Rex along with Marvel, Transformers and other items ahead of their retail releases later this year.
UPDATE: Rex was confirmed at SDCC to be first available at HasCon via Hasbro’s QnA with The Wookiee Gunner.
Update 2: Hasbro has announced additional details over at Hasbro Pulse which includes details on exclusive accessories and packaging.
Thanks to Jaken Wraith for the heads up
It seems like there is even more confusion surrounding how “exclusive” the 3.75″ Black Series figure are to Walmart. You read our previous post about older assortments being available through comic distributors, but according to Steve Evans at Hasbro, Walmart is retaining exclusivity through the remainder of 2017 via this SDCC QNA exchange between Hasbro and From4LOMtoZuckuss.
“For ’17 we’re definitely carrying on our relationship with Wal*Mart Black Series exclusive line just as is until the end of the year.”
JediNews send us word that the previous Walmart exclusive assortments of 3.75″ Black Series are now being solicited to comic shops via Diamond’s Previews catalog.
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.
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Hasbro* has sent an update to media outlets regarding the revised availability of their SDCC Exclusives. Originally slated for an August 14 release on HasbroToyShop.com, the indicate that they will now be offered sometime in September.
“Hi Star Wars fans,
Hope you’re having a great weekend! We wanted to reach out to clarify that the availability date for the Hasbro Star Wars SDCC exclusives on Hasbro Toy Shop has changed to September.”
*Parody “sad Hasbro logo” created by Yakface.com
Image courtesy of The Wookiee Gunner
6″ Black Series Captain Rex – image courtesy of The Wookiee Gunner
Hasbro has revealed several new 6″ Black Series figures during their SDCC panel including:
6″ Black Series Figures
General Leia (Episode VII)
Captain Rex (removable helmet)
Maz Kanata with trunk and lightsaber
Dewback with new Sandtrooper
Rebel Fleet Trooper with helmet, blaster and Death Star data card
3.75″ Vintage Collection Figures* & Vehicles
Rey, FO Stormtrooper, Kylo Ren, Jyn, Cassian, Death Trooper, Hoth Rebel Trooper, New Hovertank Driver, New Dr. Aphra
*Sequential numbering resumes with #116
3.75″ Rogue One Hovertank – working treads, accurate details, removable Kyber crystal chamber
3.75″ Star Wars Universe Figures (5POA)
Emperor Palpatine with Force Lightning
Rathtar with Bala-Tik
Luke with Wampa (articulated)
Vader with Probe Droid
Boba Fett with Han Solo
Maul and Qui-Gon (added wrist articulation)
Click on through to see the images aggregated from social media. Thanks to Star Wars Action News and FigureShield for providing the live stream.
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While reviewing some of the new images in Rebelscum’s SDCC coverage, I noticed what looks like a possible painted “flesh wound” on one of the SDCC samples for Rey. As you can see above, the one on the left (shown today at the Hasbro Breakfast) has a bloody slice/scratch on the right arm, but the figure on the right from the show floor doesn’t – yet there looks to be a sculpted “deformity” sans blood. What do you think – battle-damage or a simple errant paint job? A variant between the SDCC release and the retail version?
A new 6″ Black Series Rey (Resistance) was revealed at today Hasbro Breakfast. The image above comes from Steve Evans, Design Director at Hasbro via Instagram. He also states that starting in Spring 2018, they’ll be implementing a new paint technique.
UPDATE: here are a couple nice shots of TLJ and TFA Rey courtesy of The Wookiee Gunner
Rebelscum captured a great shot of this wet-haired 6″ Black Series Luke Skywalker that supports our rumor from 2015 regarding a possible Trash Compactor scene with that particular Luke. Stay tuned throughout the weekend to see how/if this pans out.
Rebelscum has posted a gorgeous first look at Hasbro’s booth that is sure to “trigger” many a collector with their amazing 1/12 scale dioramas (not for sale). Be sure to check out all the images for some potential hidden surprises that have yet to be revealed.
If you follow us via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) you caught word early this morning that the SDCC exclusives for Hasbro will be available* on August 14 for purchase (on HasbroToyShop.com) according to Hasbro’s website. You can see each link and pricing below:
Rey (Jedi Training) and Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) – $49.99
X-34 Landspeeder with Luke Skywalker – $89.99
Grand Admiral Thrawn – $49.99
*Limit 2 per household.