Keep an eye on those email inboxes as preorders for The Black Series Wave 6, Saga Legends/Star Wars Rebels Wave 4, and Mission Series Wave 4 are starting to process and ship out from Entertainment Earth.
Reviews of Hasbro’s 6-Inch Speeder Bike with Biker Scout and Walgreens exclusive Boba Fett in Prototype Armor, plus store reports and a look at new collectibles online.
Halloween is this week and the costumes and decorations have started to go on sale! On this week’s Star Wars Action News hosts Marjorie and Arnie discuss the hard-to-find collectibles that combine Trick-or-Treating with the Galaxy Far, Far Away!
Also on this week’s show–reviews of two new 6-inch figures! First they look at the Hasbro Black Series Biker Scout with Speeder Bike, the first vehicle in the new, larger scale. Does it live up to the preview shown at SDCC?
And then the first Walgreens exclusive Hasbro Star Wars figure–Boba Fett in Prototype Armor. How does this compare to the original outfit, and is it worth the (bounty) hunt?
With Johnathan joining for an On The Pegs segment and a look at the latest offerings from Gentle Giant and Sideshow, it’s all on this new episode of Star Wars Action News!
K & C Collectibles has in-stock the New Star Wars Hot Wheels Character Cars and Playset. Also new Holiday Ornaments from Hallmark and Gentle Giant Hoth Wampa and Luke Skywalker Hoth Battle Gear. We also have in stock Wave 4 & 5 Black Series 3 3/4″ action figures. Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.
Our show returns this week as Flyguy and I discuss the latest in Star Wars collecting. All has been quiet on the Black Series front in the US, but our neighbors to the south recently had a huge roll out of the Black Series line at Walmart that included the Prototype Boba Fett as well as a slick Limited Edition lithograph. On the other side of the pond, UK collectors are getting Star Wars Rebels action figures by way of Disney Stores as US collectors are still coming up empty. Sideshow and Medicom give us some “Rebels” teases of their own and we highlight a few notable custom pieces — all on Episode 37 of The Realm Recap!
Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.
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Hasbro kicked off a great Black Series launch at Walmart in Tepeyac, Mexico recently complete with 3-3/4″ and 6″ figures from the new black and blue line look. The festivities also included a very cool Limited Edition (1500) Prototype Boba Fett Lithograph*.
*Photo courtesy of Mitzy minerva
For collectors in Mexico, it looks like the Walgreens Exclusive 6″ Black Series Prototype Boba Fett will be getting released as a Walmart Exclusive as seen in their holiday promotions.
Thanks to Mr Steel MEX for the tip.
Target.com has re-listed their exclusive 6″ Black Series Imperial Shadow Squadron pack. It is currently not available for order and their “Find In Store” feature is disabled, but you can bookmark the page if you want to go the online route.
PROS: For essentially being a set of “repaints”, this set (for me) seems to be worth the $50 pricepoint. The overall presentation is great with Hasbro foregoing the standard (read “bland”) packaging insert for a nice hangar scene. The figures themselves are nice too as there is a blend of black and dark blue to help separate the armor from the body glove of each trooper. The sparse deco is well done with each application seeming to hit its intended mark.
CONS: The packaging is the egregious offender here as the tray that holds the figures/vehicle causes warping to the Shadow Scout visor and the speeder bike handle bars. Fortunately, these deflections can be easily remedied by submerging the effected parts in hot water for a few minutes. The reissued weapons for each figure leave something to be desired as they are cast in a simple gray plastic with no paint apps which ultimately feels cheap. Shadow repaints, already?
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this set is worth adding to your collection.
This week on The Realm Recap, Stephen (from Flyguy.net) and I look back on the week’s news covering new (and old) Black Series products hitting shelves, the continued lack of Star Wars Rebels products plus an amazing Vintage mother load that went up for auction recently. Gentle Giant sets a Vintage trap of their own with the Jumbo Kenner Admiral Ackbar, and we touch on the huge Episode VII spoiler image dump.
Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.’
DorksideToys has officially launched their preorders for the Black Series Wave 6 which includes Yoda, TIE Pilot, Clone Trooper Sergeant, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Also available is a single 6″ Obi-Wan is a mental $7.99 each. That ain’t a typo. Please do spread the word as we think a very fair deal!