Instagram user sw_up_wir20 has posted the first look at a couple of D23 exclusive Vinylmation figures scheduled for release this July at the event. The Star Tours themed figures include the Imperial Sky Trooper packed in a 9:10 ratio, with a chase RX-24 packed 1:10. The figure retail for $16.95 and are limited to 2500 pieces (total).
The insanely collectible Droid Factory program is about to expand in a huge way as several new products were revealed today by the Disney Parks team at Star Wars Celebration. Click on through for images of tomorrow’s launch of the Protocol Droids, several carded releases for the holidays and D23 PLUS the tease of a Sandcrawler with Power Droid Playset!
Funko’s popular Dorbz line has now expanded to include the Star Wars brand. Brian Mariotti announced this a few moment ago at Toy Fair. The line will include figures, vehicles and other offerings kicking off with a D23 exclusive Ridez vehicle and character 3 pk. Watch the video above for the full announcement (after the Disney Treasures box info).
Collectors that missed the initial release of the Disney Store Exclusive Elite Series box set of die cast figures (first available at D23) have another chance to score one via Woot!. They have it marked down 41% ($409.99) from the original $700 MSRP. This set is a limited edition of 500 pieces and commands a high price on the secondary market.
A few short weeks ago we vented our displeasure with the lack of info surrounding product availability on Force Friday. That all changed last week and fans crowd sourced breaking news to reveal dozens of collectibles and more for The Force Awakens. But that wasn’t all. New images from Episode VII were released through Entertainment Weekly and we got our first look at Rogue One via a cast photo revealed at D23. Needless to say Episode #72 of The Realm Recap is jam-packed with the latest in Star Wars news.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (August 15, 2015)—Lucasfilm announced today that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, “Rogue One,” has begun principal photography. Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) is directing “Rogue One,” which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and is slated for a December 16, 2016 release.
The shroud of “The Disney Side” is slowly, but surely, being lifted on the plans for Force Friday. This week, Flyguy and I discuss some of the images, product lists and unwitting retail employees leaking out info ahead of September’s big reveal. Speaking of big, Hot Toys revealed the ultimate 1:6 item – the Millennium Falcon display recently in Hong Kong. It not only went viral in the collecting community, but caught worldwide attention on media outlets as well. Is something like this actually viable in today’s market? We wrap things up with a bit of comic news as well as our weekly breakdown of new purchases and acquisitions and more on Episode #70 of The Realm Recap!
Disney Store will launch an exclusive collection of Star Wars items at D23 EXPO on Friday, August 14. The collection will feature apparel, collectibles, and toys, including the Star Wars Elite Series, a new line of highly articulated and detailed die cast action figures, representing characters from Star Wars Episodes I-VI. The action figures will be sold individually at Disney Store locations beginning later this year; however, D23 EXPO attendees have the opportunity to purchase the full set of Star Wars Elite Series action figures, which includes D23 EXPO-exclusive versions of R2-D2 and C-3PO.
No word as of yet regarding the scale of these figures.
Head on over to D23.com for additional Star Wars merchandise debuting at the expo.
This weekend kicks off the annual D23 Expo where Disney unveils their upcoming TV, movie and theme park attractions. As a teaser for the event, the convention has on display several Star Wars related crates all sporting the Orange Harvest banner – a play on the iconic Blue Harvest code name for Return of the Jedi. Head on over to ComingSoon.net for a few images from the convention floor and stay tuned this weekend for more official announcements from Disney and D23.