Well if this doesn’t scream vintage flashback, I don’t know what does. There are multiple reports on the 6″ Elite Series Facebook Group of collectors finding brown hair and yellow hair variants of the Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise at Disney Stores.
HotWheelsCollectors.com updated yesterday announcing a special edition Millennium Falcon from The Force Awakens available today (May 9) to Red Line Club members only and to the general public tomorrow (May 10). Priced at $19.99, each Millennium Falcon is individually numbered, packed on a foil stamped blister card and presented in a Kar Keepers clamshell case.
thanks to @Flyguy for the alert
Twitter follower @starwarshunters picked up one of the new Luke Titanium Series Black Series figures and confirms that there is articulation in the head as well as ball-jointed shoulders. Click the image above for a closer look.
Members of the Elite Series Collectors group on Facebook are reporting* the discovery for 3 “new” Elite Series figures coming soon to Disney Stores in the UK (and the US). Soon, you be able to add Riot Gear Stormtrooper, Finn with Lightsaber and Squad Leader Stormtrooper to your collection. Also of interest is a slight packaging refresh for the line which looks to universalize the box to cut down the cost of printing, requiring only a sticker to differentiate each character.
Thanks to Corey for First Order Transmissions for the heads-up.
*Images have now been deleted from the Facebook Group
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
Released in the UK a couple weeks ago, reports are coming in that the Elite Series Die Cast First Order TIE Fighter Pilot is now available in the US exclusively at Disney Stores. This figure is not available online as of this post but if you’re interested you may wish to brave the post-holiday mall traffic to try to secure one of them as the die cast Elite Series line is on sale for $14.99 each.
Thanks to Pete V. for the heads up.
Today we’ve received our first look at Disney Store’s Exclusive line on Premium Elite Series Figures. These high-end versions include 32 points of articulation, soft goods and interchangeable accessories.
Look for Rey and Kylo Ren on November 15 and Leia and Darth Vader on November 29.
Thanks to usetheforce305 (via toy_capture) for the image.
UPDATE: An important detail for this line is that the figures are approximately 12″ tall and are plastic, NOT die cast.
UPDATE 2: I ran over to my Disney Store at lunch and snapped a quick comparison/scale pic of Disney’s Marvel Ultimate Series Premium Action Figure line and also received verbal confirmation of the Premium Elite Series being a 12″ line. Click on through for the image.
Yakface reader Charlie G. writes in with store report after finding the Han Solo Elite Series figure this morning in Lutz, FL:
Just wanted to say I was at a Disney Store Outlet this morning and purchased the Han Solo you guys recently mentioned. The store also had about 12 of the First Order Squad Leaders figures in stock but I passed on it. The outlet bizarrely only received two Han Solo figures, one of which I purchased. Happy Hunting!
Takara Tomy has revealed several new Rogue One figures joining their 3″ die cast Metakore line. They include Death Trooper, Death Trooper Specialist, Scarif Stormtrooper Captain, C2-B5, Imperial Royal Guard, K-2SO, Darth Vader. Click on through for the images.
DisneyStore.com is now offering their Elite Series Die Cast Deluxe Gift Set of die cast figures. Use codes SAVE20 for 20% off and SHIPMAGIC for free shipping.
Thanks to HP for the heads-up.
Facebook Group Star Wars Elite Series Collectors has revealed a new image of a Elite Series Deluxe Gift Set that has made its way to shelves in the UK. It includes Captain Phasma, exclusive bloody FN-2187, Flametrooper, Kylo Ren, and an exclusive First Order Heavy Gunner Stormtrooper. The set retails for £99.99