Yakface and Flyguy are back after the holidays and the release of Rogue One to ring in the new year with the latest in Star Wars collecting and news – including the 40th Anniversary of A New Hope. New, unannounced items have been hitting retail as well as huge clearances. This and much more on Episode 108 of The Realm Recap.
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.
DisneyStore.com has launched a new service where collectors can order their own 3D printed model/figures. 3D Print Studio offers a variety droid types and finishing options (both plastic and metal) that is rather astounding. Head on over to check it out,
As we shared last night via social media, Instagram user @Toyfiend posts the first look at the upcoming Princess Leia Elite Series Premium Action Figure. Look for her, and Darth Vader, in stores soon.
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.
Once again, The Realm Recap return this week with the latest in Star Wars collecting. This week, we discuss various reveals and store reports for the Hasbro, as well as new product announcements from Hot Toys, S.H.Figuarts, Kotobukiya and more. Finally, Flyguy and I share our latest acquisitions and reviews since our last show. This and much more on Episode 106 of The Realm Recap.
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!
Starting today, DisneyStore.com and brick & mortar locations are now offering their Attack of the Clones Tsum Tsum Collection. This assortment includes Mace Windu, Plo Koon, Aayla Secura, Padmé Amidala, Count Dooku, Anakin Skywalker and Jango Fett.
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.
Another midnight product launch has come and gone, but the news is not over as we are back this week to discuss the latest developments in Star Wars collecting. Rogue Friday proved to be a more subdued, but more satisfying experience for many this year as stores seemed to have a good amount of merchandise to satiate needy collectors. Flyguy and I discuss our experiences as well as several announcements that came in the hours before and after Sept. 30. Enjoy the super-sized, and wallet draining Episode 105 of The Realm Recap.