io9 has officially reveal 3 new 6″ Black Series exclusives coming to stores this fall (not tomorrow). Head on over to check out Snoke with Throne, Amazon Exclusive Elite Praetorian Guard, the GameStop/B&N/Disney Store Exclusive Guardians of Evil 4pk and the Walgreens exclusive Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Ghost)*! Click on through for a closer look.
After gathering as much PUBLICLY accessible information as possible, through cross referencing the dozens of DPCIs, SKUs and UPCs and cataloging leaked product that has hit shelves and eBay, we are happy to present our official “unofficial” Force Friday 2 Checklist! Our downloadable pdf should assist you in planning for Friday’s expenditures as this year we’ve included MSRPs for most of the items. A huge debt of gratitude goes out to you, the fans, for sending in your store finds via email and most importantly SOCIAL MEDIA as they were instrumental in making this list as complete and verifiable as possible. Brands covered include Hasbro, Funko, Disney Store, Jakks Pacific, LEGO, Hot Wheels, and Sphero.
Click the banner above to download your guide to finding the Force on Force Friday!
UPDATE: In light of today’s new product announcements and before people start to ask “where is X on your list?” and “is this going to be available today?” questions – yes, I realize there are things missing (now) and I have no idea what will be available in your particular store at the particular time go there. The checklist was the best possible guide we could provide with the knowledge at hand.
A recent post in the Elite Series Collectors group on Facebook confirms that Disney plans on continuing the die cast Elite Series figures as images for the Elite Praetorian Guard and First Order Judicial Trooper have been revealed.
Update: the image has been removed from the Facebook Group
Continuing our tradition of providing collectors with the most current info we can, work has begun on assembling our downloadable/printable pdf checklist for the huge marketing of The Last Jedi with Force Friday 2. Brands that are featured so far include: Hasbro, Funko, LEGO, Disney Store, Hot Wheels and Jakks Pacific. The products in this list will be continually updated until Aug 31.
Nerdist has posted the exclusive first looks at 3 new Disney Store Elite Series Premium Action Figure Sets that will be revealed in conjunction with D23. Head on over Princess Leia (Hoth) and Darth Vader, Jyn Erso (Eadu) and Director Krennic and Rey (Resistance) and Kylo Ren (Unmasked). Each set is $79.95 and limited to 1000 pieces an feature multiple accessories and soft goods clothing.
Funko has revealed two of their Star Wars exclusives for D23 next month that will be offered at Disney Stores. The Dorbz* Hoth Han Solo with Tauntaun and Cantina Dorbz 3-pk. featuring Vintage-deco Greedo, Walrusman and Snaggletooth.
*These figures mark the first additions to the Dorbz line for the Star Wars license.
The D23 Fan Club site has updated today announcing what collectors can expect for some of the Disney Store exclusives issued for the event.
The Disney Store shop will feature Star Wars apparel, accessories, drinkware, and, of course, collectibles. Notable highlights of the assortment are the limited-edition Star Wars Elite Series Premium Action Figures, featuring iconic hero and villain duos: Princess Leia and Darth Vader; Rey and Kylo Ren; and Jyn Erso and Director Orson Krennic. Each duo retails for $79.95 and is limited to an edition size of 1,000.
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.
Yahoo has posted an exclusive (i.e. official) first look at several exclusive item coming this Thursday, May 25 to Disney Stores. Head on over to check out the Elite Series Han and Luke in Stormtrooper Disguise Two Pack, ornaments, figurine/statue, pins set, Tsum Tsums and more.
Last week for May the 4th, my daughters had a special “Star Wars Day” function for school where they encouraged the kids to dress up as their favorite character. Naturally, I was all for this but felt the need to take it a step further so I took it upon myself to add a bit of flare to my daughter’s Jyn Erso costume and give her her own stolen Death Star Data Tape stunt prop. Click on through to check out a few in-progress images as well as the final outfit.
Disney Store has posted a preview of their next assortment of Star Wars-themed Tsum Tsum plush characters. Available on April 4, the Revenge of the Sith set includes General Grevious, Clone Trooper*, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker**.
*Note the Phase I design for the Clone Trooper and not the proper Phase II
**I also assume that the image take for the graphic above has been horizontally flipped and Anakin’s scar is over the wrong eye.
A new Disney Store Elite Series Droid Gift Pack has been found at the Imagineering Campus Disney Store in Glendale, CA. The set includes BB-8, C-3PO and R2-D2 and retails for $60.00. Thanks to luchador71 for the heads-up.
A couple weeks ago we shared word that the Disney Store would soon be offering three updated Elite Series Die Cast figures in the US. Disney Store has confirmed via Instagram that they will be available in early April.
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.
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.