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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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