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Sponsor Entertainment Earth is now taking preorders for the wave 1 case assortment of the 40th Anniversary Collection of Black Series figures. This case contains 8 figures packed out as follows:
1x Han Solo
2x Luke Skywalker
2x Ben (Obi-Wan Kenobi)
2x Princess Leia Organa
There has been a bit of confusion surrounding the retail partner for the 6″ 40AC R5-D4 figure. Original claims out of Toy Fair stated that it would be exclusive to Entertainment Earth, but the images from Hasbro indicated that GameStop would be offering the figure. We’ve received information that Entertainment Earth IS NOT carrying it and it will in fact be sold through GameStop/ThinkGeek.
Hasbro has released their press images from Toy Fair 2017. Click on through to check out the 40th Anniversary Collection figures, including the exclusive R5-D4, the 6″ TBS AT-ACT Driver and 3.75″ Black Series figures.
Hasbro has also revealed two 6″ retailer exclusives coming later this year in the US. Target will be getting the AT-ACT Driver and Entertainment Earth will be offering R5-D4.
UPDATE: GameStop will be offering the R5-D4, not Entertainment Earth
As a follow up to our exclusive announcement of three new Droidfactory/Bulld-A-Droid astromechs coming soon to Disney Park locations, we can reveal R2-C2 as the fourth droid that should complete the 4 droid “Clone Wars” set. Interestingly, we just received a version of this figure in Entertainment Earth’s exclusive last month.
Click on through for a closer look and a comparison to EE’s version.
Entertainment Earth has Wave 3 of the Rogue One/Star Wars Universe assortment of figures. It breaks down as follows:
2x Bodhi Rook (Rogue One)
2x Imperial Death Trooper Specialist (Rogue One)
2x Shoretrooper/Scarif Stormtrooper (Rogue One)
2x Jyn Erso (Imperial Ground Crew Disguise) (Rogue One)
2x Princess Leia Organa (Star Wars Rebels)
2x Grand Admiral Thrawn (Star Wars Rebels)
Sponsor Entertainment Earth has launched their Top 12 Gift Sale with product spanning several properties including Star Wars. Head on over for discounts on the exclusive 3.75″ Astromech Droid set and the Kylo Ren Force FX Lightsaber. Order of in-stock items over $49 are eligible for FREE SHIPPING as well.
Entertainment Earth has sent word that they have received their shipment of their exclusive 6″ Black Series Clone Troopers of Order 66 boxed set and they expect to start processing and shipping orders soon. Order yours today and get free shipping!
EntertainmentEarth is now taking preorders for the Wave 3 of Rogue One 3.75″ Action Figure “Versus” 2-packs which includes 3x repacks of the Baze/Stormtrooper set as well as 5x of a new set listed below.
3x SW R1 BASE MALBUS AND STORMTROOPER
5x SW SWU LEAD HB TAN AND V TROOPER COMMAND
The bold text is different than the Poe/First Order Stormtrooper set and since it is not labeled as “R1” is looks to be from another era of the saga. As soon as we learn more, we will update this story.
UPDATE: if past code names hold true for this set, “Lead HB Tan” should be Finn and “V(illain) Trooper Command” will be Captain Phasma as seen on display at SDCC 2016 via The Toyark.
PROS: If variety is the spice of life then this set is for you as Entertainment Earth has created a truly unique boxed set featuring several different astromechs pulling from live action and animated sources. My favorites of the set include Jabba’s unnamed bartender droid – a figure I for one never expected to receive; R2-C2 – Ziro the Hutt’s bartender/service droid mainly because of the wild deco; and finally, QT-KT because of its reference to R2-KT and a great arc in The Clone Wars series. The sculpt used for the base of each droid is recycled from the Vintage Collection R2-D2 (VC25) which is a solid design with a decent amount of articulation for an astromech.
CONS: This biggest complaint I’ve run across for this set is the price, which is interesting considering the cost breakdown per figure is about what we pay at retail now for TVC/Black Series quality figures. Secondly, depending on your mileage, paint apps are a little loosey-goosey on some droids, and not quite accurate on others so it’s a mixed bag, but nothing that should stop you from acquiring this set. Thirdly, a couple of the astromechs have issues with the retractable leg remaining in its fully-extended position, resulting in the droid falling forward. And finally, the first runs of this set have a four digit date stamp pressed into each of the 6 domes* which is disappointing, but it is on the back of the dome so it’s not really a deal breaker either.
Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this set is worth adding to your collection.
*According to Entertainment Earth, the date stamp should only be present on these early samples and production pieces will not have them.
Note: this advanced sample was provided to us by Entertainment Earth and I’d like to thank Bethany and Adam for including us in this early product reveal.
UPDATE: We have added six new images into the toyguide for this set to reflect the final production versions which eliminate the production stamps on the back of each dome.
PROS: I’m a sucker for figures that expand the ranks and background fodder for the Empire. This figure evokes a strong sense of nostalgia with this precursor the the Imperial Gunner figure from 1985. There are also hints of more modern figures like the 2006 TSC Death Star Gunner and 2008 TLC Imperial Engineer. The sculpt for the Imperial Ground Crew figure does stand out on its own with excellent details and the ability to stow the included control beacons on the figure’s back.
CONS: Can’t help but wish that this figure included an E-11 blaster or some other type of sidearm. The combat gear/flight pack seems something directly out of Batman, not Star Wars, but it should be a fine additional play feature for the kiddos.
Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
Product provided by Entertainment Earth.