As a followup to our report from early April, it appears there are a few more additions for the 6″ Black Series assortment for Episode 9. EBGames has updated with listings for “Dublin N Prov” and “Bruges White”. It also confirms that “London White” is an exclusive for the chain, so it could be a GameStop exclusive here in the US as well. Thanks to Audiobeing for the heads up.
Following up on my deciphering of the identities of Episode IX characters, I found a listing on Walmart for Hasbro’s new line* of Lightsaber Academy lightsabers: “LSA LVL 2 London Lightsaber“. I think this further supports my theory that “London” correlates to Rey in Lucasfilm’s mystery box surrounding the final chapter in the Skywalker saga. Look for this item and more on Force Friday (October 4, 2019).
*Officially announced at Toy Fair 2019.
As a follow up to our Black Series report from Monday, we’ve found a few more product details, this time for the Vintage Collection — some from Episode IX, plus 2 rumored E4 characters and one from the EU. Click on through for the breakdown.
EBGames Canada store database has started to include new products for late 2019 that tie directly, at least in part, to Episode IX. Click on through to check out what has been uncovered thus far.
As you know, the characters from The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi, and Solo, were shrouded in secrecy with the use of code names. For Episode IX and The Mandalorian, that practice continues. I found out a few of these a while ago and waited for a little more corroboration but now that the Toy Fair dust has settled a bit, I feel now would be a good time.
For Episode IX, code names revolve around famous cities, like London, Oslo, Bruges, Limerick, and Boston. As for The Mandalorian, I’ve only seen one name referenced thus far and that is “Huckleberry”.
How these names are assigned to the characters has yet to be deciphered, but I would think it’s safe to assume that The Mandalorian may be “Huckleberry”. More as we learn more…
We’ve updated our running list of upcoming and rumored products slated to hit stores and online throughout 2019. We’ve purged most of the released 2018 items from the list but they can still be found here for your reference.
As a follow-up to our rumor report (and hints) from November 2018, word is we can look forward to (at least) 3 vehicles at retail for the Vintage Collection in 2019. Two are Original Trilogy related and the third is from Episode IX. More as we learn more…