The 2015 holiday season is upon us! Join the festivities with a warm glass of blue milk, some tasty cookies, and Salacious B. Crumb! Digitally scanned from the original Kenner vintage figure, Gentle Giant Ltd. has enlarged Crumb to JUMBO size to celebrate the season. Complete with hat, scarf, and bag of goodies, Jabba the Hutt’s favorite court jester is ready to perch on your shelf and spread his mischievous brand of holiday cheer!
Just a quick reminder that the exclusive 6″ First Order Stormtrooper will be available starting tomorrow on HasbroToyShop.com. Good luck, and MTFBWY. Be sure to follow us on social media (Facebook & Twitter) for instant notification of its availability.
Update: Available as of 11:23am ET
Update 2: Out of stock 11:30am ET
Disney Store will launch an exclusive collection of Star Wars items at D23 EXPO on Friday, August 14. The collection will feature apparel, collectibles, and toys, including the Star Wars Elite Series, a new line of highly articulated and detailed die cast action figures, representing characters from Star Wars Episodes I-VI. The action figures will be sold individually at Disney Store locations beginning later this year; however, D23 EXPO attendees have the opportunity to purchase the full set of Star Wars Elite Series action figures, which includes D23 EXPO-exclusive versions of R2-D2 and C-3PO.
No word as of yet regarding the scale of these figures.
Head on over to D23.com for additional Star Wars merchandise debuting at the expo.
Disney Store has updated with the addition of new Limited Edition Statue featuring C-3PO and R2-D2. This piece features:
- Limited Edition of 500
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Fully sculptured figurine and base
- Metallic finish accents
- Press button on base to see light-up feature and hear authentic character sounds and voices from the film
- Non-skid footpads
- Requires 3 x AA batteries, included
- 9” H x 6” Diameter
It is available now for $129.95
Topps.com is now offering collectors their SDCC Exclusive Over-sized Star Wars Trading Card Set. Each set includes 10 cards which measure 5×7 inches. There are only a limited number of sets still available and there will be a maximum of 5 sets available for purchase per household.
An up close and personal review of the Toys”R”us/SDCC Jabba the Hutt has been posted for your viewing pleasure at Mightyjabba.com
Be forewarned, for those of us that had been excited by this new slug for our 3.75″ collections may not be so pleased considering some of the news in the review (including the paint apps)…
The Star Wars Black Series Stormtrooper exclusive is sold out today, but will be back tomorrow at #HasbroSDCC while supplies last!
— Hasbro (@HasbroNews) July 10, 2015
— Victor Vallejo (@socalrider99) July 10, 2015
At least people can shop safely now.
Hasbro will be selling their SDCC Exclusives including the First Order Stormtrooper via HasbroToyShop starting July 28. There is no need to constantly refresh their site immediately following SDCC. But still, plan accordingly.
ToysRUs has gone live with there SDCC Exclusive items including their 3.75″ Black Series Jabba’s Rancor Pit set.
— JediDefender (@JediDefender) July 9, 2015
Our friends at JediDefender turn our attention to this secret SDCC exclusive Willrow Hood Character Key from Acme Archives. What a surprise!
PROS: Here, we get our first real exposure to a toy from The Force Awakens and if other product in this line is as good (or better), I suspect there will be many happy collectors. Paint apps are pretty spot with little to no egregious slop (at least on this sample) and the articulation is pretty standard at this point, allowing for a lot of realistic and dynamic posing options. Overall proportions of the figure are good and the sculpt is highly detailed. I would expect to see a least a few trooper variants out of this mold so it is a great base for those future releases. The weapons are handled nicely with white and silver accents laid over familiar, yet all-new, blaster design(s) for the new films. They are able to be clipped into the right thigh via a dedicated tab – both of which are held securely when stowed.
CONS: Surprisingly, Hasbro elected to revert to insert-molded joints for the elbows whereas most prior 6″ Black Series figures were double-jointed. This limits their range of motion somewhat and prevents them from being bent less than 110º. Still no display stand for a line of figures that really could benefit from them. This will surely be a popular item to track down before and after SDCC, but thankfully, it will be released at retail, making the packaging/presentation the real collectible here.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this exclusive item is worth adding to your collection.
Thanks to Hasbro for providing us this early sample.
Our friends at JediNews have shared new box images for the upcoming SDCC Exclusive LEGO Dagobah Mini-Build Set which includes an R2-D2 mini figure. Head on over to check it out.
Entertainment Earth is now taking preorders for their exclusive Hikari Sofubi “Prism” Bossk vinyl figure. Limited to just 500 pieces, this item is expected to ship in August.
Toys”R”Us has sent out official announcement for their SDCC Exclusive Jabba’s Rancor Pit set. Click on through for the details.
UPDATE: Price for this set is $130.00