The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with a special look at the SDCC exclusive 6″ First Order Stormtrooper from the Black Series line of figures.
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.
You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.
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
Continue reading UPDATE: ToysRUs Exclusive Jabba’s Rancor Pit Details
Funko has announced their next wave of SDCC Exclusive items and have revealed their Hikari “Matte Black” Darth Vader figure. Click on over to Funko’s blog for this and more exclusives!
Gentle Giant has announced today their next SDCC Exclusive: the Prototype Boba Fett Mini Bust.
In the summer of 1980, The Empire Strikes Back introduced us to one of modern cinemas most recognizable characters, Boba Fett. A man of few words, the gritty bounty hunter quickly made his mark despite having roughly 3 minutes of screen time in his debut film. The character had long been teased by Lucasfilm as far back as 1978, appearing in animated form and as a costumed character in parades and special events across the country.
It is available now for preorder for Premier Guild Members and retails for $120.00
A report from Infinity Inquirer has posted that each of the four Star Wars Rebels characters (Kanan, Ezra, Sabine and Zeb) revealed recently will initially be exclusive to 4 separate retailers as part of a timed release.
They also go on to say that after a few weeks, they should all be available where Disney Infinity figures are sold.
Thanks to our friends at MakingStarWars.net for the heads-up.
San Diego Comic-Con draws closer, and with that come even more reveals. From Lucasfilm’s Hall H panel on Friday to something even more exciting for collectors — the reveals of the first toys from Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens. Marjorie and Arnie run down this news, and rate your chances of scoring the SDCC exclusive Hasbro figure, on this week’s show!
Then Brock and Jerry join forces for a segment that’s both a book review and a segment for vintage collectors as they look back on the various books that help collectors of the early Star Wars toys.
With Darryl providing a review of the new Star Wars figures from S.H. Figuarts, Steve “The Gingerprince” reporting on the latest UK conventions, and a contest to win a custom melted Vader head, it’s all in this issue of Star Wars Action News!
Acme Archives has also announced their Star Wars Rebels series of Character Keys. These will debut at SDCC as well and include Kanan, Ezra, Chopper, Sabine and The Inquisitor. Click on through for a preview of each key.
Continue reading Star Wars Rebels Character Keys
Acme Archives has announced a new Star Wars Character Key for SDCC featuring Rebel pilot Porkins from Star Wars: A New Hope. It is lmited to only 250 piece.
Acme’s Character Keys are composed of a cel layer floated over a lithographic background. The cel features a color rendition of the character while the background features sketches and color reference. Each character key comes matted with a title tag and a certificate of authenticity. Matted measurements are 8 inches by 6 inches.
Funko has announced their next wave of SDCC Exclusive items and have revealed their POP! Princess Leia (Boushh) Unmasked figure. Click on over to Funko’s blog for this and more exclusives!
Rebelscum has posted word of another SDCC Exclusive from Jakks Pacific which was teased at Celebration Anaheim. The 20″ First Appearance Boba Fett is based on the original deco from when the armor was worn during the San Anselmo County Fair in 1978.
This piece is limited to one per customer at a retail price of $50.
Entertainment Earth has announced their convention exclusive 20″ Hologram Darth Vader figure from Jakks Pacific. Available only at the Entertainment Earth Booth (#2343), the figure retails for $59.99 and is limited to 1000 pieces.
Complex.com has announced an new SDCC exclusive mini Dagobah set coming from LEGO. It features 177 pieces and will retail for $39.99. Head to Complex.com for the full details.
Funko has released their next wave of SDCC Exclusives and today they announced their Gold Chrome POP! C-3PO and Hikari 501st Clone Trooper. Click on over to Funko’s blog for these reveals and more.