Loot Crate’s BIGGEST Crate EVER: Star Wars Limited Edition Crate is Almost Big Enough to Fit Yoda
Loot Crate™, the company behind the Loot Crate and Level Up monthly subscription services for geeks, gamers and pop culture lovers, is making its Star Wars™ Limited Edition crate available for purchase online on Monday, November 30th.
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No, it’s not as delicious as it sounds – actually it’s quite sad. As we discussed last night on The Realm Recap, Hasbro has repacked last year’s Digital Release Commemorative Collection sets into two exclusive “Epic Battles” six packs for Toys”R”Us.
This would have been a great opportunity to release a Ghost crew pack from Star Wars Rebels with an accompanying Empire set.
Nonetheless, it will make things easier for gift giving as there aren’t six individual sets to complete. These are hitting stores now at $40 each.
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Dan Emmons from StarWarsCollector.com has posted word of a packaging variant for the Walmart Exclusive 3.75″ Black Series Darth Vader figure. He notes that the position of the lightsaber has changed and black hang tags have been implemented as well. Head on over to check it out.
Instagram user @toy.fiction shares an image of one of the Smuggler’s Bounty exclusive POP! figures shipping now. Check out the Special Forces TIE Fighter Pilot (#90)!
UPDATE: There is also a regular First Order TIE Fighter Pilot variant shipping in boxes. So completist will need to track down this one as well.
Looks like those Toys”R”Us exclusive Epic Battles/Armor Up figures including Captain Phasma and Poe Dameron are starting to hit stores in the UK.
Thanks to @bizrronick for the tweet
In the US, this item is exclusive to Kmart, but in Mexico, collectors will be able to score the 6″ Black Series Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base) figure at Walmart.
Thanks to @Rodzam71 on Twitter for the info.
You might have missed this on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope social media channels last night, but I was putting the finishing touches on the toyguide update for the Walgreens Exclusive 6″ Darth Vader (Emperor’s Wrath) and snapped the above photograph. This is not a Photoshop trick or filter, this is the actual figure “lighting up”. Find out how it was achieved by watching the video on our YouTube channel.
Walgreens.com is now taking orders (with immediate availability) for their exclusive 6″ Black Series Darth Vader (Emperor’s Wrath).
UPDATE: Currently sold out
Vinylmation World alerts us to a new Darth Vader Vinylmation Eachez release on the way. The “unmasked” version will be released at a 9/10 ratio, while the “masked” version will be the variant/chase at 1:10.
As The Force Awakens draws closer we get new information, new trailers, and…new toys! With the Guavian Enforcer, Captain Phasma, Constable Zuvio and Poe Dameron the second wave of 6-inch Black Series figures is hitting stores now. On this episode of Star Wars Action News Marjorie and Arnie review this new wave of figures–and try to guess how they fit into the new movie. And they also review the new KMart exclusive Kylo Ren – Starkiller Base Black Series figure.
Also on this week’s show, with tomorrow’s release of Battlefront the game, Brock joins us to look at the Star Wars: Battlefront novel Twilight Company. He also reviews the new audiobook adaptations for the young readers’ adaptations of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.
With Berent’s report from Gentle Giant Days in Burbank, a rundown of new Star Wars merchandise hitting stores, and more, it’s all in this episode of Star Wars Action News!
Upon my late night/early morning toy run, I stumbled across a case of the 6″ Black Series Battlefront Imperial Shock Trooper (check out the full toyguide update and overview). You can watch the live video of my toy find through our Periscope channel.
The Yakface Toyguide updates continue with the addition of the Walmart Exclusive 6″ Battlefront Imperial Shock Trooper from The Black Series.
PROS: The Shock Trooper is a solid, no-brainer offering from Hasbro. Having a cross-sell product for the game required little additional investment other than a new deco for the existing trooper and a new attractive box. The deco for the figure is well applied for the most part, but discerning collectors may want to pick and choose from the available figures at retail in order to obtain the best product sample.
CONS: It is early yet to offer any real cons on the figure itself (other than the slight leg bowing due to the packaging) but the relaying of information from the manufacturer and retailer to collectors that this was even going to be available was/is lacking. There seems to be a disconnect between all parties in knowing what is available (and when) to the consumer. With the planned marketing and product release push that Star Wars Battlefront received, you’d think that tie-in promotional product such as this would be better communicated and advertised to the public.
Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
The Walgreens Exclusive 6″ Black Series Darth Vader (Emperor Wrath) is now available to order through DrugStore.com.
Thanks to Corey from the Wolfpack Podcast for the alert!
As a follow up to Walmart’s press release regarding the Exclusive 6″ Black Series Battlefront Shock Trooper, I was able to receive definitive confirmation that it WILL NOT be available as part of this weekend’s Epic Weekend event.
Look for official details on its US release soon.
Our spy was also privy to discussions about Hasbro really wanting to bring back figure display stands/bases back into the 3.75″ product line up. These too are being shopped as exclusives but no official retail partner has signed on yet. More to come…