Our friends at JediDefender are reporting that the new Toys”R”Us exclusive Video Game Figure Sets (The Force Unleashed and Republic Commando) have hit stores in California. Head on over for an in-hand photo and keep and eye out in those aisles!
Looking to bolster your Imperial ranks? The upcoming exclusive Navy Commando figures from The Force Unleashed are now “in stock” through overseas seller tunghori – click the above image for new pics of these figure in the forums, and for direct links to his “Buy It Now” auctions. These could sell through quick, so good luck!
Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives are commemorating their 800th Research Droid Review with addition of the highly-sought after SDCC Exclusive Revenge of the Jedi Death Star Figure Pack! Head on over for the breakdown of this set, complete with loose photos and an extensive summary of each figure and what is new about some of them.
Our friend Dan at swcollector.com sends in a report that he found the Toys”R”Us exclusive Stealth Ops Clone Trooper, Deluxe Rebel Transport Speeder and Geonosian Speeder along with the AV-7 at his store today. Great news for those waiting for new product to hit the shelves!
As you are probably painfully aware by now, HasbroToyShop this morning placed the SDCC exclusives up for sale on their site, including the Revenge of the Jedi Death Star Figure Pack. Needless to say, the site couldn’t handle the rush of traffic to order this and the other exclusives, forcing many to miss out on this highly sought after piece. Couple this latest snafu with the frustration collectors are having finding new product in general and you have the perfect storm for breaking the Tauntaun’s back. Collectors in forums and Facebook and Twitter are voicing their disgust. Let’s hope that Hasbro and HasbroToyShop gets the message (1-800-224-4438).
Toys”R”Us has updated their site recently placing their new exclusive Clone Wars Stealth Operations Clone Trooper (aka Commander Blackout*) up for pre-order. You can get yours (limit 2) at the link or wait until it hits retail as he’ll surely be “FREE” with a qualifying purchase like their previous exclusives.
Thanks to Dan from swCollector for the tip!
*Note: this figure isn’t called out specifically as “Commander Blackout” anywhere on the packaging front or back.
Hasbro has released details of the SDCC exclusive “Lost Wave” Special Edition Collector’s Pack. Read on for all the details!
No, they’re no leaving Target’s aisle yet, especially at this new price. As reported by our friends at Jedi Temple Archives, I too ran into the $16.29 Geonosis Arena Sets (previously $12.99) at my local MN Target. As a consolation, both Clone Wars Geonosis 2-packs were marked down to $11. Hey, let’s keep a little optimism here. : )
One of the more popular segments of Expanded Universe figures will be back in circulation again, with what appears to be enhanced sculpts and articulation – the Republic Commandos!
Find out more details in the forums.
Going into the weekend, Gentle Giant revealed their latest SDCC exclusive item – a McQuarrie Concept Snowtrooper Mini Bust with alternate head! Pre-orders are open now for Premier Guild Members only.
Gentle Giant has revealed their next 2011 SDCC Exclusive item – the Jumbo Vinyl Cape Jawa! Head on over for the full details!
Star Wars Celebrations – never will you find a more passionate group of Star Wars fans in one place! Every single Star Wars Celebration has been a great time for the fans in attendance, with exclusive collectibles, celebrity panels, great events, and so much more friendships are made as are memories! So there can be no bigger Star Wars news this past week than the official announcement of Star Wars Celebration VI, in Orlando, August 23-26, 2012. On this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast Marjorie and Arnie celebrate this news and look at what it means for Star Wars fans.
Also this week, Marjorie and Arnie continue packing the Sithsonian and Arnie reflects on what impact the move has had on his rules of collecting.
With a discussion of the Wedge vintage figure, Hallmark SDCC exclusives, and more, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!
You can download this week’s show from swactionnews.com or use the direct links: