The Realm Recap is back after the Memorial Day Weekend bring and in our absence, there were plenty of developments in collecting. Collectors success at retail has started to improve as more folks are finding Black Series figures (in both scales) at their local stores. eBay caused a bit of a frenzy this week as a notorious seller posted the first auction for a collectible from The Force Awakens — a 6″ First Order Stormtrooper which closed at a ridiculous price. Is it legit??? Also this week, new store finds from LEGO, product news for Disney Infinity 3.0, custom 6″ figures and vehicles as well as a new character name revealed fro The Force Awakens! It’s all on Episode 63 of The Realm Recap!
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USA Today has announced today the return of Star Wars Reads Day – Oct. 10, 2015. This marks the fourth anniversary of the event and to commemorate it, Disney/Lucasfilm has created a new logo featuring BB-8 from The Force Awakens. For more info check out the article and visit the Star Wars Reads Facebook page.
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Twitter follower Darren Hayes shares this image he snapped at his local theatre of the first one sheet/poster for The Force Awakens – not surprising since the trailer will be attached to The Avengers: Age of Ultron this weekend.
Does your theater have the TFA poster up yet? Send us your images via email, Twitter or Facebook with the tag #TFAposter
Jedi Temple Archives has called our attention to an image of an as-of-yet unannounced (but rumored) TRU Exclusive Jabba’s Rancor Pit set posted on Facebook. The set looks to include several repacked figures, but that Jabba in there is drawing attention as it looks to be new. Stay tuned for more details as they arise.
In what will surely provide great joy and additional grist for the mill to a certain segment of collectors, there is word from Andrew’s Toyz via Facebook that Hasbro has discontinued current cases assortments for the Saga Legends/Rebels line.
Hasbro has discontinued the current Saga Legends figure assortments and will not be making additional shipments. We may receive some cases of Wave 7, but we are not sure at this time. While unconfirmed, this is likely to devote resources towards The Force Awakens product line.
We have reached out to Hasbro via Hunter PR for any comment.
UPDATE: We have clarification from our sponsor at DorksideToys, the current cases assortments are sold out (not canceled) and won’t see another production run.
Stephen Hayford has posted some new images of the 6″ IG-88 as well as the Deluxe Wampa with Luke Skywalker set on Facebook. Check them out.
Andrew’s Toyz has posted via their Facebook page, carded images of the upcoming 3.75″ Black Series Darth Vader (Dagobah Test) and Stormtrooper figures. Head on over for a closer look.
Peter Mayhew by way of his Facebook page, has given collectors carded look at the upcoming 3.75″ Black Series Chewbacca (TBS #11). Click the image above for a closer look.
Thanks to Corey from The Wolfpack Podcast for the heads-up.
Funko has revealed their next Hikari Sofubi figure – Glitter Boba Fett! Limited to just 1200 pieces. You can win one simply by liking their post on Facebook and responding to the question “Who is Boba Fett’s Valentine?”. Click the image above for a closer look and then head over to Facebook for your chance to win.
UPDATE: You can preorder this figure now at Entertainment Earth for $79.99
Following up on JediNews’ reveal of the Digital Release Commemorative Collection sets, Andrew’s Toyz has posted via Facebook new loose and boxed images of these packs. Some of the details have changed since first announced as Padmé is now included in the Episode I set (previously thought to include Obi-Wan). Look for release information and pricing to be announced next week at NY Toy Fair.
Thanks to YodasNews for the heads up.
Thanks to Facebook follower Scott G. we can report that Star Wars Rebels Imperial Troop Transport has started to hit ToysRUs. Scott found his in Detroit, MI for only $10.99! Lots of Rebels goodies hitting stores lately so time to make a run!
Despite me getting “confirmation” that articulation was removed from the 6″ Bossk, new images have surfaced via Facebook disproving that claim.
New images for Bandai’s Movie Realization Samurai Stormtrooper have turn up online courtesy of S.I.C Lover on Facebook. Click on through to check out the gallery. Thanks to Brandon Flores for the heads up.
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I saw this huge Vintage Star Wars auction video tonight and posted via our Facebook
page. I about passed out.