Yakface Reader Eddie J. directs our attention to a very interesting image that has surfaced on Facebook. It depicts an (TRU?) exclusive 6″ Black Series Astromech 3 pk. which includes droids R2-A3, R5-K6 and R2-F2. No additional details are yet available for this set but look more info soon.
Our friends at Star Wars Action News report via Facebook the discovery of a new 12″ Droid 3 pack from The Force Awakens hitting shelves exclusively at Target. The set includes BB-8, C-3PO and RO-4LO and retails for $29.99*.
*Thanks to Justin from JediNews for the price confirmation.
Update: for those in the hunt for this set: DPCI 087-06-0046
Sideshow has updated today revealing their 1:6 scale R5-J2 Imperial Astromech figure. As we posted on Facebook yesterday, it is interesting that the dome for this figure is technically wrong if they are using this droid as the basis for the sculpt (note the eye stalks).
Preorders rollout Feb. 25.
UPDATE: Preorders are now open
Facebook follower Trent B. sent us this image of a huge LEGO score he had at his Tennessee Walmart. Most of these sets are due to hit stores for a couple weeks but you know Walmart….
Facebook follower Ricky Resurreccion writes in with his current store find of clearance Jakks figures:
Hi there, you may want to pass this news along. Been working some SF Bay Area Walmarts and they have the 48″ Jakks Vader and FO Stormtrooper on clearance for $21. I suggest peeps scan the barcodes even if they have their retail prices stuck on it. I had my stores ring up $21 for the 48″s. And the Jakks plain-vanilla R2-D2 are not advertised as on clearance but believe me, they are. Usually sells for $50, they are on sale for $13. At these prices, I grabbed a couple for my boys.
Nice finds Ricky!
Spoiler Warning. New figures are starting to hit Walmart courtesy of this report by Star Wars Action News. A new figure was found as well: Rey (Resistance Outfit). Click the image above for a spoiler shot of her full outfit and accessories, and wave mates. You’ve been warned.
To celebrate the launch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Hot Toys has unveiled a new First Order Stormtrooper (Jakku Exclusive) Movie Promo Edition collectible figure!
To celebrate the release of this epic installment of the Star Wars saga, Hot Toys is pleased to officially present today, the MOVIE PROMO EDITION 1/6th scale First Order Stormtrooper (Jakku Exclusive) collectible figure!
The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of First Order Stormtrooper on the desert planet Jakku in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It features the sleekly designed Stormtrooper armor and helmet, a heavy artillery vest, a detachable survival backpack, highly detailed blaster rifle with extended stock, a blaster pistol, and a specially designed Jakku desert-themed figure stand!
Look for official details on its availability soon.
UPDATE: Preorders are now open
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.
Our friends at Boba Fett Fan Club turn us toward this Facebook post revealing (and confirming a prior rumor) that the smaller scale Slave I with Boba Fett* has started to hit stores. Both items are repacks from previous releases but now combined into one package.
*No, this doesn’t confirm that Boba Fett is in The Force Awakens.
Kotobukiya has posted a teaser for what looks to be a Captain Phasma ARTFX+ Statue via their Facebook page.
Time to start checking your Toys”R”Us as the 6″ Black Series First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter with Elite TIE Fighter Pilot has started hitting stores as posted by the 6″ Black Series Collectors Group on Facebook.
Thanks to Corey from the Wolfpack Podcast for the heads-up.
Darth Maul (Sith)
General Grievous (Separatists)
Clone Trooper (Galactic Republic)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi)
Luke Skywalker (Rebel Alliance)
Darth Vader (Galactic Empire)
Poe Dameron (Resistance)
Kylo Ren (First Order)
Click the image above for a closer look.
Thanks to a tip from Sith_fire30 Creations’ Facebook page, we get a first look at the S.H.Figuarts Obi-Wan Kenobi from The Phantom Menace. They’ve really been knocking out some great product as of late. Stay tuned for the full reveal soon…