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…
T Bone’s Star Wars Universe has posted via Facebook a overview of figures from the first wave of figures from The Force Awakens.
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.
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.