Another midnight product launch has come and gone, but the news is not over as we are back this week to discuss the latest developments in Star Wars collecting. Rogue Friday proved to be a more subdued, but more satisfying experience for many this year as stores seemed to have a good amount of merchandise to satiate needy collectors. Flyguy and I discuss our experiences as well as several announcements that came in the hours before and after Sept. 30. Enjoy the super-sized, and wallet draining Episode 105 of The Realm Recap.
Hasbro Italia, as part of Rogue Friday, has sent out a press kit to select accounts and included with the goodies was the 6″ Black Series AT-AT Pilot* (#31). Click the image above for a closer look.
*Note the packaging call-out designates this figure as a “pilot”, not “driver”.
The unofficial “Go Rogue: A Star Wars Collecting Checklist” is now available for download. As additional information comes to light, we will amend the checklist and post a notice when a new update/download is available.
UPDATE: The third and final version (3.0) of the checklist is now available for download. Thank you to everyone who sent in store reports, links to eBay auctions and tagged us via social media as you, the fans, were instrumental in the creation of this list. Good luck to everyone heading out tonight!
Shoutout the Hasbro team for hosting the fan site Hangout on Google+ this morning. There were a few interesting bits discussed for what we can expect on shelves on Sept. 30 and beyond.
UPDATE: QnA breakdown added
We are “going rogue” and producing an independent downloadable PDF checklist (similar to last year) to guide collectors through the toy aisles on September 30 and beyond. As of now, we are including most products announced (and unannounced) for Hasbro, LEGO, Funko, Jakks Pacific, Hot Wheels, and Disney Store.
And as last year, not all items will be available on Rogue/Force Friday, but in lieu of any of those brands providing anything “official”, we felt it would be in collector’s best interest to know what to expect/budget.
Click on through to check out a sample page.
Jedi Temple Archives has shared several new carded images revealing Hasbro’s 3.75″ figures slated for release on Rogue/Force Friday (September 30).
Head on over to check out Jyn Erso (Eadu), K-2SO, Imperial Stormtrooper, Imperial Ground Crew. Kanan Jarrus (Stormtrooper Disguise), Sabine Wren, and Kylo Ren.
Jedi Temple Archives has posted a breakdown of some of the rumored items that will be available from Hasbro for the “Rogue Friday” (aka Force Friday) launch on September 30.
Looks like the first product leaks for Rogue One are starting to hit the street as Instagram follower @jedi_skywalkerr posts an in-hand pic of Wave 1 which includes Jyn Erso (Jedha), Cassian Andor, Imperial Death Trooper, K-2SO, Kylo Ren (Unmasked) and Rey with BB-8 (lightsaber variant).
Update: the user has removed the image.
You may have caught this over the weekend on our Facebook page and in our forums, but Forbes published an article on Friday detailing some of the reveals at SDCC as well as the teasing of a future “big announcement” from Hasbro regarding super-articulated 3.75″ figures. Speculate at will, but keep your expectations in check. 😉
As mentioned a couple days ago, we can now provide direct links to the various 6″ Black Series, Black Series Titanium and even Hera’s Phoenix Squadron A-wing on Walmart.com. Click on through for the full list.
UPDATE: Walmart has apparently killed all of those url/links and they now redirect to a general Star Wars landing page.
Now with almost 50 points of articulation!
Star Wars action figure collectors have a wealth of options. Whereas once we had only Kenner/Hasbro action figures, these days there are options in every scale and price point. One of those new figure lines is Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts 6-inch line. The price is double that of a Hasbro 6-inch figure, but is it worth it? On this episode of Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie give an in-depth review of the S.H. Figuarts First Order Stormtrooper, and tell you if it’s worth the price they paid!
Our friends at JediNews reach out to us regarding exclusive news they’ve received regarding potential 6″ Black Series figures for Rogue One’s Force Friday launch on September 30. Click on over for their exclusive report.
Whoaa this is new!! pic.twitter.com/TZAzKPZmFn
— Katie Peters (@thisginger_kt) April 5, 2016
By all accounts, this looks to be a simple re-package of the Nerf Luke Skywalker Bladebuilders Lightsaber that hit stores on Force Friday (yes, there was product released that day) but now with Rey taking front and center on the card art – as she should.
Thanks to @thisginger_kt on Twitter for the heads up.