All across the world, fans had their first crack at toys from the upcoming film… and from early reports, there wasn’t a whole lot of 3.75″ figures to go around in some areas. Some places didn’t even receive a single 6″ figure in time.
But, many people also went home happy with their scores – how about you? Happy? Mad? Will kids even have a shot at this stuff this weekend if distribution is as bad as this first night was in some areas?
Share your experiences and finds after the jump!
Sideshow is now taking preorders for the Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper statue.
Expertly crafted in 1:5th scale, the soldier of the Empire is depicted patrolling a corridor of the Death Star. As seen in McQuarrie’s early incarnations, the Stormtrooper comes with multiple display options – carrying a shield in one hand while wielding a lightsaber or blaster in the other – and is fitted with distinctive helmets and armor that more closely resembled fighter pilot gear than the final costumes seen on screen. Reviewing a broad spectrum of McQuarrie’s imaginative designs for the Imperial Stormtroopers, Sideshow’s artists have translated his iconic artwork in a brilliant homage to a Star Wars that is both familiar, yet never was.
The final figure for wave 2 of the 6″ Black Series has been revealed. Constable Zuvio. It is unclear at this point how many US stores will be receiving wave 2 as most of them have been revealed overseas. Things will be clearer in a few hours.
If you caught the brief glimpse of this figure in the behind the scenes video, you’ll recognize this latest figure called the “Guavian Enforcer” that leaked on Twitter.
UPDATE: here is a description from the box bio:
“The security soldiers of the Guavian Gang wear high impact armor that makes them stand out among other deadly criminals”
Hot Toys has also revealed their 1:6 First Order Stormtroopers Set that includes a First Order Stormtrooper and Heavy Gunner Stormtrooper. Click on through for the images.
Hot Toys has official claimed ownership of all the monies, with the reveal of their 1:6 Scale Kylo Ren from The Force Awakens. Check out the gallery on their Facebook page.
Not to be outdone by the 18-hour marathon of reveals, S.H.Figuarts reveals their Kylo Ren and First Order Stormtrooper figures. Click on through for the image gallery and look for these to be made available this December.
Continue reading S.H.Figuarts Kylo Ren and First Order Stormtrooper
Hasbro has release official details for figures revealed during the Star Wars The Force Awakens Global Unboxing Event.
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-Inch Figure Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2015)
The most anticipated film of the year, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, comes to life with STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES for the ultimate collection! Each new 6-inch scale figure is highly articulated and exceptionally detailed. Characters include FINN (JAKKU), REY (JAKKU) with BB-8, KYLO REN, CAPTAIN PHASMA (not shown), FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER, CHEWBACCA and more. Each sold separately.
Continue reading 6″ Black Series Press Release Images and Details
The Global Unboxing Event this morning revealed Disney Store Exclusive line of 6″ Elite Series Diecast figures (MSRP $25). Included in the first wave (available on Force Friday) are Finn, Rey with BB-8, Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren, First Order Stormtrooper, and First Order Flame Trooper. Click the image above for a closer look.
USA Today has updated with a couple articles featuring new products for The Force Awakens launch on Force Friday. You can check them out here and here.