The crew at Imperial Shipyards has posted their QnA with Hasbro and a very direct question has answer was exchanged regarding the return of the Vintage Collection (TVC). Head over to ISY’s forum to get Hasbro’s answer.
Jedi Temple Archives has posted a report that the Toys”R”Us Exclusive “Desert/Jakku Deco” Special Forces TIE Fighter with pilot has been found in the US. Head on over for their report and use UPC 630509368969 to check for availability at your store(s).
Jedi Temple Archives alerts us to another update by Order Sixty Six Toys that reveals new packaging and loose images for the 6″ Black Series Poe Dameron and First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper set. This deluxe set is rumored to be a Target exclusive in the US.
Jedi Temple Archives directs our attention to a new image from StarWars-Figuren that reveals an exclusive Star Wars Battlefront Shocktrooper for the 6″ Black Series line. No official details are available at this time regarding US distribution, but look for an update as more info is gathered.
Update: Order Sixty Six Toys in the UK currently has this for preorder and they give a look at the packaging as well.
Jedi Temple Archives tips us off to a new Disney Park Droid Factory Set has shown up on ebay. This set includes 4 build-a-droid astromechs: R0-4LO, R2-Q2, R4-M9 and R5-X3 all of which are said to be from The Force Awakens. We’ll have to see about that, but in the mean time, keep and eye out for these to start popping up online.
Jedi Temple Archives has posted a great scoop regarding new toys from The Force Awakens available on Force Friday. Retail Meijers apparently set their shelf tags a little early revealing vehicles, playsets and other merchandise. Head on over for the details and images.
Jedi Temple Archives has posted additional details regarding some rumored/as-of-yet-to-be officially announced 6″ Black Series figures. Ironically, some of the top choices we’ve received in the Fans’ Choice poll includes these figures which have been rumored for a while now. Head on over to check out what their spies have uncovered.
Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives are reporting that the new Black Series Stormtrooper (found at Toys”R”us) features some different parts than the most recent mold, including a new helmet. Is this a leap forward, or a step back?
Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives and Jedi News are on the show floor for Celebration Anaheim’s Preview Night and the have provided a great detailed look at new revamped packaging for the 6″ Black Series. It is 1000X better than the orange and blue versions to be sure. Head on over to their respective sites to check these out as well as carded images of The Black Series.
Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives are reporting that the Target Exclusive AT-DP with Driver has started to hit Target on the West Coast. Head on over for a closer look and start checking those stores.
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.
Star Wars fan sites unite for an exclusive patch only available at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.
Star Wars Action News, Jedi Business, Jedi Temple Archives, Yakface and Jedi News have combined forces to create a unique piece of Star Wars memorabilia for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim! Together they have created the Star Wars Celebration Collecting Track Patch Set! Click on through for details.
A decade ago, a lot of us were in Star Wars collecting heaven with the ROTS product launch, and literally throwing our money at Star Wars as we ate up the action figure line. Our good friends at jeditemplearchives have posted some great pics of the retail launch back then. Take a trip down memory lane, and enjoy the images by clicking here!
Personal Note: In my opinion, Hasbro should be looking back at what made that toy line so popular and needs a similar approach for The Force Awakens… great variety of vehicles, characters, troops, background aliens, weird droids, nice sculpts, good articulation, etc. There were very few duds in the ROTS line, and the low price point and excitement for the brand were able to wash the silly figures like “spinning Yoda” and “Force kick Obi Wan” right off the pegs. Star Wars needs a ROTS-kind of commitment from Hasbro again for this toy line to dominate the toy section like it used to.