Disney Store has posted a preview of their next assortment of Star Wars-themed Tsum Tsum plush characters. Available on April 4, the Revenge of the Sith set includes General Grevious, Clone Trooper*, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker**.
*Note the Phase I design for the Clone Trooper and not the proper Phase II
**I also assume that the image take for the graphic above has been horizontally flipped and Anakin’s scar is over the wrong eye.
In more Funko POP! news, FYE will have another exclusive figure later this year – the 442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper from Revenge of the Sith. Thanks to @maythefunkoBWY on Twitter for the heads up.
Also revealed as a Walmart Exclusive is a Revenge of the Sith Funko POP! 3 pack featuring an Unhooded Emperor, Tarfful and Utapau Clone Trooper. Look for this set (along with the Kenner colorway Cantina set) in stores at the end of January.
UPDATE: Funko has posted the official details for this set
Tomorrow, 6″ Black Series collectors will be able to preorder Entertainment Earth Exclusive Clone Trooper 4pk. ($99.99). In the meantime, check out these new packaging and loose images after the break.
UPDATE: This set is now available for preorder.
Continue reading Update: Entertainment Earth 6″ Black Series Clone Trooper 4pk Images
Tamashii Nations has updated today with a detailed look at their upcoming S.H.Figuarts Clone Trooper (Phase II) and Battle Droid (Geonosis) figures. Look for these to start shipping from distributors in October.
Medicom also has reveal via a catalog image (via TheFwoosh) the MAFEX Rey from The Force Awakens and Darth Vader from Revenge of the Sith. Rey includes a several accessories including lightsaber, blaster, staff, X-wing helmet and scavenger gear. Vader includes lightsaber and removable helmet.
Look for both of these in early 2017.
In case you missed the in-store offering yesterday, DisneyStore.com has their exclusive Elite Series General Grievous figure up for order. This fully posable 7.5″ die cast figure includes 4 lightsabers and display base.
Use code FREESHIP for free shipping in the continental U.S.
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.