Mudtroopers, like sandtroopers, get everywhere. Hot Toys has theirs, LEGO and Funko have theirs, too and soon Hasbro will be releasing a couple in the Force Link line. But what about the 6″ Black Series? Rumor has it that there are a few more characters from Solo: A Star Wars Story coming to the front lines, one of which is a much needed mudtrooper. Details are murky, and smell like wet Wookiee, but you can probably bet on an early 2019 release from captivity.
Speculation has been swirling like an icy wind around the possible Black Series exclusives for this year’s SDCC and we believe we have some frozen solid details for the first of three potential offerings. Echoing back to previous years, SDCC exclusives are often based on what’s come, and that holds true here, but it also pulls in another figure from out of the blue (with a fresh new face). Although not entirely scene accurate, the presentation may get you all mushy over it.
We’re getting to that time again where new info is starting to populate online databases and in store systems. With that, I came across about a dozen new UPCs that I’m currently researching and trying to decode. One such item is for a 6″ Black Series figure that is showing up in Target’s system as “BS 6″ Bespin” with a price point of $19.99. There aren’t any additional details for it, but since it doesn’t share a UPC with the upcoming Bespin Han Solo, and it specifically references Bespin in its name, I’m thinking this could be another unannounced exclusive.
What if it was a revisit of the Bespin Luke with new Photo Real face tech? Maybe it’s a Princess Leia in Bespin Gown or in her Bespin Escape attire – which would be a great repurposing of the upcoming Hoth Leia sculpt? Or, what if it’s Lando’s third love, Lobot? (The first and second being himself and L3-37, respectively). Feel free to speculate as to whom you think the figure might be.
Thanks to TargetGod for the assist in this report and stay tuned for more details on this and other items as they are gathered.
Ever since the Vintage Collection hit retail back in March, collectors have been itching for the follow-up wave that includes figures from Solo: A Star Wars Story. We are now on the cusp of June, Solo has hit theaters, but where’s wave 2? Watch for an announcement soon in that regard and this wave looks a lot better than we initially thought in terms of those peg warming carry-forwards from wave 1.
On this week’s episode of The Star Wars Show we get the first look at the previously rumored L3-37 Black Series figure from Hasbro.
Per our rumor report from April, we have secured (via Brickseek) the UPCs and Walmart SKUs for 4 upcoming 3.75″ figures for the Vintage Collection. We’ve also added this info to our Master List and added links on our Amazon page. Continue the “Vintage Conversation” in our comment section or our forums.
StarWars.com has posted a new article regarding inspirations for the look of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Within the story, we get a new, full look at Val wearing the Mudtrooper outfit. Hopefully this will be representative of how that rumored Black Series figure will look when released later this year. Click on through for the full image.
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Per our exclusive reveal from April 12, Robot Kingdom has listed a new case assortment of Class B Force Link 2 vehicles which includes the as-of-yet “unofficially” announced AT-DT from Solo: A Star Wars Story. It is packed 2 per case with Han’s Speeder as the carry-forward. What type of pack-in figure do you suspect will be included? Another Mimban Stormtrooper? A mudtrooper? Feel free to speculate in the comments.
Topps has released a new trading card for their countdown to Solo: A Star Wars Story campaign, and I noticed that Beckett crew member, Val, is dressed as a mudtrooper on Mimban. Could this be how we are getting the much clamored for “mudtrooper” in the 6″ Black Series line we posted a couple weeks ago? I would not be surprised.
You may recall our report from a couple weeks ago where are some new 6” Black Series figures were found via a Brickseek. We now know what wave(s) to expect them in thanks to a tip from reader Benjamin I. Wave 19 looks to include Val (Mimban), the Imperial Patrol Trooper and L3-37 and Wave 20 should include Dengar, Lando (Skiff Guard Disguise) and Princess Leia (Hoth). Carry-forwards/repacks for these two cases are unknown at this time, but we will update as soon as we know.