Hasbro is really banking on the success of the Mighty Muggs line. As we reported last month with the rumor of 8 more on the way, you can now double that as I have found listings for 8 more. Click on through for the list that includes characters from Rogue One, Solo, A New Hope, Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace.
Continue reading Rumor Report: Even More Mighty Muggs On The Way
As we continue to assemble our upcoming checklist for the product launch on April 13 for Solo: A Star Wars Story, we’ve heard of two more vehicles coming as part of the Class B assortment. One is a repack from The Last Jedi – the A-Wing Fighter with Tallie, the other is rumored to be Han’s Landspeeder (with Han) as seen in the leaked production photos as well as the LEGO set (75209). Considering the number of repacks and non-Solo film related figures/vehicles coming out that day, the merchandising tie-ins seem to be quite low – maybe lower than Rogue One.
For those that didn’t shell out the cash for the BB-8 Mega Playset, (or by one loose off of eBay) your 3.75″ Force Link figure collection has a glaring hole. Even though there is an all-new super articulated Supreme Leader Snoke coming in the first wave of the Vintage Collection in April, rumor is he will also be available as an individually carded figure in the Force Link/Star Wars Universe line. Look for him to possibly ship along side the Princess Leia Hoth and Maz Kanata (with jetpack) carded figures in the spring.
With The Last Jedi in the rear view mirror for many, we can continue our focus to products for Solo: A Star Wars. As a refresher, we revealed through several articles (below in reverse chronological order going back to October) new products from Hasbro and Mattel.
Stay tuned for a more accurate breakdown of the first wave (wave 16?) of 6″ Black Series figures that will include characters from Solo: A Star Wars Story very soon.
Also, a friendly tip: 99% of the products with UPCs that we have shared over the months, can be found directly on Amazon.com and Walmart.com with a little app-fu and the barcode scanner built into their respective apps. You’re welcome :).
As we rumored a few days ago, Hasbro’s Forces of Destiny will be expanding to add its first vehicle in the line. An excellent candidate for this assortment would be Sabine’s “Graffiti Speeder” from the episode Crash Course.
We’ve received some inside info that Hasbro has some new merchandising coming soon for the Forces of Destiny Adventure Figure line. Word is that there are Creatures and Droids assortments coming for around $10 as well as a potential vehicle for
$60 $30. More details to come as we get them.
Update: I incorrectly listed the vehicle price as $60, the MSRP is actually a more palatable $29.99.
Speaking of Force Link, look for improvements to the technology as well in 2018 with the potential for more phrases and sound effects. We’re learning that it may be called, unsurprisingly, “Force Link 2”.
*Not an official logo.
Rumor suggests that we will see a packaging revision for the 6″ Black Series in 2018. So far, Hasbro has elected to keep the same basic profile/shape since it’s inception. What do you think? Is a total reinvention/rebranding warranted, something akin to the Marvel Legends line, or should they keep the box and simply change the accent color?
After some internet scouring today, I found coded info (names/UPCs/SKUs) for 3 more 12″ Hero Series figures to be released beyond the assortment that includes Yoda and Kylo Ren. Click on through for the info.
Continue reading Rumor Report: New 12″ Hero Series Figures
We saw a new assortment of 3.75″ Black Series Titanium Diecast figures finally hit after months of rumors for Force Friday II, but now it’s time to look beyond The Last Jedi. The untitled Han Solo movie is set to hit in May 2018 (for now) and we know that Lando will have a significant role in that film. As a refresher for the character, it would make sense to offer a version of him in his iconic outfit from Cloud City. And where there’s one, there should be more, right?