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.
There is one 3.75″ Black Series figure that has been highly requested for re-release since it was so difficult to find when Walmart held its exclusivity. Collectors can breathe a sigh of relief that the Rogue One Scarif Stormtrooper will be getting the “TVC” treatment. Another character joining the collection is rumored to be Leia in Boushh Disguise. It is unknown if it’s an all-new version or repacked (from 2015) but is probably the latter as the line is balancing repacks with all-new sculpts. Expect these along side Yak Face and Klaatu in 2019*.
*I sure hope these don’t get cancelled.
For those wanting to plan ahead on their Black Series purchases, here are the details for Wave 18 (2018 wave 3).
Correlating UPCS/SKUs for the above can be found on our Master UPC/DPCI/SKU List.
Now that we have a name to go with the face, we can share a rumor of a new 6″ Black Series Argus “Six Eyes” Panox coming for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Not much is known (yet) in terms of availability but you can bet heavily that you’ll see it on shelves this year.
Note: In mythology, a being “Argus Panoptes” was said to have had a hundred eyes. Nice that the mythological names are carrying through to the characters from Solo too.
In my searches for new, unannounced products* today I managed to find a listing for an item that includes 5 Force Link 2.0 figures. It is unknown if it is another playset or a simple figure multipack but it includes at least one exclusive figure – Holographic Maz Kanata, plus Rey (Island Journey), Kylo Ren, a First Order Stormtrooper and Poe. I will share more details such as price and availability when possible.
*All rumors are unofficial and subject to cancellation by the manufacturer. No proprietary (non-public) information was used in the assemblage of this report.
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.
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.