Like previous merchandise launches (The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi), multiple waves of 6″ Black Series may make it into the hands of collectors via retail (brick and mortar and online) for the launch of Solo: A Star Wars Story products in April. Wave 16 has already started showing up in advance of the street date and Wave 17 may be hot on its heels.
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.
- New Force Link Solo Figure 2 Packs
- Update: New Hasbro “Solo” Roleplay Blasters Info Found
- New Hot Wheels Starships Listings for Solo
- New Hot Wheels Battle Rollers Listing for Solo
- Update: New Hasbro “Solo” Roleplay Listings Found
- Update: New Hot Wheels Listings for “Solo”
- Rumor Report: “Solo” Force Link Set and Flagship Coming In April
- Rumor Report: 6″ Black Series Figure List for Solo
- Update: “Mythological” Codes Reveal Possible Han Solo Products
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 :).
Based on the our report from yesterday regarding the new Hero Series product names (Zeus and Vesta) found online, there is speculation/coincidence that these may be the first indicators that products for the untitled Han Solo movie could rely on Greek/Roman mythology to mask the character names from the film. Thoughts?
UPDATE 01/5/18: Names found so far: Zeus (Han), Athena (Qi’Ra), Vesta, Hercules (Chewbacca), Hermes (Lando), Artemis, Minotaur (Mimban), Gorgon, Cyclops, Perseus, Pegasus (Millennium Falcon), and Cronus (Moloch)
There are already two TLJ figures that feature packaging variants in the 3.75″ line. The first one, found over the weekend, switches the placement of the Porg and bowcaster accessories included with Chewbacca. The second is for General Hux which switches the position of the mouse droid (and turns it 90 degrees) and blaster. I know this info super serves a very small segment of collectors but as someone that likes to document these things, I thought I’d share it all the same.
Hey, if a major outlet like Yahoo can share a deleted video showing off officially unannounced products for Force Friday 2, it’s got to be okay, right?
UPDATE: Hasbro has blocked the commercial linked to in the article.
They say the eyes are the window to the soul. I’d say that Hasbro is betting on them being a window to your wallet as well as Amazon.es has also leaked the Interactive Porg (“IP Beak”) online. Head on over to check it out while it’s still there.