As we approach the official release of The Last Jedi, kicking off with the red carpet event this weekend, now may be the time to check out of casual online browsing, especially social media. Entire image galleries from the Visual Dictionary book (released on Dec. 15) have hit sites and even some of the new official TV spots have some pretty surprising reveals (a big one just today) that you may wish to experience in the context of the entire film rather than in a quick clip. Again, official TV spots and trailers are fair game to talk about but if you’re sensitive to “spoilers” the onus is on you to avoid them or seek them out. It is our responsibility to give you the option. If you wish to discuss spoilers, head to our forums.
Walmart is starting to market their exclusive 6″ Black Series Kylo Ren (Throne Room) via social media but it’s still not available online or in store (in the US). The above ad popped up in my Instagram feed earlier today, hopefully release is imminent.
After gathering as much PUBLICLY accessible information as possible, through cross referencing the dozens of DPCIs, SKUs and UPCs and cataloging leaked product that has hit shelves and eBay, we are happy to present our official “unofficial” Force Friday 2 Checklist! Our downloadable pdf should assist you in planning for Friday’s expenditures as this year we’ve included MSRPs for most of the items. A huge debt of gratitude goes out to you, the fans, for sending in your store finds via email and most importantly SOCIAL MEDIA as they were instrumental in making this list as complete and verifiable as possible. Brands covered include Hasbro, Funko, Disney Store, Jakks Pacific, LEGO, Hot Wheels, and Sphero.
Click the banner above to download your guide to finding the Force on Force Friday!
UPDATE: In light of today’s new product announcements and before people start to ask “where is X on your list?” and “is this going to be available today?” questions – yes, I realize there are things missing (now) and I have no idea what will be available in your particular store at the particular time go there. The checklist was the best possible guide we could provide with the knowledge at hand.
Yesterday we received a tip that the Black Series Titanium Series Helmets, that were thought discontinued (due to their lack of leaking) are rumored to be exclusive to a big box chain. An image has surfaced on social media from the stock room of said chain this afternoon which may in fact confirm this rumor.
A few well timed tweets from us this afternoon resulted in Twitter follower @1JosephBOrtiz scoring wave 2 of the 40th Anniversary Collection of 6″ figures from his local TRU in Arizona.
Frank D’iorio is giving you sneak peek of the massive project planned for this year’s Star Wars Celebration tonight via Twitter.
Just a quick update for you to tune into TWITTER – THIS Wednesday night – MARCH 22 at 9 PM Eastern time. Find me @dioramaworkshop. I will be talking about EVERYTHING that you guys will experience at our booth next month, including showing you a PEEK at the COMPLETED Tile prototypes that you can choose to build. Make sure to tune in and I will answer as many questions as I can if I understand how that technology works LOL. See you Wednesday !!!!
Instagram follower akastarwars has just notified us that the 6″ Black Series wave containing Baze Malbus and Chirrut Îmwe has been found at Target in Denver, CO. The hunt begins….
Funko has just released (via Twitter) their concept art for their upcoming Bodhi Rook POP! from Rogue One. Soon you’ll be able to add “the pilot” to your collection!
Yesterday, Dave Filoni took to social media to praise Funko’s selection of Star Wars Rebels POP! figures. In the group shot, you can see the March Smuggler’s Bounty Exclusive Maul as well as another figure rumored to be pack alongside him – can you spot it?
Looks like the first product leaks for Rogue One are starting to hit the street as Instagram follower @jedi_skywalkerr posts an in-hand pic of Wave 1 which includes Jyn Erso (Jedha), Cassian Andor, Imperial Death Trooper, K-2SO, Kylo Ren (Unmasked) and Rey with BB-8 (lightsaber variant).
Update: the user has removed the image.
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