While Hasbro’s performance over the past year(s) has been pretty disappointing for most 3.75″ fans, I must say they surprised me with the attention they gave the new R1-J5 droid in the Resistance toy line.
I highly recommend picking up this figure if you see it, even if you are passing on the rest of the line. This is a cool toy and reminds me of the product they were pushing a decade ago – check out more pics of this droid (including his removable part features) in the forums.
Target stores officially can start selling Resistance figures tomorrow, January 15. So if you are on the hunt for these, or have been turned down because of Target enforcing the street date (which is ridiculous considering how low key this show is), then be on the lookout starting tomorrow.
Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the high-flying animated series “Star Wars Resistance” for a fall 2019 premiere. The series follows Kazuda Xiono (“Kaz”), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Season one continues on SUNDAY, JAN. 13 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EST/PST), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. The mid-season one trailer for “Star Wars Resistance,” featuring a first look at a major villain from “The Force Awakens,” was released today on the Star Wars YouTube page.
According to the StarWars Databank, the astromech Bucket’s official designation is R1-J5, but oddly on Hasbro’s packaging for the Jarek Yeager/Bucket two pack, it lists him as (R3-B7) on both the bubble insert and card back. I’d imagine a packaging variation/running change coming down the line in the future.
Walmart has started to receive wave 1 of the new Star Wars: Resistance figures from Hasbro. The case includes 2 of each figure (Kaz, Torra Doza, Commander Pyre, Major Vonreg, Synara San, and First Order Stormtrooper). Brandon W. on Facebook reports them being found in Kentucky.
With just over a week until the series premiere, here’s an all-new sneak peek at what’s to come including a first look at fan favorite characters and locations from The Force Awakens, including Captain Phasma!