It appears that the 40th Anniversary Darth Vader that is reissued for the standard Black Series release (#43) is more than just a simple repack. The paint operations on the helmet have been updated significantly in order to achieve an even better likeness to the screen-used helmet by adding more silver to the neck seal portion. This makes 3 unique decos for this sculpt (red eyes, dark eyes, and dark eyes/silver neck). Click the image above for a closer look.
LEGO has been teasing via social media a new set that will not only be the largest Star Wars set, but it will also be the largest LEGO set EVER produced. Watch for the reveal soon!
Preliminary images for LEGO set for 2018 have started to pop up on Instagram. Sets spans the saga from Prequels to the untitled Han Solo film. Search for tag legoleak to find them.
For Canada residents planning on attending Fan Expo 2017 (Aug. 31-Sept. 3), the #HasbroStore will be be returning again this year and they will be offering the exclusives from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. This includes Star Wars, Marvel, Transformers, G.I.Joe and more.
Funko has revealed two of their Star Wars exclusives for D23 next month that will be offered at Disney Stores. The Dorbz* Hoth Han Solo with Tauntaun and Cantina Dorbz 3-pk. featuring Vintage-deco Greedo, Walrusman and Snaggletooth.
*These figures mark the first additions to the Dorbz line for the Star Wars license.
Instagram user StarZoneToys has posted an image of the filming crew shirt for the Han Solo standalone film. Titled simply “Solo”, the logo treatment features Han’s signature DL-44 blaster in place of the “L” and a tagline of “We Shot First” on the back.
Thanks to Matt from JediNews for the heads up.
BBTS has issued their latest newsletter with their newest preorders and new arrivals. Click on through to check out the latest Star Wars Black Series available to order and more!
Funko has updated their blog today revealing the POP! Deluxe Darth Vader with TIE Fighter. Look for this mid-June exclusively at Target!
Despite assurances that the 6″ 40th Anniversary figures would be pre-punched for retail sales, it seems like there is at least one figure that this claim didn’t necessarily apply. There are samples for the Star Wars Celebration exclusive Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot figure that made it into hands of collectors with the punch intact. While this isn’t anything to covet for majority of collectors, there is a segment of the community that this will surely interest.
Thanks to trashtone for the info and for his aid in acquiring this sample.
The line includes new 11-inch “Adventure Figures” depicting characters including Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, plus loveable sidekicks and epic villains like BB-8, Chewbacca and many more. These true to form Adventure Figures bridge the gap between traditional action figures and dolls, opening up a new play experience for Star Wars fans of all ages and genders. Each individually designed figure features dynamic action and multiple points of articulation to help recreate the characters’ adventures and heroic moments with different poses.
The line launches August 1 at mass retailers and HasbroToyShop.com
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We’ve received a report from Daniel B. in Australia stating that the latest update to the Hasbro’s Star Wars Studio FX app has disabled the wireless functionality of his AT-ACT. Click on through to read his account and if anyone else has this issue, let us know.
Update: A new update was just issued today (March 16). Those with disabled app may want to give it a shot.