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.
As many of our fellow collectors have experienced, retailers seem to be on their own schedule (feels like a store-by-store basis) on getting new product onto the pegs for Hasbro’s latest lineup of Star Wars merchandise.
So if you haven’t seen many signs of new stock yet, it might just mean the stores you are hitting just haven’t made it a priority yet. I’ve seen this slow trickle in my neck of the woods, then yesterday found a Target that had finally set aside some time and shelf space to get new items out.
So, don’t give up too early – and share your finds too (or lack thereof) after the jump!
If you went out hunting for new Star Wars product on Friday, chances are you were pretty underwhelmed by what was on the pegs (i.e. lack thereof).
Personally, I found a few things I wanted after driving around a bit, but it was pretty sad to see just how little retailers seemed to care about having new product out for the April 13 street date (I could not find one single carded figure anywhere – I struggle with calling this as a “launch” at all).
If you did score some good stuff though, we’d love to hear about it and see pics in our forums.
From the Hasbro Pulse Instagram feed:
We want a Star Wars fan to be the first person to reveal our newest Hasbro Star Wars Black Series product! Submit your video for a chance to win!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. ENTER BETWEEN APRIL 13-18, 2018, ONE WINNER WILL BE SELECTED, MUST BE 18+, OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY, FOR OFFICIAL RULES, GO HERE.
Click the image above to watch the video.
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.
Two new official images for the Walmart Exclusive 6” Black Series Stormtrooper (Mimban) from Solo: A Star Wars Story have been released. Click on though for the new shots.
Here is a look at an as-of-yet unannounced (exclusive) 6” Black Series Chewbacca from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Click on through for box and loose shots.
Our friends at FanthaTracks have directed our attention to a new packaged shot* of the upcoming Amazon Exclusive 6″ Black Series Red Squadron Astromech set from Hasbro.
*Image courtesy of In Demand Toys.
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.