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Update: 6″ Black Series Wave 15 (Wave 1 2018) Breakdown

Here is what we can expect to start see¬†in approximately January for the 6″ Black Series assortment. Again, cases are composed of 8 figures as follows:

6″ Black Series Wave 15/Wave 1 2018)
New! DJ (Canto Bight)
New! Rey (Resistance/Island Journey)
New! Clone Captain Rex (New Face Print)
Captain Poe Dameron (#53 Repack)
Lando Calrissian (#39 Repack)
Imperial Royal Guard (#38 Repack)
Captain Phasma (#06 Repack)
First Order Stormtrooper (#04 Repack)

Update: I forgot to add Royal Guard ūüėõ

Toyguide Update: 6″ Black Series Inferno Squad Agent (GameStop Exclusive)

PROS:  Despite using existing tooling from previous Black Series releases, the Battlefront II Inferno Squad Agent still impresses as a figure. The bold red accents and sigils are striking as they almost have a Special Forces First Order TIE Pilot feel. The sculpting still holds up well today and the repurposed Han Solo stormtrooper belt from 2013 makes this figure stand apart from prior TIE Pilot releases.

CONS:¬†Sadly, this figure doesn’t represent the main protagonist of the Battlefront II story, Iden Versio, though I understand the need to recoup tooling costs and still make something in the spirit of the game. There were several issues in the order fulfillment for this figure from delays and dropped orders. GameStop must work on their exclusives relationship with Hasbro if they want to be a successful player in the game. (Pun intended).

Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

Toyguide Update: 6″ Black Series Rey (Jedi Training) Crait (TRU Exclusive)

The¬†Yakface Toyguide¬†updates resume today with¬†the addition of the Toys”R”Us exclusive 6″ Black Series¬†Rey (Jedi Training) Crait¬†figure.

PROS:  The upgraded deco and soft goods for Rey make this far superior (in my opinion) to the standard Black Series figure release. The inclusion  of diecast weapons are a nice touch as they feel weighty in the hand and add a bit more authenticity to the figure. The included Crait base components are nicely sculpted and painted. It will be interesting to see how this environment and Rey interact in the film.

CONS: I, and I think many, feel that issuing superior versions of the same character in such close proximity to the initial figure release date reinforces the practice of collectors waiting out inital product launches. Despite the improvements to the figure and the inclusion of the environmental base, the price of this exclusive at 75% markup over the basic Black Series figure seems excessive.

Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

TRU Exclusives Ad Next Week

Toys”R”Us will be promoting their exclusives starting next Sunday in your local newspapers. The ad shows the 6″ Black Series Rey (Jedi Training on Crait) as well as Poe’s Boosting X-wing, the Force Link Starter 2 pk with exclusive figures, roll play items and more. When shopping, be sure to grab your free poster as well. Click the image above for a closer look at the ad.

Rumor Report: 6″ Black Series Figure List for Solo

Finally tonight, I also managed to find 5 Black Series figure listings on Brickseek for characters¬†“Zeus”, “Vesta Guard”, “Hermes”,”Athena” and “Artemis”¬†from¬†Solo: A Star Wars Story.¬†This list also confirms the theory that the code names for Solo: A Star Wars Story will rely on mythological names for their characters.

Again, all of these items have been added to our expansive UPC/DPCI/SKU list.

Enjoy!