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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!

6″ Black Series Phasma and First Order Stormtrooper Reissues?

Sponsor DorksideToys posted two new preorders a few hours ago, one for a TLJ 6″ Captain Phasma and the other for a TLJ First Order Stormtrooper. No “official” word yet if they differ in anyway from the original releases as the listed product codes are the same as their 2015 counterparts.

Thanks to DarthGoody on Twitter for the heads up.

Sponsor News: DorksideToys Black Series Sale

DorksideToys is offering great deals on 6″ Black Series figures including Finn (First Order Disguise), General Leia Organa, Hera Syndulla PLUS a great two-figure bundle that includes a Snowtrooper and AT-AT Driver for only $24.99. Free shipping on orders of $69 or more. Click on through to check out these deals and more from DorksideToys!

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