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Update: New 2015 Black Series Wave Info

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Jedi Temple Archives has posted new info for the next few waves of The Black Series 3-3/4″ & 6″ assortments. Some questions are still up in the air but it looks like things are looking clearer as to what to expect in stores and online for 2015. Click on through for the breakdown…

UPDATE: JTA has updated the article to include a more accurate breakout of the 6″ assortment.

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Toyguide Update: R5-G19 (TBS #01)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with the addition of the R5-G19, our first entry for the 3-3/4″ Black Series (Blue) line look.

PROS: New (i.e. never before offered) figures from the Original Trilogy come few and far between these days so it’s nice to add another to the collection and scratch another off the list (Despite the less-than-accurate deco). R5-G19 recycles the Build-A-Droid/Droid Factory mold so it’s cross compatible with prior B.A.D. figures. Yay! Hasbro retired that bland black and orange card for a nicer TIE Pilot design in a more traditional 6×9 format.

CONS: The inaccuracy of the deco has ruffled a few feathers of diehard astromech collectors, as well as the use of the B.A.D. mold. Although purely anecdotal, R5-G19 has achieved Peg Warmer Status: Level 10 at most of the Toys”R”Us stores I visit.

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Walgreens Prototype Fett Preorder Update

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I received an interesting/unexpected email this morning from Walgreens regarding a Prototype Boba Fett which I had on preorder, but first a little background. This preorder was placed on 7/23 using a credit card which I had to have replaced due to a security breach at a national retail chain. I (and many collectors) was/were originally told that there was no way to update credit card information that was used to place the order(s). Fast forward 5 months and read the email I was sent…

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New Gentle Giant Video Features New Product(s) Sneak Peek?

Our friends at YodasNews caught this video posted over on YouTube from Gentle Giant and within the footage, there appears to be several unreleased/unannounced products. Give it a watch and look for the 6″ TBS* Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan from The Phantom Menace; Rebel Soldier, Count Dooku and Ahsoka mini busts and possibly a 6″ scale Vintage Kenner Boba Fett and much more.

*Gentle Giant partnered with Hasbro to produce the Black Series 6″ figures.

Toyguide Update: Jabba the Hutt (TBS 6″)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with the addition of the 6″ Deluxe Jabba the Hutt from The Black Series.

PROS: Hasbro surprised the collecting community when they announced that they’d be tackling “beasts” in the 6″ scale and they got things very much right with Jabba. The sculpt is the best likeness yet with exacting details in the skin – right down to the obligatory tattoo. Hasbro also added a fun bit of interactivity as you can recreate Jabba signature belly laugh by way of rotating the arms up and down to open and close the mouth. Unfortunately, you’ll have to supply the sound effects yourself.

CONS: For an original retail price of $40 (US), this seems really overpriced and overwhelmingly bland when in its retail packaging. Many collectors found themselves frustrated in that the support accessories were only available through the SDCC exclusive. Tough to argue with those sentiments.

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

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