HotWheelsCollectors.com updated yesterday announcing a special edition Millennium Falcon from The Force Awakens available today (May 9) to Red Line Club members only and to the general public tomorrow (May 10). Priced at $19.99, each Millennium Falcon is individually numbered, packed on a foil stamped blister card and presented in a Kar Keepers clamshell case.
If you have a Five Below store in your area, if may be worth your time to swing by and check out their toy section as many stores have been receiviving TFA figures that rarely made their way to big box retailers.
Personal Note: Even if you despise 5POA, some of these figures have good accessories and heads that work out great for customs.
A new Disney Store Elite Series Droid Gift Pack has been found at the Imagineering Campus Disney Store in Glendale, CA. The set includes BB-8, C-3PO and R2-D2 and retails for $60.00. Thanks to luchador71 for the heads-up.
A couple weeks ago we shared word that the Disney Store would soon be offering three updated Elite Series Die Cast figures in the US. Disney Store has confirmed via Instagram that they will be available in early April.
PROS: An amazing recreation and likeness to Maz Kanata’s design from The Force Awakens. The sculpting overall is exquisite with many different textures and fabrics capturing in the polystone medium. The colors are vibrant – from her orangish skin to her clothing and jewelry – as well as having a nice wash to bring out the fine wrinkles and folds. The inclusion of the swappable arms allows for two display options which is nice to have with some of these static pieces.
CONS: Must be a PG Member to purchase ($120) which will probably drive the after market price higher in the future. Could benefit from some tightening in the paint apps, especially on the hand gripping the lightsaber.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery to judge for yourself whether this bust is worth adding to your collection.
Members of the Elite Series Collectors group on Facebook are reporting* the discovery for 3 “new” Elite Series figures coming soon to Disney Stores in the UK (and the US). Soon, you be able to add Riot Gear Stormtrooper, Finn with Lightsaber and Squad Leader Stormtrooper to your collection. Also of interest is a slight packaging refresh for the line which looks to universalize the box to cut down the cost of printing, requiring only a sticker to differentiate each character.
Thanks to Corey for First Order Transmissions for the heads-up.
Sideshow Collectibles is now taking preorders for their Rey and BB-8 Premium Format Figures as seen yesterday on The Star Wars Show. There are a few options to choose from as they are available individually or as a bundle which saves you $40.00. Order yours today using our handy affiliate links below.