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)
It is truly amazing what is possible when time and extraordinary talent is applied to Hasbro’s products. Case in point is this jaw-dropping example of OldBoy CTTS’s work on this repaint of the 6″ Black Series Captain Poe Dameron from The Last Jedi. Click the image above for a closer look and then head to his Facebook page for more examples of his astounding work.
There are only 2 days left to secure your order for this month’s Smuggler’s Bounty box from Funko. One of the exclusive items has already been revealed via their blog. Preorders end midnight on November 15.
Frequent contributor DarthChuck sends word that he found the newest wave of 3.75″ Force Link figures including General Leia and Luke Skywalker (Jedi Exile) at Toys”R”Us near the Millenia Mall in Orlando, FL
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.
Also revealed is a new Resistance BB Unit (BB-4) coming as an exclusive to a retailer soon here in the US. It now makes sense as to why the box is labeled as generically as it is. Again, thanks to Instagram user var1ant.sg for the image.
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.
Your mileage may vary, but if you’re looking for some of Hasbro’s better offerings in a while in the 3.75″ scale, be sure to keep checking your Walmart toy Star Wars sections!
With the Christmas season almost here, stores will likely be expanding endcaps and aisle displays to try and squeeze out as many dollars from collectors and parents over the coming two months… so figures you have been waiting to find just might start popping up finally.