After an extensive search online, we’ve located and added the UPCs and Walmart SKUs for the second wave of 6″ Black Series Archive (BSA) figures to our 2019 Master List of products. As you recall, Hasbro officially announced back in October at NYCC 2018 that wave 2 would consist of Anakin Skywalker, Yoda and the Biker Scout/Scout Trooper. Darth Maul* on the other hand has been on our rumor lists for a while and based on the UPC info found above, we now have Maul’s accurate (yet unofficial) confirmation. Case breakdown isn’t known at this time but we can guess that it will be similar to Wave 1 with a 2x pack out.
*Note: the image for Maul is not of the actual BSA figure.
2019 is shaping up to be another exciting year in Star Wars fandom. This year we have Star Wars Celebration Chicago, the (unbelievable) 20th Anninversay of the launch of the prequels with Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the conclusion to the Skywalker story with Episode IX. and so much more!
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As 2018 draws to a close, I continue to research and scour the interwebs for clues of upcoming product from Hasbro for the new year. Our unpublished 2019 list is growing rapidly and recently I came across a new listing for a potential exclusive for April’s Star Wars Celebration Chicago.
Continue reading Rumor Report: Hasbro Celebration Convention Exclusive
Sideshow Collectibles is now taking preorders for their new Darth Maul Life Size Bust. The Darth Maul Life-Size Bust is crafted from fiberglass and also includes a fabric inner robe and hood, which can be displayed up or down over Maul’s head, giving you an additional display option for presenting this piece in your home.
Hopefully you saw our rumor report of upcoming 6″ Black Series figures we posted last week prior to SDCC. Only a few were revealed but as promised, here are the UPCs and Walmart SKUs for those main line figures. These have been added to our Master List as well. Watch for our UPC update regarding the rumored and revealed Vintage Collection figures soon.
The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with our newest entry in the 6″ Black Series assortment for the venerable Jedi Master, Qui-Gon Jinn (#40).
PROS: The 6″ Black Series continues to impress with its level of detail, sculpting and paint — Qui-Gon Jinn is no exception as Hasbro did an excellent job of capturing Liam Neeson’s large stature and ever-stoic personna. The overall sculpt of the figure is quite nice with great effort applied in rendering the different textures of the Jedi outfit. Articulation is extensive despite the lack of double-hinged elbows that would have made achieving some two-handed lightsaber stances a bit easier. Hasbro included an extra “gestured” left hand for striking alternate poses or attempting Jedi mind tricks on your other figures.
UPDATE: a new detail has been brought to light thanks to a few of our readers. The eyes for Qui-Gon are actually separately cast and painted pieces allowing for much greater accuracy and realism!
CONS: The main oversight this figure contends with is the absence of a soft goods robe. Qui-Gon spent a significant portion of The Phantom Menace wearing it so it feel odd without it. Another accessory that could have been a nice bonus is the Jedi communicator (you know, the one that looks like a women’s razor). A previous 3.75″ figure has included it the past – seems a shame not to revisit it for this release.
Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
Sideshow Collectibles has announced the pending preorder for their Darth Maul Premium Format figure. Watch for the preorder to launch Thursday, June 2.
DisneyStore.com also has the new collection of The Phantom Menace Tsum Tsums available. Choose from Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, Anakin, Darth Maul, Sebulba, Jar Jar Binks and Queen Amidala.
The next assortment of Star Wars Tsum Tsum featuring characters from Episode I: The Phantom Menace are scheduled for release on April 5. The 7 character set including Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, Sebulba, Queen Amidala and Jar Jar Binks will be available in Disney stores and at DisneyStore.com
Medicom Toy has also announced their 1000% Be@rbrick Darth Maul (Sith Apprentice).
Look for its availability next month as well.