Looks like the Micro Force line is already hitting retail as Corey from First Order Transmissions found a case at Toys”R”Us in Schaumburg, IL.
Walgreens and Toys”R”us both have some decent Star Wars sales going on this week, and Walmart stores continue to clearance out “oddball” items that don’t really fit into their planogram. For more details, or to share your own sales/clearances finds, click here!
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.
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.
Bombadgungan writes in from Toys”R”Us while on an overseas trip to Hong Kong. This particular store has a many of the various US exclusives (Target, Amazon, Kohls, Walgreens) all in one store. Click on through for some images.
While were on a Han Solo tear, Toys”R”Us will be offering an exclusive Funko POP! figure next year. It is currently listed with a price of $9.99 and is simply labeled as “Ex Star Wars Red Cup* Pop”.
*Red Cup is the production name for the untitled Han Solo film.
If you ordered the 6″ Admiral Ackbar and First Order Officer 2-pk from ToysRUs.com, be on the lookout for these to be arriving now.
Personal Note: I received my order today, and opened them as soon as I could – these figures could not be any more perfect for the price. This is an amazing set, and I hope we see more 2-pks like this in the future… and if Hasbro puts this sort of care into the return of 3.75″ TVC figures, we’re going to be in for some great times as collectors again soon.
ToysRUs has updated today (in more ways that one) and now has the 6″ Black Series Admiral Ackbar and First Order Officer set in stock.
Last week, Funko announced several of their exclusive POP! planned for NYCC. It now appears (based on a leaked database image on Instagram) that the POP Deluxe Boba Fett with Slave I will be a shared exclusive with Toys”R”Us.