Instagram follower @akastarwars shares this photo with us, revealing the recently announced Toys”R”Us exclusive 6 pack of figures from The Force Awakens. These sets were found at a TRU near Denver. Click the image for a closer look.
A new exclusive Deluxe “Vs.” set has popped up on Toys”R”Us.co.uk featuring Captain Cassian Andor and an Imperial Stormtrooper Officer. The Cassian is repacked from the U-Wing Fighter and the Stormtrooper is a repaint of the single carded basic/universe figure.
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Thanks to MNA for the heads-up.
UPDATE: This is confirmed for a US release as well via Hasbro’s Official Collectors Checklist
Another midnight product launch has come and gone, but the news is not over as we are back this week to discuss the latest developments in Star Wars collecting. Rogue Friday proved to be a more subdued, but more satisfying experience for many this year as stores seemed to have a good amount of merchandise to satiate needy collectors. Flyguy and I discuss our experiences as well as several announcements that came in the hours before and after Sept. 30. Enjoy the super-sized, and wallet draining Episode 105 of The Realm Recap.
Toys”R”us is running a Buy 1, Get 1 40% off sale through October 8 on all 3.75″ action figures and vehicles. This is a good time to stock up on army builders and some custom fodder this price… and even take the plunge on some vehicles, if you can get over the NERF features.
Kotaku.com has posted an exclusive article revealed even more exclusives coming to Walmart, Target, Kohls, Toys”R”Us and Walgreens. Head on over to check out the Walmart 3.75″ Black Series Rogue One Wave featuring Scarif Stormtrooper, Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor and Death Trooper Specialist, Walgreens Exclusive 6″ C-3PO and much more!
PROS: Rogue One looks to have an extremely diverse range of Imperial troops in their ranks and Hasbro’s Hovertank Pilot an excellent interpretation of one of them. Unlike the lanky Deathtrooper, the Hovertank Pilot has a stockier build and a battle-warn appearance. Hasbro went above and beyond in giving this figure an in-universe look with a nice wash on the off-white armor complete with scuffs and scrapes. The articulation is what we’ve been accustomed to for this scale so the figure has no problem being posed in a wide and varying range of stances. He has no issue holding the new blaster with both hands in either a relaxed or aiming posture.
CONS: The jury is still out whether or not the accuracy of the deco for this trooper is correct as we’ve only seen brief glimpses of the pilot in the trailers. If not, I suppose the door is left open for a screen accurate repaint in the future. This figure is exclusive to Toys”R”Us starting on Sept. 30 so he might be difficult to find initially.
Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
As promised, Hasbro has unveiled a few of their exclusives for Rogue Friday next week – two of which have leaked prematurely. Head on over to Yahoo to check out the 6″ Black Series Jyn Erso (Kmart), Imperial Hovertank Pilot (ToysRus), Cassian Andor Blaster Rifle (Target), Smart R2-D2 (Walmart) and the Black Series Battlefront Shadow Trooper Helmet (Amazon).
Toys”R”Us has updated their site announcing that once again they will be opening at 12:01 for the “Midnight Madness” launch of products for Rogue One.
UPDATE: Full press release now included
ToysRUs is now taking orders for their exclusive 6″ Black Series Astromech Droids Set for $54.99
Thanks to Corey from First Order Transmissions/The Cargo Hold for the heads up.
If you’re looking forward to purchasing the Toys”R”us exclusive TBS6 droids 3-pk, they are showing up in Canada now and should be popping up in the United States soon (if not already). The Canada retail price will set you back a whopping $89.99.
Thanks to Yakface reader Mike F. for the report.
ToysRUs has updated today finally confirming that they will be offering the 6″ Black Series Astromech Droid 3-pk. as their SDCC Exclusive. It will be available for sale at only at ToysRUs.com starting July 21. It will be available for sale in stores later this year.
Build your Star Wars collection with the Astromech Droid 3-Pack from The Black Series! This collectable showcase of the heroic droids from the Battle of Yavin features exquisite craftsmanship, multiple points of articulation and premium detail that only The Black Series from Hasbro and Star Wars can offer!
Thanks to Mephitsu Archives for the heads up.
UPDATE: Official descriptive text, loose and in-pack shots added.
Not to be left out in the new toy reports, Toys”R”Us is also receiving a nice inventory of 6″ Black Series figures including the illusive Asty wave (wave 4). Dan Emmons from Star Wars Collector reports finding 4 cases of this assortment at his Texas stores.
The Toys”R”us exclusive Rancor Pit set has been discounted to $79.99 now on remaining stock – quite the deal for this fantastic set. As always, your mileage may vary as some stores are obviously sold out by now.