We are back! Join Flyguy and Yakface as we discuss the latest news in Star Wars collecting! A lot has happened since our last show from new 40th Anniversary figures finally being found at retail to the pending announcement of new product at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con which kicks off next week. All this and much more on episode #112 of The Realm Recap.
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Continue reading Episode #112: D23/SDCC Pregame Hype
Realm Recap co-host Flyguy reports that the Toys”R”Us Exclusive Commander Gree has started arriving at store in Australia as well. Good on the rest of the world getting them in a timely manner as its usually everyone but the US that gets the shaft on exclusives.
Toys”R”Us has issued details for this year’s shared SDCC Hasbro Exclusives and confirms that the 6″ Black Series Clone Commander Gree will be available at SDCC (Entertainment Earth Booth #2343), then online starting July 20 through July 23. Gree will be released in stores this Fall. Click on through for the detailed boxed and loose images.
Continue reading TRU Exclusive 6″ TBS Commander Gree Available Online July 20
Reports are coming in (and being posted on various Facebook collector groups) that Wave 2 of the 40th Anniversary Collection is starting to hit Toys”R”Us across the US. Time to start popping into your local store if you’ve taken it out of your regular toy runs.
It has just been revealed via our friends at Vinylmation World that Toys”R”Us will have an exclusive 6″ Black Series Commander Gree coming in July. Price is set at $24.99.
Twitter follower @yumabooma reports finding the Cassian Andor/Stormtrooper 2 pack at his Riverside, CA store.
A couple week ago, Hasbro announced that there would be an exclusive battle damaged version of the 3.75″ TIE Striker coming to Toys”R”Us in the fall. Thanks to Logan P. we now have an image of fighter (bottom) which has now started to hit stores.
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.
The Yakface Toyguide with our first Rogue One entry: the Toys”R”Us Exclusive 6″ Black Series Imperial Hovertank Pilot.
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.
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.
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.
Continue reading UPDATE: SDCC Exclusive 6″ Black Series Astromech 3-pk.
Yakreader “Bob” writes in with his recent store find:
I found a bunch of Toys R Us exclusive TIE fighters at my local Toys R Us in Schaumburg IL.
Nice find, sir!
JediInsider has posted a rumor of another potential exclusive item heading to Toys”R”Us for Force Friday. They claim the discovery of a 6″ Black Series Special Forces Desert TIE Fighter with Pilot – a deco variant of the 6″ scale TIE Fighter revealed at SDCC last month.
Jedi Temple Archives has called our attention to an image of an as-of-yet unannounced (but rumored) TRU Exclusive Jabba’s Rancor Pit set posted on Facebook. The set looks to include several repacked figures, but that Jabba in there is drawing attention as it looks to be new. Stay tuned for more details as they arise.
Jedi Temple Archives has posted word that the newest wave of The Black Series 6″ figures have been found at Toys”R”Us. This assortment includes Obi-Wan Kenobi, Bespin Luke and the Stormtrooper. The hunt is on!