No, there is another. I don’t recall a time when packaging variant were so prevalent with a new line look but Dan over at Star Wars Collector as posted the discovery of one for the 3.75″ Force Link Yoda. Which one have you seen?
It appears that the 40th Anniversary Darth Vader that is reissued for the standard Black Series release (#43) is more than just a simple repack. The paint operations on the helmet have been updated significantly in order to achieve an even better likeness to the screen-used helmet by adding more silver to the neck seal portion. This makes 3 unique decos for this sculpt (red eyes, dark eyes, and dark eyes/silver neck). Click the image above for a closer look.
There are already two TLJ figures that feature packaging variants in the 3.75″ line. The first one, found over the weekend, switches the placement of the Porg and bowcaster accessories included with Chewbacca. The second is for General Hux which switches the position of the mouse droid (and turns it 90 degrees) and blaster. I know this info super serves a very small segment of collectors but as someone that likes to document these things, I thought I’d share it all the same.
As if figure and packaging variations weren’t enough, Casey B. tipped me off to a running change for the display frame for the Darth Vader Legacy Pack. First shipments (both red and brown eye variants) included a silver double racing stripe frame. Current shipments now feature white stripes (not the music band). Click the image above that I snapped for closer look.
Since the figure was revealed back in July 2016, collectors have voiced their concern about the incorrect rank badge given to the Grand Admiral Thrawn figure from Star Wars Rebels. Initial shipments did feature the improper coloration, but now, our friends at From 4-LOM to Zuckuss report a running change which corrects the oversight. Alas, the card art still features the wrong color break.
Both versions are on eBay right now for those that need further confirmation.
It looks like we may possibly see a running change to the upcoming Sergeant Jyn Erso (Imperial Ground Crew Disguise) figure as original solicitation imagery shows her wearing the commandeered helmet, while a new carded image as turned up showing it packaged separately. No official word on whether both will be available or if this is like the 6″ K-2SO “blaster/no blaster” production change.
It appears that there are two different sculpts for the 6″ Black Series Sabine Wren figure in circulation. One utilizes a peg on the back side of the holsters to secure into the side of the thighs, while the other version doesn’t not have the pegs and holes. Which do you have? Let us know in the comment section.
Thanks to Instagram follower Casey B. for bringing this to our attention.
We have updated the toyguide entry for the 6″ Black Series C-3PO (Resistance Base) #29 figure to include the “dark arm” variant that is now shipping to stores. Sadly, it appears that Hasbro overcorrected in their attempt to portray Threepio’s superfluous coloration from The Force Awakens.
It was something we mentioned in our initial review of this figure and now it looks like Hasbro has addressed the oversight as they have issued a variant to the 6″ Black Series C-3PO (Resistance Base) figure. Instead of the cheap looking plain red arm, they have now given it a proper, screen accurate deco. I’ll definitely be picking this version up.
Thanks to Rebelscum for their report.
Here is a first look two upcoming “The Brain Trust” cover variants for Marvel’s Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #001 by artist Ashley Witter. Look for more info on the availability of these covers later this week. Click on through for the high res images.
UPDATE: Preorder details have been posted on via Collectors Choice Comics’ Facebook page. (Must request to join the group for pricing and to place your preorder reservation.)
Heads up variant hunters. It appears that there is in fact a variant for the holograph Leia that is included with the exclusive 6″ Black Series Obi-Wan Kenobi. A post from the 6″ Black Series Collectors Group on Facebook shows the example of her with the painted face and hands. Which do you prefer?
Thanks to @cerbres_child on Twitter for the alert.
UPDATE: The person on Facebook apparently customized theirs to have the painted face and hands. No variant exists. Crisis over.
I received a case of 6″ TBS wave 1 courtesy of Entertainment Earth today as was happy to find that the recent reports of the Rey with lightsaber variant shipping in this case as well. You can click on through to check out additional images of the case breakdown and shipper box.
Dan Emmons from StarWarsCollector.com has posted word of a packaging variant for the Walmart Exclusive 3.75″ Black Series Darth Vader figure. He notes that the position of the lightsaber has changed and black hang tags have been implemented as well. Head on over to check it out.
Vinylmation World alerts us to a new Darth Vader Vinylmation Eachez release on the way. The “unmasked” version will be released at a 9/10 ratio, while the “masked” version will be the variant/chase at 1:10.
Jedi Temple Archives has posted a report that the Toys”R”Us Exclusive “Desert/Jakku Deco” Special Forces TIE Fighter with pilot has been found in the US. Head on over for their report and use UPC 630509368969 to check for availability at your store(s).