Back in February a leaked image was floating about showing a 3.75″ scale TIE FIGHTER heading to the Force Link 2 line from Hasbro. Surprisingly, it didn’t drop with the release of the first wave of Solo merchandise, but we can now report, thanks to Brickseek, it is coming soon. Slotted in as the first “Class C” vehicle for this line look, the price is expected to be $39.99. Due to the angle of the leaked image, it is unclear if this is the standard TIE or the cool TIE BRUTE that we briefly saw during the pursuit in the maelstrom, but I’d expect the standard TIE configuration based on products already released by Mattel and LEGO. The UPC, DPCI and Walmart SKU have been added to our Master List. Expect to see the first images of this at SDCC (if not sooner).
My oh my, what an uninspiring time the retail scene is these days for Star Wars…
5POA for the Solo line is front loaded with non-Solo movie figures, 6″ TBS is a rare store find at all, and TVC has kicked off with carry forwards that Walmart is pushing to the clearance section (hopefully this stops with Wave 2 and we see true peg space dedicated to them).
The only place worth even stopping to check out the Star Wars section at all in my neck of the woods is Target, who at least seems to be trying (but even there, the scene is pretty sad) . How goes it in your area?
Meanwhile, in Mattel’s Jurassic World section…
It’s has been a while since discussed Hasbro’s Vintage Collection Imperial Combat Assault Tank. Today I managed to track down a few of the numbers needed to complete its entry in our Master List. Look for it in stores and online in early August.*
*Date subject to change
Over the holiday weekend, a member of a local MN toy group (MN Toy Posse on Facebook) found the new Black Series Darth Vader Helmet marked down to $75 at Walmart. If you are checking in your area for similar sales use UPC 630509607358 via Brickseek
Per our rumor report from April, we have secured (via Brickseek) the UPCs and Walmart SKUs for 4 upcoming 3.75″ figures for the Vintage Collection. We’ve also added this info to our Master List and added links on our Amazon page. Continue the “Vintage Conversation” in our comment section or our forums.
Robot Kingdom has listed a new Force Link 2.0 A-Wing stated to be an exclusive at Walmart. No word whether this is just a battle-damaged version of the twice issued blue Resistance A-wing or the red version as seen in The Last Jedi. Hopefully it is the latter with a unique pilot.
Update: this May or may not be exclusive to Walmart in the US.
Thanks to a tip from a friend, a Brickseek search has yielded results for an upcoming 6″ Black Series Rio Durant figure (coded as Artemis Trooper 1). So, unlike Rogue One, it looks like we may actually get the entire Kessel Crew with in short order. We’ve added the info to our Master List and our Amazon affiliate page for easy reference.