Seamus Gameus once again provides photographic proof of new product hitting retail in North America. He found the 6″ Black Series Resistance Trooper and TIE Fighter Pilot at his Toronto Walmart.
Spoiler Warning. New figures are starting to hit Walmart courtesy of this report by Star Wars Action News. A new figure was found as well: Rey (Resistance Outfit). Click the image above for a spoiler shot of her full outfit and accessories, and wave mates. You’ve been warned.
Today, Disney Interactive introduced a new set of six playable limited edition Star Wars™ Light FX character figures for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. The collectible figures have Lightsabers™ that light up when placed onto the Disney Infinity Base and include Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader from Star Wars™ Rise Against the Empire, Anakin Skywalker, Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars™ Twilight of the Republic and Kanan Jarrus from Star Wars Rebels™.
Click on through for the details on where each are available and slight sculpt differences from the original releases.
The next wave of 3.75″ Black Series figures has been released at Toys”R”Us in Singapore. Instagram* follower cknewsstand tagged us in this image of his store find of Rey, Poe Dameron and Finn. Look for these to be added to our toyguide soon and watch for these at Walmart in the next couple weeks.
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.
— Rodrigo Zamora (@Rodzam71) November 19, 2015
In the US, this item is exclusive to Kmart, but in Mexico, collectors will be able to score the 6″ Black Series Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base) figure at Walmart.
Thanks to @Rodzam71 on Twitter for the info.
The Yakface Toyguide updates continue with the addition of the Walmart Exclusive 6″ Battlefront Imperial Shock Trooper from The Black Series.
PROS: The Shock Trooper is a solid, no-brainer offering from Hasbro. Having a cross-sell product for the game required little additional investment other than a new deco for the existing trooper and a new attractive box. The deco for the figure is well applied for the most part, but discerning collectors may want to pick and choose from the available figures at retail in order to obtain the best product sample.
CONS: It is early yet to offer any real cons on the figure itself (other than the slight leg bowing due to the packaging) but the relaying of information from the manufacturer and retailer to collectors that this was even going to be available was/is lacking. There seems to be a disconnect between all parties in knowing what is available (and when) to the consumer. With the planned marketing and product release push that Star Wars Battlefront received, you’d think that tie-in promotional product such as this would be better communicated and advertised to the public.
Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
As a follow up to Walmart’s press release regarding the Exclusive 6″ Black Series Battlefront Shock Trooper, I was able to receive definitive confirmation that it WILL NOT be available as part of this weekend’s Epic Weekend event.
Look for official details on its US release soon.