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6” Obi-Wan Kenobi (Padawan) Loses His Hands

Collectors are starting to receive their wave 21 cases of 6” Black Series figures which includes the Obi-Wan Kenobi (Padawan) figure first offered as a Star Wars Celebration exclusive. Collector Matt Z. noticed upon opening the Obi-Wan that he doesn’t include either of the extra hand accessories from the exclusive, despite Hasbro Pulse website showing the two-figures outstretched hand in one of the loose photos.

You may recall a similar solicitation imagery mix-up with the retail 6” Bespin Han Solo being shown with the pointer figure hand which was only available in last year’s convention  exclusive Exogorth Escape Set.

Bummer, I guess that will make the SWCC Version all that more desirable.

Update: TVC Archive Edition Reaches Another Stretch Goal

We’ve reached our $125k stretch goal milestone and are moving on to a stretch goal that’s close to our hearts. At $150,000 all book backers will receive a recreation of the reverse-side of Kenner’s 1984 Star Wars is Forever mail-away poster (shown above) using Hasbro’s The Vintage Collection action figures and vehicles. The poster will be arranged and photographed by its original creator, Kim Simmons. Kim was the principal Star Wars photographer for Kenner between 1981 – 2000 and if you own any classic Kenner items, it’s a sure bet his photography is featured on it.

Incredibly, Kim has confirmed he still has some of the original elements he used in the 1984 poster and they’ll be included in his TVC recreation! The 18×22-inch poster comes folded in a mailer envelope, like the original.

To back the Vintage Collection Archive Edition book, hit up Blue Milk’s Kickstarter page.

Update: new details added for the $175,000 stretch goal

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Update: TBS and TVC Target Exclusives Post-Father’s Day Clearance

Now that Father’s Day has passed, Target has placed the Black Series Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape) and TVC Han Solo (Stormtrooper) on clearance starting at 50% off. Time to army build those peg warmers.

Update: 50% off sale also includes the Retro Collection assortment.

Update 2: Han Solo and Luke Skywalker are now 70% off

Arcade1Up Reveals Star Wars Home Arcade

You can keep your XBOX, Playstation and Switch. I’ll be getting one of these Atari Star Wars Home Arcades from Arcade1Up for my office! Available November 2019 for under $500.

Rumor Report: Black Series Shared Exclusive Fallen Order Figure?

While we don’t have any official confirmation (we rarely do), we have received a report that the 6″ Black Series figure available with the Jedi: Fallen Order bundle through GameStop may also be available via Galaxy’s Edge/Disney Parks/Shop Disney making this figure more of a shared exclusive. Again, this is just a rumor and I’ll be looking for more corroboration and will update when possible.

Rumor Report: E9 TVC Wave Update

As a follow up to our original exclusive rumor report from April, we have acquired new UPCs and Walmart SKUs for the first wave of TVC figures slated to be released for Force Friday on October 4 for the official kick off of merchandise for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Interestingly, we found info for yet another Luke Skywalker from A New Hope that has a unique UPC from the Yavin Ceremony version which we first revealed in March. This could be either the Stormtrooper Disguise or X-wing pilot figure that were revealed at Star Wars Celebration, the latter of would make sense considering the release of his TVC X-wing Fighter this year.

We have also added the E9 assortment UPC and SKU (which will change for the Vintage Collection) to our Master List as well.

Hasbro Pulse Premium Membership Extended

Hasbro Pulse has sent out notifications that those who signed up for the Premium Membership (free or paid) will be extended past 12/31/19 for 12 months from the date you originally signed. The extension is automatic and free. In 2020, they will ask if you want to join an opt-in auto-renewal membership.

They also state that free continental U.S. shipping will continue and to watch for more perks soon.