Just a reminder that tickets go on sale today at 9am PT for next year’s Star Wars Celebration.
It looks like that we may be receiving one of the main protagonists from the upcoming Jedi: Fallen Order game very soon by way of the 6″ Black Series line. The Second Sister Inquisitor has been on collectors’ want lists since being revealed at Star Wars Celebration and rumor has it, she’ll be available in time for the game’s launch in November. Could this be the “FO Trilla” character we’ve had on our rumored TBS list since early May? With SDCC just around the corner, we hope that we will get some confirmation on this then, if not before.
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.
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.
I’m told that THIS is the kind of thing we should be reporting, so here it goes. There are strong rumors swirling that a movie based on Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is in the early stages of development! Buzzfeed News has an exclusive report that according to 3 sources, Laeta Kalogridis (whose work includes Altered Carbon, Shutter Island, Terminator Genisys) is writing the screenplay.
Kathleen Kennedy, was tightlipped when asked at Star Wars Celebration about a potential film or series saying only that “we are developing something to look at”. With the built-in Expanded Universe fan base that the KOTOR series has, this should be a no-brainer.
What do you think, should there be a KOTOR film or series of films? How closely should it fall in line with what has already been developed for that story – a direct interpretation or should it take certain aspects (characters, locations, etc.) pull them in and develop an all-new storyline around them?
HasbroPulse.com has now opened orders for the 20th Anniversary Obi-Wan and Darth Maul Black Series figure from Star Wars Celebration Chicago.
Update: Up and sold out
Hasbro Pulse will be offering their Star Wars Celebration Exclusive Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul on May 4 at 1pm ET.
In case you hadn’t had your fill of SWCC coverage, here is a gallery of images that I captured at Hasbro’s booth.