The cover for the upcoming Visual Dictionary for The Rise of Skywalker has been revealed and on it, we get a great detailed shot of one of the Knights of Ren as well as an official name one of the new TIEs from the film – the TIE Dagger. Could these specialized fighters be for the Sith Trooper division? Rumor says yes, but I guess we’ll have to wait for official word of that. Click the image above for a closer look.
Hasbro Pulse updated their Instagram page with some new images of the 6″ Black Series Sith Trooper but one of those images caught my eye in particular. Due to the lack of knee pins and cosmetic differences to the heavy blaster, it appears that the above image is the TVC version of the new trooper.
It appears that the new droid sidekick, D-O, from The Rise of Skywalker will be getting the 10″ Funko POP! treatment as a new listing with the code name “Limerick” has surfaced in Target’s system. We first reported the code name back in February, and started compiling evidence attributing the name to D-O ever since, tying it to products for the Black Series and interactive/radio controlled droids. The DPCI for the 10″ POP is 323-01-7303 and retails for $29.99
Image and DPCI courtesy of mewrius on reddit.
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.
Next month’s Vanity Fair will feature an in-depth first-look covering the details of Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Accompanied by photography by Annie Leibovitz, the story will give readers our best look yet at the final chapter in the Skywalker Saga. Print editions featuring two collectible covers will be on newsstands on June 4.
I managed to find info for two more 6″ Black Series figures for The Rise of Skywalker and today I added info for “Berlin Leader” and “Cairo Grater” to our expanding Master List of UPCs and SKUs for 2019 and beyond. Feel free to speculate as to the identity of these two mystery characters.
Some more late night digging turned up a non-sequential UPC for an upcoming 6″ Black Series figure from The Rise of Skywalker. The figure is coded similarly to other speculated troopers with the label “E9 Bruges Rocket Pearl” – could this be the white First Order Rocket Trooper seen in those quick frames in the teaser trailer? Time will tell. Feel free to give your own theories as the the identity of this character.
In case you missed them all, here are individual links to the Hasbro rumor reports we have posted over the past couple of days in reverse chronological order:
- One More Thing….
- New 6″ Black Series Figure Codes and Reveals
- New TVC Codes and a Reveal
- HyperReal Luke Skywalker
- The Skywalker Saga Two Packs
- Hasbro Interactive D-O?
- New 6″ Black Series Luke Skywalker (ROTJ)
- 6″ Black Series Yoda (Force Ghost)
- New Hero Series and Role Play UPCs/SKUs
- New E9 and Mandalorian Black Series UPC/SKUs
- Update: New TVC Vehicle
- New GOA UPCs/SKUs
Finally for reveals today (maybe) is a drop of some new UPCs/SKUs for upcoming 6″ Black Series figures. If you’ve follow our rumors and hints here and on social media for a few months, the first two on the list above won’t be a surprise. Note “LA” codes probably stand for “live action” for characters from The Mandalorian. All codes have been added to our Master List for quick reference.
After a long weekend of ignoring my family* to bring you the latest rumors, we kick things off this week with info for more Hasbro product coming later this year. Remember all info is subject to change and cancellation by the manufacturer (Hasbro) and no assurances can be made as to when and where these will be available, if at all.