Yesterday I posted via Facebook that I managed to find shipping manifest info revealing that the Vintage Collection Skiffs and Skiff Guard 3 pk. are enroute to the US from China. Now this morning, we’ve received word that processing notifications have started going out to those that preordered these items and should be expecting shipment in the next 10 days. So keep an eye on your inboxes!
Over a year ago, we began multiple rounds of fan voting by Yakface readers to help identify just which figures our readers wanted to see Hasbro make the most from The Vintage Collection and The Black Series.
The final numbers are in, and we have posted them in our forums. I think it’s safe to say that the interest in the Original Trilogy still holds very strong based on these results, and both 3.75″ and 6″ totals came to the same “Most Wanted” figure.
Find out which character that is, and check out the full results at the links below!
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.
From BlueMilk via Instagram
We’ve almost reached the next stretch goal for our Kickstarter campaign, so we thought we’d give you a glimpse at how we’re turning a photo of a TVC Jabba the Hutt figure into the obverse side of a coin (with a few special modifications). Please note the design is not final.
If we meet the stretch goal before the campaign ends on Sunday, all book backers get a 3-coin set featuring Jabba, Boba Fett’s Slave I, and Jabba’s Sail Barge coins (in addition to all the other unlocked stretch goals). We know this is a stretch goal many of you have been hoping gets unlocked.
We also recognize that our international backers are hit with some stiff shipping charges as a result of postage rates that are out of our control. As a token of our appreciation, all book backers with an international (non-U.S.) shipping address will receive a second coin set with the 3-coins struck in a gold color. While it may not ease the burden on the shipping costs, we hope our international friends find the ultra-limited, gold-colored coins a nice addition to their collection.
Click the coin above for an animated preview.
While Hasbro’s official SDCC panel starts at 2pm on Friday, July 19. Be sure to be around the day before on Thursday, July 18 as word is that a new product (or products) will be announced/confirmed. No word yet if it’s from the Vintage Collection or Black Series or from what media source (movie, TV, comics) it/they may be based.
We all know that Luke Skywalker experienced great conflict in The Last Jedi, but I don’t think we were expecting Hasbro’s photo-real tech to emulate such a range of emotions on the new Luke Skywalker figure (VC 146).
For those that have gotten their hands on this figure, what are your impressions? I have two of them now… one looks really good and I love it; but the other one… not so much.
Let us know your thoughts after the jump!
UPDATE – New expressions added!
Amazon has finally activated the product link for the upcoming TVC Darth Revan (VC150). There is no updated image and it is currently out of stock but you can still order it and maybe it will fill at some point or maybe orders will get cancelled. It’s a crap shoot anymore with Amazon.