Late night searching once again yielded new info, this time for the Vintage Collection. 4 New 2019/2020 UPC/SKU sets* have been found for 3 new figures for The Mandalorian and one from AOTC (or possibly The Clone Wars depending on how it’s branded). Based on a a few sources there are still a couple figures yet round out this potential wave, so more info to come as I find it. All codes have been added to our UPC/SKU Master List.
*And yes, these are all active product pages on Walmart’s site, which it case with 90% of the report we run like this.
Entertainment Earth has activated new Star Wars Daily Deals for Black Series, Vintage and more. Take advantage of huge discounts while you can!
Hasbro has sent word that Hasbro Pulse Premium Members will get one-day advanced access (Sept. 9) to purchase the exclusives from SDCC. Check your email for notification. Each exclusive is limit 2 per customer.
6″ Kenner Boba Fett $24.99
6″ Black Series Sith Trooper $30
Luke Skywalker Jedi Destiny Set – $49.99
A little more hunting this morning has resulted in finding that the yet to be announced* TVC Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony) figure is currently en route (as of Aug. 6 ) to the U.S. from China.
*Originally rumored here back in March
Those who preordered their TVC Tatooine Skiff(s) from Hasbro Pulse have started receiving bank charges and shipping notifications. Keep an eye on your door steps for their arrival soon.
As a follow up to our previous reports, it looks like that the pricing for the rumored upcoming Luke’s X-wing and the E9 Medium Vintage vehicle are both set at $99.99 each. These are in fact two separate vehicles, each with their own product code and both are packed 2 per case.
We are starting to really see the benefit that photo-real technology has on bringing realism to some classic characters, such as Luke Skywalker. The facial features on these figures compared to older counterparts is stunning.
And as we know, Hasbro has dug into the same well over and over many times through the years… and as long as the figures have been improvements over previous versions, many of us have happily purchased the product (nearly the same product as before).
Here we are in 2019… many of us have been invested in the modern hobby for 20+ years… so, how many characters do you want to see Hasbro visit again with photo-real? Are you willing to jump back into the prequels again with a Chancellor Palpatine, Padme, etc? Or just OT classics like Luke and Han Solo? Or not at all?
Share your thoughts after the jump!
Personal Note: I’m in it for the long haul. I’ll purchase nearly any 3.75″ product that is an upgrade over the older version… especially for the OT era. And I guess sequel era too, I just don’t have room for much prequel stuff anymore. Older versions of figures go into my custom fodder supplies.
Now that we’ve all had time to calm down since SDCC and come to terms with the fact that Hasbro is severely hamstrung by Lucasfilm (which is nothing new in a summer before a film release), we are here to put some lipstick on that puffer pig and remind you of what we can expect* for the rest of the year and beyond by recapping over 30 EXCLUSIVE RUMOR REPORTS that you won’t read anywhere else, and if you do, they were likely reposted/referenced from this site (usually without attribution).
*All rumors are subject to change and/or cancellation by the manufactuer and nothing is confirmed despite evidence of such products in development and/or slated for release. Captain America, nor his ass, endorse this information.
Continue reading So, You Were Disappointed By SDCC. Don’t Be.
Keep an eye on your email inboxes and get ready for some new greatness from The Vintage Collection! Hasbro’s latest TVC offerings are beginning to ship now from e-tailers (depending on where you may have pre-ordered from, your experiences may vary).
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!