As a follow-up to our original report back in January regarding the designation error for Bucket (R3-B7), it appears that Hasbro has updated the packaging to the correct number “R1-J5” per a new report from Dan at StarWarsCollector.com. Head on over for the full report.
According to the StarWars Databank, the astromech Bucket’s official designation is R1-J5, but oddly on Hasbro’s packaging for the Jarek Yeager/Bucket two pack, it lists him as (R3-B7) on both the bubble insert and card back. I’d imagine a packaging variation/running change coming down the line in the future.
It’s been a while since we’ve reported one of these but with all of the reports of the Walmart Exclusive 6″ Black Series Mimban Stormtroopers FINALLY hitting stores en masse, I’ve noticed a variant. The version from Canada (Toys”R”US) looks to have silver accents painted on it while the Walmart versions in the U.S. feature a plain, unpainted blaster.
Black Series Wave 14 (containing Snoke, Rose, Jaina) is starting to hit all over the US. A tell-tale sign that you’ve missed the figures is that the #44 Rey (Jedi Training) carry-forward is on the pegs, but this version includes the battle-damage bloody scratch on her right arm. I found the above example today at Target.
New images have surfaced today via @sw_up_wir20 for the POP! Deluxe Princess Leia with Speeder Bike from Funko. Also, be on the look out for a chase variant (1 in 3) that switches out Endor Leia for Luke!
Update: Funko has just updated their blog with the info.
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No, there is another. I don’t recall a time when packaging variant were so prevalent with a new line look but Dan over at Star Wars Collector as posted the discovery of one for the 3.75″ Force Link Yoda. Which one have you seen?
It appears that the 40th Anniversary Darth Vader that is reissued for the standard Black Series release (#43) is more than just a simple repack. The paint operations on the helmet have been updated significantly in order to achieve an even better likeness to the screen-used helmet by adding more silver to the neck seal portion. This makes 3 unique decos for this sculpt (red eyes, dark eyes, and dark eyes/silver neck). Click the image above for a closer look.
There are already two TLJ figures that feature packaging variants in the 3.75″ line. The first one, found over the weekend, switches the placement of the Porg and bowcaster accessories included with Chewbacca. The second is for General Hux which switches the position of the mouse droid (and turns it 90 degrees) and blaster. I know this info super serves a very small segment of collectors but as someone that likes to document these things, I thought I’d share it all the same.
As if figure and packaging variations weren’t enough, Casey B. tipped me off to a running change for the display frame for the Darth Vader Legacy Pack. First shipments (both red and brown eye variants) included a silver double racing stripe frame. Current shipments now feature white stripes (not the music band). Click the image above that I snapped for closer look.
Since the figure was revealed back in July 2016, collectors have voiced their concern about the incorrect rank badge given to the Grand Admiral Thrawn figure from Star Wars Rebels. Initial shipments did feature the improper coloration, but now, our friends at From 4-LOM to Zuckuss report a running change which corrects the oversight. Alas, the card art still features the wrong color break.
Both versions are on eBay right now for those that need further confirmation.