We’ve received and read several reports of collectors receiving their shipments of convention exclusives from Hasbro Pulse with varying degrees of damage. Boba Fett with crushed blisters, Jedi Legacy packs with folded over/creased upper tabs due to being packed into small of a box, and Sith Trooper boxes crushed or torn. Hopefully these reports are in the minority, especially with the lengths collectors had to go through to even be able to order them (aside from the Luke Set).
What was your experience? Leave a comment.
Fed the Google machine today as was able to turn up manifest info showing that wave 2 of the Vintage Collection E9 launch is currently en route to the US. This wave consists of the Jawa x2, Sith Trooper* x2, Knight of Ren x1, Shadow Trooper x2 and Princess Leia (Yavin Ceremony) x1.
*Note: This is not the Sith Jet Trooper from wave 1
Mr. D. Martin Myatt, @email@example.com, has posted some awesome in-hand images of the new TVC figures starting to hit Walmart in Canada. The images on Instagram also confirm Poe Dameron as VC160.
Continue reading New Carded Images of E9 TVC Wave 1
An Canadian eBay auction has revealed the first look for the Vintage Collection Knight of Ren as well has better looks at Zorii Bliss and the Sith Jet Trooper from The Rise of Skywalker. Click on through for a closer look.
Thanks to dwined for the tip.
Continue reading TVC Knight of Ren (VC155) Carded
Orders opened at 11;56ET for Hasbro SDCC Exclusives on Hasbro Pulse. Good luck.
Update: Fett Sold Out 11:58am ET & Sith Trooper Sold out 12:00pm ET
The three SDCC Star Wars Exclusives are now available for Hasbro Pulse Premium members.
Update: Boba Fett & Sith Trooper sold out. 12:02 ET
Thanks to a tip from a couple sources, I’ve been able to verify some new info for 3 new 6″ Black Series figures coming in 2020, one from each era of the Skywalker Saga (PT, OT and ST). Click on through to check them out.
Continue reading Rumor Report: Info for 3 New Black Series Found
We’ve been sent word via Jason H. that his local Naperville, IL Walmart has an endcap of the Vintage Collection Jabba’s Palace Adventure Sets. A quick check via brickseek shows 11 Walmarts in IL with stock on hand. Also of interest is that he also found the Tatooine Skiff at the same store, yet no stock shows on Brickseek for that location.
Forum member Joosk has shared some concept TVC cardbacks that’s he created in our forums. Check them out here.
Personal Note: These are awesome… but sadly, it seems doubtful Hasbro is going to explore adding this kind of variety of figures in The Vintage Collection… but we can dream, right?
Now, there are 3 of them??? In the wee hours of the morning, I received the above image from Instagram user argent_no_1. It shows another 6″ Black Series Sith Trooper release, this time sporting a distinctive white box and the words “First Edition” emblazoned in a circular call out on the front. It has subsequently turned up for sale on Amazon.de. As you may recall, we were the first to reveal details for the packaging for the Second Sister Inquisitor which also features similar packaging design. I am now of the opinion that there are several of these “chase” packaging versions of select figures from the Black Series. If you review our Master List, you’ll see TBS figures with “Metallic” and “Pearl” after their names. (Second Sister has “Graphite” on its box). I believe these are all special packaging variants. Again, with zero communication as to what this “First Edition” Sith Trooper may officially be, it’s all speculation, but it is reminiscent of the “First Day of Issue” figures for the Legacy and Clone Wars line, the Ultimate Galactic Hunt (UGH) campaign and those chase versions of foil backed TVC figures. It does beg the question: why this wasn’t released “first” to reflect the packaging’s distinctive call out?
Update: To throw another possibility on the pile, we do have 2 rumored figures, “London (i.e. Rey) White” and “Bruges White” on our Master List as well. Could “white” be a reference to the color of the box on these two figures? The plot thickens… as the Amazon.de listing has been removed.