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.
We teased the reveal of the new Vintage Collection figures from The Rise of Skywalker last week and today, Bossk’s Bounty reveals them with his review of the figure. Be sure to like his video and subscribe to his channel and follow him on Instagram @bosskbounty
update: Bossk’s Bounty was kind enough to send along a couple images as well.
Yes, you read that correctly there is a Sith Jet Trooper that is different than the standard Sith Trooper that is coming in wave 2. The Sith Jet Trooper looks to be identical to the First Order Jet Trooper (above) that was revealed at D23, only cast in red.
As we revealed previously, the back of the TVC Luke Skywalker (Yavin) figure depicts the figures from the first wave character released in Force Friday. Until I have a clearer image, I can share that the above design for the figure coded named “Cairo Axer” is the Knight of Ren shown above. The figure clad in black (it’s hard to tell if it is a mix of soft and plastic goods for his cloak and long tabards that hang in front), has dusty/sandy weathering applied heavily on the bottom edges of the figure (legs and clothing) and slowly fades to black as you move up the figure. He is simply labeled as “Knight of Ren”.
U.K. retailer Comics & Cocktails has posted the first “unofficial” official image of the upcoming TVC Luke Skywalker (Yavin) #151 figure. Note the slight tweak to the packaging design. Thanks to BossksBounty for the heads up.
Update: On the reverse side of this card back reveals Rey, Sith Jet Trooper, Zorii Bliss, Knight of Ren, and Xwing Luke.
There have been a couple reports going around over the past few weeks regarding the wave breakdown for the first assortment of TVC figures available for Triple Force Friday. I held off on reporting it as I wasn’t convinced in what was being stated (namely the inclusion of Yavin Ceremony Luke), but I can now “unofficially” report that Wave 1 looks to be as shown in the graphic above.
More products ranging from action figures to roleplay items are currently headed to the US via China and Vietnam. An update to shipping info shows that Hasbro’s E9 Vintage Collection cases, TVC Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony) cases, Mega Mighties, E9 Micro Force, Scream Sabers, E9 Poe Dameron blasters and Sith Trooper blasters are all en route to various ports in the US.
Research via oversea shipping manifests has once again confirmed the rumored and yet unannounced TVC Luke Skywalker’s Red 5 X-wing Fighter and it currently en route to the U.S. as of Aug 13. As a reminder, MSRP is set at $100.
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.