Adam gets another ulcer! New Protocol Droid Factory announced at Hollywood Studios! Vinylmation World posted some interesting stuff in the last day, including this tweet showing a new series of Protocol Droids launching, apparently, today! Exactly how many and which parts are there remain to be seen, so if anyone can catalog everything available so we can beg friends to help us out, that would be greatly appreciated.
The info just keeps rolling in! Hasbro's PR department informed us that Commander Gree is coming to Toys R Us as an exclusive. When? We don't know, but the 6-inch The Black Series figure looks pretty sharp.
More information as we have it - and it's nice to see the prequels getting some love out there.
Biggs' droid R2-F2 has a new name - and slightly different deco! Droid stuff seems to change under the new regime, but the one thing that never changes is that this is a repaint. Did you get yours? As 6-inch figures go, it's pretty sharp. Read on!
Back in 2013 Hasbro released the very first 6-inch The Black Series figures to mixed reviews - they were great, but a lot of fans opted out and that lead to cheap clearance prices on Amazon within a few months. Fast-forward to today, and people are upset they missed a few of those early figures. Hasbro is reissuing X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker for Star Wars Celebration this weekend, and there's a big process about how to line up to get yours.
The less I say, the better - because there are 4 items to buy with a grand total of 8 new robots. The good news: there's finally going to be an easier way to get Chopper, and that super-articulated C-3PO you like is coming back in style. With blessed little competition from Hasbro these days, you'll probably have the scratch to pull these down. From the Disney Parks article:
This month, Cody is part of a team rolling out a limited release, boxed set with four Astromech droid action figures inspired by characters from the animated series, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
Additionally, three limited release action figures are making their debut including C1-10P “Chopper” from Disney XD’s animated series “Star Wars Rebels;” a two-pack featuring R2-D2 and C-3PO celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope; and a red Protocol droid, R-3D0, that was briefly seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Sci-fi supersite io9 posted a preview of a new 6-inch The Black Series Rey's Speeder! This sizable, $60 vehicle should be out later this year and will undoubtedly be on display in Orlando at Star Wars Celebration this weekend.
I'd bet that you don't have this particular Finn figure. I got it from Mexico, it was also sold in Australia and presumably a few other countries - but not the USA. It's a 6-inch "value" figure, and that The Force Awakens premiere assortment from 2005 hasn't shipped here. Finn has 4 joints and a black blaster in his fist - is he nifty enough to buy? Read on!
Check out the 3 3/4-inch Imperial Hovertank Pilot! It's pretty sweet. You didn't miss the tank, because as of yet there isn't one - maybe it'll appear in a future movie line. At least you've got a pilot to staff it if/when it ever comes! Read on.
Today's the day! Without too much fuss, Target's exclusive AT-ACT Driver has joined the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story DVD and Blu-Ray at retail today. It's worth noting Target has an exclusive deluxe Blu-Ray set with bonus content as well, and the price may vary. The tag said $29.99 but it rang up $27.99. Go figure.
If you want to see if the 6-inch AT-ACT Driver figure is in your area, check DPCI 087-06-1115.
This 6-inch First Order Snowtrooper is not the Black Series figure - it has only 4 joints and was sold outside the USA. It's neat! Hopefully Hasbro brings it over hear some day, for now it's eBay or bust. Read on!
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Reader PSW alerted us to GameStop's pre-order page for the exclusive vintage/40th Anniversary 6-inch R5-D4 figure being live now. The action figure is currently $22.99 before shipping charges, which start at around $5.99. It is believed this item will also be distributed to retail stores, so you can order online now or keep an eye open for it locally. It is expected mid-April.
It's Saw Gerrera! Exclusive to the Jedha Revolt 4-pack, this figure is loaded with detail, big hair, and a couple of accessories. If you didn't get one, you'll probably be sorry in a couple of years. Read on!
As named on the Jedha Revolt box, Edrio Two Tubes is a pretty good action figure. He can stand and sit, he has exquisite sculpting - the head in particular - and he has superior painting. The deco may not be entirely as accurate or as dark as the character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but he does have the pilot equipment and rfile you're going to want. Hopefully you track this one down and don't miss it, because he's part of a worthwhile set. Read on!