Skunk ape? Balding ape? Varmik? It's the Hassk Thug, a McQuarrie-inspired triplet which is one of very few denizens of the castle on Takodana to get a figure. It's one of those things fans need to start demanding, like a Lin-Manuel Miranda for some reason or another. Anyway, how is he? I'd say get one, but read on to see what I wrote in the review.
We're back - but not every day! I gotta sleep once in a while. Let's look at the nifty Kylo Ren Unmasked, released earlier this year and unlikely to be at a store near you. He was popular. He's also more than an old body with a new head - Hasbro did the work on this one.
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Nerdist revealed a surprisingly early burst of looks at new Rebels and movie products which, no doubt, will be part of the Rogue One branded offering during the final months of 2016. Highlights include:
Hera's A-Wing (oooh)
Electronic 12-inch Kanan Jarrus
Electronic 12-inch Darth Vader
12-inch ROTJ Speeder Bike with Biker Scout
3 3/4-inch Jakku Rey in Scavenger Outfit
Toys R Us will have an exclusive Black Series 6-inch set of Star Wars Droids during San Diego Comic-Con, but will not be at Comic-Con. As I work for Entertainment Earth and will be working on the booth for the show, I reached out to me for confirmation - and I can confirm this item will be sold online. (I also assume at stores later.) The droids are identified as R2-A3, R5-K6, and R2-F2 on the packaging.
Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 will be selling a number of other items for Toys R Us as well as their own exclusives, including some other Star Wars and Hasbro items. Click here to see the droid item at Toys R Us' web site.
C-3PO is coming to Comic-Con at Entertainment Earth! This 20-inch scale action figure is the first-ever C-3PO in this size, and it comes complete with a shiny gold metal finish you won't find anywhere else. Click here to see it and more details, but you can't pre-order it - it's only available at booth #2343 in San Diego!
As I write this, auctions for R5-M4 are popping up. This may well be the first-ever action figure labeled "Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You" and is being reportedly sold in Orlando's Disney theme park(s). I don't have prices, I don't have specifics, I don't know if it's in Anaheim, and I don't have one yet myself. But I do know you can see one if you click here.
UPDATE: Long-time reader TotallyRawe left a comment indicating this is indeed showing up in Anaheim. Buy one! Or two, send me one. Happy hunting droid junkies!
She's out! Kmart's Rey (Starkiller Base) 6-inch The Black Series action figure is making the rounds and is being placed on shelves as I write this. Might your one or two remaining stores have them? You'll have to go look, because the product finder on their web site isn't working properly. Each figure is $24.99, assuming of course you find one. I located one at one of the final Mart of K outposts in Phoenix, AZ this afternoon.
We'll be tackling these - or at least one of these - in Figure of the Day very soon, but it seemed prudent to give you the lowdown on this awesome gift set now just in case you were waffling over buying it or just a couple of single figures. This 4-pack costs less than 3 individual figures at most stores, plus sports one exclusive figure and accessories to boot. When you see the Takodana Encounter you'll say "Octopus, right?" (I think that's what it is, I never took Japanese.)
This action figure set comes in a box that's pretty much the same size and shape as last year's "Digital Release" boxed sets for all six films - on a shelf, this would look very nice next to them. In it you'll find Finn (repack of individual figure), Rey (repack of individual figure), BB-8 (the Scavengers version), and Maz Kanata (new). The two "combine weapons" are gone, but instead you'll find a lightsaber hilt, a lightsaber, and a trunk - the perfect place to store your priceless religious heirlooms in the basement of a bar. In short: you'll be wanting one.
Want to be a part of the Hasbro booth at Comic-Con this year? Here's your chance! Hasbro sent along some new information to us today regarding taking some fan photos, and sharing them with the rest of the world in San Diego come July. Want to know the full details? Or better yet, want to participate? Keep reading. Update: background photos are now available.
In "news that can scare youse" news, Target stores have a $29.99 3-pack of 12-inch (1:6 scale) droid action figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Given no prior publicity or announcement, these sets include R0-4L0, C-3PO, and BB-8 - not a bad deal. However, don't limit your search to the toy department - I found all of these sets and other toys in the DVD/movie/Blu-Ray section on an endcap. Happy hunting!
One of the many criminals we didn't get to spend as much time as we might have liked, Tasu Leech brings us a new character in a nifty costume with a big blaster. He's shorter than the average 3 3/4-inch figure, but he doesn't look half bad otherwise. Read on!
And now, First Mate Quiggold! He's the first mate on Sidon Ithano's ship, and one of Hasbro's most detailed 3 3/4-inch action figures for The Force Awakens. And he has a giant rocket launcher that will no doubt go in to the collector's junk drawer. Read on!
It's Han Solo! Not only did Harrison Ford come back to play one more turn as Han Solo last year, but now we know he's going to be back as Indiana Jones in 2019. Perhaps you'll find this new 3 3/4-inch figure by then - it's not bad! Han has his new jacket, old blaster, and a new green gun too. Read on!