America's newspaper The USA Today posted this preview of the new 2016 Princess Leia Figure as based on Star Wars Rebels which, as should come as no surprise, is based on early concept art from the original movie. It is due this Fall, and I can't wait to buy one! Meanwhile, series stars Sabine and Hera remain elusive.
Also, there is no Lando Calrissian toy based on his appearances (voiced by Billy Dee Williams) on Star Wars Rebels.
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They're back! Prices went through the roof for the Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Stormtrooper 4-Pack [Amazon Exclusive] over the holidays, but now it's back for $79.99. It's a pretty good set, especially with the exclusive Clones and now we know the Officer is indeed in The Force Awakens. Click here to order yours.
Also back up for pre-order (due ot ship within a month) is the Star Wars The Force Awakens 3.75-Inch Figure Troop Builder 7-Pack [Amazon Exclusive]. This hasn't shipped yet, but it has the Riot Trooper that dueled Finn as well as a few other unique accessories - plus the hard-to-find Captain Phasma. It has 7 figures for $47.99, and you can click here to order it.
Update: the 6-inch set is sold out again, but the 3 3/4-inch one
is was still available.
Reader Frank chimed in to let us know/warn us that four more droids were added to the action figure part bins at Disney World in Florida. No new bodies are available yet - but these four domes are. Here's what he had to say:
"I am an avid fan and love my astromechs! I stopped out at WDW Hollywood Studios today and happened to browse by the Droid Factory counter at Tattooine Traders. Not expecting to see anything, just more of the mismatched 2015 domes series when I did see exactly that!! More mismatched domes and some that I had not seen before. I have not seen reports of these new additions. I found 4 new domes, but nothing new in the legs or bodies from before. Maybe they are on their way? Or maybe 4 domes is all there is?? Not sure when these hit the retail floor, but it looks like there are new parts coming for 2016. The 4 different domes are pretty evenly distributed out there, no shortage that I could tell. Just wish they had some matching parts to make coherent looking droids. Most interesting is the new black R4.5 [?] dome. If I learn more here I’ll send it in."
Less action figures than massive display pieces, Jakks Pacific's 31-inch action figures are - on occasion - also pretty cheap. Walmart.com has Kylo Ren down to $15, a massive price cut for such a big figure. Many of the other large figures are $5-$20 off, so you might want to take a look if there's anything you want and also if your local stores let you do that in-store pickup for online orders. (I tried it earlier this year and, surprisingly, it was much smoother than similar things at Target and Kmart have been in the past.)
Hey, it's Constable Zuvio! He has a magnificent paint job on his armor, and we know absolutely nothing about him in the movie yet. Well. With that, I'm taking a FOTD break because I actually would like to see the movie before commenting any more on these - so read on, for what it's worth.
Arguably the figure of the season, the 6-inch Captain Phasma is the one your pals want and can't find - I haven't seen her in stores personally yet, but her wave mates? You'll see those. She's pretty much exactly as good as you might expect from this line, so read on!
Check out the Sandtrooper Sergeant! It's one of the exclusive figures in Entertainment Earth's Imperial Forces 6-inch action figure set. This one has a different dirt pattern and a white pauldron - what more do you need? Well, it's also got the blasters from the other releases - be sure to get this one! Read on!
He's back, and slightly bigger than ever (from Hasbro)! R2-Q5 has opening panels with painted arms and a swell finish - but none of the scopes that came with R2-D2 two years ago. Is it cool? Well, I think so, but I'm biased. It's in stock for ordering right now, and you can read on to see if you should care!
Elite! The red-striped First Order TIE Fighter Pilot is the only 6-inch TIE Pilot from the new movie you can own today - but the non-striped version is up for pre-order at fine toy stores everywhere. This one, however, comes with a TIE Fighter with wings so tall they can black out the sun. Read on!
Hey, it's Lt. Oxixo! He's more than just a TIE Pilot - specifically, he's painted more than just a TIE Pilot. This 6-inch scale exclusive has an added silver crest, a silver stripe on his chest, and different buttons on his sleeve - plus more paint on his gun. Should you freak out and buy this exclusive right now? Scientists say yes. Read on!
Hey, it's the Crimson Stormtrooper! Or Magma Stormtrooper, or Lumiya's squad, depending on where you saw red troopers like this first. (I'm voting for Lumiya.) It's pretty awesome - and part of a new boxed set that's available right now. Read on!
Amazon's 6-inch First Order Stormtrooper Officer adds a shoulder pauldron to the figure previously sold at Comic-Con and in fine stores everywhere. Is it enough to warrant buying again? Well, it's in a swell boxed set, so I'm leaning toward yes. Read on!