Hasbro or not Hasbro? We're still not 100% sure, but we do know that a new Droid Factory Boxed Set has popped up at theme parks and on eBay. Reader Michael passed along the details - $29.95 gets you four droids (a real bargain!) including the first-ever R0-4LO and the first action figure of R5-X3 - this was previously sold as a Tomy RC droid and was slated for the axed Legacy Collection.
Also included are R2-Q2 with a different paint job - seriously, new panels and all - plus the first new R4-I9 since 2002. The box boasts they're from the new movie, but I'm curious to see if this is true.
Hey, it's Captain Phasma! Watch this awesome review, or don't. Get your The Force Awakens stuff at Entertainment Earth.
We still haven't seen everything - but there are many Kylo Ren action figures. Variant accessories may be a thing now, so keep your peepers peeled. This one has a bear trap of sorts, but the figure itself has a great sculpt, good deco, and stands up just fine. It's eight bucks, and you can order it at Entertainment Earth or elsewhere. Read on!
There's always hope! Walmart has 3 figures up for grabs now and more are coming. Tonight you can order Luke Skywalker (dirty boot redeco recolor of 2012 Vintage Blu-Ray Jedi Luke), Darth Vader (repack, possible redeco of the 500th Vader mold), and Chewbacca (possible redeco of 2004 Vintage Chewbacca.) I'm in the middle of a series of large crises so I'll update this with facts (or your comments) as time permits. As you wait, click below to see the figures at Walmart.com.
Upcoming releases include the unreleased Ceremonial Leia, Kylo Ren, and a First Order Stormtrooper.
Ad: Entertainment Earth added two new Hasbro Star Wars exclusives to its all-new The Force Awakens shop! The first-ever Crimson Stormtrooper figure is in a new all-Empire The Black Series boxed set, and from The Force Awakens comes a Desert Assault Walker with a swell Sandtrooper-inspired First Order Stormtrooper Officer.
Hey kids, while we wait for Friday let's look at some other toys you have have missed. The R2-D60 figure was sold as part of Disneyland's 60th Birthday and isn't too expensive if you have to turn to the secondary market. Get while the getting is good. Read on!
Hey, remember those waves of figures in Yoda-themed packaging that never made it out in the USA? Well, this Captain Rex is one of them - he has different deco than the 2012 release, plus added knee joints. Is it worth tracking down this mostly European release? Read on!
The R2-Series Astromech Droid Grey and White from Disney's droid part bins look a lot like R2-Q2, an exclusive from 2006. Since there may be more than one of it in the movie, is it different enough to be interesting - or the same enough to be the same? Read on!
Hey kids, it's Clone Commander Doom! Based on the 6th season episodes, this movie-style version of a Clone Wars figure is nice. Not perfect, but nice. Did you get yours yet? Maybe you should track one down - read on!
With or without her helmet, the new 3 3/4-inch Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) seems to share a digital sculpt with the 6-inch version. You'll see differences - this one has a dedicated detonator in her hand, and less face paint - but it's still pretty good. Read on!
It's not R4-E1, or really all that close. The R4-Series Astromech Droid White with Red and Silver reminds me of that droid, but all the patterns are different - check out the unique feet, torso, and the dome markings similar to the blue R4. Read on!
The R2-Series Astromech Droid Black and Silver looks a lot like R2-Q5, but it's actually a buildable Disney droid at a theme park (not) near you! The colors are as vibrant as the black plastic is not glossy. Read on!