Hasbro's PR team kindly sent along a press release with many new and some neewish exclusives! More are coming this fall, but for now, here's a look at what you can expect on (or around) Friday, September 30. None of the 3 3/4-inch figure exclusives are listed here, but 6-inch, prop replicas, Nerf guns, and more await you after the jump.
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.
Behold, the Clone Trooper Commander! This 6-inch figure is part of Amazon's (at least temporarily) sold-out boxed set tracing the evolution of the troopers over 6 of the 7 movies. This one is, like the others, exclusive to the set - you won't find this deco elsewhere in this size. Get one if you can, and read on!
Check out the 6-inch Clone Trooper (Phase II), complete with the revised bucket we've all been dying for - and some other changes. A few deco points were altered from the previous releases, so this one is actually distinctive beyond just the helmet. (But not by much.) Should you snag this item next time Amazon restocks it for a decent price? Read on!
UPDATE #2: Amazon pulled new orders down again. Check back for more.
It's here! Or it'll be here tomorrow, Amazon tells me. If you pre-ordered the Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Stormtrooper 4-Pack [Amazon Exclusive] back in September you might have it as early as tomorrow (Sunday). It appears Amazon is not currently taking more orders for this set, but you can click here to check availability in case it comes back. It was originally $79.99 when pre-orders went up September 4.
Amazon listed two (so far) new exclusive sets on 9/3. They are:
Star Wars The Force Awakens 3.75-Inch Figure Troop Builder 6-Pack - actually has 7 figures. Captain Phasma is joined by uniquely armored Stormtroopers and Snowtroopers. The fact that it is not actually a six pack once again robs me of Black Flag jokes.
Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Stormtrooper 4-Pack - This is the rumored "evolution" set. Each figure is unique - Stormtrooper has dirty deco, Episode 7 Stormtrooper has a unique pauldron, the Episode III Clone Trooper debuts in this set, and the AOTC yellow Clone Captain is new.
If you're so inclined, Amazon has Blu-Ray and DVD releases for Star Wars Rebels Season 1 up for grabs. DVD is currently $39.99, Blu-Ray is $45.99.
If you don't yet have the latest wave of The Black Series figures, give Amazon a try. The latest wave has Bossk, Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise, the TIE Pilot, and Chewbacca. Amazon has these in stock for $22.99 or less - in the case of Chewbacca, much less. Order yours now!
Ad: Amazon is getting new stock, including Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Bossk and new Saga Legends. If you don't already have these on the way, now is a great chance to pick them up with free Prime shipping. Other figures are also available for pre-order.
Still looking to pre-order Black Series action figures? Amazon added Han Solo Stormtrooper, Luke Skywalker Stormtrooper, Emperor Palpatine, and the Clone Trooper Captain. Each is $22.99 and due in late May. Click here to get yours, or read on.
Ad: Amazon's exclusive Playskool Heroes Star Wars Jedi Force Imperial Forces Pack has had another price drop, now clocking in at 15.47.
The six figure set is packed with figures you won't find anywhere else, so either get it now don't. You'll get a TIE Pilot, Sandtrooper, Shadow Stormtrooper, Snowtrooper, Scout Trooper, and a regular Stormtrooper.
Over on Amazon this time of year, prices are in flux changing daily or even every few hours. In particular, Star Wars: The Black Series Deluxe Figures seem to be getting cheaper. I noticed the Speeder Bike and Jabba the Hutt were each around $22, and may be different by the time you see this.
That makes each item about half price, which ain't bad.
After some considerable waiting, Amazon's mysterious (and delayed) Playskool Heroes Star Wars Jedi Force Imperial Forces Pack is up for order and in stock for a mere $19.99 (free Prime shipping).
In it, you'll find a mix of new and previously available molds with 6 total figures. A Shadow Stormtrooper, white Stormtrooper, Bike Scout, Snowtrooper, TIE FIghter Pilot, and Sandtrooper can be yours if you place an order before they go away.
Many of you have asked me "What tackle boxes do you use to store your 3 3/4-inch Star Wars figures?" There are two kinds, but one of them is actually on sale now on Amazon. A Plano 2-3700 Prolatch Stowaway 4-pack (you'll want more) should store about 48 standard-sized figures, and it's $17.99 with free Prime shipping, click here to get it.
Also, Amazon has a small suite of Star Wars deals, but nothing crazy - some half-price figures, a few older games, and so forth. If there are deals being held back for the real Black Friday, we don't know them yet, but you can click here to see what they're calling their Black Friday specials right now.
Amazon has the 9-disc, 6-movie Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) Blu-Ray set for $59.99, which is about the lowest that I've seen it. The main reason for picking it up are the deleted scenes - but don't throw out your DVDs, because the DVD special features and deleted scenes differ from here and the DVDs you bought a few years ago.
I assume you've bought it by now.