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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!
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!
Here it is - again! The 6-inch Kmart exclusive Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base) is in stock as of my writing this - you can get it picked up at stores for free, or get it shipped. It's $5 more than the regular version, but sports unique deco on the feet, a base, different hands, and a different lightsaber. I just ordered mine - if you want one, click here to check availability.
Update: Don't use Paypal on the Kmart.com web site right now, as it seems to be causing problems.
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!
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!
I'm pretty stoked whenever we get a Stormtrooper with marks of some sort, so last week's Walmart-only Imperial Shock Trooper was a treat. The mold is good, and the Shocktrooper markings from the Battlefront game make it even cooler. Want to know more? Read on!
Fresh from the drug store chain, Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) is out and about with improved armor deco, a retooled arm, and a new head. It's a decent figure - but it's still basically the same Vader from last year with a few modifications. Want to see more about this 6-inch figure? Read on!
Check out Target's 6-inch Poe Dameron - probably in stores now unless it sold out. I got mine online for $10 off, which is where you want to be - it's a good figure, but the likeness on Oscar Isaac toys as of yet could use some work. (He's a tough face to capture.) Should you get this one? Read on!
I haven't seen the First Order Snowtrooper Officer in stores since I got mine last month, but hey - it's new! This exclusive takes a plain Snowtrooper (which isn't out yet) and adds a pauldron, thus making it a better figure than the regular release is likely to be. If you can get it, it's pretty slick - so good hunting. Read on!
If you like new droids, Yakface.com has some exciting news for you - the Holiday 2015 droid aptly named R2-H15 is out now! Actual pricing was not reported, but other droids in this line have been $12.95 and eBay prices (and mark-ups) seem to indicate that's about the going rate. Good hunting!
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.
If you're like me, you're a) cheap and b) don't have the Target exclusive Star Wars The Force Awakens Black Series 6in Figure Set just yet. Right now it's in stock for $39.99 and it ships free - plus if you use the code BESTGIFT during checkout, you get $10 (25%) off. I just placed my order, and if you don't have yours yet it's as good of a time as any to do so. Click here to check availability.
Thanks for the tip, Phil!
Yakface is reporting that the K-Mart exclusive Black Series Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base) is now shipping, so keep an eye on your inbox. This version of The Force Awakens villain (we assume) comes with two lightsaber accessories and a display base and retails for $19.99.