Surprise! Pal of mine Shannon Cosman snapped this photo of new figures using the build-a-droid parts that, we are told, are going up for grabs at Disney parks today. As to how many there are, and the other finer details, we don't know yet.
Four new hats were also shown.
If you like designer toys - and I know you do - you'll want to visit the Glyos News Dump blog for a post I wrote called " C2E2 The Godbeast C2E2 2015 Offerings." A limited run of figures nodding to things you know and love will be on sale from Marty "The Godbeast" Hansen at the Nerd City booth. He does great stuff, and I've picked up some of his other offerings over the years.
In the realm of "holy cow that's awesome," kids of the 1980s will lose their cool over Gentle Giant's exclusive Jumbo 12-Inch Celebration VII Droids C-3PO. (I want one!) This yellow figure is a remake of a repaint - one of very few repaints - from the entire original Kenner action figure line. It is gorgeous. I will have one. (Somehow.)
Funko revealed five exclusive and first-to-market Pop! Vinyl Star Wars Bobble Heads for Star Wars Celebration VII. E-3PO, Unmasked Darth Vader, a Shock Trooper, R2-Q5, and R2-R9 were revealed so far. Click here to see the post on their fancy blog.
Today, Funko's blog
tortures informs you with information about four new amazingly cool Funko Hikari Vinyl Figures - only available at Celebration VII in Anaheim, CA. There's a super-cool Icy Stormtrooper, a stellar Star Clone Trooper, a bronze Matte Black Boba Fett, and a Verdigris Greedo. Each is limited to between 500 and 1,000 pieces, and you should totally pick me up a set if you go.
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.
In quite possibly the worst time of year for a new exclusive to hit, Walmart's exclusive 8 Star Wars Hot Wheels cars are in stores now. If you're lucky. There's one for each movie and the most recent two TV series, and they're a few pennies below a dollar each. Look for an in-store blue display with other Hot Wheels products, as one side of it is packed with tracks and cars. In other words - the whole set should set you back eight bucks.
Each car is based on an existing release, but with nifty Star Wars deco. I saw fewer of the Clone Wars and Return of the Jedi cars, both of which are quite excellent. The Clone Wars car has an Anakin Jedi Starfighter motif, while Return of the Jedi looks like a TIE Fighter.
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.
If you aren't afraid to admit you like them, Target's Star Wars Rebels Titan Series 12-Inch Action Figure Set is $10 off, down to $39.99. Also on sale is their matching Marvel set and a Transformers Age of Extinction collection.
If you missed it - and you probably did - HotWheelsCollectors.com will put the Hot Wheels Star Wars Darth Vader Vehicle up at 9:00 AM Pacific for $39.99, plus a few other items. This is similar to the one for $3.49 at Target, Toys R Us, and Walmart but has slightly different deco and swell packaging based on the lightsaber hilt from the movies along with electronic lights and sounds. Click here for the full story.
Ad: New from Diamond Select Toys, it's the Entertainment Earth Exclusive Star Wars Landspeeder Bottle Opener! This sturdy metal bottle opener is for drinking when you're not driving. It features magnets on the bottom so it can stick to your fridge, or you can hide it in your desk at work. It's due early next year, so click here to pre-order yours now!
Since the idea was introduced to fans, the idea of a Walgreens-exclusive Boba Fett Concept Armor brought about much anxiety to fans. Would he be made in big enough numbers to cover all 5,000 locations? Would the pre-sale online cover people? Would you have to drive around with a bunch of sick people sneezing on you while you hunt toys because of your crippling toy addiction? Let's just look at the figure - he's pretty good. Read on!
Check out the Shadow Scout in today's Figure of the Day! It's similar to some 3 3/4-inch figures, but it's 6-inches tall. The blaster, however, is basically the same size for some reason. Read on for more!
I got this swell Shadow Stormtrooper Commander 6-inch action figure in the mail over the weekend, and it is indeed swell. Essentially a black, backpack-free Sandtrooper, it's basically exactly what you would want in such a thing. 3 guns cast in dark grey. Pauldron. Glossy helmet lenses. Read on!
That was fast! If you ordered your Imperial Shadow Squadron set at Target.com on Wednesday, you might have it waiting at your front door today - mine arrived already in a nice big box (albeit with a couple of dents on the packaging). It looks pretty slick, and if you didn't get an order in don't worry - it should be in stores very soon!
For those who missed the boat, the set includes a Scout Trooper,
Sandtrooper Shadow Stormtrooper Commander, and Speeder Bike in black.