Friends, foes, and frenemies are back from pretty much everybody this month as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story gives you a reason to go to the toy store over lunch once again. Because I am nothing if not tired and lazy, I am going to copy and paste Hasbro's press release below with new toy images of MicroMachines, 3 3/4-inch action figures, new NERF blasters, and some other stuff. Our sponsors are taking advance orders on 3 items, so here's a look at what you can expect later - with a few prices - after the jump.
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Hey, it's old man Captain Rex! He's got a beard, less hair, and a little more mass than when he was fighting in the Clone Wars. Oh, and he's got twin pistols, a helmet, and for some reason a rocket-launching spear. Read on!
New Black Series - repacks! According to many sources, and Robot Kingdom (a very popular exporter of Transformers overseas) there are 4 more The Black Series 3 3/4-inch action figures coming out as future Walmart exclusives. You may already own them, but they’re good ones if you missed them. While Hasbro has not confirmed this, it’s a slow news week so we’re going to assume this is all fact and tell you about these previous releases. Read on for more pictures, links to reviews of the original figures, and a list of who you can expect to find in stores in the next couple of months.
At this time, there are no Rogue One or The Force Awakens figures in these waves known to be coming. This continues the previous The Black Series line's proud tradition of minimizing freshness in the 3 3/4-inch range.
Skunk ape? Balding ape? Varmik? It's the Hassk Thug, a McQuarrie-inspired triplet which is one of very few denizens of the castle on Takodana to get a figure. It's one of those things fans need to start demanding, like a Lin-Manuel Miranda for some reason or another. Anyway, how is he? I'd say get one, but read on to see what I wrote in the review.
We're back - but not every day! I gotta sleep once in a while. Let's look at the nifty Kylo Ren Unmasked, released earlier this year and unlikely to be at a store near you. He was popular. He's also more than an old body with a new head - Hasbro did the work on this one.
If you've been waiting, HasbroToyShop.com added its 2016 SDCC Exclusives including Star Wars Kylo Ren, Jyn Erso, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. These are sold out. However, some other items like Micronauts and Transformers remain. Click here to see inventory.
Update: August 9! Be there!
Correction: While we don't have a time or date yet, we're told to expect HasbroToyShop.com to post the date of sale for its remaining SDCC 2016 exclusives Tuesday. This would include any remaining 6-inch Jyn Erso (standard figure with photos, unique packaging), Obi-Wan Kenobi (unique packaging and electornic accessory), and Rilo Kiley (Kylo Ren helmet, unmasked head, unique package, Vader helmet, base, flag). At press time I do not have a confirmation that variant head Kylo Ren is or isn't coming out down the road - so you may want to keep reloading to get these, whenever that time may be.
No 3 3/4-inch figures were sold at the show. (For Star Wars.)
Hasbro previewed the latest offerings from their various brands as part of their SDCC agenda. The private press only event featured various games, photo-ops, and playable plastic that were complimented with scrambled eggs and hashbrowns. While nothing new and upcoming were previewed, we were treated to closer looks at their 3 convention exclusives.
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It's that time - you have to vote now, as that's the headline at StarWars.com's article Vote Now for the Next Black Series Figure!! Darth Talon, Starkiller, Jaina Solo, Mara Jade, and Captain Rex all made 5 out of our Top 6 so I'm quite astonished to see that reflected on the official site's final voting. I won't tell you who I voted for, but if you click here now you can see the current results when you place your vote.
Nerdist revealed a surprisingly early burst of looks at new Rebels and movie products which, no doubt, will be part of the Rogue One branded offering during the final months of 2016. Highlights include:
Hera's A-Wing (oooh)
Electronic 12-inch Kanan Jarrus
Electronic 12-inch Darth Vader
12-inch ROTJ Speeder Bike with Biker Scout
3 3/4-inch Jakku Rey in Scavenger Outfit
Toys R Us will have an exclusive Black Series 6-inch set of Star Wars Droids during San Diego Comic-Con, but will not be at Comic-Con. As I work for Entertainment Earth and will be working on the booth for the show, I reached out to me for confirmation - and I can confirm this item will be sold online. (I also assume at stores later.) The droids are identified as R2-A3, R5-K6, and R2-F2 on the packaging.
Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 will be selling a number of other items for Toys R Us as well as their own exclusives, including some other Star Wars and Hasbro items. Click here to see the droid item at Toys R Us' web site.