It's here! Very few new exclusives have actually hit, but Toys R Us' exclusive First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter is out now. You get a little more paint for $42.99, a $3 markup over the regular version at $39.99.
The pilot is very similar to the regular version, but with added red stripes on his helmet. If you've seen the 181st Pilots or some of the specially marked ones from the original trilogy, you know what to expect. The TIE itself has some light brown dusting, but not any scorch marks on the wings. Just dust. The good news is that both the figure and vehicle are both visually quite interesting. The bad news is that it lowers the bar for vehicle deco variants - snow on the boots were a thing we've seen on figures for a few years, but sand damaged vehicles is, of course, a completely new thing.
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.
It's shipping! I got the Imperial Troop Transport from Star Wars Rebels when I ordered it at Entertainment Earth (available here now in a case with 2 per box). It's neat! It has articulated front cannons, 2 firing rockets, storage for 9 figures, and places to keep bunches of weapons. It does not have funny hats, wheels, a record player, or a large trunk for storage. Watch Six Second Toy Talk after the break to see it in action. It won't take long.
It's super tall! The Star Wars Rebels AT-DP Vehicle is able to seat one 3 3/4-inch scale action figure with another popping out the top hatch. It has moving legs, a firing rocket, and a rotating head - all of which you can see, after the jump.
It's nice! The Star Wars Rebels The Phantom Vehicle is able to seat two 3 3/4-inch scale action figures and a bunch of accessories. It has opening wings, firing rockets (well, one), and other exciting features - all of which you can see, after the jump.
It's here! The Star Wars Rebels The Inquisitor's TIE Advanced Prototype Vehicle is one of three all-new entries into the sacred canon of 3 3/4-inch scale action figure vehicles. We don't get new ones very often, so it's a day to be excited about. You can order it online, you can find it in a store, but the important thing here is that you try to get one - it's pretty slick. And you can get a rundown of all of its major features in a video that takes less time to watch than it took to read this description, after the jump.
At Entertainment Earth, the really cool Hasbro Star Wars Clone Republic Attack Shuttle Vehicle is 56% off, but only until midnight tonight! This hybrid vehicle/playset has tons of moving parts and can essentially transform from a really nice ship to a battle bunker of sorts. It also has a unique Clone Trooper pilot mold and a white blaster rifle you won't find elsewhere. It's only $35.00 until midnight tonight, so click here and buy yours now!
The rumors were true! Hasbro is indeed releasing a Millennium Falcon in a few months exclusively at Walmart, sans action figure compatibility. It's big, it's cheap, and it's pictured after the break - with pricing and other useful information.
A giant X-wing is en route from Hasbro, and YodasNews.com shows it won't be alone. A Millennium Falcon of generous proportions - seemingly the 2008 Big Millennium Falcon minus figure compatibility and electronics - is on the way. The packaging boasts it's over 2 feet long, and Yoda's News says it may be a Walmart exclusive. Click here to see it.
Has Mustafar frozen over? Sponsor Entertainment Earth posted two assortments - Hot Wheels Star Wars cars and Track Sets - with no pictures as of yet, but a September release date. Mattel's first step into a larger world should prove exciting, as they have made die-cast metal vehicles from numerous licenses in many forms.
Earlier in the week, a few Disney and Star Wars bloggers were whisked away by the House of Mouse to check out a number of upcoming toys in development for sale in The Disney Store retail outlets. An example of something taught in schools as "vertical integration," we now have a company absorbing numerous parts of a business - not only do they make the movie, own the rights, hire the actors, own the characters, and sell the product, but they're going to design and manufacture it in house, too. This article looks at the die-cast vehicle segment, which brings back metal in a meaty way with $10-$20 ships. Each of the 12 new vehicles has moving parts, is due later this year, and will likely remind the very older and infirmed of us of Kenner's lovely and memorable offerings from 1978-1981-ish.
Read on for more! Or don't.
Patrick in Easton, PA wrote in to say he found the MTT Multi-Troop Transport for a mere $39.99 at his local TJ Maxx store! (They share similar toy inventory with Marshalls.) It's probably worth taking a look in your area if you're still in the market for this beast - I even saw one at my closest Walmart today, still at around $90 though. Good hunting!
While not fun enough to warrant $130, the figures alone are probably worth the $40 - you get some slug Battle Droids, some decent droids, plus Obi-Wan Kenobi and a ton of guns in this box.
Amazon's Cyber Week Lightning Deal Toy Page has two Lightning Deals of interest today. One, the Slave I, will be on sale at 10:00 AM PST. The TIE Interceptor will be on sale at 1:00 PM PST. Click here to see the deal page, and scroll over the Lightning Deals box to see these and other items.
Update #1: Slave I live now. Click here and add to cart. It's
Many of you have written in lamenting the vanishing Boba Fett's Slave I Vintage jumbo vehicle on Amazon on and off over the last week and change. As of right now it's in stock for $69.99, so if you were waiting go ahead and grab it. And the Droid Factory set. And the TIE Interceptor. And maybe some Black Series figures. For the first time in months, there are actually new things to buy!
Super-site BFads.net posted the Toys R Us ad for Black Friday, and page #23 has a great deal - the 2012 MTT is returning for $89.99 (not a great deal) and the 2013 The Vintage Collection Republic Gunship is $89.99 (slight improvement). These all start at 5:00 PM on Thanksgiving. If you have a 20% off coupon, you could just buy it now and pay the extra six bucks. Click here to page through the beastly ad!