There are two BB-8 action figures so far - this is the 3 3/4-inch one that comes with the Millennium Falcon. It has some dirt on it, and one point of articulation. I assume it will be the most-stolen action figure of the year, but let's see how it shakes out. I like the droid, I like the vehicle it comes in - will you? Read on!
This week in Q&A: Let's talk Disney Infinity. And Disney Astromech Droids. Also, does Disney pull the strings on figure case assortments? I swear, this is just a coincidence.
Bonus - impressions of the new Millennium Falcon, in some stores as of last week.
So send in your questions for next week. Read on!
Also in stores now, the new Millennium Falcon from The Force Awakens. I saw it at Toys R Us (and got one from Entertainment Earth), and the going rate is currently $139.99. It's the same size as the vintage Kenner one from 1978, with lots of new bells and whistles - and the figures fit in it pretty well, to boot. Motion-sensing sound effects, a light-up targeting computer, and a "dirty" BB-8 figure are just some of the highlights.
...I'm also quite taken with the Nerf dart launcher. That sucker is super strong, and really fires across a room nicely. While not as big as the legendary 2008 version of this toy, I'm having plenty of fun with this one so far.
For $19.99, Toys R Us is now receiving cases of the First Order Snowtrooper Officer. I saw several at a Phoenix area Toys R Us, so it's possible if you missed the online pre-order you might just stumble on them over the next week or two. Update: note this one has a TRU silver sticker - some don't. Good hunting!
It seems that the figure is very similar to the basic version other than the pauldron, but we'll know for sure once it starts to ship in the next month or three.
Are you finding anything interesting? Let us know! Leave a comment or send us an email - we're hearing a lot of buzz, and we love getting confirmations.
Surprising no one, the Black Series 6-inch TIE Fighter is huge. Really, really huge. I saw a pair of them today at a Phoenix area Toys R Us for $169.99 a pop.
From The Force Awakens toy line, Kanan Jarrus has a new hat! Also new shoulder deco. And a really cool Y-Wing Scout Bomber vehicle. It's worth picking up for the vehicle, and the figure with its changes is a heck of a nice bonus. If you already have several Kanans, though, buying another one is probably not going to do it for you. Read on!
We don't know if this Stormtrooper Officer is in the movie yet, but we do know it comes with an armored, gun-packed Assault Walker vehicle. It's similar to the carded Stormtroopers (all three of which I have seen in stores as of yesterday), but the plastic is a slightly different texture and shade of white - plus there are minor manufacturing differences. Want to know more? Let's say that you do. Read on!
Oh boy, new MicroMachines! Some of these are shipping now - 3 new 3-packs are part of wave 2 and I've already got them here on my desk. (2 X-Wings and a TIE, Falcon/Executor/TIE Bomber, ROTS Jedi Starfighter/ARC-170/Droid Tri-Fighter).
Other new entries include new blind bags and yes, new 5-packs. Do you want to see these? I certainly hope so, because I'm posting them for you regardless - I'm collecting these and I assume you are too. Do it.
What's this? Why, it's new Titanium Series vehicles! The A-Wing, Imperial Shuttle, Jakku Landspeeder, Anakin's Jedi Starfighter, Republic Gunship, Sith Infiltrator, and Star Destroyer are all here. (Some are returning champions.) They're all still quite cheap, thankfully, so you can get 'em in stores soon. Images after the jump.
We got 5 hi-res pictures from Hasbro! The First Order TIE Pilot, Snowtrooper, General Hux, Resistance Trooper, and Atsy (and not Han Solo) are all here, after the jump, for you.
Hasbro's busy! While we're not in New York, others are and we can link to their sites. Of note, ToyArk has shots of many new 6-inch figures and the Transformers sites are loading up on new Titans. (Titans are now, of course, very small toys - the Headmasters. Galvatron, Skullcruncher, etc. Great time to be alive, but I digress.)
For Star Wars, a 6-inch Han Solo is coming - as is Ello Atsy, a TIE Fighter Pilot, Hux, and others. Click here to see a gallery at ToyArk.
Based on the box, I'm pretty sure his name is the Special Edition Stormtrooper. It's black, has knees, and a cool red stripe pattern on his chest. He has a plug-in blaster and can more or less sit on his speeder bike. Want to know more? Read on!
If you liked Rey, you'll love Rey (Speeder)! Maybe. The same basic form is kept, but all of the parts are different - the head is new, the torso is tweaked, the hands have sculpted gloves, and the feet lack copyright marks. There are some color differences too! Also it includes a landspeeder thing. Read on!
I know what you're thinking. "Poe Dameron doesn't fit in the X-Wing!" Well, he does - you have to work him in there a bit, but you can absolutely get that canopy closed over him without smooshing down his removable helmet. It could be easier to do, of course, but figure/vehicle compatibility seems to be an increasingly tough thing to get. The X-wing pack-in figure is very similar to the individually carded version, but there are a number of minor changes all over - want to see a quick comparison? Read on!
This week in Q&A: Let's talk Vehicles! Are we having problems? LEGO - why won't they sell you single figures? Is it a conspiracy? Kinda. And lastly, an old question I am just now getting to - and what it may mean for you getting figures you want throughout this holiday season.
So send in your questions for next week. Read on!