I got a tip email from reader Denis this afternoon that here in Los Angeles, a new Galactic Heroes boxed set showed up. It turns out that I hit another local store, and two are now available. Read on for pictures and the story.
Here's what you need to know:
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1. There are two sets. Yavin 4 Ceremony has Luke Skywalker (exclusive), Princess Leia (exclusive), Han Solo with Medal (arguably exclusive), C-3PO, R2-D2, two Rebel Troopers, and Chewbacca. Jabba's Sail Barge has Jabba the Hutt, Max Rebo (exclusive, first-ever Hasbro Red Ball Organ with the correct parts on it), Droopy McCool (exclusive), Slave Leia, R2-D2 with Drink Dispenser, Luke Skywalker, and Boba Fett.
2. Each pack is-- in theory-- $24.99.
3. Each pack does not presently ring up. Apparently Hasbro's information did not yet make it into the Toys "R" Us computers, that's how new and surprising these are. The store I bought these at rang up another similar set of Galactic Heroes.
I'm going to go out on a limb and assume these are either being "announced" next week, or were forgotten and slipped through the cracks. Either way, here's another shot at Jabba, plus both sets have nifty backgrounds. Happy hunting!