It took me longer to grasp than it should have, but I'm pretty sure R5-SK1 is a nod to Skippy, the Jedi Droid. If you don't know what that is, you missed Star Wars Tales - and that was a fine comic. This new droid is one of four figures in a new Disney parks exclusive droid pack for Rogue One, where one droid looks like one you probably have, another is coming with a big vehicle later, and the remaining two are seemingly brand new for this set. If you like droids, this is a good week to be you - we're going to examine the entire set. Read on!
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New for Rogue One is... Rey? The super-popular hero of the last film is back with new gear and a new head sculpt - and it's a good one too. Is it enough to buy the fifth or sixth Rey in your toy box? Read on!
It's new! Rarely does a year go by without a new toy of the main character of the saga, so we look forward to Darth Vader (Rogue One). He's got six points of articulation, a cape, and a rocket launcher shaped like his belt buckle. I'm loving it. Will you? Read on!
Hot - or cold - on the tail of last year's robot is the new R2-H16. This festive fellow has a hat with ear flaps, which is reason alone enough to buy one as 3 3/4-inch scale droids seem to have become the new Vinylmation as our hobby as concerned. The official Disney Parks site has a feature on this and other new items, including a Bluetooth Stormtrooper Commlink for your phone, new plush Ewoks based on the 1980s cartoons - seriously!, and other goodies.
From the new Rogue One line comes the Kanan Jarrus (Stormtrooper Disguise)! It's a new taller Stormtrooper sculpt with a removable helmet and a wrist launcher for some reason. It's actually pretty fun - and shortpacked, so get one or more if you see them. Read on!
Late last year, we saw the release of the RawShark Studios The Order Bobaran Action Figure. This sold out quickly, and was a $20 3-inch action figure that seems to almost perfectly color match Kenner's original 3 3/4-inch Boba Fett action figure. And it's pretty cool.
Since this is produced on the official timetable, you won't see some known-but-not-listed items like Wave 2 3 3/4-inch action figures, 2-packs, 6-inch figures, and so on. But what is on here may amaze you - a bunch of exclusives we've not yet seen! Read on to find out what you'll find in stores as the year goes on.
People love Sabine Wren. She's selling - I see cases of Rogue One figures at Big Lots or Walmart or what have you, and typically she's the one who's gone. If you see one, get one - find out why, read on!
The new Kylo Ren (Rogue One packaging) is pretty sharp - it's the unmasked figure with a mask. The hood is removable, it has the new pose with new torso and legs, and you're probably going to dig it. It has a firing projectile launcher too - why? Because it's fun, that's why. Read on!
Last week Hasbro dropped the first wave of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story action figures. At New York Comic Con, Hasbro revelaed some more 3 3/4-inch action figures from waves 2 and 3! Baze Malbus and a Stormtrooper Officer make up a new 2-pack. New single figures from wave 2 include Darth Vader and Chirrut Imwe. Future figures include Jyn Erso in an Imperial Ground Crew disguise, Bodhi Rook, and Admiral Raddus. We assume there is a rule all Mon Calamari must be Admirals.
Hasbro sent along new The Black Series reveals from New York Comic Con! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story releases await you including a new Darth Vader, Director Krennic, a Scarif Stormtrooper, Baze Malbus, and Chirrut Imwe. Neat stuff! Hasbro's photographers sure love negative space.
The Rogue One line is mostly new movie stuff, but returning favorites and the Rebels cast like Hera Syndulla put in a few appearances. This particular figure is an A-Wing pilot, and a pretty good one - but it's the Hera you bought before with a new head. Is that enough to warrant another purchase? It's a non-removable helmet, for what it's worth. Read on!
No really, the AT-DP Pilot is new, I swear! It looks just like the figure you bought a couple of years ago, but it's a different tool - the foot copyrights are different, the textures are different, he's a tiny bit shorter, and the deco and paint masks are changed a bit. The tint is different, too. It's packed with the just-released Imperial Speeder vehicle - a worthwhile purchase - but it's almost the very definition of a "just different enough to make you mad" figure. You might not even realize it's different without a side-by-side comparison, but don't worry - you've got one when you read on.
He's new! The 3 3/4-inch K-2SO (Rogue One) has a cool grappling hook accessory, but no blaster like his 6-inch counterpart. What does he have in the movie? I have no idea, I haven't seen it. But I have seen the figure, and the figure's ball-and-socket joints give him a good range of motion. And less stability. But he looks cool. Read on!