If you love droids - and let's be honest, if you don't, we can't be friends - you'll be excited and/or irritated to know that another in an ongoing series of cute Disney exclusive carded droids is up for grabs. Only the second new one this year, R2-B00 is up for grabs at or near Disneyland now - check the stores in that general area and this green, purple, orange, and black droid can be yours for about $12.95. For those keeping track - so far - as of right now - no new parts in the make-your-own-droid bins have surfaced, saving you all from mild heart attacks for a litle longer.
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.)
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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.
C-3PO is coming to Comic-Con at Entertainment Earth! This 20-inch scale action figure is the first-ever C-3PO in this size, and it comes complete with a shiny gold metal finish you won't find anywhere else. Click here to see it and more details, but you can't pre-order it - it's only available at booth #2343 in San Diego!
It's back! The Toys R Us exclusive 6-inch Snowtrooper Officer action figure had a new production run and is showing up in stores all over Phoenix, AZ - and perhaps in your town, too! No obvious changes were spotted, but if you missed it here's your chance to snag one at a reasonable price. I saw them at two different stores so far this week, and it's only Tuesday. Happy hunting!
While Hasbro remains silent on their plans for the big show, Mattel rolled out a classic with this one. A Death Star Trench Race set has 3 TIE Fighters and an X-Wing, but in car form with enhanced deco and electronics. $50 for four cars in a fancy box - if you can swing it.
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As I write this, auctions for R5-M4 are popping up. This may well be the first-ever action figure labeled "Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You" and is being reportedly sold in Orlando's Disney theme park(s). I don't have prices, I don't have specifics, I don't know if it's in Anaheim, and I don't have one yet myself. But I do know you can see one if you click here.
UPDATE: Long-time reader TotallyRawe left a comment indicating this is indeed showing up in Anaheim. Buy one! Or two, send me one. Happy hunting droid junkies!
In "news that can scare youse" news, Target stores have a $29.99 3-pack of 12-inch (1:6 scale) droid action figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Given no prior publicity or announcement, these sets include R0-4L0, C-3PO, and BB-8 - not a bad deal. However, don't limit your search to the toy department - I found all of these sets and other toys in the DVD/movie/Blu-Ray section on an endcap. Happy hunting!
Here it is - again! The 6-inch Kmart exclusive Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base) is in stock as of my writing this - you can get it picked up at stores for free, or get it shipped. It's $5 more than the regular version, but sports unique deco on the feet, a base, different hands, and a different lightsaber. I just ordered mine - if you want one, click here to check availability.
Update: Don't use Paypal on the Kmart.com web site right now, as it seems to be causing problems.
He's back, and slightly bigger than ever (from Hasbro)! R2-Q5 has opening panels with painted arms and a swell finish - but none of the scopes that came with R2-D2 two years ago. Is it cool? Well, I think so, but I'm biased. It's in stock for ordering right now, and you can read on to see if you should care!
Hey, it's the Crimson Stormtrooper! Or Magma Stormtrooper, or Lumiya's squad, depending on where you saw red troopers like this first. (I'm voting for Lumiya.) It's pretty awesome - and part of a new boxed set that's available right now. Read on!
I'm pretty stoked whenever we get a Stormtrooper with marks of some sort, so last week's Walmart-only Imperial Shock Trooper was a treat. The mold is good, and the Shocktrooper markings from the Battlefront game make it even cooler. Want to know more? Read on!