Here's a great article on the design and the development of the new TBS 6 inch scale Jabba the Hutt from Mental Floss. Jabba is being offered as a HasbroToyShop exclusive at the show and will be available in limited quantities at their webstore after SDCC concludes. A general release version without the hookah and Salacious Crumb will release later this year. Click here to read the article and thanks to JediDefender for the heads up!
The ToysRUs Comic-Con exclusives are now available online, including the Black Series 6 inch Cantina Showdown pack featuring Han Solo and Greedo for $39.99 each. Click here to cop yours!
Another SDCC Preview Night has come and gone and the attendance felt like a Saturday as crowd traffic was shoulder to shoulder and the Hasbro-nites (as well as resellers) flooded HasbroToyShop's booth with fervor and frustration. This being my 15th straight Comic-Con, long lines waiting for hyped exclusives are no longer as appealing. The time was better spent shooting photos of Hasbro's booth, and while the majority of it was already previewed at Toy Fair, there were a couple of reveals including a closer look at the SDCC exclusive Jabba, the Walgreen Prototype Fett, Target's pair of Star Wars Rebels vehicles, and a few from ToysRUs and Walmart.
Walgreens.com posted two exclusive figures this morning. Click here for the Star Wars Boba Fett Figure, and click here for the Spider Man Marvel Legends Infinite Series Agent Venom Figure. Each 6-inch figure is $19.99, and shipping is free when you spend $25 or more.
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.
Supposedly (depending on the reports) between August and some time this fall, we're going to have access to a $19.99 white "prototype" 6-inch Boba Fett. A mail-in version of this costume was made for the 3 3/4-inch scale a couple of years ago, so now we'll have access to a bigger version of this character. Somehow, pre-orders will start at Comic-Con in a few weeks.
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.
Because there's always a chance to drop a price, Amazon marked down the formerly Target exclusive Star Wars Action Figure Special Droid Set to under six bucks with free Prime shipping. That ain't bad - there are plenty of other items marked down too including $3 Black Series figures and other stuff, so while you wait for the ham or turkey or Denny's to be ready you might want to poke around to see what other deals you can find.
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
If you have been waiting on the Star Wars Legacy Collection Droid Factory Action Figure 6-Pack, the online seller slashed the price by $30 to $29.99! This makes it 50% off. Click through for pricing and availability on this, half-price Black Series figures, and other preposterously fine bargains.
I can tell you're excited - we're going to round out Toys R Us' latest exclusives (and take a break) with Clone Captain Deviss, a redeco of a figure that was a redeco of another figure. He has a name now! How about that? Should you care? Read on!
If you have been waiting on the Star Wars Legacy Collection Droid Factory Action Figure 6-Pack, the online seller dropped the price to $39.99! (Unfortunately, price adjustments can only be made within a week of delivery.) What's more, Star Wars The Black Series Mara Jade Action Figure is in stock too! If you're in the market for a second version of these to keep carded, this may be the time! Click through for pricing and availability.
Did we need another Battle Droid, even if it's based on the exceptional Vintage design from 2012? Probably not - the figure, despite being cool, has proven unpopular in its various toy forms. Amazon's exclusive version includes a TC-70 part, which makes it much more essential for your toy box. Read on!
Let's look at FA-4, the sole newly-tooled figure in Amazon's Legacy/Droid Factory boxed set. I'm pleased to report that it's pretty great - expensive, sure, but such is life these days for the Star Wars collector. Want to know more? Read on!
If this Amazon-exclusive Droid Factory Sandtrooper looks vaguely familiar, it should - Hasbro dusted off the really cool 2012 release, changed the pauldron, altered the mud, and gave him a droid part. And presto! New figure. At retail odds are you'd be swarming to get this, but as part of an online exclusive set with no real cohesion, it's probably going to be collector-only. Ah well! You're missing out. Read on!