Another 6-inch figure you probably haven't found at retail at all is the AT-AT Driver from last year. It's pretty great - lots of detail, lots of buttons, lots of articulation. It'll be perfect for that 6-inch scale AT-AT being made by nobody ever. Read on!
If you enjoy life, you'll probably want Sabine Wren. This 6-inch action figure is a Rebel Mandalorian artist with four accessories and some amazing paint operations on her armor. And working holsters. And a removable helmet with an articulated rangefinder - even Boba and Jango don't have that. Read on!
Still hard to find, the Snowtrooper has barely showed up in any stores - but you can get it online. It has two blasters and just enough mud on his boots that I assume you're going to dig it. I'd love it if you could army build it, but that seems unlikely right now. Read on!
While the line was small, Rogue One brought us a lot of really cool figures last year like this Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader. The 6-inch figure has a lot of color, plenty of articulation, and just enough paint on the gun to be interesting. Read on!
This bigger Baze Malbus figure is in circulation now - if you're lucky enough to find one. (Just get it online.) It has a huge gun and great articulation, plus rather large hair. There's also an easily lost accessory in the mix! You know you want one - read on.
If you aren't yet sick of seeing the Imperial Death Trooper figures, Target has one too - theirs is in a gift set with a figure you want and another figure you already have. This 6-inch trooper has distinctive gear over its armor, which means it's the version you want. Read on!
Hey, it's R5-K6! The red robot is a new mold only seen at Toys R Us so far - but R5-D4 is coming next. Should you get it? I hope you already did - they're starting to vanish from Toys R Us in my neck of the woods already. Read on!
So Playskool. It's one of the niftiest ongoing formats that most collectors ignore. Complete sets of the original Galactic Heroes are far and few between, but the new articulated format (which started under the Jedi Force banner) may be gettable. One of the biggest new items was a BB-8 Action Base, which unfolds to reveal numerous compartments and gadgets - including more inside the big droid head. I was told it included 2 figures, but 3 were on display.
Metal! You've seen these before, but the 3 3/4-inch diorama 40th Anniversary Titanium Series figures are pretty neat. Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan Kenobi were all shown in person to the public for the first time.
Also shown, more packs of helmets. When are they coming? I have no idea, but we have pictures.
I'm not going to lie to you - I'm not a fan of The Black Series Centerpiece concept. Statues are made by so many companies, so a 1:12 scale (6-inch) non-articulated figure on a display base with places to pose your other action figures on a shelf isn't particularly delightful to me. It's kind of antithetical to the whole action figure motif - it stands there, it looks good, and it should be in the $50-$60 ballpark.
If you love The Black Series 6-inch action figures, goodish news - you don't have a lot new to buy. Most of the figures from the non-vintage packaging were revealed at Comic-Con last year in San Diego, so the most interesting things here are packaged samples of Hera Syndulla, Qui-Gon Jinn, Lando Calrissian, the Emperor's Royal Guard, and of course the Tusken Raider.
For this segment of our coverage, we've posted official write-ups and press photos already so I'll just give you some booth photos of the new First Order Stormtrooper Megablaster, Force FX Obi-Wan Kenobi Lightsaber, Poe Dameron helmet, and so on. You've seen it, it's good, now see it again.