Amazon listed two (so far) new exclusive sets on 9/3. They are:
Star Wars The Force Awakens 3.75-Inch Figure Troop Builder 6-Pack - actually has 7 figures. Captain Phasma is joined by uniquely armored Stormtroopers and Snowtroopers. The fact that it is not actually a six pack once again robs me of Black Flag jokes.
Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Stormtrooper 4-Pack - This is the rumored "evolution" set. Each figure is unique - Stormtrooper has dirty deco, Episode 7 Stormtrooper has a unique pauldron, the Episode III Clone Trooper debuts in this set, and the AOTC yellow Clone Captain is new.
There's always hope! Walmart has 3 figures up for grabs now and more are coming. Tonight you can order Luke Skywalker (dirty boot redeco recolor of 2012 Vintage Blu-Ray Jedi Luke), Darth Vader (repack, possible redeco of the 500th Vader mold), and Chewbacca (possible redeco of 2004 Vintage Chewbacca.) I'm in the middle of a series of large crises so I'll update this with facts (or your comments) as time permits. As you wait, click below to see the figures at Walmart.com.
Upcoming releases include the unreleased Ceremonial Leia, Kylo Ren, and a First Order Stormtrooper.
Ad: Entertainment Earth added two new Hasbro Star Wars exclusives to its all-new The Force Awakens shop! The first-ever Crimson Stormtrooper figure is in a new all-Empire The Black Series boxed set, and from The Force Awakens comes a Desert Assault Walker with a swell Sandtrooper-inspired First Order Stormtrooper Officer.
We're in a hurry, so I'm pasting this in real quick - The Black Series 3 3/4-inch aren't quite dead. Where did they go? Find out after the jump.
Hasbro sent along a handy-dandy list in a press release, and here you go.
Hey kids, while we wait for Friday let's look at some other toys you have have missed. The R2-D60 figure was sold as part of Disneyland's 60th Birthday and isn't too expensive if you have to turn to the secondary market. Get while the getting is good. Read on!
Today in Figure of the Day - before a brief hiatus so I can get some other things in order so we can hopefully all have a fun September - is R5-Series Astromech Droid Black with Silver and Orange. It's another Disney droid, and potentially available at a theme park "near" you right now. Is it worth it? Read on!
Hey, remember those waves of figures in Yoda-themed packaging that never made it out in the USA? Well, this Captain Rex is one of them - he has different deco than the 2012 release, plus added knee joints. Is it worth tracking down this mostly European release? Read on!
The R2-Series Astromech Droid Grey and White from Disney's droid part bins look a lot like R2-Q2, an exclusive from 2006. Since there may be more than one of it in the movie, is it different enough to be interesting - or the same enough to be the same? Read on!
Hey kids, it's Clone Commander Doom! Based on the 6th season episodes, this movie-style version of a Clone Wars figure is nice. Not perfect, but nice. Did you get yours yet? Maybe you should track one down - read on!
With or without her helmet, the new 3 3/4-inch Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) seems to share a digital sculpt with the 6-inch version. You'll see differences - this one has a dedicated detonator in her hand, and less face paint - but it's still pretty good. Read on!
It's not R4-E1, or really all that close. The R4-Series Astromech Droid White with Red and Silver reminds me of that droid, but all the patterns are different - check out the unique feet, torso, and the dome markings similar to the blue R4. Read on!
The R2-Series Astromech Droid Black and Silver looks a lot like R2-Q5, but it's actually a buildable Disney droid at a theme park (not) near you! The colors are as vibrant as the black plastic is not glossy. Read on!
It's new. It's different. But it's not exactly a premium figure. Hasbro's 2015 Commander Thorn brings you a mishmash of parts that could be used to make Cody or Rex (or Doom!) and gives them a rich red paint job that, as long as you don't compare it to the animation model, is the best thing ever. Once you start to hold them up side by side, it looks a little less great. Read on!