It's that time - you have to vote now, as that's the headline at StarWars.com's article Vote Now for the Next Black Series Figure!! Darth Talon, Starkiller, Jaina Solo, Mara Jade, and Captain Rex all made 5 out of our Top 6 so I'm quite astonished to see that reflected on the official site's final voting. I won't tell you who I voted for, but if you click here now you can see the current results when you place your vote.
Nerdist revealed a surprisingly early burst of looks at new Rebels and movie products which, no doubt, will be part of the Rogue One branded offering during the final months of 2016. Highlights include:
Hera's A-Wing (oooh)
Electronic 12-inch Kanan Jarrus
Electronic 12-inch Darth Vader
12-inch ROTJ Speeder Bike with Biker Scout
3 3/4-inch Jakku Rey in Scavenger Outfit
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.
We're back with Fan's Choice! Hasbro has asked for your input on the next new action figure. It's going to be just like last year - you can leave a comment below or
email me at this address, (it's over) and I'll tally the results. Like last year we got Sabine Wren and Darth Revan, this is your chance to vote for a future 6-inch The Black Series action figure.
Additional notes added July 7: Please do not request figures that have already been released or announced. Please do not send duplicate entries. Please do not send a list of characters - only one will be counted.
Here are the rules per edict of Hasbro:
Hasbro unveils Black Series awesomeness for the 2016 Summer Conventions. A TBS 6 inch series Kylo Ren will be offered at Celebration Europe at the Forbidden Planet booth while a TBS 6 inch Obi-Wan Kenobi pack will be at the Hasbro booth at San Diego Comic-Con! Read on for more!
She's out! Kmart's Rey (Starkiller Base) 6-inch The Black Series action figure is making the rounds and is being placed on shelves as I write this. Might your one or two remaining stores have them? You'll have to go look, because the product finder on their web site isn't working properly. Each figure is $24.99, assuming of course you find one. I located one at one of the final Mart of K outposts in Phoenix, AZ this afternoon.
We'll be tackling these - or at least one of these - in Figure of the Day very soon, but it seemed prudent to give you the lowdown on this awesome gift set now just in case you were waffling over buying it or just a couple of single figures. This 4-pack costs less than 3 individual figures at most stores, plus sports one exclusive figure and accessories to boot. When you see the Takodana Encounter you'll say "Octopus, right?" (I think that's what it is, I never took Japanese.)
This action figure set comes in a box that's pretty much the same size and shape as last year's "Digital Release" boxed sets for all six films - on a shelf, this would look very nice next to them. In it you'll find Finn (repack of individual figure), Rey (repack of individual figure), BB-8 (the Scavengers version), and Maz Kanata (new). The two "combine weapons" are gone, but instead you'll find a lightsaber hilt, a lightsaber, and a trunk - the perfect place to store your priceless religious heirlooms in the basement of a bar. In short: you'll be wanting one.
Want to be a part of the Hasbro booth at Comic-Con this year? Here's your chance! Hasbro sent along some new information to us today regarding taking some fan photos, and sharing them with the rest of the world in San Diego come July. Want to know the full details? Or better yet, want to participate? Keep reading. Update: background photos are now available.
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!
One of the many criminals we didn't get to spend as much time as we might have liked, Tasu Leech brings us a new character in a nifty costume with a big blaster. He's shorter than the average 3 3/4-inch figure, but he doesn't look half bad otherwise. Read on!
And now, First Mate Quiggold! He's the first mate on Sidon Ithano's ship, and one of Hasbro's most detailed 3 3/4-inch action figures for The Force Awakens. And he has a giant rocket launcher that will no doubt go in to the collector's junk drawer. Read on!
It's Han Solo! Not only did Harrison Ford come back to play one more turn as Han Solo last year, but now we know he's going to be back as Indiana Jones in 2019. Perhaps you'll find this new 3 3/4-inch figure by then - it's not bad! Han has his new jacket, old blaster, and a new green gun too. Read on!
Also known as the Crimson Corsair, Sidon Ithano is part of a swell new 2-pack. He's got 5 joints, a gun, and his pal Quiggold. And a cape - I almost forgot the cape! It's quite a cape. Check it out, read on!
Also, New Pac-Man Exclusive Ghost Jars are up for grabs - as are a bunch of other awesome Pac-Man goodies. Pixel figures! Coasters! Pop! Vinyl figures!