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This week in Q&A - The Original 12 - is there a perfect dozen modern update? Ehh. Not really. Not yet. Lightsaber speculation - are the Darth Vader toys trying to tell you something about Rogue One? And Waiting for sales - should you? Do you believe the claim of someone who says they got everything on markdown? Well, we've got space to fill.
And send in your questions for next week. Read on!
Last week Hasbro dropped the first wave of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story action figures. At New York Comic Con, Hasbro revelaed some more 3 3/4-inch action figures from waves 2 and 3! Baze Malbus and a Stormtrooper Officer make up a new 2-pack. New single figures from wave 2 include Darth Vader and Chirrut Imwe. Future figures include Jyn Erso in an Imperial Ground Crew disguise, Bodhi Rook, and Admiral Raddus. We assume there is a rule all Mon Calamari must be Admirals.
Hasbro sent along new The Black Series reveals from New York Comic Con! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story releases await you including a new Darth Vader, Director Krennic, a Scarif Stormtrooper, Baze Malbus, and Chirrut Imwe. Neat stuff! Hasbro's photographers sure love negative space.
New Galactic Heroes! Hasbro was kind enough to send along some of their NYCC reveals. New York Comic Con has a press event running alongside the show. Unmasked Kylo Ren vs. Rey, Chewbacca vs. First Order TIE Pilot, and an AT-AT were show! There are big weapons, clever gimmicks, and bigger, jointed figures that you probably previously also saw as Jedi Force a few years ago. More pictures after the jump? Sure! But you can also see all of this stuff on our Tumblr. Follow us there for more!
The Rogue One line is mostly new movie stuff, but returning favorites and the Rebels cast like Hera Syndulla put in a few appearances. This particular figure is an A-Wing pilot, and a pretty good one - but it's the Hera you bought before with a new head. Is that enough to warrant another purchase? It's a non-removable helmet, for what it's worth. Read on!
No really, the AT-DP Pilot is new, I swear! It looks just like the figure you bought a couple of years ago, but it's a different tool - the foot copyrights are different, the textures are different, he's a tiny bit shorter, and the deco and paint masks are changed a bit. The tint is different, too. It's packed with the just-released Imperial Speeder vehicle - a worthwhile purchase - but it's almost the very definition of a "just different enough to make you mad" figure. You might not even realize it's different without a side-by-side comparison, but don't worry - you've got one when you read on.
Hot Wheels! Walmart in the USA has a new exclusive assortment of cars for $0.97 a pop. This batch is based on planets. It’s the third “$1″ car batch, the previous two focused on episodes and factions.
These are quite nice - while Rogue One iconography is nowhere to be seen, you’ll see some retro graphics on the side with touristy vistas, Tusken Raiders, AT-ATs, lightsaber duels, Cloud City, and more. You’ll even notice Rey on her speeder on the Jakku one. If you ever bought the old Burger King glasses, the art style is similar to those.
So far Walmart’s have been the only Hot Wheels sets I’ve been all-in on, thanks to the lower price point and the creative designs. As a bonus, they all have distinctive card art. Get ‘em if you can find them! Designs include Kamino, Mustafar, Tatooine, Hoth, Dagobah, Bespin, Endor, and Jakku - and are numbered sequentially in order of appearance in the saga. At this time I know of no Rogue One tie-in assortment, but we've still got a few more months.
He's new! The 3 3/4-inch K-2SO (Rogue One) has a cool grappling hook accessory, but no blaster like his 6-inch counterpart. What does he have in the movie? I have no idea, I haven't seen it. But I have seen the figure, and the figure's ball-and-socket joints give him a good range of motion. And less stability. But he looks cool. Read on!
Hey, it's a new Imperial Stormtrooper! He has 5 points of articulation, blast-off armor, and one of the better sculpts we've seen in recent memory. The blaster is new and different, but the figure looks like a classic. Do you need to army-build this one? (Well, you would if there was a big playset to go with it.) Read on!
This week in Q&A - Droids. What did Disney put out - and did you miss their special event robots? Exclusive pack-in figures used to be a pain in the neck, because you used to buy an expensive vehicle to get them. They still are, but they used to, too. And HD versus the Original Trilogy - what new figures are you finding you want now that you can actually see them?
And send in your questions for next week. Read on!
In the first teaser we briefly see what appears to be Jyn Erso wearing the Imperial Ground Crew outfit, and that's about all that we know about these guys. They look cool, and fit in with the existing Empire aesthetic. And they're in stores. Should you get one? Read on!
This Captain Cassian Andor comes with the new U-Wing Fighter, which may or may not be at a store near you - it would seem the Rogue One roll-out is something many retailers have almost started. The figure ain't bad, the ship is better than you might think, but it's not cheap - thanks, inflation. Want to know more? Read on!
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Hey, something new! It's a big day for new Star Wars, and Hasbro PR just sent us the skinny on a new boxed set. It is as follows:
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY 3.75-INCH JEDHA REVOLT 4-PACK
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2017)
Create epic adventures with the ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY JEDHA REVOLT 4-PACK! Each 3.75-inch figure features movie-accurate detail and multiple points of articulation. Characters include JYN ERSO, SAW GERRERA, IMPERIAL HOVERTANK PILOT, and EDRIO TWO TUBES. Includes 4 figures and 5 accessories. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.