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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Let's kick off this weekend - yes, we're gonna do a bunch of these - with the character whose last name is almost the German word for "first." The first release of 3 (or more) known 3 3/4-inch releases of our new Rebel hero is Sergeant Jyn Erso, now showing up carded with 7 points of articulation, a working holster, a movable breathing mask, and a non-removable helmet. And if you pull off her arms, you can see under the poncho. Don't do that. But you can see how it looks - just read on!
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If you're planning on being at Disneyland or Disneyworld soon, a whole slate of Rogue One theme park products have been announced for September 30! The pricing is unknown, but click here to see everything. A new Droid Factory 4-pack brings you C2-B5 (new), R2-BHO (new), R2-M2 (new), and R5-SK1 - which looks a lot like R5-D4. I'll have the skinny for you when I (hopefully) pick up my set in October along with (hopefully) R2-B00.
It's the Captain Phasma 3 3/4-inch super-articulated figure from Walmart? Have you found one yet? Probably not - usually the waves hit, but don't saturate for a few months. Vigilance! It pays off - it's a good figure if you can find one. Read on!
I'm seeing more of the Han Solo in his Starkiller base jacket around, but not a ton of it. This is a shame, because it's a great figure. There's fine printing on his blaster, exceptional articulation, and a pretty good head sculpt. Should you grab one before the Rogue One crowds start? Read on!
This week in Q&A - Hera's new helmet - is it removable? Is Captain Rex going to get a bigger figure? Well, Hasbro hasn't shown it to us yet.
And send in your questions for next week. Read on!
Thanks to our pal Seth, we have been alerted to this fine item. The Star Wars Logo Display Case came out in Japan a few months ago and sells for about US $24. It has room to fit a few figures or small vehicles, or what any collector might refer to as an adorable first day of being in the hobby. It's stylish and classy, which clashes with the gargantuan toy hordes in our homes and offices.
Hasbro's PR team kindly sent along a press release with many new and some neewish exclusives! More are coming this fall, but for now, here's a look at what you can expect on (or around) Friday, September 30. None of the 3 3/4-inch figure exclusives are listed here, but 6-inch, prop replicas, Nerf guns, and more await you after the jump.
If you love droids - and let's be honest, if you don't, we can't be friends - you'll be excited and/or irritated to know that another in an ongoing series of cute Disney exclusive carded droids is up for grabs. Only the second new one this year, R2-B00 is up for grabs at or near Disneyland now - check the stores in that general area and this green, purple, orange, and black droid can be yours for about $12.95. For those keeping track - so far - as of right now - no new parts in the make-your-own-droid bins have surfaced, saving you all from mild heart attacks for a litle longer.
In case you forgot, DisneyXD still has Star Wars Rebels and the season 3 premiere is hours away. And has Grand Admiral Thrawn. And StarWars.com posted details here if you ignored them earlier because you were too busy playing that AM2R Metroid remake game, and we totally understand.