NYCC has come and gone. Next stop, The Force Awakens! On this episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I distill the extensive reveals from last week’s New York Comic-Con as well as new store finds by collectors. Disney revealed their latest set of Disney Infinity 3.0 figures featuring characters from The Force Awakens which are sure to be a hit with collectors and players alike. Finally, we cover a few of our reviews from the past week as well as our new additions to our collections. This and much more on Episode #79 of The Realm Recap!
Don’t forget to submit your answer to the Gentle Giant trivia question in the comments for this post. The first one to comment correctly, wins a Jumbo Kenner Power of the Force Yak Face courtesy of Gentle Giant!
Target Partners withthe U.S. Fund for UNICEF to Empower Kids to Get Active and Save Lives
It’s no secret that kids across the U.S. have major superhero potential. And soon, they’ll have the power to save lives and help provide therapeutic food packets to kids around the world, just by getting active. Target is teaming up with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help bring UNICEF Kid Power to households and students across the country. To kick-off the partnership, Target will be the exclusive retailer of the Kid Power Band—the world’s first “wearable-for-good ™.”*
The next Disney Store Exclusive Elite Series figure, Anakin Skywalker (Episode II), is now available in stores. If you missed it (as most of you did, if interested), it will be available for order tomorrow on DisneyStore.com.
The voice talent for the Fifth Brother Inquisitor in season 2 of Star Wars Rebels as been revealed to be Phil Anthony Rodriguez. You can check out prolific actors screen and voice roles via his IMDB page. Star Wars Rebels premiers this Wednesday at 9:30 ET.
Christmas is round the corner, New York Comic Con has revealed more cool new toys, a new Star Wars movie looms, The Flash, Arrow & Walking Dead have returned to TV, in short, it’s an AWESOME time for toys! We have lots of new pre-orders and in stock items below, and be sure to check out out great prices on older POP! & Walking Dead figures.
The crew at Imperial Shipyards has posted their QnA with Hasbro and a very direct question has answer was exchanged regarding the return of the Vintage Collection (TVC). Head over to ISY’s forum to get Hasbro’s answer.
PROS: Even for a 5 POA figure, Hasbro’s simplistic take on Captain Phasma results in a gorgeous action figure. The proportions are fantastic as it towers over the other First Order troopers in the line, as she should. While we don’t get an actual reflective coating for her armor, the silver used is the next best thing as opposed to a sparkly gray plastic. The cape works well in this application too as it doesn’t inhibit movement in the posing in most cases. All in all, a great representation of what is sure to be a stand out character in the new trilogy.
CONS: Due to the already intense popularity of the character, she has been a bit of a struggle to find at retails (at least upon initial launch), thus her secondary market price commands a premium – in all scales. And the build-a-weapon part? Perfect for some First Order gardening or lawn edging I think.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
Yak reader @yumabooma send in images for and an exclusive “Epic Battles” Micro Machines “Ultimate Saga Battles” Gift Set ($59.99) he found at Toys”R”Us which includes 48 total pieces, 16 of which are exclusive to this pack. Click on through to check out the details and images.