If you’ve been following past rumor reports, you may recognize the hint for this upcoming exclusive from Entertainment Earth. Look for the full reveal on October 1.
- An updated flight helmet sculpt with unique Rogue One: A Star Wars Story paint scheme
- Newly sculpted torso armor and life-support pack with hoses
- Fully articulated body
- Newly developed flight pressurized G-Suit
Like we didn’t all see this one coming. Hot Toys has also revealed a new, movie accurate 1:6 scale Darth Vader for Rogue One. You can check out all the images via the Hot Toys Facebook page.
PROS: Rogue One looks to have an extremely diverse range of Imperial troops in their ranks and Hasbro’s Hovertank Pilot an excellent interpretation of one of them. Unlike the lanky Deathtrooper, the Hovertank Pilot has a stockier build and a battle-warn appearance. Hasbro went above and beyond in giving this figure an in-universe look with a nice wash on the off-white armor complete with scuffs and scrapes. The articulation is what we’ve been accustomed to for this scale so the figure has no problem being posed in a wide and varying range of stances. He has no issue holding the new blaster with both hands in either a relaxed or aiming posture.
CONS: The jury is still out whether or not the accuracy of the deco for this trooper is correct as we’ve only seen brief glimpses of the pilot in the trailers. If not, I suppose the door is left open for a screen accurate repaint in the future. This figure is exclusive to Toys”R”Us starting on Sept. 30 so he might be difficult to find initially.
Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
The unofficial “Go Rogue: A Star Wars Collecting Checklist” is now available for download. As additional information comes to light, we will amend the checklist and post a notice when a new update/download is available.
UPDATE: The third and final version (3.0) of the checklist is now available for download. Thank you to everyone who sent in store reports, links to eBay auctions and tagged us via social media as you, the fans, were instrumental in the creation of this list. Good luck to everyone heading out tonight!
Disney Park Blog has updated today announced several new pieces of exclusive merchandise coming to Disney Parks. Head on over to check all out include a new Droid Factory Astromech set featuring 4 new droids from Rogue One. Look for these to launch September 30!
Hasbro has confirmed via JediDefender, that the Nerf-firing Imperial AT-ACT WILL NOT be available at retail for the Rogue Friday/Force Friday launch on September 30. Look for it in stores and online later this fall.
Kotobukiya has just announced their R-3PO ARTFX+ Statue available through Barnes & Noble this November. Click on through from the details and image gallery.
Sideshow Collectibles has updated today with final production images for their Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Artist Series Statue. Look for a full toyguide update for this gorgeous piece in the near future.
Join Jayson (yakface.com), Corey (makingstarwars.net), and Chris Salton (“The Collectors Hutt”) for another new episode of “The Cargo Hold”. Tonight we discuss Jayson’s “Go Rogue” product checklist, new Rogue One figure reveals and more!
StarWars.com has posted an image via Twitter showing of the new assortment of Star Wars Rebels POP! figures. Look for these in stores in November!
UPDATE: loose and boxed images added after the break
Technically not a “new” item, but Hasbro will be reissuing the small scale Millennium Falcon in the “value” line to accompany the TIE Striker and Rebel X-wing Fighter. Again , these lower cost vehicles strip out most of the toyetic features of their larger vehicle counterparts (no action figure compatibility) in lieu of more accurate proportions and aesthetics.
Gentle Giant is now taking preorders for the first mini bust from Rogue One: Jyn Erso.
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars story films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. Putting behind a checkered past by lending her skills to a greater cause, Jyn Erso is impetuous, defiant, and eager to bring the battle to the Empire. Used to operating alone, she finds higher purpose by taking on a desperate mission for the Rebel Alliance. Sculpted from “on set” reference and Lucasfilm archive materials, color matched using fabric swatches and then hand painted to pick up every bit of weathering on her fatigues. Each stripe and every snap are finely detailed, including her holster and unique blaster. Jyn Erso was digitally sculpted to ensure precision and character correct execution. This Rogue One limited edition 1:6 scale collectible is hand numbered and comes packed with a matching Gentle Giant certificate of authenticity.