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.
K & C Collectibles has added New Black Series 6″ Action Figures, Kotobukiya Kylo Ren, Gentle Giant First Order Stormtrooper & Luke Skywalker Hero of Yavin, Titanium Ships, Deluxe 2-Packs and Power of the Force Vehicles, 30th Anniversary Battle Packs, Applause Classic Mugs. Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.
Custom 3.75″ playset master EMPIRE continues to amaze with his latest updates – head on over to the forums and check out his latest drool-worthy creations after the jump!
PROS: If variety is the spice of life then this set is for you as Entertainment Earth has created a truly unique boxed set featuring several different astromechs pulling from live action and animated sources. My favorites of the set include Jabba’s unnamed bartender droid – a figure I for one never expected to receive; R2-C2 – Ziro the Hutt’s bartender/service droid mainly because of the wild deco; and finally, QT-KT because of its reference to R2-KT and a great arc in The Clone Wars series. The sculpt used for the base of each droid is recycled from the Vintage Collection R2-D2 (VC25) which is a solid design with a decent amount of articulation for an astromech.
CONS: This biggest complaint I’ve run across for this set is the price, which is interesting considering the cost breakdown per figure is about what we pay at retail now for TVC/Black Series quality figures. Secondly, depending on your mileage, paint apps are a little loosey-goosey on some droids, and not quite accurate on others so it’s a mixed bag, but nothing that should stop you from acquiring this set. Thirdly, a couple of the astromechs have issues with the retractable leg remaining in its fully-extended position, resulting in the droid falling forward. And finally, the first runs of this set have a four digit date stamp pressed into each of the 6 domes* which is disappointing, but it is on the back of the dome so it’s not really a deal breaker either.
Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this set is worth adding to your collection.
*According to Entertainment Earth, the date stamp should only be present on these early samples and production pieces will not have them.
Note: this advanced sample was provided to us by Entertainment Earth and I’d like to thank Bethany and Adam for including us in this early product reveal.
Look what we have here – 3.75″ scale “Space Station” playsets available to order through Twelfthparsec.com!
These cool looking playsets are also modular, so you can start off with just specific rooms rather than the whole set.
Use coupon code THATSNOMOON for 10% off this weekend!
BanthaSkull has reported the discovery of the Rogue One wave of 3.75″ Black Series figures in Walmart’s database. This wave includes the Scarif Stormtrooper, Jyn Erso, Imperial Death Trooper and Cassian Andor.
UPCs are as follows
630509506392 Scarif Stormtrooper
630509504145 Jyn Erso
630509504152 Imperial Death Trooper
630509506385 Cassian Andor
Facebook Group Star Wars Elite Series Collectors has revealed a new image of a Elite Series Deluxe Gift Set that has made its way to shelves in the UK. It includes Captain Phasma, exclusive bloody FN-2187, Flametrooper, Kylo Ren, and an exclusive First Order Heavy Gunner Stormtrooper. The set retails for £99.99
As promised, Hasbro has unveiled a few of their exclusives for Rogue Friday next week – two of which have leaked prematurely. Head on over to Yahoo to check out the 6″ Black Series Jyn Erso (Kmart), Imperial Hovertank Pilot (ToysRus), Cassian Andor Blaster Rifle (Target), Smart R2-D2 (Walmart) and the Black Series Battlefront Shadow Trooper Helmet (Amazon).