Christmas day is almost upon us, but before we don our ugly sweaters and break out the eggnog, catch up with the latest toy and merchandise news.
Star Wars Rebels Missions Series Sabine Wren 3.75 Action Figure
A father found a Star Wars Rebels Mission Series Sabine Wren figure at a Toys “R” Us in Hong Kong. He also had the Star Wars Rebels Missions Series Wullffwarro & Wookiee Warrior 3.75 action figures in hand, but left them behind at the time of purchase.
No official word on the release date of the figures in North America. Some toy sites estimate a December/January arrival. Earlier this December, Dave Filoni shared a picture of the Hera Syndulla figure, bringing fans hope that the figures will be revealed soon.
LEGO Star Wars: 2015 Catalog and Pre-Orders
Groove Bricks recently shared previews of the LEGO 2015 catalog. New LEGO Star Wars sets include the 75084 Wookiee Gunship with a Kanan Jarrus minifigure, the 75090 Ezra’s Speeder Bike set with the helmet-less Sabine Wren minifigure, among others. In fact, you can now pre-order some of these sets over at the LEGO Shop, including the $199.99 75060 Slave I set.
To see what a helmeted Sabine Wren minifigure would look like, check out xero_fett‘s completed custom minifigure cast of Star Wars Rebels. “With the great helmet & curved torso from @arealightcustoms and the awesome range finder from @clonearmycustoms, we are able to finally put the whole Rebels team together!”
Custom Carded Star Wars Rebels Figures
Twitter user diablitodesigns creates custom cardbacks for Star Wars figures using the iconic Kenner design.
“I’m making some new #StarWarsRebels [and] #TheForceAwakens cardbacks!” they tweeted recently.
After designing and making the cardbacks, diablitodesigns attaches the figure of the character and even has them signed by the voice actors. On the left, we see Ezra Bridger‘s figure with Taylor Gray’s signature and there’s also a Zeb Orrelios cardback and figure with Steve Blum’s autograph.
Follow diablitodesigns on Twitter for more custom designs!
Star Wars Rebels: Spanish Hasbro Commercial
A Spanish Hasbro commercial for Star Wars Rebels figures and vehicles surfaced on YouTube on December 17, 2014.
Thankfully, the commercial included the Sabine Wren figure, but the Hera Syndulla figure was nowhere to be seen. Could this mean the Sabine figure is also available in Spain, similar to its availability in Hong Kong? Here’s hoping we start seeing her figure appear on North American shelves soon.
Gentle Giant LTD. Video of Possible New Items?
The one that caught the most attention was the Ahsoka Tano mini bust. However, Yodasnews reminds readers that “[Gentle Giant] prototypes a lot of ideas and they also do scanning and make stuff for other companies, so none of these may become actual products . . .” Ahsoka is a fan favorite character, so it’d be great to see a mini bust of her in the near future.
Boba Fett Quarter Scale Figure by Hot Toys
Pre-orders are now available for the Boba Fett quarter scale figure by Hot Toys over at Sideshow Collectibles. Priced at $469.99, the figure “features a finely sculpted Boba Fett helmet and armor, his signature jetpack, highly detailed weapons, accessories, and a specially designed sail barge figure stand as well as over 30 points of articulation.”
The expected arrival date is November 2015.
Kotobukiya’s R2-C4 Statue at Barnes & Noble
Kotobukiya announced via Facebook a new exclusive with Barnes & Noble: the R2-C4 yellow astromech droid. This particular droid was under the service of the Royal Naboo Security Forces in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The limited production statue is about 4 inches tall in 1/10 scale and can be displayed either upright or inclined on a magnetic display base. The item also includes a collectible, commemorative coin.
R2-C4 is available for purchase now and it is priced at $44.95.
Galaxy of Toys’ Interview with Mark Bellomo
The hosts of the Galaxy of Toys podcast recently interviewed Mark Bellomo, the author of The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures, 1977-1985.
“In Episode 36, Bellomo shares some great behind the scenes information about both the creation of the guide and his massive action figure collection,” explained From 4-LOM to Zuckuss.com.
For collectors looking to pick up a copy of the collection guide, which is described as the definitive reference to vintage action figures, accessories, creatures, playsets and vehicles, Amazon currently has the item priced at $17.70.
Shop the Force at Loungefly
Star Wars fangirls, make sure to stop by and check out the collection at Loungefly. Available at affordable prices, there are purses and bags for any occasion, ranging from Star Wars comic book prints to patent leather.Powered by Sidelines