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Roundup: Sideshow Collectibles, SDCC Exclusives, and More!

Here’s the toy and merchandise roundup for July 2015 to help you catch up to speed with what you’ve missed in the past month. It compiles the latest major announcements and developments related to Star Wars toys and other products.

General News

Disney Infinity 3.0 has certainly grabbed the attention of the Star Wars community. Some are looking forward to the game, while many more are looking to collect the figures attached to it. Later this year, certain figures will be exclusive to a handful of retailers for a limited time. If you’re looking to collect the sets, check out this list from the Infinity Inquirer:

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This past holiday weekend, the Ezra Bridger Vinylmation figure went on sale at D-Street locations. There’s the standard Ezra Bridger figure as well as the variant version with his custom-painted helmet.

If you are unable to get one in person, I highly recommend searching eBay, since many users tend to offer it through that service.

StarWars.com, Hasbro, and fan sites joined forces over the past few weeks to conduct a massive fan poll to see which character will be made into the next 6-inch Black Series figure. To place your final vote, head on over to StarWars.com.

Sign up with Hasbro Pulse to receive news and information regarding upcoming reveals for your favorite brands, behind the scenes look with Hasbro designers, participating in fan polls, and much more. Read more about it over at Yakface.com.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

hasbro-first-order-trooper-force-awakensHasbro’s First Order Trooper will be making its debut at San Diego Comic-Con. Read up on the description about the figure, as posted by MakingStarWars.net:

“Shock Troopers clad in white armor first appeared on the Galactic Stage during the opening battles of the Clone Wars. Clone Trooper Armor became iconic almost immediately; Its stark white design stood for hope that peace and stability might be restored to a galaxy at war. But this dream of peace died with the Republic, and the Empire that rose to take its place imposed order by any means necessary. Soldiers within The Grand Army of the Republic were given a new name: Stormtroopers. As these former protectors of galactic peace mercilessly crushed resistance across the galaxy, their white armor came to symbolize oppression and indomitable power of the Emperor’s will. Yet the tyranny of Imperial Rule sparked Rebellion, and the Stormtrooper legions were scattered in the aftermath of the Empire’s fall. Now, the rise of the first order ushers in the next chapter in the Stormtrooper’s legacy as a new era of ruthless brutality begins.”

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To celebrate the highly anticipated release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mattel will be making the first character car based on the First Order Stormtrooper. The Star Wars-themed Hot Wheels character car will be available in its exclusive packaging for $10.

Although it’s currently out of stock, make sure to check back and get your teaser poster of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens from Disney Movie Rewards. Read more about the announcement over at Yakface.com.

Announcements

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Earlier this week, Hot Toys announced via Facebook a 1/6th Scale Millennium Falcon Cockpit Collectible. “An incredibly detailed prototype of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit will makes its first appearance at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con this week, so don’t miss the chance to check it out at Booth #1929 during the event!”

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Coming soon to Sideshow Collectibles is the Sixth Scale Imperial AT-AT Driver Figure. “Trained to pilot the All Terrain Armored Transport, these tried and true soldiers of the Empire had one intense job! Following the releases of Sideshow’s other Star Wars pilots of Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-Wing and Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot will be the Imperial AT-AT Driver sixth scale figure! This Empire soldier will be available for Pre-Order in the future! Attending Comic-Con in San Diego in 2015? Be sure to stop by the Sideshow booth to see the full figure with your own eyes!”

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Also coming soon to Sideshow Collectibles is the R2-Q5 Imperial Astromech Droid Sixth Scale Figure. “Rolling in the footsteps of the droids R2-D2 and R5-D4, R2-Q5 is outfitted perfectly to serve the Empire as an Imperial droid. Those attending Comic-Con in San Diego in 2015 will get a chance to see R2-Q5 in person. Star Wars fans, be sure to sign up above to get updates on this upcoming release!”

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Priced at $219.99, you can now pre-order the Jawa Sixth Scale Figure Set over at Sideshow Collectibles. “Ready to peddle their hastily refurbished finds, the Jawas are equipped with an impressive cache of weapons and accessories, including a space thermos, welder, droid caller, magnetic restraining bolt, a blaster pistol which fits neatly in a belt holster, and a droid-stunning Ion Blaster for difficult acquisitions.”

More San Diego Comic-Con Previews/Exclusives

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Recently announced as an item you will be able to see in person at San Diego Comic-Con, the Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Statue from the Star Wars Concept Artist Series will also be made available for pre-order in the near future.

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Once again, if you’re attending Comic-Con in the next few days, make sure to stop by the Sideshow Collectibles booth to see the Darth Maul Sixth Scale Figure! It will also be made available for pre-order soon on their website, so stay tuned for further updates.

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Find the 20-inch “First Appearance Boba Fett” at the JAKKS Pacific booth for $50. “The outfit is from Boba Fett’s first public appearance in the San Anselmo County Fair on September 24, 1978, marching alongside Darth Vader. The armor, worn by assistant film editor Duwayne Dunham, features several differences such as the brightly colored blue jump suit, yellow and red armor highlights, and tribal marks on the helmet.” (via StarWars.com)

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Available from Gentle Giant is the Prototype Boba Fett Mini Bust based on the 1978 early concept art by Ralph McQuarrie and Jon Johnston. “Digitally sculpted by master artisans using actual archival footage and designs, each piece comes individually numbered with a matching certificate of authenticity.” The SDCC exclusive is fresh out of pre-orders, but stop by the booth to see the bust in person. Gentle Giant is also bringing the Droids Boba Fett Jumbo Figure and Droids R2-D2 Jumbo Figure.

Acme Databank will be debuting five new Star Wars Rebels character keys at San Diego Comic-Con. The characters include Chopper, Ezra Bridger, the Inquisitor, Kanan Jarrus, and Sabine Wren.

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At the Entertainment Earth booth, you will find the JAKKS Hologram Darth Vader. The figure features seven points of articulation as well as LED light-up effects. Read more about it over at StarWars.com. You can also find the online listing here at Entertainment Earth.

Funko

Earlier this month, Funko announced the return of the POP! Star Wars: Jawa. “We’re celebrating this Throwback Thursday by taking Jawa out of The Vault! These famous scavengers appear throughout the Star Wars series and are best-known for their glowing yellow eyes! As with all of our Pop!s from The Vault, Jawa comes in updated packaging! Make sure to get yours before the whole clan is gone again!”

In the fifth wave of SDCC announcements, Funko revealed the Chrome C-3PO Gold figure. And in the seventh wave of announcements, the Princess Leia (Boushh Unmasked) figure was unveiled.

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