The Shop Disney Parks app is now taking orders for the two The Last Jedi Droid Factory sets - the R4-X2 & Y5-X2 carded two-pack and the BB-unit 4-Pack box set. If you order, be sure to hit the "See Current Promotions" link during checkout for potential savings available to you.
Thanks to the gang at Yakface.com for the heads up.
Site sponsor Entertainment Earth is taking pre-orders for The Last Jedi Black Series 6" Wave 3. The wave includes three new figures, all of which are available for pre-order individually - 6" Supreme Leader Snoke, 6" Resistance Tech Rose, and 6" Jaina Solo (Legends).
Yakface.com is reporting that the Walgreens exclusive Black Series 6" Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit) figure is starting to hit stores on the West Coast. You can try to check Spirit Obi-Wan availability at your local Walgreens using the UPC (630509602797) and WIC (988181) numbers.
The HASCON edition of Black Series 6" Captain Rex is now out-of-stock at HasbroToyShop.com. It was in-stock for about 45-minutes this morning (starting at ~10am ET). Hopefully you saw the in-stock announcements on Twitter and were able to order one!
Wondering how today's bankruptcy news is going to affect Toys R Us retail operations (and all those who work there)? Toys R Us has launched a Restructuring Information website to update customers and vendors. Looks like TRU will continue to be a shopping option for a while longer at least.
ToysRUs.com is now taking pre-orders for the exclusive Star Wars Force Link Poe's Boosted X-Wing Fighter from The Last Jedi. This retooled version of Poe's X-Wing, which sells for $49.99, has an array of lights, sounds, and figure phrases available through the Force Link wearable tech. Look for orders to ship in late October.
Now through September 24th, you can get 20% off most products in the playsets category at Hasbro Toy Shop using promo code PLAYSET17. This includes the new Star Wars Force Link BB-8 2-in-1 Mega Playset, which is just $159.99 using the code and you get free shipping as well.
A not quite dead yet Toys R Us updated their website today with links to a pair of Black Series 6" exclusives. Hop on over and pre-order the deluxe Rey (Jedi Training) on Crait (update: pre-sold out!) or grab the Admiral Ackbar and First Order Officer 2-Pack, which is in-stock now.
Zica Toys has updated their Facebook page with a preview of Commander Waspax, the sixth figure planned for their 3.75" Sectaurs figure Kickstarter. Look for this 1980s toy inspired Kickstarter project to be launched later this year.
In case you missed it on social media, pre-orders are now open for the first wave of Dime Novel Legends figures from Chicken Fried Toys! These 1:18 scale action figures are fully articulated modern style versions of iconic Western Heroes and Legends. Look for more info on wave 2 figures (and horses) in the coming weeks!
Hasbro has released new press photos of the Star Wars items they revealed at HASCON last weekend. Click here to check out the newest The Last Jedi 3.75" figures, Black Series 6" figures, and Vintage Collection 2018 3.75" figures!
Our friends Arnie & Marjorie at Star Wars Action News were also at HASCON and posted a nice Hasbro Q&A to their Facebook page! Click through and check out the info they were able to pick up from the Star Wars Team!
Our friends at Imperial Holocron.com have been updating their front page with pictures they took at HASCON and you need to check out the Vintage Collection display with the Imperial Assault Tank. The sheer number of parts; it has to be one of the more complex vehicles in the line's history. Have a browse around their wrap-up galleries of the show!
StarWars.com has announced that J.J. Abrams is returning to the Star Wars universe as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. He will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm.
UPDATE: The story has been updated to include the news that Star Wars: Episode IX is now scheduled for release on December 20, 2019.
According to the product page on Hasbro.com, the HASCON exclusive edition Black Series 6" Captain Rex will go on sale on September 20th on Hasbro Toy Shop. If you're outside the USA, Forbidden Planet previously announced they will sell Rex at MCM Comicon (Oct 27-29 at London's Excel Centre) then online and in-store after that.
While we couldn't attend the first HASCON personally, we did get to piggyback some questions (and answers) with Hasbro via our friends at Imperial Holocron & Creature Cantina.com, who made the trip! Check out the Video Q&A Interview now for some interesting information, and some good ideas being passed along too.
Now through September 17th, you can get 15% off most products in the clearance category at Hasbro Toy Shop with promo code CLEARANCE17. There is free site-wide shipping on most orders of $50 or more as well!
Yakface has posted the latest episode of The Realm Recap videocast. In FFII – A Sequel Worse Than the Original?, the guys discuss the highlights and lowlights from the huge marketing roll-out (and failure?) of Force Friday II.
In case you missed it, Hasbro Design Director Steve Evans posted an image of a new Vintage Collection 3.75" Supreme Leader Snoke on his Instagram account yesterday. Look for Snoke on a Kenner-inspired vintage style card in Spring 2018!
To wrap-up our week of recaps and celebrate the one week anniversary of Force Friday II, we've done one final press image round-up and created a Force Friday 2017 section in our Image Database. There we've collected nearly every press photo Hasbro has released in the past ten days for your easy reference in the future.
Eric Franks of ImperialHolocron.com live-tweeted the Hasbro Star Wars panel at HASCON today. Check out his twitter feed, @ImpHolocron, for pics of the items revealed during the panel - The Last Jedi 3.75" Wave 2 figures, a new Black Series Darth Vader Helmet, and more!
UPDATE: Check out his HASCON Star Wars booth pics on Facebook too!
Our last Force Friday II Hasbro recap hits a line that my four kids love - NERF blasters! Follow the link to check out the press releases and press photos for the The Last Jedi NERF Glowstrike Blasters.
Our Force Friday II Hasbro recaps continue today with press releases and press photos for the The Last Jedi Integrated Play items - the electronic plush Porg and remote control Hyperdrive BB-8.
Our next Force Friday II Hasbro recap will complete our look at the The Last Jedi 3.75" figure line with press releases and pics for the The Last Jedi 3.75" Exclusives from Kohls, Target, Toys R Us, and Walmart.
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