For the variant hunters out there, reader "Tim" has made us aware of a variant on the Celebration Exclusive Black Series 6" 40th Anniversary Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot figure and and it has to do with his right boot.
One version has no "CE" logo on his boot, while one does. Both cards share the same date stamp of 70811. I believe the non "CE" logo version was first since The original 2013 Black Series 6" #01 Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot figure did not have a "CE" logo on his right boot.
Since Hasbro was going to offer this Exclusive figure in European Countries as well, I am assuming that Hasbro noticed that the figure did not have the "CE" Logo which is required on toys sold in Europe to show that they meet the European Toy Safety Directive (TSD) requirements, so Hasbro added the logo later on in production of the figure to be in compliance.
Luckily I had one of each of the variants that I purchased from HasbroToyshop, so I took a comparison photo to show the differences. if you can't see the popup image well, check out our Facebook Page.
Update: I decided to take another look at this today and realized with a high powered flash that this is not a variant and just a assembly error. The boot showing the "CE" on the front was actually put together backwards and the "CE" should face the back of the figure and not the front. This error can be fixed very easy if you decide to open it and spin his boot around 180 degrees.Add a comment
Just Arrived - Anovos Tank Trooper & First Order Stormtrooper Helmets! New Licensed Artwork Added! Up to 30% Off Select Items! Auctions Ending Soon! Hurry on over to Brian's Toys.Add a comment
Added to our HD Photo Gallery today is The Black Series 6" 40: Qui-Gon Jinn figure. Hasbro did a great job with the sculpt and the process of actually inserting plastic eyeballs into the eye socket works really well, and hopefully Hasbro will stick to this method on future sculpts. Qui-Gon includes a Saber Hilt, Saber Blade and a interchangeable left hand.
Be sure to check out our Clear, Sharp, and Large HD Photos as they are not your typical Archives Photos. Enjoy the photos!Add a comment
For those interested in The Forces of Destiny dolls, Walmart stores are receiving Pallet Displays full of them, minus Leia and Wicket. Also a few people are confused on the pricing, so here are the 3 suggested retail prices:
• $19.99 - Basic Doll
• $24.99 - Doll with Droid
• $34.99 - Leia with Wicket
My local Texas Walmart's have begun to implement new planograms in the Toy Department this week. But when it came to the Star Wars Toy Section it was just pretty much filled with clearance items. I asked the toy manager about the new Planogram and she stated that they were told to just temporarily fill the Star Wars Toy Space with what every Star Wars Toys they had (clearanced or not) so it did not remain empty while they wait to release the new items on September 1st.
Anyways hope we see a new Star Wars Section this Force Friday!Add a comment
Hurry on over to ToysRus.com as their Exclusive Black Series 6" Command Gree is back in stock. Price is $24.99 with a limit of 1 per order.Add a comment
Pawtucket, R.I. – August 8, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, unveiled additional entertainment programming details for the first ever HASCON FANmily event. Happening September 8 – 10, 2017 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, HASCON will bring Hasbro's most iconic brands to life.
Joining the previously announced all-star lineup is a performance by GRAMMY®-nominated rapper and singer-songwriter Flo Rida ("My House," "Whistle"), who will perform a full set to HASCON guests the evening of Saturday, September 9, and a meet and greet with actress, dance icon and NYT bestselling author, Maddie Ziegler (as featured in "Sia: Chandelier," "Leap!"), Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight), and family-friendly internet personalities, the Eh Bee Family. Also joining HASCON is veteran voice actress Susan Blu ("The Transformers: The Movie," "Jem"), MLB-retired designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz, current center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (of the Boston Red Sox), New England Patriots running back and Super Bowl™ 51 Hero James White (of the New England Patriots) and internationally acclaimed and award-winning storyteller Len Cabral.Add a comment
So the Forces of Destiny dolls and Role play items have been in stores for more then a week already and they are really starting to stockpile at my local Texas Toys R Us and Target stores. Both stores have full shelves and pegs plus lots of back stock as well (had employees check).
So is Hasbro sending retailers these items in large quantities to keep up with demand or are they just not selling well? Per a Toys R Us manager I spoke to, she said they sold less then 12 of these dolls in the past week.
Personally these are a pass for me as a collector (just my opinion), but I think these would make great gifts for little girls to play with. So are these selling in your area or clogging the pegs and shelves already?Add a comment
Gentle Giant Pre-orders - Sideshow Pre-orders - Vintage Graded and Ungraded Items - Tons of New Ebay Auctions! Be sure to check out these and other offerings from Brian's Toys!Add a comment
Today I have added the Toys R Us Exclusive Black Series 6" Clone Commander Gree to our HD Photo Gallery. Gree looks great and is definitely worth buying. He includes a Blaster, Blaster Rifle, and Macrobinoculars. If you missed out on this figure when it was available at ToysRus.com, don't worry it will hit local Toys R Us stores soon and should be pretty easy to find.
Be sure to check out our Clear, Sharp, and Large HD Photos as they are not your typical Archives Photos.Add a comment
For those into collecting errors and variants, I just noticed one on The Black Series 6" 40: Qui-Gon Jinn figure. At first I thought this error / variant was a one off that I purchase from ThinkGeek about a month ago, but I received another one from Amazon today, so they are out there.
Error / Variant:
• All Dark Belt with first and second capsules painted gold.
• Dark and light brown belt with the second and third capsules painted gold.
I added a comparison photo above, so you can see the difference or you can view the photo on our Facebook Page as well.Add a comment
Exciting Carded Vintage Items Just Added! Huge Sale 20% Off Prototype Figures Until July 31st! Fresh Auctions Going Fast! Head on over to Brian's Toys.Add a comment
Here is the official word from Hasbro about HASCON's Exclusive Black Series 6" Captain Rex figure.
"Star Wars: The Black Series 6-Inch Clone Captain REX Figure ($24.99 USD): Featuring customized armor decos with distinctive blue markings inspired by the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, this collector grade figure includes 28 points of articulation, four blasters, premium packaging, and a removable helmet revealing this fan-favorite character’s incredibly sculpted face. This item will be an early release with exclusive packaging and accessories!"
If you would like to see what other offerings HASCON will have, visit Hasbro's Pulse Site.Add a comment
IO9.com has revealed that The Black Series 6" Captain Rex figure will first be available at this years HASCON. Its not clear if the figure being sold at HASCON will differ in any way from the normal retail version i.e. packing and accessories.
I will reach out to Hasbro and see if they can confirm or not if there will be any differences between the HASCON and retail versions and hopefully get a response soon.Add a comment
Stopped by my local Toys R Us this morning and they received all their SDCC / Store Exclusives on the truck today (Grabbed a Masterpiece Optimus Prime) but missing was The Black Series 6" Commander Gree figure. So decided to research the status of the figure.
I asked the store manger if any of the Warehouses in Texas had them in stock and they showed zero. So I decided to call some random stores on the East Coast like New York and Florida and had them check all the stores in that area and they had zero as well.
I then called Toys R Us customer services and gave them 7 other zip codes from the the East to West Coast and no stores had them within 100 miles of those zip codes. The customer service representative put me on hold to research the item and when he came back on the line stated the item is not discontinued and they have open orders that are expected to be filled within the next 15 - 30 days (subject to change).
So there you go folks, it looks like Gree will be delayed a bit before hitting brick and mortar stores here in the US. Please remember this information was given to us directly by Toys R Us employees and we are not trying to create a panic or Fake News.Add a comment
Had some people ask if the final version of the Toys R Us Exclusive TBS 6" Commander Gree figure looked like the Hasbro prototype or if there were changes, so I took some quick boxed photos and uploaded them to our FaceBook Page so you can check it out, while I work on loose photos.
Also readers have sent in lots of emails stating that their orders placed for Gree back on 7/20 have been backordered or cancelled, so you may want to check your order status if you did not receive a shipping confirmation as of yet.
I have not received any reports on Gree hitting local Brick and Mortar stores yet and my local stores are still waiting for them as well. Hopefully this figure will be available in large numbers.Add a comment
Updated our Black Series 6" Gallery today with the 41: Tusken Raider figure. Besides the packaging I didn't see any changes between this figure and the TBS 6" 40th Anniversary: Sand People figure. If your in need of this figure, your best bet is to buy it online as it still has yet to hit brick and mortar stores. Enjoy the HD Photos!Add a comment
Just got home tonight and on my doorstep was the Toys R Us Exclusive Black Series 6" Commander Gree that I ordered from ToysRus.com back on 7/20/17. I only paid for Economy shipping and was surprised to see it this quick.
Was a bit worried that these might ship in padded envelopes but was pleasantly surprised to see it was shipped in a oversized sturdy box (no padding inside though) and arrived mint. Hopefully this is how everyones orders will arrive.Add a comment
Hasbro's PR has just sent us the following news about the availability of the 2017 SDCC Hasbro Star Wars Exclusives at Hasbrotoyshop.com.
"We wanted to reach out to clarify that the availability date for the Hasbro Star Wars SDCC exclusives on Hasbro Toy Shop has changed to September."Add a comment
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