Not rumors, but this is really the only "general toy news" thread we have - here are some other nuggets from today's Hasbro Q&A google hangout-
- 3.75" AND 6" versions of TFA General Leia and TFA Luke are still coming... probably not until late next year though (Fall 2017). [Makes sense to use them to build up to Ep8]
- There will be no 3.75" scale Imperial Hover Tank this year (or next spring). Better hope for it to appear in another movie or we may not get it for a long time...
- As you would guess, we will eventually get 6" Bespin Han and 6" Endor Han - just not anytime soon. Probably good odds to get them as we move into 40th Anniv for ESB or into "Han heavy" year to support upcoming Han movie when it happens.
- 3.75" Walmart Black Series will continue with two waves this Fall - we've seen one (Wave 5), the other will have Rogue One figures and will hit later this Fall.
- there will most likely be a 3.75" fan vote next year to go along with the 6" fan vote! no firm details yet though
- Any Rogue One toy line 'Wave 2' (3.75", 2-packs, 6", etc) will more than likely not be available on 9/30. Later in the year for Wave 2.
- The secrecy of TFA was a Disney/JJ Abrams thing for the most part. Things have been much looser with Rogue One and probably will be in some regards with Ep8 since Rey, Kylo, Poe, Finn, etc aren't total secrets anymore.
- look for news soon on Black Series 6" retailer exclusives (like last year, expect the usual suspect to have them - we've seen Kmart, but Walmart, Target, TRU should all be in play again)
- look for info soon on some other Rogue One 6" guys like Baze, Chirrut, etc. *may* be tied into above retailer exclusive announcement, but that could just be my interpretation.
- Marvel comic pack 2-packs idea gets kicked around from time to time, would be focused on the newest marvel comics/characters if they did it though
- and finally, there were more hints of some type of return/honor/nod to the vintage line to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of ANH next year. Nothing firm, but lots of hinting again...
There may have been a few other things, but that's the bulk I think.
Be sure to check out Yakface
, Star Wars Action News
, and JediNewsUK
for more. There was one other place in attendance, but I must admit I didn't know who they were - StarWarsUnderworld? Apologies to them as I don't know them as wel as the others...