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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
« on: August 31, 2016, 12:49 PM »
Official Hasbro press release:

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Chase down Rebel starships with the 3.75-inch scale IMPERIAL TIE STRIKER piloted by the Empire’s best IMPERIAL TIE FIGHTER PILOT! Recreate epic battle scenes from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY with a NERF dart firing canon. Includes vehicle, figure, and 2 NERF darts. Available at most major retailers and on

Rogue One / Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: August 31, 2016, 12:45 PM »
Yep, the early reports were true - it's $300 bucks.  Here's the official press info from Hasbro:

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $299.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Lead the charge against the Rebel Alliance with the 3.75-inch scale RAPID FIRE IMPERIAL AT-ACT Playset! The AT-ACT can be controlled by remote or smart device, and actually moves its head and authentically walks into battle. Features an armored cargo and cockpit that can transport multiple figures. Open up the playset to unload cargo and send Stormtroopers into battle. This powerful vehicle features rapid-fire NERF dart cannons and comes with 3.75-inch JYN ERSO, exclusive C2-B5, and exclusive IMPERIAL AT-ACT DRIVER figures. Includes one vehicle and three figures. Requires 4 1.5v D batteries, not included.  Available at most major retailers and on

Would have been nice to have a Rogue One wave or two, but maybe that is coming later.

Nick pretty much hit it on the head...

The Rogue One offerings will probably start with the second wave, after the first waves of 5POA figures have had a month or so at retail.

Just like they did for TFA.  SA versions of Kylo and FO Stormie were in Walmart Wave 2, Finn, Poe, Rey in Wave 3.  Well after folks had ample time to buy up 5POA versions of all of them.

Pretty likely the same pattern will happen again.  Everyone will buy up the 5POA Jyn, Deathtrooper, etc in Sept/Oct and then some later wave of the Walmart 3.75" Black Series stuff will invariably offer up nicer SA version for you to buy again in Nov/Dec.  ;)

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 5
« on: August 30, 2016, 10:32 AM »
New rumor courtesy of Yakface (who got it from Jedi Insider (who got it from Robot Kingdom)). :P

Wave 5 - more repacks?

Lots of folks have been looking for Hasbro to re-issue the Vintage Collection ERGs, so that's a nice one.  Ahsoka sells for huge $$$ on ebay, so that's another nice repack.  Would have been nice if we had Ponda or Echo Base Rebel in there instead of Lando...  oh well.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: August 29, 2016, 10:33 AM »
Also, unless someone knows different, aren't there still two 5 POA assortments as there are now? The Rey we saw at SDCC is in the same assortment as these B7072, so either this isn't everyone or she's coming later.

It sounds like we are back to one basic figure assortment, not two.  Also sounds like the "two of everyone per case" thing is gone again.

Head-wrap Rey is rumored to be in Wave 2 with Chirrut, Jyn #2, Krennic, Cassian, Rebels Leia, and Vader.  Wave 2 may or may not be available at launch, depends on how much gets shipped in time.

Is that a kitbashed Kylo? Appears to have the body of the helmetless version. Which is the version I wish we were getting.

Someone (maybe Jayson at Yakface?) said they thought it looked like the hood and body from the Unmasked "Ben" Kylo, but with the Armor Up helmeted head instead of the Unmasked Ben head.

They potentially have a "Prairie Wife" and a "School Marm" slotted into one of the upcoming waves.  Also, I think I saw something about a shopkeeper's wife/widow type figure too.

Lady Gunfighters/Cowgirls are probably further down the list it sounds like since anything they make has to be usable across 2 or more different figure types...

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
« on: August 26, 2016, 10:12 AM »
Seems at least to me the NERF thing is removable.

Guy in the rebelscum forums posted some back of the box shots - looks like the NERF cannon on this one is non-removable and non-retractable...   :-\

Also looks like a single seat cockpit, despite how long the 'tube' is.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Rebel U-Wing Fighter
« on: August 26, 2016, 10:10 AM »
A Rebelscum forum member posted some shots of the back of the box.

Looks like it confirms non-removable (but retractible) NERF cannon, single-seat cockpit, and no room for troops on bottom (thanks to the NERF).

Also, between that horrible 2-pack Poe and the paint job on Cassian here, it's sure looking like Hasbro is using a new factory for Rogue One stuff.  New factories ALWAYS mess up the eyes until they work out the kinks (I'm looking at you, Indiana Jones toyline, which used a first time factory and had horrible eye deco on wave 1/2).

Could be either - BBTS has been known to buy at retail and then scalp resell, but they have also had some luck ordering stuff through asian wholesalers (like when they offered the Japan sticker Black Series 6" SDCC excluisves in the past).  Could be they got a hold of some overseas cases and are breaking into sets and selling.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: August 24, 2016, 04:13 PM »
This is supposed to be Poe? 

I'm willing to overlook a lot when it comes to Hasbro 3.75" these days (price, articulation, distribution, etc), but that is one of the worst face paint ap/deco jobs I've seen on a 3.75" figure since the horrible eyes on the first wave of Indiana Jones figures. 

If they all look that bad at retail, I will be happy to skip the FO-Snow variant and "blink and you miss him" Poe 2-pack.

The Rogue One goofy monster/alien sets look pretty soild though.  No idea what the heck that Yeti guy is supposed to be, but he looks kinda cool.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: August 24, 2016, 10:56 AM »
There's something out there...  lots of rumors swirling about a potential "big" item hitting stores this fall.  Here's the bullet from our pal Jayson @Yak_face -

Think it's an X-Wing to go with that TFA TIE?  Or an OT X-Wing?  Or maybe something smaller, but still larger than a speeder bike?

Rogue One / Rogue One TIE Striker
« on: August 19, 2016, 11:25 AM »

Ooh, I like this one better than the U-Wing.  Probably easier to cheat the scale on a smaller wing TIE like this one.  Plus 5POA Pilot doesn't bother me since I already have lots of SA TIE Pilots. 

Guessing this TIE will still sadly be $40 like the TFA TIE was. Price of doing business I guess. Hopefully there will be some Target coupons or sales to help take the sting out.

Don't want the whole case?  Pre-order Hux and Asty singles now at EE -

First Order General Hux - $21.99, September arrival

X-Wing Pilot Asty - $21.99, September arrival

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One - U-Wing Starfighter
« on: August 16, 2016, 12:22 PM »
I'm thinking they probably didn't get confused by early art/pics as the Lego version appears to be accurate to the production ship.

Maybe.  LEGO's production/development time is a lot shorter than Hasbro's though.  Not as many new parts to spec out and majority of their manufacturing is controlled by them. 

Eh, no matter what, we all knew it was going to be way underscaled anyway.  Especially with the AT-ACT already occupying the "big thing" slot for 2016.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One - U-Wing Starfighter
« on: August 16, 2016, 09:45 AM »
Wow, yeah that looks really underscaled (not that that's a surprise these days).  Maybe they designed it based off pictures without really knowing it was a troop carrier...  reminds me of how undersized the Sith Infiltrator was kinda.

Maybe I'll just pretend there are different versions of this thing, kinda the same way there were Republic Gunship variants for different purposes - troop transport, cargo transport, etc.  This one can be the "solo pilot" bomber type thing #collectorrationalizing

I'll probably end up buying it eventually (since there probably won't be too many other vehicles if things play out like TFA did), but I'll probably wait for a decent discount/sale.

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