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Title: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jeff on February 14, 2018, 10:51 AM
More from EW:

New for Solo:

(https://ewedit.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/star-wars-toys-3.jpg?w=669) (https://ewedit.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/star-wars-toys-7.jpg?w=669)


Back from the cancelled pile, Jetpack Maz:

(https://ewedit.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/star-wars-toys-4.jpg?w=669)


Re-Packs upgraded with Force Link 2.0 chips:

(https://ewedit.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/star-wars-toys-6.jpg?w=669) (https://ewedit.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/star-wars-toys-5.jpg?w=669)
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on February 14, 2018, 10:59 AM
That's quite the line up of of errmm...new and exciting characters you have there....

Really hope there's a little more to be revealed for the first batch...
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darby on February 14, 2018, 11:01 AM
The 5 POA figures continue to improve in quality. Amazing sculpts. Qi'ra looks like she just walked out of a mall in 1987. Hopefully we see the red cape Space Danyers version too. I suppose Luke is a good repack, since he sells so well. K2... I don't know. Might be ok. I'd rather see new figures from the new film at launch. If we're going to cover old ground, let's clean up some characters we missed.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Nicklab on February 14, 2018, 11:05 AM
Qi'ra and Chewbacca actually look pretty good, 5POA aside.  Glad to see them follow through with the TLJ version of Maz, although a ROTS or TSC style hologram figure might have been more scene appropriate.

TLJ Luke seems to be selling reasonably well.  I haven't seen that figure linger much.  And a Force Link version of K-2SO might be cool considering the potential voice samples.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jeff on February 14, 2018, 11:13 AM
And a Force Link version of K-2SO might be cool considering the potential voice samples.

K2... I don't know. Might be ok.

Force link is nice, but honestly I'll be buying this one just for the blaster.   :-[


I like the new Chewie with his new (old) Bandolier and non-bowcaster rifle.  I wonder if this movie will give us the origin of the bowcaster for Chewie too?  :P
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darby on February 14, 2018, 11:17 AM
I didn't even see the blaster. Sigh. I suppose he could be just another random K2 droid. I already have a couple extras though.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Rob on February 14, 2018, 11:43 AM
Qi'ra looks like she just walked out of a mall in 1987.

100%.  She looks like your average hipster... nothing Star Wars-y about it.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darby on February 14, 2018, 11:57 AM
I like the sort of American Graffiti aesthetic in some of the designs here - Han's Speeder, some of the looks - but this Qi'ra might be a little too plain. But, it's all cool. I just want to say, the movie might not be that good and could have done without it, but the toys are going to be fun (for the most part) and I'm geeking today like I haven't in a while.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: McMetal on February 14, 2018, 02:14 PM
Qi'ra looks like she just walked out of a mall in 1987.

100%.  She looks like your average hipster... nothing Star Wars-y about it.

You guys took the words right out of my mouth. Was there no money left in the budget for even a halfway imaginative wardrobe? I hope the character is more interesting than she looks.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 14, 2018, 02:20 PM
Let the 3 months before the movie is released and we have any clue about the movie badmouthing begin.

That's why we "like" Star Wars right?
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jesse James on February 14, 2018, 03:34 PM
Qui Ra looks not too dissimilar but too much like the chick from Tosche Station whose name is slipping my mind right now.  Or compare her clothes to Aunt Beru.  I wouldn’t say she doesn’t look Star Wars for what the precedent is.

K2 was the best selling 5poa Rogue One figure as I recall outside of maybe the last difficult to get waves.  I know he didn’t linger, especially on sale, around me.  Luke I can get fairly easily but I also get why they’re packing him in.  Seeing some basics of the other main characters would’ve been cool though.  Maz I dunno.  A backpack and gun won’t get me to buy but the new Han Solo figures I may get them all. 

I love that Chewbacca has rots style Wookiee bandoliers.  Not enough applaus for that nod to the prequels in his design.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Rob on February 14, 2018, 04:23 PM
Qui Ra looks not too dissimilar but too much like the chick from Tosche Station whose name is slipping my mind right now. 

Are we talking about Camie?

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/a/ac/Camie2-MOSW.png/revision/latest?cb=20131104045034)
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on February 14, 2018, 04:31 PM
My issue here is that of the 5 characters revealed for the Solo basic line, only 2 are new, and only 1 is a completely new character. For a movie opening line there's a lot of old here, which isn't likely to help out in the whole first wave usually gets over shipped department. Hoping there's a few more to be revealed at Toy fair to round out the wave and make it a bit more interesting. Seems to me like they should make wave 1 strong with all the heavy hitter characters so you can have the cast at film launch.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jesse James on February 14, 2018, 07:24 PM
Qui Ra looks not too dissimilar but too much like the chick from Tosche Station whose name is slipping my mind right now. 

Are we talking about Camie?

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/a/ac/Camie2-MOSW.png/revision/latest?cb=20131104045034)

Yeah Camie.  Camie and Fixer.  It's hell to get old Rob.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Rob on February 14, 2018, 08:54 PM
Yeah Camie.  Camie and Fixer.  It's hell to get old Rob.

I know... I retain less of this than probably anyone here.  If it weren't for all you guys, and mostly Jeff and Jayson I wouldn't have any idea what the hell was going on in this hobby.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: darth broem 2 on February 15, 2018, 04:21 PM
Qi'ra is going to be the new pegwarmer of this line. But they have to push whatever female character there is now or else the media will blast them for it. With that said I will probably buy both the 6 inch and this version  :-*
It may not be a bad idea for Hasbro to incorporate some figures from the past few films. I just wish they were new or what was limited such as Raddus.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Brian on February 15, 2018, 05:26 PM
I really like the looks of these too, I'm definitely in for the Solo figures. I do hope we get a little more off the bat than three figures, but I think we will. I know there was a 2 pack shown in Germany including Lando, so that's great too. I wonder if we will get a big launch for these? I know it has been rumored, but I know for Rogue One stores kind of put them out whenever around here, unlike the Saga movies.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jeff on February 17, 2018, 07:23 PM
Carded Shots of Range Trooper, Qi.ra, Chewbacca, Mimban Stormtrooper...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWRHFImW4AEUOAF.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWRH3mLX0AAqNBD.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWRH5dqXkAAg6wK.jpg)

* Pictures from tweets of @justinlasalata (https://twitter.com/justinlasalata/media).
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jesse James on February 17, 2018, 09:10 PM
Mimban Troopers look cool.  Remind me of the Hawkbat Batallion Clones from many many moons ago.  Even the basic looks neat and worth picking up a few.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: CorranHorn on February 17, 2018, 11:09 PM
Mimban Troopers look cool.  Remind me of the Hawkbat Batallion Clones from many many moons ago.  Even the basic looks neat and worth picking up a few.

What do you think about the right elbow? Articulation or moulded that way?
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jesse James on February 17, 2018, 11:17 PM
Without having the FO flametrooper handy to look at I'm thinking maybe a single extra joint.  Either way it's not good enough but it's also not an impossible articulation mod either.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darby on February 22, 2018, 09:49 PM
Anybody else surprised or disappointed by the wave 1 breakdown Yakface posted earlier today? I'm stupefied by the fact there is no basic Han Solo, and only four figures from the film at all. I know there are TVC figures coming and the 2 packs, but this is the weakest launch they have ever done. I know Hasbro has said 5 POA will continue along side TVC, but clearly there's some rerouting of resources.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Rob on February 22, 2018, 09:55 PM
Anybody else surprised or disappointed by the wave 1 breakdown Yakface posted earlier today? I'm stupefied by the fact there is no basic Han Solo, and only four figures from the film at all. I know there are TVC figures coming and the 2 packs, but this is the weakest launch they have ever done. I know Hasbro has said 5 POA will continue along side TVC, but clearly there's some rerouting of resources.

I think it's likely due to the fact that this one is releasing six months after the last film, unlike Rogue One and TLJ which were each a year after the last one - and TFA which they had even more time to prepare for.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Nicklab on February 23, 2018, 07:57 AM
I think the lack of a basic Han Solo is a strategic business move by Hasbro.  Because there are versions of Han Solo, but at higher price points:  with the Force Link 2.0, in the TVC line, in the 2-packs and very likely with the landspeeder.  Frankly, I think that sucks.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Muftak on February 23, 2018, 10:02 AM
I think the lack of a basic Han Solo is a strategic business move by Hasbro.  Because there are versions of Han Solo, but at higher price points:  with the Force Link 2.0, in the TVC line, in the 2-packs and very likely with the landspeeder.  Frankly, I think that sucks.

Agree 100%. You also left off the Han that comes with the $99 Millenium Falcon.

You gotta pay for Solo.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Nicklab on February 23, 2018, 10:37 AM
I think the lack of a basic Han Solo is a strategic business move by Hasbro.  Because there are versions of Han Solo, but at higher price points:  with the Force Link 2.0, in the TVC line, in the 2-packs and very likely with the landspeeder.  Frankly, I think that sucks.

Agree 100%. You also left off the Han that comes with the $99 Millenium Falcon.

You gotta pay for Solo.

How silly of me!
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Dave on March 19, 2018, 04:49 PM
I know Yakface has an awesome list of all the upcoming goodies, but is there a resource that breaks down what is new vs. repacks?  I've seen that for the TVC figs, but not for the basic figs.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Muftak on March 19, 2018, 05:53 PM
I know Yakface as an awesome list of all the upcoming goodies, but is there a resource that breaks down what is new vs. repacks?  I've seen that for the TVC figs, but not for the basic figs.

All the basic 3 3/4" figures have the !NEW! Force Link II feature so they're all new, technically. Even Especially Jyn Erso.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Dave on March 19, 2018, 05:55 PM
I know Yakface as an awesome list of all the upcoming goodies, but is there a resource that breaks down what is new vs. repacks?  I've seen that for the TVC figs, but not for the basic figs.

All the basic 3 3/4" figures have the !NEW! Force Link II feature so they're all new, technically. Even Especially Jyn Erso.

I've lost interest in refreshed Force Link features and consider those repacks at this point.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Phrubruh on March 20, 2018, 10:29 PM
So I assume we are getting no Solo figures or toys at TRU this year.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 21, 2018, 12:24 PM
So I assume we are getting no Solo figures or toys at TRU this year.

That would be my guess as well - if any of those items hit the TRU distribution warehouses, I'm sure the product is either now or will be soon, making a return trip to the Hasbro distribution hub where it came from.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jeff on March 21, 2018, 12:43 PM
is there a resource that breaks down what is new vs. repacks?

(store numbers from Yakface's UPC/DPCI/SKU Master List (http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2018/02/12/2018-master-upc-dpci-sku-list-revised/))

For Wave 1 -
UPC/Walmart SKU
630509623549/612189234  Qi’ra (Corellia) [NEW]
630509623556/966353801  Chewbacca [NEW]
630509677290/613856694  Range Trooper [NEW]
630509623594/399040842  Stormtrooper (Mimban) [NEW]
630509623587/246623601  K-2SO [refreshed RO figure with Force Link and new blaster]
630509623570/283792564  Maz Kanata [refreshed TFA figurewith Force Link and jetpack/backpack]
630509623600/561687635  Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) [TLJ repack]



Wave 2-4 are NOT official, but looks like they could be (again, from Yakface):

Wave 2
Force Link 2.0 Solo Figure – Moloch [NEW]
Force Link 2.0 – Princess Leia (Hoth) [NEW]
Force Link 2.0 – Kylo Ren [TLJ repack]
Force Link 2.0 – Supreme Leader Snoke  [TLJ repack]

WAVE 3
Force Link 2.0 – Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) [repack from Target 3-pack]
Force Link 2.0 – Darth Vader [probably RO repack]
Force Link 2.0 – Rey (Jedi Training) [TLJ repack]
Force Link 2.0 – First Order Stormtrooper [TLJ repack]

WAVE 4
Force Link 2.0 Solo Figure – “Artemis” – Tobias Becket [NEW]
Force Link 2.0 Solo Figure – “Artemis Trooper 1” – Rio Durant [NEW]
Force Link 2.0 Solo Figure – “Artemis Trooper 2” – Val [NEW]
Force Link 2.0 Solo Figure – “Perseus” – Quay Tolsite [NEW]
Force Link 2.0 Solo Figure – “Medusa” – L3-37 [NEW]
Force Link 2.0 Solo Figure – “Zeus Scout – Brown” – Mudtrooper [NEW]
Force Link 2.0 Figure – Royal Guard [repack from Target 3-pack]

Force Link 2.0 Solo Figure – “Hades Joker” [NEW]
Force Link 2.0 Solo Figure – “Vesta Driver” – Imperial Patrol Driver [NEW]
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on March 21, 2018, 02:04 PM
So if that turns out to be true, then I really must question the logic behind this. Bog down the first 3 waves with repacks and all the new stuff in wave 4? Why not simply release 2 waves with all the new stuff and call it quits for the Solo line and move on. Why drag it out so much? Retail is already drowning in and clearancing most of these repack figures. The demand has clearly been satiated. Just seems like a recipe to create an unnecessary backlog.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: McMetal on March 21, 2018, 02:12 PM
That Wave 3 sucks out loud...
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jesse James on March 21, 2018, 08:53 PM
I'd say the answer to that is simply Hasbro is a tanker in terms of maneuverability and demand/perceived demand requires faster steering to avoid the issues.  I'm assuming the waves were planned out long ago and it was too late to make changes on some of those.   :-\
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 22, 2018, 07:53 AM
I'd say the answer to that is simply Hasbro is a tanker in terms of maneuverability and demand/perceived demand requires faster steering to avoid the issues.  I'm assuming the waves were planned out long ago and it was too late to make changes on some of those.   :-\

Even so, whoever is doing the planning is being "penny wise, pound foolish" including as many repacks as possible to keep overall case production costs/overhead down and just making unwise decisions for the overall health of the line, and they've been doing it for quite some time.

Things aren't great at retail and the Star Wars toy line hasn't been doing that great since The Force Awakens - that is more than enough time to plan things better.

Here's what they keep getting wrong:
- Seven figures in a case that holds 12 - right there planning has failed - they need to be making choices that allow online retailers to sell full and half cases easily.
- Carry forward figures that do not include any value or reason to pick up said figure - in Wave 1, I'm looking at TLJ Luke
- Expecting the sub-line to go beyond two waves with any level of success
     * TFA - 3 waves, third barely made it to retail, ended up being dumped at Five Below
     * RO - 4 waves, third barely made it to retail, fourth ended up being online exclusive and most collectors got third wave online too
     * TLJ - 3 waves, third ended up being only partially made available online, never at retail

The whole point of these 5POA figures was that it kept their development costs down. If that's the truth, cases of figures should contain 12 figures, 2 sets of 6, with three or four of those 6 being new figures and the remaining being repacked/refreshed figures.

So...

Wave 1:
Qi’ra (Corellia) [NEW]
Chewbacca [NEW]
Range Trooper [NEW]
Stormtrooper (Mimban) [NEW]
K-2SO [refreshed RO figure with Force Link and new blaster]
Maz Kanata [refreshed TFA figurewith Force Link and jetpack/backpack]

Wave 2:
Moloch [NEW]
“Artemis” – Tobias Becket [NEW]
Princess Leia (Hoth) [NEW]
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) [TLJ repack]
Supreme Leader Snoke  [TLJ repack]
Kylo Ren [TLJ repack]

Wave 3:
“Artemis Trooper 1” – Rio Durant [NEW]
“Artemis Trooper 2” – Val [NEW]
“Medusa” – L3-37 [NEW]
“Zeus Scout – Brown” – Mudtrooper [NEW]
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) [repack from Target 3-pack]
Royal Guard [repack from Target 3-pack]

Wave 4:
“Hades Joker” [NEW]
“Vesta Driver” – Imperial Patrol Driver [NEW]
“Perseus” – Quay Tolsite [NEW]
Darth Vader [probably RO repack]
Rey (Jedi Training) [TLJ repack]
First Order Stormtrooper [TLJ repack]


Wow - look at that, I didn't omit or leave any figures out from the list - every case has three or four new figures in it and each wave is 6 figures.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Scockery on March 30, 2018, 10:43 PM
Not sure is who self-sabotaging Star Wars more, Hasbro or Disney.

I recall retail demands refresher waves with new stuff, but retail (WAL-MART) doesn't restock, so they want more bricks but won't give the straw. Or some other clumsy metaphor.


Good thing HasbroToyShop will always have the latest waves in stock... :D
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 31, 2018, 05:03 PM
So I assume we are getting no Solo figures or toys at TRU this year.

They had the best Force Fridays.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darby on April 2, 2018, 05:51 PM
Just dropping in to say can't wait for the Mudtrooper figure.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darby on April 9, 2018, 09:36 AM
New pics today gave us a new alien character (SPOILERS):

https://jediinsider.com/images.php?mode=view&album=Solo-A-Star-Wars-Story-Product&pic=10.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0&sl=0|19606

Very PT and very cool.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: McMetal on April 9, 2018, 09:51 AM
New pics today gave us a new alien character (SPOILERS):

https://jediinsider.com/images.php?mode=view&album=Solo-A-Star-Wars-Story-Product&pic=10.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0&sl=0|19606

Very PT and very cool.

Damn you, sexy Wookie costumes! I can't unsee them... :D
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 9, 2018, 12:47 PM
Anyone have an in at Target that is sure this stuff will be on the sales floor this Friday at Target? The toys are blocked with a 4/20 message. And the planogram is listed as 4/15. Which if things haven't changed means it gets set that week sometime. Fitting 4/20 not 4/13
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jeff on April 9, 2018, 02:44 PM
I'm stupefied by the fact there is no basic Han Solo

The more I look over things, the more it sticks out that there are no basic carded Han figures.  Han with Force Link scanner; Han with Landspeeder, Han/Chewie 2-pack; Han with Falcon; Black Series 6" Han; TVC Han, 12" Hero Series Han - but nothing for the basic 5POA figure line (yet)? 

Never in a million years would I have guessed that I'd be adding zero new carded Han figures to my carded basic figure Han Solo collection for the HAN SOLO movie.   :-X
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darby on April 9, 2018, 03:10 PM
It boggles the mind... I can see them wanting to make the Force Link and TVC versions a little more desirable by not competing with them in the main line, but give us something. Fur Coat Han or something. Who I figure will show in the inevitable Entertainment Pack. Since I'm speculating wildly and I dig what I'm seeing from this movie, early guess at the four pack:

Han (Fur Coat)
Qi'Ra (Heist Jacket Thing)
Dryden Voss
Some Alien (Six Eyes or Therm Scissorpunch)
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Dave on April 9, 2018, 03:20 PM
I know it screws with your Han collection Jeff, but from a collector perspective I'm kinda glad there isn't a single carded Han if we're already getting four other versions. 

I'm not sure how many outfits he has on in this movie (seems to be at least three significantly different ones from the trailer), but if its a lot, it would have been cool to have him in a basic outfit on a basic card.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Scockery on April 9, 2018, 10:53 PM
I haven't seen any leaked 4" figures on pegs, but at Target today, I did see NOT SCOUT TROOPER in Hasbro's 12" line, whose name I forgot. Patrol Trooper? that's it.

There's no thread for that stuff.

Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Rob on April 9, 2018, 11:33 PM
There was one seller at C2E2 who had some... he wanted $12, I passed.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Phrubruh on April 11, 2018, 09:33 AM
So from those wave packs there is no reason to ever pick up figures at retail since they will never get beyond wave 2.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Nicklab on April 11, 2018, 03:37 PM
Some figures have leaked in my area.  I haven't seen them personally, but they're going to turn up soon enough.  There's certainly no need to go crazy finding them.  Especially since both Target and WalMart are likely to have sales that will attempt to undercut each other for the rollout.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 6, 2018, 02:55 PM
Did a little looking around at the figures and discovered that K 2SO is a very slight re-paint; the orange shoulder markings are more yellowish and for some reason, some of the sculpting details seem crisper. Definitely enough for me to buy another for opening.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 12, 2018, 01:14 AM
I see there's a report on RS.com someone found wave 2 at a grocery store. They have pics of Molloch, Leia and Snoke. They left a Kylo Ren.

A) Is Snoke a straight up repack of the playset one?
B) It says Kylo is masked. What TLJ repack would that be?
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Nicklab on May 12, 2018, 09:39 AM
There was a masked Kylo Ren shown at NYCC at those private Hasbro sessions, but there weren't any good images of it.  But the word that I've seen about that version of Kylo Ren is that it's a repack of the figure that was released with the first Force Link gauntlet.

And yes, Snoke is a repack of the figure that was released with the playset.  But like every other new figure it seems to have the Force Link 2.0 chip.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darby on May 14, 2018, 03:14 PM
Kylo is a repack of the Force Link set, which I just bought at Target for $3.74. Along with Hoth Leia, who is the best version of this character they've ever done and Moloch, who is hands down the best alien figure of the Disney era. He has a very PT quality and the figure itself is weighty, intricate and very, very well done.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Muftak on May 17, 2018, 10:42 AM
Found a case of wave 2 on the pegs at Target today, the cards all crinkled on the right side. I picked up Hoth Leia and Moloch. Great figures on both counts.

Leia is the upgrade I didn't know I needed, and all the fun little details oh Moloch have me anticipating the character in the movie next week in ways that remind me of getting Admiral Ackbar early in 1983.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 19, 2018, 05:33 PM
I found Wave 2 as well - was incredibly disappointed to find that the Moloch figure had two right hands. I ended up returning it to the store. I had opened him up and completely cut the bubble from the cardback so fingers-crossed that there's no way they're gonna just tape it back on and put it back on the shelves.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Rob on June 8, 2018, 02:50 PM
Where are the Solo figures?!  That movie was great and they've made what, a dozen 3.75" figures?  I haven't bought the Falcon or the Forcelink thing-y, so I don't even have a Han
yet...

Are we expecting a bunch of reveals at Toy Fair this year?

Also, is there anything new about the wave 2 Kylo Ren other than the chip?
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Dave on June 8, 2018, 03:44 PM
Anybody know Target's plans to get rid of the TLJ figures?  Its kind of annoying to roll in to the store looking for Solo figures and see overflowing pegs with Rose, Hux, etc. from TLJ.  I wish they would just clearance those out.

Or is it the case the the Solo assortment is going to be short lived with a new combo / generic SW line coming out soonish that will keep using the same DPCI?
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 8, 2018, 05:15 PM
I've had the same thought, but what are they going to fill it in with? TLJ is only a half year old. If they want to devote that much space to Star Wars I don't think they have a choice.

How long was TFA on the shelf til it clearanced?
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Dave on June 8, 2018, 05:49 PM
I think TFA was on the shelf for a year until it was replaced by RO, which was on the shelf for a year until it was replaced by TLJ.

I think part of the challenge is that it has only been six months between movie and figure line releases.

Unfortunately TLJ stuff has gotten super stale.  It would be another thing if they were still releasing assortments to keep this line going, but its been 5 months since a new figure came out from that line.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 9, 2018, 12:34 PM
The waves for Solo are kind of crazy. Wave 3 is pretty much OT/re-release characters and wave 4 is the rest of the Solo figures. Good ones, too. I'm worried because the final wave has been the hardest to come by.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jeff on June 11, 2018, 10:34 AM
The waves for Solo are kind of crazy.

Hasbro isn't doing themselves any favors with the current character selection matrix (more Kylo! more Rey! more Poe! more Finn!) but Disney isn't helping them with the crazy release schedules.

Rogue One was planned to be a short line since TLJ was coming May 2018... then TLJ got bumped and Rogue One line felt incomplete.  Now SOLO is coming just 5 months after TLJ and it feels like both lines ended up short changed - TLJ stuff hasn't been on the pegs long enough to clearance and is kind of eating up space that could go to SOLO.

The whole thing is pretty diseased and hopefully with no new Star Wars movie until Dec 2019, there will be enough time to get some more figures from both TLJ and SOLO to the stores. The "final wave" for the TLJ/Solo stuff shouldn't happen until next spring at least...
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Muftak on June 11, 2018, 12:43 PM

Rogue One was planned to be a short line since TLJ was coming May 2018... then TLJ got bumped and Rogue One line felt incomplete.  Now SOLO is coming just 5 months after TLJ and it feels like both lines ended up short changed - TLJ stuff hasn't been on the pegs long enough to clearance and is kind of eating up space that could go to SOLO.

The whole thing is pretty diseased and hopefully with no new Star Wars movie until Dec 2019, there will be enough time to get some more figures from both TLJ and SOLO to the stores. The "final wave" for the TLJ/Solo stuff shouldn't happen until next spring at least...

Agreed with this assessment, and I hope they can sort themselves out in the "downtime" between movie releases.

I can't and won't let Hasbro off the hook for bungling stuff, though. The fact that Last Jedi got bumped back six months on the schedule, yet Hasbro still had to scrap the last wave of Rogue One toys they had planned and put into production tells me everything I need to know about it where fault sits.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darby on June 11, 2018, 02:26 PM
I read through the guides and visual dictionaries for the new movies and I kind of just shake my head at the enormous fun and creative creatures, droids and aliens that we will never see. I know the schedule of the movies has limited Hasbro, but they aren't taking advantage of the opportunities they have. When you launch a movie line with four 3.75 figs from the film, none of which are the man himself, you have to question what in the world they're thinking. The 5 POA line seems to be slowing down, which is a shame because it's a great line that gets better all the time. I'd love to see Hasbro get back to making what made SW figures fun for so long - lots of new, weird and strange stuff.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jeff on June 11, 2018, 03:58 PM
When you launch a movie line with four 3.75 figs from the film, none of which are the man himself, you have to question what in the world they're thinking.

Hasbro has a share of the blame, but Disney and their dumb "you can't show character X until [date]" rules aren't helping.  We saw L3-37 in the commercials and trailers, what is the harm in showing her 3.75" action figure?  Same for Val, Beckett, Rio, etc.  It's like Hasbro can't really do any promotion on these things until it's too late.  Stupid.

But yeah, character selection is so, so bad right now. That's mostly on Hasbro (though again, Disney isn't helping with all the dumb rules).  The character selection is fraught with so many odd, odd, odd choices:

-  Still no 3.75" TFA General Leia?  Huh?
-  TLJ Crait Luke not coming until maybe 2019 now?
-  Repacking the ROTJ Palps and Jedi Luke from the Target pack so quickly?
-  Just 5 SOLO characters in the first two waves of the toy line supporting the SOLO movie
-  You can't buy a 3.75" HAN SOLO figure in a toy line supporting the HAN SOLO movie for less than $30.
-  SOLO Wave 3 is rumored to be all repacks of not-SOLO figures

The 5POA 3.75" basic figure line seems so broken right now.  Doesn't help that things are fractured across 5POA, TVC, and 6" lines.  Ugh. 

Back in the old days, I'd be learning all the names of the aliens at the Vandor sabaac table (Therm Scissorpunch!) so I could put them on my JD wishlist and dream of figures for them.  These days, I don't even bother.  I'm just hoping the basic figure line lasts long enough to fill out the main characters (L3, Val, Beckett, Rio, etc) before we're moving on to more of the same Jedi Rey, Pilot Poe, Trooper Finn, Tech Rose, Sad Kylo figures from Episode 9.  :(
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darby on June 11, 2018, 06:08 PM
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Back in the old days, I'd be learning all the names of the aliens at the Vandor sabaac table (Therm Scissorpunch!) so I could put them on my JD wishlist and dream of figures for them.  These days, I don't even bother. 

Nods vigorously. I was making wishlists up until now. Which is a shame, because this is by far the most 'toyetic' film of the Disney era. If this were 2005ish, we'd be complaining about there being too many figures (but not really).

Figs like Therm, Galacus, Weazel, any number of Qu'ra's, Mud Troopers, droids, I can go on... deep sigh.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Dave on June 11, 2018, 06:11 PM
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Back in the old days, I'd be learning all the names of the aliens at the Vandor sabaac table (Therm Scissorpunch!) so I could put them on my JD wishlist and dream of figures for them.  These days, I don't even bother. 

Nods vigorously. I was making wishlists up until now. Which is a shame, because this is by far the most 'toyetic' film of the Disney era. If this were 2005ish, we'd be complaining about there being too many figures (but not really).

Figs like Therm, Galacus, Weazel, any number of Qu'ra's, Mud Troopers, droids, I can go on... deep sigh.

Yeah, we'd have received a different Battle Pack with 4-5 figures every three months.  Vandor Sabaac.  Enfys Nest's Swoop Gang.  Kessel Mine Prison Break.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Rob on June 12, 2018, 11:19 AM
When you launch a movie line with four 3.75 figs from the film, none of which are the man himself, you have to question what in the world they're thinking.

Hasbro has a share of the blame, but Disney and their dumb "you can't show character X until [date]" rules aren't helping.  We saw L3-37 in the commercials and trailers, what is the harm in showing her 3.75" action figure?  Same for Val, Beckett, Rio, etc.  It's like Hasbro can't really do any promotion on these things until it's too late.  Stupid.

But yeah, character selection is so, so bad right now. That's mostly on Hasbro (though again, Disney isn't helping with all the dumb rules).  The character selection is fraught with so many odd, odd, odd choices:

-  Still no 3.75" TFA General Leia?  Huh?
-  TLJ Crait Luke not coming until maybe 2019 now?
-  Repacking the ROTJ Palps and Jedi Luke from the Target pack so quickly?
-  Just 5 SOLO characters in the first two waves of the toy line supporting the SOLO movie
-  You can't buy a 3.75" HAN SOLO figure in a toy line supporting the HAN SOLO movie for less than $30.
-  SOLO Wave 3 is rumored to be all repacks of not-SOLO figures

The 5POA 3.75" basic figure line seems so broken right now.  Doesn't help that things are fractured across 5POA, TVC, and 6" lines.  Ugh. 

Back in the old days, I'd be learning all the names of the aliens at the Vandor sabaac table (Therm Scissorpunch!) so I could put them on my JD wishlist and dream of figures for them.  These days, I don't even bother.  I'm just hoping the basic figure line lasts long enough to fill out the main characters (L3, Val, Beckett, Rio, etc) before we're moving on to more of the same Jedi Rey, Pilot Poe, Trooper Finn, Tech Rose, Sad Kylo figures from Episode 9.  :(

Agreed 100%.  It used to be that a film launch had 20 or 30 figures easily, then there was a steady stream of waves from there on for a long time... there was a good mix of main and obscure characters... prices dropped a little bit.  I suppose it's-not-2005-anymore applies here too, but it's just a shame that they can't identify more interesting characters and get a good chunk of them out by the time the movie happens instead of later on when interest is fading.  Every figure we know about that is still upcoming would have made a great day-one release, and then they could have gotten into more interesting characters later - if it was allowed.  At least with Vintage coming back there's some hope for high-quality, interesting, and maybe even NEW characters coming in the future.  I hope they have a lot to show at Comic Con, I miss the days when there were lots of reveals at the conventions. 

Also, I don't know where we'd get numbers, but I wonder how much of this is that 6" is cannibalizing 3.75" collecting and the volume of the product is down because new collectors are split up between scales.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 12, 2018, 12:54 PM
I want to make sure what I mean comes across here. I'm obnoxious about my dislike of the irrational fans who are boycotting Disney over TLJ, etc. I say that as I'll argue til the cows come home about this.

I am onboard with the confusion and anger at how Hasbro has handled character choice and assortments, etc. (ie I'm not here to argue this). Though I think Disney's release schedule and "black outs" have seriously handcuffed Hasbro.

But the negativity on Star Wars and collecting in general is wearing me down. I don't know if others feel that way. I'm far from done collecting. Only the grim reaper will get me to that point, but it's just really hard to mix the enjoyment I get in my collection with the bigger world of how people feel about it.

Anyway, as we were.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darby on June 12, 2018, 02:25 PM
I am very worn down, too. Just in general, but I feel like this wonderful thing I used to escape to is now as messed up as what I'm trying to get away from. Specifically on the collecting, it hasn't been fun for awhile. It has peaks and valleys. I generally enjoy what we get from Hasbro, but as others have said, it's a far cry from what it could be or maybe should be. The past is the past and it will never be the good old days again, but at the same time, it can be more. I loved Solo, it's a great movie for toys and I appreciate what we've gotten. I see what Funko or Lego is doing with this same property, and I just think Hasbro isn't capitalizing on the same potential. I know there are a lot of factors (Infinity War is probably Hasbro's priority right at the moment) and on and on, but anyways. Maybe this fall going into the winter will bring a lot more goodness.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Brian on June 12, 2018, 04:23 PM
I'm glad that I am not the only one feeling this way. I have also been feeling a little run down by the state of things lately, both collecting and the general state of fandom. Like Darby mentioned, it has peaks and valleys, and generally I'm pretty happy with what we get from Hsbro, we just don't get enough.

We really had a golden run of things for a good while there. Tons of figures, sometimes ridiculous variety and obscurity, and in some cases lower prices. There are probably a number of factors these days, and I do sometimes wonder how much interest there is generally in the toys these days. I rarely see kids checking it out, and I even see some "collector" stuff sit a bit longer than it used to.

I think a (at least) partial factor, at least to me, is being in "the game" for almost 20 years. I know I've been selling a lot of stuff off over the past few years as I work on culling the herd and refocusing my personal collecting as well (and focusing on more vintage stuff). I'll always collect Star Wars, but I think I might aim for more focused collecting in general.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Nicklab on June 12, 2018, 10:00 PM
I've said this before, but it definitely bears repeating:  The pace at which the movies have been released has messed with the traditional Star Wars merchandising model.  Those three years between movies really gave Kenner, and later Hasbro, the space to let the toy line develop. 

And truth be told?  It seems to me as if there was a symbiotic relationship between the toy line and the movies.  Having these odd background characters in the toy line seemed to give the movies an additional degree of depth that drew in your interest about the characters in these settings.  It fleshed out this fantastic world.

But now with movies a year apart?  Or even 6 months?  There's no time to explore the depth of these worlds because the action figure line has to hit all of these notes and rattle off the mostly main characters.  And the interesting character (like that bounty hunter who turned up in both ROGUE ONE and SOLO) seems to be relegated as some guy in a mask who's a background player, rather than have a somewhat interesting backstory that people who don't read the Visual Dictionary will learn about.

And as much as I want to make up Want Lists from the new movies?  It does seem like something of a wasted effort, since we're getting so few characters from any of the movies now.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: CHEWIE on June 12, 2018, 11:04 PM
I agree with feeling worn down... I'm not worn down by collectors and fans who want to purchase awesome product though; I'm worn down by how Disney and Hasbro manage the brand these days.  It's pretty obvious the line is really falling flat.  All one has to do is compare how things are to where they used to be.  Yeah, there were some bad times before but it's gotten pretty ridiculous.  Why would anyone new to the hobby even want to collect this stuff now?  It's too damn difficult. 

And really, kids don't care that much any more. Why should they given the awful selection of figures and general downgrade in quality as compared to what kids 10 years ago were getting as Star Wars toys?  And I know now more and more kids by age 10 are not even asking for toys.  It's all about Fortnite or whatever the flavor of the month video game is.  Well, unless you look at Jurassic World toys... which is another topic I guess.  It's nice to see Mattel didn't cheap out like Hasbro did on their Jurassic line - and retail thanks Mattel for their good stewardship of the license.

Hopefully, the return of TVC straightens a lot of this out.  Let them always be behind some on figures from new media - that's fine.  Just get back to a steady flow of 25-30 new TVC figures per year and I think people will be satisified.  And I don't think Hasbro would have brought the TVC line back if they weren't aware of just how bad it was these days.  Retailers need a line of Star Wars that isn't such a high risk of going on clearance... something they actually want to order and stock on their pegs.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: nyknight1313 on July 1, 2018, 04:13 PM
Could these be the upcoming figures in future waves for the Force Link II or 2.0 Collection?

Could we possibly find out at San Diego Comic Con this year?

3.75" Figures

Star Wars: Solo Toy Collection (Force Link II Collection) (2018-2019)

Star Wars (Solo)

Chewbacca (Heist on the Conveyex or Vandor)
Elthree (L3-37 - Lando Calrissian’s Custom Piloting Droid)
Han Solo (Heist on the Conveyex or Vandor)
Han Solo (Imperial Mudtrooper or Swamp Trooper’s Armor)
Imperial Mudtrooper‘s or Swamp Trooper (Galactic Empire)
Imperial Patrol Driver, Stormtrooper or Trooper (Galactic Empire)
Imperial Stormtrooper (Officer) (Galactic Empire)
Qi’Ra (Kessel Run Gear or Outfit)
Quay Tolsite (Pyke Syndicate’s Capo) (Kessel Run)
Rio Durant (Ardennian Pilot, Heist on the Conveyex or Vandor)
Tobias Beckett (Imperial Officer‘s Disguise)
Val (Vandor Gear or Outfit)
Weazel (Armored) (Cloud-Rider Pirate Gang’s Lieutenant)

Star Wars V (The Empire Strikes)

Darth Vader (Battle of Hoth)

Star Wars VI (Return of the Jedi)

Emperor’s or Imperial Royal Guard
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit)

Star Wars VIII (The Last Jedi)

Rey (Jedi Training)
Stormtrooper (First Order)
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darby on July 1, 2018, 04:20 PM
I think Yakface has pretty conclusively established they are - great reporting as always by the way. And I'm thrilled, because there's a lot of figure joy here. Very happy the Kessel Qi'ra and Weazel are coming, which are two of my big wants. Four of these will be in the Home Entertainment pack, which I'm guessing are Vandor Han, Vandor Chewie, Kessel Qi'ra and either the Mudtrooper or Patrol Trooper. Bring on more. Glad to see more aliens and weirdness in the line.

Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Muftak on July 1, 2018, 05:25 PM
If those are all the figures we're working with, my guess for the 4-pack would be the 4 Vandor figures--Han, Chewie, Val, and Rio. And that's okay with me if they are all unique enough.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jesse James on July 1, 2018, 09:31 PM
What’s darby said...  that stuff was all posted with the Force Link update as per  Yakface and Jayson.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Rob on July 2, 2018, 03:36 PM
No Dryden Voss in the list yet?
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jayson on July 2, 2018, 03:50 PM
Not yet.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Nicklab on July 6, 2018, 08:57 AM
No Dryden Voss in the list yet?

You have to think that the role being re-cast may have delayed any kind of a Dryden Voss figure.  Paul Bettany took over the role around 9 or 10 months before the film was released.  Lead time on a figure is generally 1 year+.  I think that he'll get done at some point.  But Hasbro has yet to officially reveal the figures that wound up leaking via the Force Link gauntlet and app.  Those will probably get unveiled at SDCC, and maybe we'll get a look at a Dryden figure around Toy Fair 2019.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jeff on July 6, 2018, 03:30 PM
I'm thrilled, because there's a lot of figure joy here.

Me: "Oh man, lots of great stuff showing up in the app, can't wait to see what's coming next in the basic figure line"

*looks at Robot Kingdom Wave 3 case pack listing (http://www.robotkingdom.com/just-listed-items/week-27-02nd-july-2018/e0323as02.html)*

SW E5 SWU PRINCESS LEIA HOTH
SW E5 SWU DARTH VADER
SW SWU E8 KYLO REN
SW E8 SWU REY JEDI TRAINING
SW E6 SWU LUKE SKYWALKER
SW SWU E8 STORMTROOPER

(https://jedidefender.com/jsmentek/huh.gif) 

Oh yeah, that's right - forgot about all those rumors that said wave 3 would be Solo-free and just lame repacks.   :'(
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darby on July 6, 2018, 04:35 PM
(https://nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/captain-america-psa.jpg) 

So. You thought we were getting new figures this fall.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Muftak on July 6, 2018, 05:28 PM
I'm thrilled, because there's a lot of figure joy here.

Me: "Oh man, lots of great stuff showing up in the app, can't wait to see what's coming next in the basic figure line"

*looks at Robot Kingdom Wave 3 case pack listing (http://www.robotkingdom.com/just-listed-items/week-27-02nd-july-2018/e0323as02.html)*

SW E5 SWU PRINCESS LEIA HOTH
SW E5 SWU DARTH VADER
SW SWU E8 KYLO REN
SW E8 SWU REY JEDI TRAINING
SW E6 SWU LUKE SKYWALKER
SW SWU E8 STORMTROOPER

(https://jedidefender.com/jsmentek/huh.gif) 

Oh yeah, that's right - forgot about all those rumors that said wave 3 would be Solo-free and just lame repacks.   :'(

Don't worry, most of those will sell...

...at Christmas.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Scockery on July 6, 2018, 09:38 PM
I'm thrilled, because there's a lot of figure joy here.

Me: "Oh man, lots of great stuff showing up in the app, can't wait to see what's coming next in the basic figure line"

*looks at Robot Kingdom Wave 3 case pack listing (http://www.robotkingdom.com/just-listed-items/week-27-02nd-july-2018/e0323as02.html)*

SW E5 SWU PRINCESS LEIA HOTH
SW E5 SWU DARTH VADER
SW SWU E8 KYLO REN
SW E8 SWU REY JEDI TRAINING
SW E6 SWU LUKE SKYWALKER
SW SWU E8 STORMTROOPER

(https://jedidefender.com/jsmentek/huh.gif) 

Oh yeah, that's right - forgot about all those rumors that said wave 3 would be Solo-free and just lame repacks.   :'(

Don't worry, most of those will sell...

...at Christmas.

At Five Below.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jeff on July 20, 2018, 05:11 PM
Fresh reveals from the panel - I'll gladly buy them all.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dik3FPHUwAA1hZG.jpg)
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: CorranHorn on July 20, 2018, 05:25 PM
Great looking bunch of figures for the basic line. Just need Dryden Vos and his kitty henchman and we have every main character wrapped up
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darby on July 20, 2018, 05:29 PM
Even though I knew all of those were coming, that slide might have been favorite of the panel.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jesse James on July 20, 2018, 05:38 PM
I'm in on all of them.  Of course, I'd prefer and would've bought them all 2-3x over if they were TVC, but I'll take what I can get I guess.  :(
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jeff on July 21, 2018, 01:43 AM
Wave 4 Press Pics:

(https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/Solo_-_3.75-inch/Basic_Figures/tn_hasbro_solo_375inch_basic_wave03_beckett.jpg) (https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/Solo_-_3.75-inch/Basic_Figures/hasbro_solo_375inch_basic_wave03_beckett.jpg) (https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/Solo_-_3.75-inch/Basic_Figures/tn_hasbro_solo_375inch_basic_wave03_val.jpg) (https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/Solo_-_3.75-inch/Basic_Figures/hasbro_solo_375inch_basic_wave03_val.jpg) (https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/Solo_-_3.75-inch/Basic_Figures/tn_hasbro_solo_375inch_basic_wave03_rio.jpg) (https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/Solo_-_3.75-inch/Basic_Figures/hasbro_solo_375inch_basic_wave03_rio.jpg) (https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/Solo_-_3.75-inch/Basic_Figures/tn_hasbro_solo_375inch_basic_wave03_mudhan.jpg) (https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/Solo_-_3.75-inch/Basic_Figures/hasbro_solo_375inch_basic_wave03_mudhan.jpg) (https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/Solo_-_3.75-inch/Basic_Figures/tn_hasbro_solo_375inch_basic_wave03_l337.jpg) (https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/Solo_-_3.75-inch/Basic_Figures/hasbro_solo_375inch_basic_wave03_l337.jpg) (https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/Solo_-_3.75-inch/Basic_Figures/tn_hasbro_solo_375inch_basic_wave03_quay.jpg) (https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/Solo_-_3.75-inch/Basic_Figures/hasbro_solo_375inch_basic_wave03_quay.jpg)
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: McMetal on July 21, 2018, 10:32 AM
Nice! I may have to get a few Pikes for my CW display.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jesse James on July 21, 2018, 07:00 PM
L3 and Tobias are my favs...  I really think Tobias looks great though.  Val looks good too but not as nice as her 6" figure looks.  I really loved Solo and the characters so I'm glad to see Hasbro step up to get them ALL made at least.  I wish this was one multi-pack to ease finding them all.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jeff on July 21, 2018, 08:47 PM
I really loved Solo and the characters so I'm glad to see Hasbro step up to get them ALL made at least. 

Same.  TVC would be GREAT, but at least we're getting the main crew.  Dryden is probably gonna take a while since he was recast later in the game and that probably delayed his figure some. 
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Ben on July 22, 2018, 01:11 AM
Some great looking figures there. Glad they’re releasing them, but wonder if they’ll end up EE exclusives.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jeff on July 27, 2018, 04:06 PM
*looks at Robot Kingdom Wave 3 case pack listing (http://www.robotkingdom.com/just-listed-items/week-27-02nd-july-2018/e0323as02.html)*

SW E5 SWU PRINCESS LEIA HOTH
SW E5 SWU DARTH VADER
SW SWU E8 KYLO REN
SW E8 SWU REY JEDI TRAINING
SW E6 SWU LUKE SKYWALKER
SW SWU E8 STORMTROOPER

Jayson's got pics (http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2018/07/27/new-force-link-2-vader-and-luke-images/) of the Vader and Luke from Wave 3.  Luke is a repack (as was previously rumored).  Vader looks to be an all-new ANH Darth Vader sculpt designed to match up in battle with the 5POA TLJ Ben Kenobi figure they did.  I have zero need for any more Darth Vaders at this point, but it looks really nice and I might actually pick it up.  :-[

I'm waiting on confirmation on that Stormtrooper now.  It's listed as an Ep8 stormie, but Rocket Kingdom and others are showing a loose pic of the "Squad Leader Officer" Stormie in orange (last seen in the Kohl's TLJ 4-pack (https://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php/topic,24605.0.html)).  Might actually buy if it's that one as I don't have that repaint yet...
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darby on July 27, 2018, 04:19 PM
I'd also love if the Trooper is the officer.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: nyknight1313 on July 28, 2018, 09:55 PM
According to Walmart.com it shows images of a First Order Stormtrooper Officer with what I believe is Red Pauldron is coming in Wave 3 of the Force Link 2.0 or Solo A Star Wars Story Collection. It has both a carded and loose image.

It looks like Wave 3 will consist of the following:

Darth Vader (Death Star Duel) (ANH)
Kylo Ren (Masked or Master of the Knights of Ren) (TLJ) (Repack from Wave 2)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit) (ROTJ)
Princess Leia (Hoth Outfit) (TESB) (Repack from Wave 2)
Rey (Jedi Training) (TLJ)
Stormtrooper Officer (First Order) (Red Pauldron) (TLJ)
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jeff on July 28, 2018, 11:40 PM
I'm waiting on confirmation on that Stormtrooper now.  It's listed as an Ep8 stormie, but Rocket Kingdom and others are showing a loose pic of the "Squad Leader Officer" Stormie in orange (last seen in the Kohl's TLJ 4-pack (https://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php/topic,24605.0.html)).  Might actually buy if it's that one as I don't have that repaint yet...

Glad to see it confirmed (http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2018/07/28/new-force-link-rey-and-stormtrooper-officer-images-and-codes/) as the Stormie Squad Officer from the Kohl's pack.  Glad I never bought that set just for him.

Funny - when this wave was first rumored, I wanted none of it.  Now, seeing it's not just all repacks, I'll probably pick up that new Vader and Stormtrooper Officer repaint. *shrug* Got me again, Hasbro.  :-[
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Nicklab on July 29, 2018, 05:38 PM
That's cool about the Stormtrooper.  When I first saw the images, I wasn't sure if it was a reissue of the Stormtrooper Officer from the TFA line.  But I guess the pauldron is the distinguishing feature here.  I passed on the Kohl's set, too.  I just couldn't go there at that price for 3 reissues and 1 new figure.

With Vader?  I'm really on the fence.  If they include some cool sound clips in the Force Link 2.0 tech I may bite.  But that ROGUE ONE sculpt seemed like such a step backwards in terms of sculpting and articulation.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: McMetal on August 1, 2018, 02:40 PM
I saw the new wave at Walmart yesterday over lunch. Nothing I was interested in though, and they didn't have the new 2-packs.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jesse James on August 1, 2018, 11:48 PM
I got the stormie for myself and immediately swapped his gear to an SA Trooper and he looks amazing.

The others?  Meh.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jeff on August 8, 2018, 10:53 AM
Wave 3 pre-orders up at site sponsor EE:

Case of 12 (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/star-wars-solo-force-link-3-34inch-action-figures-wave-3/hse0323c?id=JE-405087801) - $99.99 with free US shipping
2x ANH Darth Vader  [NEW]
2x ESB Princess Leia Organa (Hoth)  {wave 2 carry-forward}
2x ROTJ Luke Skywalker {from Target ROTJ 3-Pack}
2x TLJ Rey (Jedi Training) [TLJ repack]
2x TLJ Kylo Ren  {wave 2 carry-forward}
2x TLJ First Order Stormtrooper Officer {from Kohl's TLJ 4-Pack}

Set of 6 (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/star-wars-solo-force-link-3-34inch-action-figures-wave-3/hse0323cc?id=JE-405087801) - $49.99
1x ANH Darth Vader  [NEW]
1x ESB Princess Leia Organa (Hoth)  {wave 2 carry-forward}
1x ROTJ Luke Skywalker {from Target ROTJ 3-Pack}
1x TLJ Rey (Jedi Training) [TLJ repack]
1x TLJ Kylo Ren  {wave 2 carry-forward}
1x TLJ First Order Stormtrooper Officer {from Kohl's TLJ 4-Pack}

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Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Dave on August 8, 2018, 11:10 AM
Yuck.  I'd forgotten what a crappy assortment this is with no new figures from Solo, or new characters at all.  At least its mostly decent core characters. 

Hopefully these don't clog the pegs for too long so we can move on to Wave 4.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jeff on August 8, 2018, 11:57 AM
Yuck.  I'd forgotten what a crappy assortment this is with no new figures from Solo, or new characters at all.

Some smaller on-line shops are soliciting a different Wave 3 case that has Solo figures, including the mysterious "Hades Joker 1" that no one has been able to decode yet.

I'm not sure if it's a Wave 3 revision case or if this is the Wave 4 case mis-labeled as Wave 3?

2x SW E5 SWU DARTH VADER
1x SW E8 REY
1x SW S2 SWU HADES JOKER 1
2x SW S2 IMPERIAL PATROL TROOPER
2x SW S2 TOBIAS BECKETT
2x SW S2 QUAY TOLSITE
2x SW S2 HAN MUDTROOPER
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: McMetal on August 8, 2018, 01:19 PM
Now that's a case assortment!
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jeff on August 8, 2018, 01:49 PM
Did a little digging and found the Wave 4 assortment on EE's site - not up for pre-order yet though:

Star Wars Solo Force Link 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Wave 4 (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/star-wars-solo-force-link-3-34inch-action-figures-wave-4/hse0323d?id=JE-405087801)
2x Rio Durant
2x Royal Guard
2x L3-37
2x Val
2x Tobias Beckett
1x Quay Tolsite
1x Han Solo (Mudtrooper)
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jesse James on August 8, 2018, 07:53 PM
Not a bad case. 🤔
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darby on August 9, 2018, 05:51 PM
I got the Vader at Wally today and I have too many Vaders but this is a very impressive piece. Great companion to the Obi-Wan from a few months ago. Vader has a ball jointed head and swivel wrists. He can do some good poses.

I've seen some griping around (imagine that) about this wave. There won't be a trace of these left come Christmas. All of these characters sell down, especially Vader and the troopers. Hoth Leia is a great figure a lot of people are still catching up on.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 10, 2018, 07:53 AM
I got the Vader at Wally today and I have too many Vaders but this is a very impressive piece. Great companion to the Obi-Wan from a few months ago. Vader has a ball jointed head and swivel wrists. He can do some good poses.


I was under the impression that this Darth Vader was a reissue of the ROGUE ONE version, but now with the Force Link 2.0.  Is that not the case?
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darby on August 10, 2018, 10:16 AM
He's brand new. I also thought he was a reissue, but he's 100% a new sculpt. Worth it if you're a Vader fan or like me, your thousand other Vaders are in a box somewhere.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 10, 2018, 10:20 AM
Interesting.  I'm going to have to try finding it in that case.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Rob on September 5, 2018, 11:48 AM
Back to this repack with Force Link 2.0 business...

I bought the K-2SO for the paint variation... Luke and Snoke and Kylo Ren I've passed on so far.

My understanding is that Snoke is the same as the BB8 Playset but with Forcelink 2.0, Luke is the same as the previous one but also with the update.

Is Kylo Ren the same as any of the past iterations (aside from the Forcelink 2.0)?

I'm trying to figure out if just the new chip is enough of a variation to bother with...
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jeff on September 5, 2018, 12:42 PM
Is Kylo Ren the same as any of the past iterations (aside from the Forcelink 2.0)?

Kylo is the figure/sculpt that came with the TLJ ForceLink 1.0 set.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Nicklab on September 11, 2018, 08:19 AM
I have to wonder if we're going to see this in the SOLO line look, but I saw Yakface report yesterday (http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2018/09/10/rumor-report-3-75-star-wars-resistance-figures/) that several figures from 'RESISTANCE' are on the way, including:
Kazuda Xiono
Torra Doza
Von Kreeg
First Order Stormtrooper
Synara
Commander Pyre (red First Order Pilot?)

Considering the way Hasbro approached figures for both Clone Wars and Rebels?  I think these figures are going to be stylized like previous ones from past animated series.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 10, 2018, 12:33 PM
Within the last hour, Tunghori just listed the wave 4 figures. Hopefully that means a retail appearance soon.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Nicklab on October 10, 2018, 05:27 PM
It was tempting to see those in Tunghori's store.  Beckett looked pretty good!  And based on them turning up there, I would think that these will probably show up in the usual U.S. retail chain around the beginning of November.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 13, 2018, 02:25 PM
There's at least 7 new figures in that wave 4 case, maybe 8. I'm hope a full case purchase will make sense.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Nicklab on October 15, 2018, 08:56 PM
Wave 4 has turned up at Walmart stores in the Northeast according to a RS post.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Ben on October 27, 2018, 05:21 AM
Grabbed this whole wave except Quay and the Mudtrooper Han tonight. Great batch of figures, but kind of wondering why they weren’t out day one.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Muftak on October 27, 2018, 09:34 AM
Great batch of figures, but kind of wondering why they weren’t out day one.

I would chalk it up to Hasbro's lead times and the abbreviated gap between Solo and VIII. Had Solo been a December release movie with a September merch street date, these would have been that wave that hits right when the movie comes out, while the earlier waves would have been the "Force Friday" waves.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darby on October 27, 2018, 09:51 PM
The other culprit is Infinity War. Disney and Hasbro's focus was on that in spring/summer, and I imagine there was some negotiating of priorities. I don't mind Hasbro is playing catch up around the home entertainment release at all, and really I just hope they keep up with offerings from Solo. This the most fun I've had collecting of the new films so far.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 1, 2018, 01:18 PM
The other culprit is Infinity War.

Exactly. I know for a fact that Disney Execs had to be reminded that if TFA and CA: Civil War were both released in May, they'd be competing with themselves. I have no idea why they changed their minds with Solo.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Rob on November 1, 2018, 06:00 PM
Is the carded Mimban Han Solo the exact same thing as the one in the multi-pack?
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 1, 2018, 11:58 PM
Is the carded Mimban Han Solo the exact same thing as the one in the multi-pack?

Looks like it to me Rob.

I have both, but only the 6-pack one open, I have the one carded version that I've found so far still MOC. I gave up hitting my local Walmarts in hopes of finding this wave and just went in on a case from EE, so I should have one of the carded release opened to compare soon (my wave 4 case just shipped)
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Rob on December 26, 2018, 11:39 PM
Not sure how long they’ll last but I just managed to order most of the new Solo wave off of HTS. 
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 29, 2018, 01:24 PM
Target is clearancing both Solo and Last Jedi Figs. First stage clearance, but underway none-the-less.

EDIT

...and I see this has been mentioned in the discount thread.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Nicklab on January 1, 2019, 08:13 PM
This isn't related so much to the TLJ or SOLO basic figure lines so much as it is the ENTIRE 3.75" figure line.  Since the movie line for Episode 9 does not launch until October, are we going to get any new figures from across the saga?  The sequel films, Rogue One and Solo all seem like there are some significant gaps that could be filled in with some new characters or alternate versions of characters that have already been made. 

Clearly, this conversation isn't happening in a vacuum.  There seems to be something of a line for the RESISTANCE animated show.  Will it grow beyond this initial wave and the 2-packs?  The Galaxy of Adventures line seems like the return of Saga Legends, but how deep is Hasbro going to go on this?  And The Vintage Collection will have a decent run, but won't be shipping a wave per month like other 3.75" figure lines like in the old days.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Rob on January 1, 2019, 11:31 PM
Target is clearancing both Solo and Last Jedi Figs. First stage clearance, but underway none-the-less.

EDIT

...and I see this has been mentioned in the discount thread.

That’s awesome if I want two dozen Rose or Hux figures.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 2, 2019, 11:46 AM
Target is clearancing both Solo and Last Jedi Figs. First stage clearance, but underway none-the-less.

EDIT

...and I see this has been mentioned in the discount thread.

That’s awesome if I want two dozen Rose or Hux figures.

You don't?
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Rob on January 2, 2019, 11:47 AM
You don't?

Well I already have two dozen Rose and Hux figures.  What would I do with 4 dozen?!
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 2, 2019, 03:54 PM
Twice as much as two dozen?  :D



I'll show myself out.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Nicklab on January 2, 2019, 04:13 PM
I guess there may be a limit to how many sneering First Order officers one can have.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jesse James on January 2, 2019, 08:09 PM
Fun facts about Hux I’ve seen literally nobody point out...

1) he has a mousedroid you can use anywhere...  ok everyone knows that one sorry.

2) his head is the ubiquitous army builder sized ball so he fits Rebel pilots, Hoth rebs and some other neck balls decently.  He’s kinda generic looking too.

3) His coat has lines on the back cut to match the seams of his sleeves but did you know the coat is removable and those same seams are cut on the back of the figure with no gaps at the arm joint?  IE: Hasbro intentionally made a Hux whose coat is removable if you wanted (I don’t think anyone noticed or cared to point it out really?🤷‍♂️).

4) Hux’s trench coat very nicely fits onto at least the old 2007 Death Star Trooper making a great coat clad black uniform imperial if you fancy something with some Rogue One/Solo imperial flare to it.  Look neat with your Mimban Troopers imho.

5) TFA’s Hux head with hat swaps to TLJ Hux nicely so you can have Hux with hat on too both with and without his coat.

His one ****** drawback is still no holster and he has one because he goes for his blaster when he thinks he could kill Kylo...  kind of a bummer.

I have many Hux and will pick more up for the heads coats and droid.  I’m easy. 😕
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Muftak on January 3, 2019, 12:16 AM
That is some serious Hux love, Jesse!

I'll add a Hux fact...to my credit/shame I put Hux's coat on a Bala Tik figure and it looks pretty good.

(Now you can buy another Rathtar on clearance too!)
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jesse James on January 3, 2019, 01:09 AM
Hmmm that may be a good bala tik update to try.

I was amazed Hasbro seemed to intentionally make his coat removable but I honestly didn’t see anyone anywhere mention it.  I don’t really read reviews much though, but the only one who I think would’ve caught it is Jayson.  It’s subtle but it sure seems intentional to me since the arms don’t leave a gap when the coat is off.  It’s like it was never there. 

And it does look oddly cool on some imperials...  I haven’t tried it on all black suited imps yet but the 30AC Death Star Trooper was pretty flawless looking with it.  I slapped an extra officers hat on him and he was out the door as a colder weather Trooper Officer hangin out and being kinda useless.

My point remains though, Hux is the overlooked gem of the TLJ line.  If I were casting still I’d whip up some heads for those now useless black FO Officer bodies I have lying around.  He’s my new ASP-7 maybe. 🤔
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Nicklab on January 3, 2019, 12:13 PM
I picked up an extra TLJ Hux because I saw some army building potential.  The removable coat is a very nice feature and I'm glad to hear about the shoulders.

And a mouse droid is always gravy in my book too, Matt!
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Phrubruh on January 29, 2019, 05:24 PM
Picked up L3-37, Val, Rio and Solo (mimban) from Hasbro Toy Shop of Ebay for $7.99 each. I think they still have them.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Jesse James on January 29, 2019, 05:34 PM
Yeah I got those too, to attempt a custom of them so they’re nice.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Dave on July 2, 2019, 09:55 AM
Finally found a reasonable price for Quay Tolsite online - I never was able to get this figure online and never saw the wave in stores.  $15 on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Force-Tolsite-Figure/dp/B075LNDN9Z/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1XZL3O4O8UYV0&keywords=quay+tolsite&qid=1562075663&s=gateway&sprefix=quay+tolsi%2Caps%2C139&sr=8-1) isn't too bad.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: McMetal on July 2, 2019, 03:54 PM
Finally found a reasonable price for Quay Tolsite online - I never was able to get this figure online and never saw the wave in stores.  $15 on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Force-Tolsite-Figure/dp/B075LNDN9Z/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1XZL3O4O8UYV0&keywords=quay+tolsite&qid=1562075663&s=gateway&sprefix=quay+tolsi%2Caps%2C139&sr=8-1) isn't too bad.

Was just wondering aloud the other day whether I would ever own one of these...so tempting.
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: CorranHorn on July 2, 2019, 06:17 PM
Quay was a blink and you miss it on Target.com

Keep an eye out at Ross stores if you have them, a while back they got this wave in. It came and went but ya never know what might show up
Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: Rob on July 24, 2019, 04:11 PM
If anyone still needs Quay Tolsite, there's a few on Amazon for $12.

https://smile.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Force-Tolsite-Figure/dp/B075LNDN9Z/ref=pd_lutyp_crty_cxhsh_1_6/134-5017190-4738266

Title: Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
Post by: McMetal on July 24, 2019, 06:37 PM
If anyone still needs Quay Tolsite, there's a few on Amazon for $12.

https://smile.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Force-Tolsite-Figure/dp/B075LNDN9Z/ref=pd_lutyp_crty_cxhsh_1_6/134-5017190-4738266

It’s said “Temporarily Sold Out” for over a month now, I check every other day. 😞