Triple Force Friday Press Release Guide

With a week to go until Triple Force Friday and the launch of all of the merchandise for the final film in the Skywalker Saga, on their official YouTube channel hosted a star-studded reveal of new product from Hasbro, LEGO, Disney, and Funko. What followed was an avalanche of press releases and photos. To help you process everything more efficiently we will link to each of the different press releases below to help you plan your course of attack for next week's Triple Force Friday. Inspired by a trio of Star Wars entertainment including Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and The Mandalorian, we’re thrilled to share a wide range of exciting reveals from classic Hasbro Star Wars product lines including The Black Series, The Vintage [...]

Triple Force Friday Gobal Reveal Event

In anticipation of Triple Force Friday, Lucasfilm will be hosting a Livestream event to unbox and reveal new products and merchandise from The Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The event kicks off this Thursday on YouTube and will begin the countdown to Triple Force Friday on October 4th. Lucasfilm has provided us the official press release below: Star Wars Talent Join Forces to Count Down to Triple Force Friday Fans Around the World Invited to Tune in to Epic Livestream from Pinewood Studios for First Look at New Products for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” “The Mandalorian” and “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano and More to Reveal New Star Wars Products [...]

By |2019-09-24T22:30:16-07:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: The Rise of Skywalker|Tags: |

Press Release – Skywalker Strikes Con Exclusive

Today, Hasbro has provided us with a brand new reveal featuring this year's international convention exclusive: Luke Skywalker (Skywalker Strikes). This new 6" Black Series figure includes additional accessories that are sourced not only from A New Hope but also from recent Marvel Comics. This exclusive will "be available at key conventions this Fall including MCM London Comic-Con, Paris Comic-Con, Lucca Comics & Games, Salon Manga Barcelona, and Madrid Comic-Con (in limited quantities, while supplies last)". Hasbro is continuing Lucasfilm/Disney's focus on Luke Skywalker for focus of their Episode IX campaign. Lots of companies (Hasbro included) are releasing product under the title "Skywalker Saga". And while one could debate which Skywalker, Luke or Anakin, is truly the basis of the Saga, Luke appears to be the [...]

By |2019-09-23T13:44:48-07:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: A New Hope, The Black Series, The Rise of Skywalker|

Another Super7 Star Wars Tribute Figure

At this past San Diego Comic-Con, Super7, maker of Reaction 3 3/4" figures, released their follow-up to last year's Space Wars Headhammer figure. At the mega-convention, Robot "Maria" from the 1927 black and white sci-fi film Metropolis made her debut on a Star Wars: The Power of the Force tribute card.  While the films have no connection to each other, a connection concerning the character of Maria can obviously be made. She was the inspiration George Lucas and company used with creating our favorite protocol droid. To honor this connection, Super7 not only made a 3 3/4" figure of her on a POTF cardback with coin but they managed to make her in a way that even Hasbro claims to not be able to; she's vac metalized. [...]

By |2019-09-18T21:30:26-07:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: SDCC|Tags: , |

The Future of 3 3/4″ Figures?

Anyone who follows us on social media or has heard Jake Stevens on any of his podcast appearances of late knows we have great concern about the future of the 3 ¾” line. With no confirmation of a The Rise of Skywalker line from Hasbro, early leaks of a new 5” Galaxy of Adventures line based on Episode IV, poor sales of non-Vintage Collection toys and the continued popularity of the 6” Black Series line, we are confident our pessimism is not unfounded. So where exactly does this leave us and those like lifelong 3 ¾” collector Jake? If you ask Mr. Stevens, he will tell you he feels like he has been dumped after 41 years. Like an unwanted break-up that has long been seen coming [...]

By |2019-09-16T22:50:42-07:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Action Figure Charts, The Black Series, The Rise of Skywalker, The Vintage Collection|Tags: |

Hasbro’s New Scale – A Hyperreal Review

Thanks to our friends at Hasbro, this weekend we received the new Hyperreal 8" Darth Vader figure. This is the inaugural figure of a new scale within The Black Series and it is only fitting that it begins with the focus of the entire Saga, Lord Vader. We also received the following press release and images: STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES HYPERREAL 8-INCH DARTH VADER Figure (HASBRO/Age: Adult/Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/Available: Fall 2019) Featuring super realistic detailing and articulation, along with an exterior skin and interior skeletal structure for seamless posing, STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES HYPERREAL figures let fans recreate galactic scenes with a faithfulness to the STAR WARS entertainment that includes the STAR WARS comics, movies, and animated series. The entertainment-inspired STAR WARS [...]

By |2019-09-15T11:04:58-07:00September 14th, 2019|Categories: The Black Series|Tags: |

The Sandcrawler Episode #81 – Afternoon Drinking

On this episode of The Sandcrawler, Dengar Dan finally has one too many and slides into near madness when it comes to redefining The Power of the Force 2 figures while Mike Tarkin cannibalizes Jawas and guest host Jake Stevens throws yet another fit about the use of inaccurate vintage Kenner images. Tune in and join the fun on Episode #81! On this week's show, Jake Stevens returns as we take a look at new news ahead of Triple Force Friday, The Mandalorian in Entertainment Weekly, when Black Series is white and new finds in I Wanted Everything. We also take a deep dive into Power of the Force promo stickers and Dan makes his case for POTF2 to be called vintage. All this and [...]

By |2019-09-10T22:25:48-07:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: The Power of the Force 2|Tags: , |

Prototype Edition Vader Variants

  Yesterday, our order from finally shipped to store and we were able to get our hands on a few Retro Collection Darth Vader (Prototype Edition) figures. This figure debuted at San Diego Comic-Con and was sold exclusively at the Entertainment Earth booth despite being a Target exclusive figure. had them in stock very briefly at the end of the August and just this week some brick-and-mortar stores in the country received some cases. Nevertheless, the figure has not shown up in great quantities much like the rest of the Retro Collection itself. Now so far today, there have been 18 different versions of the Prototype Vader due to its different color parts. If one was going by the color of the head, [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:22:56-07:00September 8th, 2019|Categories: Retro Collection, The Vintage Collection|Tags: |

Sith Trooper Pre-Order

Hasbro has sent word that the Sith Trooper, from the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker, is now available for pre-order at many online retailers. This release which is techically a sneak peek figure will be a figure in the next new wave of Black Series figures. The next wave is expected to hit retail on Triple Force Friday on October 4th. This figure is numbered #92 and picks up just a few figures after where the last wave ended. It can currently be pre-ordered at each of the following: Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, Big Bad Toy Store, and Dorkside Toys. Hasbro's Sith Trooper press release is as follows: STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH SITH TROOPER Figure (HASBRO/Ages 4 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2019) Fans and collectors can [...]

By |2019-09-05T23:15:32-07:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: The Black Series, The Rise of Skywalker|

4th Anniversary of the 1st #ForceFriday

While today we are exactly one month away from Triple Force Friday, today is also the 4th anniversary of the very first #ForceFriday. September 4th, 2015 was the official release of The Force Awakens merchandise. The build up to the event was on par with The Phantom Menace back in May of 1999! The current form of #ForceFriday began 4-years-ago but the idea behind it began in 1999 with Toys 'R' Us's Midnight Madness. To date, there have been the following celebrations of new movie merch: Midnight Madness May 1999 - The Phantom Menace May 2002 - Attack of the Clones April  2005 - Revenge of the Sith August 2008 - The Clone Wars #ForceFriday September 2015 - The Force Awakens #RogueFriday September 2016 - [...]

By |2019-09-04T14:08:01-07:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: The Force Awakens, The Rise of Skywalker|Tags: , , |
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