Lots of Star Wars today, weird. Earlier in the month we celebrated May The 4th, the unofficial official Star Wars Day. Hasbro was kind enough to send along a promo box with a sample of items on or hitting the market. I was unable to take some shots and share it out then, so let’s take a look today to celebrate two big things happening in the galaxy – Star Wars Celebration and the launch of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+! This is not a detailed review at all, just some quick shots as an excuse to play around with my toys and some overview pics. All of these are available now at retail, so hit our sponsors below or Hasbro Pulse to grab your copies. We’d like to thank Hasbro for sending these through to take a look at!
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May The Fourth Be With You! In celebration of the official / unofficial Star Wars Day I’m dropping a mega Star Wars Black Series gallery. Included inside are over 200 HD images for recent releases, including a couple that are semi fresh (OMG). Catching figures right when they drop, without making it the sole focus of my life has been a pain in the ass lately. It’s lead me to cut back on what I buy, and then even when I do, what I shoot. I’ve been grabbing limited, random Black Series figures for self over the last 6 months or though, and held their photo sets until today. So read on to check out some base and fancy shots for:
— 50th Anniversary Darth Maul
— Clone Wars Asajj Ventress
— Deluxe ROTJ Boba Fett
— Mandalorian Bo-Katan Kryze
— Mandalorian Moff Gideon
— Mandalorian Biker Scout, Speeder Bike and Grogu
— Clone Wars Ahsoka Tano
— ROTJ Endor Luke Skywalker
— ROTJ Endor Han Solo
— ROTJ Endor Princess Leia
Super Micro Review – I dug all these before I bought them, and nothing has changed. Maul is better in hand, really good. Ventress is gangster. Luke photographs well. Bottom line, happy with them all.
Some of these come courtesy of Dorkside Toys. Check them out for all your Star Wars Black Series and Vintage Collection pre-orders!
#MandoMonday #MandoTuesday and we have a look at Hasbro’s Mandalorian themed promotional mailer! Folks in the press and fan sites received this recently, containing a selection of Hasbro’s different products based on the show. Our main focus here is Black Series, and it included mainline Beskar Mando and The Armorer, along with the first batch of Credit Collection figures for Cara Dune, Death Trooper, Heavy Infantry and original armor Mando. Also inside were some new The Vintage Collection 3.75 figures including Carbonized offerings and the mainline Incinerator Trooper and Beskar Mando with Child.
To round it all out, kid friendly Mando items including a themed Monopoly game, kids roleplay Darksaber, Bounty Collection wave 2 and Mission Fleet figures were also inside.
I was working on a shoot for Beskar Mando when this showed up so perfect timing. Read on to check out over 150 shots of all the stuff listed above, with a focus on SWBS6, courtesy of Hasbro PR! We’d like to thank them for sending this through to take a look at.
All of this is out now or will be soon from Hasbro at select retailers, hit our sponsors or your favorite spot to pick them up!
A little catch up today with a look at the Star Wars Black Series Snowspeeder. This is a large vehicle in scale with 6 inch figures that replicates the iconic flyer from The Empire Strikes Back. It comes packed with Luke’s partner (for a minute) Dak Ralter, and has room for Luke to hop in as well. Visually it’s very faithful to source material; it looks great in person and has a high quality feel. It has flaps on the back that open (top and bottom), tow cable, landing gear, and a removeable panel to show it’s inner workings. All in all it’s a great centerpiece item and works great with all the 40th Anniversary Empire figures out this year.
We’ve run the piece for a set – check out 60 HD basic and fancy shots after the break courtesy of Dorkside Toys!
Running a quick set for a fig that dropped a bit ago, and I shot a bit ago, but am just now getting up – Star Wars Black Series The Child – aka Baby Yoda. This tiny guy is packed with pure awesome and even though it showed up 7 months after his Disney+ premiere – he’s still awesome. He’s about the size of a US Quarter, but has an articulated head, arms and feet. He comes packed with his trusty soup cup, space frog and shifter knob. They also pack away in a nice acrylic box so you don’t lose the even smaller accessories. There is actually a running variant with him, the ones showing up now have the robe darker, with only the collar and cuffs showing this lighter tan color. This one is from the first batch though.
Read on to check out 30+ shots courtesy of Dorkside Toys!
May the Fourth Be With You! As we all celebrate Star Wars day today – we have a nice set of photos for the upcoming second wave of Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary figures. This round includes – Luke Skywalker in Hoth pilot gear, Lando Calrissian with new photo real tech, the Tie Fighter Pilot, Hoth Rebel Trooper, and Dagobah R2-D2. It’s a solid set of figures, not straight repaints this time. Of course a big selling point of these are the cardbacks, and they continue to look sharp, I can’t get enough of them.
These came courtesy of Hasbro which sent out an ESB40 themed promotional mailer, including some sweet backdrops! We’ve taken some shots of the mailer, the figures, and done up some fancy shots using those backgrounds. Oh, we also compiled a front facing shot for all the 40th themed cards going back to A New Hope’s offerings from 3 years ago. Read on to check it all out!
The Force is strong today I guess! Hasbro kicked off May The 4th celebrations today via a live stream, we got a slew of new reveals, and I was getting ready to drop a gallery for some of the latest Black Series releases! Today we are looking at some Empire Strikes Back 40th figures – the deluxe scale Imperial Probe Droid, along with the first wave of the Retro Kenner Cardback ESB40 figs.
I tend not to do the Black Series sealed, and I don’t keep boxes or packaging. I open em, run em and display them. These 40th vintage cards though – I’ve been rocking them sealed since the New Hope ones from 2017. And I am happy they are continuing the trend this year for Empire! All are sharp, but the cards themselves are a little thin compared to previous releases. The figures inside are repaints, but Luke and Yoda get Photo Real tech applied to the faces – also done well. We got doubles and busted them open to show differences after the break.
The Probe Droid is sharp – nice and big, a great addition to the line up. Tons of moving joints and parts so you can make it look as creepy as you want with all those arms. The flight stand works perfectly. It’ll display well on the shelves. Had some fun doing Hoth scenes with that one.
All of these are out now, and available at our sponsor Dorkside Toys who was kind enough to send through a set. Hit the links below to grab your copies or the recent pre-orders!
Skywalker has risen! Episode IX is officially in theaters now and to celebrate we are dropping some galleries for the man that started it all back in 77 – Luke Skywalker. There are three recent releases for Luke – Skywalker Strikes which was a convention exclusive and then made it’s way to GameStop, featuring Luke in his post Episode IV ceremony gear / Marvel comics adventure look. This set came with tons of extras like his training remote, blast shield helmet and blaster. The second is Black Series #100 which features the same Skywalker Strikes figure without the accessories but does include the Medal. Lastly there is ROTJ Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. This is his look when showing up to barter with Jabba in Jedi. The figure was a Walmart exclusive, features a blaster, green lightsaber, soft goods cloak and Star Wars Black Series themed foot stand. The face is very well done with the new Photo Real tech, IMO one of the best Luke likenesses yet.
So, to celebrate the end of the Skywalker Saga let’s take a look at some old school Luke after the break. Yavin Luke comes courtesy of Dorkside Toys, check the links below to pick up your figs!
As we work our way towards the end of 2019, the end of the Skywalker Saga, and the end of the Mandalorian season 1 we are running some Star Wars Black Series figure gallery catch up. Today is a look at some figures from The Mandalorian. The base Mando figure was in the Force Friday wave back in October, but there have been several since. Target released a chromed out version of the Mandalorian on Force Friday. IG-11, and a bit later the Heavy Infantry Mandalorain were at Best Buy. And in the Second TROS wave Cara Dune dropped. I’m sure there are many more to come, and I can’t wait. The Mandalorian series has been a welcome surprise showing the Star Wars can still be great, the figures can’t get here fast enough.
So, sit down and watch The Mandalorian Episode 7 and then peep over 85 Pics of the Mando figs after the break! We have a couple more Black Series figures to share later this week so stay tuned!
The Rise of Skywalker is almost here, and this week we’ll be posting some catch up galleries for recent Star Wars Black Series figures. First up today are two exclusive C-3PO team up releases. The Target exclusive Rise of Skywalker C-3PO with Babu Frik is available now in stores. The second is the recently released Amazon exclusive Chewbacca and C-3PO set from their Empire Strikes Back appearance.
The Target TRoS figure features Chewbacca’s shoulder bag and gun, along with the little guy from the trailers fixing 3PO’s head – Babu Frik. Big fan of that guy’s name :). 3PO isn’t just a repaint, he has some new features – his head plate comes off the back exposing wires for Mr. Frik to mess around with. He also has color change eyes to red, again from the trailers. The tech for that works well, if you make the eyes cold they go red really quickly. An ice cube or bag of veggies does the trick. After that 3PO features a nice metallic sheen slightly different from past releases but it works. Babu has arm articulation at the shoulder and a flip up visor.
The Amazon Empire set is also solid. Chewbacca’s body is the same but features a new headsculpt not yelling, and is a tad sharper than previous releases. Really captures the Wookie’s on-screen appearance. Color blocking is similar to the first release with some variation, overall on par. He doesn’t come with his bow gun, but rather a blaster you’d get with a Stormtrooper. The star is the backpack and 3PO though. The netting pack works well, elastic band slips under Chewey’s head fur and you can barely see it. 3PO breaks down so all his limbs detach and you get some wire cappers for each joint. All in all it’s a perfectly executed set, I have no complaints.
Read on to check out images for both sets after the break, and stay tuned all week as we catch up on some more Star Wars Black Series!
- Chewbacca and C 3PO: imagine the cookie Warrior making a hasty escape from the Empire in the cloud city of Bespin with the protocol droid strapped to his back, after was blasted to pieces