Hot Toys First Order Stormtrooper and Stormtrooper Officer

Hot Toys FO Stormtrooper Officer 2-pack

With the holiday last week and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, we missed the new Hot Toys announcement for their First Order Stormtrooper and Stormtrooper Officer.

The new figures will be offered as a 2-pack which will include an exclusive mouse droid. The Stormtrooper Officer features a blaster rifle, binoculars, and red pauldron while the Stormtrooper includes a rifle and pistol.  The set will include several pairs of interchangeable hands and stands with the First Order symbol.

The Stormtrooper Officer will come with the same accessories available in the 2-pack.

Additional photos of the Officer and the 2-pack can be found on the Hot Toys website.

Hot Toys Offers Copper Chrome Stormtrooper

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Published on: November 25, 2015

Hot Toys Copper Chrome Stormtrooper

Hot Toys is showing off a Copper Chrome Stormtrooper that will be available as an Asia Market Exclusive.  Additional photos and info can be found on the Hot Toys Facebook page.

We don’t think it’s been confirmed yet that Sideshow will have these but keep an eye on their website.

Gentle Giant First Order Stormtrooper Mini Bust

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Published on: November 20, 2015

Gentle Giant First Order Stormtrooper Bust

Gentle Giant has finally shown off the first new bust for The Force Awakens and it’s the First Order Stormtrooper.  The bust is $120.00 directly from Gentle Giant and is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016.

Pre-order Ralph McQuarrie Artist Concept Boba Fett Statue

Sideshow Concept Artist Series Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett

Sideshow announced their new Boba Fett Ralph McQuarrie Artist Concept Series statue earlier in the week and now pre-orders are open.

There are two editions available with the Sideshow exclusive including an extra portrait of the classic “T” visor which is more in line with the final helmet design seen in the films.

Both the regular and exclusive editions are $424.99 with the payment plan available. Both releases have a $42.50 non-refundable deposit due at the time of order. The statues are slated to be released between October and December 2016.

Kotobukiya The Force Awakens ARTFX+ Droid 3-pack Pre-order

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Published on: November 18, 2015

Kotobukia TFA ARTFX R2-D2 C-3PO BB-8

We saw the prototypes at New York Comic Con and now Kotobukiya is offering pre-orders for their new The Force Awakens droids 3-pack featuring BB-8, R2-D2, and C-3PO.

The MSRP on the set, from is $109.99 but their pre-order is only $99.99 as of this writing. The estimated release for this set is July 2016.

Takara Expands Their Metal Figure Collection

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Published on: November 18, 2015

Takara is expanding their Metal Figure Collection with The Force Awakens characters and a couple fan favorites from both the Prequel and Original Trilogies.

From The Force Awakens are Kylo Ren, First Order Stormtrooper, BB-8, Captain Phasma, and Rey.  There’s a new Chewbacca figure but the listing doesn’t specify if he’s from TFA or the OT. More clear are the Phase I Clone Trooper and Darth Maul from The Phantom Menace and Boba Fett from The Empire Strikes Back.

BigBadToyStore has all of the new releases available for pre-order at $11.99 each as well as having the previous releases; Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, R2-D2, C-3PO, Yoda, and Luke Skywalker.

Build Poe’s X-Wing Mini Lego Model at Toys-R-Us This Saturay

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Published on: November 13, 2015

Lego TRU Poe X-Wing

Build Poe Dameron’s X-Wing starfighter this Saturday at the Toys-R-Us Lego building event.  From noon until 2:00, you can stop into your local Toys-R-Us store and build the mini X-Wing starfighter for free.

13th Annual PSWCS Toy Drive – November 22, 2015

13th Annual PSWCS Toy Drive

PSWCS 2014 Toy DriveThe Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society, in conjunction with, will be holding their annual toy drive to benefit Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion.  This year’s drive will be held at Toy & Comic Heaven (1841 Norristown Rd, Maple Glen, PA 19002) on Sunday, November 22nd starting at 11:00 am.

Garrison Carida serves Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia by participating in charity and non-profit events with a focus on children, including visits to hospitals. During these events the donated toys will be handed out, free of charge, to children in attendance. For more information and a list of upcoming events, please see Garrison Carida’s website at

If you would like to donate, please bring a new, unopened, and unwrapped Star Wars toy to Toy & Comic Heaven on November 22nd. Garrison Carida cannot accept role play toys (lightsabers, blasters, etc).  If you are unable to attend or would like to make a monetary donation, please email the treasurer at

About the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society

The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society was formed in 2000 to bring together collectors living in and around Pennsylvania. Club members use an email list and monthly meetings to keep in touch and share their love of the hobby surrounding the Star Wars™ films. They began their charity work in 2003 by holding annual toy drives and expanded in 2009 with the sale of their first Lucasfilm approved Star Wars™ collectible medallion.  More information can be found on the web at

About was founded in 2013 and received IRS status as a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in November 2014.  The goal of is to raise monetary donations to help charitable organizations in Pennsylvania and surrounding states.  More information can be found on the web at

Kotobukiya ARTFX+ The Force Awakens Stormtrooper Pre-order

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Published on: November 12, 2015

Kotobukiya TFA Stormtrooper ARTFX

Kotobukiya has posted a pre-order for their new ARTFX+ The Force Awakens First Order Stormtrooper statue. The 1:10 scale statue features multiple shoulder pauldrons to denote rank, a blaster rifle and a pistol.  Like the other ARTF+ offerings, the Stormtrooper features a stand and magnets in the feet to help it stand.

The estimated arrival of the ARTF+ First Order Stormtrooper is April 2016. currently has this listed for $44.99 (MSRP $54.99).

Star Wars Themed Christmas Items at Target

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Published on: November 12, 2015

Target stores are setting for the Christmas holiday and along with ornaments and stockings, Star Wars themed candy has started to show up.  This year’s offerings include stocking shaped chocolate, lollipops, PEZ, cookie jars with hard candy and the popular mugs.

There’s also a nice advent calendar with The Force Awakens graphics.

We didn’t take pics of the ornaments but there are several available from the Original Trilogy and Rebels as well as The Force Awakens, including a nice BB-8 ornament which we’ve found stocked both in the seasonal aisle as well as in the toy section.

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