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 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 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.
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.
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 BigBadToyStore.com is $109.99 but their pre-order is only $99.99 as of this writing. The estimated release for this set is July 2016.
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
The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society, in conjunction with PSWCS.org, 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 http://501stgarrisoncarida.org/.
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 PSWCS.org treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.pswcs.com.
PSWCS.org was founded in 2013 and received IRS status as a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in November 2014. The goal of PSWCS.org is to raise monetary donations to help charitable organizations in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. More information can be found on the web at www.pswcs.org.
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. BigBadToyStore.com currently has this listed for $44.99 (MSRP $54.99).
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.