Stopped by my local Texas Walgreens today to see if anymore Black Series 6" figures showed up. In all I visited 5 stores within 10 miles of my home and each store had 3 figures in stock. Here is what I found:
#01 Sandtrooper - 2 #02 Darth Vader - 2 #03 Luke Skywalker - 2 Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) - 9
Lucasfilm has uploaded the fourth Star Wars Rebels Short titled "Not What You Think" to the Star Wars YouTube Page. In this weeks Short, Ezra finds a downed TIE Fighter on the plains of Lothal and pretends to help the Imperial Pilot. Can't wait to see some full Episodes!
Started to photograph the 2014 Walgreens Exclusive 6" Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) figure and as a preview I have uploaded some HD boxed photos, while I work on some loose pics. In my opinion the new Black Series box design looks much better then the previous version, plus I was not a fan of the orange color used previously.
The figure itself is the same as The Black Series 6" #06 Boba Fett figure, and the paint deco is basically done in just white, black, silver, and gray colors.
After striking out on searching for the Walgreens Exclusive Black Series 6" Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) wave last night at a few 24 hour stores here in Texas, I decided to call around (using UPC# 63050925254) to some non 24 hour stores this morning and found 2 stores that showed they had 3 in stock. I drove to the closest store to pick up the 3 they had. This store only had 3 Fetts and thats it. No Chewbacca, Luke Jedi, Vader, or Sandtrooper, which is fine with me, since those are not exclusive anyways.
Reports circulating Online that The Walgreens Exclusive 6" Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) along with Vader, Chewbacca, and Jedi Luke have been found at local stores in Florida and Arizona. I checked a few stores here in Texas today, but had no luck. They did have plenty of the Game of Thrones and Spider Man Marvel Legends Infinite Series Agent Venom figures in stock though.
These should start to hit most stores within a week or so. Happy Hunting!
Revisited today, is the Power of the Jedi Plo Koon (Jedi Master) figure which was released back in 2000 and packed on a Collection 2 card. A great looking sculpt from Hasbro with 8 points of articulation which are Head, Shoulders, Elbows, Waist, and Hips. As for accessories, Plo Koon includes his Lightsaber.
Per The Hollywood Reporter Star Wars: Episode VII has resumed production this week at Pinewood Studios in the UK. Production went on hiatus due to a leg injury Ford suffered while filming back in June. Glad to see he had a speedy recovery and filming is back on track.
The Power of the Jedi Coruscant Guard was released back in 2000 and packed on a Collection 2 card. A good looking sculpt with 8 points of articulation which is Head, Shoulders, Right Elbow, Left Wrist, Waist, and Hips. He includes a Heavy Blaster Rifle.
StarWars.com has made a post stating that Marvel Entertainment has announced that Star Wars comics are coming to Marvel’s prestigious Epic Collection format. The first will be Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 1 TPB.
"Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 1 TPB will offer a new way for fans to collect and read iconic Star Wars stories across the past 35 years of published titles. These oversized, self-contained color collections will bring the adventures of the Rebellion, the Galactic Empire and more to the masses with exciting new Epic Collections."
Today we revisit the 2000 Power of the Jedi Mon Calamari (Officer) figure. The sculpt of this figure looks great, except for the hips. They just look a little to small when compared to his waist. This figure has 6 points of articulation which are Head, Shoulders, Waist, and Hips. The Mon Calamari (Officer) includes a Removable Helmet and Blaster.
Another Monday, and another Star Wars Rebels short has been released today on the Star Wars YouTube Channel. This weeks short is titled "Entanglement" and features Zeb. Next Monday (9/1/14) will be the 4th and final short per the Press Release from Lucasfilm. After that, I guess we will have to wait till October 3rd, when we get to see the first full Episode on TV.
Added to our HD Photo Gallery today is the 2014 Black Series #29 Wedge Antilles figure. This newer version of Wedge looks great and includes the typical articulation that we expect from the Black Series. He includes a Removable Helmet, Blaster, and Rifle. Enjoy the new HD Photos!
In 2001 Hasbro released the Power of the Jedi Queen Amidala (Royal Decoy) figure. This was towards the end of this Toy Lines life cycle and Hasbro decided to make some changes to the basic figure's packaging. First off they stopped including Jedi Force Files and second, Hasbro decided to stop using generic cards with UPC stickers and tailored the cards to the specific figure.
Amidala has a nice sculpt, but the articulation is limited basically to her Shoulders and Elbows. She does have waist articulation also, but it is pretty useless, since she stands up on her plastic skirt due to it being longer then her legs. There are no accessories include with this figure.
The Power of the Jedi Tessek figure was released back in 2000 and retailed for $4.99. A nice sculpt with 7 points of articulation, which are Head, Shoulders, Left Elbow, Waist, and Hips. Tessek includes a Blaster Pistol.
The Black Series #26 Darth Vader figure is by far the best looking 3.75" Vader to date. The sculpt just looks amazing and he is super articulated. In my opinion there is one flaw with this figure though and its that the head pops off fairly easy when you move it around as we mentioned earlier in the week. The 2 samples I have also suffer from sloppy paint applications on his Chest and Belt Boxes, as they were applied slightly off. Vader is packed with a Lightsaber and Lightsaber Hilt.
Other then that, this is definitely a figure most collectors would want to purchase for their collection. Enjoy the new HD Pics!