We have been receiving lots of reports from Coast to Coast (in the USA) that people have been finding the Walmart Exclusive Black Series 3.75″ Imperial AT-ST Walker & AT-ST at their local stores this week. Price on these are $59.99 each.
Have a feeling these will eventually become pretty plentiful. Since we reporting finding these back on 1/3/17, my local Texas stores have restocked them about 3 or 4 times and they are starting to stack up on the shelves.
Hasbro has changed the design on The Black Series 6" Sabine Wren #33 figure's Gun Holsters. The first design used pegs on her gun holsters that snapped into holes on her thighs. On the second version Hasbro has removed the pegs from the gun holsters and there are no holes in her thighs. I knew about this change for quite some time, but was waiting to find another figure without the pegs and holes to open to photograph the changes, since its pretty hard to see them without opening the boxes.
• 1st version: Pegs on Gun Holsters - Date Stamp 62561 • 2nd version: No Pegs on Gun Holsters - Date Stamp 62701
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Found another paint variant on The Black Series 6" Sabine Wren #33 today. It has to do with 2 stripes on her chest armor again. The paint variants have to do with the early versions of the Sabine with the 2 chest stripes curved up. Today at ThinkGeek I found Sabine figures with curved up stipes painted in peachish and also in pinkish colors.
Both figures share the same date stamps of 62561. More then likely the peachish colored stripes version was first, since Hasbro has recently changed the stripes to the pinkish color and started to curve the stripes down (as we reported a few days ago).
• Peachish Stripes curved up - Date Stamp 62561 • Pinkish Stripes curved up - Date Stamp 62561
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For those that like to collect paint variants, there has been a change to the Grand Admiral Thrawn figure. Hasbro initially released him with his Rank Insignia Plaque painted just Red and Blue which is incorrect, then changed it to the proper Red, Blue, & Gold paint scheme in which is how he is seen in the Rebels TV Series.
The profile photos used on the figure's card itself has yet to be changed and still shows him with the Red and Blue Rank Insignia Plaque. Not really sure if Hasbro will update the card as well in the future or not. Guess we will have to wait and see.
Looks like Hasbro has corrected the chest stripes on The Black Series 6" Sabine Wren #33 figure. Early versions had 2 peachish stripes curved up on her chest armor, while the later versions have 2 pinkish stripes curved down like they are suppose to be.
• 1st Peachish Stripes curved up - Date Stamp 62561 • 2nd Pinkish Stripes curved down - Date Stamp 62701
You can check out the comparison photo above to see the changes.
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Posted on our Facebook Page are some quick boxed photos of The Black Series Imperial AT-ST Walker & AT-ST Driver that I just found at Walmart tonight. This Item was never officially announced by Hasbro to Media outlets. There are no markings on the box claiming this is a "Walmart Exclusive" but more then likely it is. This looks to just be a repaint of the previously released AT-ST in New Black Series packaging. Price is $59.99 each. The UPC# is 630509536498.
Here is what I was told from a Walmart toy manager I personally know. These are part of the new action figure isle planogram that is suppose to be in place by next week. Their system shows a street date of 1/9/17 on these, but they were not flagged as "dont sell" at the register and I had no problem purchasing them tonight.
Stopped by my local Houston Walmart tonight and found a unannounced Star Wars item on a pallet in the Toy Department, which was a Black Series 3.75" Black Series AT-ST with Driver. Here is a quick picture of the case.
Disney's Exclusive First Order TIE Fighter Pilot Elite Series Die Cast Action Figure has finally hit DisneyStore.com if your in need of one. As we first reported last week, these were released at Disney retail stores back on 12/23/16, but they never got listed on DisneyStore.com to just now. Price is $26.95 each.
Looks like there was a change to The Black Series Snowtrooper #35 figure. Early versions with date stamp 62571 have dull white Helmets, Chest and other armor pieces. While figures with date stamps 62701 have very shiny glossy Helmets, Chest and other armor pieces. I have multiple of each versions bought from different sources, so they are out there.
I did take a quick comparison photo (Dull on the left, shiny on the right) which you can see the differences, but maybe not as much as when you have them side by side in hand due to the bright lighting used.
Disney has released a new Exclusive Elite Series Die Cast First Order TIE Fighter Pilot figure at their Disney Stores. This figure was released back on 12/23/16.. Because of the holidays I totally forgot about it, but luckily I was able to purchase one today (last one they had) and even on sale for $14.99.
My local store only received 1 case of these so far, but hopefully will receive more for those that missed out. As for these being available on Disneystore.com, I have yet to see these listed. Not sure if its because of people being on holiday or due to a limited number of them being offered. Anyways if you collect the Disney Elite Series figures, be sure to check your local stores asap.
Looks like Amazon is starting to cancel preorders for The Black Series 6" Baze Malbus & Chirrut Imwe figures they took back on 8/19/16.
Here is the email they are sending out: "Due to a lack of availability, we will not be able to obtain the following item(s) from your order:
"Star Wars: Rogue One The Black Series Baze Malbus" "Star Wars: Rogue One The Black Series Chirrut Ímwe"
We've canceled the item(s) and apologize for the inconvenience. We must also apologize for the length of time it has taken us to reach this conclusion. If you are still interested in purchasing this item, it may be available from other sellers. Please visit the detail page for this item."
This wave is suppose to start to hit retailers next month, so not sure why Amazon gave up on their preorders, unless they dont want to purchase this wave due to the 4 repacked figures in this wave (Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha), Captain Cassian Andor (Eadu), Imperial Death Trooper, and Director Krennic) which I am sure are not selling like hotcakes anymore. Guess we will have to wait and see if and when Amazon gets these 2 figures.