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[Hasbro] New Black Series 6 Inch Figures Revealed

Today is the start of New York Comic-Con and Hasbro has revealed some new figures from the Black Series 6 Inch line. There is one new figure from The Last Jedi and the rest are from the Original trilogy. We knew DJ was coming in 3.75 inch figures but now we have confirmation he will also be released in 6 inch, the figure looks great! For the OT figures, it’s Lando Calrissian in Skiff Guard disguise, 4-LOM and Dengar, we also knew they were coming thanks to rumors but NYCC is giving us the first look at these figures. Rey (Resistance) was also presented there, she had already been revealed at SDCC but this time, we know she will have her poncho for the rain as an accessory like the 3.75 inch version. All these new figures will use the digital face print app technology, the same tech that S.H. Figuarts and MAFEX use. They are likely to be released in early 2018.

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Force Friday II And The European Situation

The big planetary event celebrating the release of the merchandise for The Last Jedi took place last Friday and it may have been generally a success in the United States more or less but in Europe outside of the United Kingdom, it was a whole different situation. Giving European fans as usual the impression that the big companies don’t really care about us and they only care about the US sells because it is not the first time, things aren’t great when it comes to merchandising in Europe (outside of UK).

Last year, for Force Friday (Go Rogue) there was nothing on the shelves of toy stores for Rogue One, absolutely nothing except at Disney Store a few Elite Series were there and one or two mugs. I was told that the reason for that was because a few stores had put the toys on shelves before the street date and Hasbro France had reacted to it badly. Leading Hasbro to force toy stores not to put anything on the shelves the day of the street date. This is indeed totally crazy but it seems to be the truth. I had gotten that same answer from two different people working at toy stores and saw that other people also got that explanation for why there was nothing in stores for the Go Rogue event. I personally saw boxes of U-Wing last year at Toys R Us La Défense next to the checkout, put there for weeks because they didn’t have the right to put them on shelves. This was absolutely scandalous. The worst in all of that is when stores put on shelves toys before the street dates in the US, nothing happens, Hasbro US just lets things happen but it seems in France, the company is a lot more strict. As you can imagine, there were obviously no midnight opening events in France. And let’s not forget other European countries where there was simply nothing until a few months after the Go Rogue event actually took place.

One could believe that this year Hasbro France would avoid another fiasco but no, it was just another debacle but at least we have to admit there were a few things on shelves this year. For Force Friday II, there were actually two stores doing a midnight opening in Paris – Toys R Us La Défense and Village Joué Club. Joué Club had basically all the basic 3.75 inch figures, the 2-packs, the creature packs and the most surprising thing Rey Black Series figure, not wave 1, but just Rey. I’ll just let that sink into your minds. For Toys R’ Us, the only difference is that they had Luke and Kylo Ren in Black Series along with Rey. So there again, not wave 1 but just three figures of wave 1. How is possible that Hasbro just cut a wave of Black Series? Well, it’s a mystery at the time, maybe the rest of the wave will be released later on, maybe not but it is not the first time this kind of situation happens in France, Hasbro had already cut waves for no apparent reasons.

That’s for the midnight openings, but what about all around France? Let’s just say it was a total disaster. King Jouet advertised on their site they had the Force Friday II products but if you looked on their site they had nothing Hasbro, just a few lego sets and at my local King Jouet in Ajaccio, they had nothing. Joué Club stores, I have heard they had nothing apart from Village Joué Club who had done the midnight opening. For Toys R’ Us, it was random. Some had nothing, others had a few things. For example, you can see what Toys R Us Montpellier had:

It was not a lot indeed. So let’s not even think about Black Series wave 2 along with the two speeders while in the US many stores had it.

Disney Stores had their own products and a few 3.75 inch figures but anyway, DS don’t usually sell Black Series as they focus on their own Elite Series line.

Now about online stores like Amazon France and CDiscount. Amazon had Luke, Kylo and Rey Black Series so the same situation – not even half of the wave, the two speeders and that’s all. CDiscount had in preorder Luke, Kylo and Rey, plus they had a few items like BB9-E Sphero but nothing more.

For Spain, the situation was even worse than in France. There was a midnight opening but there only were legos and mugs, no figures. Thanks to @HurricanOfFire on Twitter for reporting this.

Surprisingly for Germany, it wasn’t the same thing, at least for some stores who had the entire wave 1 of Black Series with Hera and Thrawn in a Toys R Us store. Thanks to @kenobi_domi on Twitter for reporting this.

So, maybe Force Friday II was a success in the United States and the United Kingdom but for the rest of Europe it was a real mess. Maybe it would be time for Hasbro to rethink their strategy when it comes to Europe because us fans living in France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and the rest of Europe, we would like to be able to buy the same toys as there is in the US, we matter too, we are fans too. Let us know in the comments your Force Friday II experience.

[Hasbro] Full List Of Products For The Last Jedi

Now that the first wave of products for Force Friday II have been released, I have made a list with all the products we know so far that have been and will be released as part of The Last Jedi toyline and this list will be updated as we get new details of upcoming products. If there is no date written next to the wave it means it is already available.

6 inch Black Series

Wave 1
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)
Rey (Jedi Training)
Kylo Ren
Grand Admiral Thrawn (Rebels)
Hera Syndulla (Rebels)
Darth Vader (ANH) (Repack)
Stormtrooper (ANH) (Repack)

Wave 2 (September/October, already available in some places)
General Leia
Maz Kanata
Poe Dameron
Praetorian Guard
Finn in First Order Disguise
AT-AT Driver (repack)
Snowtrooper (repack)

WAVE 3 (November)
Rose
Jaina Solo
Snoke

WAVE 4 (Unknown, composition unclear)
DJ
Dengar
4-LOM
Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise)

Vehicles
Rey (Scavenger) w/ Rey’s Speeder (Jakku)
Luke Skywalker w/ Landspeeder

Exclusives
First Order Executioner Trooper (Target)
Supreme Leader Snoke w/ Throne (GameStop) (November)
Guards of Evil 4-pack (Senate Guard, Imperial Guard, Praetorian Guard, Legends Guard) (GameStop) (This Fall)
2-Pack Admiral Ackbar & First Order Officer (Toys R’ Us)
First Order Stormtrooper Set (Amazon) (December)
Praetorian Guard (Amazon) (December)
Obi-Wan Kenobi Ghost (Walgreens) (This Fall)
Luke Skywalker w/ Ahch-To Environment (Toys R’ Us) (December)
Kylo Ren w/ Environment (Walmart)
Rey w/ Crait Environment (Target)

3.75 inch

Force Link Starter Pack
Force Link Pack w/ Kylo Ren

Wave 1
Rey (Jedi Training)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)
Kylo Ren
Finn
Rose
Paige
General Hux
First Order Stormtrooper
Chewbacca w/ Porg
C-3PO
Poe Dameron (Pilot) (Repack)
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Yoda

Wave 2 (Coming Soon)
R2-D2
DJ (Canto Bight)
General Leia Organa
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Exile)
Rey (Island Journey)
Jyn Erso (Repack)
C’Ai Threnalli
Maz Kanata

2-Packs
Wave 1
Rey (Jedi Training) & Praetorian Guard
Han Solo & Boba Fett

Wave 2 (Coming Soon)
Baze Malbus & Chirrut Imwe
Rose in First Order Disguise w/ BB-8 & BB9-E
Finn (First Order Disguise) & Captain Phasma

Creature sets
Wave 1
Rathtar w/ Bala-Tik
Imperial Prob Droid w/ Darth Vader

Vehicles
Tie Silencer w/ Kylo Ren
A-Wing w/ Resistance Pilot Tallie
Resistance Ski Speeder w/ Poe Dameron
Canto Bight Police Speeder w/ Canto Bight Police

Playset
BB-8 2-in-1 Mega Playset w/ Snoke & Praetorian Guard

Exclusive
Poe Dameron’s Boosted X-Wing w/ Poe Pilot (Toys R Us)
4-Pack Rey, Luke Skywalker, Rose, First Order Stormtrooper Officer (Kohl’s)
Force Link 2-Pack First Order Executioner & Praetorian Guard (Toys R Us)
First Order Special Forces Tie Fighter w/ First Order Tie Fighter Pilot (Repack) (Walmart)
3-Pack Return Of The Jedi Luke Skywalker, Emperor Palpatine & Royal Guard (Target)

Walmart 3.75 Inch Black Series (Available in some places, street date November 1st)
Luke Skywalker
Praetorian Guard
Rose
First Order Stormtrooper Executioner

Force Friday II: The List Of 3.75 & 6inch Hasbro Figures

Force Friday II is next week on September 1st. It is the launch of The Last Jedi toys but there is a big problem with this. Hasbro has made no press release concerning what products will be made available during the event, it is only through leaks of toys that were put on shelves early that we know what is coming. And to make it easier for everyone, I have make a list of all the Hasbro products we know that will be available at Force Friday. Obviously there could be more but the other problem is if there are distribution troubles like previous years, not every store will get what they are supposed to receive. There is the possibility that Force Friday II will be another big mess for Hasbro but we will have to wait and see for that. One thing is sure, it is a mess in the way that there is no communication from Hasbro and that plenty of stores have put out early the figures while there is clearly written on the boxes not to put them on the shelves before September 1st, but we are obviously grateful for those leaks as well because we have an idea of what to expect on Friday.

6 inch Black Series

Wave 1
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)
Rey (Jedi Training)
Kylo Ren
Grand Admiral Thrawn (Rebels)
Hera Syndulla (Rebels)
Darth Vader (ANH) (Repack)
Stormtrooper (ANH) (Repack)

Wave 2
General Leia
Maz Kanata
Poe Dameron
Praetorian Guard
Finn in First Order Disguise
AT-AT Driver (repack)
Snowtrooper (repack)

Vehicles
Rey (Scavenger) w/ Rey’s Speeder (Jakku)
Luke Skywalker w/ Landspeeder

Exclusives
First Order Executioner Trooper (Target)
Supreme Leader Snoke w/ Throne (GameStop) (this Fall)
Guards of Evil 4-pack (Senate Guard, Imperial Guard, Praetorian Guard, Legends Guard) (GameStop, B&N, Disney Store)
2-Pack Admiral Ackbar & First Order Officer (Toys R’ Us)
First Order Stormtrooper Set (Amazon)
Praetorian Guard (Amazon)
Obi-Wan Kenobi Ghost (Walgreens)

3.75 inch

Force Link 
Force Link Pack w/ Kylo Ren
Force Link 2-Pack Baze Malbus & Chirrut Imwe

Wave 1
Rey (Jedi Training)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)
Kylo Ren
Finn
Rose
Paige

Wave 2
General Hux
First Order Stormtrooper
Chewbacca w/ Porg
C-3PO
Poe Dameron (Pilot) (Repack)
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Yoda

2-Packs
Wave 1
Rey (Jedi Training) & Praetorian Guard
Han Solo & Boba Fett

Creature sets
Wave 1
Rathtar w/ Bala-Tik
Imperial Prob Droid w/ Darth Vader

Vehicles
Tie Silencer w/ Kylo Ren
A-Wing w/ Resistance Pilot Tallie
First Order Special Forces Tie Fighter w/ First Order Tie Fighter Pilot (Repack)
Resistance Ski Speeder w/ Poe Dameron
Canto Bight Police Speeder w/ Canto Bight Police

Playset
BB-8 2-in-1 Mega Playset w/ Snoke & Praetorian Guard

Exclusive
Poe Dameron’s Boosted X-Wing w/ Poe Pilot (Toys R Us)
4-Pack Rey, Luke Skywalker, Rose, First Order Stormtrooper Officer (Kohl’s)
Force Link 2-Pack First Order Executioner & Praetorian Guard (Toys R Us)
3-Pack Return Of The Jedi Luke Skywalker, Emperor Palpatine & Royal Guard (Target)

Force Friday Returning on September 1

It is now official Force Friday will return this year on September 1 for the launch of The Last Jedi merchandise around the world unlike last year event for Rogue One when it was only a few countries and not much followed. It’s the official site that broke the news by revealing what the packaging for TLJ will look like, it features Rey, Poe and Finn! It’s actually nice to see good guys on packaging, it doesn’t happen very often.

You can notice Rey has a new haircut and the Skywalker lightsaber, Finn has kept Poe’s jacket and a white clothe underneath. This is our first look at the characters in Episode VIII

[Hasbro] Rogue One: First Look At New Figures

Screenrant has the first look at brand new figures from Rogue One that includes Bistan and a shoretrooper Captain along with figures from wave 4 that will be available for online stores and we know now that Fenn Rau will be part of this wave! These figures will be available in Spring and contrary to what Jedi Temple Archives had discovered, wave 4 will be available in stores not just online!

[Hasbro] Rogue One: New Look At Jedha Revolt Pack

It looks like the Jedha Revolt pack has been found in Switzerland for 46 CHF which is about $45, this seems a bigger price than the Maz Kanata pack from last year. Anyway, Rebelscum has a new picture of this pack which looks great even though the question remains why it wasn’t Benthic instead of Edrio Two Tubes who was made in figure. Edrio has only a few seconds background appearance while Benthic is the one who has a role in the movie.
These figures will probably soon reach the US and the rest of the world!