A few weeks ago an image made the rounds online of a The Last Jedi multipack in SOLO: A Star Wars Story toy line packaging. The special about this set was the included holographic Maz Kanata figure.
We've tracked this set down (thanks Jon!) and added all five figures from this set into the database. At this time we don't know yet how Hasbro will distribute this set in the United States. To learn more about this 5-pack and about each figure have a look at the database entries:
It looks like we have a new favorite actress! Thandie Newton wore a custom Vivienne Westwood Couture gown, printed with images of Thandie’s personal Star Wars action figure collection at the Cannes Film Festival. Each character was photographed by Christian Hogstedt and was layered over the iconic Vivienne Westwood ‘Absence of Roses’ print. For the full article take a look at Red Carpet Fashion Awards!
It's amazing to see such a high-profile actress show her love for Star Wars action figures while attending the SOLO: A Star Wars Story film premiere in France at the Cannes Film Festival. The figures which we've made out are Saw Gerrera, Finn, a Kenner Skiff Guard Lando and Captain Panaka!
Stephen Hayford has published some images of the brand new 3.75" Moloch figure on his Facebook page, which were also shared to our Toy Run Podcast community. The images revealed Moloch's removable mask and face underneath! Have a look below at the fantastic shots and make sure to follow Stephen on his Facebook page!
Our friends at Fantha Tracks have learned that Hasbro's version of Han Solo's M-68 landspeeder is a copy of an art department concept design by Neil Ellis and not a copy of the actual model used in Solo: A Star Wars Story! Neil Ellis is a concept model maker and costume FX prop maker working for Lucasfilm. You can follow him on his Instagram account and make sure to check out the entire story at Fantha Tracks!
You can now find the Disney Theme Park exclusive 4-pack of Astromech Droids from Solo: A Star Wars Story in the database. For more information please have a look at all the entries:
You can now find the Black Series 6" Chewbacca from SOLO: A Star Wars Story in the database. The figure is currently exclusive to Target stores in the United States.
We'd like to say thank you to Hasbro for sending a beautiful promo box filled with Solo: A Star Wars Story toys, card games and goodies to us. We hope you all have a great Star Wars day today as well, go out and celebrate, watch one of the movies, go on a toy run and pick up some Black Series 6" or 3.75" figures!
Happy May The 4th!
P.S. Don't forget that you can look up the entire line-up of Solo: A Star Wars Story Force Link 2.0 action figures here and listen to the voice samples!
You can now find the Force Link 2.0 3.75" Han Solo action figure which was packed-in together with the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon in the database. Check it out to learn more about this set.
Quick reminder! The Hasbro Black Series 6" Chewbacca figure, which is exclusive to Target stores, is available in stores now. The figure was first revealed by Hasbro on April 9th this year and costs $19.99. If you can't find the figure on shelves ask customer service if they can help you and tell them the DCPI number: 087 - 06 -9531.
You can now find the Hasbro Force Link 2.0 Chewbacca figure variation in the database. The first release of Chewbacca had no details on the back of the bandolier and a slightly but noticeably different paint application. You can spot the difference through the packaging, just look at the figure from the side and see if you can make out the sculpted details or not. Have a look at the pictures below and check out the full database entry here:
You can now find Qi'Ra (Corellia) from Hasbro's Black Series 6" series in the database. It's another great figure in Hasbro's line-up of super articulated and very detailed 6" figures, check her out!
You can now find Enfys Nest with Swoop Bike in the database. To learn more about her and her Swoop Bike check out the database entry!
You can now find Hasbro's Force Link 2.0 3.75" Han Solo with Force Link Starter Set in the database. Check it out!
You can now find Hasbro's 3.75" Force Link 2.0 Han Solo (Corellia) figure with Landspeeder in the database. Check out the photo galleries and learn more about this set!
We've added the Kessel Guard & Lando Calrissian 2-pack from Hasbro's 3.75" Force Link 2.0 series to the database. Both are cool figures, check 'em out!
You can now find Hasbro's 3.75" Force Link 2.0 Stormtrooper (Mimban) in the database. Check it out!
You can now find Chewbacca from Hasbro's 3.75" Force Link 2.0 series in the database. Chewie is based on his appearance in SOLO: A Star Wars Story!
You can now find our SOLO: A Star Wars Story website section open. This section includes Hasbro's 3.75" Star Wars action figures with Force Link 2.0 enabled. We'll be updating this secton over the next few weeks, please check back for updates. For now, have a look at:
As Star Wars fans and collectors we've been conditioned over the years to go out and support our favorite franchise on day one. When StarWars.com announced on April 9, 2018 that Solo: A Star Wars Story products would hit stores beginning on April 13, 2018, that meant one thing: time to go on a toy run and hunt for Star Wars figures and memorabilia of the up-coming movie!
Dating back to 1999, Star Wars toy launches have always been special. Toys'R'Us celebrated the arrival of Star Wars toys with midnight events for The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith. Big stores such as Walmart even had tents set up for Star Wars toys in their parking lots in 2005 with exclusive Revenge Of The Sith toys, and Target stores opened early the day after to hand out tickets for exclusive Lava Darth Vader figures. Even the Clone Wars movie in 2008 saw wide support in brick and mortar stores with yet again midnight events and fans dressing up and standing in line to get their hands on brand new Star Wars toys first.
In 2015 when The Force Awakens toys came out, Target and TRU stores opened their doors at midnight again, with many Walmart stores playing along as well. Disney made this event even bigger than during prequel times by making Force Friday a global event, this included a 24 hour live toy unboxing on YouTube! To give you an idea just how big the toy launch was for The Force Awakens have a look at our coverage, we did a podcast about it, had readers send in pictures, we had a correspondent in Japan covering Force Friday, we even received a picture of Oscar Isaac's uncle standing in line for Star Wars toys).
Amazon has listed all new Star Wars action figures for Solo: A Star Wars Story. This includes Hasbro's 6" Black Series line and the 3.75" Force Link 2.0 toy line:
Local ThinkGeek stores are ready for all the new Star Wars merchandise this coming Friday and they will open one hour early to accomodate fans! Check with your local stores if they participate and watch the announcement video below!
This morning Hasbro sent out a press release and images of several new 3.75" Force Link 2.0 figures! Have a look at the images below of Rebolt and Corellian Hound, and Moloch!
This morning Hasbro announced a brand new Chewbacca figure for their Black Series 6" line. The figure will be available in Spring 2018 exclusively at Target stores. The price stays the same as regular Black Series figures at $19.99. Good luck on your toy runs!
Bandai has announced brand new S.H. Figuarts 6" figures of Chewbacca and the Mimban Stormtrooper from Solo: A Star Wars Story! Both figures will be available in June 2018 at regular retail stores in Japan, which should keep the cost lower for collectors who want to import them to the United States.
Chewbacca comes with a second head sculpt, a blaster and goggles. The Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure comes with two blasters. Have a look at the images below.
A proper 2+ minute long trailer for SOLO: A Star Wars Story is here! Check it out below:
No Toys'R'Us, no Midnight Madness, no Force Friday and apparently no Wookiee Friday ... BUT ThinkGeek stores will open on Friday the 13th, 2018 at 9am to sell SOLO toys! Local stores are currently advertising their events via Facebook. Check with your local store to make sure that they are participating!