New In the Database: Black Series 6" Clone Captain Rex (With Photo Real Technology)

4/2/2018 The Black Series Hasbro The Clone Wars

You can now find Clone Captain Rex Black Series #59 from Hasbro in the database. This was the very first figure used by Hasbro to introduce the Photo Real face printing technology. For all the details about the figure, including comparison pictures with the 2017 Hascon Clone Captain Rex figure have a look at the database entry please!

Black Series Clone Captain Rex #59

Captain Rex

Suggestions On How To Improve The Vintage Collection

4/2/2018 The Vintage Collection Hasbro

Hasbro's brand new 3.75" The Vintage Collection is back and with it some growing pains. After inspecting several of the new figures we'd like to point out what improvements we'd like to see made.

New In the Database: Black Series 6" Kylo Ren (Throne Room) Walmart Excl.

4/3/2018 The Black Series Hasbro The Last Jedi

You can now find the Walmart exclusive Black Series 6" Kylo Ren (Throne Room) in the database. The figure is meant to be a companian piece to the Black Series 6" Supreme Leader Snoke with throne! Check it out!

Black Series 6" Kylo Ren (Throne Room)

Black Series Kylo Ren Throne Room

New In the Database: Porgs (Black Series 6")

4/3/2018 The Last Jedi Hasbro The Black Series

We've added Hasbro's Black Series PORGS to the database. The set is currently being sold in stores in a 2-pack for about $5.99 each. For more information about the Porgs have a look at the database entries: 

Black Series Porg 1

Black Series Porg 2

Black Series Porgs

Only A Few Hours Left To Get The Sail Barge!

4/3/2018 Sail Barge HasbroLab.com The Vintage Collection

Here is your reminder! You only have a few hours left before Hasbro's Sail Barge can't be purchased anymore! Today, April 3rd, 2018, 11:59 EST! Get your order in now on HasbroLab.com!

Only a few hours left sail barge

The Team Behind The Sail Barge!

4/5/2018 Sail Barge HasbroLab.com Hasbro

The Hasbro team behind the Sail Barge says thank you for making the first HasLab project a success!

Hasbro Sail Barge

Toy Run The Star Wars Action Figure Cast #104

4/6/2018 Toy Run Podcast Toy Run Podcast

Here is a new episode of your favorite Star Wars collecting podcast! Listen to Toy Run for free every week, either stream it here or download it on your favorite podcasting app such as iTunes, Stitcher, etc... 

Listen now to episode 104 which is all about up-coming Solo toys!

Toy Run Episode 104

Miracles Do Happen! Look At This Kenner Warehouse Find!

4/6/2018 Kenner Entertainment Earth Return Of The Jedi

Entertainment Earth is currently taking preorders for Kenner Salacious Crumb figures and hookah pipes with slave collars. Originally those items were acccessories for the 1983 Kenner Jabba The Hutt action playset (that was 35/36 years ago!). We've reached out to them to see what was going on with that and it turns out that there was a warehouse find and Entertainment Earth will make those items available for purchase in May 2018. So don't miss out on those, they are very reasonably priced at $3.99 each!

Salacious Crumb $3.99

Glass Bowl With Hookah Pipe #3.99

Kenner Salacious Crumb

New In the Database: The Vintage Collection Snoke #121

4/8/2018 The Vintage Collection Hasbro The Last Jedi

You can now find the brand new The Vintage Collection 3.75" figure of Supreme Leader Snoke in the database. To learn more about the figure have a look here: 

The Vintage Collection Supreme Leader Snoke #121

Vintage Collection Supreme Leader Snoke

The First Official SOLO TOY Event Announced!

4/8/2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Hasbro ThinkGeek

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! 

ThinkGeek SOLO Toys

Solo: A Star Wars Story TRAILER!

4/8/2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer

A proper 2+ minute long trailer for SOLO: A Star Wars Story is here! Check it out below:

 

Bandai Announced Two New S.H. Figuarts Figures For Japan!

4/8/2018 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Solo: A Star Wars Story

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.

SH Figuarts Solo

Entertainment Earth Has Solo: A Star Wars Story Figures In-Stock!

4/8/2018 Entertainment Earth Solo: A Star Wars Movie Hasbro

Entertainment Earth has updated their website with a TON of cool SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY figures for pre-order AND in-stock, 6" Black Series figures and 3.75" Force Link 2.0 figures! Check 'em out: 

Han Solo Toys On EntertainmentEarth.com

Full case of 6" Black Series figures including Tarkin!

Black Series 6" Range Trooper

Force Link 2.0 Vehicle Assortment Case

Force Link 2.0 Millennium Falcon

Entertainment Earth

 

 

New In the Database: The Vintage Collection Jyn Erso #119

4/9/2018 The Vintage Collection Hasbro Rogue One

You can now find Hasbro's The Vintage Collection 3.75" Jyn Erso figure in the database. Take a look and check out the comparison pictures of this release and the previous Black Series 3.75" version!

The Vintage Collection Jyn Erso

Jyn Erso/a>

Server Upgrade In Progress

4/9/2018 JediBusiness.com

If you've been here recently you might have noticed that the website wasn't loading properly, or that some of the images were missing, and that was simply due to us out-growing the old server. So we are in the progress of upgrading and moving onto a new one, and everything should be running smoothly again in a few days just in time for the 4/13 Solo: A Star Wars Story toy launch! 

Thank you for your patience!

Server Upgrade

Hasbro Announced A Brand New Black Series 6" CHEWBACCA!

4/9/2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story The Black Series Hasbro

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!

Chewbacca Black Series Solo movie

Hasbro Announced New Force Link 2.0 Figures!

4/9/2018 Hasbro Force Link 2.0 Solo: A Star Wars Story

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!

Solo Force Link 2.0

ThinkGeek Is Ready For Star Wars Fans!

4/10/2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story ThinkGeek Hasbro

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!

 

 

New In the Database: The Vintage Collection First Order Stormtrooper #118

4/10/2018 The Vintage Collection Hasbro The Force Awakens

You can now find The Vintage Collection 3.75" First Order Stormtrooper in the database. Take a look to learn more about the figure.

The Vintage Collection First Order Stormtrooper #118

First Order Stormtrooper

New In the Database: Disney's Toybox Luke Skywalker!

4/11/2018 ToyBox Disney A New Hope

You can now find the Disney Store exclusive ToyBox 5" figure of Luke Skywalker in the database. Those figures are fun, check 'em out!

Disney ToyBox Luke Skywalker

Disney ToyBox Luke Skywalker

New In the Database: Boba Fett (Disney ToyBox #6)

4/11/2018 Disney Disney ToyBox The Empire Strikes Back

You can now find the Disney Store exclusive Boba Fett ToyBox figure #6 in the database. Check it out!

Disney ToyBox Boba Fett

Boba Fett ToyBox

Toy Run The Star Wars Action Figure Cast #105

4/12/2018 Toy Run Toy Run Podcast JediBusiness.com

This week on TOY RUN, the hosts continue their coverage of Han Solo figures and toys that are set to drop on Solo Friday! New reveals from Jakks Pacific, Hasbro, Bandai and even some hints from Disney are covered in the show. Plus thoughts on the latests official trailer, posters and advertisements from Solo’s promotional partners and lots of TR Nation happenings, the Toy Roundown of the News and what Jake and Criz Bee have found this week on their toy runs round out Episode 105 of TOY RUN, your weekly action figure and Star Wars news podcast! Listen now and subscribe!

Toy Run 105

Solo: A Star Wars Story Lackluster Toy Launch

4/14/2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Lucasfilm Disney

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).

Hasbro Fan Unboxing Contest!

4/14/2018 Hasbro The Black Series Hasbro Pulse

Hasbro keeps the fan community engaged by offering a chance to do a live unboxing at Hasbro HQ for a brand new Black Series 6" item! Read below and watch the video.

From the Hasbro Pulse Instagram page:

We want a Star Wars fan to be the first person to reveal our newest Hasbro Star Wars Black Series product! Submit your video for a chance to win! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. ENTER BETWEEN APRIL 13-18, 2018, ONE WINNER WILL BE SELECTED, MUST BE 18+, OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY, FOR OFFICIAL RULES, GO HERE.  #Hasbroblackseriesunboxingcontest

 

Hasbro keeps the fan community engaged by offering a chance to do a live unboxing at Hasbro HQ for a brand new Black Series 6" item! Read below and watch the video.

From the Hasbro Pulse Instagram page:

We want a Star Wars fan to be the first person to reveal our newest Hasbro Star Wars Black Series product! Submit your video for a chance to win! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. ENTER BETWEEN APRIL 13-18, 2018, ONE WINNER WILL BE SELECTED, MUST BE 18+, OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY, FOR OFFICIAL RULES, GO HERE.  #Hasbroblackseriesunboxingcontest

 

May The Toys Be With You Exhibition Update!

4/14/2018 Kenner May The Toys Be With You

Matt Fox's May The Toys Be With You Exhibition is coming to the Experience Barnsley Museum & Discovery Centre in the UK. Vintage Kenner Star Wars toys, original Star Wars posters and prop replicas will be on display between April 21, 2018 - July 15, 2018. The entrance is free. 

We recommend that you attend the exhibition on opening day where there'll be a talk from the owner of the collection Matt Fox at 11am and 12 noon.

The description from the museum website reads:

"A touring exhibition of one of the country’s finest Star Wars collections of memorabilia, toys and posters owned by collector Matt Fox. The toys and collectables from this period, including X-wings, lightsabers, posters and figures will all be on display in this magical exhibition for families of all ages to enjoy together."

For opening hours and more information have a look at the official museum website: www.experience-barnsley.com

If you are interested to learn more about Matt Fox and his collection, please listen to Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast where we interviewed him. 

Star Wars May The Toys Be With You

 

SOLO: A Star Wars Story Website Section Open Now!

4/15/2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Hasbro Force Link 2.0

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: 

Force Link 2.0 Qi'Ra (Corellia)

Force Link 2.0 Range Trooper

Solo: A Star Wars Movie

New In the Database: Chewbacca 3.75" Force Link 2.0 (Solo: A Star Wars Story)

4/15/2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Hasbro Force Link 2.0

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!

Force Link 2.0 Chewbacca

Chewbacca Force Link 2.0

Abandoned Toys'R'Us Turned Into Massive RAVE!

4/16/2018 Toys'R'Us

An abandoned Toys R Us store in London got an unusual makeover last month. Five people are accused of turning the once-popular toy retailer into a nightclub-like venue to host an enormous rave in late March.

The Hounslow Police of West London busted the “massive Easter Weekend rave," which was dubbed “Raves R Us,” making light of the toy superstore’s iconic logo. Have a look at the two tweets below!

New In the Database: Stormtrooper (Mimban)

4/16/2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Hasbro Force Link 2.0

You can now find Hasbro's 3.75" Force Link 2.0 Stormtrooper (Mimban) in the database. Check it out!

Force Link 2.0 Stormtrooper (Mimban)

Stormtrooper Mimban

Force Link 2.0 APP Available Soon!

4/16/2018 Hasbro Force Link 2.0

Hasbro has left many fans who purchased the Force Link 2.0 Starter Set, which includes the Force Link 2.0 arm wrist band, disappointed because it only works properly in combination with an app. This app however is not available for download in Apple's app store. 

Hasbro has updated their app page to let Force Link 2.0 users who have iPhones know that the app will finally be available on or before May 1st, 2018. Android users can already use it, but again only with limited functionality.

From Hasbro's website: "We’re working hard to fix this so that you have the best experience possible. Thanks for your patience."

We'll be updating our figure database entries once the Force Link wrist band will work properly.

Star Wars Force Link 2.0

New In the Database: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) Force Link 2.0!

4/16/2018 The Last Jedi Hasbro Force Link 2.0

We've added Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) from Hasbro's 3.75" Force Link 2.0 series to the database. Check it out!

Force Link 2.0 Luke Skywalker Jedi Master

Luke Skywalker Jedi Master

New In the Database: K-2SO (Rogue One), 3.75" Force Link 2.0!

4/16/2018 Rogue One Force Link 2.0 Hasbro

You can now find Hasbro's brand new K-2SO figure from the 3.75" Force Link 2.0 line-up in the database. To learn more about this figure have a look at the database entry please:

Force Link 2.0 K-2SO

K-2SO Force Link

New in the database: Force Link 2.0 Maz Kanata!

4/16/2018 Force Link 2.0 The Last Jedi Hasbro

You can now find Maz Kanata from Hasbro's 3.75" Force Link 2.0 series in the database. Check her out!

Force Link 2.0 Maz Kanata

Maz Kanata Force Link

New In the Database: Kessel Guard & Lando Calrissian!

4/16/2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Hasbro Force Link 2.0

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!

Force Link 2.0 Kessel Guard

Force Link 2.0 Lando Calrissian

Force Link Lando Calrissian

New In the Database: Han Solo (Corellia) With Landspeeder

4/17/2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Hasbro Force Link 2.0

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!

Force Link 2.0 Han Solo With Landspeeder

Han Solo Landspeeder

New In the Database: Han Solo With Force Link 2.0 Starter Set

4/18/2018 Force Link 2.0 Hasbro Solo: A Star Wars Story

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!

Force Link 2.0 Starter Set With Han Solo

Force Link 2.0 Starter Set

New In the Database: Enfys Nest With Swoop Bike!

4/18/2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Force Link 2.0 Hasbro

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!

Enfys Nest With Swoop Bike

Enfys Nest

New In the Database: Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit) With Wampa!

4/21/2018 Hasbro Force Link 2.0 The Empire Strikes Back

We've added the brand new Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit) with Wampa creature from Hasbro's Force Link 2.0 3.75" assortment to the database. To learn more about this cool set have a look at the database entry here please:

Force Link 2.0 Luke Skywalker (Hoth) With Wampa

Luke Skywalker With Wampa

New In the Database: Darth Maul, Qui-Gon Jinn And Probe Droid

4/21/2018 Force Link 2.0 The Phantom Menace Hasbro

You can now find Hasbro's 3.75" Force Link 2.0 figures of Darth Maul, Qui-Gon Jinn and Probe Droid in the database. Take a look at each entry to learn more about the figures: 

Force Link 2.0 Darth Maul

Force Link 2.0 Qui-Gon Jinn

Force Link 2.0 Probe Droid

Darth Maul With Qui-Gon Jinn

 

New In the Database: Rey (Jakku) The Vintage Collection

4/22/2018 The Vintage Collection The Force Awakens Hasbro

You can now find Rey (Jakku) #116 from Hasbro's 3.75" The Vintage Collection in the database, have a look!

The Vintage Collection Rey

Vintage Collection Rey

New In the Database: Sandtrooper With Dewback

4/24/2018 A New Hope The Black Series Hasbro

You can now find Hasbro's 6" Sandtrooper with Dewback in the database. Have a look at the photo gallery and check out this fantastic set!

Black Series Dewback

Black Series Dewback

New In the Database: Qi'Ra (Corellia) Black Series #66

4/24/2018 The Black Series Hasbro Solo: A Star Wars Story

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!

Black Series Qi'Ra

Black Series Qi'Ra

New In the Database: Black Series 6" Kylo Ren Centerpiece

4/24/2018 The Black Series Hasbro The Force Awakens

We've added the brand new Kylo Ren (Centerpiece) figure to the database. This is the third release in the Centerpiece sub-line and it doesn't disappoint! Check it out and learn more about this great set!

Kylo Ren Centerpiece

Kylo Ren Centerpiece

New In the Database: Rose Tico (First Order Disguise), BB-8, BB-9e!

4/26/2018 Hasbro Force Link 2.0 The Last Jedi

You can now find the Force Link 2.0 3.75" Rose Tico (First Order Disguise), BB-8 and BB-9e in the database. Check 'em all out!

Rose (First Order Disguise)

BB-8

BB-9e

rose first order disguise

Force Link 2.0 APP Update Available Now!

4/28/2018 Force Link 2.0 Hasbro

Hasbro has finally released an update for their Force Link 2.0 app via the iTunes app store. Now all your Force Link 2.0 enabled Star Wars figures can talk! Unfortunately the udpate takes quite a well to download and finish (we tested this with an iPhone 7 Plus and a WifFi connection and it took over 30 minutes to complete). We'll be updating the database with all the voice samples over the coming days, please stay tuned. 

Download the app and update

Look at all the Force Link 2.0 enabled figures

Force Link 2.0

Black Series PORGS Are Showing Up In Greater Quantities

4/28/2018 The Black Series The Last Jedi Hasbro

We've reveived several reports of collectors finding the Black Series Porgs at Target stores for $5.99 each. If you are still looking for them a trip to your local Target store might be worth it. They've also put out a nice display box which is sitting right in the middle of all the Star Wars toys.

Happy Hunting!

Black Series Porgs

Sail Barge Behind The Workbench Booklets Arriving!

4/28/2018 Sail Barge HasbroLab.com The Vintage Collection

Hasbro's HasLab Sail Barge Behind The Workbench booklets have been arriving on north American doorsteps this past week. If you've pre-ordered the Sail Barge make sure to go out and check your mail boxes! The 62 page booklet gives a detailed look into the creation of the Sail Barge including expert insights by Mark Boudreaux, the 1980 concept phase at Lucasfilm, Sail Barge concepts by Ralph McQuarrie and the model design which was used in Return Of The Jedi. In addition it features a look at how Hasbro built the Barge, including the dimensions and 3D renderings.

This is a fantastic companion piece to the actual Sail Barge and a great collector item. Unfortunately we can't share more images with you due to the copyright. 

Sail Barge Behind The Workbench Booklet

Sail Barge Behind The Workbench Booklet

S.H. Figuarts Anakin Skywalker (Revenge Of The Sith) Announced

4/28/2018 BanDai S.H. Figuarts Revenge Of The Sith

BanDai has announced a new Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts 5.5" figure of Anakin Skywalker from Revenge Of The Sith! The figure will be out in September this year and will only be available in Japan. The figure will come with three (!) head sculpts (regular, screaming, sith eyes), two lightsabers (ignited, non-ignited), two left wrists and three right wrists. Have a look at the glam shots below:

SH Figuarts Anakin Skywalker

Star Wars Item Finder By Plox!

4/28/2018 Star Wars Item Finder Plox Sponsored Article

We've received some Star Wars item finders by PLOX and would like to share some thoughts about them with you. With a Star Wars item finder you will find your stuff anywhere in the galaxy, and this is particularly helpful when you are just about to head out the door on a toy run looking for new Star Wars figures, and you can't find your keys or wallet! Of course Star Wars item finders can be attached to almost anything like suitcases, backpacks and other important items which you don't want to lose.

All you have to do is download the Plox Finder app (all free!) and connect it to your Star Wars item finder, and that's it! There are currently six different designs available which you can collect, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, R2-D2, BB-8, BB-9e and the Stormtrooper. 

Plox Star Wars Item Finder

Force Link 2.0 Chewbacca Variation

4/28/2018 Force Link 2.0 Hasbro Solo: A Star Wars Story

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: 

Force Link 2.0 Chewbacca

READ ABOUT OUR FORCE LINK 2.0 EXPERIENCE

4/29/2018 Force Link 2.0 Hasbro

After going through the painful 1+ hour Force Link 2.0 app update and several connection issues between the gauntlet and the app on an iPhone 7 Plus (with a great WiFi connection), we finally got the app to work. We've updated every Star Wars figure in the Solo: A Star Wars Story / Force Link 2.0 toy line with voice samples. Here is what we have learned and experienced: 

  • The Force Link 2.0 Wampa, Rathtar, Bala-Tik, BB-8 and BB-9e don't work yet with the app
  • Lando Calrissian is a great example of how cool this concept could be if implemented correctly (check out the db entry and listen to the voice samples, they are awesome!)
  • K-2SO only features three different lines (typically we can get five or six different lines out of a figure)
  • Qui-Gon Jinn's voice is not Liam Neeson (it sounds bad), and just like with K-2SO, we were only able to get three different phrases out of the figure
  • For Darth Maul they didn't use his Phantom Menace lines or voice either, it might be from The Clone Wars or Rebels
  • Rose (First Order Disguise) is unique, her voice samples are a mix of previous voice samples from other Rose figures
  • Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit) features only voice samples which are either from Dagobah or Bespin (this makes absolutely no sense)
  • Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) has new voice samples and is unique from the Last Jedi Force Link 1.0 figure
  • The Kessel Guard doesn't speak, fighting sounds only
  • Characters which we don't know much about yet sound good, Han, Qi'Ra, the Range Trooper, the Stormtrooper (Mimban), Enfys Nest ... all good stuff
  • The Force Link 2.0 wrist band works on older The Last Jedi figures, but the old Force Link wrist band which came with Kylo Ren (or the one with the Praetorian Guard/Stormtrooper Executioner - TRU exclusive) doesn't work on the Force Link 2.0 figures
  • The app feature to unlock new voice samples by linking new figures through the app doesn't work
  • Keeping track of figures through the app by tapping the "star" in the picture doesn't do anything, the figure counter doesn't go up
  • We've noticed several issues with other languages, when switching to German for example, the layout breaks on some pages because the headings are too long
  • You are supposed to be able to toggle between Force Link 1.0 and 2.0 figures in the app, in the German localization it says toggle between Force Link 2.0 and 2.1

So far we don't see the magic between Force Link 1.0 and 2.0 except that you can update it through Bluetooth. The app is still not ready for prime time yet. When was the last time you've spent $30+ for an item you thought you could use right away, then had to wait about two weeks, then installed the app on your phone (which took one hour) and then still didn't work 100%? The figures still have five or six different lines (in some cases apparently less), so the functionality is the same when compared to Force Link 1.0 and we didn't notice any changes in voice quality or an increase in phrases per figure. Force Link 2.0 has a lot of potential and we love how cool it is when it works well (Lando!), but we have to scratch our head when we have a Luke Skywalker in Hoth Outfit who only speaks lines from different scenes in the movie. Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope for a quick and frustration free update to the app in the coming days and a more thoughtful approach as to what lines the figures should speak (and having original voices from the movies should really be a given).

 Share your experience below, we'd love to hear about it!