This weekend Bandai's Tamashii Nations 10th Anniversary World Tour will stop in Osaka, Japan. The event, which is free for attendees, will be held at Herbis HALL, 2-5-25 Umeda Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, OSAKA B2F. We've heard that a new S.H. Figuarts Darth Vader will be on display together with a Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi. In addition finished versions of the S.H. Figuarts C-3PO and R2-D2 will be on display as well. Stay tuned for updates please!
If you have an existing Barnes & Noble membership make sure to check your mailbox! Barnes & Noble have sent out a 30% off coupon (which is 30% off additionally to the already 10% off) for Star Wars items. Barnes & Noble carries Hasbro's The Black Series 6", the regular 3.75" figures, Bandai's Movie Realization Star Wars figures and Kotobukiya's ARTFX statues.
Let's take a look at Hasbro's The Black Series 6" figures on the secondary market. Most Black Series 6" figures can be had for regular retail price even years after their release, but there are some figures which have increased in value gradually.
Currently the top spot goes to the Boba Fett/Han Solo in Carbonite 2-pack which was a San Diego Comic Con exclusive in 2013. The demand for some of those figures is pretty amazing, even bootleg versions seem to be making quite a bit of money on the secondary market (Darth Maul!).
Many of the figures listed below have doubled in value, if not more, check it out:
2) Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot), 1st release and 40th Anniversary Collection
4) Darth Maul