Tham bring’s us the lowdown on the most recent announcements from Hasbro for Force Friday 2!
It’s 12am Malaysian time as I’m writing this, which means Force Friday 2 has arrived for us Malaysians. The Force Friday 2 crowd is starting to grow at ToysRUs Midvalley Mega Mall where Star Wars fans are getting ready to part with their hard earned cash for some new Star Wars toys!
Hasbro will be releasing new figures based on The Last Jedi and more, with a series of exclusive figures at select retailers. The most anticipated among the new releases will be the 6 inch scale Supreme Leader Stoke, who will be a Gamestop exclusive this fall and will cost $35. It is based on Snoke’s appearance in The Last Jedi and the figure will come with soft goods just like most of the figures from the Black Series line. The most interesting and attractive feature Of this Gamestop exclusive is that the figure comes with his very own throne to sit on!
Apart from the supreme leader, a 6 inch Elite Praetorian Guard ($20) was also announced and this is an Amazon exclusive. This would be The First Order’s answer to the Imperial Guard and this figure comes with a sword and a large heavy blade.
If one guard isn’t enough, however, then this “Guardians of Evil” set exclusive to Barnes & Noble, Gamestop, and Disney Stores. This $80 set of 6″ figures tracks the history and evolution of the Royal Guard design in the Star Wars saga, from the blue-clad Senate Guards of the prequels, all the way up to another Last Jedi Praetorian, this time with a new helmet and two bladed weapons exclusive to this version of the character.
If you’re a fan of the previously released Black Series Royal Guard, Hasbro is bringing a “Guardians of Evil” set exclusive to Barnes & Noble, Gamestop and Disney Stores. This $80 set of 6″ figures track the history and evolution of the Royal Guard design in the Star Wars saga, from the blue-clad Senate Guards of the prequels, to the Last Jedi Praetorian. Only this time it comes with a new helmet and two bladed weapons exclusive to this version of the character.
Last but not least, Walgreens will have a $20 exclusive version of a 6″ Obi-Wan Kenobi figure, based on his appearance in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi… which version will that be??!!
It will be the Force ghost, rendered in partially translucent plastic to recreate his spiritual form.
All of these figures will be available this fall, before Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters this December.
Original imagery and information from i09.