Inside the Toy Box: Issue Five


No big toy news this week.  Some toys went on sale this past weekend for a little independent sci-fi film coming out this Christmas.  Not sure if anyone has heard of it.  I was there for midnight at my local Toys R Us and I must say things were pretty docile.  There are a ton of EPVII toys out there so that will take up most if not all out our agenda.  Grab your coffee, we might be here awhile.

A ton of Black Series hit shelve or went up for pre-order.  Here is the meat and potatoes including store exclusives and case breakdowns.  There are four waves total, with a First Order Stormtrooper in every wave so you will have plenty of chances to build your troops.  Wave 1 was on shelves Force Friday so we all know who is in that one by now but in case you still aren’t aware here it is.

Wave 1
1x Rey & BB-8
1x Finn
2x Kylo Ren
1x Chewbacca
1x First Order Stormtrooper


Wave 2 (This is the killer with all new characters from EPVII)


1x Captian Phasma
1x Constable Zuvio
1x Finn (Jakku)
1x Guavian
1x Poe Dameron (Pilot)
1x First Order Stormtrooper

Wave 3

1x Finn
1x Rey & BB-8
1x Kylo Ren
1x First Order Stormtrooper
1x Resistance Trooper
1x First Order TIE Fighter Pilot

Speaking of TIE Pilots, he is the companion pilot for this bad boy.  Although not ready for Force Friday, the Black Series First Order TIE Fighter is up for pre-order.

TIE Fighter

Wave 4 still doesn’t have a breakdown as of yet.  Beside a couple re-packs, rumor has it that wave 4 contains a First Order Snowtrooper, General Hux, and X-wing Pilot Asty.

Entertainment Earth has a pretty sweet Imperial Forces exclusive 4-pack which contains some interesting figures.  We get a second droid to the 6-insh series with R2-Q5 and a first time ever Crimson Stormtooper.

Amazon as a Black Series exclusive as well feature a Trooper Evolution 4-pack.  This exclusive gives us the long awaited Phase II Clone Trooper.

You can get caught up on the rest of the Black Series store exclusives here.

This is the droid you are looking for!  Sphero gives us the coolest EPVII toy out there with the App controlled BB-8.  Check out the youtube video if you are not familiar with this bad boy.  Entertainment Earth has it up for pre-order with free shipping. Gamestop and Thinkgeek have it up as well.

BB-8 isn’t the only thing thats going to be huge this holiday season.  The Furbacca will he a must have as well.  This will be highly sought after by both Star Wars and Furby fans.

We are also getting more EPVII star ships that anyone knows what to do with.  There are four main series/collections out there in my option.  You know Hot-Wheels is in on the game.  It looks like the Black Series is going die-cast with the Titanium Series.  The Disney Store also has a set of star ships exclusive to them.  I picked up Poe’s X-wing for my daughter and after unboxing it I am quite pleased.  They are of larger scale and a great price point.  The last one is a classic from my childhood making a comeback, Micromachines.

Titanium Series- Wave 1 (out on Force Friday), Wave 2, & Wave 3

Titanium Series Gift Set– Box includes Resistance X-Wing Fighter, TIE Fighter, Millennium Falcon, and Biggs Darklighter’s X-Wing Fighter


Finally we have the 3 3/4 in action figures and vehicles.  There are a ton.









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