Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Rumor: Action Figure Sets To Be Released Along With Six Film Digital Release

By: Benjamin Hart

Earlier this week we got a look at a product list from Hasbro for action figures, vehicles and more related to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. And today our friends at Jedi News claim to have gotten their hands on info and images regarding an action figure release that will be happening much sooner and along with a special release of the six current films.

Jedi News reports:

"...It seems that there's more product to come from Hasbro... to support the digital releases of the films probably in time for May 4th although that date could be sooner.  We have images and details about 6 box sets that will be released (similar in look and style from the 2011 Blu-ray Commemorative Sets) that will be released around the same time, click on the images for a closer look."

"The text in the first image states 'LEFT SIDE PANELS CREATE A COMPLETE COLLAGE WHEN LINED UP.  WE WILL COMISSION  A NEW ILLUSTRATION THAT FEATURES THE CHARACTERS INCLUDED IN THE ASSORTMENT AND FITS THE SPACE PRECISELY '.  It looks as though all the figures will be from Saga Legends, which feature five points of articulation and have all been released before.  It should be noted that no female figures are represented."

 They also revealed info(and UK pricing) for five Lego sets slated for release in June and thirteen others coming later this year. Jedi News adds that they have been told that two of the Episode VII sets are the Milennium Falcon and X-Wing:

  • 75091 Classic Flash Speeder £34.99
  • 75092 Naboo Starfighter £54.99
  • 75093 Death Star Final Duel £69.99
  • 75094 Imperial Shuttle Tydirium £79.99
  • 75106 Imperial Assault Carrier £99.99
  • 75099 Episode VII £19.99
  • 75100 Episode VII £39.99
  • 75101 Episode VII £59.99
  • 75102 Episode VII £69.99
  • 75103 Episode VII £79.99
  • 75104 Episode VII £99.99
  • 75105 Episode VII £129.99
  • 75107 £14.99
  • 75108 £14.99
  • 75109 £19.99
  • 75110 £19.99
  • 75111 £24.99
  • 75112 £29.99

They also mention that the "street date" for all of The Force Awakens merchandise including the second wave of Lego sets, is September 4th.

It's very exciting to hear about all of the toys releases that are coming with The Force Awakens, but it's even more intriguing to find out that original six films may be released digitally very soon. Does this mean we'll finally be able to watch the Saga on Netflix, iTunes, Google Play, or all of them(& more) prior to the release of Episode VII? We can certainly hope!

Of course, given the reliability of the source and included images, this does seem legitimate, but we still have to file this as a rumor until Lucasfilm confirms it.

Source: Jedi News

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