Rebelscum News Archive
Posted by Nick on June 20, 2017 at 08:42 PM CST | Forums
Following up on our testing of Gamestop's preorders of The Black Series figures, we have received two of the three wave 11 figures that were eligible for pre-order. Qui-Gin Jinn arrived on 5 June, shortly after the 1 June launch on hasbrotoyshop.com, Amazon, and other online retailers. Lando Calrissian just arrived today, 20 June. If you did preorder, you should be getting a call soon if you have not already. No word yet on the Imperial Royal Guard, but several other websites that took individual preorders for this character have also not filled the orders, so stay tuned.
Posted by Jeremy on June 20, 2017 at 07:52 PM CST | Forums
You'll have caught a glimpse of this minifig in our 75188 Resistance Bomber reveal in May, so here is a bigger and better shot to whet your appetitie for the upcoming The Last Jedi sets due to be released by LEGO in September. Compare the previous image with this one and you'll immediately spot that the face is reversible - with a plain minifig face on one side and another with a breathing mask.
Posted by Jeremy on June 20, 2017 at 05:13 PM CST | Forums
The latest pre-released minifig image is of Rose, a new character who is said to accompany Finn on a side mission in The Last Jedi and will come in an as yet unknown set. The torso and leg print shows a non-descript maintenance workers outfit, and all-in-all it's a rather non-descript minifig that is somewhat reminiscent of the LEGO version of Irina Spalko from the IJ: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull sets.
Posted by D_Martin on June 20, 2017 at 12:41 AM CST | Forums
With the latest update to the Hasbro section of our photo archive, we wrap up the second wave in the 40th Anniversary sub-line that celebrates the original twelve action figures released by Kenner in 1978. Follow this link to check out The Black Series repacked Chewbacca 6-inch action figure!
Posted by Jeremy on June 20, 2017 at 12:24 AM CST | Forums
Roving reporter for the official Star Wars website, James Floyd, has submitted his field report from LEGOLAND California's Star Wars Days (June 3rd and 4th). His in-depth coverage does a great job at describing the look, feel and flow of the event and delves into the local LUG fan build display, thespecial screening of all five episodes of LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales and all the interactive events like thecostume and trivia contests, a scavenger hunt for exclusive Droid Hunt ribbons and the cosplay parades held by the 501st and Rebel Legions, Mandalorian Mercs, Saber Guild, and R2 Builders clubs. You can read James's full write-up at the official Star Wars site now.
Posted by Jeremy on June 19, 2017 at 07:56 PM CST | Forums
Sporting a new quilted tabard, Kylo Ren displays his rage face in this new The Last Jedi minifig which is from an undocumented set - no points for suggesting Kylo Ren's TIE Fighter though. We are guessing that the head piece is dual-sided, with the reverse depicting a less aggressive visage. It is interesting to note that the scar Kylo Ren received in his duel with Rey in The Force Awakens is in the controversial location that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson moved it to. Grr, continuity, growl, fans unite, grr.
Posted by Jeremy on June 19, 2017 at 06:13 PM CST | Forums
Aussie big box retailer Big-W is having its seasonal kid's toy sale in advance of Christmas In July and there are some decent deals on a good number of LEGO Star Wars sets - many of which are seeing discounts of 25%. Hit the thumbnail above for the details or jump to their catalogue page for the full scope. Thanks to Nick P and Scott S for the tip.
Posted by Jeremy on June 19, 2017 at 04:35 PM CST | Forums
Today's first The Last Jedi minifig leak is the latest non-commissioned officer to join the ranks of the First Order defence force. In the packaging shot we posted of this minifig it is show with the shoulder pauldron on the right shoulder so one would assume the example in the image above was assembled incorrectly. In comparison with the First Order Stormtrooper minifig that came with 75103, 75132 and 75139 it is clear that the helmet and front print on the torso is not unique.
Posted by D_Martin on June 19, 2017 at 12:41 PM CST | Forums
We've updated the Hasbro section of our photo archive with the mass market repackaged release of a previous Walgreens / EB Games exclusive action figure. Follow this link to have a closer look at The Black Series repacked See-Threepio (C-3PO) 6-inch action figure from the second wave in the 40th Anniversary sub-line that celebrates the original twelve action figures released by Kenner in 1978.
Posted by D_Martin on June 19, 2017 at 01:51 AM CST | Forums
As much as it pains us to admit, we aren't living in a word where research and facts have the weight they deserve, but we'll not stop beating the drum for confirmed facts. We've been around long enough to know that there are components of Star Wars collecting history that need to be on the tongues of collectors, including the Unproduced Alternate Bald Emperor Hard Copy Prototype currently being offered on eBay. Follow the link above to check it out, and by all means, do some digging to find out more!
Posted by D_Martin on June 19, 2017 at 12:29 AM CST | Forums
Having moved past the debut sculpts, the latest update to the Hasbro section of our photo archive features The Black Series repacked Stormtrooper 6-inch action figure. This figure, when the dust settles, may become the most sought after in the second wave in the 40th Anniversary sub-line that celebrates the original twelve action figures released by Kenner in 1978 due to its army building advantages.
Posted by Jeremy on June 18, 2017 at 11:27 PM CST | Forums
Like a cross between The Ancient One (Doctor Strange) and Johan van der Smut (from Goldmember) is Supreme Leader Snoke in an open-necked belted tunic. One can only assume that the original live-action version will have a tan Jedi-like robe rather than the gold lam jumpsuit that you know you are expecting. This minifig was first revealed in the 75190 First Order Star Destroyer packaging shots we posted two weeks ago and this image was found on /r/legoleaks if you are source hunting. One last Austin Power's gag - snoke and a pancake anyone?
Posted by Jeremy on June 18, 2017 at 10:16 PM CST | Forums
While enjoying its daily news upload this morning our tame Imperial Probe Droid took notice of all the formats it was receiving data bursts in, so we at Rebelscum also wanted to know how you take your Rebelscum in the morning? Straight up off the website, with a dash of RSS or do you sprinkle on a couple of spoons of social media? Take our latest Probe Droid Poll and let us know.
Posted by Jeremy on June 18, 2017 at 09:09 PM CST | Forums
You'd be pardoned for thinking this is a rathtar or sarlacc set but it's not - click through for a look at the new Finn minifig. While he is still wearing Poe's jacket it is a revised print and is showing a bit of wear and tear, and comes with a printed blaster holster on the leg piece now. It's safe to say that this minifig will have an alternative face print. The set from which this minifig comes from has not been identified, and with the revelation of a Resistance Trooper minifig we have clues on potentially two sets from the first The Last Jedi set wave due out in September. Not long now!
Posted by Jeremy on June 18, 2017 at 06:48 PM CST | Forums
The fourth minifig to be leaked from first wave of LEGO The Last Jedi sets has now been posted on /r/legoleaks and is the First Order Shuttle Pilot first glimpsed in the picture of the 75190 First Order Star Destroyer minifigs we posted last month. Check back at /rs/lego because there's more to come.
Posted by D_Martin on June 18, 2017 at 02:03 PM CST | Forums
In celebration of Fasther's Day, our friends at ANOVOS are offering a 15% discount on select in-stock Star Wars costumes and accessories. Head over to their site now and use the FATHER2017 code at checkout to get in on the savings while you can!
Posted by D_Martin on June 18, 2017 at 01:48 PM CST | Forums
The latest action figure to be added to the Hasbro section of our photo archive may be small, but what it (screen accurately) lacks in stature, it makes up for with detail! Follow this link to have a closer look at The Black Series Jawa 6-inch scale action figure, the last of the three new figures in the second wave in the 40th Anniversary sub-line that celebrates the original twelve action figures released by Kenner in 1978!
Posted by D_Martin on June 16, 2017 at 10:56 PM CST | Forums
If you are done with trying to find them at your local retail outlets, you'll be happy to know that Entertainment Earth has opened pre-orders for Hasbro's 40th Anniversary Han Solo and Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) 6-inch action figures. Follow the links above to get in on these figures at first market prices!
Posted by D_Martin on June 16, 2017 at 10:51 PM CST | Forums
Next up in the updates to the Hasbro section of our photo archive is a new page featuring the 40th Anniversary Death Squad Commander 6-inch action figure. Follow the link above to have a closer look at this cool new figure from the second wave in the sub-line that celebrates the original twelve action figures released by Kenner in 1978!
Posted by Jeremy on June 16, 2017 at 05:48 PM CST | Forums
Just starting to appear outside the gates of LEGOLAND Deutschland where Star Wars Day is currently being held until June 18th is this nifty promotional DUPLO brick. There are a handful available on Bricklink.com at this moment, but numbers to increase (and prices to drop) as they become more common.
Posted by D_Martin on June 16, 2017 at 05:35 PM CST | Forums
Funko has revealed a new colorway for their Kylo Ren Hikari Sofubi figure. Click the thumbnail above to have a closer look at the Alchemy Kylo Ren. With a production run limited to only 300 pieces worldwide, this might be your only chance to add this variant to your collection!
Posted by Jeremy on June 16, 2017 at 05:00 PM CST | Forums
First seen on the leaked photograph of the 75190 First Order Star Destroyer set, we now have a close up shot of BB-9E - presumably the E is for evil. Clicking through will show that the ball-bearing shape of the BB series has been kept intact but a new head element has been designed. It is safe to assume that the print is replicated on all four quadrants.
Posted by Jeremy on June 16, 2017 at 01:15 AM CST | Forums
If you are intrigued at the notion of licensed ethical Star Wars-inspired clothing then click through for more. No womprats were injured in the making of this post.
Posted by D_Martin on June 15, 2017 at 09:57 PM CST | Forums
We've returned to the Hasbro section of our photo archive with a new series of updates to the 40th Anniversary collection. Follow this link to have a closer look to the Sand People 6-inch action figure and stay tuned for for more entries featuring the second wave of figures that celebrates the original twelve action figures released by Kenner in 1978!
Posted by Philip on June 15, 2017 at 05:10 PM CST | Forums
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Posted by Chris on June 15, 2017 at 03:45 PM CST | Forums
Here's a limited opportunity to Pre-Order signed Jar Jar Binks photos or mail in your own items to be signed by actor Ahmed Best through Official Pix! Read on for all the details.
Posted by D_Martin on June 15, 2017 at 02:19 PM CST | Forums
Sideshow Collectibles has opened the pre-order for the exclusive version of their The Empire Strikes Back Luke Skywalker Premium Format Figure. Follow the link above to secure yours now!