Turns Out The Rebels Were Hiding Those New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Figures on eBay
It wouldn't be a day of the week without another Star Wars leak of some kind. In the lead up to Force Friday, the Sept. 4 launch day for all Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise, more and more action figures and collectibles are finding their way into the wild. That's one of the disadvantages to releasing said merchandise to the retailers early so they can properly prepare their action plans for the big day in a few weeks.
While the silence from Hasbro with regards to what to expect from Force Friday had been deafening, these past few days have proved very fruitful for Star Wars collectors salivating for a glimpse at what was coming down the pipe. Several eBay listings popped up today (captured by YakFace) offering potential buyers the very first opportunities to buy new Star Wars: The Force Awakens figures before they actually hit retail shelves on Sept. 4. More importantly, they also gave us our first look at the planned 3.75" figures coming from Hasbro in just a few weeks.
Four different figures made their way online, including characters we've seen a number of times already in trailers and promotional materials like Finn, Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma. These listings also gave us the first look at the new First Order Flametrooper. The card backs also offered a sneak peek at a classic Luke Skywalker (Bespin style?) and newcomer Constable Zuvio. Figures for either of those characters remain hidden for now, but given how many other leaks have sprung on this ship, it's only a matter of time until we get a look at them, too.
Interestingly enough, the 3.75" figures all come with build-an-accessory pieces for two different combined collectibles. It's impossible to tell what these things are, but each has three pieces that come with three different figures, and then combine to form some kind of weapon. Maybe? Only the people who've been paying over $100 a clip for each of these figures will know for sure. The rest of us will just have to wait until Sept. 4 to find out.