Release dates for the second wave of the Disney Store exclusive The Last Jedi Elite Series 6” die cast figures have been revealed. Unlike the first wave, the next seven figures will be released individually over the course of six weeks starting on October 27th.
Chewbacca with Porgs - October 27th, 2017
Finn (First Order Disguise) - October 31st, 2017
Poe Dameron - November 7th, 2017
Rose & BB-8 - November 14th, 2017
C-3PO - November 21st, 2017
Captain Phasma - November 28th, 2017
Supreme Lead Snoke - December 5th, 2017
Before TLJ ES figures dropped on Force Friday II, the remaining TFA and R1 figures were on sale for less the $7.00 CAD from $34.00 CAD. With the first wave of TLJ ES figures looking like they will be shelf camping in a similar fashion to the previous releases, I can really see Disney modifying how these figures are marketed and released.
It has not been made clear whether or not each figure will be shipped in limited quantities, but the release style seems to be very similar to the limited run of the six Prequel and Original Trilogy Elite Series figures that dropped between Force Friday 1 and The Force Awakens in 2015. With the 2015 limited release of figures a raffle system was set up and carried out each week with a only a lucky few getting their hands on the figures. This made the figures extremely difficult to get at retail and the exclusivity caught the attention of collectors.
I had previously suggested that for Disney to continue the Elite Series line they needed to repurpose it and focus on exclusivity and collectors, and it looks like TLJ second wave release might be a step in that direction.
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