Release dates for the second wave of the Disney Store exclusive The Last Jedi Elite Series figures were revealed a few weeks ago, and we have now seen the first 2 figures drop into stores.
The has been a lot of conjecture around how these figures were going to be released, causing a little bit of that plastic anxiety.
A few options include;
- A raffle system as seen in the past (OT and PT figures - 2015)
- Shipping in limited quantities
- A simple staged release to create a bit of buzz.
After seeing the first 2 figures drop and speaking with Disney Store employees I can now confirm a few Elite Series details. These certainly aren't being raffled off but they appear to be short shipped for the day of release (6-12 per store). Although they are shipping in limited quantities for the day of release, it looks like Disney Stores are continuing to receive cases of the figures after their initial release. So it looks like there shouldn't be any issues picking up the majority of these figures down the road at a discount. I will toss some caution towards the Snoke figure (December 5th, 2017) which may see a bit more attention from collectors.
Here is a look at the first 2 figures released, Chewy and Finn. The Chewy is a great looking figure and is scaled properly, requiring a larger box. The great sculpt and paint applications (not to mention the Porgs) almost made me grab this figure at full price. The Finn leaves a bit to be desired with a less then stellar face sculpt and overall falling short of the Black Series equivalent. I will defiantly be picking these figures up, but I am playing the long game to save a bit cash and spread the collecting budget around to more items!
Check out the Elite Series release dates below - up next Poe Dameron - Tuesday November 7th, 2017!
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
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As always, good luck on THE HUNT!