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UPDATE 2! Rumor: New Wave Of Black Series Star Wars Toys Tease The Last Jedi Characters.

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' started by SWNN Probe, May 7, 2017.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    An image showing an inventory for future Star Wars products set to arrive at a GameStop store around September 1, 2017 (Force Friday) has recently made its way online. While the product names that are related to The Last Jedi are naturally coded, they do give us an idea of what to expect for the movie's marketing campaign.





    The orginal image leaked out on Reddit, and while the info provided with the screencap would typically be enough to lead into a story, there's more info to consider here. Our pal at La Fosa del Rancor also added the following details to the mix:


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    A Sequel Trilogy-era Black Series figure of Luke is rumored to arrive closer to the release of the movie, so perhaps 'Cool Beta' and 'Foxtrot' are more representative of the new cast than the legacy characters. Given that 'Victor' is almost certainly Snoke, it's incredibly likely that we'll see him both in his robes (as seen in The Force Awakens) and his regal attire that has been rumored to debut in The Last Jedi. It's likely that now that Lucasfilm have decided what Snoke looks like, they'll be using him more in the marketing for future movies. On a last, unrelated note, the figure listed in the middle of the other Episode VIII toys - 'Blue Leader' - refers to <del>General Merrick from Rogue One</del> Grand Admiral Thrawn as he appears in Rebels, as it was confirmed by Hasbro at Star Wars Celebration Orlando that Thrawn would be a Force Friday character (hat tip @RogueKnight).



    UPDATE 1!



    The 'Foxtrot' codename sounded oddly familiar to me, and thanks to The Cantina contributor MagnarTheGreat, I remember exactly why. Magnar previously took note of list of forthcoming Wal-Mart products described on a collecting site known as Bantha Skull in December 2016. Among the products listed were two specific items explicitly tied to The Last Jedi:


    Let's use what we've recently learned about these Gamestop with the Wal-Mart product list to draw a few conclusions. Firstly, it appears as though 'Foxtrot' directly refers to either Luke Skywalker or Rey. While I am inclined to believe it is most likely the latter, distinctly pointing out that the lightsaber is blue (presuming that part isn't a code - more on that in just a second) also suggests that we might be talking about a Luke-related product here. Secondly, we can presume that 'Victor' does indeed refer to Snoke, but it may also suggest that the 'Guards of Evil' are not necessarily related to Snoke in particular, since there's a clear distinction between them and the 'Victor Guard'. If that's the case, then the 'Guards of Evil' character multi-pack could be a few of the Knights of Ren. Thirdly, 'Blue' and 'Red' seem to be indicative of individual factions. If Thrawn's 'Blue Leader' status is indicative of anything, then we can presume that 'Blue' refers to the Empire/First Order and 'Red' refers to the Rebel Alliance/Resistance - or it could be the other way around in the event that it really is a figure of General Merrick from Rogue One. (The 'R' label makes me think it's Rebels-related and not Rogue One-related, in any case.)



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    The hits just keep coming as more information on Star Wars products arrive. CM4Sci, another Redditor, has revealed even more product names:
    There's lots of information to look at here, but I'll keep my observations brief this time:
    • 'RP' most likely refers to Kylo Ren, given the presence of mask and lightsaber products.
    • If 'Victor' is indeed Snoke, then the villain possesses a lightsaber of his own.
    • The electronic plush beak thing most likely have to do with the Porgs, the birds of Ahch-To.
    • If 'Delta', 'Victor', and 'Foxtrot' are of any indication, the phonetic alphabet is being used to give code names to these products.
    • One of the lightsaber products may be based on Obi-Wan's weapon, as mentioned by Hasbro (hat tip 70DBounce2).
    More news on The Last Jedi's merchandise as it breaks.



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    Please tell me "Poopy Butthole" (6th entry on the list) is NOT a SW TLJ character!!!!
     
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    LOL!! It's a Snoke figure.

    I'll be adding these to my collection, hopfully. And too bad the cost is up $3.
     
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    I don't even collect the action figures, but this gets me excited for some reason.
     
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    Poopy Butthole... Plagueis confirmed?
     
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    I nearly choked on toothpaste when I was brushing my teeth. lols Poopy butthole is something I say out of random sometimes. hehe
     
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    Guards of Evil = Knights of Ren? Or is Snoke getting his own version of Imperial Guards?
     
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    Yes, Snoke rumors say he as some Red Guards with individual outfits and weaponry. But it could also stand for the KoR since the one guy looking like a Victor (von Doom) is Kylo.
     
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    JW has erred toward the side of these guys being "The First Order Guard" as opposed to the Knights of Ren. Although he could be getting it a bit mixed up. I get the feeling that Lucasfilm will be keeping it simple and that they'll be one and the same.
    It's a Rick & Morty thing. The list is not all Star Wars, as evident by the Five Nights at Freddy's, Stranger Things, and Dragon Ball Super products that are also on there.
     
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    Could GUARDS OF EVIL be Knights of Ren??
     
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    I want Knights Of Ren figures and Luke, 12-18 inches.
     
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    Now that I think about it Victor is likely Kylo Ren especially given he is going to likely get the upper hand in this movie.
     
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    These are my guesses based on like zero facts

    Cool Beta - Finn
    Foxtrot - Rey
    Blue Leader - Poe
    Victor - Kylo Ren
    Throne - Snoke
    Guards of Evil - Knights of Ren
     
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    I think this is the Blue Reader they refer to:
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    His name is Antoc Merrick.
     
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    Most probably as it has R before his title. Iam also going tot take a guess that the Guards of Evil are Snokes personal guard rather then the Knights of Ren as ther are more then 4 of those & it would seam odd to release only 4 of them & not all of them.
     
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    Mesa Back!!
    Darth Jar Jar confirmed.
     
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    I've seen speculation that it's actually an "evolution" pack, that has guard figures from across the history of Star Wars - one from the new movie, Emperor's Royal Guard, Senate Guard, etc - which makes sense for an exclusive. But I can also see it being the Knights of Ren, with the other Knights spread out as exclusives to other major retailers.

    The "R" in the code apparently stands for "Rebels" not "Rogue One", and the Blue Leader is actually Grand Admiral Thrawn - a figure that debuted at SW Celebration, and given a Force Friday release date.
     
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