Today a friend of mine managed to find wave 1 of the 40th Anniversary at his local Toys R Us in Amherst, NY. He said the entire wave was there, but he only bought himself a Artoo-Detoo and a Han Solo. Are these still being found in their distribution centers or are these coming from somewhere else? Have you seen these pop up in your TRU recently? Thanks to JTA reader and friend Charlie for the info.
Just like our rumor report stated months ago, Han Solo and Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) from The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6″ line are available as solid cases. JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store is now taking pre-orders for these figures.
Kmart has ALL of The Black Series 3.75″ 40th Anniversary Titanium figures on sale for $12.74. Not a bad price!
This time from ThinkGeek. They sent out an e-mail last night letting customers know that Han Solo has been discontinued. I believe this is just the first of many e-mails ThinkGeek will be sending out.
It looks like the prices are dropping, albeit rather slowly. Most of them are $14 or a bit under on Amazon currently with Free One-Day Shipping for Prime members. Maybe it’s time to jump, or maybe they’ll drop more. Who Knows? Or, maybe they’ll end up out of production and worth triple the amount and we’ll be left buying from scalpers!
Following the shocking news that directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had been fired over four and a half months into production, rumors began to swirl that Oscar winner Ron Howard was the top choice to take over the directing duties on the Han Solo film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ron Howard has officially been named as the new director of the Han Solo film. Howard will take over a contentious set, Lord and Miller were fired after clashing with Kathleen Kennedy and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. It’s extremely rare for a director to be fired this far into production, so a veteran director like Howard is a smart choice to finish the film under these bizarre circumstances. Head over to The Hollywood Reporter for the full story.
Update: Click here to read to read the official announcement and a statement from Kathleen Kennedy at StarWars.com.
In a stunning development, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will no longer direct the upcoming Han Solo standalone film. They have departed the project over creative differences with Lucasfilm. The search for a new director is underway. Head over to StarWars.com to read the full statements from Kathleen Kennedy and Lord and Miller.
We’re a little late to the party with this news, but I still think it is worth sharing. MakingStarWars.net recently obtained pictures of the crew shirts from the upcoming Han Solo film. The shirts reveal what may very well be the working title and logo for the film, Star Wars: Solo with Han’s signature blaster standing in for the “L.” What do you think about the potential title and logo? What about the film as a whole? Despite the talented directors and cast, I’m still concerned. Head over to MakingStarWars.net to check out the full gallery!
The solid case packs have gone up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth for two hard to find The Black Series [Star Wars 40] figures. pore-order as many Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) and Han Solo figures as you’d like and KILL that aftermarket folks! Special thanks to JTA reader Craig P. for the alert!
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