I have been visiting my parents for the past couple of weeks, and not keeping up with toy news – so I had no idea that some images of a Star Wars Black Series Finn from The Force Awakens had made the rounds yesterday. So it was by complete coincidence that I was at the Green Hills shopping mall (in the Philippines) with my mom today and came across Finn. [Update: And Chewbacca – I didn’t realize it was the updated Chewie…]
One booth stop I must make every year at Comic-Con is Sideshow Collectibles, to see the Hot Toys they’ve got on display. But it’s a bit of an odd licensing vs. distribution conundrum this year, for all parties involved. Hot Toys has started cranking out the Star Wars figures, and Sideshow is their distributor in the States. But Sideshow has also held their own Star Wars license for longer than Hot Toys has. Coopetition?
Let’s see what Hot Toys has done in the short time they’ve held their Star Wars license, and see what else they’re up to.