It’s a tale as old as time. Highly anticipated, very secretive movie is months away from release, and major plot details get spoiled by toys and merchandising.
The chain of events are practically inevitable, especially when it comes to a film as culturally beloved as Star Wars. And though Lucasfilm attempts to make an event with their eventual toy reveals in what they’re now calling “Force Friday,” some listings have come out a bit early regarding their upcoming offers.
A Game Stop listing leaked on Reddit (via Star Wars News Network) has been circulating with the new Star Wars Black Series figures from Hasbro set to be coming out for the September event. And though there are a few characters from the older films—as well last a version of Grand Admiral Thrawn from Star Wars Rebels—the listing mentions multiple figures from Episode VIII.
The listing mentions five new characters in total, all with codenames. They include Cool Beta, Foxtrot, Victor, VICTOR 2 W/ THRONE, and GUARDS OF EVIL 4PK. Time to put our speculation hats on…
It seems likely that the first wave for Star Wars: The Last Jedi would consist of the main characters in the movie, so we should expect either Rey, Kylo Ren, Finn, or Poe Dameron. Maybe even a Luke Skywalker.
Star Wars News Network works off of the speculation that Victor with the throne could be an Supreme Leader Snoke figure, considering there has not been any other characters shown on thrones in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Plus, coupled with the Guards of Evil, we could be getting some new First Order badasses to go in a big collection. Could that be a codename of the Knights of Ren? Or something else?
Either way, it looks like there will be some awesome The Last Jedi entries for the Star Wars Black Series line of figures. Hopefully we learn more in the coming months.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi, from writer/director Rian Johnson, is in post-production now for a December 15, 2017, release. The film