More exclusive Star Wars collectible figures/toys news coming from the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, and this time, we have a first look at the Toys”R”Us Star Wars Black Series — Jabba’s Rancor Pit. This scene depicts the evens of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, when newly minted Jedi Master Luke Skywalker approached Jabba the Hutt’s palace, in order to free his friends. Of course, as you well know, things didn’t go according to plan and Luke fell into the Rancor Pit, where he used his newly honed Force powers to defeat the slavering beast.
From the official Toys”R”Us press release:
"Star Wars™ The Black Series Jabba’s Rancor™ Pit from Hasbro®Star Wars™ fans can re-create one of the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars Saga with this set from The Black Series. Jabba’s Rancor™ Pit includes highly articulated [3.75 inch] figures, all of which are featured in the epic Return of the Jedi scene where Jabba the Hut throws a Gamorrean Guard and Luke Skywalker into the Rancor Pit, while Princess Leia looks on in horror. This item will become available at Toys“R”Us stores later this year."
This isn’t the only exciting news from the awesome folks at Toy”R”Us, in lieu of the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, the company has created a brand new website where these toys can be purchased.
"In conjunction with Comic Convention, Toys“R”Us has introduced a new shop titled, “Collector Vector,” dedicated to collectible action figures, playsets and more for the mature collector community, available now in its stores nationwide and Toysrus.com. This specially designated destination features nearly 100 highly sought-after collectibles from industry leading manufacturers, including Bandai, Diamond Select™, Mezco Toyz, McFarlane Toys and NECA, among others, as well as items based on hit properties, such as BATMAN™,Godzilla, Sons of Anarchy, Predator, The Walking Dead and more. The company’s new digital “Collector Vector” hub, available online at Toysrus.com, features hundreds of additional product options, including items customers can’t find anywhere else."
Toys”R”Us is also incorporating something very neat, as they have a link where you can tweet a prepared question to their official Twitter account, and in doing so, receive an informative answer.
"Click to Tweet: .@ToysRUs reveals exclusive #SDCC merchandise & announces new #CollectorVector in-store & online shop www.toysrus.com/ComicConvention"
This is very exciting news, and quite innovative on the part of Toys”R”Us. It will ensure that even those Star Wars fans who are unable to attend this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, will be able to keep apprised of the newest and hottest merchandise being unveiled there. The new site also allows fans at home to order this merchandise, which is something that not a lot of toy companies do. Kudos to Toys”R”Us for making these brands immediately available to everyone.