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Disney Toybox: Shadow Trooper & R2-Q5

We’ve got a new stormtrooper in the Disney Toybox Star Wars line. They are some of my favorite figures, even though they aren’t the best at standing up. This one is less stylized than past ones, but I feel they’ve been moving away from the original Disney Infinity look. Which is a bummer as that’s what originally got me started collecting them.

This is considered a two-figure set, so because of that, it’s more expensive than others. The new price of $26.99 is ridiculous in my opinion, though. Since it’s Star Wars and pretty cool looking it could disappear from the online store fast. If it doesn’t, I expect it to drop in price fairly quickly. Depending on how many they made I don’t see a lot of people spending that much on a stormtrooper, no matter how cool looking.

On the back of the box, there’s a picture of a Boba Fett and Stormtrooper pack. The stormtrooper looks like one that’s already been released. However, the Boba Fett looks different from the previous one.

I’m still a bit shocked at that price. I realize we’ve had supply shortages, but that seems crazy. For comparison, the Ashoka Tano and Captain Rex set is only $18.99. I hope this isn’t a new price point because I will definitely not be continuing my collection at that price.

Disney Toybox Star-Lord T’Challa

Holy cow I was not expecting this figure, but I’m so happy they did it. I’ve only seen a few episodes of What if? but I really liked this episode. Peter Quill is such a fuck up so it was cool to see just how different things would have been with T’Challa as Star-Lord.

What I particularly love about this figure is the second head. While it looks creepy in the packaging, I thought they missed a big opportunity by not doing something like this with the Black Panther figure. At that point, there had been no people of color figures released in the line. Now we’ve had Sam as Captain America, but that’s it. The entire Toybox collection is lacking in people of color. Finn was another missed opportunity in the Star Wars line. I’m not as pissed about that because the sequel trilogy sucks.

Anyway, here’s a new figure in time for Christmas. No idea how fast this will go, but there are shipping shortages everywhere so…

Spider-Man Crime Lab Play Set

So we’ve got a new Spider-Man set. It looks more interesting than past ones, but I find it difficult to get excited about another one. At least we’ve now got a Peter Parker figure, not just another Spider-Man.

Sorry, I’ve got a horrible headache. Have fun.

New Toybox Figures and Sets!

First off, thanks to spitfire9467 for emailing me to let me know these were finally showing up on the Disney Store online.

Second, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I’ve got a Captain Carter figure. You have no idea how excited I am for this one. I loved Agent Carter. A pic of her is my avatar in a lot of places. I loved the Agent Carter tv show and I’m pissed at how they retconned that with Endgame. Anyway! The figure looks like it’s going to stand up better than other female figures. It also looks to be one of the nicer MARVEL Toybox figures in that there’s some character in her face.

Captain Marvel comes paired with The Hydra Stomper. He lights up and the helmet flips up to show a bust of Steve Rogers. There aren’t any pics of that on the website except for the small pic of the bust on the box. Since he’s so big and it’s two figures this is one of the more expensive at $35. Still, CAPTAIN CARTER!!!!!!!!!!

I was aware that she was coming and it makes sense with the release of MARVEL’s What If? cartoon on Disney+. Their episode was really good btw. I was not expecting a new Mando and Baby Yoda (Grogu if you want to be technical). Their figure set did sell out pretty fast, but why the addition of the ship? Could we not have had an updated figure with Baby Yoda no longer in the bassinet? Oh well. It is nice to have an updated Baby Yoda. Mando looks to be the same. The ship lights up, shoots missiles, has a removable carbonite freezing chamber, and a secret compartment. I’ve never gotten one of the big toybox sets, but if it’s anything like the Playskool sets the removable parts will get lost if played with for more than five minutes. Their set is only $5 more than the Captain Carter one. I’m starting to think they might be price gouging on my love of her. Hmmmm…

New Disney Toybox Figures

In time for Halloween we’ve got a new Jack Skellington figure and a double pack of Miguel and Héctor. This time Miguel has no face paint, so he is different. Héctor looks the same, though, he doesn’t come with his hat or guitar.

I love the first Jack figure, but it was sold out before I started collecting and I wasn’t able to purchase the original reissue. Not sure if I’ll splurge and get this one either. Especially since it looks like they’re going to be releasing a Captain Carter figure soon. Still, once again nice to see new figures, especially in the neglected Disney and Pixar lines.

All lists have been updated.