For the third year running, Aldi stores will be stocking a range of basic 6" Star Wars figures from Hasbro.
The figures are made by Hasbro with each figure standing between 5.5" and 6" tall. The figures don't observe scale, and are rather made to the same height. This means Phasma will most likely be undersized vs the other figures in this basic range and against the 6" Black Series. Rey on the other hand is a perfect fit to the standard 6" line. You can read all about the figures released to date here in our archive.
There are 4 figures down for release, all in new white & red packaging that matches the design for The Last Jedi packaging - even though the movie title is not specifically included. It is not clear if these follow a similar design to the 2016 packaging where there will be a character specific image on the left spine and some short background text on the reverse.
Rey and the First Order Stormtrooper have been released before while Phasma and C-3PO are new additions. Sadly, there is no sign of the Deathtrooper which has so far not been released anywhere other than Canada. Each figure retails at £6.99
You can pre-order these from Aldi now for dispatch as of the 10th December. Or you can pick up in store. If you are wanting to add these niche items to a collection as boxed then I'd be tempted to pre-order or get down to Aldi as soon as you can on 10th - after that they will be thrown into those wire bins and rifled through.
I personally love these figures, they are so quirky and yet some stand up really well against their expensive Black Series counterparts sculpturally. One of my hopes is that the 3PO scales well to the Black Series as that opens up a very cheap customising option for other protocol droids.