Hasbro Renews Disney, Marvel, and yes, Star Wars Licenses

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 21, 2020

While there are a lot of product announcements coming up this weekend, only one piece of news really matters.  

And it's a press release. 

Hasbro confirms:   Hasbro and Disney Extend Strategic Merchandising Relationship for Marvel and Star Wars Franchises.   While no date for its end appears in the press release, it does say "The Star Wars license agreement includes the rights to toys and games based on entertainment like Star Wars: The Clone Wars and The Mandalorian, incorporating fan favorite characters such as The Child from The Mandalorian, affectionately known as Baby Yoda. The agreements are multi-year agreements."

Tags:

Toy Fair 2020 - Trouble: Star Wars The Mandalorian Edition Game

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 20, 2020

3756 The Pop-O-Matic die - a classic used in Trouble and Aggrivation, to name a few games - is back with the baby.  The baby will own us al.  Can you keep him out of trouble? No.  But it can be a lot of fun to try.  He'll just eat your pets and then pass out after trying to Force-push the dog out of the house.  Hasbro's corporate-approved news mailing says:

Toy Fair 2020 - Star Wars The Mandalorian Darksaber Electronic Lightsaber

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 20, 2020

3755 In "toys I never thought we'd see" news, here's Star Wars The Mandalorian Darksaber Electronic Lightsaber toy.  It appears in all the very best modern-era television projects and has been owned by several characters - most of which are pretty cool.   Hasbro's copy block says:

Toy Fair 2020 - Star Wars The Mandalorian The Child Interactive Plush

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 20, 2020

3752 Due around Decemberish is this Animatronic Star Wars The Mandalorian The Child Interactive Plush.  Your mom will call it "Baby Yoda Furby."  It wiggles its ears, blinks, and coos - I also to these things but nobody is lavishing any praise on me.  This toy should be about $60 when it hits online and retail stores in Q4, and you should pre-order now if you want one. 

Hasbro says:

Toy Fair 2020 - Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Ahsoka and Clone Trooper

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 20, 2020

3747 Because Hasbro's goal now is to seemingly ensure we get lots of awesome, but incompatible figures spread over several scales let's look at Galaxy of Adventure Ahsoka Tano and a Clone Trooper.  This style of figure is cheap, well-constructed, and fun - but a scattered cast may make it something you don't collect.  (Buy one, they're neat.) Check out the press text and new images.

Toy Fair 2020 - Operation: Star Wars The Mandalorian Edition Game

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 20, 2020

3744 Oh, you bet it's that time again! Hasbro sent ahead a lot of pictures ahead of their Saturday showcase, starting with Operation: Star Wars The Mandalorian Edition Game.  Here's the Hasbro copy dump with images.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,666: BB Unit (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 20, 2020

Something old, something blue, this BB Unit (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)  has it all!  White when warm and blue when cold, you can get your fingerprints all over this guy in a cold room. It's a fun play feature.  Do you need it?  No, but... you kind of do. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,665: First Order Elite Snowtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 18, 2020

New?  A lot of the late 2019 exclusives were deco changes or accessory changes, and this First Order Elite Snowtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)  was a bit of both. Available individually or in a mystery box crate, this clearanced-out Target exclusive took a 2015 First Order Snowtrooper and added a cloak. And some paint.  I wasn't excited about it at full price, but the gift set's hat, pin, and comic made a nice gift set when it was marked down. Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Toys at Toy Stores, Troop Transports, and Wild Speculation

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 16, 2020

This week in Q&A - Pre-Toy Fair! Do I know what's coming? No comment! But let's talk about stores and other forms of disappointment.

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Our mail bag is empty. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,664: Babu Frik (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 13, 2020

The one, the only, the Babu Frik (The Black Series 6-Inch) is who we're looking at today.  I don't assume they can or will make a 3 3/4-inch scale one, so this larger-scale (but tiny) figure is the best bet you've got right now.  Is it worth it? Will you lose it in the couch? Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,663: Rey (& D-O, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Today: Rey (& D-O, The Black Series 6-Inch). It's a fantastic figure with exceptional articulation and the best Daisy Ridley likeness yet, plus a small droid sidekick - and she's not too hard to find.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Troopers, Toy Fair, and Filler

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 9, 2020

This week in Q&A - Troopers! Always in short supply, but why?

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Our mail bag is empty. Read on!

Star Wars Review: D-O (& Rey, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 6, 2020

D-O (& Rey, The Black Series 6-Inch) is technically an accessory, but less technically, he's really hard to get to stand up properly compared to other versions of the figure.   He's a got a little dirt, though, and articulated hair antenna things on the back. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,661: C-3PO (& Babu Frik, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 4, 2020

This 6-inch C-3PO includes Babu Frik... and Chewbacca's signature gear.   Promising chaos and action, the figure was ultimately more interesting than its scenes in The Rise of Skywalker, but hey, we've always got our imaginations.  The Target exclusive is most likely long gone at your local stores, but if you can find it I would recommend it.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Mandalorians, Great and Small

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 2, 2020

This week in Q&A - The Return of the Mando - it happened! And it might be over, at least for the Carbonized edition - keep hunting! And the regular one? All signs point to... well, click through to find out.

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Our mail bag is empty. Read on!