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HasCon - New 12-Inch Yoda, Black Series Rose, More Dewback

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, September 9, 2017

3411 I just snapped a few more (or better) shots of items the other day.   Maybe you've seen these, but if not here's another look.  (No, not another Luke.)

The Titan Hero Series Yoda is a great mishmash of his design from The Empire Strikes Back and the prequels, including his snake and cane from the Kenner era plus a lightsaber from the not-as-old era.  I've felt that these 12-inch scale figures have been generally great - their only real shortcoming is my preferene for Original Trilogy-era characters, of which there have been precious few at this size.  The production sample of Yoda looked so incredible that for $10, I'd strongly recommend everybody give him a good look when he hits stores in a little while.

HasCon - Star Wars 6-Inch The Black Series Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 8, 2017

3398 Since a lot just came out, there wasn't a ton of newness in the 6-inch range at HasCon.  Star Wars fans may drool over a Landspeeder prototype, unpainted and marked up with where the paint would go later.  It's gorgeous.  You can also see Snoke plus the Force Friday offerings, after the break.

HasCon - Star Wars 40th Anniversary Collection and The Black Series Diorama-Rama

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 8, 2017

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You may have seen this from San Diego Comic-Con, but it was mobbed by people in a tight booth.  At HasCon, there was more space between things, so you don't have to worry about being crushed alive from all sides while trying to look at an action figure.  Also notable, many figures in the diorama were customized and a Luke Stormtrooper has an alternate, wet head.   I was unable to find out if it's coming out or was just a thing for the booth, but the important thing tonight is that you can see it after the jump.

HasCon - Star Wars Vehicles and Creature/Vehicle Sets

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 8, 2017

3379 So there aren't any more new vehicles on display, but it's worth noting that the Wampa with Luke Skywalker is sized similarly to the recent Probe Droid with Darth Vader and Bala-Tik with Rathtar - and should be in that same assortment later, you lucky so-and-sos.   I'm happy to see so much new stuff from The Empire Strikes Back, and the Wampa looks nice in particular.  New figure 2-packs, including BB-8's dark friend, are there too.

HasCon - Star Wars Single Figure 3 3/4-Inch Main Line Newness

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 8, 2017

3368 Hasbro revealed a few goodies at SDCC already, but there are more items yet to show.  Actually, this might be it for the year - I don't know, given how quickly the Han Solo movie will (allegedly) be released.   The gamut of Force Friday II products were shown, but you've seen and hopefully already bought those.   Here, you'll find new 2-packs, single figures, and newish creatures.   No new vehicles were displayed at this event.

HasCon - Return of Star Wars The Vintage Collection

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 8, 2017

3362 While there's not much here you haven't heard of or seen teased, it's worth a look!  The Vintage Collection is back, and an exploded prototype of the Imperial Hover Tank shows an incredibly high piece count for the vehicle, which is sure to have a price to match.  Snoke is here with his gold bathrobe and slippers, and massive head wound, and missing jaw chunk.  Who does he think he is, Karloff?  Read on for more!

HasCon - Star Wars Props on the Show Floor

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 8, 2017

3361 HasCon is on in Rhode Island right now - but it's pretty much over for the day at this point.  The morning greeted guests with 90+ minute waits for exclusives, but otherwise fairly few crowds.  Traffic is brisk, seating is plentiful, and it's a genuinely pleasant show to navigate.   And our coverage begins here with shots of some full-size props seen on the show floor.   Toys and more are incoming.  You'll want to keep checking back, particularly if you are on the west coast and bored at work on a Friday afternoon.

HasCon Preview on Twitter - Vintage Collection Snoke?

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 8, 2017

You have to squint, but user @maro254 posted a bunch of advance looks at HasCon on Twitter.  Of note was a post showing the Star Wars area with some newness - you can make out the 3 3/4-inch Vintage Hover Tank, a bunch of cardbacks, and what appears to be a 3 3/4-inch vintage Snoke!  Take a look - and we'll have more later.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,406: Boba Fett (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 8, 2017

It's a new sculpt Boba Fett!  He's based on his The Empire Strikes Back deco, and so far looks pretty great.  He's skinnier than some, with a good helmet and a rocket pack you can mount on his rocket pack.  Check it out - read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,405: C-3PO (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 7, 2017

So, here's C-3PO!  He's new.  It's not obvious.  The pose is different from some recent gold protocol droids, plus he's got that whole Force Link thing on his foot.   As the new line goes, given that he has no accessories, this may be the least interesting new figure.  Still, I bought one.  Why?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,404: Darth Vader (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 6, 2017

It's Star Wars so of course there's a new Darth Vader - this time packaged with the Probe Droid.  It's packed 1 per carton of 4 toys, the other 3 being Rathtars, so these tend to sell out quickly.  Particularly since it's the first new Original Trilogy thing in a while.  Should you get one?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,403: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master, The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 5, 2017

After an absence of new figures for The Force Awakens, the original trilogy's main hero gets not one, but three known 3 3/4-inch scale action figures for The Last Jedi so far!  The Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) is in stores now and you might even be able to find it at a store near you this week.  Should you track him down?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,402: Bala-Tik (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 4, 2017

Two years later is better than never!   Bala-Tik made it as a pack-in for the just-released-last-weekend Rathtar creature.  He has a blaster and he talks - he also screams.   The design turned out fairly well, and you can probably find him at a store near you as I type this.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,401: Rathtar (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 3, 2017

Hasbro's new Star Wars line - where it doesn't mention the new movie by name anywhere on the packaging - really does span the whole saga.  I found a new sculpt (and stunning) 1977-style Obi-Wan Kenobi on Saturday, and they also pay tribute to some cool stuff from The Force Awakens, as there is much that would still make a good toy.  We got a Rathtar!   He can eat figures.   He can make superbly cool and gross noises on the Force Link band.  Unfortunately, his tentacles can pop out easily, and he's basically a potato with a mouth.  I like it - it comes with a cool figure.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,400: Chewbacca with Porg (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 1, 2017

Day #2400! Why am I still doing this?   Just released this week, let's look at Chewbacca with Porg. The figure is awesome.  The animal buddy is awesome.  The bowcaster may be Hasbro's worst, as it falls apart if it touches anything.  Bring glue, but do give this figure a look - it's sturdy otherwise.  Read on!