Photos from this morning's LEGO Toy Fair media event have been uploaded to our Image Bank. There are plenty of awesome new sets scheduled to release in 2014, including ships and characters inspired by the new Star Wars Rebels series, a Star Destroyer and AT-AT, and much more. Click here to check out the gallery!
Our coverage of Toy Fair 2014 begins tomorrow with Hasbro starting things off in highly anticipated fashion, especially with recent announcements and teasers of their action figure line for the new Rebels series. Check back in Saturday afternoon for showroom images via our Twitter and Facebook feeds and click here to follow our coverage section. Sun or snow, the coverage soon begins!
You saw the sketches, now see the prototype action figure! Nobody wants to make you wait for August, so the USA Today has this article: 'Star Wars Rebels' LEGOs, action figures coming soon which spits in the eye of the Danish toymaker's branding strategy. Click here to see Hasbro's Kanan and what LEGO has planned that's better than Ezra.
If you have an Apple touch screen gizmo, LEGO Star Wars Microfighters is up for grabs. 99 cents gets you the game, and the toys are coming sooner or later. They're on Amazon and are crazy expensive right now.
As seen at The Brothers Brick, this feature on 2014 LEGO Star Wars sets shows how much more fallout we have from the abrupt changes brought by the 3D reissues being dropped. One set of Death Star Troopers is sure to delight pretty much everybody, while the other 10 sets are completely from the final prequel.
If you've been feeling that Hasbro's offerings have been a little lacking lately, Bloomberg has an article with some proof. Headline: Lego Beats Hasbro as World’s No. 2 Toymaker Amid Asia Sales Jump. According to the article:
Ewok lovers rejoice! Just in time for Return of the Jedi's 30th anniversary, LEGO announces their new Ewok Village playset complete with tons of movie inspired play features and 16 minifigures plus R2-D2. The set includes 1990 pieces and will retail for $249.99. Detail, official images, video and more after the jump!
Did you know Mattel made a die-cast car that's compatible with LEGO figures? It's true! The Hot Wheels Fig Rig is a new release from the company and likely at a store near you right now. The hood has 2 studs for LEGO connections, there are two more in the truck bed, and several locations have 3mm bars on which figures can grip their hands. And as luck would have it, a LEGO stud is the same size as the hole in most Fighter Pods figures.
ToysRUs stores will be hosting a special Star Wars Day event this Saturday, May the 4th, from 12-2 pm. Fans of all ages can build an exclusive mini version of Jek-14's Stealth Starfighter as featured in the Yoda Chronicles on the Cartoon Network airing May 29th.
Don't forget to add the new LEGO: The Empire Strikes Out DVD on your Easter shopping list this weekend. It's chock full of great entertainment and gags and even includes an awesome Darth Vader minifigure with medal! Order it here now for only $9.99!
The May the 4th LEGO exclusive for this year is good. Receive a FREE Hoth Han "Brown Coat" Solo in minifigure with a LEGO purchase of $75 or more. The minifigure plays on the much debated "Brown/Blue" coloring of Han's parka from The Empire Strikes Back.
The folks at LEGO are always generous and creative with their goodie bags for their Toy Fair media guests, and this year is a good one for Star Wars.
From Bricks To Bothans have posted images of Series 3 and 4 of LEGO's Planet Series planned for 2013.