Earlier in the week, a few Disney and Star Wars bloggers were whisked away by the House of Mouse to check out a number of upcoming toys in development for sale in The Disney Store retail outlets. An example of something taught in schools as "vertical integration," we now have a company absorbing numerous parts of a business - not only do they make the movie, own the rights, hire the actors, own the characters, and sell the product, but they're going to design and manufacture it in house, too. This article looks at the die-cast vehicle segment, which brings back metal in a meaty way with $10-$20 ships. Each of the 12 new vehicles has moving parts, is due later this year, and will likely remind the very older and infirmed of us of Kenner's lovely and memorable offerings from 1978-1981-ish.
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From Domino Squad, it's Cutup! This new redeco appeared on eBay and has not yet been confirmed by Hasbro. Is it something they'll announce at New York Comic Con next month...
Last year when Hasbro released the Spacetrooper, it had shoulder pads, a jetpack, and a droid bit. The droid bit is gone, and now that he's shipping from Hasbro in Saga Legends packaging, he's got a new (to him) gun. (The ammo thing isn't on the side like a Stormtrooper gun, rather it appears similar to a redeco of Wioslea's weapon.) Click through for bigger pics.
We have good news and bad news. The good news? Sandtroopers.com revealed the all-white prototype armor Boba Fett figure in full, both carded and loose. The bad news? It doesn't have the grapple hook rocket like the image from Toy Fair's slide show implied. Rather, it's a reworked Animated Boba Fett from 2007. See more on their site.
Gentle Giant announces new products for late 2010, including a fantastic Cad Bane maquette, Momaw Nadon minibust, and a StarWarsShop exclusive Shae Vizla maquette!
The latest Hasbro print ad features the "do these really exist?" Expanded Universe Wave exclusive, or should we say elusive to Toys R Us. The wave includes parts to build BG-J38.
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HASBRO Star Wars News: Next week we should be getting the first wave of the new "The Vintage Collection". Please note that in 2010 we will sell all new basic figure in cases (factory sealed) only.
Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about another great round of new arrivals and more awesome new preorders!
Brand new Star Wars figures are here! The much anticipated Vintage-Style figures are now available for sale along with the new Clone Wars figure wave. Don't forget about the AT-AT vehicle, finally back in production! Also, new G.I. Joe vehicles are here with the Resolute packs soon to follow! For more great stuff, check out the Brian's Toys newsletter at: http://www.brianstoys.com/store/custom.aspx?id=12
Dark Horse releases some exciting new titles in October with a new Blood Ties installment featuring Jango and Boba together again. Aayla braves a new mission in the latest Clone Wars adventure. Also meet a new kind of Jedi for a new kind of Star Wars in the first installment of Knight Errant!
Star Wars Brickheads unite! LEGO is offering Star Wars Cube Dudes for SDCC and will be selling 450 a day, with purchase decided by raffle. If you are attending Comic-Con, make sure to stop by the booth and pick yours up!