SDCC 2018

SDCC 2018: The Empire Strikes Back Mynock Hunt

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 13, 2018

3602 Sometimes we get exclusive figures, sometimes we get sneak peeks with exclusive gear.  The STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES HAN SOLO AND MYNOCK figures are a surprisingly fair $34.99 in a big fancy box that recalls the awesome Boba Fett from 2013.   Han has a breathing mask, Mynock, and some other goodies.  The box reads "Exogorth Escape," and if that seems baffling that's because you missed the Knights of the Old Republic comic books that gave a name and backstory to the big space slugs.  Mystery is dead, but the hunt lives on - more pictures and press info after the break. 

It's pretty dang cool.  At this time we do not know if this is the final exclusive or what else Hasbro  has planned - for the last two years, we've been treated to surprise exclusives on the day of the show.   You might not even know what you're missing when you're on the show floor.

SDCC 2018: The Force Awakens Exclusive

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 13, 2018

3596 We got a Rey in 2017 and an unmasked Kylo Ren in 2016, so in 2018 we get STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CENTERPIECE REY (STARKILLER BASE) & KYLO REN.   The Centerpiece Rey is available here for the first time, and Kylo Ren appears to be retooled from previous releases. 

The Rey is a Centerpiece, meaning lights are yes and articulation is no.  There's a misting system and a fancy light-up backdrop.  Kylo Ren has a uniquely expressive face, a torn shirt, and lots of articulation. Also snow deco.

The set is $109.99.  More images and the press info after the jump.

Star Wars Doctor Aphra Action Figure Set from Hasbro Debuts at SDCC!

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 6, 2018

3589 With three figures and a bit of sticker shock, this year's first (possibly only) 3 3/4-inch Star Wars Comic-Con exclusive in San Diego has been revealed!  Doctor Aphra is joined by 0-0-0 and BT-1 from Marvel's Doctor Aphra and Darth Vader comic books.  They're good fun, and those who read the stories have been requesting the Doctor and especially her droids for years.  

The set comes in a vintage-era-inspired "Special" box, wrapped in that foil styling we're seeing on more convention exclusives as of late.   Pictures and Hasbro's press copy after the jump.  (Spoiler - it's $49.99.)