Hasbro issued their Toy Fair press release breaking down their several brands, a few of which are hitting the big screen this year, including Star Wars of course. In their Star Wars announcement, they highlight their new Fighter Pods micro figure line and Star Wars AMP'D: "For the first time ever, kids will be able to quickly and easily customize the most iconic STAR WARS vehicles and prepare them for any mission: land, space, sea or air! In 2012, the line features 9 figures and 6 vehicles."
McDonalds will be promoting the release of The Phantom Menace 3D by incuding Star Wars Spinners with every Happy Meals purchase, Fans can collect up to eight character themed spinners beginning February 10th at participating McDonalds restaurants.
We've been doing this for over 12 years (except Pawlus, who has been in the thick of things since '95) and this stuff never gets old. There's always a sense of anticipation on what's to be revealed by Hasbro this Saturday for their Toy Fair Collector Media Event. We've already seen a glimpse of the MTT and a few figures from the U.K. Toy Fair, but we are raring to go to show what else Hasbro has in store for 2012 and perhaps 2013.
Screenlife®, creators of the popular Scene It?® entertainment trivia games announced its 2012 retail lineup, which will be previewed at the upcomingNY International Toy Fair, booth #2931. In conjunction with the Scene It? brand’s 10th anniversary, for the first time ever, Screenlife will be launching a title based on one of the most iconic film series in history, with Scene It? Star Wars. Featuring stunning movie clips and engaging trivia across all six Star WarsTM films, the game extends the classic Scene It? experience with new Stars Wars-specific challenges, and new puzzle types that offer a rare look at behind-the-scenes materials that will delight as well as inform fans.
Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new preorders, more cool new arrivals, and our latest sale. We've cut pricing on 40 various older & overstocked listings. There are a variety of items fromTransformers, Marvel, Star Wars, DC, GI Joe, and more. Our Seacon Exclusive is back on sale at $35 each, grab one now before they go back to $49.99 again.
Check back this Saturday morning for Galactic Hunter coverage of Toy Fair 2012 in New York City! Join Adam Pawlus, myself, and the newest member of our team, Rich Alot, who was actually part of the old CollectStarWars.com team, in what's hopefully shaping up to be another great event. This will be our 10th year covering Toy Fair as Galactic Hunter, and we thank you for your much appreciated support of the site as we head into a new 3D era. Stay with us as we continue to Keep You On Target.
With the street date for new Star Wars toys well behind us all the major retailers have the new Star Wars figures, Fighter Pods, vehicles, and more out! But in with the new means out with the old at many Targets, and on this week’s Star Wars Action News Marjorie and Arnie play your voicemails on some of the best bargains to be had on Star Wars toys!
Originally scheduled to be released last November, the Star Wars themed XBox 360 is now slated for April 3rd. The special bundle includes a 250 GB XBox 360 stylized like R2-D2, a gold C-3PO controller, and a white Stormtrooper Kinect Motion camera.
Walmart.com has launched a Discover The Force 3D Gallery featuring various images that can be viewed with the special 3D glasses included with their DTF exclusives. Most images are featured on the DTF packaging and cardbacks but a few are rather new, including a cool dioramic preview of the upcoming MTT! Thanks to Jayson at Yakface.com for the keen eye!
The 1999 party continues and it's happening at Walmart. The Discover The Force exclusives are now being put out just in time for the release of The Phantom Menace 3D this weekend. Our initial concerns about single case assortments being found have been proven unwarranted by the wonderful revelation that Walmart stores (most of them anyway) will be placing a POS display with all 17 exclusive pieces including 12 figures, 2 Battle Packs, 2 Vehicles, and the Qui-Gon Jinn Electronic Lightsaber. Discover The Force indeed!
Another Geonosian Warrior? Yup! You can build an army out of the different versions Hasbro made, including this 2-pack release from 2010. Is this now-clearanced figure worth it? Read on, and be sure to vote in the new FOTD poll!
This is the brand-new Anakin Skywalker figure that Hasbro just released in the last couple of weeks. It looks a lot like the other ones, but it is indeed a brand-new, thinner sculpt with new accessories. Do you need a lightsaber launcher? Well, no, of course you don't. But aren't you the slightest bit curious if it's any fun? I am.
A preview of this Friday's next Clone Wars episode #4.18: Crisis On Naboo, is now online with video and images. The Chancellor travels to Naboo to preside over a public ceremony, guarded by Jedi Knights. Dooku and his bounty hunters -- including an undercover Obi-Wan Kenobi -- launch their kidnapping plot.
The Walmart exclusive Discover The Force wave of action figures have finally hit the U.S. SWCollector reports finding the entire assortment at a store in Texas. The pricepoint is relative to the Movie Heroes line at $8.96 each and looks to be packed 1 per case. This may portend to tough hunting in the onset for the likes of Ric Olie and G8-R3, since these are a few of the figures in the wave which aren't planned to be re-issued in Vintage cards later in the year.