The AVClub put together a wonderful round up of unreleased video game news. Did you know about the Darth Vader spin-off of Rogue Squadron, or the game focusing on Chewbacca's years as a bounty hunter during the "dark times?" If not, this is must-read, must-watch stuff. There are links, there are videos, and there will be tears over the things you've missed. Click here to check it out. It's called "George Lucas ruining a Chewbacca game was just one of LucasArts’ woes."
SEGA - yes that SEGA - is putting out some new consumer goods for Star Wars in Japan. For when not just any clock will do, there are new Cloud City and Stormtrooper models. In addition to that, the AT-AT Mat (or MAT-AT) is coming for your bathroom needs. NCS has pre-orders for these slated for later this year.
This week in Q&A - X-Wings in XL! Is it realistic to expect a giant version of the sequel trilogy vehicle? And Lessons Learned from The Force Awakens - should we expect a change for Rogue One toys? (Not really - they were in development before that line hit.) Also Exclusives because why not.
And send in your questions for next week. Read on!
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Kenny Baker, best known for being R2-D2 in Star Wars as well as additional roles in the saga, died this week. He was 83. The Guardian has an obituary.
Big chains come and big chains go, with some not exactly expanding as the 21st century trudges on. 80 more Sears and Kmart stores closed this week, and Business Insider has a list of recent exiles. One in Arizona is gone, along with four in California and a heck of a lot in Pennsylvania. Click here to see if your store made it.
If you loved The Force Awakens but not so much that you actually bought it, there's something coming for you in November. StarWars.com just announced Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition which, depending on where you live, could be out in October or November. Four discs with tons of bonus content could be yours.
If you've been waiting, HasbroToyShop.com added its 2016 SDCC Exclusives including Star Wars Kylo Ren, Jyn Erso, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. These are sold out. However, some other items like Micronauts and Transformers remain. Click here to see inventory.
This week in Q&A - Is 3 3/4-inch dead as Star Wars action figures go? No, of course not. People have been asking that since like 1998. The line isn't dead. There are too many people buying it. So what about those Rebels figures? Oh, those aren't dead either. And purging - is it a sin? Well, it is to me!
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This week in Q&A - Vlix. Hey you asked. The Missing Vintage Figures - not enough noise is being made out of these, as the line basically started 21 years ago this week. Will you see Starkiller in SH Figurarts? No, but it's also my 21st anniversary of writing about Star Wars toys for you on the internet today. What did you get me? And send in your questions for next week. Read on!
Update: August 9! Be there!
Correction: While we don't have a time or date yet, we're told to expect HasbroToyShop.com to post the date of sale for its remaining SDCC 2016 exclusives Tuesday. This would include any remaining 6-inch Jyn Erso (standard figure with photos, unique packaging), Obi-Wan Kenobi (unique packaging and electornic accessory), and Rilo Kiley (Kylo Ren helmet, unmasked head, unique package, Vader helmet, base, flag). At press time I do not have a confirmation that variant head Kylo Ren is or isn't coming out down the road - so you may want to keep reloading to get these, whenever that time may be.
No 3 3/4-inch figures were sold at the show. (For Star Wars.)
This week in Q&A - SDCC is over! What happened? Stands - can you stands no more? And Fan's Choice - was it rigged? It sure did get a lot of last-minute votes. Don't forget, my mail bag is empty so if you want a column, send in your questions for next week. Read on!
Hasbro previewed the latest offerings from their various brands as part of their SDCC agenda. The private press only event featured various games, photo-ops, and playable plastic that were complimented with scrambled eggs and hashbrowns. While nothing new and upcoming were previewed, we were treated to closer looks at their 3 convention exclusives.
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