SDCC 2014: Lucasfilm Pavilion Image Bank

By Mike — Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Lucasfilm Pavilion was a plethora of activity as usual at Comic-Con, and while Disney-Lucas is reportedly planning on "thinning the herd" for their licensors, that doesn't appear to be the case yet. The focal point was on Disney XD's soon to be televised Star Wars Rebels series. Traditional exhibitors such as Her Universe, eFX, and Hallmark showed their latest and greatest. The Yoda puppet replica from eFX looks amazingly accurate and Hallmark, as usual, sells out of their convention exclusives, but gave a sneak peek of this year's Keepsake collectibles. New licensors such as Peavey with their awesome new Star Wars  guitars, Vans, and Jakks with their jumbo plastic figures also were present.

SDCC 2014: Hot Wheels Image Bank

By Mike — Sunday, August 3, 2014
Collectors wishing for a return of Micromachines or Titanium were able to have their wishes granted from another source. Mattel's new Hot Wheels license looks to be stellar and certain to be a hit later this Fall. The collection also includes some nifty playsets as well as a Target store exclusive you should be looking out for.

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Image Bank

By Mike — Saturday, August 2, 2014

With Hot Toys' announcement of their new 1/6 and 1/4 scale license, it will be interesting to see what direction in both product and quality Sideshow will be pursuing. They certainly make a strong case by continuing a formidable representation of Sixth Scale figures like the upcoming Sixth Scale X-Wing Luke and Arc Trooper. The new Premium Format Boba Fett also looks fantastic with its more action oriented stature as opposed to the version released a few years earlier. 

SWAN 429: SDCC Part 1 - Hasbro and High End Presentations

By Mike — Saturday, August 2, 2014
2014's San Diego Comic-Con International is in the books, but there was so much at the convention it is impossible to absorb it all in 5 days--both for those at the convention as well as fans watching from home. 

BBTS:TMNT, Back to the Future, Acid Rain, SDCC, Transformers, Power Rangers, MOTU & More!

By Mike — Saturday, August 2, 2014

Here's the latest new arrivals and pre-orders from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com including the SDCC exclusive First Appearance Batman Statue from Kotobukiya and much more! Click through to shop!

Comics: Star Wars Returns to Marvel with 3 Blockbuster New Series

By Mike — Monday, July 28, 2014

Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are extremely proud to announce the iconic Star Wars franchise will return to Marvel in 2015 with a line-up of three comic book titles chronicling the adventures of a galaxy far, far away.  Beginning in January 2015, prepare for STAR WARS by writer Jason Aaron (ThorOriginal Sin), artist John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men) and colorist Laura Martin, DARTH VADER by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larroca and PRINCESS LEIA by writer Mark Waid and artist Terry Dodson.

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Q&A: Star Wars 3D, Vehicles, Big Figures, and More Fun New Stuff

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 27, 2014

I wrote most of this Q&A before going to San Diego this week, because of schedules and multiple trips - so very little SDCC. Instead, have 3D Movies Stuff, the 6-inch line, and of course let's complain about vehicles as that seems to be our lot. More newness next week!

Also, don't forget to send in your questions for next time. Read on!

SDCC 2014: Hasbro Panel and 2015 Reveals

By Mike — Sunday, July 27, 2014

As we pass a little over the halfway point of 2014, many collectors are wondering if this has been the worst year of collecting ever. While we’ve had some highlights for The Black Series, especially in the 6 inch scale, one can’t help but feel that 2014 is more of a “placeholder” year. A transition period that came as a result of the dynamic changes for the franchise in 2013 with Hasbro having to change up strategy and make quick realignments of their resources for Episode 7. It sure seems that way with the scarcity of product since the beginning of the year. But based on what Hasbro previewed during their annual Comic-Con Star Wars Day panel, we have some good things to look forward to for the back to school/holiday season and Q1 of  2015.

SDCC 2014: Marvel Reveals 3 Titles at Comic-Con

By Mike — Saturday, July 26, 2014

StarWars.com updates their SDCC coverage with exciting news about the Marvel's future plans. Three new comics will be published including an aptly titled Star Wars ongoing series by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday (January), a Darth Vader ongoing series by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca coming next February, and a Star Wars:  Princess Leia five issue mini-series by Mark Waid and Terry Dodson (March). All are canonical and will pick up where Episode IV left off. 

SDCC14: Hasbro Official Images

By Mike — Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hasbro provides us with official photos of their 2015 reveals from yesterday's panel. Click here to check them out!

 

SDCC14: Hasbro Panel and 2015 Reveals

By Mike — Saturday, July 26, 2014

We have uploaded photos from Hasbro's Booth post panel with the exciting new 2015 reveals. While we experienced somewhat of a lull in 2014, Star Wars Rebels and this little flick coming out later in 2015 promises an avalanche of product next year. But in the meantime, Hasbro wows our attention and hits us with amazing new figures for The Black Series, Star Wars Rebels, and Saga Legends. Click here to view all the photos in our Image Bank!

SDCC14: New Star Wars Rebels Clips

By Mike — Friday, July 25, 2014
Yesterday at “The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels” at Comic-Con 2014, Dave Filoni (Executive Producer), Simon Kinberg (Executive Producer), Freddie Prinze Jr. (“Kanan”), Vanessa Marshall (“Hera”), Taylor Gray (“Ezra”), Steve Blum (“Zeb”) and Tiya Sircar (“Sabine”) debuted the below clips from STAR WARS REBELS…

SDCC14: Kotobukiya Image Bank

By Mike — Thursday, July 24, 2014

While Kotobukiya didn't have too many reveals outside of an unpainted protoype of the upcoming Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia  ArtFX+ figures and Mace Windu Lightsaber Chopsticks, their booth did feature one of the more stunning displays at the sh

SDCC14: Gentle Giant Image Bank

By Mike — Thursday, July 24, 2014

Gentle Giant's booth was a centerpiece of goodies big and small. New minibusts of Wedge Antilles, Luke Endor, and Queen Amidala in her Red Senate Gown that are due out in Q4 look absolutely fantastic and so do the new maquettes based on characters from Star Wars Rebels.

SDCC14: How Hasbro Created Jabba

By Mike — Thursday, July 24, 2014

Here's a great article on the design and the development of the new TBS 6 inch scale Jabba the Hutt from Mental Floss. Jabba is being offered as a HasbroToyShop exclusive at the show and will be available in limited quantities at their webstore after SDCC concludes. A general release version without the hookah and Salacious Crumb will release later this year. Click here to read the article and thanks to JediDefender for the heads up!