You wondered what's underneath that helmet since Comic-Con and here it is, Presenting some loose shots of the new Royal Guard sans helmet and cape. Enjoy!
Stay Class I-ey, Hasbro! Because Hasbro is cool, I got to play with the Class I and Class II 2013 vehicles. You saw some impressions of Class II earlier, and now I get to tell you about the new Mini-Rigs! So read on, and know that I had me a great time.
We've posted photos from today's Hasbro panel and booth. There are a few things to be excited about, including a TRU Vintage Slave I in 2013 and images of new Droid Factory and Clone Wars figures. Not much in terms of exclusives, but a new assortment of down-sized Class II vehicles to make them more affordable for the mommy market will surely cause debate.
TOP STORY: From the bowels of Orlando, it's Hasbro! Since the debut of their booth was packed with previously unveiled items, the level of excitement for the big slideshow was even higher than usual. Armed with a laptop and my pals Mike and Shannon, we aim to bring you not-very-timely information on this grand event.
Publishing a book of all the 3 3/4 inch Star Wars action figures ever produced by Kenner/Hasbro is quite the daunting task. Adam has been writing his Figure Of The Day feature for the past 5 or 6 years and has yet to hit 2,000. Steve Sansweet's Action Figure Archive has always been the seminal book in prose, style, and format and we've been waiting for an update for 13 years since the Power of the Force 2 collection from the Nineties.
The Jumbo Vintage line has been trending up in popularity amongst collectors, and Gentle Giant gives reason for more excitement for this assortment with a sneak peek of the upcoming Jumbo Vintage Rocket Firing Boba Fett.
Check out our Image Bank for photos of the Collectibles panel and slide show from other licensors and Lucasfilm partners such as Sideshow, eFX, and Think Geek.
This is all you want to know; there wasn't anything new today. With no show exclusive and a scaled down presence for Celebration VI, Hasbro was remarkably low key for Day 1. Yet Hasbro Star Wars brand reps were engaging inquiring fans in other ways such as demonstrating the various features of the new MTT and diplomatically answering questions about distribution, which quite frankly, has reached its saturation point from a reporting point of view.
Depending on where you sit as a fan, the merchandising at Star Tours is either the best thing ever or something giving you a little toy anxiety. (Hi, Ron!) This year at Celebration VI, Disney previewed Droid Factory, new Star Wars Muppets, Vinylmation, and-- get ready for this-- Star Wars Disney-Pixar Cars. Yes. Darth Mater.
Do you have what it takes to make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs? See if you can track down this unique patch set available exclusively at Celebration VI! Six members of the Washington DC Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) have joined forces to create its first ever puzzle patch set, which when assembled represents the shape of the Millennium Falcon. The set is approved by Lucasfilm as an exclusive for Celebration VI and is strictly limited to 300 sets.
We kick off our Celebration VI fun with an awesome contest giveaway for our readers sponsored by the nice folks at Marc Ecko! Let your Bounty Hunter flag fly by entering for the chance to win the "Fett For Real" Hoodie by Marc Ecko Cut & Sew (which quickly sold out the last time it was offered) and the Ecko "Hired Gun-Seek and Destroy" Fett T-Shirt. Here's how to enter!
Or-Lando system here we come! Star Wars fandom congregates in Florida this week for some fun, partying, swag looting, panels, diorama building, and most importantly for Galactic Hunter and our readers, the latest news and images from Hasbro and what they'll further reveal for 2013. Join Adam and I for our own unique spin on things and we may even spring a surprise or two. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter as the Celebration VI coverage and fun begins tomorrow!
Five Star Wars collecting clubs along with the Celebration VI Collecting Track will mark Celebration VI by giving away sections of an exclusive 6-piece patch set. When assembled, the pieces form a Clone Wars themed movie poster.
The always funny John Hodgman (The Daily Show, various Apple ads, Areas of My Expertise) has had a wonderful podcast which satirizes the TV courtroom show format. This week on Judge John Hodgman: should a family going to Star Wars Celebration VI compel the mother to wear a costume since the husband and son are going to Jedi it up a bit?
The largest gathering of Star Wars fans, Star Wars Celebration VI, is about to take place again in Orlando, Florida August 23rd through the 26th and Ashley Eckstein announced today that she and her fangirl apparel company, Her Universe™, will be there in a big way with a special event, a panel and exclusive merchandise.