Shannon came through with two more individually carded action figures. Holographic R2-D2 is exclusive to Star Wars Weekends in the Florida park, so I'll be relying on you guys to help me out.
For D23 is another Droid with a Sorcerer's cap, and in the interest of speedy coverage we present to you this blurry image so we have something to share immediately. (How do I get these?)
Another image Shannon Cosman snapped for us: Star Wars Rebel Trainer! Shannon says that the R2-D2 will project TIE Fighter images on the walls and you are to shoot them! Keeps score and has levels of difficulty.
This is just one of many items being revealed in Anaheim right now - more as we have it!
Surprise! Pal of mine Shannon Cosman snapped this photo of new figures using the build-a-droid parts that, we are told, are going up for grabs at Disney parks today. As to how many there are, and the other finer details, we don't know yet.
Four new hats were also shown.
You may already own an Episode VII action figure - if not, here's how to get it.
The advantages of obsessive completism rarely manifest themselves so clearly. This morning at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, four new Astromech domes were unveiled for the new movie. These were said to be for various X-Wings and background elements, but one looked very familiar.
It turns out that it's because we reviewed something very close to it in 2012!
@starwars) April 16, 2015
UPDATE: Now featuring 23 stills from the panel after the break.
It's almost time! It's over! The streaming of Celebration VII starts in a few minutes - or right now, depending on when you're reading this. The first video is at 10:00 AM Pacific, so see if you're too late for the Episode VII panel below.
Why pay for a hotel when you can go to Celebration VII free while you're at work?
StarWars.com updated with a feature explaining that you can watch a number of panels live from your computer. Or if you're one of the very young and hip, your "phone." Obviously you're denied the exclusives, the costumes, the lines, and new adventures in what qualifies as food, but you can see some of the fun at home. (Memo to Comic-Con in San Diego: copy this.)
In the post Star Wars Celebration 2015 Super Shogun Exclusives!, Funko shows that they are indeed bringing the long, long-gestating jumbo figures inspired by Shogun Warriors to plastic life once again. This redeco of the Stormtrooper is a swell addition to any spacious house, while the Kenner-deco Boba Fett is another fine delight which I will no doubt cry myself to sleep over not owning. Such is life. Click here to read more and see the pictures.
Gentle Giant also revealed this General McQuarrie Celebration VII Exclusive Mini Bust for the upcomiing Star Wars Celebration VII. This one is based on Ralph McQuarrie's mostly missed cameo in The Empire Strikes Back which was pointed out to most people when Hasbro up and made it into an action figure. This $120 bust has a swell hat, a nice jacket, and will look nice near your other McQuarrie goodies.
In the realm of "holy cow that's awesome," kids of the 1980s will lose their cool over Gentle Giant's exclusive Jumbo 12-Inch Celebration VII Droids C-3PO. (I want one!) This yellow figure is a remake of a repaint - one of very few repaints - from the entire original Kenner action figure line. It is gorgeous. I will have one. (Somehow.)
Funko revealed five exclusive and first-to-market Pop! Vinyl Star Wars Bobble Heads for Star Wars Celebration VII. E-3PO, Unmasked Darth Vader, a Shock Trooper, R2-Q5, and R2-R9 were revealed so far. Click here to see the post on their fancy blog.
Today, Funko's blog
tortures informs you with information about four new amazingly cool Funko Hikari Vinyl Figures - only available at Celebration VII in Anaheim, CA. There's a super-cool Icy Stormtrooper, a stellar Star Clone Trooper, a bronze Matte Black Boba Fett, and a Verdigris Greedo. Each is limited to between 500 and 1,000 pieces, and you should totally pick me up a set if you go.
Lucasfilm officially announces the location and date of the next Star Wars Celebration, and they're keeping it local and in the family. Star Wars Celebration VII will be held in Anaheim, California from April 16-19, 2015. The event is timed with the release of Episode VII.