It's a one year anniversary of sorts, as LEGOLAND celebrates the launch of the Star Wars Miniland expansion in their Carlsbad, CA park. The 1:5 scale dioramas represent all 6 films and The Clone Wars television series utilizing over 1.5 million bricks. LEGOLAND held their ribbon cutting ceremony this morning and invited 22 kids from The Make A Wish Foundation. Members of the 501st Legion were also in attendance.
Southern California received an early dose of pop culture and ample amounts of rain as WonderCon 2012 was moved to the massive Anaheim Convention Center this year with their traditional venue at the Moscone Center in San Francisco under construction for upgrades. While it is organized by the same group that does Comic-Con International in San Diego, it was much smaller in scope and foot traffic, partially due to the foul weather. Despite this, there were still enough cosplayers, panels, and exhibitors to go around.
We have uploaded photos from WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend, including shots from Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, eFX, Action Figure Express, and some Views from the Floor.
We have added the full New York Comic-Con Hasbro presentation for your viewing pleasure. Click here to visit our Image Bank!
(NEW YORK, NY) Are collectors ready to party like it's 1999? The Phantom Menace arrived with much hoopla and high, even unrealistic, expectations when it was released over 12 years ago and for many ushered in the era of CGI and Jar Jar hate. Will time and 3D be more forgiving towards Episode I?
Our Image Bank has been updated with more photos from New York Comic Con. Check out some shots from the Kotobukiya, Hallmark, Her Universe, and around the convention floor! Click here to visit our NYCC Image Bank!
Hasbro adds new goods in the booth after the presentation including the Walmart Discover The Force wave based themed with Episode I figures and comes with 3D glasses. Also added are the new Movie Heroes assortment that features characters from all movies, some with brand new sculpts and most with electronic action features. Check out these preview photos and come back for the all the photos added to our Image Bank! Enjoy!
There's a small update in the Hasbro booth this morning with carded Vintage Collection Amidala, Ben Quadrinaros, and the new Movie Heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi, which comes with a light up lightsaber and packaged in the new blue Maul packaging. Check back later today for more news and new stuff from the Hasbro panel!
We have uploaded tons in our Image Bank featuring large photos from the Hasbro Booth for your viewing pleasure. If you're a Phantom Menace, there's plenty coming up next year for the 3D re-release. If you're a fan of The Vintage Collection, it's also continuing for 2012.
New York Comic-Con is underway and we've posted some highlight photos from the Hasbro booth. The Phantom Menace is clearly the main theme, with Podracers, a Podracer multipack, and not to mention the Darth Maul package branding prevalently on display. Vintage does continue with a new cardback paying homage to the classic Kenner 12 backs. There's something big under a black blanket that we can't wait for Hasbro to reveal later in the show.
Hasbro threw a Preview Night Party last night for New York Comic-Con and offered some tidbits of what's to come later this evening. In their Star Wars room, the H people showed the already seen ROTJ sandstorm deleted scene figures, a new play concept showcasing half inch scale cutsie figurines and vehicles called Battle Pods, and in what is sure to cause some consternment from adult collectors but play appeal for the kiddies; the return of the "action feature". Shown were the upcoming Qui-Gon Jin and Obi-Wan Kenobi action figures with light up lightsabers for the upcoming TPM 3D release assortment.
For the first time at New York Comic Con, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) will attend the convention at the Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 13-16 to present many of its iconic brands and meet with fans. Hasbro will have a significant booth presence featuring current and upcoming
While last year's focus was on The Empire Strikes Back's 30th Anniversary, this year is all about "Getting Revenge". Marvel properties may be the movie darlings of 2011, but Hasbro remains dedicated to their Vintage mission,though most of what they showed at Comic-Con was packaging alone, as they largely touted their show exclusive Revenge of the Jedi Death Star set.
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The Official Site gives a breakout of all the exclusive swag at Comic-Con International later this week, including Hasbro's Death Star Collector's Pack, Gentle Giant's McQuarrie Snowtrooper and Jumbo Vinyl Cape Jawa, the SOLD OUT Sideshow 12 inch Clone Commander, and others.