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SDCC16: Hasbro Brand Preview Breakfast

By Mike — Thursday, July 21, 2016

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.

Ad: Entertainment Earth's New Hasbro Star Wars Exclusive

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Star Wars Mystery 3 3/4-Inch Figures - EE ExclusiveAd: The Star Wars Mystery 3 3/4-Inch Figures - EE Exclusive is up for pre-order right now and includes Free Shipping in the USA! Specifics are not yet posted, but the set includes 6 different 3 3/4-inch scale action figures that are promised to fit in well with The Vintage Collection and The Black Series. More will be announced at San Diego this week. Click here to see more and pre-order yours now!

Vote For Real - Fan's Choice Hasbro SDCC The Black Series

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 19, 2016

It's that time - you have to vote now, as that's the headline at StarWars.com's article Vote Now for the Next Black Series Figure!!    Darth Talon, Starkiller, Jaina Solo, Mara Jade, and Captain Rex all made 5 out of our Top 6 so I'm quite astonished to see that reflected on the official site's final voting.   I won't tell you who I voted for, but if you click here now you can see the current results when you place your vote.

Nerdist Reveals New Fall Hasbro Star Wars Toys

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 8, 2016

Nerdist revealed a surprisingly early burst of looks at new Rebels and movie products which, no doubt, will be part of the Rogue One branded offering during the final months of 2016.   Highlights include:

Hera's A-Wing (oooh)

Electronic 12-inch Kanan Jarrus

Electronic 12-inch Darth Vader

12-inch ROTJ Speeder Bike with Biker Scout

3 3/4-inch Jakku Rey in Scavenger Outfit

Black Series 6-inch Astromech Droids - NOT At Comic-Con

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 8, 2016

Toys R Us will have an exclusive Black Series 6-inch set of Star Wars Droids during San Diego Comic-Con, but will not be at Comic-Con.  As I work for Entertainment Earth and will be working on the booth for the show, I reached out to me for confirmation - and I can confirm this item will be sold online.  (I also assume at stores later.)  The droids are identified as R2-A3, R5-K6, and R2-F2 on the packaging.

Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 will be selling a number of other items for Toys R Us as well as their own exclusives, including some other Star Wars and Hasbro items. Click here to see the droid item at Toys R Us' web site.

Vote Star Wars - The Black Series Fan's Choice Poll Returns

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 6, 2016

We're back with Fan's Choice!  Hasbro has asked for your input on the next new action figure.  It's going to be just like last year - you can leave a comment below or email me at this address, (it's over) and I'll tally the results.   Like last year we got Sabine Wren and Darth Revan, this is your chance to vote for a future 6-inch The Black Series action figure. 

Additional notes added July 7: Please do not request figures that have already been released or announced.  Please do not send duplicate entries.   Please do not send a list of characters - only one will be counted.

Here are the rules per edict of Hasbro:

SDCC: Hasbro SDCC and Celebration Exclusives Revealed

By Mike — Friday, July 1, 2016

Hasbro unveils Black Series awesomeness for the 2016 Summer Conventions. A TBS 6 inch series Kylo Ren will be offered at Celebration Europe at the Forbidden Planet booth while a TBS 6 inch Obi-Wan Kenobi pack will be at the Hasbro booth at San Diego Comic-Con! Read on for more!

 

Kmart Star Wars Exclusive Rey Figure Hitting Retail Stores Now

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 16, 2016

She's out!  Kmart's Rey (Starkiller Base) 6-inch The Black Series action figure is making the rounds and is being placed on shelves as I write this.  Might your one or two remaining stores have them?  You'll have to go look, because the product finder on their web site isn't working properly.   Each figure is $24.99, assuming of course you find one.  I located one at one of the final Mart of K outposts in Phoenix, AZ this afternoon.

First Impressions: Hasbro's Star Wars Takodana Encounter Action Figure Set

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 5, 2016

3079 We'll be tackling these - or at least one of these - in Figure of the Day very soon, but it seemed prudent to give you the lowdown on this awesome gift set now just in case you were waffling over buying it or just a couple of single figures.   This 4-pack costs less than 3 individual figures at most stores, plus sports one exclusive figure and accessories to boot.  When you see the Takodana Encounter you'll say "Octopus, right?"  (I think that's what it is, I never took Japanese.)

If you like you can order this item at our sponsor Entertainment Earth or on Amazon.com.

This action figure set comes in a box that's pretty much the same size and shape as last year's "Digital Release" boxed sets for all six films - on a shelf, this would look very nice next to them.   In it you'll find Finn (repack of individual figure), Rey (repack of individual figure), BB-8 (the Scavengers version), and Maz Kanata (new).  The two "combine weapons" are gone, but instead you'll find a lightsaber hilt, a lightsaber, and a trunk - the perfect place to store your priceless religious heirlooms in the basement of a bar.  In short: you'll be wanting one.

Hasbro Kicks off Star Wars: The Force Awakens Figure Photo Timeline for SDCC

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Want to be a part of the Hasbro booth at Comic-Con this year?  Here's your chance!   Hasbro sent along some new information to us today regarding taking some fan photos, and sharing them with the rest of the world in San Diego come July.   Want to know the full details?  Or better yet, want to participate?  Keep reading.  Update: background photos are now available.

Target Gets Exclusive The Force Awakens 12-Inch Droid Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 31, 2016

3077 In "news that can scare youse" news, Target stores have a $29.99 3-pack of 12-inch (1:6 scale) droid action figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Given no prior publicity or announcement, these sets include R0-4L0, C-3PO, and BB-8 - not a bad deal.  However, don't limit your search to the toy department - I found all of these sets and other toys in the DVD/movie/Blu-Ray section on an endcap.  Happy hunting!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,264: Tasu Leech (The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 22, 2016

One of the many criminals we didn't get to spend as much time as we might have liked, Tasu Leech brings us a new character in a nifty costume with a big blaster.   He's shorter than the average 3 3/4-inch figure, but he doesn't look half bad otherwise.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,263: Nien Nunb (The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 18, 2016

Hey kids, it's Nien Nunb!  He's a lot like the 1983 Kenner figure, despite being from the 2015 movie.  He also has a backpack you can ignore.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,262: First Mate Quiggold (The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 17, 2016

And now, First Mate Quiggold!  He's the first mate on Sidon Ithano's ship, and one of Hasbro's most detailed 3 3/4-inch action figures for The Force Awakens.  And he has a giant rocket launcher that will no doubt go in to the collector's junk drawer.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,261: Han Solo (The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 16, 2016

It's Han Solo!  Not only did Harrison Ford come back to play one more turn as Han Solo last year, but now we know he's going to be back as Indiana Jones in 2019.  Perhaps you'll find this new 3 3/4-inch figure by then - it's not bad!  Han has his new jacket, old blaster, and a new green gun too.   Read on!