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Toy Fair Gallery - Hasbro Star Wars Black Series Prop Replicas

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 17, 2018

3510 Hasbro has two new "prop" toys this time around.  One is a giant Darth Vader helmet replica, and it's huge.  It was displayed in a big round glass case, but the actual toy will come in a black cardboard box.

The other toy is The First Order's Riot Baton, used by Stormtroopers in the sequel trilogy.  It expands, flips, spins, and is generally awesome.

Presumably you'll want more pictures, and we do have some of those after the jump.

Toy Fair Gallery - Hasbro Star Wars Black Series Centerpiece Kylo Ren

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 17, 2018

3508 Hasbro's The Black Series Centerpiece Kylo Ren is the best figure in this line.  Vader is OK.  Luke, not so hot.  But Kylo Ren is perfect.   The figure replicates the moment from The Force Awakens where he shows off by freezing a blaster bolt in the air, raising the tension of the theaters by 100%.   I've been dying to post a picture of this, so I hope you dig it as much as I do.

It's no Sail Barge, but none of the statues of Kylo Ren have captured this introductiory moment of awesomeness from 2015.   If you see it in person, you're going to love it - and even though it's a Hasbro product, it's comparably awesome to other statue products in the marketplace right now.

Toy Fair Gallery and Press Photos - Star Wars Hasbro Sail Barge

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 17, 2018

3485 Hasbro to fans - "Put up or shut up."  Well, not quite as bluntly.

Today Hasbro announced HasLab, it's own crowdfunding site. The goal is to do Kickstarter-like runs for ridiculously great toys for ultrafans, and they kicked it off with the most improbable thing in the line's rich history - Jabba the Hutt's Sail Barge.  Yes, a 3 3/4-inch Sail Barge.  No, you're not dreaming.

Toy Fair Live Tweets at @Galactichunter

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 17, 2018

We're going to be posting stuff to @GalacticHunter on Twitter as the New York Toy Fair Hasbro panel kicks off in a few minutes.  Presumably you won't want to miss it.  Non-Star Wars items at @Adam16bit.
 

More Hasbro Solo: A Star Wars Story Press Images

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 16, 2018

3480 But wait - there's more!   Hasbro sent along another press release with images of a new Nerf blaster, new lightsabers, and an animatronic Chewbacca toy that's shaping up to be this year's most expensive new item.  

Not in the actual press release (but in the images) is a new Galactic Heroes Millennium Falcon which should be out with the rest of the Spring movie launch stuff.

Here is what we were sent:

Solo: A Star Wars Story Force Link 2.0 Starter Set

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 14, 2018

3475 One of the more fascinating ideas (with a closed execution) is back with the Force Link 2.0 Starter Set.  (Completists have 3 of version 1.0 by now.)   The new hotness includes younger Han Solo, a blaster, and.. well, you read it.  It is  backward compatible (I asked) and there may be other surprises baked in - but we'll have to wait and see what the final toy can do.  Check out the Millennium Falcon-inspried detailing.

STAR WARS FORCE LINK 2.0 STARTER SET
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2018)
Bring STAR WARS adventures to life with the newly designed FORCE LINK 2.0 STARTER SET including FORCE LINK wearable technology, which allows fans to activate movie sound effects and phrases in more than 30 compatible STAR WARS toys! Use the Force with an exclusive 3.75-inch HAN SOLO figure only available in the FORCE LINK 2.0 STARTER SET, featuring unique sounds and expressions from SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

Solo: A Star Wars Story 3 3/4-Inch Action FIgure Tease

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 14, 2018

3470 Solo: A Star Wars Story wouldn't be a toy line without 3 3/4-inch action figures.   From the photos, these may be Hasbro's finest sculpts and decorations yet - get a gander at the human likenesses.  Ths is a preview of them - more are coming, so there will still be things to reveal between now and... well, I can't divulge that just yet.  At least two figures may be just different enough to make you mad.   Hasbro says:

3471 STAR WARS 3.75-INCH FIGURE Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $7.99/Available: Spring 2018)
Enter the world of STAR WARS and launch into action and adventure! Each 3.75-inch figure features five points of articulation and comes with unique battle accessories. Characters include classic heroes and villains, as well as favorite characters from SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, and ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY such as CHEWBACCA, LUKE SKYWALKER, QI’RA, K-2SO, MAZ KANATA, and more.

Solo: A Star Wars Millennium Falcon Refit

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 14, 2018

3468 I should be packing, but Hasbro sent along a shot of the most excellent flagship... ship.   Let's let them talk about it while I upload photos and listen to The Ramones albums.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 3.75-INCH KESSEL RUN MILLENNIUM FALCON VEHICLE
 (Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $99.99/Available: Spring 2018)
Make the KESSEL RUN in less than 12 parsecs with the MILLENNIUM FALCON! Relive the adventure and imagine flying through every obstacle like ace pilot HAN SOLO with speed and action. Fans will experience flashing lights and sounds as they pretend to race along KESSEL RUN.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,455: Canto Bight Police (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 14, 2018

It's the fuzz!  The Canto Bight Police figure comes with a vehicle that's.... well, it's kind of spare.  The figure looks like something out of 1980, and is generally pretty neat for a generic trooper pilot.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,454 Kylo Ren (The Last Jedi, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 12, 2018

It's Kylo Ren (The Last Jedi, The Black Series 6-Inch)!  This figure came out last September and has one of the better Adam Driver heads in the line so far.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,453: First Order TIE Fighter Pilot (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 7, 2018

At Walmart now, the First Order TIE Fighter Pilot (The Last Jedi Line Look)  comes with a slightly modified version of his craft.  Sound chips and a blue symbol set these apart.  Do you need more?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,452: First Order Stormtrooper Executioner (The Black Series 3 3/4-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 5, 2018

If you're looking to build an army, the First Order Stormtrooper Executioner (The Black Series 3 3/4-Inch) is pretty good.  Walmart has a super-articulated version of the figure, and Toys R Us has one with a Force Link pack at a higher price.  If you can find this one, get it.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,451: Rey (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Newish! The Rey (The Last Jedi Line Look) comes with a poncho, lightsaber, and blaster - but under it all, she's a lot like the Resistance Rey from 2016, albeit with a new sculpt and fancy sound chip.  Read on!

Ad: New Star Wars Gentle Giant Stuff at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Ad: Catch up on Star Wars from Gentle Giant at Entertainment Earth! New statues and jumbo action figures are among the items added from Gentle Giant. While you're there, check out newness from Hasbro, too.

 

Star Wars Zuckuss Collector's Gallery Statue Star Wars: The Last Jedi Battle on Crait Action Figure Set Star Wars Forces of Destiny Padme Amidala Adventure Figure Star Wars Royal Guard Jumbo Vintage Kenner Action Figure Star Wars: The Black Series AT-ST Vehicle

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,450: Elite Praetorian Guard (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 29, 2018

Today we look at the Elite Praetorian Guard (The Black Series 6-Inch)!  In the movie they were awesome - but the figures are a little tough to pose, even with elbow joints.  Should you build an army?  Read on!