We're back! (A Dinosaur's story.) This Obi-Wan Kenobi is today's Star Wars Figure of the Day! It just hit Canada and, so far, seemingly nowhere else. This wave's absence from store shelves and online pre-sells is conspicuous so far, but thankfully a kind soul managed to help me get a set to show all of you.
Hasbro officially releases photos and confirms the upcoming SDCC exclusive Black Series Jabba the Hutt Throne Room (including packaging details) and Black Series 6 inch Yoda. Check out all the visual goodness after the jump!
The headline pretty much says it all - click over! Tom Kane Reveals The Black Series Yoda 6-Inch Figure.
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Patrick in Easton, PA wrote in to say he found the MTT Multi-Troop Transport for a mere $39.99 at his local TJ Maxx store! (They share similar toy inventory with Marshalls.) It's probably worth taking a look in your area if you're still in the market for this beast - I even saw one at my closest Walmart today, still at around $90 though. Good hunting!
While not fun enough to warrant $130, the figures alone are probably worth the $40 - you get some slug Battle Droids, some decent droids, plus Obi-Wan Kenobi and a ton of guns in this box.
Because I am preposterously tired, have my Hasbro Toy Fair Panel Star Wars Notes. This is what I punched up as the panel played on, and you probably won't get a heck of a lot more insight over what you've already seen so far. Heck, maybe it'll clarify something. Just go ahead and read on!
Official Hasbro images of 2014 offerings from The Black Series, Saga Legends and more have been posted in our Image Bank. Click here to check them out!
Photos from the Hasbro Toy Fair 2014 are now up on our Image Bank featuring the latest from The Black Series, Saga Legends, Mission Series, and the new "Army Men" inspired Star Wars Command assortment. Click here to check out all the visual goodness and enjoy!
Our coverage of Toy Fair 2014 begins tomorrow with Hasbro starting things off in highly anticipated fashion, especially with recent announcements and teasers of their action figure line for the new Rebels series. Check back in Saturday afternoon for showroom images via our Twitter and Facebook feeds and click here to follow our coverage section. Sun or snow, the coverage soon begins!
You saw the sketches, now see the prototype action figure! Nobody wants to make you wait for August, so the USA Today has this article: 'Star Wars Rebels' LEGOs, action figures coming soon which spits in the eye of the Danish toymaker's branding strategy. Click here to see Hasbro's Kanan and what LEGO has planned that's better than Ezra.
In 2005 we met the Chopper Droid, and a few years later we met Chopper the Clone Trooper. Now meet Chopper the Astromech Droid, new for this year's upcoming animated Star Wars Rebels. Based on Ralph McQuarrie's concept R2-D2, the little guy will also be an action figure later this year. Click here for more - he's hidden in the gallery.
Further proving that the "rumor" list wasn't a rumor list, Andrew's Toyz posted shots of Mission Series Utapau and Mission Series Bespin to Facebook. The good news for newcomers is that these are great-looking figures. For those of us who have been here, it seems Obi-Wan Kenobi may be the same as the single-carded figure, and Darth Vader appears to be a repack of last year's Mission Star Destroyer. On the bright side, there's a new Bespin Luke and General Grievous in here.