Hasbro added a few upcoming items to their Comic-Con booth over the weekend. If you haven't had enough Jedi Starfighters, and I imagine most of you have, then you have two more "down scaled" versions to look forward to next February.
Gentle Giant came in with all hands on deck for this year's Comic-Con. With 9 exclusives and 4 being Star Wars, GG wanted to make a splash this year. Their other non-Star Wars licenses that include The Walking Dead and their proprietary Honey Trap line are doing phenomenally well. But an assortment that has been steadily growing and gaining more fans is their Jumbo Vintage Kenner line.
Right on the heels of today's SDCC Hasbro panel announcement, Amazon has posted pre-orders for their exclusive Droid Factory Build-A-Droid Figure assortment, The 6 figures consists of characters that were originally planned to be released for The Legacy Collection Droid Factory, but was
Angry Birds is a bonafide hit, and we're going to make another hit with Angry Birds 2: Telepods. That's the primary message Hasbro wanted to convey in today's SDCC panel. The Rovio app and mash up has been the highest rated Angry Birds game ever and reached the top of the charts in 115 countries. That's a pretty big accomplishment, and one that should enamor the franchise to a lot of younger fans, which has been their overall strategy.
We will be live tweeting our vague, incomprehensible, and often mispelled tweets (curse you iPhone spell checker!) for the Star Wars Collectibles panel at 11 am and Hasbro at 1 pm (Pacific Standard Time). Be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook, where our feeds will also stream.
We have loaded a ton of photos in our SDCC 2013 Image Bank of all the wonderful, amazing stuff that Gentle Giant, Sideshow, Kotobukiya, and Acme Archives have in store for 2013 and 2014. Life size Vintage Stormtrooper? Why, of course!
While not a proper Star Wars item, there's a really cool, really weird item being sold at the DKE Toys booth. Bunnywith an Affinity for Slave Women is a bagged $12 figure available in MUSCLE flesh color or plain white, bagged with a header card. It looks like a certain fat crime lord, and is actually pretty amusing.
We took some shots (no pun intended) of the upcoming Entertainment Earth exclusive Black Series 6 inch Greedo. The nicely sculpted, super articulated Rodian bounty hunter has turned out quite well and is another great addition to a new 6 inch series that is winning over many. UPDATE: BS Greedo is an exclusive reveal for Entertainment Earth and not exclusive to them only. Greedo will be a general release. Our apologies for the confusion.
Comic-Con International gets underway with their customary Wednesday evening Preview night, where four day pass holders, special guests, and press are able to get in early with theoretically less foot traffic and snippet what's on the convention floor. Hasbro presented most of their Q3 releases and some exclusive goodies planned for Q4. Read our report and also peep out the photos in our Image Bank!
We've got some early shots of the Hasbro booth, including a peek at the Amazon and ToysRUs exclusive vehicles, the K-Mart Scanning Crew and Ewok Catapult set, and much more. Marvel at the beauty of low quality iPhone pics after the jump, and stay tuned for our Preview Night report and pics later this evening!
Just in time for Comic-Con, here's our review of the Hasbro SDCC (and Celebration Europe) exclusive Black Series Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite. Will collectors jump in to this new scale? Based on this piece, it's hard not to get excited of what's to come. Check out our review and photos after the jump, and check back tonight as our 2013 SDCC Preview Night coverage begins!
Hallmark announces the "Wrath of Rancor" Keepsake ornament as their 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International (July 18-21) and New York Comic Con (October 10-13) exclusive. The piece commemorates the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi featuring Luke Skywalker's epic battle with the Rancor monster underneath Jabba's palace.
Surprise? There is another...Gentle Giant SDCC exclusive. Today's announcement is plenty times awesome, especially for those who are versed in their vintage Kenner history and know that this was only released in Canada and Australia in this packaging format and a Tri-logo card in Europe, but never released in the U.S. (sound familiar 2013 Movie Heroes fans?) The fourth SDCC exclusive is a Jumbo Vintage POTF Yakface complete with coin!