With interest in Kenner retro vintage style Star Wars action figures growing in popularity, Super7 brilliantly pulled one of the more pleasantly surprising reveals by announcing that they will be producing retro action figures based on Kenner's unproduced 1979 Alien prototypes.
Hasbro has provided us with their official product photos for their 2012 San Diego Comic-Con reveals, including images of the new Droid Factory action figures. Click here to view them all in our Image Bank!
It's the day after Comic-Con and as in previous years, Hasbro will offer a limited quantity of their show exclusives online including the Star Wars Carbonite Chamber. These generally sell out within the hour and their site is already experiencing some lag, so this is going to be a bandwidth raffle ticket. Click here and keep checking for availability. Good luck!
Kotobukiya's red hot ARTFX+ line has been a great seller for the Japanese company to the point that they're pulling back on their larger 1/7 scale ARTFX statues. The interchangeable parts, displayability, and pricepoint have made them popular with collectors.
LEGO has come a long way from yellow only mini-figures. Their new Rancor set is pretty spectacular and includes a Rancor monster, Jedi Luke, Rancor Keeper, and a Gamorrean Guard for pork rind snacking purposes.
The new ToysRUs exclusive Big Millennium Falcon in vintage packaging was brought out for display in the Hasbro booth and it looks huge as it should and amazingly fantastic.
You can now pre-order the just announced exclusive Jocasta Nu from our sponsors at BriansToys.com! The Jedi librarian is priced for $24.99 and comes with a lightsaber, lightsaber hilt, battle bag with string closure, and Master Dooku "Lost 20" Bust along with a mantle.
We'll be live tweeting from the Hasbro panel today at 11 am PT. Be sure to follow us @galactichunter for all the breaking info!
There's lots to see at Sideshow's Comic-Con booth, particularly if you're a fan of Boba Fett and Darth Malgus. The Mythos collection is stunning in person, and speaking of stunning in person, Premium Format Shaak-Ti is sexy and she knows it.
While minibusts and statues remain the core of Gentle Giant's offerings, their Jumbo Kenner Vintage Figure assortment grows in popularity as well as selection and a new entry in their statue collection based on a certain tattooed Sith Lord's appearance in the Clone Wars series is the star of the show.
Hasbro didn't reveal much during Preview Night that we already haven't covered at Toy Fair, but there are a couple of new Movie Heroes figures, one being a refangled VOTC Boba Fett. There are lots and lots of Fighter Pods and their HasbroToyShop exclusives were so HUGE this year that people brought handcarts to haul that SHIELD Helicarrier, which along with the Carbonite Chamber set, probably won't last through Sunday if past big sized exclusives like the Death Star and Galactus are any indication.
Our cartel connections payed off and we were able to take some early photos from the floor of the Hasbro, Sideshow, and Diamond Select booths.
There's this small gathering in a quaint, classy, Southern Californian village where people garbed in the latest cutting trend crime fighting, galaxy destroying fashion statements congregate to celebrate all things plastic, pulp, and pop. Galactic Hunter is here to cover the show beginning this evening (or earlier if our ninja skills and cartel connections pull through) and bring you all the latest and greatest from Hasbro, Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, Sideshow and more! It's Comic-Con time! We're here hydrated and deodorized and hopefully you are too...especially deodorized.
It's that time again! LEGO is getting ready for Comic-Con, and they sent along some announcements of what they'll be bringing along... like a Rancor Pit. The full press release is after the jump.