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Toy Fair Gallery - Hasbro Star Wars Misc Goodies

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 17, 2018

3578 And the rest of the non-toddler stuff!   There are 12-inch figures, a new wave of Micro Force just hit in the last week (and can be seen here), plus there are more lightsabers.  The real surprise to me was a smaller Force Link 2.0-enabled Millennium Falcon which is not figure compatible.

Toy Fair Gallery - Hasbro Star Wars Forces of Destiny

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 17, 2018

3573 Since its introduction last August, Forces of Destiny has had a mixed reception.  On one hand, it's a toy line for parents to buy their daughters.  On the other hand, so are all the other ones.   Is a lightsaber or a figure better because the packaging is different?  Sometimes it is - marketing accounts for a disturbing amount of your toy preferences.   Be it a comic, a cartoon, a commercial, or some other brililant insight your tastes were funneled to the stuff you like somehow - and this happens to this very day.

Toy Fair Gallery - Hasbro Star Wars Solo Millennium Falcon (the figure one)

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 17, 2018

3562 While putzing around Hasbro's showroom, I got a look at the decent - not huge - new Millennium Falcon.  What was interesting was that a lot of it was blocked out - there's a thing between the mandibles that could well be cargo or an escape pod.  The box doesn't specify in its current state, but we do get a look at the ship from oh so many angles.  Packaging, too.  You want to see this.  Read on.

Toy Fair Gallery - Hasbro Star Wars Solo (and The Last Jedi) Force Link Action Figures and Toys

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 17, 2018

3544 Hasbro has a small line of Solo product, and we haven't seen it all yet.   3 3/4-inch action figures will be joined by some returning favorites, while others were rescued by an online etailer.

Some notes:

2-packs include Muddy Han and Chewbacca, plus Lando and "guard." 

Force Link 2.0 syncs with your phone to download more phrases.  It's backward compatible with 1.0, and theoretically could expand for a while now.

Wampa is still coming.  A non-exclusive Mimban Stormtrooper is coming.  Maz is coming.

Toy Fair Gallery - Hasbro Star Wars The Vintage Collection 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 17, 2018

3536 Getting through hundreds of images is time-consuming, so let's cheat.  It's time for The Vintage Collection to return like so many seven-year locusts. Here are images from Hasbro's showroom, mixed in with lightly edited tweets from our livetweet Saturday afternoon.  You'll see exclusives, main line items, and even a preview of something for 2019.   Sound good?  Awesome.

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 2017: Playskool Playstuff

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 20, 2017

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So Playskool.  It's one of the niftiest ongoing formats that most collectors ignore.  Complete sets of the original Galactic Heroes are far and few between, but the new articulated format (which started under the Jedi Force banner) may be gettable.  One of the biggest new items was a BB-8 Action Base, which unfolds to reveal numerous compartments and gadgets - including more inside the big droid head.  I was told it included 2 figures, but 3 were on display.

Hasbro Toy Fair: 3 3/4-Inch Star Wars Die-Cast Metal Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 18, 2017

3297 Metal!  You've seen these before, but the 3 3/4-inch diorama 40th Anniversary Titanium Series figures are pretty neat.  Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan Kenobi were all shown in person to the public for the first time.

Also shown, more packs of helmets.  When are they coming?  I have no idea, but we have pictures.

Hasbro Toy Fair: The Black Series Centerpiece 6-Inch Scale Star Wars Statues

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 18, 2017

3291 I'm not going to lie to you - I'm not a fan of The Black Series Centerpiece concept.  Statues are made by so many companies, so a 1:12 scale (6-inch) non-articulated figure on a display base with places to pose your other action figures on a shelf isn't particularly delightful to me.  It's kind of antithetical to the whole action figure motif - it stands there, it looks good, and it should be in the $50-$60 ballpark.

Hasbro Toy Fair: The Black Series 6-Inch Star Wars Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 18, 2017

3282 If you love The Black Series 6-inch action figures, goodish news - you don't have a lot new to buy.  Most of the figures from the non-vintage packaging were revealed at Comic-Con last year in San Diego, so the most interesting things here are packaged samples of Hera Syndulla, Qui-Gon Jinn, Lando Calrissian, the Emperor's Royal Guard, and of course the Tusken Raider.

Hasbro Toy Fair: Star Wars Roleplay and Prop Replicas

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 18, 2017

3275 For this segment of our coverage, we've posted official write-ups and press photos already so I'll just give you some booth photos of the new First Order Stormtrooper Megablaster, Force FX Obi-Wan Kenobi Lightsaber, Poe Dameron helmet, and so on.  You've seen it, it's good, now see it again.

Hasbro Toy Fair: 40th Anniversary 6-Inch Star Wars Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 18, 2017

3265 The secret is out - and has been out - but the 40th Anniversary Collection has a big launch that's more of a big relaunch.  Fans have been clamoring for "the original 12" in every expression possible, so now it's being completed with the 6-inch action figures.  This means we're getting a mix of retools, repacks, and new figures.  If you missed R2-D2

Hasbro Toy Fair: 3 3/4-Inch Star Wars Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 18, 2017

3253 While at Toy Fair, Hasbro neglected to mention its core 3 3/4-inch line in the presentation.  At all.  There wasn't even a nod to it, but product is expected for The Last Jedi and there was more shown in the booth than we've seen previously.  While rumors swirl around the next batch of the Death Trooper, Shoretrooper, Lt. Sefla, Admiral Raddus, Galen Erso, and Fenn Rau, I didn't hear or overhear much during my brief time in the showrooms.