toy fair

Poe Dameron's Helmet: Now at Affordable Prices, from Hasbro

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 15, 2017

3249 One of the surprise hits of The Black Series has been a series of higher-end fancy-boxed toy helmets from Hasbro.  The Stormtrooper and Kylo Ren editions were strong sellers, and they look nice on a shelf.  (My nose is too big to enjoy them.)   This year, the latest release is Poe Dameron's Black Squadron helmet.  Could this mean a white and blue variant is coming as someone's exclusive?  I'd bet money on it. I love these things.  But that's me - what does Hasbro have to say?

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES POE DAMERON ELECTRONIC HELMET
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/Available: 2017)
Put on this deluxe helmet from THE BLACK SERIES and get ready to take flight as skilled X-WING fighter pilot POE DAMERON. Experience battle like never before with a surround sound speaker system that amplifies X-WING and TIE FIGHTER vehicle sounds and transmits communications from loveable sidekick BB-8. This unique helmet features exquisite deco and movie-accurate detail, putting collectors right in the middle of the action.

Path of the Force Lightsaber - New Star Wars from Hasbro

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 15, 2017

3248 Use the Force, or the lightsaber, or whatever you got lying around.  This is one of the new energy blades for the year, as Bladebuilders seems to be doing as well as or better than action figures with much of the general public right now.  Kids love to hit things!   Hasbro sent along this press photo and block of copy for you, the viewer.

STAR WARS BLADEBUILDERS PATH OF THE FORCE LIGHTSABER
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: 2017)
Young Padawans can choose to follow the dark side or the light side with this premium lightsaber! Imagine fighting on the light side by attaching a Jedi connector piece and automatically activating blue light effects, or simply switch the connector piece to battle with a red Sith blade. For more action, press the button on the connector piece to expand the hilt for ultimate customization! Compatible with BLADEBUILDERS LIGHTSABER components, each sold separately. Includes lightsaber and 2 adjustable connectors.

New from Hasbro: Glowstrike First Order Stormtrooper Deluxe Blaster

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 15, 2017

3247 You know the drill, so let's get to it.  Hasbro sent in another press release with photos, and there are some nifty things in here.  For starters, a new Glowstrike Nerf Stormtrooper rifle.  The Glowstrike gimmick is spectacular - Nerf darts are charged by a black light in a second or so, allowing the gun to shoot "real" "laser" "bolts."  The Rogue One releases were tops, so here's one from the First Order.

STAR WARS NERF GLOWSTRIKE FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER DELUXE BLASTER
(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/Available: 2017)
The RESISTANCE doesn’t stand a chance against this NERF GLOWSTRIKE DELUXE Blaster! Fight like a FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER with laser blast sound effects and motorized blasting that fires 12 darts in a row. Storm into battle anytime, anywhere with GlowStrike technology light effects and glow-in-the-dark darts. Includes stock, barrel tip, clip attachment piece, eyepiece, 12-dart clip, and 12 Elite GlowStrike darts. Requires 4 1.5V AA batteries, included.

TF14: LEGO Event Image Bank

By Mike — Sunday, February 16, 2014

Photos from this morning's LEGO Toy Fair media event have been uploaded to our Image Bank. There are plenty of awesome new sets scheduled to release in 2014, including ships and characters inspired by the new Star Wars Rebels series, a Star Destroyer and AT-AT, and much more. Click here to check out the gallery!

 

 

 

TF14: LEGO Star Wars Celebrates 15 Years with New Star Wars Rebels Sets

By Mike — Sunday, February 16, 2014
 LEGO Systems, Inc. today announced new LEGO® Star Wars™ products based on the all-new Star Wars Rebels™ animated television series scheduled to premiere on Disney Channel this fall before it appears regularly on Disney XD. The action-filled series is the highly anticipated follow-up to Star Wars: The Clone Wars™ and will introduce a cast of exciting new characters in the Star Wars universe. The new building sets were unveiled at a Disney Consumer Products event Monday, February 17 by Freddie Prinze, Jr., who stars as Kanan Jarrus in the new Star Wars Rebels series. The company presented him with a custom 2-foot tall replica of his minifigure made completely out of LEGO bricks by Master Builders.

TF14: Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars Command Product Info

By Mike — Saturday, February 15, 2014
The STAR WARS saga gains a thrilling new chapter in 2014 with the release of STAR WARS REBELS, an all-new animated series set in the largely unexplored time period between EPISODE III and EPISODE IV. To celebrate this groundbreaking new series, which follows the motley crew of the starship Ghost as they struggle against the evil Galactic Empire, Hasbro is launching two exciting toy lines in 2014. 

TF14: Star Wars Black Series 2014 Product Info

By Mike — Saturday, February 15, 2014
STAR WARS is forever, and Hasbro celebrates the enduring legacy of the brand in 2014 with new introductions in its incredibly successful BLACK SERIES action figure line. Launched in 2013 as the ultimate toy line for STAR WARS collectors, the STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES proved a massive hit and returns in 2014 with new 3.75-inch and 6-inch scale action figures and a thrilling first—THE BLACK SERIES 6-inch Deluxe action figures, featuring creatures and vehicles in-scale with the 6-inch figures!

TF14: Official Hasbro Images

By Mike — Saturday, February 15, 2014

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!

TF14: Hasbro Showroom Images Up

By Mike — Saturday, February 15, 2014

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!

Hasbro Toy Fair Coverage Begins Tomorrow

By Mike — Friday, February 14, 2014

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!

U.K. Toy Fair: Hasbro Anakin To Vader Wins Award

By Mike — Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The British Toy And Hobby Association (BTHA) announces their Best New Toys of 2013 at the 60th Annual London Toy Fair, with Hasbro's Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader action figure  (£24.99) being recognized in the Action Figure category. 

Star Wars Air Hedz: Inflatable Hats

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 26, 2012

You've seen Yoda masks, and Stormtrooper helmets.  So what's the next big thing in roleplay headgear?  Star Wars Air Hedz, revealed at UK Toy Fair by our friends at the Idle Hands Blog.  Naturally, you'll want to click through to see more.

Q&A: Post-Toy Fair Continues, Galactic Heroes, Vehicles, Other Stuff

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 27, 2011

So will we get more Galactic Heroes now that the line has been declared over? How about Mighty Muggs? And can we trust Hasbro's release date presentations? Of course not, haven't you been reading my columns?!? All this and more, so read on!

Toy Fair 2011: Yet More Hasbro Star Wars Commentary

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 24, 2011

You've seen the best, now see the rest! Another commentary on Toy Fair 2011, from me? Why yes! You asked, so I'll do my best to give you a quick rundown of this year's amazing coverage. There's not a lot of pictures, but look on the bright side-- there's a TON of reading.

Q&A: Toy Fair Questions, Speeder Bike Answers, and More 2011 Stuff

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 20, 2011

Welcome back! I've got a mix of questions from Toy Fair 2011 in New York concerning plastic cloaks, new head sculpts, and even some vehicles. I'd say "you won't want to miss this one," but hey, maybe you will. But if you've got nothing better to do? Read on!