Here's a great article on the design and the development of the new TBS 6 inch scale Jabba the Hutt from Mental Floss. Jabba is being offered as a HasbroToyShop exclusive at the show and will be available in limited quantities at their webstore after SDCC concludes. A general release version without the hookah and Salacious Crumb will release later this year. Click here to read the article and thanks to JediDefender for the heads up!
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The ToysRUs Comic-Con exclusives are now available online, including the Black Series 6 inch Cantina Showdown pack featuring Han Solo and Greedo for $39.99 each. Click here to cop yours!
Another SDCC Preview Night has come and gone and the attendance felt like a Saturday as crowd traffic was shoulder to shoulder and the Hasbro-nites (as well as resellers) flooded HasbroToyShop's booth with fervor and frustration. This being my 15th straight Comic-Con, long lines waiting for hyped exclusives are no longer as appealing. The time was better spent shooting photos of Hasbro's booth, and while the majority of it was already previewed at Toy Fair, there were a couple of reveals including a closer look at the SDCC exclusive Jabba, the Walgreen Prototype Fett, Target's pair of Star Wars Rebels vehicles, and a few from ToysRUs and Walmart.
Hot Toys just announced today on their Facebook page that they have acquired the rights to produce Star Wars 1/6 and 1/4 scale figures, including the upcoming sequels. More after the jump!
We've posted a slew of early photos from Hasbro's booth, including their huge Star Wars Command diorama and store exclusives. Also some shots of Gentle Giant's awesome reveal which will make fans of Vintage Kenner and notorious bounty hunters quite happy. Check out all the photos in our Facebook page here and keep checking for additional photos and coverage throughout the day!
Galactic Hunter's coverage of Comic-Con International in San Diego begins this afternoon. Be sure to check our Facebook and Twitter feeds for instant updates and look for a Hasbro Preview Night photos and report later this evening. The annual pop culture extravaganza is about to commence! Join us for the fun, the exclusives, and hopefully some Episode 7 news!
Walgreens.com posted two exclusive figures this morning. Click here for the Star Wars Boba Fett Figure, and click here for the Spider Man Marvel Legends Infinite Series Agent Venom Figure. Each 6-inch figure is $19.99, and shipping is free when you spend $25 or more.
J.J. Abrams' "Force For Change" put up another video with teases of wonderful prizes like advance screenings of the movie, but let's face it - there's no reason to bury the lede. While filming in the UK, Mr. Abrams decided to give us all a sneak peak of a new vehicle which is probably the absolutely best way to get anyone to watch a video for a charity. Congratulations, UNICEF!
You want answers for your questions? You want questions for your answers? Q&A is back and Comic-Con is mere days away. What can we expect? Probably more questions, but for now let's talk Original Trilogy toys in a sequel series world. Also, birds, and what is for them. What does the future hold for interactivity and action features? Well... that's tough to get at, but we can analyze some trends.
Also, don't forget to send in your questions for next time. Read on!
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Our sponsors at BBTS are now having a clearance sale on over 5,000 items! Be sure to shop their latest pre-orders and latest arrivals as well by browsing the full listing after the jump!
The rumors were true! Hasbro is indeed releasing a Millennium Falcon in a few months exclusively at Walmart, sans action figure compatibility. It's big, it's cheap, and it's pictured after the break - with pricing and other useful information.