San Diego Comic-Con International is over and all that remains are the credit card balances. Over the convention Star Wars was in full effect, with Friday still being considered Star Wars Day with several panels from Hasbro, Del Rey, Dark Horse, Gentle Giant, Sideshow Collectibles, and more, and Star Wars Action News is here to recap the biggest reveals over this past weekend.
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.
There was much anticipation for Hasbro's panel on Friday to find out what was in store for 2013 and they offered some surprises. The Vintage Collection will be put on a hiatus and The Legacy Collection Droid Factory will be re-introduced beginning next year with over 30 figures planned. A few exclusives were also revealed with one particular online retailer figure exclusive that was undoubtedly one of the surprise announcements of the day. The other surprise was news that there will be no Hasbro exclusive for Celebration VI next month.
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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.
New carded and loose images of Vintage Wave 7 have been posted at Sandtroopers.com featuring the new Royal Guard with an alternate Crimson Empire head and armor.