While last year's focus was on The Empire Strikes Back's 30th Anniversary, this year is all about "Getting Revenge". Marvel properties may be the movie darlings of 2011, but Hasbro remains dedicated to their Vintage mission,though most of what they showed at Comic-Con was packaging alone, as they largely touted their show exclusive Revenge of the Jedi Death Star set.
LEGO unveiled their 2011 Comic-Con exclusive this year with little fanfare and at a first come first serve basis. Foregoing the raffle system of previous years, LEGO is offering a specially packaged edition of their upcoming 2011 Advent Calendar. The set features 6 minifigures, including an exclusive Santa Yoda.
Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about another great batch of new preorders and more new arrivals, including some older TVC cases and new revision cases as well.
Galactic reader Mike M. finds the ToysRUs exclusive Geonosian Warrior with Speeder and Rebel Technician with Transport along with Clone Commander Blackout at a local store in the Toronto, Ontario area. These hopefuly will begin hitting the lower continent soon!
LEGO treats us to a trailer of The Padawan Menace television special which premieres on The Cartoon Network this Friday 7 PM EST.
Sideshow continues to tease us into submission as they preview the awesome, compelling, and soon to be released for pre-order 12" Boba Fett!
HOT OFF THE TRUCK from site sponsor Entertainment Earth is the new Wave 1 of the Star Wars Blu-ray Commemorative sets! Each set features a backdrop of a classic Star Wars movie poster and comes with 4 figures represented from each film.
Not too exciting but it's definitely new and forthcoming. The images are starting to emerge from the biggest geekfest of the year as SuperHeroHype.com posts a shot directly from Hasbro's booth of the upcoming ToysRUs exclusive Death Star Trench Run Ultimate Battle Pack featuring Luke Skywalker's X-wing Fighter and Darth Vader's TIE Fighter with their associated action figures.
Fans can get a pretty nice sneak peek of the over 40+ hours of bonus material on the Blu-ray collection for Star Wars: The Complete Saga before it hits stores on September 16th. The Star Wars Blu-ray Early Access App will be available as a free download for the iPad only on July 20th and then all iDevices on August 2nd.
Hasbro finally delivers a Han Solo in Bespin outfit that we can truly term as the definitive version so far. The dead on facial likeness, super- articulation, and even the "Han-ness", that cocky swagger, is evident in this figure. Sure Hasbro. for their own reasons. didn't include the leg strap, but it doesn't diminish an otherwise excellent execution.
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It's time help the economy and open up those wallets folks.Sideshow posts a video as part of their Comic-Con showcase featuring the forthcoming 12" "Scum and Villainy" Bounty Hunters assortment starring Boba Fett and IG-88! And both LOOK AMAZING!
It's a Clone Pilot! This is the one that comes with the brand-new Y-Wing Scout Bomber, and has more than a passing resemblance to Warthog. With ball-jointed hips and great helmet deco, it's a nice figure-- but is it worth buying with the vehicle? Read on!