New York Comic-Con is underway and we've posted some highlight photos from the Hasbro booth. The Phantom Menace is clearly the main theme, with Podracers, a Podracer multipack, and not to mention the Darth Maul package branding prevalently on display. Vintage does continue with a new cardback paying homage to the classic Kenner 12 backs. There's something big under a black blanket that we can't wait for Hasbro to reveal later in the show.
Before you see the new Naboo Fighter and Astromech Battle Pack, check out this Fi-Ek Sirch update from earlier this year! It's a Jedi and it's good.
Hasbro threw a Preview Night Party last night for New York Comic-Con and offered some tidbits of what's to come later this evening. In their Star Wars room, the H people showed the already seen ROTJ sandstorm deleted scene figures, a new play concept showcasing half inch scale cutsie figurines and vehicles called Battle Pods, and in what is sure to cause some consternment from adult collectors but play appeal for the kiddies; the return of the "action feature". Shown were the upcoming Qui-Gon Jin and Obi-Wan Kenobi action figures with light up lightsabers for the upcoming TPM 3D release assortment.
Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about more cool new preorders, nice new arrivals and other exciting news, including pre-orders for the BBTS exclusive GI Joe 7 Packs that will make its debut at !NYCC Comic-Con today!
It's new, and exclusive! The Spider Assassin Droid comes in a new Toys R Us exclusive set with two clones-- and isn't a bad little robot. (Well, OK, he's evil but it's a good toy.) Should you go run and get one? Read on!
In the comics, ARC Trooper Alpha-17 was usually blue. OK, pretty much 100% blue. There was a more Episode III-esque redesign, but for some reason we got a red one in an Evolutions set a few years back. Is it worth a look? Read on!
It's a new Even Piell, the first all-new sculpt for the character in quite some time! (Almost 10 years!) This short figure has a nifty climbing backpack and a head sculpt that feels like it's a little fragile. Read on!
Last Q&A for a while-- I'm going on hiatus for a few weeks! We also look at the Just-relased Mandalorian Assault Transport, the future of vintage logos, and Star Wars Mego. And more! Read on, and send in your questions for our next exciting update.
In this week's ad:
1. Vintage Y-Wing on sale for $29.99, or $10 off. It's difficult to cram newer pilots (with all the straps) in here, but it's still a gorgeous ship for $30.
2. Bricktober! Spend $20 on LEGO and get a free Retro Minifigure LEGO magnet.