Just posted: a gallery of the slides from Hasbro's collector presentation... another gallery with photo highlights from the presentation... and for the completists out there, click on "Read More" for this article to download the whole presentation as a PDF. (Edit: Fixed PDF link; was only showing up for some users.)
I live-tweeted the panel, but if you missed it, here are my posts in reverse order-- included are highlights from the slides as well as commentary. Big news: 3-Packs 3-Pack, Kohl's Galactic Heroes AT-ST, Vintage AOTC wave! It's messy.
Hundreds more pictures from the show floor! Check out this ShopStarWars.com Mara Jade (and Darth Bane) as well as dozens of fans, toys, panels, and other goodies! Seriously, go now! And don't miss the dozens of photos from the entire Ralph McQuarrie exhibit, which we shot and freaking loved!
On sale at Celebration V-- with practically no line at all-- is a two-pack with Fixer and Camie Marstrap. This is a great set-- the comic is nice, but the fact that you're getting action figures of a legendary scene you've likely never seen is pretty amazing. She's well-done too, so read on!
Mickey Gunslinger finds the new Deluxe Obi-Wan Kenobi with BARC Speeder and Mandalorian Speeder with Mandalorian Warrior for $16.97 each at the Super Wal-Mart in Scottsdale, AZ. Happy Hunting!
Hasbro pulled out the brand-spanking newly revised Boba Fett (with corrected paint-ops) along with the finalized Gamorrean Guard featuring his furry loin-cover thing, Wooof! with his softgoods (which look nice and wooly in person), the carded Endor Rebel Commando, and sculptor supremo David Vennemeyer busted out some waxes. (Do you spot anything new?)
Catch a bunch of pictures from Celebration V! Click here to see 222 images from the show floor that took about an hour and change to get up. What fun! Seriously though, check out the dioramas and new addtions!
Here's a quick update from the Hasbro booth. Beleaguered Rebel fly-boy Wedge Antilles will be coming out on a Return of the Jedi cardback (#26) in a future wave. He will keep the number that he would have in the current collection despite shipping later on. As was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, the Wedge Antilles figure is being delayed to improve the sculpt.
Wedge Antilles has been released time-and time again improving little by little (from the Power of the Force 2 "buff era", as a kitbashed exclusive for New Force Comics during the Original Trilogy Collection, and at least 9,000 other attempts. This time out for the vaunted Vintage Collection, the crew at Hasbro hopes (fingers crossed) to definitively nail the sculpt. (We wish them lots of luck.)
Hey everybody! I'm in the bowels of the convention center snapping photos and doing research, and I have good news-- sort of. There isn't much new on display, other than the first "official" look at the Slave I set coming to Toys "R" Us. Hasbro's booth is giving away a Galactic Heroes Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot and a foil edition Obi-Wan Kenobi cardback. I'll have more for you later, but so far, there's not much new here!
On sale now-- I just saw the line, so I can confirm this-- is Zuckuss, or 4-LOM in Kenner colors. I love this figure-- the paint job is delightfully retro and the gag naming is delightful. You do need it. Read on!
Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a great new sale with 40% to 60% off some of our biggest brands as well as
more new preorders and new arrivals.
Our trusty hunter, Mickey Gunslinger, finds the new TRU Legacy of the Darkside 2 packs in Chandler, AZ, except for the Grievous set, which looks to be the popular one based on the re-release of the pre-Cyborg Grievous. The other two sets include Anakin/Vader and Boba Fett. Pricepoint is $17.99 each. Happy hunting and please report those finds!