Hallmark announces the "Wrath of Rancor" Keepsake ornament as their 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International (July 18-21) and New York Comic Con (October 10-13) exclusive. The piece commemorates the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi featuring Luke Skywalker's epic battle with the Rancor monster underneath Jabba's palace.
Surprise? There is another...Gentle Giant SDCC exclusive. Today's announcement is plenty times awesome, especially for those who are versed in their vintage Kenner history and know that this was only released in Canada and Australia in this packaging format and a Tri-logo card in Europe, but never released in the U.S. (sound familiar 2013 Movie Heroes fans?) The fourth SDCC exclusive is a Jumbo Vintage POTF Yakface complete with coin!
But wait, there's more! Gentle Giant announces a third Star Wars 2013 SDCC/Convention exclusive: McQuarrie Concept C-3PO Minibust! Based on the conceptual art of the great Ralph McQuarrie, the deluxe minibust features two interchangeable heads that represent two different concepts for our favorite golden droid.
Here are the latest pre-orders and new arrivals at BigBadToyStore. If you're at Botcon this weekend, don't forgot to stop by and say hello! Click through to check out this week's listing!
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It's Monday, and it's summer, so you have no reason not to read Q&A! Let's find out why the birds are so angry, and look at Jumbo Gentle Giant figures. Oh, and themed waves of action figures. That was a thing once. Also more rantings, ravings, and rampant unsourced and unreasonable SDCC speculation can be yours if you read on!
A couple of interesting reports popped up this week on Star Wars: Rebels, the new TV show currently expected for a 2014 premiere and, most likely, a Celebration Europe tease. BleedingCool.com has a report in which they describe the show as being teen-heavy, which isn't entirely unexpected given that Luke was pretty young, and it's not like Biggs was all that much older. Supposedly the same is true with Episode VII, also reported by the site with a casting note confirmed by Lucasfilm.
It's not Star Wars, but shares the same Kenner DNA. Super7 is rolling out their new ReAction Alien action figure assortment that's based on the cancelled line from 1979 in eloquent style for SDCC. There are four exclusives altogether and two are FREE!
Gentle Giant always tends to offer something nifty and desirable for the summer convention exclusives, like their 3D Yoda and Jumbo Blue Snaggletooth from 2012. For 2013's Comic-Con International, the creative artists from Burbank have announced FIVE Comic-Con exclusives (thus far), with two Star Wars offerings that are bound to be on top of your exclusives wishlist.
There are some pretty awesome Star Wars titles in September, and the one that's highly anticipated begins with a "The", as J.R. Rinzler's adaptation of George Lucas' original screenplay takes shape in pulp form. Check out the additional variant covers to collect as well as the rest of September's exciting offerings!
From our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com: TransFans, BBTS will be back at BotCon this year! Be sure to stop by and say hello! Pre-orders are now being taken for the Gentle Giant Jumbo Han Hoth, and the Cad Bane Bust statue. Check out this week's listing after the jump!
From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: Place your pre-orders now at Brian's Toys for the recently announced Han Solo (Hoth) Jumbo Figure from Gentle Giant. The Cobra Commander: The Dictator sixth scale figure from Sideshow is also available for pre-order.
The word is out, and now you can get behind-the-scenes pictures of the new Hasbro Star Wars: The Black Series Greedo 6-Inch Action Figure at Entertainment Earth! Click here to see it all.
It's Monday, so read some Q&A! Are we suffering from brand fatigue? I don't think so, personally. Should we expect Hasbro to do a Pre-Order Program for a Death Star Playset? I wouldn't hold my breath. And there's more! Also, more adventures in spying on how the Hot Wheels half lives at the end.
That's the rumor! Comingsoon.com, Slashfilm, Theme Park Insider, and IGN (among others) all have reports of this tantalizing, thrilling, and completely expected development. UPDATE - a reader and former Disney employee added his two cents.