TOP NEWS: "Always in motion, the future is," and for the past 6 months, there has been a lot of big news for the franchise. The announcement of new Star Wars films, changing play habits, and increasing production costs have prompted Hasbro to re-align their strategy for 2013 by cancelling Droid Factory, shortening the retail cycle for the Yoda Line look, and introducing two new action figure assortments with one targeted towards adult collectors and the other towards children.
The folks at LEGO are always generous and creative with their goodie bags for their Toy Fair media guests, and this year is a good one for Star Wars.
Our Toy Fair 2013 Hasbro Fan Media event Image Bank is now uploaded featuring shots of the new Black Series 4 and 6 inch figures, Saga Legends kid oriented line, Angry Birds, and much, much more!
Click here to visit our Image Bank and stay tuned for our full report later this evening!
Here is a demo video of the upcoming Anakin to Darth Vader 12 inch action figure from Hasbro. After viewing this in person, it's easy to see how kids (and even some adults) will get a kick out of its features. The voice changes from Anakin to Vader by attaching the armor and the lightsaber color also switches from blue to red. Check it out after the jump!
As we muti-task our coverage photos and report, Hasbro sent us official photos of what was presented and on display at Toy Fair 2013. The photos have been uploaded in our Facebook page here. Enjoy and stay tuned for more! UPDATE: Product info and MSRP added! Click ahead for the full rundown!
Wait, stop! Don't skip this one yet! This Yellow R7-Series Astromech Droid is not 2008's R7-Z0. Nope, it's actually yellower and has a different pattern on the dome. It's cool! Really! Oh, and it's at Disney Hollywood Studios. So... maybe you can get one.
Let's look at Ahsoka in her first and so far only "realistic" action figure. She has 4 lightsabers in all, with 2 lit and 2 hilts. It's not a bad buy. Did you pick her up yet?
It's that time again, and yes, time for another cold and snowy weekend covering the American International Toy Fair in New York City. This is our tenth year covering the show as Galactic Hunter, and this time it feels a little different because we don't know what to expect from Hasbro.
Hasbro issues their press release today for the 110th International Toy Fair in New York City. Of particular interest to Star Wars fans are an Angry Birds Jenga Rise Of Darth Vader game and the Anakin To Darth Vader 12 inch action figure.
Marjorie of Star Wars Action News is doing a stair climb to benefit the American Lung Association, and to support her cause, SWAN is auctioning a Gentle Giant Premier Guild exclusive Republic Commando minibust.
The news just keeps rolling out, and you can only imagine die hard Star Wars fans shaking and blowing up their heads in Scanner like fashion because things they have long wished for look to be coming to fruition. Entertainment Weekly reported today that Lucasfilm is planning on Boba Fett and Han Solo to star in their character focused spin-offs.
Marjorie and Arnie are back, in black with the new Black Series of Star Wars figures coming from Hasbro! On this week's podcast, the hosts of Star Wars Action News discuss Hasbro's reveal of new, collector-oriented, highly articulated 6-inch Star Wars figures. Is this a lightspeed jump for figure collectors, or a desperate retread?
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Check out Teemto Pagalies. Not the fancy one for five bucks with all the droid stuff, but the 2012 gift set one likely on clearance at a Toy R Us near you. Why? Well, it's got a flag... and goggles that are kinda different. The paint job isn't bad.
This week on The Clone Wars: Scream at the heavens over the amazing stuff that you'll see in "The Lawless." Resolving many loose threads and justifying a few previous fairly dull episodes, this week's installment brings back a variety of familiar faces while giving fans (and especially fanboys) a Mandalorian battle so spectacular that it should have been held back for the series finale. While the D-Squad arc mixed adventure with a bit of an existential crisis, this series Darth Maul's arc (seemingly) wraps up reminding you that the saga is still quite capable of punching you in the gut and killing off a major player if it feels it necessary. If you watch only one episode this year, make it this one. I don't care if you hate this show. You're a Star Wars fan and you need to see this. More (as in spoilers) after the break.