CVI: Views From The Floor

By Mike — Sunday, August 26, 2012

Panels are good and fun, but we're collectors and the convention floor and dealer booths are where the hunts are at, particularly for this show where mostly everything is Star Wars. There was a bountiful amount of vintage Kenner merchandise and even if prices were beyond your budget, being able to see and touch a MISB Vintage Death Star brings back many memories, at least for this reporter. I literally spent all day Saturday browsing through all kinds of goodies from loose action figures to signed McQuarrie prints.

CVI: Disney And Carbon Freeze Me

By Mike — Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Disney booth was ripe with activity as Celebrationers clamored for their Star Wars meets Mouse themed exclusives. Their Holographic Leia Vinylmation that was limited to 2,500 pieces sold out by Saturday.

CVI: Return To Tatooine Diorama Image Bank

By Mike — Saturday, August 25, 2012

After 10 years of sponsoring these spectacular Celebration Diorama projects, you would think that Frank D'Iorio would slow down. But his Return to Tatooine Diorama Workshop is his most ambitious yet with a to scale Sandcrawler and Jabba's Sail Barge providing the spectacular centerpieces. 

CVI: Celebration Store Image Bank

By Mike — Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Celebration VI store had many things you can buy to satiate your appetite for show exclusive items, and since you're presumably a Star Wars fan, everything has its appeal.

What's Underneath The Vintage Collection Royal Guard

By Mike — Saturday, August 25, 2012

You wondered what's underneath that helmet since Comic-Con and here it is, Presenting some loose shots of the new Royal Guard sans helmet and cape. Enjoy!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,878

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 24, 2012

Remember Durge?  Nine years ago, he was revealed as a toy for the very first time and this animated version of the figure came a little bit later.  Is he cool?

CVI: Adam Plays with 2013 Star Wars Mini-Rigs

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 24, 2012

Stay Class I-ey, Hasbro!  Because Hasbro is cool, I got to play with the Class I and Class II 2013 vehicles.  You saw some impressions of Class II earlier, and now I get to tell you about the new Mini-Rigs!  So read on, and know that I had me a great time.

CVI: Hasbro Panel, Booth Photos, And Resized Class II

By Mike — Friday, August 24, 2012

We've posted photos from today's Hasbro panel and booth. There are a few things to be excited about, including a TRU Vintage Slave I in 2013 and images of new Droid Factory and Clone Wars figures. Not much in terms of exclusives, but a new assortment of down-sized Class II vehicles to make them more affordable for the mommy market will surely cause debate.

CVI: Hasbro Star Wars Panel

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 24, 2012

TOP STORY: From the bowels of Orlando, it's Hasbro!  Since the debut of their booth was packed with previously unveiled items, the level of excitement for the big slideshow was even higher than usual.  Armed with a laptop and my pals Mike and Shannon, we aim to bring you not-very-timely information on this grand event.

CVI: Ultimate Action Figure Book Panel

By Mike — Friday, August 24, 2012

Publishing a book of all the 3 3/4 inch Star Wars action figures ever produced by Kenner/Hasbro is quite the daunting task. Adam has been writing his Figure Of The Day feature for the past 5 or 6 years and has yet to hit 2,000. Steve Sansweet's Action Figure Archive has always been the seminal book in prose, style, and format and we've been waiting for an update for 13 years since the Power of the Force 2 collection from the Nineties.

Sideshow Premium Malgus Format Pre-Order

By Mike — Friday, August 24, 2012

You've been waiting for him since he was first revealed at Comic-Con. The new and pretty awesome Darth Malgus Premium Format Figure is now available for pre-order at Sideshow. The exclusive version features an alternate "unmasked" head.

CVI: Gentle Giant Previews Jumbo Rocket Firing Fett, Max Rebo

By Mike — Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Jumbo Vintage line has been trending up in popularity amongst collectors, and Gentle Giant gives reason for more excitement for this assortment with a sneak peek of the upcoming Jumbo Vintage Rocket Firing Boba Fett.

CVI: Star Wars Collectibles Panel

By Mike — Thursday, August 23, 2012

Check out our Image Bank for photos of the Collectibles panel and slide show from other licensors and Lucasfilm partners such as Sideshow, eFX, and Think Geek

CVI: Hasbro Trades Spare Parts

By Mike — Thursday, August 23, 2012

This is all you want to know; there wasn't anything new today. With no show exclusive and a scaled down presence for Celebration VI, Hasbro was remarkably low key for Day 1. Yet Hasbro Star Wars brand reps were engaging inquiring fans in other ways such as demonstrating the various features of the new MTT and diplomatically answering questions about distribution, which quite frankly, has reached its saturation point from a reporting point of view.

CVI: What's New with Disney Star Wars

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 23, 2012

Depending on where you sit as a fan, the merchandising at Star Tours is either the best thing ever or something giving you a little toy anxiety.  (Hi, Ron!)   This year at Celebration VI, Disney previewed Droid Factory, new Star Wars Muppets, Vinylmation, and-- get ready for this-- Star Wars Disney-Pixar Cars.  Yes.  Darth Mater.