Preview night was the normal bustle of critical mass as attendees try to cover the Comic-Con floor, check out the latest and greatest, and buy their exclusives all in the span of 2 1/2 hours. Hasbro once again gives a good showcase centered around a huge and masterfully done Hoth diorama, complete with key scenes from Echo Base and a spectacular recreation of the battle of Hoth. Link to Comic-Con Image Bank
Aside from the diorama, the buzz was all about the new Vintage Collection and the beautiful vintage cards that newly sculpted modern figures are blissfully blistered. There's even vintage carded ROTS Anakin Skywalker and a Clone Trooper to boot. A few exclusives are also coming down the pipeline including a second wave of Geonosis 2 Packs (Target), a Hoth AT-ST, Kit Fisto Starfighter, and Vintage boxed TIE Fighter. Hasbro also previewed the Camie and Fixer set and Bounty Hunter 2 pack with 4-LOM and Zuckuss. Both are exclusives next month for Celebration V.
Breaking away from the action figure line up posters from previous conventions, Hasbro instead handed out a sided action figure themed ESB movie poster.