Stephen Hayford once again provides a great first in-hand look at the upcoming 6″ Princess Leia in Boushh Disguise from the Black Series. Click the image above for a closer look.
Our friends at Jedi-bibliothek posted earlier today a look at the Chewbacca Action Figure Variant cover for Marvel’s Star Wars #4. Look for it at your favorite comic shop and online on April 22.
Reader Tim M. sends this report (and reminder) from his local Kohl’s store in Sacremento
Went to Kohl’s today in Sacramento area of California and came across this end cap of Rebels figures, the 2 packs were $14.99 with 10% off.
Thanks Tim! I really like that display tray that they are sitting in too. Hmmm….
There’s rumblings among fans (though nothing is confirmed, so don’t freak out yet) that Hasbro may be abandoning the quality of figures so many of us have grown to know and love over the years in favor of a 5POA-only line for the upcoming Episode VII 3.75″ scale line.
If Hasbro did go this route, how would this affect your buying habits? Would you be pleased? Freaked out? Done altogether? Would you even care? Share your thoughts here or join in the debate in our forums!
Vinylmation World alerts us that in commemoration of Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary, they will be issuing an exclusive R2-D60 Droid Factory figure.It will be limited to 6000 pieces and retail for $12.95.
If you’re a build-a-droid part completist, this is an essential purchase.
In what will surely provide great joy and additional grist for the mill to a certain segment of collectors, there is word from Andrew’s Toyz via Facebook that Hasbro has discontinued current cases assortments for the Saga Legends/Rebels line.
Hasbro has discontinued the current Saga Legends figure assortments and will not be making additional shipments. We may receive some cases of Wave 7, but we are not sure at this time. While unconfirmed, this is likely to devote resources towards The Force Awakens product line.
We have reached out to Hasbro via Hunter PR for any comment.
UPDATE: We have clarification from our sponsor at DorksideToys, the current cases assortments are sold out (not canceled) and won’t see another production run.
The next installment in the Darth Vader series from Marvel is now available via your local comic book store. You can also purchase and download the digital version through Marvel’s Digital Comic Shop.
When a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? Meet Aphra, the galaxy’s foremost raider of lost weaponry! Plus, could these be the deadly droids she’s looking for?
Customizing legend sillof (Jamie Follis) will be hosting a customizing panel at Star Wars Celebration on Friday, April 17th from 12pm-1pm. Work from some of the Yakface forum members your are familiar with will be featured in this panel. This will be the second time that Jamie has lead up this event, and if your are going to be at C7 and enjoy customizing or are interested in getting started, you ought to make an effort to attend.
At this panel, Jamie Follis will give attendees a complete overview of the process of creating or modifying your own action figures. The panel will have something for newcomers as well as seasoned customizers including an introduction to the hobby, different types of customizing, instructions, suggestions, and tips on the hobby, and a showcase of some of the most creative fan made figures. Instructions will range from construction, to sculpting, painting, casting and 3-D printing your own pieces. A few lucky attendees will receive random prices. Jamie will also be hosting customizing classes daily at the Diorama Workshop area in the main showroom throughout the convention.
As you’ve seen the panel schedule for Celebration Anaheim has been released and conspicuously absent from the listing was a dedicated Hasbro panel. We can confirm that Hasbro will NOT be offering a panel/presentation as in years past – only a booth presence throughout the event.
As Obi-Wan said, “Patience”.
The Star Wars Celebration site has also updated with the full event schedule. Check it out here and plan accordingly, there will be A LOT to take in.
Star Wars Celebration site has updated today announcing 5 new pins that will be available throughout the convention. The break down is as follows:
Biker Scout – Samsonite
Boushh – Anovos
The Emperor – EFX Collectibles
Lando Calrissian – ThinkGeek
Emperor’s Royal Guard – PPW Toys
What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays?
Well, I tried my best. Apologies in advance for not living up to Venus Wars standards.
Drawn and animated by yours truly over 4 years’ worth of weekends, with music by the living guitar solo Zak Rahman and sound design by up and coming audio technician Joseph Leyva. Fans of Lucasarts’ seminal 1994 TIE Fighter game may notice a few familiar sights and sounds. That “incoming missile” noise gives me horrible flashbacks to this day…
Our friends at JediDefender have received a new list of Target DPCI numbers (and prices) for later this year courtesy of forum member “Nicklab”. The list breaks down several segments of toys from action figures (3.75″, 6″ & 12″), vehicles, roll play, Micro Machines and more. Click on through to check it out. Spoiler warnings apply.
Update: You can also check out the list at the Venganza Media Gazette if your workplace has a block on message boards/forums.
Jedi Temple Archives has revealed their first Celebration Anaheim exclusive:
Jedi Temple Archives is proud to announce our exclusive for Celebration VII: Anaheim. We have put together a beautiful poster as our tribute to the Vintage Kenner collection of released carded figures! This beautiful full-color 18″x24″ poster features a total of 197 Vintage card backs. This includes the full run of 196 card backs (plus one of the most famous figure variations) all framed together in amazing detail together like never before seen! There are multiple ways you can secure this exclusive poster and full details can be found here:
We may never know if he shot first but we definitely know our Greedo Pop! is returning in an extremely limited run! pic.twitter.com/u5PBnMR39u
— Funko (@OriginalFunko) March 23, 2015
Funko has announced that they are pulling the POP Greedo vinyl bobble head out from the vault for a limited run.
Continuing a tradition that started in 2005 and has carried through all U.S. Celebrations since, six regional Star Wars collecting clubs will be giving away custom patches at their booths at Celebration Anaheim 2015. Each Lucasfilm-approved patch is fully embroidered and depicts an action figure from the vintage Star Wars line by Kenner. Collect all six to complete your set of Bounty Hunters from The Empire Strikes Back!
We are very pleased to deliver a new installment Customs & Answers for all you customizing fans out there!
It had been a while since we had interviewed one of our active forum members like this – so while Hasbro seems to be dithering with the hobby, it made sense to interview a customizer who keeps the 3.75″ dream alive – Peakob1.
Go grab a drink and kick back and enjoy some helpful tips and walkthroughs from one of our favorite customizers in the hobby after the jump!
Target has dropped their weekly flyer today they’re offering their exclusive Hero Series 6 pack of figures (Darth Vader, Ezra, Inquisitor, Kanan, Shadow Stormtrooper and Clone Trooper Captain) for only $19.99.
K & C Collectibles has added the next wave of Saga Legends action figures and Rebels Vehicles. More Micro Machines and Star Wars Rebels Twin Bedding set have been added. Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.
Flyguy and Yakface are back to break down the week’s collecting news and more. This week we discuss the most recent developments in regards to the Ceremonial Princess Leia (straight from Hasbro no less) as well as new images of Black Series products. Gentle Giant is back in a big way on this show as they made several product announcements for their Jumbo Kenner line as well as a new statue that is both cool and confusing. Fans of Boba Fett were treated to new images and preorders for the upcoming Revoltech Boba Fett – now does it stack up to other figures in the line? In our TV/ Movie/Book/Game News segment we breakdown the news regarding the new post-ROTJ novel “Aftermath” as well as give our thoughts on the latest installment of “Princess Leia” from Marvel – they aren’t good. Celebration news abounds as we are less than a month away from the biggest event of the – aside from The Force Awakens. All this and A LOT more on Episode 56 of The Realm Recap!
Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.
HasbroToyShop has updated with preorders* for the latest wave of Mission Series sets that include Hera/Stormtrooper Commander, Hoth Han & Luke, Leia and Luke, and R2-D2 and Yoda.
*Expected arrival at the end of April.
UPDATE: Preorders Sold Out (keep checking though)
You can preorder yours now at BigBadToysStore for $54.99. Available May 2015
EA has announced that the eagerly anticipated Star Wars Battlefront will be debuting at Star Wars Celebration.
We’re thrilled to share that Star Wars Battlefront will be taking part in Star Wars™ Celebration next month in Anaheim, CA from April 16-19. We could not think of a better or more appropriate place to debut the game officially for the first time than the premier event that celebrates the Star Wars universe and the legions of fans who have fallen in love with it.