Hasbro Shares Details for Star Wars Retailer Exclusives


We’re a week away from Force Friday, and Hasbro has more retailer exclusives incoming. As you might expect, most are tied-in with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but a certain astromech droid is looking to remote control his way to your heart.

With the Star Wars Smart R2-D2, Hasbro is looking to capture some of the magic that Sphero did with its app-enabled BB-8 (http://amzn.to/2cMWhmE). While you won’t be able to pick up R2-D2 at Walmart until next week, you can preview the companion app for Android and iOS now. Now I just need an appropriately-sized C-3PO head for Artoo to drag around.

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There’s More Hasbro Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Toys Coming

More Hasbro Rogue One A Star Wars Story Toys

If you were wondering where the 3.75-inch figures were in yesterday’s Star Wars reveals from Hasbro (http://afpics.link/2bGG8ir), they couldn’t be contained in a single announcement! But there’s more.

Hasbro also shared their role play items, which include a voice changer Death Trooper mask and a pretty cool update to their Stormtrooper voice changer helmet.

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It’s Time to Order Your Dr. Strange Marvel Legends!

Marvel Legends Dr Strange wave

By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth, we’re a couple of months away from Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dr. Strange hitting theaters, on November 4 in the US. Online retailers have their pre-orders up for the Strange Marvel Legends wave, and they’re expecting figures to land some time this month.

Here’s where I recommend picking them up:

Unlike most Legends waves, this one has eight individual figures. You will not have any extras after you assemble the BAF, the dread Dormammu. EE has the benefit of free shipping, which makes a difference.

Individually, cherry pick the Dr. Strange wave at Amazon (http://afpics.link/2cdTJvT) for $19.99 with free prime shipping.

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SDCC 2016: Hasbro Reveals Marvel Collector’s Vault and Raft Exclusives

Hasbro Marvel SDCC 2017 exclusives

With San Diego Comic-Con just over a week away, Hasbro has released details for its Marvel exclusives. While the Collector’s Vault (in Marvel Universe 3.75-inch scale) and the Raft (in Marvel Legends 6-inch scale) have been steadily making the rounds on eBay, we’re glad to finally see the official pics and specifics.

In recent years, Hasbro has leveraged the upcoming year’s Marvel movie slate for its exclusives, like it did with last year’s Marvel Legends Book of the Vishanti set for this year’s Dr. Strange. Likewise, we’ve got the Marvel Universe Collector’s Vault aligned with next year’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy 2 and the Marvel Legends Raft set aligned with next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Since these exclusives are planned up to a year in advance (and therefore up to two years ahead of the movie release), they do not likely reveal characters or plot points for the movies themselves… but it’s still fun to speculate.

As with exclusives in previous years, both the Collector’s Vault and the Raft will be available in limited quantities following Comic-Con at HasbroToyShop.com. We’ll be picking ours up (hopefully) at SDCC next week!

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Power-Con 2016: Meet She-Ra, the Mattel MOTU Exclusive for SDCC

Power-Con 2016 - Mattel SDCC 2016 She-Ra Exclusive

Mattel designers (and twins) Garrett and Darren Sanders were at Power-Con to share the Masters of the Universe exclusive for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the premium Princess of Power She-Ra doll. And while they confirmed that this would be the sole MOTU exclusive for the show, they did present an upbeat discussion of the origins of the She-Ra exclusive and plans for it moving forward.

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