Toy Fair 2018: Hasbro Star Wars Press Pics

Hasbro has shared their press pics for their Star Wars reveals. We’ve organized them into the Force Link, Black Series, and Vintage Collection categories. In addition, we’ve put together a primer on HasLab and the crowdfunding campaign for Jabba’s Sail Barge, the Khetanna.

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Toy Fair 2018: Hasbro Shares Pre-Show Reveals for Marvel and Star Wars

Toy Fair has not officially started, but Hasbro has shared some product reveals in a pre-show tease from their Marvel and Star Wars product lines. As you might expect, both brands remain aligned with the major movie releases for the year.

On the Marvel front, Hasbro is continuing the Marvel Legends premium role play line with an electronic Infinity Gauntlet from Avengers: Infinity War. They’re also continuing the revamped Mighty Muggs line with new figures for Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp. Hasbro previously teased upcoming Marvel Legends waves for Deadpool 2 and Venom.

Hasbro’s Star Wars reveals lean heavily into Solo: A Star Wars Story with new Black Series and Force Link figures, among others. But they also have a sprinkling of figures from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Read on for lots of pics and product descriptions. And stay tuned for more reveals – the Hasbro media event for Toy Fair is on Saturday afternoon.

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Hasbro Shares Star Wars Black Series Details for Force Friday

It’s Force Friday! At midnight tonight, stores have the green light to finally put Star Wars products out on the shelf. There’s a ton of it, and Hasbro has shared the official pics and descriptions. We’re going to focus it on the Star Wars Black Series 6-inch offerings.

We’ve seen some product line extensions in 6-inch. In addition to single-carded figures, we’re seeing more vehicles and a completely new line that includes 6-inch scaled statues plus environments, which you can plus up by adding your own Black Series figures to the scene.

Finally, if you’re sensitive to spoilers (even minor ones), you might want to skip this article. I try to stay away from entertainment news, but the product line-ups may reveal characters and story details that might tell you too much for your taste.

May the Force be with you!

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SDCC 2015: Toys R Us Hosts Exclusives from Bandai, Hasbro, Mattel and More

SDCC 2015 Toys R Us Exclusives - Star Wars, Batgirl, and Power Rangers

Toy R Us is renewing its attempt to woo collectors by establishing a “Collector Vector” shop within both its traditional and online stores, and participating in San Diego Comic-Con with ten exclusives from a variety of toy manufacturers. While I’m doing fewer traditional toy runs now, I’ve been to my local TRU recently and have not noticed any change – but online they’ve established a Collector Vector search grouping that currently includes over 200 products and a landing page for their Con exclusives.

While I think TRU will continue to struggle to differentiate itself with collectors, the Con exclusives will help drive some traffic their way. The list includes the Yvonne Craig Batgirl from the ’60s Batman show (thankfully individually-carded and not in a 3-pack with Batman and Robin), a Star Wars Black Series Rancor set in the 3.75-inch scale, a Power Rangers exclusive, and more. They’ll be available at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) at the show and online at Toysrus.com/ComicConvention from Thursday, July 9 through Sunday, July 12, while supplies last, of course.

It’s an impressive list of exclusives – TRU may be on the decline, but they still have some sway with the toy companies.

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Hot Toys Reveals Star Wars: A New Hope Luke Skywalker

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Maybe I need a #footlongfriday hashtag. Earlier today we had two Mortal Kombat 1/6 scale reveals from WorldBox and Mezco, and here we are with the latest Hot Toys announcement for Star Wars. Previously, they had teased the Skywalker twins, Luke and Leia. Standard operating procedure for the Hot Toys tease is to not show off the head sculpt – and with such iconic characters you end up wondering how well they can capture their likenesses.

In Luke’s case, I think the Mark Hamill likeness is close enough to bullseye womp rats in your T-16 back home. As you’d expect from Hot Toys, Skywalker comes with a ton of accessories, arguably most importantly an LED-lighted lightsaber. (You could argue that a separate hairpiece just to accommodate that wide-brimmed gardening hat is a bit much.) You should be able to pre-order the exclusive version of the Hot Toys Luke Skywalker from Sideshow Collectibles – it will come with a Stormtrooper belt with grappling hook, communicator, and blaster rifle. Awkward sister-kissing sold separately.

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