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Toy Fair 2019: Hasbro Star Wars Black Series and More

With Episode 9 due out in theaters in late December, it’s no wonder that Hasbro was holding back on showing off new figures in the Star Wars Black Series – we’ll be seeing a lot of movie figures as we approach shelf dates in the Fall. But that didn’t stop them from dropping a few surprises on us.

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Toy Fair 2019: Hasbro Overwatch Ultimates

Although I’ve only watched gamers stream Blizzard’s Overwatch, I was still impressed with Hasbro’s initial foray into delivering collectible toys to the games 40 million players worldwide.

Overwatch Ultimates is a 6-inch scaled line of super-articulated action figures that capture the signature looks, accessories, and moves of the game’s of characters. They’ll be offered in single-carded and 2-pack assortments, as well as one deluxe figure.

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Toy Fair 2019: Hasbro Marvel Legends Report

Hasbro held their annual Toy Fair Nerd Herd (officially the “Fan Media Day”) and it was packed – both with awesome new Marvel Legends reveals, and with people trying to get pictures of said Legends. It’s a big Marvel movie year for Marvel Studios and 21st Century Fox, and I was expecting the brand to line up with the movies those two studios are putting out.

  • Marvel Studios – Captain Marvel (figures already on shelves), Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Fox – Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants

While Hasbro did come out in full force in alignment with the movies, they still managed to mix in some surprises. Read on!

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Hasbro Teases Power Rangers Basic Figures and Zords

Since Hasbro acquired the license to Saban’s Power Rangers in May last year, fans have been eagerly anticipating the first reveals of their upcoming toy lines. In August, they teased the Lightning Collection – a premium line of action figures – with a reveal of Tommy Oliver, the White Ranger. Since then, they’ve been relatively quiet on the figure front.

But with Toy Fair coming up next week, and more toys due to hit shelves this Spring, Hasbro has unveiled its Basic line and a pair of Zords – these figures are targeted at the Power Rangers’ younger fans. We hope to see more of the collector-oriented Lightning Collection at Hasbro’s Fan Media Briefing next weekend. Stay tuned!

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Batman – 2018 Holiday Special – Bill’s Comics

Batman – 2018 Holiday Special

It’s Christmas Eve, and that usually means to expect a visit from a jolly old elf bearing gifts and good will to all. But this is Christmas in Gotham City, so expect a visit from a maniacal clown bringing chaos and ill will instead.

The Clown Prince of Crime is back in town for the holidays and it’s up to the Dark Knight Detective to stop him. When the Joker and Harley Quinn pull off a daring Christmas Eve robbery, they invoke the wrath of Batman… because this time, it’s personal!

Be sure to check out the rest of Bill’s work here at AFP and at Bill’s Comics. Also, thanks to Extreme-Sets for providing review samples of a wide variety of their diorama sets.

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