May the 4th be with You (still?): Hoth Luke and Han Giveaways

I guess every day is Star Wars day!

Sideshow Hoth Luke Skywalker and Han Solo giveaways

Sideshow Collectibles hasn’t stopped giving away awesome Star Wars merchandise just because May 4th has come and gone. This week they’ve got a pair of figures up for grabs: Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in their Hoth cold weather gear.

These are two separate contests, for the Commander Luke Skywalker – Hoth Sixth Scale Figure and the Captain Han Solo – Hoth Sixth Scale Figure. And because these are part of their social media giveaways, be sure to like Sideshow on Facebook and follow @SideshowCollectibles on Instagram to qualify. Good luck!

Weekend Toy Run: Star Wars Black Series Emperor Palpatine Wave at Amazon

Star Wars Black Series Emperor Palpatine wave

The latest wave of Star War Black Series 6-inch figures is up for pre-order individually at Amazon. This is great for folks who may want to pick and choose who they’re getting from the wave. Each is $22.99 and qualify for Prime 2-day shipping.

For Prequel fans, you can never have enough Clone Troopers. Original Trilogy fans will want to pick up Emperor Palpatine. And Luke and Han are great for army builders since they can wear their Stormtrooper helmets – but don’t be disappointed that Luke isn’t a little short to be a Stormtrooper. I’m sure customizers will figure out how to fix that easily enough.

Big thanks to our friend Rodney for giving us the heads-up!

Who’s Ready to Buy New Marvel Legends, Star Wars Black Series, and Transformers?

You may still be recovering from the holidays, but to Hasbro and the online retailers, it’s a new year. And that means new toys designed to part you from your hard earned cash!

Hasbro has given the green light for online retailers to list new product assortments for the first quarter of 2015, and so we’re seeing pre-order pages for new Marvel Legends, Star Wars Black Series, and Transformer Combiner Wars… My wallet’s about to take a beating. Who’s with me?

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Weekend Toy Run: Mimoco USB Drives are Great Stocking Stuffers

Mimoco USB Drives at Woot.com

Mimoco USB drives have returned to Woot.com for a sale that ends on Monday. Yeah, I know – how many of these USB drives do you actually need, what with everything moving to the cloud. But at close to half off, you may want to check out them out. After all, even if you’re not buying for yourself, they’d make great stocking stuffers for your friends and family.

Mimoco has licenses for most of the top pop culture brands, including Star Wars, Star Trek, DC Comics, Transformers, G.I. JOE, and many more. I’m particularly fond of their versions of Admiral Ackbar, Storm Shadow, and Bruce Lee. They’ve even got a Stormtrooper that reveals Han Solo or Luke Skywalker when unmasked. Pretty cool, right?

NYCC 2014: Hasbro Shares Press Pics from ‘Twas the Night Before Party

Marvel Infinite Series Wave 2

The mood lighting at Hasbro’s ‘Twas the Night Before (New York Comic Con) party was great for getting us in a festive mood, but is hell on the smart phone I have convinced myself is better than lugging around a few pounds of camera gear. (How’d I do? Check out my own pics from the event.) But Hasbro planned ahead, sharing press pics of pretty much all the reveals from this evening’s soiree.

And of course, we’re sharing them with you. We’ve got the official pics from Marvel, Star Wars, Transformers, KRE-O, and the latest of the Angry Birds mash-ups – Angry Birds Transformers. Enjoy!

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