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.
Bandai, Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles show off their Star Wars lines
The official Star Wars YouTube channel is livestreaming from the Star Wars Celebration. So while we weren’t able to make it down to Anaheim, we still got a pretty good look at the high end collectibles being offered by four of the top Star Wars licensees. Attached herein are the presentations from Bandai, Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles.
With ample time to get us hyped up for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Disney has made the entire Star Wars movie franchise available to stream or download. You can find all six Star Wars movies at Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes. So whatever ecosystem you’re committed to, the Force is strong in that one.
To celebrate Star Wars being online for the first time ever, LEGO has recreated the posters for each movie. Yes, even the prequels, Anakin and Padme haters! And as a bonus, LEGO has included a poster for their upcoming series on Disney XD. LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales will be retelling the movie saga from the perspectives of C-3P0 and R2-D2, in LEGO form, of course.
Better late than never… here’s a sneak peak from Hallmark’s booth at SDCC 2014 from their super kawaii plush line called Itty Bittys. Available this September: there will be a limited edition box set of Episode IV Bundle that includes Luke, C-3PO, Obi-Wan and a Jawa. Also available but sold individually will be R2-D2 and Darth Vader. The 2014 Comic Con exclusive set was a Bantha and Tusken Raider… only one pair per customer. Scored a set on the last day! Continue reading “SDCC 2014: Hallmark Star Wars Itty Bittys”