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.
Sideshow and ThinkGeek have joined forces once again to give Star Wars fans a chance at prizes from a galaxy far, far away!
One grand prize winner will win the incredible life-size Yoda statue, which captures every detail of the Jedi master – a nearly $2,500 value! One Runner-up winner will bound away with a ThinkGeek Star Wars prize pack worth over $600!
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”
Banking on the success of Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past hit movie, Diamond Select Toys have announced a comics-based Marvel Minimates boxed set for San Diego Comic-Con, featuring Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, Mystique and a Sentinel. Great choices to tie in to the movie, but I don’t recall Mystique featuring prominently at all in the comic event – but then again she wasn’t being played by J-Law back then and like Wolverine, my memories can’t be trusted. DST is also making an accompanying comic book cover recreating Uncanny X-Men #141, available separately, featuring the Marvel Minimates in place of the comic book characters.
There usually are more Marvel Minimates exclusives during SDCC, and perhaps there are still more to come through DST’s distribution partners. DST also announced a Walking Dead Minimates set, a Sin City Marv exclusive figure, and more from Star Trek, Star Wars, Godzilla, and Jay and Silent Bob. Just over a month to go. Are you getting excited yet for SDCC?
Hope you had a great Star Wars Day yesterday! To celebrate May the Fourth (be with you), Hasbro revealed the next figure to join their Star Wars Black Series 6-inch line – none other than Jedi Master Yoda himself. And to show you that size matters not, this morning they revealed the final press shots of their San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Jabba the Hutt Throne Room Set.
Hasbro’s Star Wars presentation at Toy Fair closing out with Salacious Crumb’s laughter was indeed a hint at what is to come. The SDCC Jabba set will include an in-scale Salacious Crumb, and will also include Jabba’s hookah and the railing on which it rests. The packaging completes the effect – it opens to reveal Jabba on a raised platform with throne room backdrop, while the front flap lays flat, with trap door to the rancor printed on it. Judge them by their size, will you?