Seconds after I published the announcement of the SDCC exclusive version of Luke’s Speeder, news from the panel came of a second SDCC exclusive announcement. An SDCC version of Grand Admiral Thrawn will be at the show. Packaged in a fold out box, this figure will feature a number of extra accessories including a Gree helmet, ysalamiri and more.
At Hasbro’s Star Wars Celebration panel today, Hasbro announced their first SDCC exclusive for the year. Continuing in the tradition of using SDCC to avenue to release premium version of retail product, one of this years SDCC items will be Luke’s speeder with a premium deco. See an image from the panel below and stay tuned for more details.
As Star Wars Celebration continues, the first trailer and details of the Battlefront II game made their debut in a panel for the game. In addtion, a Gamestop exclusive 6″ Black Series figure based on the game was announced and is now available for pre-order. The Inferno Squadron Pilot can be pre-ordered today, but will not be available until Fall. See the description and image below and pre-order here.
In the wake of the Death Star’s destruction, the Empire created the Inferno Squad to ensure that Imperial secrets would remain safe. Pretend to fend off the REBELLION with this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH INFERNO SQUADRON PILOT Figure from the all-new Star Wars: Battlefront II video game. Figure will be available exclusively at GameStop later this Fall.
Another day closer to Star Wars Celebration resulted in another new reveal from Hasbro of Star Wars toys to come. Today Yahoo revealed another $60 Black Series vehicle – Luke with his X-34 landspeeder. The landspeeder includes a stand giving it the appearance of hovering and includes a Tatooine Luke figure.
The new 6″ Tatooine Luke figure includes his macrobinoculars, lightsaber hilt, and slugthrower rifle, and his hat and goggles. The speeder includes a place for the rifle to be stored.
Look for this new vehicle in the fall and look for more Star Wars reveals later this weekend from Star Wars Celebration.
Update: New images direct from our friends at Hasbro!
With Star Wars Celebration right around the corner this weekend, fans are eagerly looking forward to what new reveals from the Hasbro team. Today io9 broke the news of the first reveal – a new 6″ scale Black Series vehilcle, Rey’s Speeder from The Force Awakens.
This $60 vehicle features opening panels, moveable parts and a display stand that allows for dynamic positioning of her Jakku transportation. Included with the vehicle is an all new ‘scavenger’ version of Rey – the figure features 28 points of articulation, new soft goods, a bag (for storing what she finds in that Star Destroyer), a face mask and her staff (which can be stored on vehicle).
Look for Rey’s Speeder to be available everywhere this fall and look for more news out of the Star Wars Celebration this weekend.
My Little Pony: The Movie stars Uzo Aduba, Taye Diggs and Tara Strong joined Hasbro’s Entertainment Preview Event on Monday, February 20, 2017 during New York Toy Fair.
They had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the new movie-themed figures, which are set to release later this year. My Little Pony: The Movie is coming out in theaters on October 6, 2017.
At Hasbro’s Toy Fair event today, they opened their showroom up to the media and we got a chance to look at all the new Transformers for 2017. Highlights of the display were new Transformers: The Last Knight toys and the newest entries in both the Titans Return and Robots in Disguise lines.
Of course the biggest news was actually the biggest in size with the reveal of Trypticon. This huge transforming T-rex features the coolest action feature in years…the ability to snack on other Transformers. He’s on impressive bot!
At the Hasbro Toy Fair event, they opened their showrom to the press and I’ve got pics of this year’s Marvel Legends figures and roleplay items. From the upcoming X-Men wave (with Dazzler!) to new Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 figures be sure to check the gallery out below. There’s even a handful of 3 3/4″ figures and roleplay items included.
For details of the reveals from the Marvel brand presentation, check here.
As part of New York Toy Fair, Hasbro opened up the showroom to the media today and here’s shots from the Star Wars area.
The big debut of the day was the 40th anniversary edition of the original 12 Star Wars figures and a ‘early bird kit’ from the 6″ Black Series. The Jawa and Death Squad Commander figures are making their first appearance at the show, along with a revised Princess Leia.
See these, the remaining 6″ figures and the 3 3/4″ offerings in the gallery below.
Hasbro held their Toy Fair brand preview today and, of course, Star Wars was a focus. Details from the panel are below:
- 2017 is the 40th anniversary of the release of Star Wars.
- New 6″: Jawa (no soft goods), Death Squad Commander
- 40th Anniversary Legcy Pack: Update Early Bird Kit – new Vader
- Black Series figures are being reissued on vintage cards. Wave 1: Ben Kenobil, Leia, Han Solo, R2-D2, Luke Skywalker
- Wave 2: Chewbacca, C-3PO, Stormtrooper, Sand Person, Death Squad Commander and Jawa
- Star Wars Celebration Exclusive – X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker on a foil back vintage card
- Force FX Obi-Wan lightsaber and Black Series roleplay Poe Dameron helmet
- First Order Stormtrooper Megablaster – lights, sounds, gitd darts and motorized action.
- 40th Anniversary edition Monopoly
- Black Series Centerpiece: Luke Skywalker revealed previously, Vader revealed as he boards the Tantive IV
- Black Seres 3 3/4″ figures: Proto Boba, Tusken Raider, Ponda Baba and Sandtroopers
- Target Imperial AT-ACT Driver
- Gamestop has 40th Anniversary R5-D4
Force Friday II – September 1, 2017
Episode VII Luke Skywalker is coming “soon”
It’s toy fair, and Hasbro’s annual brand presentations were held today. See below for all the Marvel details revealed during their panel.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Music Mix Star-Lord, Dancing Groot and Growing Groot (12″ figure that grows to 15″)
Spider-Man: Homecoming – Spider-Man Mega City playset – 46″ tall and various roleplay toys.
3.75″ Movie 2-packs: Dr. Strange with Astral Dr. Strange, Star-Lord and Yondu, Spider-Man and Vulture, Shocker and Spider-Man and a Thor 2-pack in fall.
Spider-Man 6″ Wave 2: Web wings Spidey, Homemade outfit Spider-Man, Vulture (wings are the build-a-vehicle for the wave), Moon Knight, Cosmic Spider-Man, Tombstone and the Beetle
Spider-Man Movie 2-pack: Iron Man and Spider-Man with a Tom Holland head
Guardians Wave 2 – Death’s Head II, Adam Warlock (with Magus head), Ex Nihilo, Star-Lord in long coat, Gamora, Baby Groot and Rocket, Nebula and Mantis build-a-figure
Kurt Russel as Ego in a movie 2-pack with an unmasked Star-Lord
Thor 6″ Wave (fall 2017) – Lady Thor
12″ Figures: Deadpool (spring 2017), Thor (fall 2017), Hulk (Fall 2017)
Premium Role Play; Thor Mjolnir Electronic Hammer (fall 2017), Star-Lord electronic helmet (fall 2017) which includes a bluetooth
Pre-orders launched today for the role toys and the GotG 2-pack
Amazon Sinister Six 3 3/4 box set on vintage style cards
Toys R Us: Mary Jane and Sider-Man 6″ 2-pack, Cyclops and Dark Phoenix 2pack, A-Force Box Set, Evolution of Groot pack, 3 3/4′ GotG Comic 5-pack
Walmart: 6″ Spider-Man and Vulture 2 pack, 10.5″ Ravager Groot
Target: 12″ Black costume Spider-Man, Thor Ragnarok 2-pack, Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite mystery
Walgreens: 6″ Legends Invisible Woman, Human Torch
And a quick tease: Netflix Daredevil, Elektra, Jessica Jones and Punisher
Toy Fair is in full swing and Hasbro held their annual brand preview presentations. Wih a new movie on the horizon, Transformers continues to be a huge brand for Hasbro. Check out the details from the panel below.
From Kabam is the new mobile game Transformers Forged to Fight, which features a story that spans the entire history of Transformers. The game will be available in Spring 2017.
We’re in the 2nd part of the Prime Wars trilogy – Titans Return. Chapter 3 is Power of the Primes which will debut in 2018.
Titan Masters: Ramhorn,
Legends: Roadburn, Cosmos (reissue), Seaspray
Deluxe: Krok, Perceptor, Topspin, Kup, Quake, Twintwist, new version of Windblade, Octane, Blitzwing (which will complete the triple changers)
Collection Packs: Chaos on Velocitron – includes, Fastlane, Nautica, Laser Prime and Quickswith with diecast Titan Master Rodimus Prime
Siege on Cybertron: Pounce, Metalhawk, Tidal Wave, Magnus Prime with diecast Thunderwing from BigBadToyStore
Trypticon is also on his way. He stands over 20inches tall and can swallow Titan Master figures. Trypticon also includes Full-Tilt and Titan Master Necro.
Power of the Primes Sneak Peek: Optimus Primal is the fan vote winner from the “Who’s Your Prime” election.
Robots in Disguise – third season launching this spring.
Team Combiners Wave 1 – Strongarm, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Grimlock forms Ultra Bee
Menasuar and Galvatronus will be the Decepticon combiners
Optimus Prime Race Track Trailer – Prime is over 15″ tall and the trailer turns into a race track
Transformers: The Last Knight
Premier Edition: Steelbane (dragon to robot), Dinobot Slug, Slash, Strafe, Grimlock and Scorn, Drift, Crosshair, Megaton, Hound
Deluxe Edition Bumblebee, an Autobot Sqweeks
Leader Class Megatron
Allspark Tech: placing an Allspark cube into a robot will bring it to life with lights and sound effects – Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Drift, Hound – 1 allspark cube brings all the figures to life
Dragonstorm features “Cyberfire” hidden messages on the toys. He’s a one step Transformer.
April 24th will be the launch date of Transformers The Last Knight toys at retail.
New York Toy Fair is almost here and today Hasbro spilled the beans on the biggest bot of the year – Trypticon. This update of the G1 dino/city bot is huge and has an action feature never seen before in the Transformers line – he can eat other bots! Look for more pics and details tomorrow, but to hold you over, here’s the official description and pics right from Hasbro.
TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITANS RETURN TRYPTICON Action Figure
(Ages 8 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $149.99/Available: Fall 2017)
The TRANSFORMERS battle explodes into uncharted territory when the TITANS RETURN! To control an ancient race of giant, city-sized warriors—TITANS—the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS must harness the power of TITAN MASTERS, smaller bots that give bigger bots enhanced abilities in battle. The ultimate Decepticon weapon is joining the Titans Return battle! Trypticon will destroy everything and devour everyone in his path. The Titan Class Trypticon figure is the largest figure in the 2017 Titans Return universe and is also the biggest Decepticon figure ever made. The towering T-Rex converts between 3 different modes: dino, spaceship, and city. When the figure is in city mode, it connects to Titans Return Leader Class figures (each sold separately) to form the giant Nemesis Command. When the figure is in T-Rex mode, it can “eat” Titan Master figures: Trypticon can chomp them down, then you can open his stomach to get them out. Comes with a Deluxe Class Full-Tilt figure and a Titan Master Decepticon Necro figure. Additional Titan Master figures are each sold separately, but with so many to collect, the Titans Return battlefield is a veritable all-you-can-eat bot buffet for Trypticon. Full-Tilt figure attaches to the Trypticon figure’s chest. Titan Master figure becomes the head for the Full-Tilt figure and works with all Titans Return Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader Class figures (each sold separately). Also features a storage compartment in the figure’s tail.
With New York Toy Fair inching closer and closer, the toy news just keeps coming in. Today our pals at Hasbro shared details of three new toys hitting this year – a new entry in the BLADEBUILDERS line, a new First Order Stormtrooper Nerf blaser and a replica Poe Dameron helmet. See full descriptions and images below.
STAR WARS BLADEBUILDERS PATH OF THE FORCE LIGHTSABER
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: 2017)
Young Padawans can choose to follow the dark side or the light side with this premium lightsaber! Imagine fighting on the light side by attaching a Jedi connector piece and automatically activating blue light effects, or simply switch the connector piece to battle with a red Sith blade. For more action, press the button on the connector piece to expand the hilt for ultimate customization! Compatible with BLADEBUILDERS LIGHTSABER components, each sold separately. Includes lightsaber and 2 adjustable connectors. Requires 3 1.5V AAA Alkaline batteries, not included. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.
STAR WARS NERF GLOWSTRIKE FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER DELUXE Blaster
(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/Available: 2017)
The RESISTANCE doesn’t stand a chance against this NERF GLOWSTRIKE DELUXE Blaster! Fight like a FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER with laser blast sound effects and motorized blasting that fires 12 darts in a row. Storm into battle anytime, anywhere with GlowStrike technology light effects and glow-in- the-dark darts. Includes stock, barrel tip, clip attachment piece, eyepiece, 12-dart clip, and 12 Elite GlowStrike darts. Requires 4 1.5V AA batteries, included. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES POE DAMERON ELECTRONIC HELMET
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/Available: 2017)
Put on this deluxe helmet from THE BLACK SERIES and get ready to take flight as skilled X-WING fighter pilot POE DAMERON. Experience battle like never before with a surround sound speaker
system that amplifies X-WING and TIE FIGHTER vehicle sounds and transmits communications from loveable sidekick BB-8. This unique helmet features exquisite deco and movie-accurate detail, putting collectors right in the middle of the action. Requires 3 1.5V AAA batteries, not included. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.
Over the past week there’s been a steady stream of news and pics coming from our friends over at Hasbro (and it’s awesome!). Today’s newest blast details the next figures in the Marvel Legends 12″ figures.
Previously announced at SDCC, Deadpool is heading to stores this spring with Thor and Hulk following in the Fall. Hulk, standing taller than 12″, has an SRP of $74.99. Check them out below.
MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 12-INCH Figures
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Spring 2017)
The impressively detailed 12-inch scale LEGENDS SERIES figures are the perfect addition to any Super Hero collection! Each figure features premium detailing and finish, over 30 points of articulation, and multiple accessories for ultimate poseability. Characters include DEADPOOL in the Spring, and THOR and 14.5-Inch HULK (Approx. Retail Price $74.99) in the Fall. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.