Star Wars

Star Wars Boba Fett Themed NERF Rival Blaster Coming to GameStop This Spring

Hasbro today shared details on a new Gamestop exclusive that mixes two of their favorite brands into a product so good, bounty hunters may be looking for it.  Hasbro has taken their NERF Apollo XV700 blaster and face mask set and given it a paint job inspired by Boba Fett. This set includes the blaster, a Boba Fett decoed face mask, a fabric Mandalorian logo patch and 7 foam rounds all packaged in a gorgeous Boba Fett themed box.

This set will be available at Gamestop locations this spring with a retail of $89.99. Keep reading for the complete description direct from Hasbro as well as some pics of this upcoming exclusive.

 

NERF RIVAL STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT APOLLO XV-700 Blaster and Face Mask set

(Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $89.99/Available: Spring 2017)

Gear up like a Mandalorian warrior with the NERF RIVAL STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT APOLLO XV700 blaster and face mask set! This special edition blaster and mask set features distinct Mandalorian decoration and comes with a fabric Mandalorian insignia patch. Experience intense, head-to-head competition with the precision and power of the NERF RIVAL APOLLO XV700 blaster, sending foam rounds soaring into the air at a velocity of 100 fps, and featuring easy re-load magazine. Mask boasts a breathable design and elastic band for adjustable fit. Mask is not a protective device. Set includes reusable display box, blaster, face mask, and 7 NERF RIVAL foam rounds. Available exclusively at Gamestop.

Walmart Offers Special Products for Star Wars Day, May the 4th

Star Wars Day, May the 4th (get it?) is right around the corner and Walmart has some special plans for this most special of days.

Among the plans is the wide release of the 40th anniversary collection of Hasbro’s 6″ Black Series figures. The first wave of these figures have snuck out to some degree…but the second wave is expected to launch for Star Wars day. The Sand People, the Jawa and the Death Squad Commader are new to the Black series in this wave.  The complete collection includes (some are already available on Walmart.com):

Walmart is also has an excusive Lego set – Luke’s Landspeeder. Priced at $19.87, this set includes Luke’s iconic Tatooine ride and minfigs of Luke, Obi Wan Kenobi, C-3PO and a Tusken Raider. You’ll only find this set on the shelves of Walmart stores.

And, of course, Walmart is the only destination for Hasbro’s Black Series 3.75” figures and other exclusives, including sought after Star Wars collectibles from brands like Funko, LEGO and Hasbro.

Several of the Funko exclusives are also available on-line:

Be sure to include Walmart on your Star Wars Day festivities.

Full Details on Gentle Giant’s First SDCC Exclusives – Ralph McQuarrie Han Mini-Bust, Jumbo Dianoga

In advance of Star Wars Celebration, Gentle Giant shared their shared exclusives between Star Wars Celebration and San Diego Comic-con. The kind folks over at Gentle Giant sent over the complete description and additional images of these exclusives which you can grab at SDCC.

If you’re a Premier Guild Member, you’ll have another chance for a members only pre-order before SDCC – which will give a chance to grab one without the hassle of the lines. You can find information on the Premier Guild here.

Stay tuned for details on the next two Gentle Giant SDCC exclusives.

 

Ralph McQuarrie Concept Series Han Solo Mini-Bust

Ralph McQuarrie’s early designs of Han Solo display a vast difference from that of the final version as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope. Designed initially as a Lightsaber wielding, bearded Jedi Knight, this mini-bust explores a fascinating look into the conceptual development of one of science fiction’s most roguish smugglers.

Designed, modeled and prototyped using top of the line 3D technology. The 1:6th scale Han Solo (McQuarrie Concept) mini bust is hand cast, hand-painted and hand-numbered with a limited edition
certificate of authenticity.

License: Star Wars
Item Number:  80756
UPC:  814176022380
Dimensions:  6.5” H x 8” W x 5.5” D
Release Date:  Q2 2017

Star Wars Jumbo Dianoga Trash Monster

When the vintage Death Star Space Station Playset was released in 1978 the designers had to take some creative license on the included trash compactor monster. We all knew about the eye stalk and the tentacles, but the wings, the mouth full of teeth and the fin were a revelation to us kids. Now the thing lurking in the muck of the Death Star had a “face.”

Grab your Jumbo Han, Luke, Leia and Chewbacca because now you can re-enact the pulse-pounding trash compactor scene from Star Wars: A New Hope with the convention exclusive Jumbo Dianoga Trash
Monster! Celebrate the 40 th anniversary of Star Wars with part of one of the greatest playsets in the history of toys!

Scanned from the original vintage figure/accessory and reproduced in the 12” scale, Gentle Giant’s Jumbo Dianoga Trash Monster comes packed with accurate 3-color foam “trash” and in a spectacular vintage inspired full color box!

Gentle Giant Ltd’s Jumbos – Just like you remember, only BIGGER!

License: Star Wars
Item Number:  80748
UPC:  814176022175
Dimensions:  6” H x 7.25” W x 14” D
Release Date:  Q2 2017

Bandai Tamashii Nations Movie Realization Ronin Boba Fett ‘Prototype’ Version for SDCC

Another tidbit of SDCC news coming out of Star Wars Celebration. Tamashii Nation’s Movie Realization line is continuing and a ‘Prototype’ version of the Ronin Boba Fett will be an SDCC exclusive and will also be available online via a Bandai website. More details as they become available.  Thanks to and photo from @bobafettfanclub (www.bobafettfanclub.com).

Hasbro’s Star Wars Reveals at Star Wars Celebration: Jaina Solo, Tarkin, SDCC Exclusives and More

We’ve already shared the SDCC exclusives news (premium versions of Luke with speeder and Grand Admiral Thrawn) in other posts but Hasbro has shared details and images of everything revealed at their Star Wars Celebration panel today. 

Outside of the exclusives the big reveals were 6″ figures of Grand Moff Tarkin and Jaina Solo and the annoucement of the return of the Vintage Collection complete with a Fan’s Choice vote. If you’re looking to participate in the vote, get details here

Check out the official images and full details of these new figures below!

Update: Tarkin will be available in Spring 2018. 

  • STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES X-34 LANDSPEEDER & 6-INCH LUKE SKYWALKER (SDCC Exclusive) – Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $89.99/Available at Comic-Con International in San Diego
  • STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN (SDCC Exclusive) – Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available at Comic-Con International in San Diego
  • STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH JAINA SOLO Figure (Fan Figure Vote 2016 Winner) – Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2017
  • STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH TARKIN Figure – Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2019
    STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CLONE COMMANDER GREE – Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Summer 2017, Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us.
  • STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH INFERNO SQUADRON PILOT Figure (Battlefront) – Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2017, Available exclusively at Game Stop.

New 6″ Star Wars Black Series Gamestop Exclusive Available For Pre-Order Now

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.

Disney and Lucasfilm Celebrate Iconic Heroes from a Galaxy Far, Far Away…with Star Wars Forces of Destiny

More Star Wars Celebration news as Disney and Lucasfilm have just announced Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a new initiative celebrating the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from across the Star Wars universe. An original series of animated shorts (each 2-3 minutes in length) will explore exciting, all new adventures of key characters including Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and others, ahead of books and a TV special later in the year. The stories will also be supported by a line of toys from Hasbro, including new ‘Adventure Figures’ – a fusion between traditional dolls and action figures, creating a whole new way to play Star Wars.

“Star Wars Forces of Destiny is for anyone who has been inspired by Leia’s heroism, Rey’s courage, or Ahsoka’s tenacity,” said Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm. “We’re thrilled that so many of the original actors are reprising their roles in these shorts which capture the small moments and everyday decisions that shape who these characters are. It is a fun new way for people to experience Star Wars.” 

Developed by Lucasfilm Animation, Star Wars Forces of Destiny will remain true to the Star Wars canon, showing how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destinies of beloved characters. Launching in July, the animated micro-series will be available on Disney YouTube ahead of a two-part TV special featuring eight additional shorts on Disney Channel in Fall 2017. Fans will be delighted to hear familiar voices in the series, including: Daisy Ridley (Rey), Felicity Jones (Jyn), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) and Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata as narrator).

Star Wars Forces of Destiny will also be supported by global product extensions, including books, apparel, bedding, and toys – including the new line of ‘Adventure Figures’ created by Hasbro, which bridges the gap between traditional action figures and dolls. Each individually designed figure features dynamic action, like Rey swinging her lightsaber, along with multiple points of articulation to help recreate the characters’ adventures and heroic moments with different poses.

“From Princess Leia to Sabine Wren, Star Wars heroines are unique, and we wanted to represent that in the product line for Star Wars Forces of Destiny,” said Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “The result is the creation of our new ‘Adventure Figures’ that celebrate the power and stories of these incredible characters and allow kids to recreate their most heroic moments at home.”

The 11-inch figures will depict characters including Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, plus loveable sidekicks and epic villains like BB-8, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren and many more. Hasbro is also rolling out Star Wars Forces of Destiny role play and accessories—from Rey’s Extendable Staff, to a new, electronic Jedi Power Lightsaber, which are part of their Star Wars Bladebuilders system.

Adds John Frascotti, President of Hasbro: “As the Star Wars fan base has broadened over the last 40 years, we have continued to add new and exciting play experiences to the Star Wars brand, to engage fans across generations. We’ve worked closely with Disney to bring the storytelling from Star Wars Forces of Destiny to life through this innovative toy line to help connect with new audiences as well as appeal to existing fans.”

Fans attending Star Wars Celebration in Orlando will see a sneak peak of Star Wars Forces of Destiny during the “Heroines of Star Wars” panel on Friday, April 14. The panel, moderated by Amy Ratcliffe – host of “Lattes with Leia” podcast, will feature Carrie Beck – vice president of animation at Lucasfilm and Dave Filoni – executive producer of Star Wars Rebels, as well as Ashley Eckstein, Tiya Sircar and other surprise guests. For a first look at the new Star Wars Forces of Destiny Adventure Figures, stop by Hasbro booth #2744 or check below in the gallery.

Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more details. And watch the preview video below!

 

Bluefin Announces New Star Wars Products Ahead of Star Wars Celebration

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, announces its participation in Star Wars Celebration 2017, the largest dedicated Star Wars convention in the United States.

Star Wars Celebration 2017 takes place April 13-16, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The annual event presents a vibrant, interactive show featuring costumes, exhibits, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panel discussions, and autograph sessions celebrating all things Star Wars related. Details on Star Wars Celebration 2017 are available at http://www.starwarscelebration.com.

Bluefin will exhibit an impressive array of Star Wars products from leading collectibles brands such as Bandai Hobby,Tamashii Nations, and Beast Kingdom. Previews of several exclusive upcoming releases will be shown to attendees throughout the convention and a unique collection of products will be available for purchase. Bluefin will be located in Booth 3110.

Bandai Hobby

Star Wars Celebration attendees will be treated to a pair of realistic displays by Bandai Hobby in the Bluefin booth that recreate the iconic Death Star Trench scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in an impressive 5-foot long diorama, as well as a nearly 5-foot long model of an Imperial Star Destroyer.

Attendees are invited to participate in a Bandai Hobby raffle daily in the booth for a chance to win a free Star Wars model kit as well as surveys that will help shape future releases.

Catch a special display of Bandai Hobby’s latest Star Wars model kit – Jango Fett’s Slave 1. A comprehensive collection of Bandai Hobby kits from the Star Wars line also will be available for purchase.

Manufactured in Japan by Bandai Hobby, the Star Wars Plastic Model line are available in 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144 scale and feature notable vehicles from the classic Star Wars films as well as from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Bandai’s Star Wars Plastic Model kits feature trademark color injection molding techniques resulting in intricately detailed vehicles consistent to their on-screen counterparts. Select kits include themed display bases that can be combined with display stands from other Bandai Hobby Star Wars vehicles to create expansive battlefield dioramas. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the following kits do not require glue.

Tamashii Nations

Bluefin will showcase the impressive upcoming release of Tamashii Nations’s Chogokin x 12”PM R2-D2. Depicted as it appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI: A New Hope this screen accurate diecast figure of the famed astromech droid is the second Star Wars character to join the Chogokin product line alongside the earlier C-3PO release.

A dream collaboration between Star Wars and Chogokin, the hatches open to reveal manipulator arms, it can transform between bi-pedal and tri-pedal modes, and eight LEDs illuminate to capture R2-D2’s trademark expressions. The plastic and diecast figure also includes a cover for use when in bipedal mode, a stand, and a droid control bolt. R2-D2 stands approximately 7 inches tall and weighs over 2 lbs.

The Chogokin x 12”PM R2-D2 will be released in August 2017; Pre-orders will be available during the convention. News on additional Tamashii Nations Chogokin Star Wars releases will be announced during Star Wars Celebration 2017.

Be among the first to catch an exclusive reveal of the newest figures to join Tamashii Nation’s Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars line – Darth Maul, Jango Fett and the Imperial Shadow Trooper! These figures are scheduled for release in North America later this year.

Tamashii Nation’s Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars line pays homage to the Samurai aesthetic in a fun new way and artfully reimagines key Empire characters from the iconic films with feudal-style Japanese armor and weaponry. Each figure is exquisitely constructed with hybrid materials and features up to 15 points of articulation to create endless posing possibilities.

A variety of currently released Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars figures will be available for purchase during Star Wars Celebration 2017.

In addition, on Friday, April 14th Lucasfilm’s Brian Merten joins Bandai Hobby and Tamashii Nations will tease and reveal new announcements on upcoming products not on display in the booth as part of the Star Wars Collectibles Update. An art gallery featuring both Bandai Hobby and Tamashii Nations Star Wars product in eye-catching dynamic scenes will be on display also within the booth.

Beast Kingdom

Browse a comprehensive stock of Egg Attack Star Wars releases, including statues and poseable action figures, available for purchase throughout the convention including:

Egg Attack Stormtrooper “Star Wars”

  • Egg Attack Action First Order Storm Trooper “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
  • Egg Attack Action Kylo Ren “Star Wars”
  • Egg Attack C-3PO “Star Wars”
  • Egg Attack R2-D2 “Star Wars”
  • Egg Attack Action Darth Vader “Star Wars”

Also catch the innovative Beast Kingdom Egg Attack Star Wars Episode V: Millennium Falcon Floating Version in a special chrome edition; the world’s first floating Millennium Falcon! The product uses electromagnetic attraction and repulsion to make this meticulously detailed Millennium Falcon float on air! Catch this Limited Edition chrome variant exclusively at Star Wars Celebration.

Bluefin also will offer Beast Kingdom’s newest light-up umbrellas featuring Star Wars-themed designs for Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and Anakin Skywalker.

Another New Black Series Vehicle Revealed: Luke’s Speeder

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! 

New Star Wars Black Series Vehicle Revealed: Rey’s Speeder with New Rey Figure

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.

Diamond Offers Rogue One Egg Attack Chirrut and Baze Figures

The Guardians of the Whills as Chirrut Imwe and Baze Mablus descend on comic shops from Jedha as Diamond Comic Distributors and Beast Kingdom present new additions to their line of PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) Action Figures.

Fans can pick up both members of the now iconic duo from Rogue One, both of whom aided Jyn Erso and fought to secure the Death Star plans for the Rebel Alliance. With the likeness of superstar Donnie Yen, this elaborate Chirrut action figure features professional coating and a moveable eye design that fully depicts the enchanting assertive look present by the character. Accompanying Chirrut is his ever-present guardian Baze. Featuring a domineering temperament and a one-piece uniform made of real fabrics, Baze is ready to wage war against the Empire with the Rebels.

These two PREVIEWS Exclusive figures are featured in the April issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. Chirrut’s figure will carry a suggested price of $60.00, while Baze’s figure will carry a suggest price of $73.00. Both figures are scheduled for release in late September 2017.

  • STAR WARS ROGUE ONE CHIRRUT IMWE PX AF (APR173099)
  • STAR WARS ROGUE ONE BAZE MALBUS PX AF (APR173100)

Fans can pre-order their own Star Wars: Rogue One action figures at their local comic book specialty shop to guard the Jedi’s legacy. To find a comic shop near you and order, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

Gentle Giant Announces Star Wars Celebration / SDCC Exclusives and PGM Pre-Order Details

Gentle Giant has announced their first exclusives for the 2017 convention season. These two Star Wars exclusives will be available at both Star Wars Celebration and SDCC.

The first exclusive is a 1:6 scale minibust of the Ralph McQuarrie concept Han Solo. This continues their series of McQuarrie minibusts.

The second exclusive fits in with the 1:6 scale Jumbo series and is a twist on the formula, as this character was never available packaged alone…but for these convetions it will be. The Dianoga Trash Monster (originally included with the Death Star Playset) comes packaged in a vintage inspired collector’s box and includes foam trash. Gentle Giant got creative on this one and the result is worth it.

Both of these exclusives will be available for pre-order to Premier Guild members this week. Platinum members will be able to pre-order starting 10AM PST on April 5th, Gold members at 10AM PST on April 6th and Silver members at 10AM PST on April 7th. 

You can find Gentle Giant on the web here to sign up for PGM and get access to the pre-orders.

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