Hasbro Introduces HASLAB To Produce Star Wars Jabba’s Sail Barge

HASBRO is constantly working to create innovative and exciting new products that cater to the unique needs of consumers and fans. In 2018, we take that pledge one step further with the launch of HASLAB!

Announced at this year’s Toy Fair, HASLAB is Hasbro’s new platform that hopes to put dream products into the hands of fans. To that end, we’re excited to announce that the first HASLAB item is the biggest Star Wars vehicle Hasbro and Kenner have ever produced – fan favorite JABBA’S SAIL BARGE! Measuring approximately 4 feet long, this large scale, highly detailed item features premium deco and vintage packaging. An incredible addition to any collection, Jabba’s Sail Barge comes complete with  exquisitely-detailed and fan accessible interior/exterior decks, one Jabba the Hutt 3.75-inch scale figure, two soft-cloth fabric sails, and other realistic features that mimic one of the most notorious vehicles in the Star Wars universe.

HASLAB takes inspiration from other platforms by inviting participants to support the product by backing the project up front by placing a pre-order. You’re our only hope to make Jabba’s Sail Barge a reality! For Jabba’s Sail Barge to go into production, Hasbro must meet a certain minimum threshold of 5,000 pre-orders. It’s up to the fans to support the campaign and help successfully reach that goal by 11:59pm ET on April 3rd, 2018. Those who pre-order the item will also receive “Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna): Behind The Workbench,”  a premium, 64-page booklet that goes behind the scenes of the design and development of the actual Sail Barge film set piece and Hasbro toy and includes set photos, product blueprints, interviews, and more. 

Starting today, fans can place a pre-order for Jabba’s Sail Barge at HASBRO.COM/HASLAB. If the goal is met, the product will go into production. For more information on HASLAB and to follow the project’s progress throughout the 45 day pre-order window, visit HASBRO.COM/HASLAB and follow @HasbroPulse on social media. 

Toy Fair 2018 – QMx

QMx is always a favorite stop for me during Toy Fair and this year I was not disappointed. As in years past Star Trek is well represented in the booth with a number of new badges on display as well as a growing line up of 12″ figures.

Other properties with 12″ figures on display included ‘The Princess Bride’, ‘It’ and ‘Supernatural’.

Finally QMx’s signature Q-Figs also had a great representation in the booth.

See if all for youself in the gallery below.

Toy Fair 2018 – Kotobukiya

One of my first stops at Toy Fair this morning was Kotobukiya’s showroom on the convention floor. From wall to wall their display was packed with new statues and collectibles. 

Highlights include a new series of ArtFX+ statues inspired by the ’92 X-Men cartoon. Wolverine & Jubilee and Cyclops & Beast were on display and they look like they stepped right out of the cartoon. Also on display were the first Ikeman statues – Red Hood and Nightwing. The Ikemen statues are the male equivalent to their Bishoujo statues.

The gallery below has all the new items on display.

Toy Fair 2018 – Hasbro Marvel Legends and More

Earlier today I posted the details from the Marvel portion of the Hasbro toy fair event. Below are images from the Marvel section of the showroom including the impressive slate of Marvel Legends.

Also note that some of the “10th Anniversary Marvel Studios” figures were not reviewed during the panel and there are some impressive figures in this celebratory line-up.

And keep your eye out of the role play Infinity Guantlet – it was seriously impressive in person.

Toy Fair 2018 – Mezco One: 12 Collective and More

Mezco hosted collectors in their Toy Fair showroom this morning to showcase all their upcoming products. A huge part of their display was dedicated to the One: 12 Collective with highlights including a Jim Lee style Cyclops, Thor and Hulk from Thor: Ragnarok, Halloween’s Michael Myers, and a Wesley Snipes Blade.  

Other products on display included Living Dead Dolls, Mez-Its and more. Check it all outin the gallery below.

Toy Fair 2018 – Hasbro Star Wars

At Hasbro’s Toy Fair brand panel today several new Star Wars items were revealed. Below are notes from the panel and a gallery of items from the showroom floor. Of course, the show was stolen by the 4ft long Sail Barge which is available via Hasbro’s new crowdsourcing effort – Haslab.  Jabba’s Sail Barge is priced at $499.99 and needs 5000 backers to go forward with production.

The Last Jedi Home Video Box Set: Rey (Jedi Training) Rose, First Order Walker Driver, Gunner
Force Master Lightsaber – color change +voice of the saber owner
Black Series Force FX – Riot Baton (“Traitor”)
Nerf Rival First Order Blaster
Black Series Vice Admiral Holdo
Porg 2-packs coming in April

Solo Movie Product

Kessel Run Millenium Falcon w. Han Solo
Chewbacca, Qi’ra, Range Trooper, Stormtrooper (Mimban)
New Force Link 2.0 – new design,updated content and social play
Han Solo Glow Strike nerf blaster
Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie

Black Series
Han Solo, Qi’Ra, Lando Calrissian, Tobias Beckett, Range Trooper, Walmart exclusive Mimban Stormtrooper
Princess Leia Hoth
R2-X2, R2-d2 (dirty wash), R5-D8 – Amazon Exclusive
CommaderWolfee – Disney Store, Barne & Noble, Game Stop
Toys R Us exclusive Zuckuss
Gamorrean Guard will be a Target exclusive

Kylo Ren Centerpiece scene – freezing the laser blast from Jakku

3 3/4″ Vintage Collection
Rey (Jakku), Kylo Ren, First Order STromtrooper,

Wave 2
Death Trooper, Assualt Tank Driver, Han Solo (Solo movie)
Wave 3 – Dr. Aphra, Cassian Andor, Luke Skywalker (TLJ), Range Trooper
Imperial Assault Tank – hits shelves August 2018
Walmart exclusive – Rey (Island Journey), Stormtrooper (Mimban)

Spring 2019 Preview
Yakface

HasLab
3 3/4″ Sailbarge – 4 ft long with 3 levels, cloth sails
Exclusive Jabba figure
Vintage collection packaging
exclusive 64 page book
Insider updates direct from the team
$499.99 needs 5000 backers and funding will close April 3rd

 

New York Toy Fair 2018 – Lego

This morning Lego hosted the fan press for a tour of their Toy Fair showroom. This year’s display focused largely on items that are available in stores now, but there were a few items that are set for future release. 

Highlights of the new items were the Falcon from the upcoming Solo movie, an all new Harry Potter set and an all new Lego Superheroes Hulkbuster which made it’s debut at the show.

Check the gallery out below for all the upcoming sets on display at New York Toy Fair.

New York Toy Fair 2018 – Hasbro’s Transformers: Power of the Primes, Cyberverse and More

Today Hasbro hosted their Toy Fair entertainment panels and included everything new and exciting for the Transformers brand.

Details from the panel are below followed by the gallery of items from the showroom floor.

Transformers Cyberverse: New animated series launching later 2018.
Shadow Striker – all new Decepticon female being introduced
Core Autobot Team – Bumbleebee, Optimus Prime, Grimlock
Core Decepticon Team – Megatron,Starscream, Shockwave
Four scales: Scout, Warrior, Ultra and Ultimate
Toys feature ‘attack action’

Generations/Power of the Primes

Hasbro Studios presenting music from the 80s TV show. Available March 9th
2018 is the end of the Combiner Wars/Titans Returns/Power of the Primes trilogy.
Prime Masters Wave 3 – Quintus Prime with Deceticon Bludgeon, Megatronus with Bomb-burst, Solus Prime with Octopunch
Terrorcons – Abominus makes his debut.
Combiner Elita-Infin1te – Elita 1 (Voyager), Moonracer, Novastar
Optimal Optimus includes a deluxe Optimus Primal.
Predaking – includes exclusive Onyx Prime / Matrix of Leadership. 5 Voyager class Transformers.

War for Cyberton Trilogy is the next storyline
Fan vote – 3 choices of themed conflicts
Brother vs Brother – Needlenose vs. Tracks
Saboteur vs. Scientist – Spinister vs. Wheeljack
Greater Good vs. Greater Money – Impactor vs. Mirage
Vote by hashtag…fan vote goes live on the 2/20 through 2/23

Transformers Studio Series
Celebrates movie universe
Deluxe Wave 1 – TF1 Bumblebee, TF3 Crowbar, TF1 Ratchet, TF4 Stinger
Wave 2 – TF1 Jazz, TF4 Lockdown
Voyager Wave 1 – TF1 Starscream, TF2 Optimus Prime
Voyager Wave 2 – TF2 Megatron, TF1 Decepticon Brawl
Voyager Exclusive – Thundercracker
Leader Wave 1 – TF4 Grimlock, TF1 Blackout

 

Hasbro Toy Fair – Marvel Legends News

During the Hasbro Entertainment panels today, a good number of new Marvel Legend items where shown.  Read on for details of upcoming waves and buld a figures and stay tuned for photos from the showroom floor.

12″ Legends – Black Panther (on shelves now) and Classic Wolverine
6″ Ultimate Riders – Black Widow and Motorcycle, Ghost Rider w/ Bike, Wolverine on chopper

Upcoming Spider-Man Wave: House of M Spidey, Scarlet Spider, Doc Ock, Cloak & Dagger, Daredevil, Elektra- SPDR as the BAF

Upcoming Avengers Wave: Black Knight, Classic Maleketh, Ant-Man (movie) , Wasp (movie),

Apocalyspe BAF wave – New reveals of Magneto (extra hands / head), Sabertooth

Venom Wave – Venom, Carnage, Scream, Poison, Spider-Ham

Deadpool Wave 2- Deadpool Nerf blaster, Omega Red, X-Men uniform Deadpool, Lady Deadpool, Bishop, Pantsless Deadpool

More 4″ game inspired figures on the way

Premium role play helmet for Black Panther and Infinituy Guantley on the way. The Gauntlet features screen accurate sounds.

Exclusives

2018 Target 2-pack – Black Panther — Ross figure and Killmonger
Ant-Man and Stinger 2 pack
X-Men Days of Future Past – Wolverine and Sentinal
Walgreens – Thing confirmed
Silver Surfer will be a Walgreens exclusive

 

10 years of Marvel Studios
10 special items: Walmart Iron Man 1 2-pack (Tony Stark + Iron Man Mk1)
Avengers – Iron Man Mk 7
Iron Man 3 – 3pack TRU Exclusive – Hot Rod Armor, Pepper Potts, Mandarin
Guardians of the Galaxy – Ronan (EE, BBTS, Gamestop)
Avengers AOU – Target 2-pack for Updated Hulkbuster + Hulk
Civil War – Cross Bones + Captain America

Deadpool Wave 2 BAF is Sauron

Control The Universe With Your Own Infinity Guantlet Thanks to Hasbro

Hasbro has unveiled the latest Marvel Legends prop replica, and it offers the wearer the power to control the universe – or at least, it looks like it does. They have introduced a full sized, wearable, Infinity Guantlet based on the upcoming Infinity War movies. Featuring lights, sounds and articulated fingers (it is a glove, after all) – you’ll feel the power as you slip it on. Check it out below and look for it in stores this Spring.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES INFINITY GAUNTLET
(Age Adult/Approx. Retail Price: $99.99/Available: Spring 2018)
Harness the power of the universe with this 1:1 full-scale INFINITY GAUNTLET! Measuring 19.5 inches long, this collectible role play gauntlet features premium sculpting and articulated fingers that can be clenched into a fist. Includes electronic light and sound effects that illuminate all six Infinity Stones when the gauntlet is activated. Requires 3 AA batteries, not included. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Hasbro Previews Co-Pilot Chewbacca, New Blade Builders and Nerf Solo Blaster

With Toy Fair just days away, Hasbro shared more details of upcoming products for 2018. Later this year you’ll be able to pick up your best buddy Chewbacca, build an even bigger and better (and purpler lightsaber) and be a Nerf (dart) herder with a Han’s blaster. Check out full descriptions of all the new items below and check them out in the gallery.

Stay tuned for a ton of Toy Fair coverage this weekend!

STAR WARS ULTIMATE CO-PILOT CHEWIE
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $129.99/Available: Fall 2018)
Kids can imagine taking on the galaxy with their very own Wookiee sidekick! The STAR WARS ULTIMATE CO-PILOT CHEWIE stands 16 inches tall and features more than 100 sound and motion combinations. With signature Wookiee-talk back interaction, the ULTIMATE CO-PILOT CHEWIE responds to external movements and sounds. Make a noise and the ULTIMATE CO-PILOT CHEWIE will roar back! Fans can enjoy everything from naptime to pretending to fly with their Wookiee sidekick. The ULTIMATE CO-PILOT CHEWIE features poseable legs and can respond with a variety of facial expressions for fun surprises. Includes iconic bandolier and satchel. Requires 4 AA batteries, not included. Available at most major retailers.

STAR WARS BLADEBUILDERS FORCE MASTER LIGHTSABER
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2018)
Choose to learn the ways of the light side or dark side with the FORCE MASTER LIGHTSABER! Fans can switch between four Jedi and Sith masters to activate red, blue, green, or purple
blades. Listen as DARTH VADER, OBI-WAN KENOBI, YODA, and MACE WINDU guide young Padawans as they battle. Features iconic light and sound effects, including 24 phrases. Compatible with BLADEBUILDERS LIGHTSABER components, each sold separately. Includes lightsaber and connector. Requires 3 AA batteries, not included. Available at most major retailers.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY NERF GLOWSTRIKE HAN SOLO Blaster
(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2018)
Every smuggler needs a NERF GLOWSTRIKE HAN SOLO Blaster! Features a 4-dart internal clip with light and sound effects inspired by the movie to fire darts up to 70 feet away. Keep the fun
going from day to dusk with GLOWSTRIKE technology light effects and glow-in- the-dark darts. Includes 4 Elite GLOWSTRIKE darts. Requires 1 AA battery, included. Available at most major
retailers.

Hasbro Announces New Marvel Mighty Muggs

Hasbro today shared details of the next wave of Marvel Mighty Muggs – Ant- Man, Wasp, Captain America, Iron Man, Star-Lord and Thanos. The helmeted figures (Ant-Man, Iron Man, Star-Lord) showcase a great use of the flipping expressions as you can go from a masked appearance to unmasked with just a bop of the head.  Check these new Mighty Muggs out in the gallery below and look for them in stores later this year.

Stay tuned for more from New York Toy Fair with coverage starting this weekend.

McFarlane Toys Announce Call of Duty Figures In Advance of Toy Fair

McFarlane Toys will bring a line of collectible figures based on the blockbuster video game franchise played by millions worldwide, Call of Duty. The first wave of hyper-realistic Call of Duty collectible figures will include fully articulated, fan favorite characters, including the iconic John “Soap” MacTavish and Simon “Ghost” Riley from the famed Call of Duty: Modern Warfaretitles, with more characters spanning the franchise to be revealed at a later date. Call of Duty collectible figures will be hitting major retailers in the fall retailing at $19.99 USD.
 
“The cool thing that we’re particularly excited about is how these collectible figures tap into the great characters, who we all know and love from Call of Duty.  This franchise has delivered incredible experiences full of iconic and memorable characters, and we’re delighted to bring these characters to life as collectibles to fans,” said Todd McFarlane Owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys.
 
For updates and breaking news regarding McFarlane Toys, fans can visit www.mcfarlane.com as well as check out the McFarlane Toys social media channels.

DC Collectibles Previews Toy Fair 2018

 DC Collectibles, the award-winning line of collectibles from DC Entertainment, will celebrate 20 years of toy-making at this year’s American International Toy Fair in New York. To commemorate this milestone anniversary, DC Collectibles revealed huge plans for its 2018 lineup, including several high-profile collaborations such as a life-size bust of The Joker designed by one of Hollywood’s most celebrated special makeup effects artists, Rick Baker.

DC Collectibles also recruited My Chemical Romance frontman and DC’s Young Animal curator Gerard Way to put his own spin on DC’s iconic Batman and The Joker characters for the company’s longest-running statue line, Batman: Black & White. Other collectibles on tap for 2018 include new action figure sets based on Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s hit DOOMSDAY CLOCK comic book series and new variants for DC Artists Alley designer vinyls, plus several new additions to popular statue and action figure lines.

Best known for his work on Hollywood blockbusters such as An American Werewolf in London, Men in Black, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Planet of the Apes, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Star Wars, and the Thriller music video,among others, luminary special makeup effects artist Rick Baker has brought his monster-making talent to one of DC’s most iconic Super-Villains, The Joker. The Joker Bust by Rick Baker is designed, sculpted and painted by Baker and features the same spine-chilling attention to detail that can be expected from the Academy Award winner. Measured at 22.5″ tall, only 200 of these limited-edition busts will be produced, and each will be numbered. Fans can bring home this high-end collectible from DC Collectibles in October 2018 at a suggested retail price of $1000.00.

“DC Collectibles is always seeking out interesting artists from different industries to bring their unique art styles to DC’s popular characters, and we are thrilled to partner with Rick Baker on this sculpture,” explained Jim Fletcher, executive creative director of DC Collectibles. “From the disturbing eyes to the sinister smile, Rick did a masterful job capturing The Joker’s psychotic demeanor.”

“When DC Collectibles approached me about this project, I jumped at the chance to do something with The Joker,” said Baker. “The Joker is one of the most notorious Super-Villains of all time, and I had a blast depicting his twisted and demented personality through this bust. The DC Collectibles team was great to work with and gave me complete creative freedom to bring my version of the character to life.”

DC Collectibles has also tapped acclaimed musician and writer Gerard Way to design original iterations of The Joker and Batman for the company’s best-selling Batman: Black & White statue line. The eccentric character designs are based on sketches Way created for a past story idea and will now be brought to life as 7″ statues in 2018.

“I am extremely excited to have teamed up with the wonderful people of DC Collectibles to bring fans these visions of Batman and The Joker in physical and wonderfully monochromatic form,” said Way. “My ink and wash drawings of these two characters come from a pitch I had created, called ‘Kingdom of The Mad,’ which, in my opinion, is a very dark take on the characters– so seeing them in gorgeous black, white, and grey seems very fitting. I hope fans enjoy these different takes on the characters, and I am honored to now be a part of the Batman: Black & White family.”

“Our Batman: Black & White statue line has always been a great avenue to try new ideas and welcome new artists into the DC Collectibles fold,” said Fletcher. “Gerard’s indie art style is a perfect fit for this series and offers a fresh take on Batman and The Joker that we’ve never seen before.”

DC Collectibles will also debut new DOOMSDAY CLOCK action figures in 2018, based on Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s critically acclaimed comic book series. The 7″ figures will release in sets of two and will include fan-favorite WATCHMEN characters Dr. Manhattan, Ozymandias, Rorschach and the Comedian, plus two new DC universe characters – Mime and Marionette-created in DOOMSDAY CLOCK.

Capitalizing on excitement for the upcoming DC Artists Alley designer vinyl line, DC Collectibles also revealed new variants for the Hainanu “Nooligan” Salque and Sho Murase waves of figures. Black-and-white editions will be offered for Nooligan’s standard designs of Batman, The Joker and Harley Quinn, and special holiday designs will be offered for Murase’s Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn and Catwoman characters. These new variants join the already-announced standard and black-and-white versions of the Chris Uminga wave that debuts in June. Uminga’s wave will be followed by Nooligan’s vinyls in September and Murase’s in November.

“The feedback for our upcoming DC Artists Alley line has been fantastic,” noted Fletcher. “The first few Chris Uminga figures have already sold out at the retailer level, and we can’t wait for them to hit stores this summer. We hope fans embrace the different variant editions for each artist and collect them all!”

Additional collectibles debuting in 2018 include new DC Bombshells offerings, such as a Batman and Catwoman Deluxe statue, a statue featuring The Joker’s Daughter and a Nurse Harley and The Joker action figure 2-pack. There will also be new character additions to the highly anticipated DC Essentials action figure line and best-selling DC Designer Series statue series.

For the complete list of new items from DC Collectibles debuting in 2018, see below:

 

DC GALLERY

  • The Joker Bust by Rick Baker
  • Reissues: Green Lantern Battery Prop, Yellow Lantern Battery Prop

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUES

  • The Joker by Gerard Way
  • Batman by Gerard Way

DOOMSDAY CLOCK 7 ACTION FIGURE 2-PACKS

  • Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias
  • Rorschach and Mime
  • The Comedian and Marionette

DC ARTISTS ALLEY DESIGNER VINYL FIGURES

  • Hainanu “Nooligan” Salque: Black-and-white variant editions of Batman, The Joker and Harley Quinn
  • Sho Murase: Holiday variant editions of Catwoman, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy

DC BOMBSHELLS

  • Statues: The Joker’s Daughter, Batman and Catwoman Deluxe
  • Action Figures: Nurse Harley and The Joker 2-Pack

DC DESIGNER SERIES STATUES

  • Red Hood by Kenneth Rocafort
  • The Joker by Brian Bolland mini statue
  • Supergirl by Michael Turner
  • Jim Lee Collector 3-Pack Statue Set: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman

DC ESSENTIALS ACTION FIGURES

  • Black Manta
  • Brainiac

HARLEY QUINN RED, WHITE & BLACK STATUES

  • Philip Tan
  • Michael Turner

Visit dccomics.com/toyfair2018 to learn more and follow DC Collectibles on Instagram and Facebook.

 

 

Hasbro’s HERO VISION Iron Man AR Experience Takes Role Play Toys To New Level

The news from Hasbro keeps on coming as we get closer and closer to Toy Fair. Revaled yesterday is an exciting upgrade to their role play toys with the Avengers: Infiinty War Hero Vision Iron Man AR experience. With the HERO VISION app and this set you become Iron Man as he battles iconic villains. Combing Hasbro’s roleplay toys with AR tech introduces a brand new way to play. Check below for the complete description and images of the HERO VISION AR exerpience and look for more coming from Hasbro this weekend.

MARVEL AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR HERO VISION IRON MAN AR EXPERIENCE

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Spring 2018)

Battle like Iron Man with the HERO VISION IRON MAN AR EXPERIENCE! This movie-inspired mask features a new experience from Hasbro that combines iconic role play with Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Download the HERO VISION app, place a compatible device inside the AR goggles, place AR markers around the play area, put on the AR mask, and then get ready to see digital images from the Super Hero’s world in front of kids’ eyes. Includes AR mask, AR goggles, gauntlet, three AR markers, and one Infinity Stone. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com. The HERO VISION app will be available Spring 2018 in the App Store and Google Play for select devices.  

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