Star Wars

Entertainment Earth Offering 3 3/4″ Star Wars: The Last Jedi Exclusives

Entertainment Earth today listed some brand new Hasbro Star Wars: The Last Jedi 3 3/4″ figures which will be exclusive to the online retailer (and AwesomeToyBlog sponsor). The exclusive toys include 2 individually carded figures (the Resistance pilot C’ai Trenalli and a Flame Trooper) and a two pack of First Order Disguise Finn vs. Captain Phasma. Snag the links below and check out pics of these exclusive figures.

Figure Spotlight – Mighty Muggs Darth Vader

Back in 2007, Hasbro introduced the world to Mighty Muggs. Inspired by the “vinyl toy” movement, these figures shared the same body and varied the paint to make characters from Star Wars, Marvel, GI Joe, Indiana Jones and beyond. Following a few years of retail success, Mighty Muggs disappeared from store shelves.

At this past NYCC, Hasbro announced the return of Mighty Muggs! While retaining the same general aesthic as the originals, these Muggs were a little smaller and featured a cool new multi-expression head rotating feature. Hasbro was kind enough to send over the new Darth Vader Mighty Mugg (part of the first Star Wars wave available now), so let’s take a look.

Starting off with the Mighty Mugg in package, I have to say that I think the new ‘dome’ packaging is fantastic. It showcases the figures from several angles and with the ‘try me’ hole in the top of the dome, you can give the face rotating action feature a go without removing the figure from the package. This new packaging really addresses the needs of collectors who won’t open them, as you can really experience the whole figure without having to pop the dome off.  It also looks great at retail and showcases the new action feature. A win on all counts on the packaging side. 

 That said, I’m not an ‘in box’ type collector – so my intention was the free Vader from his plastic prison. To open up these new Mighty Muggs you remove the tape securing the dome and unscrew the knobs holding the feet to the base and presto – one loose Darth Vader Mighty Mugg.

In the new format the Darth Vader Mighty Mugg stands right around 4″ tall – quite a bit smaller than the original Mighty Muggs, but also quite a bit bigger than Micro Muggs. The limbs and body are pretty similar in shape to the original format and you can still move the arms. The head is where the new Mighty Muggs most differ from the original. With a push on Darth’s helmet his expression rotates between a nuetral expression, an angry/frowning expression and what I think is a smiling one – these are some subtle differences – the unmasked characters show a much wider range of expression. The mechanism itself works great, the transition between expression is smooth and the mechanism feels solid. This was a great way to bring something new to the table with Mighty Muggs. 

11 years after their first intoduction, Hasbro is bringing Mighty Muggs with a brand new twist. Priced at $10 each these new Muggs are close the original, but the new action feature with the quick change expression brings something new to the format. The first Star Wars (Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Rey, Kylo Ren and Pricess Leia) and Marvel (Black Widow, Captain America, Groot, Hulk and Spidey) waves are on shelves now and Hasbro has just announced the second waves which should be hitting stores in a few weeks. If you spot these in store, be sure to try them out and maybe add one to your collection

Finally, thanks to Hasbro for providing this sample for review.

Hasbro Announces 2nd Wave of Star Wars and Marvel Mighty Muggs

Over the New Year’s holiday, Hasbro officially revealed the second wave of Star Wars and Marvel Mighty Muggs. With the first wave hitting stores now, this second wave will be right on it’s heels as many online retailers have opened pre-orders already.

The characters included in the Star Wars wave are Finn, Poe Dameron and Yoda and the Marvel wave includes Black Panther, Doctor Strange and Rocket Raccoon.  All of these new Mighty Muggs include the push-and-turn mechansims that lets you cycle through three unique facial expressions on the figure. You’ll find these in stores soon and they have an SRP of $9.99.

See all the new Muggs in the gallery below.

Gentle Giant’s Bib Fortuna Mini Bust Available This Week Only From Gentle Giant Direct

Our pals at Gentle Giant sent out a quick note that their Bib Fortuna mini bust has cleared customs and will be available for order this week. This bust is web direct only, meaning he is only available through the www.gentlegiantltd.com website. This mini bust is limited to just 750  pieces.
 
Pre-orders have already opened for Platinum and Gold Premier Guild members. The remaining dates for orders are listed below. 
 
The order dates/time for the Bib Fortuna mini bust will be as follows:
  • Tuesday 12/12 10:00am pst – Platinum Member orders begin.
  • Wednesday 12/13 10:00am pst – Gold Members orders begin (Platinum Members can also order)
  • Thursday 12/14 10:00 am pst – Silver Members can order (orders open to all 2017 PG members)
  • Friday 12/15 10:00am pst – Ordering open to the general public (If quantities are still available)
Each bust is limited to one per person/account and at this time you can only use one coupon per order.  Since reward points are now coupon based you can either use your PG coupon OR rewards points.  If you have any questions while placing your order, you can reach Gentle Giant’s customer service hotline at: 818-504-3555.

Hasbro’s New Mighty Muggs Now Available for Pre-Order

Announced at NYCC – Hasbro new take on Mighty Muggs is set to hit store shelves in early 2018, but if you’re looking to make one (or several) less trips to the store in the new year, the new Muggs are available for pre-order at some of your favorite online retailers.

AwesomeToyBlog sponsor (and all around great shop) Entertainment Earth is offering them both by the case (Marvel / Star Wars) and individually (Captain America, Spider-Man, Hulk, Black Widow, Groot, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Luke, Rey).

Find them at your favorite store!

Star Wars Micro Force Toys Introduced

A new line of Star Wars toys were introduced today on StarWars.com – Micro Force. Representing all parts of the Saga, these squishy mini-figures (around 1″ tall) come packaged two per blind bag. Look for these in stores in December and check out the first two waves below.

STAR WARS MICRO FORCE Blind Bags Assortment

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $2.99/Available: December 2017)

Collect the Galaxy of fan-favorite characters with the STAR WARS MICRO FORCE Blind Bags Assortment. Each figure has a squishable feel and unique pose, creating an exciting new way to bring iconic STAR WARS scenes to life!  These stylized and movie-inspired micro collectibles include iconic characters such as REY, FINN, DARTH VADER, LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA, HAN SOLO, CHEWBACCA, YODA, R2-D2, and more. Each blind bag includes two figures and a collector card. Each sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Wave 1

Wave 2

Walmart Launches Four Exclusive Funko Star Wars Pop! Movie Moments

As the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi approaches, Walmart is looking to the start of the Star Wars saga with their newest set of exclusives from Funko which recreate iconic scenes from A New Hope in the Pop! format. The Walmart Funko Star Wars Movie Moments exclusives include:

  • Cantina Faceoff: Han Solo is confronted at gunpoint by Greedo
  • Death Star Duel: Obi-Wan Kenobi faces his friend turned foe Darth Vader
  • Escape Pod Landing in Tatooine: R2-D2 and C-3PO escape the Empire to share Princess Leia’s message with Obi-Wan
  • Trash Compactor Escape: Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia fight a smelly dianoga in the depths of the Death Star

These movie moments are exclusive to Walmart and will start to hit store shelves and Walmart.com in early November – retailing for $24.82.

Marvel Legends and Mighty Muggs News From London Comic Con

Hasbro had a booth at this year’s MCM London Comic Con and while there they let the cat out of the bag, revealing the complete Marvel Legends Black Panther wave. Included in this wave are Black Bolt, Iron Man, Namor and the Black Panther movie figures – Black Panther, Erik Killmonger and Nakia. The build a figure for this wave will be Oyoke.

Also revealed were the Hulk and Chewbacca Mighty Muggs, part of the upcoming relaunch of the format. Each figure includes three expressions that switch over with just a push on the head.

Check out these upcoming Marvel Legends and Mighty Muggs below, all of which should be available early next year.

MIGHTY MUGGS Figure Assortment

(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: January 2018)

 

MARVEL BLACK PANTHER LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH Figure Assortment

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: January 2018)

Fans can create a legendary kingdom with this LEGENDS SERIES assortment! Each figure features intricate deco and premium articulation in 6-inch scale, as well as a different Build-A-Figure piece. Collect all the figures in the wave to complete the impressive OKOYE Build-A-Figure. Includes characters from the comic books and BLACK PANTHERmovie, such as BLACK PANTHER, ERIK KILLMONGER, and NAKIA. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Hasbro Reveals New 3 3/4″ Star Wars Figures at NYCC

As part of their NYCC reveals, Hasbro sent over a few pictures of newly announced 3 3/4″ figures in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi line. For single carded releases they shared images of the Resistance pilot C’Ai Threnalli and a new Maz Kanata. Also shared is a new 2-pack of Finn in First Order disguise with Captain Phasma.

Look for these in stores over the next few months and check them out below.

Hasbro’s Star Wars 6″ Black Series Reveals from NYCC

This morning Hasbro kicked NYCC off with a special preview event where a number of new figures and toys were on display – including some long demanded 6″ Star Wars figures. Below is a gallery with Hasbro’s official pics of these newest 6″ Black Series figures – DJ and Rey from The Last Jedi, 4-LOM, Dengar and Lando in Skiff Guard Disguise.  Look for these in store next year and check them out below.

 

Funko’s Latest Additions to Specialty Series – Star Wars Rose Pop! and Thundercats Jaga Dorbz

Each month Funko announces two exclusives, one Pop! and one Dorbz that are only available as part of their Specialty Series and only available at limited retail establishments. This month’s new Pop! exclusive is Rose in First Order disguise from The Last Jedi and the Dorbz is Jaga from Thundercats. Check both out below and look for them in your favorite local comic or specialty shop this January.

Star Wars Mighty Muggs To Return in 2018

This morning as New York Comic Con kicked off, Hasbro announced the return of Mighty Muggs. These ‘art vinyl’ inspired figures are returning to shelves in 2018 and they’ve gotten a bit of a facelift – literally as the figures now feature three different expressions. The first wave of figures include Rey, Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Darth Vader. Check out Hasbro’s official pics below.

Star Wars Reveals from HASCON

September has been a Star Wars filled month with the debut of ‘The Last Jedi’ product on Force Friday II and all the new Star Wars reveals from Hascon. Since the show wrapped last weekend, Hasbro has now sent over official images of the new Star Wars product that made it’s debut at the show.

Revealed at the show was the incredible Darth Vader Black Series replica helmet, and a number of new 3 3/4″ and 6″ Black Series figures. Check out all the pics below…and really, Hasbro outdid themselves on that helmet.

 

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