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Sandtroopers.com ‘s 16 Year Anniversary “Give-A-Rey”

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From Sandtroopers.com

We are going to light things up with our first phase of our 16th anniversary celebration.  Last year this Rey figure generated quite a stir of controversy when it showed up at retail a little early!  Since then the figure has been a rough find in stores, so thanks to our friends at Hasbro we will be giving away 16 Rey figures to do our part in giving back to the fans.  How do you enter?  Simply comment on this thread with your favorite moment from our 16 years online.  It could be a new photoevent we covered, YouTube video or maybe even a simple news post.  We will begin selecting winners at random starting this weekend, so please help us Make Collecting Great Again!

Episode #102: SDCC 2016 Breakdown

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Flyguy and Yakface return this week to breakdown the exciting new product reveals from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Brands covered include Hasbro, Hot Toys, Sideshow, Kotobukiya, Hot Wheels and more on Episode 102 of The Realm Recap.

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The Cargo Hold: Episode 5 – SDCC Recap Part 1

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On this episode of “The Cargo Hold,” Jayson, Corey, and Chris are once again joined by Chris K of “The Bad Motivator” and “First Order Transmissions.” We break down all the product reveals from San Diego Comic-Con 2016, including:

  • Hasbro The Black Series, RebelsRogue One, and The Force Awakens reveals
  • An exclusive interview with Hasbro 
  • The latest in Hot Toys’ Star Wars offerings
  • SDCC Funko POP! exclusives
  • And more!

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SDCC 2016: Rogue One Figures To Be Revealed Tomorrow

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Last year’s SDCC was a bit of a letdown as product for The Force Awakens was kept heavily under wraps until Force Friday (and the preceding leaks). This year, it looks like the mystery box won’t be under lock and key as much as Hasbro is set to reveal new products from Rogue One starting tomorrow.

Image courtesy of @slashfilm

Episode #101: Who Will Be The Chosen One(s)?

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The Realm Recap returns this week and we’re in full “con mode” as more and more exclusives have been announced. Hasbro as lifted the veil on theirs with the reveal of three 6″ Black Series items not to mention the return of the Fan’s Choice poll! Hasbro has also shown off some new products that we can expect to see in aisles this fall.  Funko and Sideshow/Hot Toys have even more announcements this week with new POP!s hitting stores and preorders going online. Finally, Flyguy and I run down the latest book announcements including Chuck Wendig’s  Aftermath: Life Debt which has clear ties to The Force Awakens. All of this and much more on Episode 101 of The Realm Recap.

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SDCC Exclusive Captain Phasma Mini Bust

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Comic-Con.org has revealed Gentle Giant’s final exclusives for SDCC 2016 starting with the Captain Phasma Mini Bust.

The story that began a long time ago returns giving us the next chapter in the saga from a galaxy far, far away. Gentle Giant Ltd. is honored in bringing collectors all-new characters from Star Wars: Episode 7, The Force Awakens. Gentle Giant Ltd. announces the next character from our amazing mini bust line, with the First Order Captain Phasma! With her striking silver armor, and black cape, this imposing officer leads the First Order Stormtroopers to bring the end to the New Republic! Digitally sculpted using the top of the line 3D technology, and cast in the highest quality polystone, each mini bust is hand-painted, and comes hand-numbered with matching certificate of authenticity. May the Force be with you!

UPDATE: SDCC Exclusive Egg Attack Figures from Beast Kingdom

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Beast Kingdom has updated today with word of 3 exclusive Egg Attack figures for SDCC featuring a chrome electroplated Stormtrooper (EAA-005SP) – $100.00, a gold electroplated Sandtrooper  (EAA-007SP) – $100.00 and an electroplated Captain Phasma (EAA-016SP) – $85.00. Each figures is 6″ tall, include 24-30 points of articulation and multiple accessories. No price point is listed as of yet but if interested, they will be available at booth #2845.

For more exclusives from Beast Kingdom, check out SDCCBlog.com

UPDATE: Pricing has now been posted for these items.

Celebration Europe Collecting Track Medallions

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Announcing the Celebration Europe 2016 Collector Track Medallions! Continuing with the tradition of awesome giveaways, the Collecting Track will be handing out enameled medallions at the panels! Absolutely free! Each pewter medallion shows a detailed view of a vintage Kenner Star Wars toy! They will make awesome companion pieces to both our popular Star Tot and Celebration Medallion giveaways of the past, and are something that you can appreciate for years to come! Collect all 12!

Dave Filoni Attending Celebration Europe

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Still recovering from the epic Star Wars Rebels Season 2 finale? Feel like you have more questions than answers about what the future holds for the crew of the Ghost? Fear not! Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer and Supervising Director Dave Filoni is headed to Star Wars Celebration Europe this July. Filoni (and special guests) will share highly guarded sneak peeks at what’s to come in Star Wars Rebels season 3 including a screening of the first two episodes!

A long-time Star Wars fan himself, Filoni’s direction has added depth and resonance to the universe and characters with the critically acclaimed Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the Rebels animated series. Fans at Celebration are in for great programming, and some unforgettable Q&A sessions, whenever Filoni takes the stage.

Don’t miss Star Wars Rebels at Celebration Europe!

New Key Art for Celebration Europe Revealed

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StarWars.com has updated today revealing gorgeous new key art* for Celebration Europe that includes characters from The Force Awakens and Rogue One!

We also get name confirmations of the AT-ACT (All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport), Shoretroopers and Death Troopers.

*Artwork created by Pilot Studio