A few people have sent in questions regarding source material for the “lost line” look that Hasbro will be using on 6 of the individual cards included in SDCC Exclusive Carbon Freezing Chamber set (and on Limited Edition chase/variant cards available later at retail).
For the answers, look no further than The Star Wars Collectors Archive web site for illustration images of this abandoned concept to the iconic 1977-1985 Kenner packaging design we know today.
As you’ll see, the new cardbacks are very faithful to the original concept and exude that “70′s” feel.
While getting caught up viewing various sites’ Toy Fair coverage, I noticed that Jay from JediInsider was able to snap a great shot of the thawed side of the carbonite block from the SDCC Exclusive Carbon Freezing Chamber figure set. Head on over for a closer look.
Speaking of LEGO, the company issue a press release today announcing that their partnership with Lucasfilm to produce sets based on the Star Wars license has been renewed for another 10 years. Click through for the complete press release.
Our Toy Fair 2012 Galleries are updated again today with images from LEGO. There were some great new sets on display this year covering the Clone Wars, The Old Republic and the Original Trilogy. Some highlights were the Sith Fury-Class Interceptor from SWTOR, the Malevolence Cruiser from Clone Wars and my favorite, Jabba’s Palace with an awesome Jabba the Hutt mini figure that’s not so mini! Head on in to check out the photos!
We’ve added even more images to our Show Coverage gallery and Facebook Albums loading them both up with official images from Hasbro’s presentation showcasing Vintage, Movie Heroes, Clone Wars and Vehicles!
K & C Collectibles has received the Discover the Force Action Figures, Dewback, Vulture Droid and more this week. New Pre-Order items Star Wars Umbrella’s, Jumbo R5-D4 Kenner Figure, Star Wars Dart Board and more. Click through for the complete list.
The best kept secret this year at Toy Fair was the reveal of the Carbon Freezing Chamber Multipack available exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con 2012. This 7-figure set includes one figure from episodes I-VI as well as a special bonus figure. Read on for the full details….
The crew at POTF2.com have posted the first look at 2 new multipacks for 2012. Head on over for shots of the Ewok and Pilots multipacks!
WHEW! What a day! We’ve posted our first image gallery from the Hasbro Showroom at at Toy Fair 2012. Check out all the Vintage Collection images, shots of the MTT, this year’s SDCC Exclusive “Carbon Freezing Chamber” action figure set (with Jar Jar in Carbonite!) and more!
Gentle Giant has updated today with a sneak preview of their Premier Guild Membership Gifts for 2012. Check out these previews of the Republic Commando (with Light-Up visor) Mini Bust, the Rebel Fleet Trooper Mini Bust and the Jumbo Kenner Gamorrean Guard. Look for more details regarding these items next week.
Hasbro has issued a pre-Toy Fair press release announcing several new products spanning all of their licenses. For the Star Wars brand, they’re pushing the Fighter Pods pretty hard but also a new line called STAR WARS AMP’D due this fall. From their press release:
In fall, kids can gear up for battle with STAR WARS AMP’D. For the first time ever, kids will be able to quickly and easily customize the most iconic STAR WARS vehicles and prepare them for any mission: land, space, sea or air! In 2012, the line features 9 figures and 6 vehicles.
Interesting to say the least. Look for more details on this as we present our coverage of Toy Fair 2012 live from the Big Apple!
Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for the elusive Clone Wars Mandalorian Assault Transport. It is schedule to ship out this month so head on over to get your orders in before they pre-sell out!. Thanks to JediDefender for the tip.
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While doing some sleuthing tonight, I discovered that a certain big box store *cough* Walmart *cough* has possibly inadvertently posted an image of the upcoming MTT Droid Carrier on their website. If you head over to their Star Wars section and scroll through the 3D images you’ll notice one of them is in fact the MTT. You’ll also notice that the Battle Droids included in this set are all upright, which conflicts with the reports that most of them were in their collapsed/storage mode.
Also of interest, since this is being shown on Walmart’s site that seems to negate the possibility of this being an exclusive to Target. Click the image above for a closer look.
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