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ANOVOS Women’s Imperial Officer – Olive Uniform Preorder

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Anovos is now taking preorders for their Women’s Imperial Officer – Olive Uniform Package. Be sure to order by February 15 for maximum savings.

Hot Toys Reveals 1:6 Obi-Wan Kenobi Details

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Hot Toys has officially revealed the full details for their upcoming 1:6 Movie Masterpiece Obi-Wan Kenobi figure. Click on through for the breakdown and watch for a preorder announcement very soon.

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LEGO UCS TIE Fighter

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This morning prior to the LEGO event at Toy Fair 2015, Yahoo officially reveal LEGO’s new UCS (*Ultimate Collector Series TIE Fighter. The 1,685-piece model, which includes a pilot, display stand, and descriptive plaque retails for $199.00 and will be available in May 2015. Click on through for the full image gallery.

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Toy Fair 2015: Funko Reveal Star Wars Super Shogun Warriors

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Funko revealed their new line of Star Wars Super Shogun Warriors via their Facebook page. Click the image above to check out the 24″ Boba Fett and Star Wars Celebration Exclusive Black Shadowtrooper!

ANOVOS Announces Ladies Imperial Officer Costume

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ANOVOS has announced that soon ladies will be able to join the Imperial ranks with their Imperial Officer costume. Be sure to subscribe to their newsletter for the preorder announcement.

Star Wars #3 Preview at StarWars.com

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The Official Site has updated today giving readers and fans an exclusive preview for Marvel’s Star Wars #3. Look for Star Wars #3 in stores and download on March 11.

 

New Star Tots Revealed for Celebration Anaheim

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The Official Star Wars Celebration site has updated today revealing all 20 Star Tots. Inspired by The Empire Strikes Back, a different Star Tot will be given out to attendees at each of the collecting track panels all weekend.

Funko Officially Reveals Unmasked Vader POP! Vinyl Figure

J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy at Star Wars Celebration!

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Star WarsThe Force Awakens Writer/Director/Producer J.J. Abrams, and Producer Kathleen Kennedy will make a special appearance at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim this April. Abrams and Kennedy are scheduled to kick off the show in a big way on Thursday morning, April 16 at 10:00 am.

Visit StarWarsCelebration.com for additional details.

Funko Reveals Glitter Boba Fett Hikari Sofubi Figure

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Funko has revealed their next Hikari Sofubi figure – Glitter Boba Fett! Limited to just 1200 pieces. You can win one simply by liking their post on Facebook and responding to the question “Who is Boba Fett’s Valentine?”. Click the image above for a closer look and then head over to Facebook for your chance to win.

UPDATE: You can preorder this figure now at Entertainment Earth for $79.99

Hasbro Investor Presentation Images

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For your review, here are the pertinent Star Wars related slides from Hasbro’s Investor Presentation given this morning at Toy Fair 2015.

Images include the first look at several Hero Mashers figures (Vader, Yoda and Stormtrooper) and the logo treatment for the BladeBuilders line of lightsabers.

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Hasbro Reveals Star Wars Can-Heads from Play-Doh

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Here is your first look at a new Play-Doh product from Hasbro: Star Wars Can-Heads

Star Wars Rebels “Rebel Resolve” Images

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Disney/Lucasfilm have made available several images from the upcoming episode “Rebels Resolve”. Does one depict a teaser of “Fulcrum”? Click on through to check them out – spoiler warnings apply.

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New Star Wars Rebels Clip: Rebel Resolve

Comicbook.com has posted an exclusive first look at the next new episode of Star Wars Rebels.

Despite a secret informant who insists the rebels go into hiding, Ezra secretly plots to rescue Kanan from the Imperials in an all-new Star Wars Rebels episode “Rebel Resolve!”

Be sure to catch Star Wars Rebels when it airs on Monday, February 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD.

Hasbro Launches Bladebuilders Line

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Hasbro is making sure that by the time the new movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives in December, kids can have any lightsaber they can imagine.

Launching this fall, Star Wars Bladebuilders debuts a line of compatible hilts, connectors and various lightsaber materials that let children use the simple gadgets of their favorite Jedi masters and Sith lords or come up with the craziest, most complicated combination ever. The line will be on display at New York City’s Toy Fair Saturday through Tuesday

Visit USAToday.com for the full article.

Toyguide Update: Wullffwarro and Wookiee Warrior (MS07)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with the latest entry in the Star Wars Rebels 3-3/4″ line. Next, we take a look at the Wullffwarro and Wookiee Warrior Mission Series set (MS07).

PROS: Honestly, I’m surprised Hasbro went the Wookiee route so soon in the line versus releasing Hera or Sabine upon the initial launch of the line. Alas, the result is a nice set of figures that can serve as diorama filler in displays or customizing fodder. The sculpt and paint is great on these samples as the eyes are dead on as is the mouth – something from which the Chewbacca Mission Series suffered.

CONS: Despite being relatively faithful to the design in the show, there is something that feels “off” about them – especially Wullffwarro. I think it is the stubby legs that convey more of a primate or sasquatch vibe than a Wookiee. No weapons??? Even a simple stormtrooper blaster would have been nice. Sadly, I think these may pegwarm once more stores get their allotment. Like most Wookiee figures, articulation is an issue (even more here considering the 5 POA style) as the head is virtually immovable with only the slightest bit of swivel possible.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this set is worth adding to your collection.

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

Furby + Star Wars = Furbacca

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Mashable.com has posted an article revealed a mashup between one of Hasbro’s popular products, Furby, with Star Wars. The Result? Furbacca the Furby of course.

Like other Furbies in the lineup, owners can virtually feed, bathe and play games with him through the accompanying iOS or Android app. For example, if you give tell the app to give Furbacca a shower, he’ll make cute little noises as though he’s getting clean.

He’s responsive, too. There are sensors on his head, under his stomach, mouth and tail, so if you give him a little scratch between the ears, he’ll love you even more. If you pull his tail, he gets cranky — you can see the anger building in his LCD eyes. Depending on his mood, Furbacca’s eyes can populate with pictures of X-Wing Fighters and Imperial Star Destroyers.

Available Fall 2015; $79.95 MSRP

Sleep tight…

Confirmed: Disney Launches Star Wars Day at Sea

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We posted this story a few days ago but Disney has now officially confirmed “Star Wars Day at Sea”.

Starting in early 2016, Disney Cruise Line guests can celebrate the legendary adventures and iconic characters of the Star Wars saga during a brand-new event of galactic proportions: Star Wars Day at Sea. Marking the first official appearance of the heroes and villains of Star Wars aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship, Star Wars Day at Sea combines the power of the Force and the magic of Disney—for a day of fun more powerful than you could possibly imagine.

Visit DisneyCruise.com for the full details and dates.

Darth Vader #1 Now Available

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This will be a day long remembered. Marvel’s Darth Vader #1 is now available via your local comic shop or online distributor.

The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series! Ever since Darth Vader made his first on-screen appearance, he became the one of the most popular villains to ever haunt an audience’s dreams! Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own series, showing the Empire’s war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! Writer Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, Iron Man) and artist Salvador Larroca (Invincible Iron Man, X-Men: No More Humans) bring us a peek behind the mask of evil!

UPDATE: New 6″ Black Series Samples Hit eBay

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Prolific eBay seller VipersKingdom has listed auctions for several upcoming 6″ Black Series figures. Samples include Han Solo (Hoth Gear) with Tauntaun, Emperor Palpatine, Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise) and Clone Trooper Captain.

As with many early samples, final product may vary slightly from the images shown. Click on through to check out the images or visit head to the ViperKingdom store page.

UPDATE: When you check out the images, be sure to examine Luke’s belt. It looks to be retooled for a comlink on the left side, and on the back, a grappling hook is sculpt there. Could this indicate a future release of a “Farm Boy” Luke with stormtrooper belt?

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New POP! Vinyl Figures Revealed

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PopVinyl.net has posted new concept images of upcoming Star Wars POP! Vinyl figures from Funko.

Characters include:
Luke Skywalker (A New Hope)
Bib Fortuna (Return of the Jedi)
Anakin/Darth Vader (Return of the Jedi)
Princess Leia – Boussh Disguise (Return of the Jedi)
TIE Fighter Pilot (A New Hope)
Figrin D’an (A New Hope)

Star Wars Celebration Guests Added & More

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The Star Wars Celebration website has been updated announcing that Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker are scheduled to be  guests! Look for more to be added soon. Also announced is the schedule for fan podcasts presenting on the Podcast Stage (Room 208AB). Congrats to our Wolfpack Podcast team for getting approved.

Toyguide Update: Sabine Wren and Stormtrooper (MS08)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with the latest entry in the Star Wars Rebels 3-3/4″ line. Next, we take a look at the Sabine Wren and Stormtrooper Mission Series set (MS08).

PROS: Finally! We are one step closer to getting the entire crew of the Ghost and our intrepid rebel heroes. This set features the debut of fan favorite Sabine in her custom Mandalorian armor. Despite not having a removable helmet, the aesthetic of the figure is spot on. The sculpt of the figure has a certain amount of attitude with what looks like slightly cocked hips. Sabine also benefits from functional holsters to stow her twin blasters. The Stormtroper is a carry forward from previous releases with some variance in deco quality in the various sample I’ve seen, but having more “bucket heads” is always welcome.

CONS: The biggest con (other than less than stellar availability right now) is the fact that Sabine doesn’t have a removable helmet. They gave one to Erza – why not her? Hopefully Hasbro can revisit this figure soon with that feature. Yeah, yeah, articulation is limiting but that shouldn’t dissuade you from adding her to your collection. Finally, her blasters are very tiny so if the intent is to let kids (boys and girls) play with her, might want to keep an eye on those accessories.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this set is worth adding to your collection.

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

Mission Series Wave 3 Preorder at DorksideToys

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DorksideToys has opened preorders for wave 3 of the Mission Series sets which include Hera/Stormtrooper Commander, TIE Pilot/Stormtrooper, Ezra (Cadet Disguise)/Kanan Jarrus, Luke Skywalker (Hoth)/Han Solo (Hoth), R2-D2/Yoda, Princess Leia/Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise). Preorders are available by the set or individually. Expected arrival March 2015 – subject to change.

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