Chewie, we’re home (still) after one of the biggest Star Wars events in recent memory so we’re back this week to discuss the highlights of Celebration Anaheim! There was a lot of news to come out of those four short days, including film, TV series, and game trailers plus new product reveals from the top license holders. But enough description, watch/listen to Episode 60 of The Realm Recap!
For a while now, it has felt to me that Hasbro’s pricing is out of control. I feel that way even more now after going shopping with my son over the weekend when he decided he wanted “more bang for his buck.”
For the whole story and to share your thoughts, head to the forums.
Volkerc has posted another batch of Hasbro goodies at starwars-figuren.com, which really show that the last SA figures before the new launch this Fall have gotten back to the awesome TVC quality of figures that Hasbro is capable of.
If the quality is this good, perhaps the new asking price of $12.99 at most places may be worth it. Check them out by clicking on the image above, and share your thoughts in our forums.
Tamashii Nations has updated their site with new images for their upcoming S.H.Figuarts Darth Maul – Sith Apprentice figure. This figure is scheduled for a September 2015 released and should retail for about $50 US.
Our friends at MakingStarWars.net have posted their transcription of their QnA rundown with Hasbro from Celebration Anaheim. We’ve included a nice little excerpt regarding the Black Series line below
Q: The Black Series line, as it is, is it continuing on to 2016 and beyond?
A: Yeah we have no plans to stop Black Series. It’s doing really well for us. We revealed the new Fall 2015 line look. It’s moving forward. We’ve had a lot of fans ask about Vintage and Droid Factory, both things we definitely want to get back to in the future but Black Series in terms of our pinnacle figure expression, that’s what it is and that’s how it’s continuing.
DorksideToys is now taking preorders of the newest assortment of Funko POP! Vinyl figures. For a limited time, buy 5, get 1 FREE. Take advantage of this sale to get the New Boushh, Bib Fortuna, Luke Skywalker, TIE Fighter Pilot, Nalan Cheel, and Unmasked Darth Vader. Offer valid on in-stock and preorder merchandises.
Images have been recently published via Sideshow Freaks showing the imminent announcement of 1:6 scale Movie Masterpiece Series Luke Skywalker (A New Hope) and Princess Leia Organa figures. My guess is that they will be available individually or as a two-pack with an exclusive accessory of some sort. Click on through for the image and watch for official announcements and preorders soon.
Big Bad Toy Store has released their latest newsletter and they are now taking preorders for Kotobukiya’s latest ARTFX+ release: the Snowtrooper 2-pk., Hot Wheels new Han Solo and Chewbacca and R2-D2 and C-3PO two packs. For these items and more, visit BigBadToyStore.com
American Tourister has passed on to us the availability of the Star Wars Collection of luggage. The collection is available in 21″ and 28″ sizes in R2-D2, Darth Vader and Stormtrooper styles with prices ranging from $139.99-$199.99 each.
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The next installment in the Star Wars series from Marvel is now available via your local comic book store. You can also purchase and download the digital version through Marvel’s Digital Comic Shop.
The greatest space adventure of all time continues! Luke Skywalker is not a Jedi, not yet, at least. He’s only ever met one Jedi in his life…and he died. So, Luke’s quest leads him back to Obi-Wan’s hut on Tatooine.
Be on the look out for special action figure cover variants for this issue as well including Chewbacca and Boba Fett.
Because I am hopelessly addicted to this trailer, I felt compelled to scour this scene from the new The Force Awakens trailer to see how many different “First Order” troopers can be picked out. Click on through for an image labeling each type. Mild spoiler warnings apply.
In case you weren’t at Celebration Anaheim, or weren’t plugged into social media, you may have missed that a teaser for Star Wars: Rogue One as shown at the Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank panel. Click on through for a quick plot synopsis and details from the panel.
Yesterday, we were all witness to the amazing visuals of The Force Awakens in the new trailer. Now, some of the backstory is getting fleshed out through the new Battlefront game via a DLC (downloadable content). Star Wars Battlefront: Battle of Jakku takes place just after the victory at the Battle of Endor and leads to the crashing of that Star Destroyer on Jakku’s surface. Click on over to ComicBook.com for the full story.
Kyle Newman (Fanboys, Smuggler’s Gambit) posted a great image via Instagram of some new troopers from The Force Awakens. On closer inspection, I noticed a nice little nod to the concept art for snow trooper, namely the graphics on the McQuarrie helmet and the TFA “snowtrooper” chest armor.
Crossguard. Broadsword. Kylo Ren’s unique/controversial lightsaber goes by a couple names but we haven’t received a good look at it until now. Leland Chee posts this image from Celebration Anaheim. No wonder that thing doesnt look entirely stable.