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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.

In The Rough, This Diamond Is…

Star Wars #3 Action Figure Variant Cover

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Jedi-Bibilothek has posted the action figure variant cover for Marvel’s Star Wars #3. The “Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi” variant joins, Luke Skywalker (Star Wars #1), Han Solo (Star Wars #2), Darth Vader (Darth Vader #1) and Princess Leia Organa (Princess Leia #1).

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Star Wars-Themed Cruises Sailing Soon?

Ever since Disney’s acquisition of the Star Wars brand, it has been speculated that we’d inevitably see a Star Wars-themed Disney cruise. Our friends Mark and James from JediNews wrote about this recently for Metro News, but now a tweet from Attractions Magazine virtually confirms the rumor.

Thanks to Imperial Holocron for the heads up.

Hasbro Announces Loopin’ Chewie Game

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Nerdist.com has posted an exclusive article announcing Hasbro’s new Loopin’ Chewie game.

The 2-4 player game is the first item from the Hasbro Star Wars line to be released this year. It gives the popular Loopin’ Louie concept a makeover from the galaxy far, far away. Chewbacca fits into a mini Millennium Falcon that swings around the playing area to take out stormtroopers. Players can help Chewie navigate by using controls to swing him into or away from the racks with stormtroopers. With all the spinning and smooth moves, the Millennium Falcon is the perfect choice of ships for the game. Just remember: Let the Wookiee win! It’s for the best.

Head on over for the full details.

New Funko POP! Vinyl Exclusives Coming to Walgreens

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Our friends at Star Wars Action News have some breaking news regarding 4 new exclusive POP! Vinyl figures heading to Walgreens soon. Head on over for their full report.

Prototype Revoltech Boba Fett Revealed

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Back in July 2014 at Wonder Festival, collectors received their first tease (via a silhouette) for Kaiyodo’s Revoltech Boba Fett. This weekend, the prototype was revealed at Winter Wonder Festival and it looks to be another drop-dead gorgeous piece. Click on through to check out the images via HobbyLink Japan.

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Digital Release Commemorative Collection Details

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Following up on JediNews’ reveal of the Digital Release Commemorative Collection sets, Andrew’s Toyz has posted via Facebook new loose and boxed images of these packs. Some of the details have changed since first announced as Padmé is now included in the Episode I set (previously thought to include Obi-Wan). Look for release information and pricing to be announced next week at NY Toy Fair.

Thanks to YodasNews for the heads up.

Star Wars Battle Pod POV

I stopped at my local Dave & Buster’s to check out Star Wars Battle Pod. Here is my first play of the game with my daughter acting as cheerleader and play by play analyst.

Episode 51: What’chu Tarkin ‘Bout?

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Join Flyguy and Jayson as we break down the latest in collecting news from Hasbro including the continued findings of Rebels product at retail and online, speculation of a 6” “kids line” of figures and an update on the West Coast shipping situation. Kotobukiya has released info for their Celebration Anaheim exclusive – are they the droids you’re looking for? Plus we run down a slew of new custom pieces as well the latest in Rebels, Force Awakens, spin-off news and more all on Episode 51 of The Realm Recap!

Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

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Imperial Troop Transport Hitting ToysRUs

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Thanks to Facebook follower Scott G. we can report that Star Wars Rebels Imperial Troop Transport has started to hit ToysRUs. Scott found his in Detroit, MI for only $10.99! Lots of Rebels goodies hitting stores lately so time to make a run!

UPDATE: Mission Series Wave 2 In Stock on Amazon

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Our friends at JediDefender alert us that the Sabine Wave of Mission Series packs are in stock on Amazon.com for $10.99 each.

UPDATE: Many of these are sold out at the $10.99 price but are still available at “elevated” prices.

Toy Gear Figure Storage Kickstarter

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Forum member digktialx informed us in our forums of a kickstarter they are launching that may be right up the alley for collectors looking for ways to store their loose figures in style, while at the same time protecting their treasures.

For more details, check out their campaign by clicking here.

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