Topps and Authenticators Inc Announces StarWarsAuthentics.com

December 21, 2016 – Topps, Authenticators, Inc. and Lucasfilm today announced the launch of starwarsauthentics.com, giving Star Wars fans worldwide an exclusive online destination for photos and authenticated autographs from iconic Star Wars actors. The site launched today following the highly anticipated release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Now Playing Podcast Reviews Rogue One

Fans of Star Wars comics, books, video games, and cartoons have long known the universe is ripe for adventures outside of the Skywalker family tree. But with Rogue One this type of story comes to the big screen for the first time. Detailing the group of rebels who steal the original Death Star plans, this film was seen as a creative risk by Lucasfilm. The result was one of the biggest opening weekends of all time; another super-successful Star Wars movie. But was it a story that needed to be told? Join the Now Playing Podcast hosts to find out!

 

Beware of Defective AT-ACT NERF Blasters

Today, my son and I eagerly opened the giant package on our front door… I just couldn’t make us wait for Christmas.  We had just seen Rogue One togeher over the weekend and this was just icing on the cake (though rather expensive icing).

While my son frantically set up a group of Rogue One rebel figures, I assembled Hasbro’s latest “big thing.”  I plopped in the batteries, and turned it on.  Watching it walk across the kitchen floor was cooler than I expected.   My son’s eyes gazed in wonder… my daughter clapped her hands… “Make it shoot!” she screamed with joy!

So I pressed the “fire” button… the hatch opened… and a sound was made… but that was all.  So I opened the hatch, expecting a simple NERF dart jam.  But alas, this AT-ACT is dysfunctional.  It will not shoot, and the hatch will not close.

For those that are against Hasbro adding NERF features to the Star Wars line, this risk is another reason to be against this sort of feature.  Who knows how many of these vehicles will begin to have this problem over time… or even when kids get it for Christmas and can’t even enjoy it for a full minute and end up crying like mine did this evening.

Hopefully this is an isolated incident, but I would be surprised if the one family that has this issue happens with is my family.  Please share your thoughts or experiences with this new toy in our forums.

New 3.75″ Universe Figure Carded Images

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DorksideToys has updated their listing for the next wave of 3.75″ Star Wars Universe figures which includes Jyn Erso (Imperial Ground Crew Disguise), Deathtrooper Specialist*, Shoretrooper, Grand Admiral Thrawn and Bodhi Rook*.

*These two have been seen on display a few weeks ago at Lucasfilm.

Click on through for a closer look.

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Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

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K & C Collectibles has added New Black Series 3.75″ Action Figures and Titanium ships.  We are also offering all customer 15% off all product through December 21st, 2016.  No coupon is necessary.  Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.

Happy Holidays from our family to yours.

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6″ Black Series Sabine Holsters and Legs Variant

sabine_holster_variantIt appears that there are two different sculpts for the 6″ Black Series Sabine Wren figure in circulation. One utilizes a peg on the back side of the holsters to secure into the side of the thighs, while the other version doesn’t not have the pegs and holes. Which do you have? Let us know in the comment section.

Thanks to Instagram follower Casey B. for bringing this to our attention.

Fourth Droidfactory Astromech Revealed

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As a follow up to our exclusive announcement of three new Droidfactory/Bulld-A-Droid astromechs coming soon to Disney Park locations, we can reveal R2-C2 as the fourth droid that should complete the 4 droid “Clone Wars” set. Interestingly, we just received a version of this figure in Entertainment Earth’s exclusive last month.

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