KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 16, 2017) — Commemorating 40 years of Star Wars: A New Hope, PopMinded by Hallmark will arrive at Star Wars Celebration with a new Keepsake Ornament and three new additions to the popular line of itty bittys® plush collectibles available exclusively at the fan event. Click on through for the announcement video.
Funko has revealed the next theme for their Smuggler’s Bounty subscription box: the 40th Anniversary of A New Hope! Their site is currently under construction but look for orders to open up for this box soon if you aren’t already a subscriber.
UPDATE: the new site is now live
Customizer Peakob1 shows off his latest custom figures, as part of his vision of what a 40th Anniversary line should look like from Hasbro. Head on over to the forums to check it all out!
Personal Note: In my humble opinion, these kit bashed repaints honoring the original trilogy blow Hasbro’s 40th Anniversary line out of the water. Imagine figures like these, on vintage-esque cards… ’nuff said.
NY Toy Fair gets under way in a few weeks and, as you know, this year marks the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars. Packaging across many brands will display the above logo and the return of the iconic double racing stripe — at least until the marketing push for The Last Jedi begins that is.
UPDATE: JediNews is currently posting their coverage of the UK Toy Fair in London and this post confirms our teaser from earlier today. Revell’s packaging design always carries the current (or in this case, upcoming) line look for the Star Wars brand and we expect it will be no different for the 40th Anniversary branded products.
The Vintage Kenner line holds a place of reverence for many collectors to this day — especially the first 12 figures. Over the years we’ve received many different iterations of those characters but two have yet to be represented in the “modern scale” of collecting. What better way to usher in the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars than to have a special assortment of figures paying homage to the line that started it all?