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40 Years and Counting

Where has the time (and money) gone?  My earliest childhood memories included Star Wars, and to this day it is an ever present aspect of my life that I share with my children, and hopefully, they will share with theirs. From the movie that started it all in 1977, to the expanded universe, TV and to the new era of films, we embrace it all (yes, even the Holiday Special). Thank you George Lucas, Lucasfilm and Disney for opening our imaginations and our sense of wonder to that galaxy far, far away.

Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

K & C Collectibles has added Black Series 6″, Topps 40th Anniversary Trading Card box,  Older Titanium Ships, Gentle Giant Mini Bust and Hallmark Ornaments.  Click the NEW PRODUCTS link under the Categories Section for a complete list of recently added items.

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Update: Giveaway: GameStop Exclusive 6″ 40AC R5-D4

We managed to secure an extra GameStop Exclusive 6″ 40th Anniversary R5-D4 and we’re giving it away!* We want to know if there was one more figure to be released on the Vintage-style card back for the 6″ line, who would it be? Simply leave a comment here on this article (not our social media postings) with your answer.

We will leave the submissions open until 11:59pm ET on Friday, May 19. and announce the winner on Saturday, May 20.

*Giveaway is open to US residents only.

Update: in winter has been selected. Check the comments section to see if you’re the winner.

Hallmark Star Wars Celebration Exclusives

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.

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Customizer Spotlight: Peakob1

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.

UPDATE: The Return of the Double Racing Stripe

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.

And Then There Were Two….

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?