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Star Wars Rebels: Full Trailer 2

The Official Site has uploaded a new trailer for Star Wars Rebels

The Jedi have been wiped out and the Empire spreads tyranny through the galaxy. Hope runs thin. But on the small planet of Lothal a big change is looming. A group of rebels meet a 14-year-old con artist named Ezra and soon it’s clear their destinies are linked. Aboard their ship, the Ghost, Ezra and the rebels embark on an adventure to ignite a rebellion and strike back against the Empire.

Watch for the series to kick off this October on Disney XD

Life-Size Darth Vader Car from SDCC plus New Car Details

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The Associated Press has published a story about the Mattel’s Hot Wheels partnership with Lucasfilm and Disney, detailing the features of the life-size, full drivable Darth Vader car that will be on display. They also reveal the names of a few new character cars as well as some that are in the works.

Our friends at JediNews have also exclusively debuted the 501st Clone Trooper Character Car.

Don’t you wish Hasbro was cool like this?

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Today’s big reveal with the repacked 6″ scale Han and Greedo with a  flimsy cardboard diorama just illustrates for so many of us, how out of touch Hasbro is with the market.  We don’t care about cheap cardboard settings for figures, and we sure as heck aren’t looking to spend our money on repacks of pegwarmers just for the sake of different packaging.

For a refreshing look at how Hasbro ought to be managing such display pieces, head on over to Banthaskull.com and check out the amazing work of Boutross77, who does this sort of thing right.  Chances are you’ve seen his work before, but today felt like a good time to look back at one of his finer diorama pieces, dubbed the “Hero Booth” from the cantina.

Personal note:  My fingers are crossed that someway, somehow, Disney takes over the playset/diorama rights in the 3.75″ scale from Hasbro and starts to deliver on a concept that clearly Hasbro is completely clueless on.  This whole post is certainly a “personal note,” so please pardon my passion on this subject. 

Vinylmation Boba Fett Combo Packs Revealed

fett_vinylmations_comboOur friends at Vinylmation World have posted info regarding exclusive Series 4 Combo Packs of Boba Fett Vinylmation Figures. The Combo Pack includes either the Boba Fett (TESB deco) or Boba Fett (Concept Deco) packed with a blind boxed Series 4 Vinylmation figure. The combos retail for $24.95 and will be available at Disney Parks or DisneyStore.com on July 4.