If you’d like a preview of some of the products available on Force Friday II, look no farther that the Toys”R”Us mobile website. Using my iPhone and the Google Chrome app, a simple search for “the last Jedi” brings up about 40 different products from action figures to role play items from Hasbro, Funko and LEGO. Why reporting monumental failure of this magnitude is frowned up is unbelievable. If anything, it points out systemic problems in procedures and practices of manufactures and retailers. It is not our fault leaks like this happen and we will continue to report them.
Thanks to @Jord3217 on Twitter for the report.
UPDATE: It looks like the power that be have addressed the problem with Toys”R”Us’ site.
Shoutout the Hasbro team for hosting the fan site Hangout on Google+ this morning. There were a few interesting bits discussed for what we can expect on shelves on Sept. 30 and beyond.
Be sure to check out JediDefender, Star Wars Action News and JediNewsUK for more info gleaned from this discussion. Look for some new official toy announcements for Rogue One next week.
UPDATE: QnA breakdown added
Continue reading Update: New Rogue One Toy Announcements Next Week
Even as the holidays quickly approach, the deluge of collecting news and speculation is flowing as fast as ever. On this week’s show, Flyguy and I break down the latest info from Hasbro, Sideshow, Bandai, S.H.Figuarts, Hot Wheels, and more. Gentle Giant looks to be teasing some great product for 2015, what it is exactly is anyone’s guess but we are giddy in its potential. The biggest news of the week though was the (partial) character names released for The Force Awakens. What do they mean and will we have to “unlearn what we have learned” based on prior speculation and leaks? Finally, Flyguy and I run down a few reviews and new acquisitions — all this and much more on Episode 44 of The Realm Recap.
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Continue reading Episode 44: Guardians of the Galaxy Far, Far Away
While we won’t be there in person this year (again), we encourage you to check out the coverage of this year’s New York Comic-Con (NYCC), starting tomorrow night for Hasbro’s Preview Party via our friends listed below:
Jedi Temple Archives
Star Wars Action News
We will be sharing the news from the event here and through our social media channels as we can so be sure to like, follow and +1 for the latest news. Also, be sure to tune in to this weekend’s episode of The Realm Recap (Saturday, 11pm EST) as Flyguy and I break down the reveals and announcements from NYCC!
Site sponsor DorksideToys has posted new boxed images for the upcoming The Black Series (Blue) Deluxe Jabba the Hutt and Speeder Bike with Scout Trooper. Yeesh, that packaging doesn’t do Jabba any favors in the presentation department, does it?
Thanks to Flyguy.net via Google+ for heads-up.
Another week has passed and it’s time for our week in review of the latest news in Star Wars collecting. This show, we are joined by Paul from Jedi Temple Archives as we discuss the highs and lows regarding new figure images from The Black Series, new customs and crowd-funding items, our latest toy purchases and we delve into Jayson’s psychosis regarding his acquisition of the “shampoo bottle” figures. Click on through to check out the latest show. Feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggests on what you’d like to see covered (more or less) on the show.
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Continue reading Episode 6: Black Series Blues
Obi-Wan Kenobi. Duchess Satine. Darth Maul. Savage Opress. And another certain Sith Lord. Saturday’s episode of The Clone Wars, “The Lawless,” will change the show forever. To mark the occasion, Lucasfilm is excited to announce The Clone Wars Google Hangout — the first ever official Star Wars Google Hangout — taking place this Saturday, February 2, at 10:30 a.m. PST. Featuring The Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni, Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), and Sam Witwer (Darth Maul), fans will get the chance to connect with the cast and creators of the hit series like never before. They’ll also get an exclusive first look at next week’s installment of The Clone Wars, “Sabotage,” along with other surprises.
Head to the Official Site for more details.