Countdown begins for world-wide release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” products plus new product packaging revealed!
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.
Everything looks better in Vintage. The latest product to receive a Kenner packaging homage is Funko’s POP! bobblehead line. These custom vintage boxes were created by the talented designer John Lucas Reyes at Riverspoons Studios. Head on over to their Facebook page for the full gallery.
StarWars.com has updated today with the first official look at the packaging/line look set to debut with Rogue One.
StarWars.com has officially announced the product release date for The Force Awakens as September 4. We also get the first official look for the packaging featuring Kylo Ren! Plus, we get additional detail about “Force Friday”!
StarWars.com is thrilled to announce that Star Wars: The Force Awakensproducts will land in our galaxy on September 4, 2015, at 12:01 a.m. — “Force Friday” — with stores around the world opening their doors at midnight for a special celebration of all things Star Wars. It will be a day long remembered.
During the Star Wars Rebels panel at NYCC over the weekend, Lucasfilm revealed the merchandise line look for 2014. Thanks to a great photo (shot by Rich Alot over at Rebelscum) I was able to retouch it a bit to give a clearer representation of what we will see in stores in a few short months. Click the image above for a closer look.
In anticipation of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Rebels panel at New York Comic Con (Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. in room 1E of the Javits Convention Center) Hasbro is officially unveiling the packaging treatment for its Star Wars Rebels 3.75-inch action figure line supporting the upcoming animated series. Click on through for the full press release.
Blind packaged mini figures is all the rage these days especially for line like LEGO and KRE-O. It appears that Hasbro is taking it a bit further as the Saga Legends & Mission Series lines are combined in a Trading Figure assortment which are blind boxed in Japan courtesy of these images from Toy Sapiens. What do you think of a concept like this coming to the US for action figures?
Thanks to our friend Matt from JediNews for the tip.
Yak Face reader Adam Vinson, writes in with an interesting find at his Target. It appears that the latest batch of The Black Series figure have the bubble taped fresh from the case in order to address the bubble adhesion issue. Here is his report:
Looks like Hasbro is reading the reports or at least Target is….Notice the tape, this was a fresh new case, all of the figures had it.
You’ve read reports that the The Black Series 3-3/4″ line has an issue with the bubbles not being fully adhered to their respective card backs. Here is a video I shot this morning at my local Target. Do not try this in the store.
(Note: I bought this figure afterward)
Andrew’s Toyz has posted on their Facebook page a fantastic redesign of the poorly executed Black Series card design. As you can see, a simple tweak of the existing elements can make for such a tighter look.
In February we brought you the first look at the Yoda line look Lucas Licensing has planned for merchandise in 2013 to coincide with the Attack of the Clones in 3D marketing. On friday, SDCC hosted a Star Wars Collectibles panel and within the presentation you can see confirmation of this theme throughout first few pages of the slideshow. To learn what was discussed at the panel, check out JediInsider.com
Back in December 2011, we received an intercepted transmission that Lucas Licensing was planning on using Yoda as the follow up to the Darth Maul brand look for licensed merchandise in 2013. Today, we can confirm that is in fact true. Click on through for the full reveal…
We’ve intercepted a transmission from a droid inside of Lucas Licensing that claims that Yoda is rumored to be the theme of Star Wars merchandise in 2013 after Darth Maul finishes his run in 2012. Click on through to see a mockup of what might be on the packaging in 2013.