There seems to be a touch of confusion surrounding the Celebration Exclusive 6″ Luke Skywalker in regard to the card back. The photography shown on HasbroToyShop today doesn’t convey the reflective quality of the special foil treatment it has, leading to claims that the card back is different. We can confirm that it is the EXACT SAME as what was sold at Star Wars Celebration. The two products were simply photographed under different lighting conditions and at different angles. DO NOT overpay for the Celebration Exclusive “foil card” version.
Here is a great video from Action Figure Attack on Facebook showing the return of the Vintage Collection at Hasbro panel from Star Wars Celebration. Kudos to Hasbro showing that they really do care. Look for TVC to hit pegs once again in Spring 2018.
For your viewing pleasure, enjoy this hi-res images from Hasbro Star Wars Celebration panel. Not everything they showed is included here (3.75″ Vintage Collection Rey for example) but it’s a majority of the products previewed.
Our friend Corey from First Order Transmissions has provided us some on-site images from the floor of Star Wars Celebration. You can check them out on our Facebook page.
Rebelscum has posted a nice preview of the 6″ Black Series Landspeeder with Luke and it confirms that he does indeed include the poncho from A New Hope
Gentle Giant has posted an new unboxing video showcasing the convention exclusive Jumbo Kenner Dianoga Trash Monster. As you’ll see there is a nice surprise when you open the box.
Funko has updated their blog today officially announcing the retail partners for their shared exclusive merchandise for Star Wars Celebration. Click on through for the breakdown
Yahoo Movies has updated today revealing Mattel’s Hot Wheels Biggs Darklighter Character Car which is exclusive to Star Wars Celebration this weekend. Head on over to check it out and other cars sporting the commemorative 40th Anniversary packaging.
The official Star Wars Celebration site has posted their procedures for purchasing the exclusive 40th Anniversary Collection 6″ Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) figure for Thursday and Friday.
In short, tickets will be given out starting at 6:00am to people in special early morning queues. Only those with tickets will be able to purchase the figure on those two days. Saturday and Sunday, Hasbro’s booth is open to shopping without a ticket.
For the full details, head to StarWarsCelebration.com
Customizing legend Sillof (Jamie Follis) will be hosting a customizing class at Celebration Orlando.
If you are attending, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the enjoyable aspects of customizing the Star Wars universe.
Check out his official flyer by clicking here!
Due to the collapse of Gentle Giant’s servers yesterday (caused by the bombardment of traffic), they have delayed their preorders for the Han Solo (McQuarrie Concept) Mini Bust and Jumbo Kenner Dianoga Trash Monster convention exclusives until after Star Wars Celebration. Preorders will reopen on April 20 for Platinum and Gold members only and April 21 for Platinum, Gold and Silver members.
Collectors looking to acquire the POP! Deluxe Rey with Speeder without having to win a lottery or stand in line at Star Wars Celebration can rest easy. It looks like it will be a shared exclusive released through Walmart leaving only the Exclusive POP! Garindan retail partner to be revealed.
Thanks to @MayTheFunkoBWY for the heads up.