Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives and Jedi News are on the show floor for Celebration Anaheim’s Preview Night and the have provided a great detailed look at new revamped packaging for the 6″ Black Series. It is 1000X better than the orange and blue versions to be sure. Head on over to their respective sites to check these out as well as carded images of The Black Series.
— TamashiiNations (@TamashiiNations) April 15, 2015
Tamashi Nations has tease a reveal of a new Star Wars item on Thursday. While it is hard to see in the embedded tweet above, this inverted image reveals a silhouette of Boba Fett.
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Our friends at JediNews are on the floor at Star Wars Celebration and have been snapping photo of the set up progress. One image caught my eye in particular as it appears that The Black Series is getting a color change again from blue to red and possibly a switch to Chewbacca from the current TIE Pilot. Note the “2015 New Series” text on the side of the display cabinet. You can check out the full image via Instagram or Twitter.
Judging by this ad I noticed on the StarWarsCelebration site, Build-A-Bear looks to be offering Celebration exclusives as well as an opportunity to pre-order the next collection of Star Wars-themed Build-A-Bears. Check them out at Booth 1314.
The Wall Street Journal has posted the first look and LEGO Group’s upcoming line of buildable Star Wars figures.
At the Star Wars Celebration festival beginning Thursday, four new Lego Star Wars large scale, buildable figures will be unveiled — Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous, Jango Fett and Clone Commander Cody. Speakeasy has an exclusive first look at Obi-Wan Kenobi and General Grievous. The General Grievous set includes 186 pieces, and Obi-Wan Kenobi includes 83 pieces.
Two additional sets, Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, were unveiled in February at the New York Toy Fair. All six sets will be available in September, with prices ranging from $19.99 to $34.99.
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Ever since it was revealed that Toys R Us was sponsoring the Thursday JJ Abrams / Kathleen Kennedy panel at Star Wars Celebration, folks have speculated about the return of Midnight Madness. Thanks to our friend Chris at The Wolfpack Podcast it looks like that is indeed the plan. Click the image above for a closer look.
The Force United (TheForceUnited.com) returns to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. The sites included are Jedi Business, Jedi News, Jedi Temple Archives, Star Wars Forum UK, Star Wars Report and Yakface. The sites will take turns to cover the booth (1074) and help each other to ensure as many panels and talks are covered as possible. Click on through for the details.
Can’t make it to Anaheim? Don’t worry — StarWars.com is here to rescue you as they will be streaming Celebration Anaheim LIVE! Visit the official site for details.
Funko has just announced two more exclusives for Star Wars Celebration with their Super Shogun Shadowtrooper and Super Shogun Boba Fett. The Shadowtrooper features as a launching fist and rolling wheels and the Boba Fett features launching fist, jetpack missile and rolling wheels. No prices are given at this time.
We’re counting down the hours now until Star Wars Celebration, but before we get to that, Flyguy and Yakface break down the week’s news and announcements in collecting. Begun the Scale Wars has as Hasbro seems to have a developing issue with figures keeping a consistent scale within their respective lines. Hot Wheels has several new character cars coming out in the next few weeks. Are you going to let them pass you by? Big news this week was the onslaught of exclusives announced for Star Wars Celebration – we breakdown our favorites and frustrations. We wrap things up with the release of the Digital Movie Collection as well as our weekly acquisitions segment. All this and much more on Episode #59 of The Realm Recap!
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Sideshow is proud to present R2-ME2, a unique re-imagining of everyone’s favorite sassy astromech: R2-D2
The Force is strong with this collective of creative minds from across the galaxy! Starting with a blank prototype of our Deluxe R2-D2 Sixth Scale Figure, Sideshow invited over 90 friends and fans to participate in customizing the iconic droid with a brand new look. Check out a sneak peek at the progress on these one-of-a-kind custom projects below, and follow along on Instagram with the hashtag #R2ME2.
Be sure to check out the full reveal of the project April 16 at Star Wars Celebration!