Category Archives: Collecting News

Hasbro and JediNews Team Up for Summer Madness

This event is being put on by Hasbro, Toys ‘R’ Us and Jedi News to launch the new Vintage Figure line (including the awesome AT-AT) and also to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back and they’ve got lots of exciting giveaways and things going on.

At the event:
• Meet Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch who will be signing FREE autographs for the first 100 people
• WIN one of just 30 Qui-Gon Jinn & Eopie Figures which will ONLY be available at this Event
• FREE Build-a-Droid Figure for the first 100 people to spend £40 or more on any Hasbro Star Wars products
• FREE Exclusive Jedi News Event Badges
• Meet the 501st UK Garrison and have your photo taken with a Stormtrooper

Head on over for the full details!

Darth Maul/Owen Lars Visionaries Comic Pack

The crew at JediInsider has posted a first look at the packaging for the upcoming SDCC exclusive Darth Maul/Owen Lars Visionaries Comic Pack. Designed to reflect the new “Shadow of the Darkside” style packaging for 2010, this set features a unique slipcase outerbox containing the traditionally packaged two pack. Look for this to be available at SDCC and later through HasbroToyShop and for $14.99. Head on over for a closer look and then weigh in with your thoughts on this in our forums

Wattographs Autograph Services For Celebration V!

Wattographs is pleased to announce that we will once again be picking up autographs for people at Celebration V.

Can’t make the show? As we have done since Celebration II, Wattographs will pick up autographed show photos or will take your personal items to be signed for you. If you are going to the show and don’t want to wait in lines, let Wattographs pick up your photos or handle your items for you, so you can enjoy seeing the sights and sounds of the convention without having to wait in long lines!

Ordering ends at the end of July and all items must be to Wattographs no later than July 31 in order to be included. Further details can be found at

Also check out Wattographs for another special signing opportunity with creature shop artist: Nick Maley!

What If??? Droid Factory Playset

Last night I was thinking about the abandoned concept of a Droid Factory Playset meant to add additional play value to the now expired Build-A-Droid feature from the Legacy Collection and came up with the above mockup.

Is this something you wish Hasbro would have attempted or does the idea of recycling a 30 year old mold smack of desperation? Click the image above for a closer look and if you have an opinion, feel free to comment on this on our Facebook page or in our forums.