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4 New Mighty Muggs Revealed

Here is an update to a tweet I sent out a couple weeks ago regarding the continuation of Hasbro’s Mighty Muggs line. Hasbro has released official images for 4 new characters that include BB-8, Porg, First Order Stormtrooper and Supreme Leader Snoke. The corresponding UPCs and SKUs are in our Master List for reference. Click on through for a closer look.

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Star Wars: Force For Change – Win A Signed Sphero BB-8

Today, Oscar Isaac, alongside BB-8, announced details for this week’s campaign sponsored by CrowdRise in support of Star WarsForce for Change. Since April 5thStar Wars: Force for Change, an initiative that inspires people to make a positive impact on the world, has been matching the donations of Star Wars fans to four select charities up to $1,000,000!

Click on through for the full announcement.

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Medicom Toys Announces New MAFEX Figures from The Force Awakens


Medicom Toy has updated today announced Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma and C-3PO with BB-8 for their MAFEX line of 1:12 scale figures. These new offerings feature incredible detail, soft goods and switch out accessories. Click on through to check them out.

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Control Sphero BB-8 Via New Wearable Tech


Gizmodo has posted an article regarding the development of a new wearable piece of tech from Sphero to control their popular BB-8. The wrist-worn device uses simple hand gestures to control the rolling droid rather than relying on an app on a smartphone. It will be available later this year as standalone purchase or bundled with BB-8. Also stated in their article is Sphero’s plan to release a weathered/battle-damaged version of the droid as well.

BB-8 Is “Live Prop” Not CGI


According to Mark Hamill in an interview with Yahoo, BB-8 aka ” the Ball Droid”, the small droid is not CGI (computer generated imagery)* but “a live prop”. All the more reason to like the little guy/girl. Head on over to read more including his reaction to the teaser and is thought on the sequel in general.

There’s no doubt that there will be a CGI version at some point in the film(s) but having a physical model will surely help “ground” the actors in the scenes.