During Disney’s Investor Day Webcast, they revealed that the official launch date for Disney+ will be November 12. With that, the new Lucasfilm series, The Mandalorian will also be available. Subscription costs for the Disney+ service launches at an attractive $6.99 per month.
DorksideToys.com and Yakface.com are happy to announce the Jabba’s Sail Barge Ultimate Giveaway*. Simply follow the instructions on the above graphic on Instagram to enter. Winner will be selected on March 15, 2019. *Open to continental U.S. residents only. (Giveaway is NOT affiliated with or sponsored by The Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilm or Hasbro/HasLab).
A SECOND barge will be given away to attendees of Star Wars Celebration Chicago next month. Stay tuned for details.
Disney has officially announced that Galaxy’s Edge will be opening on May 31 in Disneyland and on August 29 at Walt Disney World.
We are ONE MONTH from the release of the HasLab Sail Barge and we felt this was the perfect time to reveal our partnership with DorksideToys in announcing The Ultimate Giveaway: The HasLab Jabba’s Sail Barge*.
That’s right! One lucky fan will have the opportunity to win their very own Sail Barge. But wait there’s more! If you are attending Star Wars Celebration Chicago, you will get the chance at a second Barge to be given away via DorksideToys at their SWCC booth.
Full details will be announced as we get closer to the barge’s release date next month and Celebration Chicago in April.
*Giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or promoted by Disney, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Celebration, ReedPop and/or Hasbro.
Solo: A Star Wars Story managed to snag an Oscar nomination in the Visual Effects category for this year’s Academy Awards. It will have stiff competition against films like Avengers: Infinity War and Ready Player One both of which had visual effects supplied by ILM.
Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the high-flying animated series “Star Wars Resistance” for a fall 2019 premiere. The series follows Kazuda Xiono (“Kaz”), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Season one continues on SUNDAY, JAN. 13 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EST/PST), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. The mid-season one trailer for “Star Wars Resistance,” featuring a first look at a major villain from “The Force Awakens,” was released today on the Star Wars YouTube page.
Walmart’s exclusive TVC Mimban Stormtrooper is finally seeing some distribution thanks to them being in stock online, though at a pretty high markup.
Personal Note: Mine arrived today, and damn what a fine figure it is! Hopefully Hasbro and Disney are taking notes that great army builders like this should be packed heavily in basic assortments as opposed to being an exclusive. And just imagine how much better the TVC retail landscape would look if Wave One of TVC had two of these packed into each case instead of repacks of Rey and Jyn?
Last evening, I stopped by my local Walmart and naturally went into the toy section. The Star Wars scene at this store is essentially the same at every Walmart and Target in my area.
I love this hobby, but am so frustrated by the current direction of the merchandising. Almost every time I see people for the past year looking at Star Wars stuff, it ends the same way… with the potential buyer shaking their head and walking away.
So I decided to post a new rant in the forums and threw out some ideas on how Hasbro/Disney could potentially start making Star Wars toys that their retail partners can have more confidence in selling to the public again.
Check it out and share your thoughts here or in our forums by clicking on the image above.