Star Wars Celebration

Official HD Photos of Hasbro’s Star Wars Celebration Black Series Reveals

I spent the Easter weekend back home with the kids so my Star Wars Celebration covered sucked.  If you still need to get caught up, head over to Jediarchivetemple.com.  They were there and did an amazing job of keeping fans updated.  What I do have are some official HD photos of Hasbro’s reveals.  The list of their reveals are below.  To many fans disappointment, it looks like Luke and his Landspeeder are going to be a SDCC exclusive. (more…)

Spoilers: A New Hope 40th Anniversary Smuggler’s Bounty POP! Revealed

After revealing their Guardians of the Galaxy Collector Corps POP!, Funko is at it again.  Today, at Star Wars Celebration, they revealed the exclusive POP! that is in their upcoming A New Hope 40th Anniversary box.  After complaining about the Collector Corps POP!, Funko now has me eating crow.  This upcoming POP! is pretty awesome.  If you want to be surprised, read no further.  If you read on and decide you want this box you have until May 15th to sign up.   (more…)

More Star Wars: Force of Destiny Figures Revealed

We just did a post on Disney and Lucasfilm’s announcement of Star Wars: Force of Destiny, and now we have more pictures of the new action figures based on the series.   Jedi Temple Archives shared images from the floor, giving us a look at the new additions, Luke and Yoda from Empire Strikes Back and Princess Liea and Wicket for Return of the Jedi. (more…)

Disney and Lucasfilm Announce Forces of Destiny

Star Wars Celebration is in full swing and there are already huge announcements.

Disney and Lucasfilm today announced Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a new initiative celebrating the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from across the Star Wars universe. An original series of animated shorts (each 2-3 minutes in length) will explore exciting, all new adventures of key characters including Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and others, ahead of books and a TV special later in the year. The stories will also be supported by a line of toys from Hasbro, including new ‘Adventure Figures’ – a fusion between traditional dolls and action figures, creating a whole new way to play Star Wars.

Star Wars Forces of Destiny will also be supported by global product extensions, such as books, apparel, bedding, and toys – including the new line of ‘Adventure Figures’ created by Hasbro, which bridges the gap between traditional action figures and dolls. Each individually designed figure features dynamic action, like Rey swinging her lightsaber, along with multiple points of articulation to help recreate the characters’ adventures and heroic moments with different poses.

“From Princess Leia to Sabine Wren, Star Wars heroines are unique, and we wanted to represent that in the product line for Star Wars Forces of Destiny,” said Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “The result is the creation of our new ‘Adventure Figures’ that celebrate the power and stories of these incredible characters and allow kids to recreate their most heroic moments at home.”

The 11-inch figures will depict characters including Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, plus loveable sidekicks and epic villains like BB-8, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren and many more. Hasbro is also rolling out Star Wars Forces of Destiny role play and accessories—from Rey’s Extendable Staff, to a new, electronic Jedi Power Lightsaber toy, which are part of the Star Wars Bladebuilders system.

You can read the whole announcement here.  Its like Star Wars meets Barbie.  I have a feeling collectors and little girls alike will be picking these up.

Star Wars Black Series: Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder Revealed

Luke Skywalker is all set to head down to Tosche Station for a rendezvous with Biggs, Windy, Deak, and Fixer in this exclusive first look at the latest addition to Hasbro’s premium Black Series line. The young moisture farmer can cruise the dunes of the twin-sunned planet in his X-34 landspeeder.

Yahoo Movies has the full scoop, so check out the store HERE. It is priced the same as yesterday’s set at $60.00 USD, but you also get a reconfigured Farmboy Luke, now with a new hat, a rifle,  and possibly new head sculpt.   Check out the pictures and look for more reveals from Hasbro at Star Wars Celebration this weekend! (more…)