Christmas 1983 was a very memorable one! That Christmas was not only full of loads of Star Wars gifts from Santa and my folks but it was the year I received one of my most played with toys ever. The Millennium Falcon finally landed at my house courtesy of the big fat man in the red suit. This toy would smuggle countless figures in its secret cargo hold, blast Imperials out of the sky with its gunner turret and enter into Hyperspace on a daily basis for years to come. The collecting bug had bit years before, but Return of the Jedi was when it really took off. Now 32 years later, I'm sure 7-year-old Jake would not be shocked to learn that every last Star Wars [...]
While we are basking in the joy and euphoria that is The Force Awakens we'd like to take a moment between viewings to wish you all a Merry Christmas! We'd also like to thank Hasbro and Hunter PR for their generous #ChooseLightSide boxes throughout the year! Hasbro products have brought us happiness for well over three decades now and we are happy to pass it on to the next generation as well! Until next Christmas when we head to the theaters again, May the Figures be with you!
With just one day left until the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens we are beyond excited to learn which Hasbro vehicles, build-a-weapons and characters will actually have screen-time in Episode VII. In just over 24 hours fans and collectors will be able to begin creating accurate displays, dioramas and new ways of organizing their figures (Jakku, Starkiller Base, etc.)! Like many of you we'll be seeing the film with some great collectors and friends and the Force in Seattle is so strong that SARLACC even had premiere t-shirts made! The great thing about collecting during a movie year is that there is typically a steady stream of figures to hunt for and especially during the holidays. We like many others on the West Coast are actively looking for [...]
The hosts of Galaxy of Toys Podcast get together to discuss leaked figure photos, cease and desist orders and all things The Force Awakens related! Check out Episode 52 (which is spoiler free) while waiting for this real show to begin later this week! For a full list of Galaxy of Toys Podcast episodes. Until the Force awakens in us all, May the Figures be with you!
With just a few days left before The Force Awakens debuts in theaters, it makes perfect sense that Hasbro toys are popping up in the media in various places. On November 23rd, Jimmy Kimmel Live featured an entire special dedicated to The Force Awakens. During an interview with director JJ Abrams, Kimmel showed off two custom figures he made for the occasion: JJ as Han Solo and Jimmy as Princess Leia. Last night on Saturday Night Live, the sketch comedy show took Star Wars action figures to another level by making their own Hasbro commercial emphasizing the toys are not just meant for children. To see the commercial sketch head to our Facebook page where we have uploaded the entire skit. Update - [...]
This past week has been full of surprises when it comes to The Force Awakens action figure line. Not only did JediDefender.com on their Twitter scoop a bunch of figures released on Amazon Canada a few days ago but as of yesterday morning some of these unannounced figures were found at retail in the US. Spoiler Alert Warning - some of the figures below were most likely meant to be released after next week's TFA debut as some do include what many (including ourselves) consider to be movie spoilers. Build-a-Weapon - Wave 3 Desert Captain Rex Finn (FN-2187) Unkar Plutt Forest Han Solo Hassk Thug Rey (Resistance Outfit) Armor-Up - Wave 2 Desert Finn (FN-2187) Space First Order TIE [...]
Empire Magazine last week announced that their current Star Wars centered issue will feature a limited edition action figure edition. The Force is strong with Empire this week. You'll have seen our six world exclusive Star Wars: The Force Awakens covers by now and all six 3D covers – Rey and BB-8, Finn, Kylo Ren, Poe Dameron, Captain Phasma and Han Solo and Chewbacca – go on sale November 26. But if that wasn't enough, there is also an extremely Limited Edition special issue, for dedicated Star Wars fans only. Partnering up with Hasbro, we've included an official action figure of Kylo Ren with certainForce Awakens issues. Only 4,500 copies of this special issue will be printed, making it an instant collector's item. We have [...]
With yesterday's announcement of the upcoming new Disney Droid Factory Astromech figure R2-H15 coming next week, we have updated our Droid Factory Build-a-Droid Guide. Star Wars Droid Factory “Exclusives” At Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015, Disney revealed their plans for exclusive Droid Factory figures. These figures come pre-assembled and are completely compatible with all other BADs. R2-D60 (May 2015) R2-D60 is unlike any other Astromech in the galaxy. As a spy for the Rebel Alliance, R2-D60 lives on Coruscant and serves different members of the Imperial Senate. His droid build is similar to other classic R-series droids, but features a frosted R2-style dome and a silver metallic paint finish. Join R2-D60 on his adventure across the galaxy. May the Force be with You...and your Droids! The [...]
When Marvel reacquired the comic publishing license from Dark Horse Comics to print comic books they wasted no time creating new canonical stories each month. Marvel quickly tapped the talent of John Tyler Christopher to produce a series of Action Figure Variant Covers for many of their first issues and as well for their flagship Star Wars ongoing series. Star Wars Ongoing Series; January 2015 #1 Luke Skywalker Courtesy of johntylerchristopher.com #1 Luke Skywalker Black & White [Diamond’s C2E2 2015 Exclusive] #2 Han Solo #3 Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi #4 Chewbacca #4 Boba Fett [JohnTylerChristopher.com Exclusive] #5 See-Threepio (C-3PO) #6 Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) #7 Stormtrooper #7 Boba Fett Black & White [JohnTylerChristopher.com Exclusive] #8 Tusken Raider #9 Star Destroyer Commander #10 Jawa #11 Luke Skywalkwer: X-Wing Pilot [...]
Unlike movie-based lines of the Prequel Era, The Force Awakens line seems to be offering up a fair amount of figures reissued from previous lines. Yakface.com confirms (via BB-8 News Facebook page )what we discussed on the last Galaxy of Toys Podcast; that a Slave 1 with Boba Fett will be coming in TFA packaging. Another set of reissues that appear to be coming are two Epic Battles Toys 'R' Us exclusives. The 6-pack sets appear to be themed by trilogies and offer figures that save for Qui-Gon appear to all be 5 POA reissues from the last few lines. This reveal also comes from a Facebook page. When and if these will be released stateside is still unknown. How many more reissued sets or figures [...]