Toy Story 4’s Kenner Cameo

On an outing to catch Disney's latest animated film adaptation, Dumbo, with the kids, we new to keep a very special eye out in case the latest Toy Story 4 trailer played. We give full credit to the eagle-eyed Dan The Pixar Fan and the numerous folks that gave us the heads up on this cameo. As That Junkman points out, the appearance of two Kenner action figures happens at time-code 1:38 in the trailer which is yet another Star Wars nod. For those well-versed in the vintage line, there is no mistaking the white hear and brown cape of a Kenner Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi. And as for his "friend", could the inclusion of a Kenner Walrus Man be foreshadowing as to what type of establishment [...]

By |2019-03-30T18:30:19-07:00March 30th, 2019|Categories: Vintage|Tags: , |

The Barge Has Now Officially Sailed Off

This afternoon, Pacific Standard Time, the crowdfunded Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna) and new centerpiece of The Vintage Collection, went on sale on eBay for international collectors. Four-hundred Barges were put up for Buy It Now and within 9 minutes and 52 seconds, they were completely sold through. Even more impressive is that over 300 of them were sold in the first 2 minutes. Now that what we believe to be the remaining Barges that were produced have been sold, we are now free to guesstimate how many over all Barges were produced by Hasbro. We know Hasbro stated no more than 10,000 were produced. We know 8,810 were crowdfunded by American and Canadian collectors. And now we know that 400 were sold internationally. So [...]

By |2019-03-28T13:22:37-07:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: The Vintage Collection 2|Tags: |

Celebration Exhibitor Lotteries has opened their exhibitor lotteries for those who have already purchased tickets to Celebration Chicago. To enter the lottery for Hasbro, LEGO and/or Funko, fans must enter a virtual queue for the chance to purchase the convention exclusives individually. You can learn more about the Hasbro exclusives from our Hasbro press release. Fans have until 11:59 PM, April 3rd to enter to win a spot. Once you have entered you will receive a confirmation email. With 4,000 shopping opportunities and we are assuming Hasbro will allow 2 or 3 per person, there is a good chance 15,000 sets of Maul and Obi-Wan were created.     Funko and LEGO have a history of allowing just one of each item to be sold [...]

By |2019-03-27T21:16:35-07:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Convention Coverage, Episode 1, The Black Series|

International Barge Availability Update

Hasbro has passed along the following update to us about this week's international release date: We wanted to share a quick update that limited quantities of Hasbro’s The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge will be available to purchase here on Thursday, 3/28, at 3PM EST (7PM GMT). Please note, orders of more than 1 Barge or any orders with a US or Canadian shipping address will not be processed. We still have not heard back regarding the cost of shipping internationally but this does essentially answer the number each country will be allowed as it appears with one per person it will be a free-for-all among the collectors from the 13 eligible countries. Good luck to all who are wanting to add this piece to your collections. [...]

By |2019-03-26T15:29:14-07:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: The Vintage Collection 2|

ECCC 2019 Wrap Up Coverage

With ECCC now a week behind us, we've finally had time to properly process this year's experience. As always, we view conventions through mostly Star Wars-tinted glasses and this year was a doozy. We, of course, have already indicated the massive amount of Star Wars opportunities at this year's show in our annual Guide to Star Wars at Emerald City Comic Con. What we forgot to mention was the incredible collaboration by the many costuming groups in the Seattle area. Star Wars: The Ultimate Experience was put on as a fundraiser for Seattle Children's Hospital and a great experience indeed for fans of any part of the Saga! For a quick tour of the exhibit, check out the video below:   A great feature about any [...]

By |2019-03-25T21:25:48-07:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Comic Cons, Convention Coverage|Tags: , , |

Jabba’s Barge International Release Date

Hasbro has reached out to us to let us know that The Khetanna (Jabba's luxury barge of choice) will be available in 13 countries/territories outside of the US and Canada on March 28th! It will be sold via Hasbro Pulse's new eBay page for $499.99 US with free shipping. As promised, Hasbro’s Star Wars The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge will be available beyond the US & Canada, in Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, and the UK. Limited quantities will be available to purchase here on Thursday, 3/28. We are delighted to see many international collectors being given the opportunity to add this amazing piece to their collections but we are concerned about the number of barges that [...]

By |2019-03-22T13:05:19-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Hasbro Pulse, The Vintage Collection 2|Tags: |

Washington State Toy Show

This weekend one of the best toy shows in the Pacific Northwest returns! The Washington State Toy Show, previously the Pierce County Toy and Geek Fest, will be taking place this Saturday, March 23rd, in Puyallup, Washington. The last time this show was held, we made three trips to the car with bags full of vintage and modern figures and collectibles. This time, the show has expanded to over 140 sold out tables and with many Washington State Summer Con vendors attending, it is sure to outdo the last show. Come join us this Saturday at the Washington State Toy Show at the Fair in Puyallup for the biggest toy show in the area.  Vintage and Modern Toys sold with over 100 Vendors featured at 140+ tables.  Toys, Action [...]

By |2019-03-20T23:28:51-07:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: toy show|Tags: , |

Hasbro’s ESB Fan Vote Numbers

Yesterday, Hasbro Pulse on their Instagram page released the percentage breakdown for their recent 40th Anniversary Fan Vote for The Empire Strikes Back. The vote, which was initially hosted here and at other fan sites, came down to Luke and Wedge on the final vote and as we can now see the winner just barely edged ahead. View this post on Instagram How close was our fan vote? Tighter than Beggar’s Canyon – and just like back then, Luke threaded the Stone Needle and came out on top! Thank you for voting! A post shared by Hasbro Pulse (@hasbropulse) on Mar 19, 2019 at 6:03am PDT Now some of these results were interesting while others were predictable. The Hoth Rebel Trooper and Lobot had a huge following [...]

By |2019-03-20T13:56:50-07:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: The Black Series, The Empire Strikes Back|Tags: |

ECCC Star Wars Rebels Panel with Hera & Obi-Wan

On Friday at Emerald City Comic Con, James Arnold Taylor and Vanessa Marshall entertained fans with stories and voices during their mainstage panel "Star Wars Rebels". The voice actors shared stories from their work on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Marshall who plays Rebel Hera Syndulla in Rebels and Star Wars: Forces of Destiny and Taylor, who has now played Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi for eighteen years, in Star Wars: Clone Wars and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, recounted stories from their work history on numerous show and films and took questions from the audience. We were front and center for the show, which you can listen to in its entirety right here: Before the panel, we visited the autograph at [...]

By |2019-03-16T00:29:59-07:00March 16th, 2019|Categories: Comic Cons, Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars|

Luke Skywalker (Dagobah) Wins Hasbro Pulse Poll

Hasbro has reached out to us to let us know the winner of their Instagram Black Series Fan Vote: We are thrilled to announce the results of the Star Wars: The Black Series 6-Inch figure Fan Vote, in celebration of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary. The winner is Luke Skywalker (Dagobah)! Despite Wedge and Lobot showing strong numbers in both the fan site vote and at different stages in the final vote, Luke was declared the winner by Hasbro. We have reason to believe Wedge is currently in the works and headed to The Black Series line sooner than later so this will give the Star Wars sculptors something new to work on and release in 12-18 months. View this post on Instagram WE. HAVE. A. [...]

By |2019-03-14T22:55:17-07:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: The Black Series, The Empire Strikes Back|
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