“Action Figures: A Star Wars Story” Insider #189

Today, Star Wars Insider #189 hits newsstands and features an article that is exclusively about the lasting impact and nostalgia of the Kenner Star Wars action figure line. The article was written but Star Wars super-collector and author, Gus Lopez. In addition to the delight of seeing Star Wars action figures being written about in the Insider, I was very happy to able to contribute to this particular article by providing Gus some information and images about modern Star Wars action figures. "ONLY YOU CAN DECIDE...YOU, AND STAR WARS TOYS!" The article does a great job highlighting the journey vintage Star Wars action figures have made to becoming the highly valued line it is today. Gus charts not just the gems from the vintage era [...]

By |2019-04-29T23:19:51-07:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Star Wars Celebration, Vintage|Tags: , , |

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 3 – Hasbro Press Images

When it comes to celebrating Star Wars, there is no other event that can outdo the epic nature of Star Wars Celebrations. Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, from April 11th to April 15th, Lucasfilm and Disney brought in the biggest names from the Saga in addition to the 100’s of exhibitors, creators, vendors, fan groups, collectors and influences to share in the fun. Here we will chronicle our adventures each and every day of the mega-convention celebrating that galaxy far, far away. Day 3 - Hasbro Press Photos During the third day of Celebration Chicago, our friends at Hasbro sent over official Press Release and Images from Hasbro's Star Wars panel the previous day. HASBRO STAR WARS CELEBRATION REVEALS 2019 STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION JABBA’S TATOOINE SKIFF Vehicle (HASBRO/Approx. Retail Price: [...]

By |2019-04-29T21:33:58-07:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Star Wars Celebration, The Black Series, The Vintage Collection, The Vintage Collection 2|Tags: |

The Sandcrawler #73 – The Stevens Strikes Back

We are beyond grateful to Mac and Dan from The Sandcrawler for inviting us on the show this week to discuss the toys and reveals from Star Wars Celebration Chicago! Make sure to head on over to TheSandcrawler.net and subscribe to the show to get your steady dose of action figure therapy! It’s an XXL Sandcrawler this week!  With the sounds of Game 7 of the Leafs vs Bruins matchup in the background we continue our look at Star Wars Celebration Chicago.  Last week we geeked out over the Rise of Skywalker teaser and this week we welcome back our good buddy, Jake Stevens of From4-LomtoZuckuss.com, as he recaps his experiences at Celebration. Jake interviewed different members of Hasbro’s team and shares what they had [...]

By |2019-04-25T15:15:48-07:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Convention Coverage, Star Wars Celebration|Tags: |

Star Wars Celebration Day 3 – Hasbro Interview

When it comes to celebrating Star Wars, there is no other event that can outdo the epic nature of Star Wars Celebrations. Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, from April 11th to April 15th, Lucasfilm and Disney brought in the biggest names from the Saga in addition to the 100’s of exhibitors, creators, vendors, fan groups, collectors and influences to share in the fun. Here we will chronicle our adventures each and every day of the mega-convention celebrating that galaxy far, far away. Day 3 - Hasbro Interview On Saturday morning, the day after Hasbro's panel full of reveals, we were given 10 minutes with Patrick Schneider and Sam Smith who are both members of Hasbro's Star Wars Brand Team. Schneider is the Senior Manager of Global Brand Development & Marketing and Smith [...]

By |2019-04-23T10:12:35-07:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Convention Coverage, Star Wars Celebration|Tags: |

Star Wars Celebration Day 2 – Recap

When it comes to celebrating Star Wars, there is no other event that can outdo the epic nature of Star Wars Celebrations. Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, from April 11th to April 15th, Lucasfilm and Disney brought in the biggest names from the Saga in addition to the 100’s of exhibitors, creators, vendors, fan groups, collectors and influences to share in the fun. Here we will chronicle our adventures each and every day of the mega-convention celebrating that galaxy far, far away. Day Two - Panels and Booths The second day of the con kicked off with the Star Wars: Episode IX panel. Just like the last 2 Celebrations, the panel featured most of the cast of the movie and premiered the first teaser trailer. This time we added the additional reveal [...]

By |2019-04-23T09:25:10-07:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Convention Coverage, Galaxy's Edge, Hasbro Pulse, Star Wars Celebration|

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 2 – Hasbro Panel

When it comes to celebrating Star Wars, there is no other event that can outdo the epic nature of Star Wars Celebrations. Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, from April 11th to April 15th, Lucasfilm and Disney brought in the biggest names from the Saga in addition to the 100’s of exhibitors, creators, vendors, fan groups, collectors and influences to share in the fun. Here we will chronicle our adventures each and every day of the mega-convention celebrating that galaxy far, far away. Day Two – Hasbro Panel On the second day of the convention while fans everywhere were riding high on the debut of The Rise of Skywalker teaser, Hasbro held their Star Wars panel.There were some great packaging reveals  and the announcements for a series of exclusives were also made. New [...]

By |2019-04-19T15:29:03-07:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Convention Coverage, Star Wars Celebration, The Black Series, The Vintage Collection 2|Tags: |

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 – Recap

When it comes to celebrating Star Wars, there is no other event that can outdo the epic nature of Star Wars Celebrations. Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, from April 11th to April 15th, Lucasfilm and Disney brought in the biggest names from the Saga in addition to the 100’s of exhibitors, creators, vendors, fan groups, collectors and influences to share in the fun. Here we will chronicle our adventures each and every day of the mega-convention celebrating that galaxy far, far away. Day One – Show Floor After an early look at the Hasbro Booth, we ventured out into the rest of the show floor since the first day of Celebration Chicago did not play host to any panels or shows. Action Figures When it comes to Star Wars action figures, Celebrations never [...]

By |2019-04-19T08:52:23-07:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Action Figures, Convention Coverage, Star Wars Celebration|Tags: |

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 – Hasbro Booth

When it comes to celebrating Star Wars, there is no other event that can outdo the epic nature of Star Wars Celebrations. Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, from April 11th to April 15th, Lucasfilm and Disney brought in the biggest names from the Saga in addition to the 100's of exhibitors, creators, vendors, fan groups, collectors and influences to share in the fun. Here we will chronicle our adventures each and every day of the mega-convention celebrating that galaxy far, far away. Day One - Hasbro The first day of the show dedicated to the vendors and exhibitors as there were no panels or show content available that day outside of the show floor. Our first stop was a trip to the Hasbro booth and as well made [...]

New Galaxy of Adventures Checklist and Visual Guide

Welcome to the Galaxy of Adventures Checklist and Visual Guide your resource for all the information, checklists and reveals pertaining to Galaxy of Adventures figure line! Galaxy of Adventures is the latest 3 3/4" kid-centered line from Hasbro to feature 5POA (5 Points of Articulation). What sets this line apart is that each figure is packaged in a plastic tube that includes a mini-comic from Disney's graphic novel adaptations of the films and for the most part are all reissues of previously released figures. The major difference with these figures is that they have had their Force Link chips removed. Retail for a basic figure rose from $7.99 to $9.99 a piece. Hasbro in coordination with Lucasfilm launched the Galaxy of Adventures action figure line just as the series debuted online in [...]

By |2019-04-09T22:46:56-07:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Galaxy of Adventures|

Hasbro’s Star Wars Celebration Exclusive Details

We've received additional details from Hasbro about their upcoming 'Duel of the Fates" Star Wars Celebration Chicago exclusives. Both Black Series figures will retail for $24.99 and be available at additional conventions in the future. Press info is as follows: STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES DUEL OF THE FATES 6-INCH OBI-WAN KENOBI Figure (HASBRO/Age: 4 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 /Available at SWCC) Along with his master, QUI-GON JINN and QUEEN PADME AMIDALA, OBI-WAN KENOBI hopes to defend the planet of Naboo from invasion by the Trade Federation. As the battle rages between the Federation and the Gungan Grand Army on Naboo, young OBI-WAN finds himself locked in a vicious Lightsaber duel with the lethal Sith Lord, DARTH MAUL. Fans can imagine this moment and others from the STAR [...]

By |2019-04-08T20:11:49-07:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Episode 1, Star Wars Celebration, The Black Series|