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The Vintage Collection Mos Eisley Cantina HasLab

This past Friday, Hasbro finally announced their highly anticipated next HasLab for The Vintage Collection. The Mos Eisley Cantina which was leaked, by Hasbro Pulse prior to its announcement, includes three figures in its offering with three more included in its tiers. A unique feature about this crowdfund campaign is that it includes two different offerings, a base and a deluxe. Now for figure collectors, it should be noted that Wuher and the Tonnika twins are 100% exclusive to this HasLab and will not be reissued on the TVC proper line. Also it has been confirmed by Steve Evans, head of the Star Wars Brand Team, that the tiered figures could get reissued in the line on different cardbacks BUT only if they are funded. [...]

By |2024-06-11T14:39:47-07:00June 11th, 2024|Categories: A New Hope, HasLab, The Vintage Collection|Tags: |

Galaxy of Toys – Episode 118: The Next HasLab

With the leak of the Mos Eisley Cantina HasLab by Hasbro Pulse, the hosts of Galaxy of Toys just needed to chat about it. Also included in this episode are the reactions and thoughts about reveals from the May 3rd Hasbro Pulse FanStream. Tune in to continue the decade-plus conversation with Jay, Ryan, Matt, and Jake! We're back to discuss May the 4th reveals from Hasbro as well as chat about the leaked Star Wars Haslab photos.

By |2024-06-04T14:32:07-07:00June 4th, 2024|Categories: Galaxy of Toys, HasLab, Holiday|

The State of the Cantina Address

It has been nearly 47 years since the infamous cantina in a certain wretched hive of scum and villainy made its debut. From the beginning, Kenner embraced the scene and created not one but two playsets based on the watering-hole and close to a dozen figures to populate it within the first few years.  The Mos Eisley Cantina, also known as Chalmun’s Spaceport Cantina, and its patrons have been a work-in-progress for Kenner and then Hasbro across many of their action figure lines. It seems that barely a year will go by without a new offering, update or reissue of a Cantina-inspired item and despite the unending attention, there are still dozens of Cantina characters that have yet to be made.  In this article, [...]

By |2024-05-08T23:14:12-07:00May 8th, 2024|Categories: A New Hope, Checklists, The Parking Lot|

Midnight Madness by Cardboard Galaxy

Two amazing things occurred this week! Firstly, Bobb from Cardboard Galaxy completely flattered us by sending us his most recent diorama creation which features the epic May night in 1999 aka Midnight Madness! The second thing was actually how many memories this diorama unlocked for me from that night! Now for those who did not experience the very first Midnight Madness, it was the official Lucasfilm release date (May 3rd) for all Episode I merchandise in which Toys 'R' Us opened at midnight with the moniker Midnight Madness. We wrote in-depth about this night and reached out to fellow collectors 5 years ago for the 20th anniversary and you can read all about it here. Cardboard Galaxy did such a nice job recreating the look [...]

By |2024-05-04T06:00:42-07:00May 4th, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

What if…The Hasbro Star Wars: Ahsoka Figure Line of Our Dreams

As a collector who has been all in on Star Wars 3 3/4" action figures since the early '80s, I find myself getting nostalgic for some of the action figure lines of the past. The Power of the Force 2 line was a standout when it came to character selection, creatures, and vehicle scales. The Clone Wars line continued this tradition a decade later for the first three years of the animated series. As someone who was raised in a time where toys where meant to be enjoyed as a continuation of a property (as opposed to modern lines where toys are made to be collected), I long for the massive world building qualities of past lines. To that end, I have created my dream [...]

By |2024-04-12T13:55:05-07:00April 12th, 2024|Categories: Ahsoka|Tags: |

Galaxy of Toys – Episode 117: Imperial March in April

After a long Winter break, the hosts of Galaxy of Toys are back with a new episode all about the reveals and livestreams from Hasbro's Star Wars Imperial March campaign. Join Jason, Ryan, Matt, Chris and Jake for additional speculation on the next HasLab as well! We're back after a long break.  On this episode we discuss Hasbro's Imperial March reveals and speculate on what might be the next Haslab TVC Star Wars campaign.

By |2024-04-12T13:16:19-07:00April 12th, 2024|Categories: HasLab, The Vintage Collection|

Mandalorian Nite Owl Exclusive

Today Hasbro announced that a female Nite Owl will be joining Bo-Katan's crew in The Black Series. This nameless Mandalorian repaint of Koska Reeves will be available for pre-order next month during Wal*Mart's Collector Con. The official Hasbro press release is as follows: STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES MANDALORIAN NITE OWL         (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 / Available: Summer 2024) STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this 6-inch STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES MANDALORIAN NITE OWL figure, inspired by the character’s appearance in season 3 of STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN. A group of mostly female Mandalorian warriors spearheaded by Bo-Katan Kryze, the Nite Owls joined forces with Children of the Watch to reclaim Mandalore. Fans and collectors can [...]

By |2024-02-28T15:25:18-08:00February 28th, 2024|Categories: The Black Series, The Mandalorian|

Hasbro Pulse Star Wars Fanstream Jan ’24 Reveals

Today Hasbro announced, in their first FanStream of the year, a handful of TVC and TBS figures including multiple pipelined figures as well. If you missed the stream, you can watch here: Of the numerous reveals, we are excited for Cobb Vanth to finally find a place in TVC and the Amazon multipack featuring Ahsoka and her droids. The Retro collection reveals of Episodes II and III were exciting as well but we hoped for solid waves for each film. It would not feel right if we did not express our disappointment with the rerelease of so many figures we have already and the lack of new figures from Ahsoka, Andor, The Book of Boba Fett, The Bad Batch and Obi-Wan Kenobi shows. With The [...]

By |2024-01-23T12:20:46-08:00January 23rd, 2024|Categories: The Bad Batch, The Black Series, The Vintage Collection|Tags: |

Gift of the Galaxy Celebrates the Prequels!

This morning as part of Star Wars Gift of the Galaxy product program, Hasbro announced three new action figure sets. With 2024 being the 25th anniversary of the Prequel Trilogy, all of these sets slated for next year are PT focused. While the only Vintage Collection entry this week looks amazing, some have become frustrated over the pricing of this deluxe figure. The last time a super-articulated Jango was released in TVC (1) it retailed for $8-9 making this release 12 years later a 300% increase with just as many accessories. On the flip side, the Retro Collection comes in priced at a cool $60 for 6 figures, which returns the line to the 10-dollar-price-point. Hasbro has provided us with official images and press release [...]

By |2023-12-12T20:06:24-08:00December 12th, 2023|Categories: Episode 1, Episode VII, Retro Collection, The Black Series, The Vintage Collection|

1027 Pulse Event Reveals

This past Friday, Hasbro celebrated its 3rd 1027 Event with an exclusive Hasbro Pulse Premium Member online reveal. Most of the Hasbro brands were featured in the Livestream and the Star Wars team put forth three items which are all up for preorder today. Hasbro labeled this grouping of reveals as: "Heroes Across all Eras of the Star Wars Galaxy". Its worth nothing that Cassian features new face-printing and Paz is simply a refresh of packaging. Hasbro has provided us with their official images and press release information below: STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES PAZ VIZSLA (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 / Available: Spring 2024) STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6-inch STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES [...]

By |2023-10-30T12:52:23-07:00October 30th, 2023|Categories: The Black Series, The Vintage Collection|
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