Hasbro Pulse Exclusives Press Release

This morning Hasbro through a handful of media partners announced three new sets that will be available for collectors in September. Screenrant announced a 6" Kenner-inspired addition to The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Collection line, The Wampa. This set is the first of its kind as it features Black Series action figures on the packaging to truly mimic the vintage Kenner release. Typically Black Series figures either use the black line art of Gregory Titus or the vintage card back images. The next release came via Cnet.com who debuted the lastest Special Action Figure Set for The Vintage Collection. This Clone Wars based three-pack includes members of the 501st Legion, Echo, Jesse and Fives. Each of these figures was featured extensively throughout The [...]

By |2020-07-20T22:45:37-07:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: 40th Anniversary Collection, The Black Series, The Clone Wars, The Empire Strikes Back|Tags: |

Fan First Monday Press Release & Images

Yesterday, Hasbro live-streamed their first-ever Fan First Monday event (you can watch it here). The event revealed products for both The Black Series and The Vintage Collection. It is assumed that these would be some of the announcements that were originally set for San Diego Comic-Con this year but due to its cancelation, Hasbro is revealing them online. It was discussed during the stream that exclusives intended for the event are still being worked out in regards to their release. Hasbro is continuing to support the 40th Anniversary of Episode V in both their scales and the much-rumored Bespin playset made its official debut. Now as rumored, this set requires two playsets to make the whole Carbon Freeze Chamber and preorders for this set and [...]

The #RetroRedo Challenge! – UPDATE

UPDATE - Inspired by our good friend Jayson over at Yakface - we are expanding the contest to include redos or new variations of the front of the box as well! See contest and examples down below! Over the past month, the Retro Collection wave of The Empire Strikes Back figures (which currently are Wal*Mart exclusives) have arrived at many stores and mailboxes across the country. The six figures in the wave, which include near-Kenner replicas of Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker (Bespin), Yoda, Lando Calrissian, Han Solo (Hoth) and Leia (Hoth), have become highly sought after not just for their nostalgia factor but also due to the poor quality online orders are arriving in and lack of any other new 3 3/4" figures currently on the [...]

By |2020-06-06T09:43:29-07:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: 40th Anniversary Collection, Retro Collection, The Empire Strikes Back|Tags: |

The Wal*Mart Dilemma

This past week many collectors across the country have begun to find in stores and/or be delivered their Wal*Mart preorders of the exclusive Retro Collection wave two based on The Empire Strikes Back. For those finding them in stores, it appears only some Wal*Marts are placing these on pegs as many have chosen to simply stack them on the shelves. Regardless of the stocking of these figures they both appear to both be generally mint when found in stores and unfortunately for many to disappear from shelves fairly quickly. Stores appear to be getting one or two cases of the figures in this initial release. The card backs on these figures are much thinner than their true vintage counterparts and are very susceptible to arching [...]

By |2020-05-24T16:56:54-07:00May 24th, 2020|Categories: 40th Anniversary Collection, Retro Collection, The Empire Strikes Back|

Hasbro Star Wars Brand Team Zoom Q&A Session

This morning we had the privilege to speak with the Hasbro Star Wars Brand Team via a Zoom conferencing video call in an exclusive Q&A session. We spoke with Patrick Schneider (marketing) and Eric Frane (design) and were joined by the good folks at Star Wars Figuren, Toy Shiz, Planete Star Wars, and Coffee with Kenobi. Make sure to check them out for potential coverage of today’s session. We have transcribed our interview answers for you below and make sure to let the brand team know your thoughts by commenting on our socials. From4-LOMtoZuckuss – It is becoming clear that 2020 will be a transition year in many ways for Hasbro’s Star Wars line due to brand team changes, a renewal of the Star Wars [...]

By |2020-05-06T13:41:56-07:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: 40th Anniversary Collection, The Black Series, The Vintage Collection|Tags: |

Fan First Friday 2020 Press Release and Images

Happy May the 4th Eve! This weekend has started with a bang with Hasbro's Fan First Friday Livestream Event which resulted in quite a few Black Series reveals and a Vintage Collection reveal as well. Most of the figures announced went up for pre-sale on Friday but a few associated with Hasbro were delayed until Saturday where Hasbro Pulse hosted the initial offering for Amazon. We are very excited about many of these releases which you can learn more about in the official press release info and images below. Now Hasbro has hinted that tomorrow there may be more revealed so keep your eyes posted to social tomorrow in between your May the 4th viewings and celebrations! We are preparing to spend the day saying [...]

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