Hasbro PulseCon Recap

Yesterday Hasbro's Star Wars brand panel provided a wealth of information and reveals and below you will find the cliff notes of all that was announced. The Vintage Collection Basic Figures Captain Rex (The Clone Wars) VC182 Fives (The Clone Wars) - Fall 2020 The Mandalorian (Beskar Armor) (The Mandalorian) Includes plastic cape Specialty Reissue Wave Anakin Skywalker (Peasant Disguise) (Attack of the Clones) - Spring 2021 Includes improved soft-goods & PhotoReal Battle Droid (The Phantom Menace) - Spring 2021 Updated weathering Deco Queen Amidala (The Phantom Menace) - Spring 2021 PhotoReal TIE Pilot (Return of the Jedi) - Spring 2021 Version taken from the TIE Fighter with improved deco Exclusives 501st Legion ARC Troopers Special Action Figure Set (Hasbro PulseCon) Incinerator Trooper (The Mandalorian) [...]

Hasbro PulseCon Press Release and Images

This morning Hasbro successfully began their first virtual convention, Hasbro PulseCon. The event began at 8 AM PST with fantasy gaming panels before transitioning to three consecutive Star Wars panels at 10:30 AM PST. The first panel hosted by members of Hasbro's design and marketing team as well a representation by LFL. During the panel, numerous Black Series and Vintage Collection figures were announced. Among them were a new wave of Archive figures, a new TVC reissue wave, a wave of Holiday Edition Black Series figures, few exclusive TBS and TVC figs, and a few non-exclusives. During the second panel, HasLab officially announced that the Razor Crest from The Mandalorian will be joining The Vintage Collection if it is successfully funded. This time, Hasbro [...]

Darth Revan’s Black Series Force FX Elite Lightsaber

This week we were treated to a special delivery from Hasbro in the form of a very long box! Finn, my 10-year-old, delivered it to my office had no idea what was inside but upon discovering it was Darth Revan's Force FX Elite lightsaber he began jumping around and begging we open it immediately. Coincidentally, we had started play Knights of the Old Republic on the original Xbox the night before. Now his excitement for something he didn't even know existed was justified as this saber is awesome! For a family who can swim in Blade Builder Sabers from the last 5 years, this was an incredible upgrade to our saber arsenal. If you are unfamiliar with this latest addition to The Black Series saber [...]

By |2020-09-24T22:23:19-07:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: The Black Series, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Mando Monday Press Release Pre-Orders

Today is the start of Lucasfilm's latest advertising campaign entitled Mando Mondays! After premiering last fall and quickly taking the world by storm, The Mandalorian — which took home seven awards last week during the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards — will return for its highly anticipated second season Friday, October 30, on Disney+. But first, fans will have access to select pre-orders on new products inspired by the hit Lucasfilm series. Disney and Lucasfilm today announced “Mando Mondays,” an all-new global consumer products, games, and publishing program kicking off on October 26, that will debut goods inspired by the show. After fans experience the latest episode every Friday on Disney+, they can visit MandoMondays.com each Monday to see what new toys, collectibles, apparel, books, comics, digital content, and more will [...]

By |2020-09-21T23:03:23-07:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: The Black Series, The Mandalorian, The Vintage Collection|Tags: , , , |

New Gaming Greats Figures – Revan & Nihilus Preorder

Today we received word from Hasbro that Gamestop's latest Gaming Greats figures went up for preorder. The two new exclusive Black Series figures include Jedi Knight Revan and Darth Nihilus. While Jedi Knight Revan has been knowing for some time now, Darth Nihilus was a surprise. The Gaming Greats continues to be a source for 6" collectors to obtain popular Expanded Universe AKA Legends characters. Darth Nihilus, like Darth Revan, has been released previously in the 3 3/4" scale but Jedi Knight Revan is exclusive now to the 6" line. This new Revan is also a repaint of Darth Revan which was released in The Black Series in 2016. You can preorder both figures at Gamestop.com and the links are below in Hasbro's press [...]

By |2020-09-09T22:15:13-07:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: The Black Series|Tags: , |

Galaxy of Toys Episode 89: We’re Gonna Be Broke!

The Galaxy of Toys Podcast is back from a month of Summer vacation to bring you all the reveals from Hasbro over the last few weeks. Tune in as host Jason Luttrull is joined by co-hosts Matt Fox (from the original This Week in Star Wars), Chris Moorehead (Emperor's Royal Guard Collector Esquire), Ryan Beise (MrByZ's Toy Reviews), Jayson Kreshbach (Yakface.com), and Jake Stevens (From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com) as they share in their recent pick-ups, break down Hasbro reveals and attempt to guess the next Star Wars HasLab! We have a lot of catching up to do. On this episode we discuss the summer Star Wars action figure reveals from Hasbro.

By |2020-09-01T21:17:15-07:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: Galaxy of Toys, Hasbro Pulse, HasLab, The Black Series, The Vintage Collection, The Vintage Collection 2|Tags: |

European Release of Cad Bane 2-Pack

What was originally intended to be European Convention exclusive, Cad Bane and TODO 360 can now be pre-ordered exclusively in European Countries. A Bane figure has been highly speculated about since the debut of the new packaging for the 6" line as what we now know is the brim of his hat could be seen on an adjoining figure. While this figure is set to be made available in the states in October, it is also rumored that it will appear in the general Black Series and without mostly likely TODO 360. We've received official images and press release info from Hasbro which is as follows: STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH CAD BANE AND TODO 360 Figure 2-Pack (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Available: Fall 2020) The STAR WARS: [...]

By |2020-08-26T20:19:29-07:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: The Black Series, The Clone Wars|Tags: |

Hasbro Press Release – Fan First Friday August 2020

Our friends at Hasbro have provided us the official images and press release for today's Fan First Friday Live Stream reveals. If you want to know a bit more about each reveal make sure to check out the previous post here. Now on with the good stuff: STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH HONDO OHNAKA Figure (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $12.99/Available:  Fall 2020) Featuring premium detail and design across multiple points of articulation inspired by STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE, this collectible STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH HONDO OHNAKA Figure makes a great gift for STAR WARS fans and collectors. Highly poseable with realistic detail, this figure features original Kenner branding and can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes [...]

Fan First Friday August 2020 Reveals

This morning Hasbro Pulse hosted there latest Fan First Friday Live Stream on Facebook. There were lots of reveals made during the stream and for fans of 3 3/4" line, it was full of surprises. While we anticipate an official press release from Hasbro later today, we've provided the highlights for your below. And if you didn't catch the live stream you can do so here! The Vintage Collection They began with The Vintage Collection by showing the video on the Smuggler's Run Millenium Falcon set coming exclusively from Target at the end of this month. This video debuted a few weeks ago online. Next, they revealed that the Hondo Ohnaka which is included with the Smuggler's Run Falcon will be carded individually in [...]

By |2020-08-21T17:50:34-07:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Rogue One, The Black Series, The Vintage Collection|Tags: , |

The Sandcrawler Episode #96 – Summertime Collecting Blues

The Sandcrawler Podcast returns for the mid-Summer action figure therapy you need to get you through the dog days! Join Mac, Dan and Jake as they break down the Hasbro releases and announcements from the past month! It has been AWHILE! We’re back after a lengthy break and there is a ton of Star Wars collecting news to catch up on. This week’s show notes are a necessity so be sure to click on the links below to keep up! Seattle Krakens join NHL (not Star Wars, we know) Star Wars movies pushed back in release schedule In “I Wanted Everything” Jake picks up the first wave of the kid-focused Mission Fleet, Dan adds to his Power of the Force collection including an awesome [...]

By |2020-07-29T22:01:06-07:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: HasLab, The Black Series, The Sandcrawler, The Vintage Collection, The Vintage Collection 2|
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