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 [...]
We are excited to announce our participation in the next Hasbro Fan Vote. Starting today and continuing through next week we will be running a poll for collectors and fans to cast their vote on who the next Black Series figure they would like to see join Archive Collection. The rules of the fan vote as supplied to us by Hasbro as follows: Fans can vote on any character that has been featured in the Hasbro Star Wars: The Black Series Line to be made as a refresh with photoreal deco (if applicable) and put into our Black Series Archive line. This would need to be a figure that Hasbro has created for the Black Series line in the past (no new figures) Must be able [...]
In 2013, Hasbro made the decision to create a collector focused scale of super-articulated 6" figures. This Black Series line of figures became very popular with collectors who were used to super-detailed and highly posable figures from The Vintage Collection 3 3/4" line. This line which has grown exponentially with each year was not the first time Hasbro attempted a 6" line. During the Power of the Jedi line, which followed the highly overproduced Episode I line of figures, Hasbro debuted the extremely short-lived "Mega" action figure line. This line featured just three figures which had action features and sculpts which featured limited points of articulation. In 2015 with the release of The Force Awakens a third 6" toy line was introduced but this time, these [...]
Happy Star Wars: Fan Celebration Day! Hasbro has asked us to join in the fun and celebrate this day by letting us reveal the next figure to be added to the popular Black Series Carbonized Collection; Boba Fett! This figure, much like many of the others coming this year, pays tribute to the 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. The metallic finish on this figure and packaging looks fantastic and with The Mandolorian Carbonized figure still averaging nearly double his retail, we believe this one will be just as not and if not more. This figure is available now for pre-order in the sites listed in the press release below! Hurry up and don't miss out on this bounty! STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CARBONIZED [...]
For collectors who are on Instagram, now is the time to be checking in on Hasbro Pulse each day as they are giving away toys to a fan daily. The giveaways began on Wednesday and will continue through next Thursday. The list of giveaways is listed below and Star Wars toys fill four of the ten slots! All you are required to do each day to enter is post the hashtag #HasbroPulse100kFansGiveaway in the comments of the daily post. Good luck all and if you win, let us know!
While school is out in many places around the country and world, we are finding new ways to entertain ourselves. Jake (a middle school teacher) and his 13-year-old daughter/student Evelyn decided to make a quick little unboxing video for the entertainment of their middle school while kids are home this week. Jake attempts to show off some of his recent pick-ups and unbox a Black Series Mandalorian figure. We have already heard from some, young and old, who are interested in uniquely unboxing their own Star Wars collectible, if you decide to, make sure to share it with us and we'll share, repost and/or retweet it. In the meantime, stay home if you can, stay safe and keep those hands clean!
Hasbro yesterday as little Valentine's Day reveal showed off a new feature with the upcoming Zorii Bliss figure. The Black Series figure which is set to ship from Hasbro Pulse next month will include a removable visor to allow her to have her heart-to-heart with Poe. This figure is being released much later than her 3 3/4" figure and is one of the few figures from The Rise of Skywalker left that have been announced from Episode IX. We hope more figures can join her from the final chapter but according to Hasbro's Investor's call last week, they have yet to renew their Star Wars license which expires this year so things may be slow with announcements until then. View this post on Instagram Attention #StarWars [...]
With New York Toy Fair just three weeks away, it's that time of year where folks begin speculating about what we can expect to be revealed at the annual toy event. Now before you go too deep into the wishing well of 2020, we thought we'd remind you of what has been officially announced to date and what Hasbro has planned for the reset of this year. The Vintage Collection April VC45 Clone Trooper (PhotoReal Reissue) VC 164 Cara Dume VC165 Remnant Stormtrooper VC166 The Mandalorian Now with the success of The Mandalorian, of course, it only makes sense that each of these figures is released this year. Now while the Clone Trooper may feel out of place, you never know what familiar faces from [...]
For Star Wars action figure collectors, 2019 will be a year that will stand out and be talked about for years to come. The final year of this decade has been an unusual one in the world of figure collecting. It has provided us historic toys while also altering 40-year-old traditions and the combination of the two has us entering a new decade uncertain about the future of the hobby, especially when it comes to certain scales. We'll begin our year in review by the various figure scales Hasbro now supports. By the Numbers When it comes to the numbers, there were about 200 figures released throughout 2019 and as you can see 3 3/4" figures outnumbered the amount of 6" figures released. The breakdown [...]
With yesterday's World Premiere from the "blue" carpet in Hollywood, The Rise of Skywalker has finally been released onto the world. While we await the public release of the film this Thursday, December 19th, we thought we would take a minute and highlight the figures released from the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga. For Episode IX, Hasbro chose, for the first time in 40-years, not to create a dedicated line for the latest Star Wars film. Because of this, fans have seen a drastic reduction in the number of figures available at the release of a new film. Hasbro has mentioned that they have had to hold up to 75% of their product back from retailers until after the film debut due to their spoiler nature. With just [...]