But Where Did the Pins Go?

If you are like a majority of the collectors out there, you have had a difficult time getting your hands on The Vintage Collection's Din Djarin with Child figure from Wal*Mart. This figure was put up for presale in the Fall of 2020 and sold out within minutes. Then in mid-January, a majority of these pre-sales were abruptly canceled by Wal*Mart. A day later this figure was reoffered online but this time as a bundle with an exclusive pin of The Child. Now ironically, those who re-ordered this figure in January, received it before those lucky few who ordered it back in October and never had their order canceled. Upon receipt of the new version with pin, many and dare we say most collectors did [...]

By |2021-01-23T12:01:59-08:00January 23rd, 2021|Categories: The Mandalorian, The Vintage Collection, The Vintage Collection 2|

Mando Mondays Press Release

This morning Lucasfilm launched their first official Mando Mondays with not only the debut of tons of new products based on The Mandolorian but staring many of the stars from the hit Disney+ series. Toy lines such as LEGO and Funko were represented by Hasbro stole the show with numerous releases. Each of the items previewed in the video went up for sale at 1 PM PST. On this particular Monday, Target, Wal*Mart, Amazon, and Hasbro Pulse/Shop Disney all had exclusives. In a surprising move, Hasbro chose to not make their latest Retro Collection line exclusive to any one retailer. Most items were easily found online with the exception of Target's exclusive item which is par for the course when it comes to their [...]

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 [...]

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: |

Fan Spotlight: Playset Ideas by Mike Rex

Now that Hasbro has shown a growing affinity for releasing playsets in The Vintage Collection line, our minds can not help but wonder what could lay in store for the future. So far since the return of the collector-focused Kenner package-inspired line we have received the following sets: Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna) Vehicle (HasLab Exclusive)* Jabba the Hutt Yak Face Jabba's Palace Adventure Set (Wal*Mart Exclusive) Han Solo (Carbonite) Ree Yees Carbon Freeze Chamber (Fan Channel Exclusive) Stormtrooper Tantive IV Rebel Fleet Trooper *yes is it labeled a vehicle but ain't nobody flying this around the room! Thanks to best selling writer and artist Mike Rex AKA Fangbone_Rex, as he has provided us some great food for thought. On the popular Star Wars [...]

By |2020-08-22T07:27:14-07:00August 22nd, 2020|Categories: Customs, The Vintage Collection 2|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 [...]

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|

Galaxy’s Edge Target Exclusive Hasbro Press Release

UPDATE 7/23/2020 -  Great News! It appears that the frustration seen across the internet from fans, sites and collectors about the issues with Target's Galaxy's Edge (and GI Joe Classified) pre-orders, Hasbro and Target have agreed to open the Smuggler's Run Falcon back up for orders this Friday! We received the update from Hasbro this morning: The Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Galaxy’s Edge Millennium Falcon Smuggler’s Run Vehicle will be available again for pre-order starting tomorrow, 7/24, at 10AM EST in limited quantities at Target. Following the pre-sale or shall we say pre-sale-outs of the Target exclusive Galaxy's Edge merchandise, we were provided with the official press images and information by Hasbro. These images give us a better look at what is new and not new about the [...]

By |2020-07-23T10:43:51-07:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Galaxy's Edge, The Black Series, The Vintage Collection, The Vintage Collection 2|Tags: |

Target’s Exclusive Galaxy’s Edge Merch

In the wee hours of the morning, Starwars.com released an announcement about Galaxy's Edge-themed merchandise coming to Target stores on August 30th. These exclusives include three different Hasbro items consisting of two 6" figures and one very large 3 3/4" vehicle. Rumored for many months now, Captain Cardinal and DJ-R3X will be joining The Black Series and after years of speculation and requests, the BMF aka the Legacy Falcon will be re-released with some upgrades to reflect the version found in the Disney Parks. As exciting as these sets are, the hype surrounding them quickly faded as many fans and collectors (mostly on the West Coast) were left a bit stunned as these items became available for pre-sale at 6 AM PST and sold-out [...]

By |2020-07-21T11:17:38-07:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Galaxy's Edge, The Black Series, The Vintage Collection, The Vintage Collection 2|

HasLab Sentinel Funds in 26 Hours!

In just under 26 hours, Hasbro's latest HasLab funded completely. The Marvel Legends collectors showed up in strides when it came to backing the $350 Sentinel which stands at 26" tall. The figure was limited to just five per person. Its body a towering, technological marvel, the Sentinel scans the world for its quarry, a searching light emanating from its chest, its glowing eyes a warning… and a threat. Programmed with only one objective, to destroy all mutant life on Earth, the Sentinel will not hesitate, will not falter, and will never ever stop hunting. Rising from the pages of Marvel comics, appearing in everything from cartoons to movies to video games, the Sentinel is as a monumental part of Marvel lore, an iconic [...]

By |2020-07-11T12:57:38-07:00July 11th, 2020|Categories: HasLab, The Vintage Collection 2|Tags: , |
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