Galaxy of Toys Podcast Episode #94: Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest 2021

Happy Friday! The Galaxy of Toys hosts return for a thorough breakdown of last Friday's Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest Livestream event. GOT MC Jason Luttrull is once again joined by Matt Fox, Ryan Beise, and Jake Stevens for an in-depth look at each of Hasbro's Black Series and Vintage Collection reveals. There were lots of reveals for the 3 3/4" line this time around so tune in to find out what these four lifelong 3 3/4" collectors think about the upcoming releases! On this episode, we talk about the Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest event that was streamed live on April 9, 2021.  We discuss the Star Wars presentation and give our thoughts on the TVC and Black Series reveals. Send comments and questions to galaxyoftoys@gmail.com

By |2021-04-15T22:43:57-07:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Galaxy of Toys, The Black Series, The Vintage Collection, The Vintage Collection 2|Tags: |

Hasbro’s Star Wars Brand Team Q&A – April 2021

We were once again happy to be able to sit down virtually with the Hasbro Star Wars Brand Team for a Q&A session about the reveals from last week's Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest. Jake joined his fellow podcasters and fan media site runners in the 40-minute session. You can watch the entire interview on your official YouTube channel linked below! We were especially happy this session as the brand team actually provided answers to all of our questions and to many of the others asked as well. There were three or four interview sessions held this morning and will we make to post them below as they are released in order to keep all collectors up [...]

By |2021-04-13T21:07:33-07:00April 13th, 2021|Categories: Interview, The Vintage Collection, The Vintage Collection 2|Tags: , |

Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest Press Release & Images

Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest has wrapped and hopefully, you were able to catch all of the highlights with us today as we posted fast and furious to our social channels throughout the 4+ hour event. We had a great time this morning and felt pretty happy that we came in 4th overall in the Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest Trivia! The events this morning tilted heavily on The Vintage Collection which was a pleasant surprise. Although not to be a downer by stating the facts, the reveals were 95% repaints/reissues with Blue Leader featuring just about the only new figure tooling. While his X-Wing is a very welcomed addition to the 3 3/4" line, the fact that it [...]

2021 TVC March Madness has begun!

Our friends at @SWTVC are currently running a March Madness bracket for The Vintage Collection line. Make sure to get in on the fun by voting each day of the month! By Finndor Moon 2021 TVC March Madness has begun!  Let's tell Hasbro what we want to see in The Vintage Collection. Throughout January, fans submitted their picks for their top 25 most-wanted all-new Vintage Collection figures to the @SWTVC page on Instagram and the Star Wars The Vintage Collection Facebook group. After tallying over 700 characters submitted, the top 64 were determined and seeded into this March Madness bracket.  All 64 are amazing choices that Hasbro needs to get into the line, but who should be first?  You can download a high-res version at [...]

By |2021-03-10T11:19:52-08:00March 10th, 2021|Categories: The Vintage Collection, The Vintage Collection 2|Tags: , |

Toy Anxiety: The State of Star Wars Toy Collecting

Jake once again had the absolute pleasure of appearing on the YouTube show and podcast Toy Anxiety hosted by fellow collectors Craig Goldberg, Abigail Gardner, Jacob Walsh, and Ryan Doell. With the hobby falling upon hard times for folks headed to the toy aisle these days, the hosts discuss the state of collecting, Toys R Us in its heyday, and some of the reveals from last week's Star Wars Fan Celebration announcements from Hasbro. Tune in and subscribe to Yes Have Some and Toy Anxiety to never miss out on the fun! The week, the gang is joined by Jake Stevens of From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com to talk about the current state of Star Wars toy collecting! Toy Anxiety LIVE! -2/24 #ghostbusters​​ #starwars​​ [...]

By |2021-03-01T22:05:31-08:00March 1st, 2021|Categories: The Black Series, The Vintage Collection|Tags: , |

More Fan Celebration Reveals

This past week Hasbro continued their Fan Celebration reveals by showing off the next member of The Bad Batch and two all-new Vintage Collection sculpts. Last Thursday, Wrecker was announced to be joining his clone brothers from the upcoming animated series which were revealed a few months ago. The next day on Friday, IG-11 from The Mandalorian and Bespin Lando Calrissian were finally shown off. Both of these figures were part of the pipeline reveals made a few weeks ago during Hasbro's last LiveStream event of 2021. Wrecker was made available for pre-order this past Friday but both TVC figures will be put up for presale in the future. Hasbro has provided us with their official press release information and photos. STAR WARS: THE BLACK [...]

Hasbro Star Wars Brand Team Interview – Feb ’21

Today we had the opportunity to sit down with members of Hasbro's Star Wars Brand Team, Patrick Schneider and Eric Franer. Jake was joined by our friend Dan Emmons of StarWarsCollector.com and fellow fan-media site contributors Jose from Endor System, @skeletonastronaut from Rebelscum, and Victoria from Victoria's Cantina. You can listen to the interview in podcast form by subscribing to The Sandcrawler on your favorite podcast feed. Or you can watch the video of the actual interview on our official YouTube channel as linked below!

By |2021-02-10T21:23:34-08:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Interview, The Black Series, The Vintage Collection|Tags: |

Fan First Friday Livestream Jan ’21 Press Release

Yesterday morning Hasbro Pulse held their "inaugural" Livestream event of 2021 on their official YouTube page. This Fan First Friday event revealed ten new items as well as showcasing three that were revealed yesterday on IGN. They also previewed a few figures in the works for both The Black Series and The Vintage Collection. We'll break down our thoughts about each of the reveals in a follow-up post. But in the meantime, the following are the official press release and images from today as provided to us by Hasbro: STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES LUCASFILM 50TH ANNIVERSARY 6-INCH QUI-GON JINN Figure (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2021) Commemorate the first 50 years of LUCASFILM with figures inspired by the STAR WARS prequel [...]

The Sandcrawler – Episode 107: Save The Black Series Junior

The Sandcrawler Podcast is back in 2021 with Episode #107! Join hosts Mike Tarkin and Dengar Dan as they torture Jake Stevens with his pet peeves and all three discuss some of the best Black Series and Vintage Collection figures released in 2020! Tune in and let us know your thoughts on the best figs of the last 12 months! It’s our first show of the new year! And after the year the world went through last year, it’s reason to celebrate! This week we catch up on new Star Wars finds (and other franchises) in I Wanted Everything and Jake asks the question But Where Did The Pins Go?  Getting the Din Djarin/The Child Build Up Pack was a pain for most collectors. How [...]

By |2021-01-24T20:01:34-08:00January 24th, 2021|Categories: The Black Series, The Sandcrawler, The Vintage Collection|

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|
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