With San Diego Comic Con just a few days away we have received our time slot for a ten minute interview with Hasbro’s Star Wars Brand Team. If there are questions you have about their Star Wars toy lines please let us know and we’d be happy to ask Hasbro for you! Please contact via the usual channels below:
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Now one unique thing about Hasbro’s solicitation for interviews this time is that is it did not include the all too common ban or stipulation about The Force Awakens questions. This is of course not confirmation that TFA questions will be answered but with rumors that #ForceFriday product might be shown at the con this year and Star Wars Day at SDCC happening this Friday, its a possibility.
Also Starwars.com posted an article which rounds up most of the exclusives for SDCC this year, that can be found here. It included the following in regards to the Jabba/Rancor set which will be released early at the convention.
The Jabba’s Palace 3.75-inch Collector Set (not pictured) will be available from the Entertainment Earth booth for $130, and comes with a new version of Jabba the Hutt, the Rancor, C-3PO, Slave Leia, Luke Skywalker, and a Gammorean Guard.
Also for Gentle Giant Jumbo collectors, two new releases will be available this weekend.
Some of the last action figures to come from Star Wars in the ’80s (before the Dark Times) were from the animated TV show, Droids. Gentle Giant has revisited some of these classic Kenner action figures, digitally scanning them from mint 3 ¾” originals and reproducing them in 12” scale. Following the release of See-Threepio (C-3PO) at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, Gentle Giant has revived two more figures from Droids as San Diego Comic-Con exclusives: Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) with a pop-up lightsaber, and a new carded release of the infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett. Both come on vintage-inspired backing cards and include a jumbo replica of the coin that came with the original figure. Each is available for $100 each while supplies last.
And finally, Hasbro’s Star Wars panel will be taking place this Friday and since we’ll be on the road for the month of the July we are anticipating that much of our coverage of the mega-con this weekend will be done via our social media pages so make sure to follow us there!
Hasbro Star Wars, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Room: 7AB
Join members of the Hasbro and Lucasfilm teams as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure offerings, and word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises, including a special product reveal.
And until next time,
May the Figures be with you!