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 [...]

Hasbro Pulse Exclusives Press Release

This morning Hasbro through a handful of media partners announced three new sets that will be available for collectors in September. Screenrant announced a 6" Kenner-inspired addition to The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Collection line, The Wampa. This set is the first of its kind as it features Black Series action figures on the packaging to truly mimic the vintage Kenner release. Typically Black Series figures either use the black line art of Gregory Titus or the vintage card back images. The next release came via who debuted the lastest Special Action Figure Set for The Vintage Collection. This Clone Wars based three-pack includes members of the 501st Legion, Echo, Jesse and Fives. Each of these figures was featured extensively throughout The [...]

By |2020-07-20T22:45:37-07:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: 40th Anniversary Collection, The Black Series, The Clone Wars, The Empire Strikes Back|Tags: |

Archive Fan Vote Round 1 Results

Yesterday we tallied all of our votes concerning the next Black Series Archive Collection figure as submitted by fans and collectors over the previous week. Votes were cast via email, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and forwarded to Hasbro. A final vote for which figure should be added to next year's Archive Collection will take place this Friday, May 15th on Hasbro Pulse. We were asked to submit the our top 10 as voted on by our readers and followers: #1 Commander Cody #2 Jango Fett #3 Obi-Wan Kenobi (Episode III) #4 Qui-Gon Jinn #5 Greedo #6 Princess Leia (Jabba's Prisoner) #7 Jyn Erso #8 Ahsoka Tano #9 501st Clone Trooper #10 Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise) Once Hasbro tallies not only our votes but those gathered [...]

By |2020-05-13T12:39:44-07:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: The Black Series|Tags: , |

TVC’s Boba Fett Update Now Available

Thanks to our good friend Jon Gray, we were alerted to Hasbro Pulse's listing of the latest PhotoReal update: Boba Fett! This figure which currently is only available at online retailers has been until today only available in The Vintage Collection refresh case which includes: 2x Stormtrooper, 2x Chewbacca, 2x R2-D2, and 2x Boba Fett. While this figure is listed as a reissue, it actually includes a new paint deco and has PhotoReal face printing tech and while he keeps his original numbering (VC09), the cardback has been updated for 2019. We have updated our The Vintage Collection Checklist and Visual Guide to include Boba and have adjusted the release dates for the Skiff 3-pack, Skiff vehicle and the Gammorean Guard. You can currently pick up [...]

By |2019-08-01T14:24:37-07:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: The Vintage Collection, The Vintage Collection 2|Tags: |

Hasbro’s ESB Fan Vote – 1st Round Finishers

Well, the votes are in for round one of The Empire Strikes Back Fan Vote. We want to thank all who "made their vote heard" but posting on social or by emailing us their choice for the next Black Series figure from Episode V! We have tallied up your nominations and have sent the following 10 character selections to Hasbro for round two which will take place on the Hasbro Pulse Instagram page. The following fan sites also participated in the Fan Vote and may be posting their 1st round results soon. Fantha Tracks Imperial Shipyards Jedi News Star Wars Action News Star Wars News Net Yodas News So without further ado, here are our TOP TEN nominees who are moving on to [...]

By |2019-02-21T23:35:53-08:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: The Black Series, The Empire Strikes Back, Toy Fair|Tags: , , |

The Vintage Collection Q&A on Instagram

This week, Steve Evans answered a handful of questions which Hasbro solicited from collectors about The Vintage Collection line on their Hasbro Pulse Instagram page last week. Here is the original request for questions from Hasbro's Senior Product Design Manager for Star Wars: Got a question for Steve? Post your questions in the comments and check back next week to see if any were answered! A post shared by Hasbro Pulse (@hasbropulse) on Jun 23, 2018 at 7:11am PDT And here are the answers they choose to answer, including one from our friend DarthMac:   A post shared by Hasbro Pulse (@hasbropulse) on Jul 2, 2018 at 10:35am PDT So to recap: Tape is being phased out on bubbles Bubbles will have three sizes, Small, Medium [...]

By |2018-07-06T18:56:57-07:00July 6th, 2018|Categories: The Vintage Collection 2|Tags: |
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