It is that time again, when the calendar switches out of April, to begin our month of Star Wars love! We like to proclaim the whole month of May is a time to celebrate Star Wars, as it holds not only the May the 4th holiday, but anniversaries for most of the films as well. This year we are starting our holiday celebrations on Monday and will continue to celebrate the Saga through Wednesday! There are those who turn up their nose at the fan-originated holiday which has now become a staple for retailers and Disney/Lucasfilm but we love any chance to pay love and respect to the franchise that has brought us some much joy over the past four decades. Although we will still [...]
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 [...]
Hasbro has shared some exciting news with us that Hasbro Pulse has officially launched in the UK. The Hasbro retailer website has up until now only been offered in parts of North America. We have the official press release below: HASBRO LAUNCHES “HASBRO PULSE” - THE ACCLAIMED DIRECT TO CONSUMER FAN DESTINATION IN THE UK Today, Hasbro Pulse launches in the UK, with plans to continue the platform’s rollout to other European markets. PAWTUCKET, RI – March 10, 2021 – Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) has announced that the successful online destination for fans and collectors, Hasbro Pulse, which has previously only been available to consumers in the United States and Canada, will now officially launch a second site dedicated to consumers based in the UK. Hasbro Pulse [...]
This morning Hasbro Pulse released the details of their fourth and fifth tier unlocks of their current Vintage Collection HasLab project. The Razor Crest having just achieved 13,000 backers, has unlocked "Rick Duel's Gang" in Carbonite Blocks and freed up the campaign for more stretch goals in the final 9 days of crowdfunding. So far backers will be getting the following: Razor Crest vehicle Loose Mandalorian figure with soft goods cape Carded The Child with vac-metalized pram Escape Pod 3 Carbonite Blocks We have been tracking this campaign carefully, just as we did with the Sail Barge in 2018, and many Kickstarter-like campaigns gain lots of backers in the last few days. Hasbro may be betting on this as their new stretch goals now [...]
The crew of Galaxy of Toys Podcast is back to breakdown the reveals, announcements, and memorable moments from Hasbro's first virtual convention; Hasbro PulseCon 2020! Join host Jason Luttrull (Galaxy of Toys) and co-hosts Matt Fox (This Week in Star Wars), Ryan Beise (MrByZ Reviews), Chris Moorehead, Jayson Krebsbach (Yakface) and Jake Stevens (From4-LOMtoZuckuss) for a rundown of all the reveals from the last month! On this episode, we discuss the latest Star Wars offerings from Hasbro. We talk about the reveals at Hasbro PulseCon 2020 and our thoughts on the latest HasLab project. Please send comments and questions to email@example.com
Yesterday's launch of the second Vintage Collection-based HasLab, the Razor Crest, found great success in its launch. The signature ship of The Mandalorian, at the end of the first day, was crowd-funded at 68%. While the price of the vehicle is $150 cheaper than Jabba's Sail Barge, it should be noted that at the end of the first day, it only was backed at 11%. As can be seen below, the Sail Barge took almost the entire crowd-funding period to fully fund. The Razor Crest in contrast is on pace to fund in the next few days making the chance of unlocking the next two tiers very possible during the campaign. While the website appears to still be having some troubles when trying to back [...]
With Hasbro's online virtual convention, Hasbro PulseCon, happening in just one week, we have now received the celebrity and panel lineup for this premiere event. This event will begin at 11 AM EST on Friday and run through late Saturday afternoon. Other dates to be aware of this week include: Sept 22nd at noon EST: Sneak Preview on HasbroPulse YouTube channel Sept 23rd at noon EST: Early Access for Con exclusives for Hasbro Pulse Premium Members Sept 24th at noon EST: Convention Exclusives on sale Below you will find the updated press release given to us by Hasbro for next week's event: HASBRO UNVEILS ALL-STAR LINEUP FOR HASBRO PULSECON, GIVING FANS A VIRTUAL FRONT ROW SEAT TO PANELS, CELEBRITY GUESTS, [...]
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.
Yesterday, Hasbro live-streamed their first-ever Fan First Monday event (you can watch it here). The event revealed products for both The Black Series and The Vintage Collection. It is assumed that these would be some of the announcements that were originally set for San Diego Comic-Con this year but due to its cancelation, Hasbro is revealing them online. It was discussed during the stream that exclusives intended for the event are still being worked out in regards to their release. Hasbro is continuing to support the 40th Anniversary of Episode V in both their scales and the much-rumored Bespin playset made its official debut. Now as rumored, this set requires two playsets to make the whole Carbon Freeze Chamber and preorders for this set and [...]
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!