Fan First Tuesday Press Release – May the Fourth Edition

Yesterday Hasbro Pulse contributed to the fun of May the Fourth with a Livestream on their official YouTube channel. During the event, they announced a number of new figures from both The Black Series and The Vintage Collection. The 6" series welcomed all-new figures to the line while the 3 3/4" line presented the equivalent of a best-of series with a number of repaints and reissues. Fans of the TVC line will be excited that three more figures from The Ninty-Six campaign are being released. A majority of the figures announced yesterday are indeed retailer exclusives so your mileage will vary greatly on actual online availability. [UPDATE - the Retro Collection Prototype Boba Fett from Target sold out in less than 2 minutes] Hasbro has [...]

The Clone Wars Line – A “Basic” Disappearing Act

When The Clone Wars cartoon hit theaters in 2008 it was met with a huge toy line push which only continued to grow stronger in the following two years. The animated series, which came to an end last year with its Season 7, introduced a set of new characters to fans and a new animated style of figure for collectors. The proceeding Clone Wars line based on the micro-series also had a line of hyper-animated figures but it was nothing compared to the mega-hit TCW eventually became. No Star Wars animated property (Droids, Ewoks, Clone Wars, Rebels & Resistance) even when combined can match the massive line that The Clone Wars series produced. The Clone Wars action figure line came to be around the time [...]

By |2021-04-27T23:42:56-07:00April 27th, 2021|Categories: The Black Series, The Clone Wars, The Vintage Collection, The Vintage Collection 2|

Begun The Black Series Clone Wars Have

Today Starwars.com revealed the next Lucasfilm 5oth Anniversary line which consists of four new Black Series figures on 2008 Clone Wars cardbacks. This commemorative line pays respect to the highly popular animated series whose sequel series is set to be released next month on May the 4th. The four figures include Anakin and Obi-Wan from Season 1 and Clone Pilot Hawk and ARC Trooper Echo from Season 4. Of these four figures, only Hawk has never been released before in action figure scale, as each of the others were included in the 3 3/4" scale. Hasbro did make the Clone Pilot sculpt that Hawk uses in the original Clone Wars line but they never released the Hawk deco. These figures are set to be Target [...]

By |2021-04-20T21:38:12-07:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary, The Black Series, The Clone Wars|

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 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 [...]

Black Series Publishing Figures Press Release

This morning Starwars.com announced the latest subline that will be joining The Black Series line: Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Publishing figures. This wave of figures is meant to pay respects to characters from Star Wars' 40-plus years of publishing titles. This follows in the steps of the Holiday and Credit Collection lines that are meant to appeal to a subset of collectors. Unlike those previous waves, these figures are not exclusive to one retailer. The source material for each figure is as follows: Jaxxon is from Marvel's Star Wars comic series from 1977 Luke Skywalker is from Del Rey's Heir to the Empire series from 1991 Carnor Jax is from Dark Horse Comics' Crimson Empire comic mini-series from 1997 Darth Maul is from Dark Horse [...]

By |2021-03-18T10:38:11-07:00March 18th, 2021|Categories: Legends, Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary, The Black Series|Tags: |

Imperial Rocket Trooper Press Release

In a surprise Thursday reveal, Hasbro Pulse's Instagram account announced the next figure in GameStop's ongoing Gaming Greats line of Black Series figures. The Imperial Rocket Trooper is a repaint of the Imperial Jumptrooper figure which was featured in Star Wars: Rebels a released a few years ago. This deco of course has its origin in Battlefront II and is, like all TBS Gaming Greats, exclusive to the video game retailer. Hasbro has provided us the official press release and images which you can find below! STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES GAMING GREATS 6-INCH IMPERIAL ROCKET TROOPER Figure (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Summer 2021) Fans and collectors can imagine exciting moments from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this premium STAR WARS: [...]

By |2021-03-04T19:35:38-08:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: Star Wars Rebels, The Black Series|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 [...]

Exclusive Fan Celebration Reveal: TBS First Order Stormtrooper Helmet

We are excited to once again be partnering with Hasbro in their Fan Celebration Day by providing an exclusive reveal of their latest helmet to join Star Wars: The Black Series line. The First Order Stormtrooper Electronic Helmet joins the already impressive line of Star Wars replica helmets produced by Hasbro. This helmet includes voice distortion electronics much like the troopers from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This helmet is now available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse and other online etailers. Like last year's Fan Celebration Day reveals, make sure to visit Hasbro's fan media partners today for other exclusive reveals. The official press release and images can be found below following a quote from one of the helmet's designers: [...]

By |2021-02-23T21:07:38-08:00February 24th, 2021|Categories: The Black Series, The Last Jedi|Tags: , |
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