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Celebration Catch Up: Rebels Season 3 Trailer Breakdown

Posted by Mike_Taber | July 21, 2016 at 02:03 PM ET |

The trailer for season three of Star Wars Rebels certainly got a lot of people talking. From the introduction of Grand Admiral Thrawn(!) to the continued threat of Darth Maul, it appears we’re in store for a very eventful third season. It’s time to delve deep into this jam-packed trailer. Click through for the full breakdown

Celebration didn't feature a big Episode VIII announcement, but director Rian Johnson was on hand to talk about the process of bringing the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga to life. Although we've heard a lot of what he said before, Johnson offered up some interesting information when he listed six films that influenced the direction of Episode VIII. The six films he mentioned were Bridge on the River Kwai, Gunga Din, Sahara (1943), Letter Never SentTwelve O'Clock High, and Three Outlaw Samurai. It's definitely an intriguing group of classic movies and they almost exclusively take place during the middle of war. It will be interesting to see how directly these films influenced Episode VIII. 

Celebration Catch Up: Ahsoka's Untold Stories Panel

Posted by Mike_Taber | July 21, 2016 at 11:47 AM ET |

One of the most anticipated panels at Celebration Europe was the Ahsoka's Untold Stories Panel. Thankfully, StarWars.com has made the entire panel available for anyone to watch on their YouTube page. Click through for our full report!

Want the full details on how you can pick up our free Palitoy poster and Vintage Card Back trading cards? Click through for the full information packet!

The members of The Dark Empire, Norwich Star Wars Club UK, and the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society have created an exclusive patch set to be distributed at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016. You can collect all three pieces to assemble a patch that depicts Rey's first confrontation with Kylo Ren in the forests of Takodana. Each piece was produced in a limited run of 500, and will be given away free of charge. Look for these patches at the following booths:

  • The Dark Empire:  S438
  • Norwich Star Wars Club UK:  S243
  • Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society:  S356

Star Wars Celebration Europe Art Show Details Revealed

Posted by Chuck | June 16, 2016 at 10:12 AM ET |

The Celebration Art Show is back for Celebration Europe. The Official Star Wars Celebration site has revealed the artists and their unique art that will be available for fans. Click here to check out the gallery! There's a lot of nice pieces on display, but my money is on Jerry Vanderstelt!

Attendees of this year's Star Wars Celebration Collecting Track Panels will be able to pick up some cool enameled medallions, for free! Check out the selection below featuring Vintage Kenner Star Wars toys. Each enameled medallion is made of pewter, and shows a detailed view of the toy. There will be 12 total. This will be a tough set to complete, much like the popular Star Tots from previous Celebrations! Happy hunting!

Star Wars Celebration Orlando Tickets On Sale Now

Posted by Mike_Taber | May 26, 2016 at 03:27 PM ET |

 Celebration Europe isn't even here yet, but tickets for Star Wars Celebration Orlando are already available for purchase. The event will take place from April 13-16, 2017 in Orlando, FL. Four day tickets are $150 for adults and $70 for kids (6-12). Click through to purchase your tickets now!

Celebration Europe Key Art Revealed

Posted by Mike_Taber | May 26, 2016 at 02:21 PM ET |

 StarWars.com has revealed the stunning key art for Celebration Europe. The image features characters from both The Force Awakens and Rogue One, including the all new shoretrooper. 

Star Wars Celebration 2017 Officially Announced For Orlando

Posted by Chuck | May 04, 2016 at 01:00 PM ET |

It looks like Celebration is coming back to Orlando. Start making those plans for 2017!

Mark Hamill Officially Attending Celebration Europe

Posted by Mike_Taber | April 26, 2016 at 06:28 PM ET |

It's official! Although far from a surprise, Mark Hamill is heading to Celebration Europe this summer. Celebration Europe will take place at the ExCel London Exhibition Centre from July 15th to July 17th. Single day tickets for Friday and Sunday are still available if you haven't purchased a ticket yet! 

StarNewsPhilly.com has posted an article of events taking place on Star Wars Day: Wednesday, May The Fourth this year in the Philly area. JTA's Paul Harrison was interviewed for the news story and will be guest speaker at Nerd Nite Philly where he will be testing his speaking skills with a presentation on Star Wars collecting. This fun event will be taking place from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM that Wedneday night and all local collectors and readers of JTA are urged to attend. We hope to see you there!

Toy Fair 2016 - Tamashii Nations Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 13, 2016 at 06:45 PM ET |

Tamashii Nations always has a unique spin on our Star Wars universe. Click though to check out what they had on display at Toy Fair this year!

Toy Fair 2016 - Beast Kingdom Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 13, 2016 at 05:39 PM ET |

Beast Kingdom had a nice display of Star Wars Egg Attack Action figures. Click through for our full gallery of this line! Never heard of them? Me neither. I don't collect this type of thing but I can appreciate how well done they are. Have a look!

Toy Fair 2016 - Jakks Pacific Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 13, 2016 at 12:35 PM ET |

Next up from the Javits Center is Jakks Pacific, featuring their super-large action figures... and this time featuring BB-8! Get the full gallery after the jump!

I will be at NJ Collectors Con in Cherry Hill, NJ this Sunday visiting our sponsor NJ Toys and Collectibles who will have a booth at the show. I will be bringing some of our exclusive SWCA Vintage Kenner Tribute Posters with me to give away. If you're going, be sure to stop at NJ Toys and Collectibles booth to find out how you can get one! It's this Sunday only and I should be there sometime between 12:30 and 1:00 PM. For more show information, please visit http://www.newjerseycollectorscon.com/.

Check Out The Sideshow Collectibles Booth!

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2015 at 09:06 PM ET |

Rebelscum updates with a nice gallery of the Sideshow Collectibles booth.

First Look At The Hot Toys Booth - Preview Night

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2015 at 08:25 AM ET |

Our friends at Rebelscum also have the first look at the Hot Toys booth where a gorgeous Princess Leia Organa figure is revealed.

First Look At The Hasbro Booth - Preview Night

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2015 at 08:02 AM ET |

Our friends at Rebelscum have the first look at the Hasbro booth. As you know, nothing new was revealed, but feel free to check out what was shown. Rebelscum does reveal however that Mission Series will retail for $14.99 this fall! So much for affordable budget figures that now cost the same price as a super-articulated figure a few years ago!

As we exclusively revealed on June 7, 2015 with our exclusive BREAKING NEWS report, Toys R Us has officially revealed their SDCC plans today (right on time) including new official press images of their exclusive Jabba's Rancor Pit set. Ha! Told you Jabba was all-new! :)

Wayne, NJ – June 25, 2015 – Building on its tradition of offering an unbeatable assortment of toys for collectors of all ages, Toys“R”Us today revealed its lineup of exclusive figures and playthings that will be available at the highly anticipated Comic Convention in San Diego next month. Conventioneers and online shoppers will find must-have merchandise based on several fan-favorite entertainment brands, including BATMAN™, MY LITTLE PONY, POWER RANGERS™, Star Wars™, TRANSFORMERS and more at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) and online at Toysrus.com/ComicConvention from Thursday, July 9 through Sunday, July 12.*   Click through for more!

   

Hasbro And Other Licenses Present At Tokyo Toy Show

Posted by Paul | June 25, 2015 at 07:47 AM ET |

The Tokyo Toy Show is underway and Hasbro has a presence there. Japanstarwars.com is covering thr show. Don't worry, nothing new has been shown yet (if at all), but you may want to keep checking back during the event to see if anything new gets revealed there. Of particular note, Bandai has a pretty incredible presence there so you may want to check out what they're offering. Is it just us, or is it painful to see Hasbro's 3.75" Chopper figure on display as if he is available or something?

The Force Awakens Comes To San Diego Comic Con This Year!

Posted by Paul | June 10, 2015 at 04:41 PM ET |

The Force Awakens and more comes to San Diego Comic Con this year! StarWars.com has the full story!

SWCA: It's A Wrap!

Posted by Chuck | April 20, 2015 at 03:17 PM ET |

While sitting here waiting for my flight to leave LA I thought this would be a perfect time to detox and wrap up the main portion of our coverage! First off a big thanks to Paul for working the homefront and getting the galleries up and posted! While I had my boots on the ground he was pushing pictures through as fast as possible! (more...)

Also, please take a moment to visit and thank our sponsor Brian's Toys! Without their help we would not have been able to cover as much as we did. Their sponsorship of our coverage was a huge help!

We held off until the very end of SWCA to bring you this unique first look gallery of many of the card backs (the reverse sides of course) of The Black Series figures (both scales) as well as a "not behind glass" closer inspection of the newly revealed 6" Ahsoka Tano. As far as TBS packaging is concerned, you'll notice that bios (and images from the 3.75" scale) are being removed in favor of multilingual basic text and warnings (what a shame) even in the collector line. Anyway, check out the new images. We don't think you will find them anywhere else on the web, but hey, stranger things have happened. Click through for more!

      

SWCA: Sideshow Collectibles Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 09:56 AM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles had a spectacular display this year and introduced a few new additions to the Star Wars family of collectibles. See all of it in our gallery by clicking through!

      

SWCA: LEGO Gallery

Posted by Darlene | April 20, 2015 at 09:46 AM ET |

LEGO had a pretty impressive array of products as well. See what they had to offer Star Wars collectors by clicking through for more!

      

SWCA: The Convention Floor Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 09:22 AM ET |

Darth Maul in a bacta tank? Embo at the cantina? A huge rancor? JJ Abrams? Check out this and a ton of fans getting their "geek" on at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim! Click through for more!

      

SWCA: The Force Awakens Prop Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 09:09 AM ET |

We have a wonderful large gallery of The Force Awakens and many of the props used for the film. SPOILERS apply! Click through for more!

      

SWCA: The Force United Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 09:01 AM ET |

Check out the gallery of The Force United members (or at least some of them) by clicking through. What a bunch of drunks!!

      

SWCA: Tamashii Nations Booth Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 08:47 AM ET |

Be sure to take nnote of all of the brilliant Japanese Star Wars collectibles from Tamashii Nations! Click through for more!

      

SWCA: Anovos Booth Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 08:39 AM ET |

The next gallery for your perusal is from Anovos. Check out all of their high quality costumes. That 41st Elite Corps clone troope ris pretty awesome! Click through for more!

      

SWCA: Rancho Obi-Wan

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 02:53 PM ET |

Don't miss all of the cool collectibles at our friend at Rancho Obi-Wan. What an amazing collection! Click through for more!

      

SWCA: Mattel

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 12:55 PM ET |

Mattel has gotten into the Star Wars action at a very brisk rate too. See what their booth offered Star Wars and car collectors. The stuff looks awesome! Click through for more!

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SWCA: Kotobukiya Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 12:47 PM ET |

Look at the glorious products Kotobukiya is making for Star Wars collectors. Check out their latest offerings by clicking through!

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SWCA: Jakks Pacific (Jaig Eyes Boba Fett Coming!)

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 12:37 PM ET |

Next up is our gallery for Jakks Pacific, a licensee that has "on fire" passion for the Star Wars brand. Oh, and it looks like we were right about the Boba fett being the prototype "Jaig eyes" Boba Fett. So they were actually incorrect about this version of Boba Fett never being available as a collectible toy before now. Anyway, check out their offerings now!

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SWCA: Hallmark Gallery

Posted by Darlene | April 19, 2015 at 12:25 PM ET |

Check out what Hallmark had to show case at SWCA this year. Some cool stuff indeed! Check it all out now!

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SWCA: Darth Vader Collector Case Project

Posted by Darlene | April 18, 2015 at 07:13 PM ET |

Check out the clever art surrounding the Darth Vader Collectors Case Project. There are some neat interpretations here! Click through for more!

      

SWCA: Gentle Giant LTD Full Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2015 at 06:51 PM ET |

Next up is our Gentle Giant LTD gallery which features quite a few surprises. Check it all out now!

      

SWCA: Hasbro Booth In High Resolution

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2015 at 06:40 PM ET |

Check out our offcicial SWCA Hasbro gallery! It's our own detailed image gallery filled all the stuff coming soon this year and next year. Check out all of the goodness in it!

      

More Ahsoka Images Added To Our SWCA Photo Gallery On Facebook!

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2015 at 03:07 PM ET |

We have added our own Ahsoka images to our Celebration Anaheim Sneak Peek Photo Gallery on our Facebook page. Check them out!


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