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Star Wars Experience – 2004 American International Toy Fair, New York
by Peter Hauerstein
February 14-15, 2004



Code 3 Collectibles

Due out this summer is the Code 3 Boba Fett's Slave I, and I have to say that the pictures do not do these die-cast models justice. Just like it's siblings, Slave one comes with a certificate of authenticity, a Bounty Hunter's patch, stand and tool kit that makes it easier and more fun to add and remove panels from the ships hull. With rotating wings, guns and pilot seat, along with hidden rocket launchers, this piece is right on par with the rest of the Code 3 collectibles.

Code 3 is proud of the product that they put out for the collectors and intend on protecting the investment made my not oversaturating the market. The will only release 3 to 4 models per year and keep the quantities low so that the models hold their value. They have more great ideas on the way for later in the year, so keep an eye out on the news page and wait until you see what they have in store for us as the year rolls on!

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Master Replicas

There were no surprises at the Master Replicas booth, but we did get to see some of the recently announce new product including the .45 scale lightsabers ($35), new FX lightsabers ($119) Leia's blaster ($399), the huge AT-AT ($1199) and the Star Wars jacket compete with animated star fields and laser blasts (.avi 3.59MB). As usual, the quality of the Master Replicas merchandise is right on and the year promises to be a very busy and expensive one for prop replica collectors.

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LEGO

On display at Lego was the long awaited for re-release of the newly sculpted Millennium Falcon. With mini-figs galore (Chewie, Hoth Han, Snowtrooper, C-3PO and Hoth Leia), detailed engines, a 2 person cockpit, escape pod and moving loading ramp and easier to open top, this is the Lego Falcon all collectors have been waiting for. No word on what else we might see this year, but keep your eyes on the shelves for the Falcon this summer!

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