Finally, some benefit to being a premium member (besides free shipping)! If you haven’t snagged the recent SDCC exclusive figures, and are waiting for HasbroPulse, you may have a leg up on the scalpers if you are a premium member. You can get to the announcement/product page by clicking the image below. Is this enough for you to renew your membership next year? Let us know in the comments.
Our friends at StarWarsFiguren have also posted an interview with Hasbro at SDCC. Check it out!
There’s a new post SDCC panel Star Wars interview up on YouTube, and in the video Hasbro designer Sam Smith (with Sarah Carroll) talks in detail what Hasbro’s goals and thoughts are behind the all new 5 inch Galaxy of Adventures line of figures. Hasbro also, in a roundabout way, admits that TVC is for adults and not for kids. Click through for all the relevant quotes!
Welcome back, toy runners! It’s our fourth week and I’ve got some really good finds I wanted to share with you. SDCC was rather a bust for new reveals, but did you get any of the exclusives? I didn’t get any of the current ones, but I did find an older SDCC exclusive this week. Post some pictures of your recent finds in the comments here!
Our friend, the beautiful Victoria from Victoria’s Cantina, who is doing a remarkable job channeling a brunette version of Daenerys Targaryen, has a great Hasbro interview from San Diego Comic-Con. Check it out!
No matter your level of understanding and acceptance about what Hasbro could and couldn’t show at the SDCC presentation, there was no way anyone could argue how disappointing it is. Most of us are knee-jerk complainers, and that’s something that probably won’t change until we’re dead. JTA reader Michael H. also was angry but decided to engage a Hasbro employee about the state of collecting and why they showed so little. This is all from JTA reader Michael’s perspective. We have no way to corroborate what was said, but we think it’s a fair overview of what transpired. Click through for more.
Unlike Hasbro, Hot Toys seems to get it! They might not have been able to show anything from the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker or The Mandalorian, but they didn’t leave fans high-and-dry either! Even at their highly detailed sixth scale format, we were shown about a dozen all-new items to look forward to! Click below for the preview pages over at Hot Toys distributor Sideshow Collectibles, and make sure to RSVP to get alerts on these products.
I hope all of you have recovered from yesterday’s fabulous helmet shaped Star Wars Hasbro Panel at SDCC. That was an impressive display of nothing, as far as new action figures are concerned. So while Disney most certainly prevented Hasbro from showing anything that will be released on Triple Force Friday, my idea was that we could still talk about something else. Why not talk about what other things were revealed at SDCC by companies not beholden to Disney, companies that are actually allowed to show stuff? So what is your favorite newly revealed toy? Click through for a bit more about Hasbro and then let’s talk toys!
Click the thumbnail below to see the official Hasbro PRESS IMAGES for today’s “reveals” at the SDCC Hasbro Presentation.
This was annouced at SDCC as well today: popular maker of Death Star like walls GTP Toys & Collectibles now has an official Star Wars license, which means the “space walls” are now an official product!
The new space walls will, as it seems, no longer be modular though, you will be able to get complete sets that recreate entire sections of the Death Star. These new Death Star walls are in 1/12 scale, so for The Black Series only [edit: while no 1/18 scale sets were shown GTP will announce 1/18 scale sets at a later time!]. The walls now also include flooring and LED lights, so it’s a huge upgrade from the previous option. But this also means you can no longer arrange the walls any way you like, it remains to be seen if you can combine several sets into a larger set.
The new license could also mean that the walls see wider distribution, especially outside the USA! It’s great that the popular space walls are now officially licensed, which means GTP can also do much more now, without infringing upon Disney’s IP even more or in fear of getting sued eventually. Thanks to JTA regular Matthew C. for the alert!
Update: it now seems that there will be 1/18 scale space walls sets after all! According to our colleagues from Bantha Skull the clip system used until recently apparently ingringes on a LEGO copyright, so all the sets are non-modular and that also means any 3.75 in sets that use these clips had to be discontinued when GTP got a proper license from Disney. But GTP will soon make an announcement about a 3.75 inch scale set! So stay tuned!
There were some announcements during the Star Wars Collectors panel, here companies such as Hot Toys, Kotobukiya or Diamond Select reveal their new products! Click through for a quick list of what was revealed!
Entertainment Earth is Hasbro’s launch partner for SDCC 2019! Tonight at 8:30 pm EST you will be able to exclusively pre-order any newly revealed toys for Star Wars, Marvel, Transformers and Power Rangers on Entertainment Earth! Entertainment Earth will offer pre-orders in three waves. Wave 1 is later today, waves 2 and 3 are on Saturday and Sunday respectively, always beginning at the same time, 8:30 pm EST (that is 1:30 am CEST).
It is unknown if the SDCC exclusives can also be pre-ordered, so check out the Entertainment Earth website later tonight! We will also keep you up to date once we know more!
Later today there will be this year’s SDCC Hasbro panel. Before we discuss what has actually been revealed, I would like to give us all one last opportunity to talk about what we would like to see. So what are your expectations? What is it you wish will be revealed? What is it you think will actually be revealed? Do you feel any excitement at all? Maybe Hasbro will have a nice surprise for collectors, this can never be ruled out. One thing is certain though: the various “new” figures in the dioramas which made the rounds yesterday are merely custom figures, that means no Bib Fortuna or Rancor or any of the droids will be revealed, so whatever it is Hasbro will unveil, it will either confirm rumors we already know or they may actually have a few surprises in store no one knows about yet. So what else do you think Hasbro may have for us?
As usual there was a preview night before SDCC kicked off properly and Hasbro showed off nothing that we haven’t seen before, but it was still a chance to see the recently revealed Sith Trooper in the flesh. So click through for a few photos!
The Sideshow Collectibles booth has quite a few new Hot Toys Sixth Scale figures on display at SDCC, including Wicket, a pair of Jawas, Padmé Amidala, R4-19, Battle Droid, Kit Fisto, And a very impressive Sixth Scale Jedi Starfighter! Pictures were scattered around both Reddit and the SideshowFreaks forums. Click through for a collection of pictures from the various forums, sent in by Colin. Thanks for the alert, Colin!
Update: Hot Toys also posted a great gallery of their entire display on their Facebook page.
All-new Vader Immortal character posters were revealed on The Star Wars Show yesterday and featured on StarWars.com. Attendees of SDCC can pick all 6 of these up this week at the Lucasfilm pavilion (booth #2913). If anyone wants to pick me up a set of these I would be forever grateful!
Mark your calendars and set your watches if you dare hope to secure this year’s Hasbro SDCC exclusives. According to the Hasbro Pulse web site, September 10th (at a time TBD) is the day they go on sale to non-attendees of SDCC. Good luck. You’re gonna need it. Thanks to JTA reader Steven for the alert!
We received an update from Regal Robot for those attending SDCC next week, for those who cannot attend, and how to get their convention exclusive…
For fans who can’t make the show, we’re offering the exclusive online, but only during the days of the convention from July 17th-21st! Folks can visit regalrobot.com for the latest info and we’ll have a post go up there as soon as they are live and available to order! People who purchase at the show get them right away and at a show special of $20 each. Online, they will be $29 plus shipping and they’ll ship about 6-8 weeks from the time of the order.
It looks like the new Sith Trooper will be the face of The Rise Of Skywalker at SDCC as we see it revealed in multiple formats over at StarWars.com, including a pretty sweet looking Hot Toys version. Click through for all the details on the many formats you can see this new trooper in, including not only action figures, but Pop! bobble-heads, mugs, shirts, hats, backpacks, and more.
If you go to SDCC don’t expect too many news about the upcoming Star Wars movie. It has been revealed today that there will be no The Rise of Skywalker panel at SDCC. JJ Abrams and crew will not be in San Diego. They thought of ways to top the The Force Awakens panel from 2015, but couldn’t figure out a way to achieve that. So instead, they will save everything for D23, which will take place August 23-25. The question now is if a new trailer will also be revealed during D23, it would make sense.
Rather bewilderingly, the Doctor Aphra SDCC set is still in-stock online. If you still haven’t picked up this set, I personally recommend it – especially for the amazing droids (don’t see too many of them around anymore). Check out our review of the set here!
Here is another SDCC interview we missed this year. Flyguy’s Six Inch Show has an interview with STeve Evans that’s worth checking out! Special thanks to JTA reader Matthew C. for the alert!
Yodasnews had the opportunity to talk to Steve Evans and Joe Ninivaggi at SDCC and asked them several questions. Definitely check out the interview and click through for a few key details from the Q&A!
Hasbro has sent out official press images of today’s reveals. Click HERE to check out the official Forcelink 2.0 3.75″ images.
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