May The Toys Be With You Exhibition Update!

4/14/2018 Kenner May The Toys Be With You

Matt Fox's May The Toys Be With You Exhibition is coming to the Experience Barnsley Museum & Discovery Centre in the UK. Vintage Kenner Star Wars toys, original Star Wars posters and prop replicas will be on display between April 21, 2018 - July 15, 2018. The entrance is free. 

We recommend that you attend the exhibition on opening day where there'll be a talk from the owner of the collection Matt Fox at 11am and 12 noon.

The description from the museum website reads:

"A touring exhibition of one of the country’s finest Star Wars collections of memorabilia, toys and posters owned by collector Matt Fox. The toys and collectables from this period, including X-wings, lightsabers, posters and figures will all be on display in this magical exhibition for families of all ages to enjoy together."

For opening hours and more information have a look at the official museum website: www.experience-barnsley.com

If you are interested to learn more about Matt Fox and his collection, please listen to Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast where we interviewed him. 

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Hasbro Fan Unboxing Contest!

4/14/2018 Hasbro The Black Series Hasbro Pulse

Hasbro keeps the fan community engaged by offering a chance to do a live unboxing at Hasbro HQ for a brand new Black Series 6" item! Read below and watch the video.

From the Hasbro Pulse Instagram page:

We want a Star Wars fan to be the first person to reveal our newest Hasbro Star Wars Black Series product! Submit your video for a chance to win! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. ENTER BETWEEN APRIL 13-18, 2018, ONE WINNER WILL BE SELECTED, MUST BE 18+, OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY, FOR OFFICIAL RULES, GO HERE.  #Hasbroblackseriesunboxingcontest

 

Hasbro keeps the fan community engaged by offering a chance to do a live unboxing at Hasbro HQ for a brand new Black Series 6" item! Read below and watch the video.

From the Hasbro Pulse Instagram page:

We want a Star Wars fan to be the first person to reveal our newest Hasbro Star Wars Black Series product! Submit your video for a chance to win! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. ENTER BETWEEN APRIL 13-18, 2018, ONE WINNER WILL BE SELECTED, MUST BE 18+, OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY, FOR OFFICIAL RULES, GO HERE.  #Hasbroblackseriesunboxingcontest

 

 

We want a Star Wars fan to be the first person to reveal our newest Hasbro Star Wars Black Series product! Submit your video for a chance to win! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. ENTER BETWEEN APRIL 13-18, 2018, ONE WINNER WILL BE SELECTED, MUST BE 18+, OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY, FOR OFFICIAL RULES, GO HERE. https://www.hasbro.com/hasbroofficialrules #Hasbroblackseriesunboxingcontest

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Lackluster Toy Launch

4/14/2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Lucasfilm Disney

As Star Wars fans and collectors we've been conditioned over the years to go out and support our favorite franchise on day one. When StarWars.com announced on April 9, 2018 that Solo: A Star Wars Story products would hit stores beginning on April 13, 2018, that meant one thing: time to go on a toy run and hunt for Star Wars figures and memorabilia of the up-coming movie!

Dating back to 1999, Star Wars toy launches have always been special. Toys'R'Us celebrated the arrival of Star Wars toys with midnight events for The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith. Big stores such as Walmart even had tents set up for Star Wars toys in their parking lots in 2005 with exclusive Revenge Of The Sith toys, and Target stores opened early the day after to hand out tickets for exclusive Lava Darth Vader figures. Even the Clone Wars movie in 2008 saw wide support in brick and mortar stores with yet again midnight events and fans dressing up and standing in line to get their hands on brand new Star Wars toys first

In 2015 when The Force Awakens toys came out, Target and TRU stores opened their doors at midnight again, with many Walmart stores playing along as well. Disney made this event even bigger than during prequel times by making Force Friday a global event, this included a 24 hour live toy unboxing on YouTube! To give you an idea just how big the toy launch was for The Force Awakens have a look at our coverage, we did a podcast about it, had readers send in pictures, we had a correspondent in Japan covering Force Friday, we even received a picture of Oscar Isaac's uncle standing in line for Star Wars toys).

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