Fellow collectors of Hasbro's 3.75" The Vintage Collection, New York Toy Fair 2019 was for you! There was a lot of cool stuff shown, so let's dive into some of the information which we gathered by talking to members of Hasbro's Star Wars team on the show floor. Take a look!
Here is everything we learned about Hasbro's brand new 3.75" Star Wars Retro Collection during the New York Toy Fair 2019 presentation, read on for more and take a look at the images!
The Hasbro Toy Fair 2019 presentation is over and we have a ton of information to go through and share with you. It will take time to sort it all out, but we are working on it as you are reading this! We took a ton of photos on the show floor, we gathered intel which you won't find anywhere else, and we have the audio recording of the Hasbro interview which took place after the main presentation. So stay tuned to J.B. over the coming week for constant updates.
For now, click on the image and take a look at all the beautiful press photos which Hasbro sent to us:
Today Hasbro launched their brand new PULSE online store which seems to be focused on collectors, it even has a HasLab tab with details about Hasbro's Kethanna Sail Barge project. Hasbro Pulse Premium costs a $50 enrollment fee and includes free standard continental U.S. shipping for the rest of 2019, monthly premium-only discounts & flash sales and other perks throughout the year at select fan conventions & more.
Currently they have the latest wave of Star Wars: The Vintage Collection 3,75" figures in stock, including Yak Face, Klaatu and Princess Leia Organa disguised as Boushh. Shipping is free for standard shipping within the continental USA.
We are looking forward to learning more about Hasbro Pluse during New York Toy Fair 2019. For live updates from the show floor follow us on this dedicated page please!
StarWars.com announced Triple Force Friday which will be held on October 4, 2019! Triple Force Friday will not only be the merchandise kick-off for Star Wars: Episode IX, but it will launch Star Wars: The Mandalorian on Disney+ and the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game, along with books, housewares, apparel etc... Triple Force Friday promisis to be bigger than the previous two Force Friday events! As with past Force Friday celebrations, stores around the world will join the festivities with in-store events and midnight openings!
We will post updates about the event once we learn more. For now keep your eyes on our New York Toy Fair coverage or take a trip back to 2015 to our first Force Friday coverage with reports from Japan and reader submissions from around the world!
Our coverage will begin this coming Saturday afternoon live from the Hasbro Star Wars presentation in New York City! We expect exclusive announcements for Star Wars Celebration Chicago, an update on Jabba's Sail Barge, maybe an early look at The Vintage Collection for the Holiday season 2019 and details on the next HasLab project. We might also hear some details about a possible Force Friday III event! This is going to be a fun weekend for Star Wars action figure collectors and you can follow our coverage here -> New York Toy Fair 2019
Entertainment Earth has updated their pre-order listing for the Vintage Collection 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper with a carded image. The name plate looks mighty busy with two languages squeezed onto it, but we like how it turned out overall! To get your figure pre-ordered have a look here.
Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for the highly anticipated next wave of Black Series 6" figures. The wave includes highlights such as Mace Windu, an Episode 1 Battle Droid, Padme Amidala from Episode II, Vice Admiral Holdo, Dryden Voss and Han Solo in Mudtrooper disguise. Check it out and get your order in!
Originally the up-coming Black Series 6" General Grievous action figure was listed with a ship date of March 2019 which has now been pushed back by a month into April. It's not too late to get your pre-order in at Entertainment Earth though.
With Star Wars Celebration Chicago taking place (we'll likely see some exclusives there) and the next wave of Vintage Collection figures shipping, April is shaping up to be a very busy month for Star Wars action figure fans!
StarWars.com has revealed the next wave of tube figures which will include Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Rey, Kylo Ren, General Grievous and Boba Fett. Each pack contains one 3.75-inch scale Star Wars figure, a mini comic, and a code that can be activated with a smart device to unlock more stories online. We've done the research for you and tell you which figures are re-releases and from what series, take a look!
Fellow collector and J.B. reader Owen Brown found a difference between the single carded Range Trooper from the Force Link 2.0 series and the multipack Range Trooper figure from the Mission On Vandor-1 4-pack. If you look closely at the chest plate you'll notice that the single carded figure has a small black stripe painted on it while the figure from the multipack has a blue stripe instead.