Amazon has listed the single carded Force Link Emperor Palpatine 3 3/4" figure on their website. Even though this figure was available in a Target exclusive 3-pack in the U.S., and it was sold internationally single carded, it looks as if Amazon picked it up as an exclusive for the United States. Have a look at the listing, it will be sold and shipped by Amazon itself.
We've released three podcast episodes over the past days which wraps up our New York Comic Con 2018 coverage. Toy Run episode #128 features the Hasbro Star Wars press and SyFy Wire Live presentation, episode #129 features the entire Hasbro Star Wars panel and Toy Run episode #130 gives you a breakdown and commentary of all the Star Wars action figure announcements. You can stream every episode for free here on the website or subscribe through your favorite podcast app.
Here is an updated look at Hasbro's The Vintage Collection schedule all the way up to July 2019. There are eight figures which still need to be revealed and we might get a few announcements before the year is over at Paris Comic Con, MCM London and Luca Comic and Games convention in Italy. The future looks bright for fans of Kenner packaging and super articulated action figures, check it out:
Here is a look at all the announced Star Wars action figures from New York Comic Con 2018 for the Star Wars: Resistance, Star Wars The Black Series and Star Wars The Vintage Collection toy lines from Hasbro. The Star Wars: Resistance action figure line will be 3 3/4", The Black Series of course is in the 6" scale and The Vintage Collection are super articulated 3 3/4" action figures on vintage Kenner-style cards. Have a look, there is a lot of great stuff coming our way!
If you've purchased some Force Link 2.0 Star Wars figures in the past six months you might have come across a handful of figures which didn't work with the Force Link 2.0 bracelet. Today Hasbro fixed the issue with the smartphone update 2.4 for the Force Link 2.0 app. Now all Star Wars Force Link 2.0 figures work with the new technology. Following figures now work and have been updated in the database:
We've captured the audio of the SyFy Wire Live presentation by Hasbro's Star Wars team for you. Listen to Steve Evans and Patrick Schneider reveal new The Vintage Collection figures, talk about the creation of the Imperial Combat Assault Tank and the Black Series archive series!
Hasbro Star Wars Figure Reveal & Details ROUND-UP! Check it out!
I am writing this here sitting at the airport waiting to board my plane back to Seattle, if I miss anything feel free to leave a comment below and I'll update the list. So, here it goes:
The Vintage Collection 3 3/4"
The Vintage Collection Gamorrean Guard will be re-released, the front of the card will be the same as before but the back will be different because of legal reasons, no changes to the figure however
The Vintage Collection Yak Face figure will be released as Yak Face on the POTF card which is included with the Sail Barge
but the single carded version will be called Salt-Maere, you can listen to the audio here
The Vintage Collection Leia Boushh will feature two bubbles, one for the figure and one for the helmet, just like on the original Kenner card
For the first time we saw carded versions of the Scarif Stormtrooper, Klaatu, Yak Face, Leia Boushh and Captain Phasma
The Vintage Collection Sail Barge is on-track to be released in February, and no, it will not be available anywhere again. Hasbro wants to release it in Europe, but there were no details provided just yet
Hasbro showed a new Sail Barge behind the scenes video of the packaging photo shoot, they re-created the Sarlacc pit with poseable tentacles, Mark Beaudraux himself made sure that the correct windows on the Sail Barge would be open and in the correct position
The final The Vintage Collection Sail Barge packaging will be revealed in an up-coming International convention before the year is over
The Vintage Collection Klaatu was given a wash on the outfit which looks great
Getting the original images used on Kenner action figure packaging can be tricky, a lot of work was done to re-create Yak Face and Klaatu as faithfully as possible
The Vintage Collection Luke Skywalker (Crait) will be released
The Vintage Collection Assault Combat Commander will be released
The Vintage Collection Han Solo Stormtrooper will be released with new face printing tech and a newly sculpted torso with helmet
The Vintage Collection 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper will be released, this time the figure will have painted gloves and belt
There are eight more Vintage Collection figures which still need to be revealed for next year, all of them will be from the Original Trilogy
During Hasbro's live presentation on the SYFY stage they showcased Mark Beaudraux's mark-ups of the Imperial Combat Assault Tank
Patrick Schneider from the Hasbro Star Wars team will travel to Paris Comic Con, England's MCM convention and Italy's Luca Comics and Games convention to talk about Star Wars action figures. Don't expect huge new reveals but there will be a few new things ...
Thank you to the Hasbro team for a fantastic weekend with lots of great reveals!
Here is another audio which we recorded at Hasbro's media event during New York Comic Con 2018. In the audio you will hear Steve Evans and Patrick Schneider talk about the Sail Barge and some Vintage Collection figures, have fun listening!
Here is the audio which we captured during Hasbro's media event on October 4, 2018 about Star Wars The Black Series 6" figures! Hasbro revealed the impressive General Grievous 6" and Tartakovsky Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi action figures, along with three new entries into the Black Series archive line! Listen to Hasbro's Steve Evans and Patrick Schneider explain some of the figure details, availability, price points and the introduction of the Black Series XL line for Spring 2019!
Cnet.com introduced Hasbro's Star Wars: Resistance 3 3/4" action figure line yesterday, which was followed by an in-room presentation of the action figure line during a press only event during New York Comic Con 2018. The action figures on display included ten figures, six Star Wars figures which will be released single carded and four figures which will be released in two 2-packs. The single carded figures included Kazuda Xiono, Commander Pyre, Torra Doza, Synara San, Major Vonreg and a regular First Order Stormtrooper. The 2-packs will include Poe Dameron with BB-8 and Jarek Yeager with his droid.
The Star Wars: Resistance toy line was referred to by Hasbro as their "kiddie line" and that means less articulation (5POA). The figures are more colorful, brighter and the overall look is stylized to match the Star Wars: Resistance tv show, which is heavily influenced by anime. The toy line will come in its own packaging and will be available in Spring 2019. There were no vehicles announced, but the show is based around races, so we should see some vehicles in this toy line in the future.
You can listen to the audio of the announcement during the press event below.
Star Wars Resistance premieres this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Disney Channel. We'll update this article with press photos and photos from the event in the near future, please stay tuned.