It's Time To Digest All The Star Wars Action Figure Goodness!

10/12/2018 Toy Run Podcast JediBusiness.com NYCC2018

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. 

Toy Run Episode #128

Toy Run Episode #129

Toy Run Episode #130

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NYCC 2018 Press Photo Update - Take A Look!

10/10/2018 Hasbro The Vintage Collection NYCC2018

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! 

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Watch The NYCC 2018 Hasbro Star Wars Panel In HD!

10/10/2018 Hasbro The Black Series NYCC2018

Here is the video which we streamed live through our Facebook page. The panel was fun, fast paced and had a lot of reveals. Watch it below!

 

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Listen To The SyFy Wire Live Hasbro Star Wars Presentation!

10/9/2018 Hasbro The Vintage Collection NYCC2018

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!

 

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Hasbro Star Wars Figure Reveal & Details ROUND-UP! Check it out!

10/7/2018 Hasbro The Black Series NYCC2018

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
  • The Vintage Collection Rey Island Journey is now available through Entertainment Earth
  • The Vintage Collection 41st Clone Trooper is now available through Entertainment Earth
  • Listen to Hasbro talk about The Vintage Collection here

Star Wars The Black Series 6"

  • Black Series Obi-Wan Kenobi Clone Wars Tartakovsky will be out in Spring 2019, exclusively at Walgreens
  • Black Series General Grievous will cost $29.99, it will be available in XL Black Series packaging and it will not be exclusive
  • General Grievous will be the first one in the Black Series XL line which has a higher price point but it allows Hasbro to release bigger figures which are not exclusively tied to a specific store
  • The Black Series Archive series will include Yoda (new face printing), Biker Scout, Anakin Skywalker (E3, new face printing))
  • The Black Series Archive series Yoda wil have face printing tech based on the likness from the original trilogy
  • The Black Series Luke Skywalker with wet hair will be released in Spring 2019 at Target stores only
  • The figure will come with a communicator and the armor and helmet will be dirtied up
  • The Black Series Imperial Rocket Trooper from Star Wars Rebels will be out in Spring 2019 exclusively at Gamestop/ThinkGeek
  • The figure will come with a clear see-through new display stand where the front of the boots or toes can be placed in to get it balance (nice!)
  • The Black Series Doctor Aphra, Tripple Zero and the astromech will be released in the basic Black Series line
  • The Black Series Tripple Zero will include extra murder hands
  • The Black Series Doctor Aphra is a new interpretation and not an up-scaled version of the Vintage Collection figure
  • During the SyFy live stream the Hasbro team showed packaged versions of the Black Series archive figures, the cards are slightly smaller than 40th Anniversary Black Series cards
  • The back of the Archive Series will feature images of the original release of the figure
  • Black Series Archive figures will cost $19.99 each
  • Listen to Hasbro talk about The Black Series here

Star Wars Resistance 3 3/4"

  • Hasbro showed 10 3 3/4" figures from Star Wars Resistance, 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
  • Listen to Hasbro talk about Star Wars Resistance here

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!

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Listen To Steve Evans And Patrick Schneider Talk About The Vintage Collection!

10/6/2018 Hasbro The Vintage Collection NYCC2018

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! 

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Listen To The Black Series 6" General Grievous And General Kenobi Reveal!

10/5/2018 Hasbro The Black Series NYCC2018

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!

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Here Are All The Detail About The Star Wars Resistance Action Figure Line!

10/5/2018 Hasbro Star Wars: Resistance NYCC2018

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.

 

 

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Hasbro Will Give Us A Rare Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Imperial Assault Tank!

10/4/2018 The Vintage Collection Hasbro NYCC2018

We found out this morning during Hasbro's media event that this Sunday, during Hasbro's New York Comic 2018 panel, Hasbro will give us a rare behind-the-scenes look at the creation of The Vintage Collection Imperial Assault Tank! There are details hidden in the vehicle which you won't notice unless you take it apart, and of course we don't want to do that! Expect to go beyond the cup holder! We are looking forward to this and of course we'll report back here on J.B. about it, so stay tuned! 

 Imperial Combat Assault Tank

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