Ryan Beise, our JediBusiness.com correspondent during San Diego Comic Con 2017, met the Hasbro Star Wars brand team and asked your questions to Hasbro's Joe Ninivaggi and Steve Evans. For a transcript of the conversation have a look here please: Hasbro Brand Team Interview @ San Diego Comic Con 2017
Hasbro held a panel during San Diego Comic Con on Friday, July 21 2017 and here is what we learned from it:
Hasbro invited JediBusiness.com to participate in the annual Hasbro Brand Preview Breakfast at San Diego Comic Con. This is a great place for networking, but it's also a great opportunity to get a glimpse at some up-coming Hasbro toys. Check out our photo gallery of the event:
Toys'R'Us.com is now selling the Black Series 6" Commander Gree on their website. The figure costs $24.99 and is in-stock currently.
Rebelscum.com has posted a great photo gallery of Hasbro's booth at San Diego Comic Con. Among the pictures were a Black Series 6" Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper disguise with wet hair and a Farmboy Luke Skywalker figure with blast shield and Jedi training remote. Could we see those two figures on store shelves soon? We'll ask Hasbro on Friday, stay tuned to JediBusiness.com for all the info!
Hasbrotoyshop.com set up space holder pages for Hasbro's Star Wars The Black Series 6" exclusives which contain additional images, an online sale date and pricing.
Each 2017 San Diego Comic Con exclusive will be available online on 8/14/2017.
Luke Skywalker with Landspeeder will retail for $89.99. The set includes the following:
Grand Admiral Thrawn will retail for $49.99. The set includes the following:
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) & Rey (Jedi Training) will retail for $49.99. The set includes the following:
JediInsider found images on a Facebook group which revealed another possible San Diego Comic Con exclusive! This time around it seems it will be a 2-pack for The Black Series 6" line which includes a new version of Rey and the hotly anticipated Jedi Master Luke Skywalker figure! According to the post the 2-pack will cost around $50. Check out the images!
JediBusiness.com will sit down with members of the Hasbro Star Wars brand team during San Diego Comic Con 2017 and ask them your questions about their Star Wars action figure toy lines.
A couple of things:
Getting the chance to interview Hasbro team members is a privilege, not a right. Hasbro is a big company which had sales topping 5 billion last year, and the company has been around for 94 years. We pass the privilege to interview team members to you, the fan. We are your voice directly to the people who make Star Wars action figures. When you post questions please be civil and friendly.
- Please don't ask about distribution (we have been asking about distribution several times per year since 2011, and whatever their business model is for distributing the way they do, it's just what it is at this point)
- Jedi Master Luke Skywalker from TFA has been confirmed to JediBusiness.com by Steve Evans in our interview on Toy Run - Episode 16, so that figure is coming in the 6" and 3.75" scales
- Don't ask about PlaySkool figures and toys, that's a different department (and we don't cover that line on J.B.)
- We can't guarantee that all questions will be asked (there is a time limit for the interview)
- We will release a transcript of the interview after the convention, and the audio will be made available on Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast
- We will collect questions through Friday, July 14th 2017
Toys'R'Us has set up a landing page on their website for their 2017 San Diego Comic Con and Toys'R'Us in-store exclusives. The Black Series Commander Gree 6" figure, which was revealed during Star Wars Celebration Orlando earlier this year, is also listed with details about its availability:
You'll only find these items at Toysrus.com and at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 at the summer's largest comic convention in San Diego, CA! Get our exclusives in San Diego and online starting Thursday, July 20!