The Star Wars Insider, which is the official Star Wars magazine, features a small article about our favorite 3.75" toy line from Hasbro! The small article highlights the beautifully designed Imperial Assault Tank from Rogue One. Next time when you are at a newsstand, make sure to check out the Insider!
Hasbro has announced that Princess Leia in Boushh disguise is coming to The Vintage Collection in 2019. The figure will have a removable helmet and additional accessories, and it will feature the photo real face printing technology.
Another figure which Hasbro announced was Han Solo in Mimban (Mudtrooper) outfit for The Black Series 6" line.
Thank you to Rafael Pineda for live streaming the panel to our Toy Run Facebook group. We'll provide images once we get some good shots!
The organizers of the Noris Force Con in Germany have announced that there will be three Hasbro convention exclusives available at their event. So far two of the three have been announced while the third exclusive is going to be announced in the near future.
The first exclusive is the Doctor Aphra Comic Set 3-Pack which was available at San Diego Comic Con in the United States. This time however the packaging will look quite different with several different languages on the front of the box. The figures will be the same however, a price has not been announced yet.
The second exclusive will be the Han Solo Exogorth Escape set, which was also previously available at San Diego Comic Con in the United States. The packaging looks identical but the back will likely be updated in multiple different languages. A price has not been announced yet.
Exclusives will only be sold at the show and will not be available online afterwards. Even though those figures are exclusive to the convention in Germany, there is a good chance that they will be available at other conventions in Europe over the coming months. Hasbro will have two representatives at the show holding a panel and a Q&A with attendees about their Star Wars toy line. Noris Force Con will be held from September 21 - 23rd 2018 in Fürth, Germany. You can follow Noris Force Con on Facebook for more information.
You can now find Hasbro's 3.75" Vintage Collection Doctor Aphra, 0-0-0 and BT-1 in the database.
Here is a rundown of what we have learned from Hasbro's San Diego Comic Con 2018 panel, plus images sent to us by Toy Run listener (a weekly podcast which we produce) Rob Paladino (thanks Rob!) and links to official press releases sent to us by Hasbro, and a closer look at Hasbro's fantastic San Diego Comic Con exclusives this year.
The Vintage Collection 3.75"
In 2019 Hasbro will use their Photo Real face printing technology on The Vintage Collection figures. This is exciting news and means much more accurate faces and good-bye bad paint apps! Hasbro has confirmed some new figures for 2019 and how many per months they'll release. The current release schedule for The Vintage Collection looks like this:
Steve Evans, Design Director at Hasbro, has answered some fan questions on the Hasbro Pulse Instagram account. Back in April we asked all those questions and we are glad that the team at Hasbro listens to the fan community and keeps improving their Star Wars action figure line based on fan feedback. Thank you!
Here are new images of the up-coming Imperial Assault Tank from Hasbro's The Vintage Collection. The vehicle will be available in August and cost $79.99. You can pre-order it on Entertainment Earth including free shipping! Check out the images below:
Io9.com revealed Hasbro's 3.75" The Vintage Collection 3-pack this morning. The set includes three Star Wars figures from the new expanded universe with fan favorite Dr. Aphra (she will also be released single carded), 0-0-0 the protocol droid, and BT-1. The set will cost a whopping $50 (we are not kidding!) and will exclusively be sold at San Diego Comic Con 2018. A limited number of sets will be made available through HasbroToyShop.com after the show, but those typically sell out in a matter of minutes. You can read the entire story on Io9.com
Hasbro's HasLab Sail Barge Behind The Workbench booklets have been arriving on north American doorsteps this past week. If you've pre-ordered the Sail Barge make sure to go out and check your mail boxes! The 62 page booklet gives a detailed look into the creation of the Sail Barge including expert insights by Mark Boudreaux, the 1980 concept phase at Lucasfilm, Sail Barge concepts by Ralph McQuarrie and the model design which was used in Return Of The Jedi. In addition it features a look at how Hasbro built the Barge, including the dimensions and 3D renderings.
This is a fantastic companion piece to the actual Sail Barge and a great collector item. Unfortunately we can't share more images with you due to the copyright.
You can now find Kylo Ren from Hasbro's 3.75" The Vintage Collection in the database, check it out!
You can now find Rey (Jakku) #116 from Hasbro's 3.75" The Vintage Collection in the database, have a look!
You can now find The Vintage Collection 3.75" First Order Stormtrooper in the database. Take a look to learn more about the figure.
You can now find Hasbro's The Vintage Collection 3.75" Jyn Erso figure in the database. Take a look and check out the comparison pictures of this release and the previous Black Series 3.75" version!
We've added Hasbro's 3.75" Vintage Collection #120 Rebel Soldier (Hoth) to the database. Check it out!
You can now find the brand new The Vintage Collection 3.75" figure of Supreme Leader Snoke in the database. To learn more about the figure have a look here:
Here is your reminder! You only have a few hours left before Hasbro's Sail Barge can't be purchased anymore! Today, April 3rd, 2018, 11:59 EST! Get your order in now on HasbroLab.com!
Hasbro's brand new 3.75" The Vintage Collection is back and with it some growing pains. After inspecting several of the new figures we'd like to point out what improvements we'd like to see made.
Just in time for the return of Hasbro's The Vintage Collection, FigureShield has released their brand new ST-69 clamshells for standard 6x9 carded figures. Those clamshells fit any and all 6x9" cardded figures that have bubbles that don't go all the way to the bottom of the card, so they fit all vintage Kenner figures, The Vintage Collection, Disney's Droid Factory figures, Funko ReAction figures, GI Joe, and more. FigureShield is working on a new design which will fit Revenge Of The Sith and Clone Wars figures where the figure's bubble goes to the bottom of the card, and we will update you here once those have been released. For now however, it's all about the ST-69 clamshells which will protect The Vintage Collection figures!
This week on TOY RUN, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens pay tribute to Toys'R'Us.com with a moment of silence and they review the first wave of The Vintage Collection figures. Jabba’s Sail Barge continues to stay in the news as it enters its last few days of its HasLab campaign and the hosts discuss new information which was revealed through a JediBusiness.com google hangout with the Star Wars brand team. In addition Jake and Criz Bee talk about the new BluRay Star Wars action figure covers and they share some thoughts about FigureShield, the premium way to protect carded Vintage Collection figures. Toy Run listeners will get the chance to save some money on FigureShield clamshells with an exclusive promo code given out during the show and listeners can win a digital download code for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. All of this, plus the Toy Rundown of the News, TR Nation on Facebook coverage and what was found on this week’s toy runs and tons more figure talk on Episode #103 of TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast! Subscribe, subscribe, subscribe and please leave a 5 star review on iTunes!
We did it! The Kethanna, Jabba's Sail Barge, has found more than 5,000 backers and will go into production! Stay tuned over the next two weeks for a closer look at the included booklet and we'll keep you updated here on JediBusiness.com about any progress made on the vehicle!
Congratulations to anybody who backed this first HasLab project, this is the most expensive and biggest Star Wars ship for 3.75" figures ever made! There is still time to get yourself one if you haven't yet, you have until April 3rd: Hasbrolab.com
Hasbro has sent us a video which shows just how big the Sail Barge is going to be!
Hasbro launched a new campaign called HASLAB that hopes to put dream products into the hands of fans, starting with the biggest Star Wars vehicle Hasbro and Kenner have ever produced – Jabba’s Sail Barge. We are just 5 days away from reaching our goal, and you’re our only hope to make Jabba’s Sail Barge a reality! Check out the video below and back the barge now!
3/29/2018 How Many Klaatu Video (see below)
3/21/2018 Sail Barge Photo Gallery Painted
3/21/2018 Video of painting the Sail Barge
3/19/2018 Hasbro's Q&A On Instagram
3/15/2018 Mark Boudreaux And The Size Of The Box!
3/12/2018 Sail Barge Booklet Preview
3/2/2018 The Sail Barge Is Coming To Canada!
2/17/2018 The Sail Barge Press Release
2/17/2018 Sail Barge Original Reveal
We've received exclusive images of some of the painted details found on the Sail Barge! Have a look at the insane detail found inside the Barge, including trophies of the Rancor, the Ishi Tib and Gamorrean Guard head
JediBusiness.com had the opportunity today to join a part of Hasbro's Star Wars team on a Google Hangout chat. Unfortunately we can't provide the audio or the video, but we have a summary of the conversation with new information about HasLab and Hasbro's Sail Barge below. The chat included Steve Evans (Design Director), Joe Ninivaggi (Marketing Director) and a man who doesn't need an introduction, Kenner/Hasbro design legend Mark Boudreaux!
Hasbro has sent us glam shots of their Haslab Sail Barge project and the images are stunning! Look at the wooden floors in Jabba's cabin, have a look at the armory and the insane details found there, it's all very impressive. Hasbro has also sent a mock-up image of Yak Face on the Kenner-inspired Power Of The Force packaging which goes back to 1985! This is an amazing project, let's hope this will reach it's goal of 5,000 backers! Check out the photo gallery and don't forget that you can only order the Sail Barge on HasbroLab.com, it will not be sold at regular retail stores!
Hasbro has released a time-laps video of how they assembled and painted the prototype of the Sail Barge! Watch the video and check out how much work goes into making this project a reality! Don't forget, you can pre-order the Sail Barge only on Hasbrolab.com and only until April 3rd, 2018!
In case you've missed it, Hasbro will include an unpunched Yak Face 3.75" action figure with the Sail Barge! This figure will be released in throw-back Kenner-style Power Of The Force packaging including a collector coin! The figure will be available at regular retail, but in basic The Vintage Collection packaging. Let's back the barge at HasbroLab.com!
Enertainment Weekly has revealed new images of the Sail Barge which show the vehicle fully painted. In addition they've revealed that Hasbro will include an exclusive 3.75" Yak Face action figure with the Sail Barge, which will be packaged on a Kenner Power Of The Force style card back. The figure itself will also be available at regular retail on a Return Of The Jedi style card. Head on over to Entertainment Weekly and have a look at all the new images and make sure to back the Barge on Hasbrolab.com!
Hasbro has announced that Jabba's Sail Barge is now available to Canadian customers! To support the Barge go to HasbroLab.com! To read more about the Sail Barge and the development process, StarWars.com has published an article with interviews including Steve Evans and Joe Ninivaggi.
Straight from HasbroPulse:
We have some exciting news to announce! The Hasbro Star Wars design team would love to hear your thoughts about what figures, vehicles, creatures, and playset environments you want to see in the Star Wars: The Vintage Collection in the future.
There are so many to choose from in the Star Wars galaxy, and chatting with fans at conventions has inspired many of our new products. However, since not everyone can attend conventions, we wanted a more inclusive way to connect with you and hear your ideas.
So we are pleased to announce the launch of STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE… CONVERSATION!
Every day this week, starting Monday, February 26, we will be posting a question on the Hasbro Pulse Instagram page relating to the development of the Star Wars: The Vintage Collection product line. Simply share your thoughts and ideas in the comment section for each day’s question.
Be sure to check back throughout the week so you can share your thoughts on a variety of topics related to The Vintage Collection. At the end of the week, we will collect all your answers and share them with the rest of the design team.
Make sure you spread the word! And remember… posting your answers on the Hasbro Pulse Instagram page is the best way to have your thoughts taken into consideration.
We look forward to hearing from you. May the Force be with you!
The full article was posted here: HasbroPulse.com
We've received new images from Hasbro which showcase the insane details found on Jabba's Sail Barge. Have a look at the photo gallery and make sure to support this fantastic project at HasbroLab.com!
Here they are! Hasbro has sent out their press release images so that we all can get a better look at what Star Wars figures will be released in 2018. The photo gallery features the Force Link 2.0 3.75" action figure line, the brand new The Vintage Collection 3.75" line and Hasbro's 6" Star Wars action figure line. There is lots of great stuff coming, enjoy!
Here is Hasbro's press release about the Sail Barge:
HASBRO is constantly working to create innovative and exciting new products that cater to the unique needs of consumers and fans. In 2018, we take that pledge one step further with the launch of HASLAB!
Announced at this year’s Toy Fair, HASLAB is Hasbro’s new platform that hopes to put dream products into the hands of fans. To that end, we’re excited to announce that the first HASLAB item is the biggest Star Wars vehicle Hasbro and Kenner have ever produced – fan favorite JABBA’S SAIL BARGE! Measuring approximately 4 feet long, this large scale, highly detailed item features premium deco and vintage packaging. An incredible addition to any collection, Jabba’s Sail Barge comes complete with exquisitely-detailed and fan accessible interior/exterior decks, one Jabba the Hutt 3.75-inch scale figure, two soft-cloth fabric sails, and other realistic features that mimic one of the most notorious vehicles in the Star Wars universe.
HASLAB takes inspiration from other platforms by inviting participants to support the product by backing the project up front by placing a pre-order. You’re our only hope to make Jabba’s Sail Barge a reality! For Jabba’s Sail Barge to go into production, Hasbro must meet a certain minimum threshold of 5,000 pre-orders. It’s up to the fans to support the campaign and help successfully reach that goal by 11:59pm ET on April 3rd, 2018. Those who pre-order the item will also receive “Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna): Behind The Workbench,” a premium, 64-page booklet that goes behind the scenes of the design and development of the actual Sail Barge film set piece and Hasbro toy and includes set photos, product blueprints, interviews, and more.
Starting today, fans can place a pre-order for Jabba’s Sail Barge at HASBRO.COM/HASLAB. If the goal is met, the product will go into production. For more information on HASLAB and to follow the project’s progress throughout the 45 day pre-order window, visit HASBRO.COM/HASLAB and follow @HasbroPulse on social media.
Fans of Hasbro's Star Wars action figure line have been campaigning for a full 3 3/4" compatible Jabba's Sail Barge vehicle for more than a decade. Today, Hasbro has announced a new initiative which might make this dream come true! This is truly the best news we've received in many years when it comes to Hasbro's Star Wars toy line and we'd like to say thank you to Steve Evans and his Star Wars team for finding a way to give fans a shot at this incredible vehicle.
Fellow collectors, this is your chance to back this project and make the biggest Star Wars vehicle ever made a reality. All the details at HasLab:
With the return of the 3.75" The Vintage Collection from Hasbro in April 2018, we were wondering, what was your favorite part about The Vintage Collection? Was it a certain character, the Kenner inspired look, the character variety, the Target 3-packs, the exclusive Death Star set? Let us know in the comments below!
Toy Run listener and T.R. Nation community member Scott Steiner has shared some images from Hasbro's panel at HASCON! The images show the final carded versions for The Vintage Collection, including. Rey, Kylo Ren, First Order Stormtrooper, Jyn Erso and Hoth Rebel Trooper. In addition Hasbro showed a super articulated Supreme Leader Snoke figure which will be part of the Vintage Collection. Hasbro also showed their Black Series role play Darth Vader helmet, which looks stunning! Furthermore Hasbro showed new The Last Jedi 5POA figures which are Force Link enabled, the figures shown were Luke Skywalker (Jedi Exile), DJ (Canto Bight), Rey (Island Journey), R2-D2 (with booster rockets), General Leia Organa, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Rose with BB-8 and BB-9E. We'll update this post if more news makes it out of the panel, for now check out the images by Scott Steiner below:
JediBusiness.com is your voice for Hasbro's 3.75" THE VINTAGE COLLECTION! Over the next few weeks we will set up a variety of pages where you can make your voice heard to let Hasbro know what Star Wars action figures you want to see in THE VINTAGE COLLECTION in 2018 and beyond! This can include new characters or older figures which you want to see re-released.
Before posting, please learn about what figures Hasbro has released in THE VINTAGE COLLECTION already. During San Diego Comic Con, Hasbro has released a lot of information about THE VINTAGE COLLECTION, we've gathered all that information for you here: Everything we know about THE VINTAGE COLLECTION (this includes figures which have been announced for THE VINTAGE COLLECTION already, it's well worth a read!)
We will post our personal TOP 10 for each category over the next few weeks. BOOKMARK THE HUB for all our posts regarding this!
If you are not sure what Star Wars figures Hasbro has released from The Phantom Menace before, have a look at our movie section here: Star Wars figures from The Phantom Menace!
After interviewing the Hasbro Brand team at San Diego Comic Con and by gathering intel online, this is all the information which we currently have about the 3.75" The Vintage Collection for next year.
- The Vintage Collection will be released in Spring 2018
- Figures will cost between $10 - $15 each
- The Vintage Collection will be available everywhere and will not be exclusive to one store
- Officially announced figures are:
- Rey (re-release)
- Kylo Ren (re-release)
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:
CHOOSE WHICH CHARACTER JOINS THE VINTAGE COLLECTION IN HASBRO'S STAR WARS FAN FIGURE VOTE, LAUNCHING TODAY!
As revealed today at Hasbro’s Star Wars Celebration Orlando panel, the 3.75-inch Vintage Collection is back in 2018. And they want you to decide which character will be next to join the fan-favorite line!
Kicking off today is Hasbro’s Star Wars Fan Figure Vote, where you’ll get to vote for your favorite hero, villain, droid, or alien that has yet to be made into an action figure. It could be anyone — from Doctor Aphra of Marvel’s comics to Klik-Klak from Star Wars Rebels. (And remember, the world still needs a Tonnika action figure!)
First-round voting in Hasbro’s initiative will take place at Star Wars fan sites from today, April 15-April 19; after voting closes, the top picks from each site will be entrants in a final poll at StarWars.com, which will run from April 26-30. The winner will be announced at a later date.
TYPE THE NAME OF THE CHARACTER YOU WANT TO BE MADE INTO A 3.75" SUPER ARTICULATED STAR WARS FIGURE INTO THE COMMENTS. LIKES WILL NOT BE COUNTED.
ONE VOTE ONLY.