Roundup: TFA Toys, Sideshow Collectibles Lineup, Topps Cards, and More!

The new year is finally upon us! Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, season two of Star Wars Rebels, and the highly anticipated sequel, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, are on the horizon. Before those events come to pass, there have been several updates and news reports from the Star Wars toy collecting community. To bring you up to speed with the latest information, this roundup highlights the most relevant and popular items to keep your eyes on.

No Toys Based on The Force Awakens at Toy Fair 2015

Hasbro announced on January 5 that no toys based on Star War: The Force Awakens will be shown at Toy Fair 2015 in New York City, a trade-only event for toy and youth entertainment professionals scheduled for February 14-17.

“Obviously, we know that there’s a huge amount of anticipation for Star Wars toys this year, and we wanted to be forthcoming about this as we know it might make a difference for some of you in regards to travel plans.”

Read the entire press release here.

The Force Awakens Hasbro Product List

z Rebelscum posted a Hasbro product list for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which includes 3.75 figures, The Black Series, toy lightsabers, masks, and other items.

Visit Rebelscum to read the entire list of products.

Hasbro Digital Release Box Sets

hasbro_digital_release_box_setsIt appears Hasbro plans to release products in conjunction with the digital releases of the Star Wars films sometime around May the Fourth, though the release date could also be sooner than that, according to Jedi News.

The figures appear to be from the Saga Legends line. Also, I find the lack of female action figures disturbing. Both trilogies have prominent female characters, and once again, they’ve been neglected. The Saga Legends action figure of Princess Leia as Boushh would have fit in quite nicely.

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Rebels Review: Path of the Jedi

Rebels Review: Did “Path of the Jedi” Just Change a Historical Moment from the Original Trilogy?

Mitchell SteinIt feels good to be back and reviewing these episodes once again. After a fairly short winter hiatus, Rebels is back in a interesting new format. What I witnessed in this week’s episode was something that leaves me with mixed emotions. I found it entertaining certainly, but there are flaws that are just leaving me uncertain of what new direction the show is heading in.  Beware of spoilers ahead.

Like I said, Path of the Jedi is a confusing episode, not just in the story perspective, leaving you just as clueless as Ezra in the hallucination scene, but so much happened in this is episode, and ultimately at the end, not much of an actual outcome exists out of this episode, (or so we may think). So we get Ezra and Kanan going to a secret, ancient, Jedi base, yet another Inquisitor encounter (which actually doesn’t truly happen), and some confusing encounters that really just lead up to the one moment that the entire episode had me devote twenty-two minutes to getting the point across.

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Someone Who Loves You- TWL #115

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Fangirls Around the Web

The following is a guest post from Tricia Barr, long time friend of the Star Wars Report who kindly agreed to share some of her findings about females in Star Wars recently, both in real life, and our fictional heroines. Thanks Tricia for being willing to share!

Each month at FANgirl Blog, I highlight fangirls and their heroines, fictional and real life, spotted across the internet. When Bethany Blanton said she wanted to shine a spotlight on female fans at Star Wars Report, I found some Star Wars heroines and fangirls to share.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy ranked #13 in the Power 100 of The Hollywood Reporter’s 2014 Women in Entertainment Power list. Let’s see where she is next year, after The Force Awakens.

Amy Ratcliffe shares her crafting skills on her blog Geek With Curves. This time it is pink and purple AT-ATs.

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Did you see the new solicit cover art for Darth Vader #3 coming from Marvel? Aphra is a raider of lost weaponry.

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At the Wookiee Gunner, Johnamarie Macias spotlights fanartists. These posts are always a highlight of my day.

Earlier this month Lucasfilm Senior Editor Jen Heddle asked women who wanted to write Star Wars to let her know. The response was amazing!

Independent Film’s Live Read of The Empire Strikes Back featured an incredible cast, including Ellen Page in the role of Han Solo. Check out a recap over at /Film.

The December episode of Fangirls Going Rogue featured a fantastic discussion on Hera and Sabine with guests Sarah Woloski from Skywalker Through Neverland podcast and Geek Girl Diva from EW Star Wars Rebels community. In an interview, Anne Neumann from Rancho Obi-Wan shared how her geeky career led to working with Star Wars.

Finally, each Fangirls Around the Web at FANgirl Blog compiles the latest Fangirls of the Day from Her Universe. We decided to share the last ten over here: Iliana, MaryRose, Kyra, Deleen, Rayna, Brigitte, Adalins, Paige, Rebekah, and Rachel. You can still submit your favorite fangirl.

Tricia Barr is owner/administrator of FANgirl Blog. Her novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. For updates on all things FANgirl follow @FANgirlcantina on Twitter or like FANgirl Zone on Facebook. At times she tries the Tumblr.

2014 End of Year Feedback (Part 2) – SWBTF #155

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Your feedback, your letters, your ponders, oh, and a GIVE-AWAY CONTEST, all this, and more! All on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR Podcast of Legends! YOUR ticket to that Galaxy far, far away!

This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Champion of the Multiverse; Mark Hurliman, and your Count of 2 Continuities; Nathan P. Butler, sit down to discuss YOUR Feedback!. Strap in and tighten your crash webbing Fandom, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away!SWBTF Feedback-001

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