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Rebels Review: Idiots Array

Mitchell SteinLast week I was a bit underwhelmed by the appearance of Yoda voiced by the legendary Frank Oz in “Path of the Jedi,” and at the end of my review, I requested that if the writers could ever score another legendary original Star Wars character they should use them to the highest capacity. Well, it seems like the writers were listening, because this week delivered in extreme perfection.

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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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Roundup: Sabine Figure Spotted, Gentle Giant Video, and More!

Christmas day is almost upon us, but before we don our ugly sweaters and break out the eggnog, catch up with the latest toy and merchandise news.

Star Wars Rebels Missions Series Sabine Wren 3.75 Action Figure

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A father found a Star Wars Rebels Mission Series Sabine Wren figure at a Toys “R” Us in Hong Kong. He also had the Star Wars Rebels Missions Series Wullffwarro & Wookiee Warrior 3.75 action figures in hand, but left them behind at the time of purchase.

No official word on the release date of the figures in North America. Some toy sites estimate a December/January arrival. Earlier this December, Dave Filoni shared a picture of the Hera Syndulla figure, bringing fans hope that the figures will be revealed soon.

 LEGO Star Wars: 2015 Catalog and Pre-Orders

Groove Bricks recently shared previews of the LEGO 2015 catalog. New LEGO Star Wars sets include the 75084 Wookiee Gunship with a Kanan Jarrus minifigure, the 75090 Ezra’s Speeder Bike set with the helmet-less Sabine Wren minifigure, among others. In fact, you can now pre-order some of these sets over at the LEGO Shop, including the $199.99 75060 Slave I set.

To see what a helmeted Sabine Wren minifigure would look like, check out xero_fett‘s completed custom minifigure cast of Star Wars Rebels. “With the great helmet & curved torso from @arealightcustoms and the awesome range finder from @clonearmycustoms, we are able to finally put the whole Rebels team together!” Continue reading

Roundup: Shadow Trooper Pre-Order, Hera Syndulla Figure, and More!

The weekend is finally upon us, bringing with it time to relax, recharge and catch up with the latest Star Wars news and updates. Before the roundup begins, make sure to check out the current slashed prices for the holiday season. Following the madness behind Black Friday and Cyber Monday, many toys and other merchandise are still on sale, so if you’re in desperate need to find a gift at an affordable price, there is still time.

ThinkGeek has a few items on sale, including Star Wars Gingerbread Cookie CuttersR2-D9 USB Car Charger, and Her Universe’s Star Wars Symbol Infinity Scarf.

Her Universe clothes are still 20% off at Hot Topic, including the latest items, such as the Star Wars Symbol Cardigan and Doctor Who TARDIS Fair Isle Dress. The Her Universe shop also has plenty of clothes on sale, including the charming cosplay tunics.

Star Wars Rebels Mission Series Hera Syndulla 3.75 Figure

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Star Wars Rebels supervising director and executive producer Dave Filoni made a wild appearance on social media to generate excitement in the fan community. Recently, he posted a picture of the Hera Syndulla figure everyone desperately wants to add to their collections. Though no solid date is available, the Hera Syndulla and Sabine Wren figures will debut in 2015.

Some want to see both Hera and Sabine as single-carded figures as well as in more merchandise. For example, pre-orders are available for Gentle Giant’s Star Wars Rebels Stormtrooper, but some fans (including myself) have expressed more interest in having a maquette of Sabine and Hera. Here’s hoping that change comes soon! Continue reading