The Star Wars Report‘s merchandise roundup returns this month (March 2015), compiling the major announcements and latest developments related to Star Wars toys and other products.
2015 TFNY Hasbro Q&As
In case you missed them, make sure to catch up with the Hasbro Q&As from February’s Toy Fair New York.
DorksideToys is having a Black Friday sale in March! Click through the image above for additional details, and specifically, at what time the sale begins. Some items will be as low as $3.99! Star Wars toys on sale include:
- Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends EPII Clone Trooper 3.75 Action Figure
- Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Obi-Wan Kenobi 3.75 Action Figure
- Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Darth Vader 3.75 Action Figure
- Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Jango Fett 3.75 Action Figure
- Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends 3.75″ Plo Koon Action Figure
- 2014 Star Wars Black Series 3.75 Wave 4 Yoda Action Figure
- Star Wars Black Series 3.75 Luke Skywalker Wampa Attack Action Figure
- Star Wars Black Series 3.75 Astromech R5-G19 Action Figure
- Star Wars Black Series 6″ Stormtrooper Action Figure
- Star Wars Black Series 6″ Jabba the Hutt Deluxe Action Figure Non Mint
- Star Wars Black Series 6″ Speeder Bike with Biker Scout Deluxe Action Figure Non Mint
- Star Wars Black Series 6″ Clone Trooper Sergeant Action Figure
- 2014 Star Wars Black Series 3.75″ Wave 6 Set of 6 Action Figures
Norse Legion has a variety of licensed Star Wars jewelry, including Pandora style beads and charms. Fans looking to glam up their outfits should visit their collection and follow them on Twitter and Facebook. Norse Legion also has a small collection of Star Wars t-shirts.
Following the season finale of Star Wars Rebels, Her Universe unveiled a new shirt. Known as “Visions of Ahsoka”, the t-shirt has art designed by Dave Filoni. It’s currently available for $25 at the Her Universe website and it will not be available for purchase at Star Wars Celebration.
In addition to the reveal of Ahsoka Tano and Darth Vader in the Rebels season finale, USA Today reported that Hasbro will released Ahsoka and Vader figures in the style of Star Wars Rebels later this fall. According to Yakface.com, the two figures will be sold together in the same package.
Funko announced that the POP! Slave Leia will be released from the Star Wars vault in celebration of the highly anticipated sequel. It will be the second POP! vinyl figure to return and it will only be available for a limited time with special packaging. The figure will be available in stores starting in April.
Coming October 2015 is the Snowtrooper 2-Pack ARTFX+ Statue by Kotobukiya. This reveal comes after the Star Wars Celebration announcement of the R3-A2 and K-3PO. Visit the Kotobukiya 2015 New York Toy Fair catalog for more information. (via Yakface.com)
The LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded will be coming out on April 28, 2015. The book contains 72 additional pages of new minifigures and includes an exclusive Prototype Boba Fett minifigure.
Star Wars Weekends 2015 returns Friday, May 15, to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort. Disney Theme Park Merchandise is going to kick off the annual celebration with a ticketed event called “Galactic Gathering” on Thursday, May 14, from 10am to 3pm. The event will provide guests the first opportunity to purchase brand new products specially crafted for Star Wars Weekends. Visit Vinylmation World for more information.
You can now place pre-orders for the Darth Vader Premium Format Figure by Sideshow Collectibles and the Obi-Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys. The Vader figure is priced at $499.99 and the Obi-Wan figure is $219.99.
Other items available for pre-order, specifically at Entertainment Earth, include:
- Star Wars The Force Awakens Hot Wheels Starship Playset. Price: $61.99. Coming April 2015.
- Star Wars: The Black Series Darth Vader Yoda’s Test 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure. Price: $13.99. Coming May 2015.
- Star Wars: The Black Series Clone Captain Rex 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure. Price: $11.99. Coming May 2015.
- Star Wars Samurai General Darth Vader Movie Realization Action Figure. Price: $89.99. Coming August 2015.
- Star Wars Ashigaru Stormtrooper Movie Realization Action Figure. Price: $79.99. Coming August 2015.
Toy Fair 2015 had its highs and lows during its opening weekend at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The low being Hasbro and the lack of discussion around Star Wars: The Black Series and Star Wars Rebels. A variety of other exhibiting manufacturers and distributors displayed numerous toys and products, many of which have plans to expand upon collections as we get closer to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Going in alphabetical order, this post gathers up the best tweets, photos, videos, and other content related to this year’s Toy Fair.
Bladez Toys, Inc.
International company Bladez Toys, Inc., specializes in designing, developing, and distributing licensed products, including jumbo radio controlled inflatable toys. The following samples of Yoda and Darth Vader are hints of what’s to come soon from Bladez Toys. Yodasnews.com also has a video of the inflatable toys in operation and R2-D2 can be seen in a picture taken by the Collector’s Cantina. Continue reading
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
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
It 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.