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TFNY 2015: Star Wars Toys From Bladez Toys To Yomega Corp.

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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

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.

For more information, visit Jedi News. Continue reading

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 6-Inch Figures Leaked Photo

The new year is just around the corner, but before 2014 comes to an end, a new leak surfaced online, stirring the toy collecting pocket of the fan community. TheForce.net points the way to a leaked photo of 6-inch figure prototypes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The photo, originally posted in a Star Wars Chinese forum, highlights characters that resemble Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Black Series ongoing toy line. Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Next Generation “Teasing Your Kids”

Star Wars: The Next Generation
Teasing Your Kids

My father loved movies and science fiction.  He was a Star Trek fan in the sixties, though he sometimes missed seeing it on television because his in-laws tended to visit on nights when the program aired.  (This may have been a contributing factor to our family being one of the first I knew to have a VCR in our home; he didn’t want interruptions to cause him to miss seeing his favorite shows.)  Having seen Star Wars in 1977 while he was out-of-town on a business trip, he came back home and immediately took my older brother to go see this “strange movie in space that had a gorilla for a copilot.”  Later, he would take his whole family to see the iconic space opera at the drive-in (formerly recounted in this post). Continue reading