Gentle Giant has sent out an email newsletter ahead of New York Toy Fair announcing a variety of enamel pins, including pins based on Kenner's Star Wars action figure line from the 70's and 80's!
"Enamel Pins - The enamel pin craze has swept the planet and once again pop culture fandom is on the forefront of that trend. Gentle Giant Toys is beyond excited to step into this arena with the biggest juggernaut license in the galaxy – Star Wars!
We are launching our new enamel pin program with 2-D enamel pins representing arguably the most popular toy line of all time – vintage Star Wars figures! Subsequent waves will feature current films and characters from movies such as The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi as well as looking back across over 40 years of the Star Wars Universe!"
We'll post updates to pricing and availability as it becomes available, please check back!
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.
Here is a look at newly announced Hasbro Black Series 6" figures including Admiral Holdo, Clone Commander Wolffe, Gamorrean Guard and Princess Leia (Hoth Outfit). We'll post press photos once we receive them, so check back please!
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:
Hasbro's press event at Toy Fair New York 2018 has concluded and here is what we learned:
- Force Link 2.0 will feature Bluetooth technology and will be updateable
- Walmart will have an exclusive Black Series 6" Mimban Stormtrooper figure
- Black Series 6" Princess Leia in Hoth Outfit will be released
- Black Series 6" Astromech Droids R5-D8, R5-X2, R2-D2 will be released exclusively at Amazon in Spring 2018
- Black Series 6" Clone Commander Wolffe will be released exclusively at Gamestop/Thinkgeek/Barnes'n'Noble/Disney
- Black Series 6" Zuckuss will be Toys'R'Us exclusive
- Black Series 6" Lando Skiff Guard and Gamorrean Guard will be exclusive to Target
- Black Series 6" Centerpiece line continues with Kylo Ren
- The Vintage Collection 3 3/4" Han Solo (young) will be released in wave 2
- The Vintage Collection 3 3/4" Rogue One Assault Tank will be released in August 2018
- The Vintage Collection 3 3/4" Rey (Island Journey) will be Walmart exclusive in Spring 2018
- The Vintage Collection 3 3/4" Mimban Stormtrooper will be Walmart exclusive in Fall 2018
- The Vintage Collection 3 3/4" Yak Face will be released in Spring 2019 (yes, 19)!
- The Vintage Collection 3 3/4" HasLab crowdfunding Jabba's Sail Barge (what!?) $500!
Fans of the Mighty Muggs line will be happy to hear that Hasbro has big plans for the line in 2018! Each collectible Mighty Muggs figure features 3 unique expressions that you can change using the new push-and-turn head feature. With more than 50 new characters being released this year from Star Wars and Marvel, Hasbro is putting a new twist on collectibles for fans of all ages!
IO9.com has revealed four new Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series 6" figures from the up-coming Han Solo: A Star Wars Story movie. The figures, which will be part of the toy launch in April, include Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, Range Trooper and Qi'Ra.
For the full reveal have a look at IO9.com.
Entertainment Weekly has just released images of up-coming Hasbro 3.75" Star Wars figures based on the new Han Solo: A Star Wars Story movie. Have a look below for some of the new figures and look at EW.com for all the information.
Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Bob Chapek revealed that Galaxy's Edge, Disney's new Star Wars land, will feature a marketplace with exclusive Star Wars toys.
At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests will visit the planet of Batuu, a remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge that was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes. Here, guests will find themselves in the middle of the action at two attractions that take detail and immersion to the next level: one that lets guests take the controls of Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
Guests will also be able to explore a street market run by a Toydarian, a character first introduced in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” Among his wares will be handcrafted toys made by local artisans, like those seen above.
For the full press release have a look at the Disney blog!
We've received reports from all over the United States that Walmart stores have marked down Hasbro's basic assortment of Star Wars The Black Series 6" action figures to $5 each. It's time to go out on a toy run! Happy Hunting!
Entertainment Earth has discounted their exclusive Star Wars The Black Series 3.75" astromech droid set to $26.99! At that price those won't be around for much longer, if you need this set we recommend that you pick one up now!
Target stores across the United States keep lowering their prices for Star Wars toys. The latest finds include the Force Link enabled The Last Jedi Resistance Ski Speeder for as low as $11.98! Other finds include The Black Series Centerpieces for as low as $14.98! Make sure to stop by your local Target stores and have a look in the clearance section!
The Forces Of Destiny adventure dolls of Princess Leia and R2-D2 based on A New Hope have been found at retail. The set retails for $54.99. So far the set has only been found at ThinkGeek stores, but it should be available at other retailers soon as well.
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!