Archive for 2010



Hasbro’s New 2010 Vintage Collection Figures

Pete Vilmur | February 15, 2010

Revealed at Toy Fair this year, Hasbro will be releasing some old favorites with all new tooling but in packages resembling the original action figures from the ’70s and ’80s (see the Cloud Car Pilot package below). Check out the full line for 2010 at our Flickr series here!

Be sure to check out our full coverage of Toy Fair 2010 by checking back here at the blog, or by bookmarking our Toy Fair 2010 collection at Flickr.

Boba’s Back, and Hasbro’s Got Him

Pete Vilmur | February 14, 2010

Hasbro’s got at least three new entries for 2010 of the galaxy’s best bounty hunter, including the infamous rocket-firing Boba Fett figure that finally gets the spring-loaded missile that was promised in 1979 but not released!

Because of safety concerns in 1979, the spring-loaded missile that was to come with the mail-away Fett was permanently attached to the bounty-hunter’s backpack shortly before release, with the rocket-firing feature surviving on only a select few prototype examples that are now worth thousands of dollars.

This rocket-firing Fett, which appears almost identical to the 1979 vintage original, will be available as a mail-away with the purchase of five specially-marked Hasbro figures starting this fall. Also on deck is the Boba Fett role-play blaster and helmet (read more about the helmet here). Check out our Flickr series for more photos of the vintage-style Fett figure as well as larger pics of the blaster and helmet. Stay updated with the latest from Toy Fair with our full Flickr series here!

Hasbro Reveals Vehicles for 2010

Pete Vilmur | February 14, 2010

At this weekend’s Toy Fair in New York, Hasbro unveiled their 2010 line of Star Wars vehicles and figure/vehicle combos. Some great entries from the Clone Wars series here, such as Cad Bane with Pirate Bike and Mando with Speeder Bike, as well as some great classic vehicles like the Bespin Cloud Car. But that’s just for starters — follow this link to the full set of new Star Wars vehicles slated for 2010, including some bigger pics of the Super Deluxe AT-AT.

Hasbro’s Mega AT-AT Unveiled!

Pete Vilmur | February 13, 2010

Today at the 2010 New York Toy Fair, Hasbro unveiled the heavily-rumored (and consequently highly-anticipated) all new AT-AT vehicle for their 3.75-inch action figure line, which will retail for about $100 on August 1. Check out the images and description below, and get the full roster of Hasbro toys announced at Toy Fair after the jump (stay tuned for more Toy Fair coverage as we report from the event starting this weekend in New York)!

Star Wars AT-AT
(Approximate Retail Value: $99.99; Ages: 5 & up)
In space, size does matter, and Hasbro certainly kept that in mind when creating its all-new, highly detailed Star Wars AT-AT. The AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) played a significant role in the Empire’s military assault in The Empire Strikes Back, and it will play an equally important role in every fan’s toy collection this year! Measuring more than 24 inches tall, nearly 28 inches long, and 12 inches wide, this colossal vehicle holds up to 20 Star Wars figures — 6 of which can fit in its head alone! — and includes so many play and electronic features true to its on-screen counterpart that it’s hard to believe! From the zip-line in its body and articulated legs for superb poseability, to its LED lights and authentic movie sounds and phrases, this is the must-have addition for Star Wars fans of all ages. Includes a 3.75 inch AT-AT driver action figure and a pop-out speeder bike.

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Lois Lane the Stormtrooper?

StarWars.com Team | February 12, 2010

Look out, Superman! It looks like Lois Lane might be headed to the Empire! In tonight’s episode of Smallville, Lois seems to be dressed in Imperial armor? What would Smallville’s Erica Durance look like if she had stormtrooper DNA coursing through her veins?

Check out this spoilery clip here:
Smallville Spoofs Star Wars
(via EW.com)

Look Out, It’s Ewokong!

Bonnie Burton | February 11, 2010

Ever wonder what would happen if an Ewok the size of King Kong was rampaging through Coruscant? Artist Nathan Hamill shows us just that in his new base card for the Star Wars Galaxy 5 trading card series.

The 120 card collection will be released February 24, 2010. The set features new base card artwork, sketch cards, foil cards, the art of Star Wars Celebration and more.

Nathan writes:

I found that as I get older, my affinity for Ewoks grows. Maybe it’s part of myself wanting to return to my youth and the days when Jedi was released or maybe it’s a realization that they’re actually pretty vicious lil guys. And, yes, they’re cute but there’s also something quite unsettling about them. The human-like teeth? The black, beady eyes? Their hunger for flesh?

Read more about it here:
Ewokong: Star Wars Galaxy 5 Base Card

Phil Lamarr Talks Clone Wars

StarWars.com Team | February 10, 2010

Voice actor Phil Lamarr recently spoke with Newsarama who wanted to know the latest about his work on the upcoming new season of Futurama, as well as any hints at what’s to come on this season of The Clone Wars.

Nrama: So what’s going on with Star Wars: The Clone Wars?

Lamarr: Well…

Nrama: Anything you’re allowed to tell me?

Lamarr: [laughs] Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking, because they’re serious about their non-disclosure. We don’t get to keep the scripts. Like, if you forget to bring it…they send you a script at home and you bring it back. One time I forgot my script at home, and they said, ‘Here. This is a FedEx packet. When you get home, put it in this and send it.’ They’re not messing around.

But we’re having a lot of fun on Clone Wars. Now, what can I tell you? The new season has a shift. The stuff that Dave Filoni is doing…he’s taking it to a slightly darker place, because we’re heading towards the third movie, where things get bad. And this is paving the way.

Specifics? A lot of senate intrigue, which is good for me, because I’m playing Bail Organa. [laughs] But Dave is smart enough to know…nobody wants to see senate votes. So he’s really taking those issues and personalizing it to Padme (Catherine Taber), and giving them action elements as well.

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Felicia Day Shows Off Her Lightsaber Skills

StarWars.com Team | February 5, 2010

We already know how awesome geek goddess and actress Felicia Day is when it comes to her love for gaming and Star Wars, so it was only a matter of time before fans would see her show off her lightsaber dueling skills… and they are impressive.

Check out this hilarious video of Felicia as she takes up her lightsaber and fights against Jace Hall from The Jace Hall Show on IGN.com.

WATCH VIDEO: The Jace Hall Show: Felicia Day Lightsaber Fight
(via IGN.com)

Felicia, from now on we’re calling you Dark Lord of The Guild!

Snoop Dogg & Darth Vader Team Up for adidas in NYC

StarWars.com Team | February 4, 2010


It was only a matter of time before rapper Snoop Dogg and Darth Vader hung out. Today, in honor of the adidas Originals Star Wars collection, Snoop Dogg and DJ Neil Armstrong (who both made cameos in the adidas Originals Welcomes You to the Neighborhood commercial) teamed up again with The 501st Legion, R2-D2 and a few other surprises at the adidas SoHo store in New York City.

And luckily for us, Snoop was live tweeting the event:

WATCH VIDEO: Snoop Dogg: We Roll Deep

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501st Member Plays McVader

Pete Vilmur | February 4, 2010

The 501st French Garrison website recently posted a bunch of images documenting the photo shoot for McDonald’s 2009 French ad campaign which featured Darth Vader sitting in a McDonald’s restaurant “beckoning” his meal (the poster from this campaign just missed being included in the Complete Vader book — read about it here).

If we read our French correctly (ok, we translated through Google), the site states that 501st member Julien Vergnes (aka SL 8106) played the role of Vader for the ad — a pretty big honor, to be sure, although we’re not sure if he, or the guy behind him, was having a better time!

Check out our recent announcement for the new US McDonald’s Star Wars campaign.