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LEGO Clone Turbo Tank and More at Toy Fair

Pete Vilmur | February 16, 2010

The LEGO booth at Toy Fair had some great upcoming releases on display, including the Clone Turbo Tank, Hoth Wampa Set, Plo Koon’s Starfighter and more. Many current releases were also showcased, all of which you can see in our StarWarsShop announcement here. We’ve got a couple press photos and a few snapshots from the LEGO booth, which promises some great additions to the LEGO Star Wars series this year! Look for most of these new sets this August.

Check our full set of LEGO images after the jump (and also see our StarWars.com coverage with new imagery here)!

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New Hasbro Action Figure Cards Preview

Pete Vilmur | February 16, 2010

While we were able to showcase one of Hasbro’s new action figure cardback mock-ups last month in our “2010 Star Wars Packaging Revealed” story, Hasbro did share two new mock-ups for both their Clone Wars and Saga Legends series in their Toy Fair presentation. These don’t include the lower “footer” graphic that will include the figure’s name and other info, but they do give a sense of how uniform the two series will look.

New Star Wars Puzzles from Cardinal for 2010

Pete Vilmur | February 16, 2010

New Star Wars licensee Cardinal had their Star Wars line on display at Toy Fair, including some cool new “3 in 1 Panoramic Puzzles” which feature a Star Wars character version, a trio of clones, and the stunning Tsuneo Sanda character montage artwork. There’s also several lenticular puzzles in the mix as well. Look for these later this year, and for now, check out our image series at Flickr.

Funko’s 2010 Star Wars Collection

Pete Vilmur | February 15, 2010

Two unexpected surprises to emerge from Toy Fair this week were a pair of new entries from Funko — first, a new set of Star Wars Monster Mash-Ups bobble heads, which give our favorite Star Wars denizens a lighthearted macabre spin, and second, a great new set of Star Wars character lamps which take full advantage of the houseware’s form.

Not only are Star Wars-themed lamps a welcome addition to many-a-Star-Wars-fan’s home decor, but these also include an alarm clock and the ability to play MP3 players in the base! We can only hope to see more entries released from these great new lines from Funko!

Also coming soon are Star Wars headphones, which according to Funko’s catalog will include Darth Vader, Stormtrooper (two versions), X-wing, and C-3PO versions; and cool Star Wars figural retractable earbuds in the form of Vader, Stormtrooper, and Yoda. Of course, fans can also look forward to Funko’s Star Wars stock-in-trade, more bobble heads!

Check our image set for more photos from Funko’s booth at Toy Fair, as well as our full collection of imagery from the event.

Uncle Milton’s 2010 Star Wars Line at Toy Fair

Pete Vilmur | February 15, 2010

Uncle Milton brought no shortage of cool new Star Wars-related toys to Toy Fair, including the Remote Controlled Lightsaber Room Light, which mounts to your wall and features over seven color effects; the Holographic Animation Lab, which allows junior animators to use pre-printed or original drawings to generate an animation effect much like the Victorian-era praxinoscope; the Mini Lightsaber Tech Lab, which allows builders to construct a mini version of the weapon of a Jedi Knight, with four “crystals” to determine blade color as well as other optics; the Death Star Planetarium, which projects our own Milky Way galaxy on the ceiling or a map of the Star Wars galaxy; a Clone Trooper Recon Kit, or bug collector, which includes a viewer, soil sifter, magnifier, and more; and the Geonosis and Felucia Clone Wars Ant Farms, themed to those to planet locales.

Check out the full set of images at Flickr, and note the final packaging this fall will reflect the new blue “clone and sky” look, not the red deco shown in the photos. Be sure to check out our entire Toy Fair image series here.

Galactic Heroes for 2010

Pete Vilmur | February 15, 2010

Galactic Heroes AT-AT

Before we move into other Star Wars licensees attending the 2010 Toy Fair, we couldn’t resist sharing Hasbro’s ever-popular line of Star Wars Galactic Heroes, which this year will include the AT-AT (which is already getting a lot of love from Hasbro) and several Clone Wars entries. See the full collection after the jump!

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Hasbro’s 2010 Star Wars Battle Packs

Pete Vilmur | February 15, 2010

Hasbro’s got at least seven new Battle Packs readying for release this year, including three sets from their new Vintage Collection (which include figures from Episodes I – VI). Check the images below for assortments and release dates:

Jedi Showdown (Available in March)

Holocron Heist (Available in March)

Tatooine Desert Ambush (Available in March)

Birth of Darth Vader (Available in March)

Droids and Clones (Available in August)

Anti-Hailfire Squad (Available in August)

Hoth Pack (Available in August)

Hasbro’s New RC Flying Millennium Falcon

Pete Vilmur | February 15, 2010

Hasbro’s remote-controlled flying Millennium Falcon is one of those items that, if you didn’t see the photo, you’d have to ask, “What do they mean, flying? As you can see, however, Hasbro designers had the inspired idea to replace the saucer-shaped hull of the Falcon with a propeller to make it fly, although at a speed a few points behind lightspeed. Here’s Hasbro’s catalog copy for the RC Falcon, which will retail for about $49.99 this fall:

Han Solo once bragged that the Millennium Falcon made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs…and now fans can give it their best shot with the all-new Star Wars R/C MILLENNIUM FALCON! For the first time ever, the MILLENNIUM FALCON — the most beloved and iconic Star Wars ship of all-time — is available as an indoor flying remote control vehicle. Measuring an impressive 11 inches long and 8 inches wide, the largest flying Star Wars R/C to date is highly detailed, easy to fly and includes a charging controller and vehicle battery for up to five minutes of flying time.

2010 Star Wars Transformers

Pete Vilmur | February 15, 2010

Hasbro’s got five new Clone Wars Transformers on deck for 2010, including Rex, Anakin, Cad Bane, Obi-Wan, and Yoda (check out those ab-guns!). Check the full set out at Flickr.

Hasbro Star Wars Showroom at 2010 Toy Fair

Pete Vilmur | February 15, 2010

As we continue to post press kit images of Hasbro’s 2010 Star Wars line, we wanted to share how Hasbro is showcasing these new releases in New York to Toy Fair attendees. We’ve got some more images of the Super Deluxe AT-AT as well as the new Vintage Collection cardbacks, which really do resemble the originals from 30 years ago. Check out our full set of showroom images at Flickr, and stay tuned for more updates from Hasbro and other Star Wars merchandise represented at Toy Fair! You can also check our full collection of Toy Fair images here.