Archive for ‘Collecting’



Canadian Collectors — Give Feedback for Charity

Pete Vilmur | March 19, 2010

JediNews recently posted a survey for Canadian collectors to submit feedback on Hasbro’s Star Wars toy line in Canada . Each entry will benefit the Starlight Foundation in Canada — here’s the word from the site:

Participate in our STAR WARS Online Survey and share your feedback on the STAR WARS brand in Canada!

To thank you for your time, HASBRO CANADA and JEDINEWS.CA will donate 1 STAR WARS toy for every survey completed to the Starlight Foundation of Canada.

Only one survey per email address may be submitted.

This is exclusive to Canadian collectors so if you live outside Canada you will not be able to proceed with the survey. Canadian fans can head here for more details.

Kid Clone Wars Toy Reviews

StarWars.com Team | March 9, 2010

Check out these awesome video reviews of Clone Wars toys from a young fan named Kev from Lancashire who really knows his stuff!

It’s a great way to take a look at some of the latest Star Wars toys through the eyes of the next generation of collectors!

WATCH VIDEOS HERE:
DarthDalek77 Video Toy Reviews!

Star Wars Collectors Archive Podcast Launches

Pete Vilmur | March 5, 2010

If you’ve got a bent for all-things-vintage Star Wars and want to drop in on some hardcore collector discussion of 12-backs, Brazilian Vlixes, and C-3PO Underoos (fear not — the hosts keep the discussion accessible for beginners — however, if Underoos need to be explained to you, better do some brushing up on your kid-skivvy history), check out the new Star Wars Collectors Archive Podcast, or “Chive Cast” for short.

Hosted by Skye Paine and Stephen B. Danley, the first entry in this new series has a healthy dose of vintage discussion but also touches on Celebration V, Hasbro’s new Vintage Collection, focus collectors, and a new Jawa collector site.

Give it a listen and post your responses here! And don’t forget to check out the very cool ForceCast if you find collecting conversation to your liking.

The Foos Who Follows Him

Pete Vilmur | March 5, 2010

It’s Rebels vs. stormtroopers in this 100% LEGO Star Wars foosball creation posted by builder Connor Flynn over at theslipperybrick.com. While we’d love to see some close-ups of this piece, it is possible to discern Admiral Ackbar, an X-wing pilot and others pitted against an army of stormtroopers. Regardless of how functional this thing may or may not be, the display value is what really kicks on this piece.

Thanks to StarWars.com contributor Jeremy Beckett for the heads up!

More Lightsaber Chopsticks Coming Soon From Koto

Pete Vilmur | February 19, 2010

One Toy Fair booth that wasn’t shy about showing its Star Wars spirit was Kotobukiya, who devoted an entire wall to their line of Star Wars chopsticks. While casual passersby might be dazzled by Koto’s Star Wars utensil utopia, those few of us savvy enough to inspect their display cases off to the side discovered the next three entries in the lightsaber chopsticks line — Mace Windu, Luke Skywalker (Episode VI), and Darth Maul. Maul’s have the added feature of attaching together at the hilts like the Sith Lord’s movie version. These look to be available this summer. Check the pics after the jump for details!

Darth Maul

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Comic Images at Toy Fair

Pete Vilmur | February 16, 2010

C-3PO plush backpack

Comic Images had a lot of nifty new plushes to show off at Toy Fair this year, including two backpacks that, in retrospect, seem like no-brainers: a C-3PO in pieces (as he was carried around by Chewbacca in Empire) and a Boba Fett rocket pack. We just know there’s got to be a Yoda in Dagobah pack somewhere on the horizon!

There’s some great new plush figures as well, including a stormtrooper (with limited 501st and pink charity editions) and large-scale Vader, Chewbacca, and Yoda. Check out our full set of images here!

Boba Fett plush rocket backpack

Cool LEGO Toy Fair Swag

Pete Vilmur | February 16, 2010

While I was dazzled with the great new entries to the LEGO Star Wars line I previewed at their Toy Fair booth today, the biggest take-away for me — literally — was a slick promotional book and exclusive white Boba Fett LEGO mini-fig!

The book, which features a die-cut spot-varnish Vader cover, contains LEGO’s current and coming releases for 2010, presented on heavy gloss cardstock pages. The binding is so tight that to photograph them I had to stick my fingers in the photos (apologies!).

Another exclusive, although I wasn’t clear that it’s limited to Toy Fair, is the white Boba Fett mini fig, appearing as the bounty hunter did before designers decided to give him the bang-up Empire deco we’re familiar with. A great pair of items that is sure to have the LEGO Star Wars collectors calling their Toy Fair contacts!

Check out the rest of the images after the jump!

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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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Hasbro Comic Two-Packs for 2010

StarWars.com Team | February 16, 2010

Before heading back to the Toy Fair floor today, we wanted to share a couple upcoming releases that were attached to the tail-end of Hasbro’s Star Wars presentation last weekend, but weren’t on display in their showroom (at least we don’t think they were — we’ll have to check our photos).

As a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive this year, the Darth Maul and Owen Lars Comic 2-Pack will be available with a reprint of a Star Wars: Visionaries comic. These will also be available through Hasbro’s site and StarWarsShop.com.

For Celebration V in August, a second comic 2-pack including Camie and Fixer from the Star Wars: Empire comic (and the cut Tatooine scenes from A New Hope) will be available, also through Hasbro and StarWarsShop. Could a womp rat be far behind?

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.