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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.

12 New Clone Wars Action Figures for 2010

Pete Vilmur | February 15, 2010

Hasbro revealed their Clone Wars action figure collection this weekend at Toy Fair, which includes 12 figures from the first two seasons of the show in addition to the vehicle/figure packs reported earlier. Check out the full set of 12 at our Flickr series here, and stay tuned our unfolding image series of Toy Fair in the full collection here.

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!