Posts Tagged ‘Hasbro’



Toy Fair 2009: Hasbro Vehicles, Role Play and Games

StarWars.com Team | February 15, 2009

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While vehicles usually top the list of wants for Star Wars toy fans and collectors (did you see our previous post for the new Turbo Tank — wow!!), the item that really impressed us this turn from Hasbro was actually a new role play toy — the Clone Commander Blaster. Hasbro took the idea of “Build Your Own Lightsaber” and translated it into a pretty nifty (and sizeable at 2.5 feet long!) blaster rifle that can come apart, be reconfigured, and includes light and sound effects when your re-attach the parts! Some pretty cool features that are new to the Star Wars toy galaxy that should please a lot of younger fans (and older — we couldn’t get enough of it!)

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Also pretty nifty was a remote-controlled Clone Wars Artoo that sports many of the same features as the small Japanese version released a few years ago but now much bigger — more on the scale of the 12-inch figure line, actually (although this is a Clone Wars deco’d version of the fiesty astromech). Finally, a new lightsaber, called “Duel Action”, actually might as well be called “Dual Action” — a second saber is hidden in the hilt and can be pulled out and attached to the end for a double-bladed saber. Pretty sneaky sis!

There are also two new additions to the Star Wars Transformers line (actually, these are Clone Wars entries), as well as a bunch of new games and 3D puzzles. Be sure to check these out, as well as Hasbro’s new vehicles plus all the rest of our photo coverage of the 2009 Toy Fair!

Toy Fair 2009: Hasbro’s Clone Wars Turbo Tank

StarWars.com Team | February 15, 2009

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We just got an eyeful of the new Turbo Tank from Hasbro, and man, this thing easily rivals the recent AT-TE in terms of sheer size and play value. There are lights, sounds, removeable parts, and even a speeder bike that fires out the front! Make sure check out our photo coverage of the new Turbo Tank, one of the first Star Wars vehicles with wheels!

For our full photo coverage of this year’s Toy Fair, click here!

Toy Fair 2009: Hasbro Action Figures

Pete Vilmur | February 15, 2009

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We start our Toy Fair coverage today with a peek inside Hasbro’s showroom at New York’s Toy Fair, currently underway beneath brilliant blue skies and near freezing temperatures!!

We’ll start by sharing the new Star Wars action figures they’ve got lined up for this year, which include several characters new and old from both the filmed saga and The Clone Wars. Some great additions here, especially from The Clone Wars line — Jabba the Hutt, Padme, Jar Jar, and Goldie the notorious astromech droid, to name a few. As for the classic, we were happy to see a little Ugnaught love coming from the Hasbro galaxy this year!

For Expanded Universe fans, check out the fantastic Lumiya complete with changeable head and lightwhip! A lot to look forward to from Hasbro this year, especially with new episodes of the Clone Wars adding fantastic new characters and vehicles to the line with each episode. Speaking of new vehicles, stay tuned for Hasbro’s big BIG release for this year with one of the few Star Wars vehicles that actually uses, yes, wheels (gasp!!).

Click here for our full photo coverage of the 2009 New York Toy Fair!

Force-Cast Holiday Special

StarWars.com Team | December 19, 2008

Just in time for the holidays, the awesome folks at Force-Cast have a treat for fans!

The Star Wars Encyclopedia is a big gift item this year and joining Force-Cast hosts Jason and Jimmy are its authors — Steve Sansweet, Pablo Hidalgo, Josh Kushins, and Mary Franklin (Hey Mary…Who spiked the egg nog?!?!?!?) And who is that poking around the tree? Why its OUR Santa, Derryl Depriest from Hasbro Lucasfilm brands to tell us what we can expect to find in our stockings this year. Plus listener birthdays and more as we celebrate the season with The Force-Cast Holiday Special!

LISTEN HERE: The Force-Cast Holiday Special (via TheForce.net)

Found on Ebay: Ultimate Ultimate Hasbro Falcon

Pete Vilmur | December 2, 2008

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Think Hasbro’s new Millennium Falcon toy was a huge cut above the original 1970′s version? Well, it looks like one enthusiast has upped the stakes and served up a professionally detailed, screen-accurate version of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy by enhancing the toy with some model-weathering know-how.

From the auction description:

This craft has been totally repainted by a professional and is now screen accurate! Lots of time and detail went it to authenticating the Falcon right down to is grill vents. References come from many sources to include Magic of Myth and productions stills. The cockpit is repainted to match up with the screen version and looks awesome! Pictures just don’t do this auction justice! The entrance ramp was repainted to look more like the movie version! Med bay was painted to look more realistic and most of the Falcon was weathered to give it that rustic feel that the ship truly had!

The auction closed without any bidders, but we’ll admit, we were pretty tempted to pick this up for the Online office! Check out the original auction here.

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“Heroes” Producer Reviews Millennium Falcon

StarWars.com Team | August 5, 2008

Get a full tour and review of the 2.5-foot Star Wars Legacy Collection Millennium Falcon from Hasbro, but none other than producer/writer Jesse Alexander. He’s worked on such geektastic shows as “Heroes,” “Alias” and “Lost” — and has the Emmy on his desk to prove it.

This is one of the best ways to check out Hasbro’s massively detailed Millennium Falcon. Jesse shows us what’s inside, what the buttons do when you push them, and gives us a preview of all the glorious sound files. He not only has this great video, but also writes out a few of his initial impressions about the Falcon here on Gizmodo:

This Falcon’s paint job is slick. And so detailed I’m guessing it must’ve been done by next-gen droids, or Jawa slave children with very small hands. All the tech in this Falcon is state of the art. She’s got sound effects up the gundark. Triggered via multiple buttons strategically placed around her sturdy Corellian hull. The orange light at the rear of the cockpit is cool. As is the sweet blue band of engine light that accompanies the jump to hyperspace. But my fave feature has to be the twin LED’s that illuminate when the boarding ramp slowly lowers at the touch of a button. Perfect for lighting up the squishy floor of any odd looking asteroid cave.

One can only hope this magnificent spice smuggler heralds an approaching renaissance from the boffins at Hasbro. The build quality, attention to detail, and sheer number of features on the Legacy Collection Falcon will raise the expectations of Star Wars Fans the republic over. Owning your own freighter ain’t cheap. You may need to sell your mint in-box landspeeder from ’77 to cover the cost. But she’s worth it. See you on the Kessel run! I think 11 parsecs is doable!

Watch the VIDEO review here:
Guest Review: Millennium Falcon Legacy Edition by ‘Heroes’ Producer Jesse Alexander (Gizmodo)

Hasbro’s 2008 Comic-Con Presentation

StarWars.com Team | July 25, 2008

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For those unable to make it to Comic-Con this year — or for those who couldn’t squeeze into the ever-popular Hasbro presentaton — we’ve got the entire slide series available here for your review!

With The Clone Wars, the Legacy Collection, and Indiana Jones either already in stores or just on deck, it looks like the rest of 2008 and 2009 are going to be some exciting years for fans and collectors!

Check out Hasbro’s full slide presentation here.

Star Wars Everywhere on Comic-Con Preview Night

StarWars.com Team | July 23, 2008

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Preview night at the Star Wars Pavilion at San Diego’s Comic-Con opened this evening, and we’ve got over a hundred pics showcasing many of the items being unveiled!

Highlights include StarWarsShop’s exclusive Clone Trooper Senate Security action figure (plus some impressive Clone Wars swag pieces they’re giving away), the Clone Wars full-size Indy car, Hasbro’s Clone Wars and Indiana Jones collections, some INCREDIBLE Sideshow entries including a Wampa attacking a tauntaun (!!!), the new Frames book set with image selection by George Lucas, eFX’s McQuarrie Darth Vader helmet, Ahsoka Tano’s lightsaber, Obi-Wan’s “Extreme Edition” lightsaber with revealed interior, Windlass’s replica Star Wars costume collection and much, much more!

Make sure to head on over to our image series for a sneak peek at what Comic-Con Premiere Night attendees are viewing right now!

Ray Park as Snake Eyes

StarWars.com Team | March 21, 2008

USA Today and /film update today with the first images of Ray “Darth Maul” Park as Snake Eyes in the upcoming G.I. Joe live action movie. As part of a generation essentially sculpted by the ’80s toylines of Hasbro, you’ll excuse me if I spend the rest of my morning on the floor of my office playing with my toys. Congrats, Ray!

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Hasbro’s The Force Unleashed Collections

Pete Vilmur | February 17, 2008

tfu_junglerancor.jpg Jungle Rancor (with Felucian shaman) will be a Target exclusive available in April

Hasbro revealed a bit of what we can expect from their The Force Unleashed lines, including a very cool Jungle Rancor set. More pics below.

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