Posts Tagged ‘Hasbro’



20 Things Star Wars Fans Have to Look Forward To

StarWars.com Team | September 24, 2007

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WizardWorld.com recently posted a list of 20 things Star Wars fans have to look forward to in the future, including the CG animated Clone Wars series, the live-action TV series, The Force Unleashed video game, Fanboys, Hasbro’s Star Wars Mighty Muggs, and a whole bunch more to keep your Force-sense tingling. Head on over to WizardWorld.com to check it out.

More Scenes from Comic-Con

StarWars.com Team | July 26, 2007

While many fans can’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con International, the Official Starwars.com Blog is there to put you right where the action is. Whether it’s seeing the behind-the-scenes images of set-up, or sneak peeks at Indiana Jones displays, we’re there.

Today as even more fans filter into the convention center, it’s obvious which droid is getting the most love — R2-KT (named “KT” after Katie Johnson, a very special Star Wars fan who tragically passed away from brain cancer in 2005 at the age of seven).

Other popular displays getting plenty of traffic today include Hasbro’s Star Wars Transformers mashup toys, The Vader Project, the impressive LEGO Death Star display, Wii fun at the LucasArts booth and so much more.

So stay tuned for daily coverage on this blog, as well as exciting Comic-Con snapshots here.

Still Tickets Available for Comic-Con Star Wars Fan Club Breakfast

Bonnie Burton | July 23, 2007

Tickets for the Official Star Wars Fan Club Breakfast with Adam Hughes at San Diego Comic-Con International are still available for purchase here.

Star Wars artist Adam Hughes created the artwork for the cover of this year’s Comic-Con souvenir magazine and will be signing a special 8×10 reprint of this image at the breakfast. Attendees will also hear from Lucasfilm’s Steve Sansweet and Mary Franklin and well as Hasbro’s Derryl DePriest. And don’t forget all the goodies like the bag-o-swag from the Lucasfilm Licensing Archives, a souvenir ticket, and an exclusive Hasbro McQuarrie concept Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda action figure set. Plus there’s chances to win lots of prizes.

Creating R2-S2 (Steampunk R2-D2)

Bonnie Burton | July 5, 2007

When artist and animator I-Wei Huang builds robots he likes to mix his curiosity for electronics with his appreciation for the burgeoning genre of Steampunk. So when he recently unveiled his Steampunk R2-D2 known as R2-S2 (R2 Steam Too), fans and droid builders wanted to know more. Starwars.com’s own Bonnie Burton tracked him down and picked his brain on how to turn everyone’s favorite astromech into a Victorian-inspired machine.

How do your skills as an animator help when you make these cool creations?

Being an animator, you tend to see things in a different way, and can’t help but notice subtle details of how things move and work, especially in motion of humans and animals. To be an animator these days, you sort of have to have a balance between being artsy-fartsy and techy-geeky. I like seeing mechanical things work, because it’s visual. You can watch and study the transfer of power, and figure out how one thing drives another. When it comes to non-visual things, like electronics, I have a hard time grasping concepts of how everything work together.

Being an artist also makes you want to do something different and unusual. I just enjoy coming up with silly ideas that no one is dumb enough to try. I try to make steam contraptions that perform well mechanically, but are also aesthetic pleasing to the eye. Part of the draw of the Victorian steam technology for me is the attention given to making machines beautiful. Just because it has to serve a function, doesn’t mean that it has to be ugly. I also gravitate towards making steam machines that resemble things in nature, in particular arthropods, or things with carapaces, shells or armor.

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Hasbro Previews 2007 Star Wars Line-up

Pete Vilmur | May 25, 2007

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Today, Hasbro revealed what it has in store for fans and collectors of the Star Wars line, with a bunch of brand new figures and vehicles lined up for release throughout the remainder of the year. Some great new figures — including a Boba Fett with Sarlacc “goo” — and some great new vehicles. Grievous finally gets his sweet retro-inspired ride, and Obi-Wan’s Episode II starfighter will finally do lightspeed. You can check out slides from Hasbro’s presentation here:

Hasbro’s 2007 Line-up