Topps Return of the Jedi 3D Widevision Card Set Now Available

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Published on: July 24, 2014

Topps ROTJ 3d WidevisionTopps has released their Return of the Jedi 3D Widevision card set for order.  The set is limited to an edition of 2,000 sets and comes in a box that resembles Han Solo frozen in Carbonite.  Each box will contain 2 “hits” with the first being a sketch card and the second either a patch card or a Sketch Card Relic.

One in every four boxes will have a 3rd hit which will be an autograph card.  There are 10 different autographs including Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Jeremy Bulloch.

The set is only available from Topps in their online store and it’s priced at $99.99.  These were first made available late afternoon on July 23rd but as of this writing, less than 24 hours later, there are less than 300 sets available.

Hasbro Shows Off Upcoming Releases at SDCC

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Published on: July 24, 2014

Hasbro LogoWhile Hasbro’s panel isn’t until tomorrow, they showed off several items in their booth that are new and some that were shown at Toy Fair or are even available at retail now.

There are one or two surprises including a Toys-R-Us exclusive Battle on Endor Battle Pack which includes eight figures.  The new Rebels for the Inquisitor and Kanan will have regular releases and Target exclusives which will include the action figures.  A breakdown of the Black Series, both scales, Saga Legends, Mission Series and vehicles is below (Note; some figures were previously announced and shown but are on display at SDCC).

  • Black Series 6″
    • Boba Fett Prototype
    • Darth Vader
    • Clone Trooper Phase I
    • Luke Skywalker Jedi
    • Anakin Skywalker
    • Sandtrooper (Black pauldron, clean)
    • Obi-Wan Kenobi (ROTS)
    • Luke Skywalker Bespin
    • Greedo
    • Chewbacca
    • Stormtrooper
    • Han Solo
    • Jabba the Hutt
    • Scout Trooper w/ Speeder Bike
    • Cantina Showdown (Toys-R-Us exclusive)
  • Black Series 3.75″
    • Yoda
    • Ree Yees
    • Clone Trooper Pilot
    • Anakin Skywalker (AOTC)
    • Luke Skywalker Hoth
    • R5-G19
    • Luminara Unduli
    • Darth Malgus
    • Jabba’s Skiff Guard (Doallyn)
    • Scout Trooper
    • Nikto Guard (repack)
    • Wedge Antilles (Snowspeeder Pilot)
    • Wookiee
    • Biggs
    • Galen Marek
  • Saga Legends/Rebels
    • Ezra Bridger
    • C1-10P “Chopper”
    • The Inquisitor
    • Stormtrooper
    • Clone Trooper Phase I
    • Darth Vader
    • Mace Windu
    • Super Battle Droid
    • Anakin Skywalker ROTS
    • Kanan Jarrus
    • Agent Kallus
    • Obi-Wan Kenobi
    • Snowtrooper
    • Luke Skywalker Jedi
    • Shock Trooper
    • Jango Fett
  • Mission Series
    • Garazeb “Zeb” Orrelios & Stormtrooper
    • C-3PO & R2-D2
    • Hera Syndulla & Stormtrooper Commander
    • Yoda & Darth Sidous
    • Luke Skywaler (Bespin) & Darth Vader
    • Han Solo & Chewbacca
    • Obi-Wan Kenobi & General Grievous
    • Boba Fett & Stormtrooper
    • Sabine Wren & Stormtrooper
    • 212th Clone Trooper & Battle Droid
    • Obi-Wan Kenobi & Darth Maul
  • Vehicles
    • The Phantom Attack Shuttle $24.99
    • AT-DP (All Terrain Defense Pod) $24.99
    • The Inquisitor’s TIE Advanced Prototype $24.99
    • Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter
    • Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter
    • Jango Fett’s Slave I
    • Hero Series X-Wing $39.99
  • Exclusives
    • The Phantom Attack Shuttle & Kanan Jarrus: Target
    • TIE Advanced Prototype & The Inquisitor: Target
    • Battle on Endor: Stormtrooper, AT-ST Driver, Imperial Officer, Chewbaca, Han Solo, Leia Endor, 2x Ewoks and AT-ST: Toys-R-Us
    • Hero Series Millennium Falcon: Walmart
  • 12″ Hero Series
    • Luke Skywalker Jedi
    • Stormtrooper
    • Agent Kallus
    • Ezra Bridger
    • Darth Vader

Hasbro is also showing off their new Star Wars Command line of army men style figures and vehicles and a few new Jedi Force sets including a Toys-R-Us exclusive Millennium Falcon.  There are new role play lightsabers, blasters and masks from the Rebels animated series.

More previews will be shown during the Friday presentation and there will probably be some additions to the display cases as well.  We’ll update once Hasbro posts the press photos.

Line of Jumbo G.I. Joe Figures From Gentle Giant

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Published on: July 24, 2014

Gentle Giant 50th GI Joe LogoGentle Giant has had success with their line of Jumbo Retro Star Wars figures and now they’re expanding to do G.I. Joe figures.  Shown off in their booth at San Diego Comic-Con are five of the original Joes; Grunt, Snake Eyes, Rock N’ Roll, Zap and Stalker.

They’re the straight arm versions of the characters and will come with reproductions of their classic weapons and accessories.  The articulation, including the o-ring construction, has been copied for this up-scaled version.

Gentle Giant will begin offering these for sale this fall with a special release of Grunt in a footlocker before releasing them all on vintage style card backs in 2015.

Hot Wheels Cars Debuted at San Diego Comic-Con

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Published on: July 24, 2014

Hot Wheels Luke X-Wing Character CarHot Wheels have been teasing us for a couple of weeks with the new Star Wars Character Cars and now that Comic-Con is here, they’re showing off more of the lineup.

Along with the cars they’ve already shown, the character car line will also include C-3PO and a Stormtrooper.  There will also be some 2-packs that will have exclusive cars in them and a 5-pack that has an alternate deco Stormtrooper exclusive.

  • 501st Clone Trooper
  • Tusken Raider
  • Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot
  • Chewbacca
  • Yoda
  • R2-D2
  • Darth Vader
  • C-3PO
  • Stormtrooper
  • Multi-Packs
  • 2-packs (1 repack w/ 1 exclusive)
    • C-3PO & R2-D2: R2 has dirty wash
    • Chewbacca & Han Solo: Han Solo exclusive
    • Darth Vader & Obi-Wan Kenobi: Repaint Vader, new Obi-Wan
  • 5-pack
    • R2-D2
    • Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot
    • Yoda
    • Darth Vader
    • Stormtrooper: exclusive w/ dirty wash

There will also be a line of eight cars available as a one wave Walmart exclusive.  These are cars that already exist in the Hot Wheels catalog but will be decorated with Star Wars logos and graphics.  There is one car for each Saga film and one each for The Clone Wars and Rebels.  The card backs are decorated with movie poster art or art from the television show.

  • The Phantom Menace: Gearonimo
  • Attack of the Clones: Nitro Scorcher
  • Revenge of the Sith: Duel Fueler
  • A New Hope: Motoblade
  • The Empire Strikes Back: Spectyte
  • Return of the Jedi: Ballistik
  • The Clone Wars: Brutalistic
  • Rebels: Jet Threat 3.0

Star Wars themed playsets and tracks for the cars will be available later in the year with all of the above releases.  Hot Wheels is not yet showing off the die-cast ships from the films but they are still due for an early 2015 release.

Lego 75084 Wookiee Gunship Announced

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Published on: July 23, 2014

Lego 75084 Wookiee GunshipMTV.com has the first look at a 2015 Lego set from Star Wars: Rebels, Wookiee Gunship #75084.  The set will have 570 elements and retail for $69.99 when it’s released in January.  Minifigures of Kanan Jarrus, Wullffwarro and two Wookiees will come with the set.

Head over to MTV.com for more photos and a look at a life-sized Lego Chopper which is made up of 11,744 bricks!

Lego Exclusive Ghost and Chopper Set at SDCC

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Published on: July 23, 2014

Lego SDCC Ghost with ChopperLego will have an exclusive Ghost mini ship for sale at San Diego Comic-Con. The ship comes with a Chopper minifigure and will retail for $39.99.  It has an edition size of 1,000 pieces and 250 will be sold each day.

Jedi News Reveals Two New Hot Wheels Character Cars

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Published on: July 23, 2014
Hot Wheels Tusken Raider Character Car Hot Wheels 501st Character Car

Hot Wheels have been revealing their Star Wars Character Cars over the last week but the past two debuts have been on the Jedi News website.  Coming in the collection will be a Tusken Raider and a 501st Clone Trooper.  Follow the links or click the pictures for the full reveal on the Jedi News website.

Walgreens Exclusive Black Series Boba Fett

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Published on: July 22, 2014

Walgreens has posted a listing on their website for the upcoming exclusive prototype Boba Fett 6″ Black Series figure.  The photos show loose and boxed versions of the figure and show that the price will be $19.99.

The figure is listed as out of stock now but the “Ship to you” option may mean online orders may be an option for those that don’t have a Walgreens close to them.

Sideshow Announces TIE Fighter Pilot

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Published on: July 22, 2014

Sideshow TIE Fighter Pilot TeaserSideshow has posted a teaser image for a 1:6 scale TIE Fighter Pilot.  Pre-orders, as with all the other teases this week, will be in the future.

Also, San Diego Comic-Con attendees will get a first look at the new figure.

Sideshow Legendary Scale Obi-Wan Kenobi Pre-order

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Published on: July 21, 2014

Sideshow Legendary Scale Obi-Wan KenobiThis one has been a while coming, Sideshow debuted their Legendary Scale (1:2) Obi-Wan Kenobi way back at San Diego Comic-Con 2011, but he’s now available for pre-order.

Obi-Wan stands 40″ high and includes a stand and light-up lightsaber.  His outfit is all hand-tailored and he has an incredible face sculpt that looks exactly like Alec Guinness.  Sideshow is offering a payment plan with a $400 deposit and the total price is $1,999.00.

Obi-Wan is slated for a December 2014 release.

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