Posts Tagged ‘Collectibles’

HasCon News

September 11, 2017

Hasbro’s convention HasCon was over the past weekend in Providence, RI and while most of the Star Wars action was about The Last Jedi, a few bits of prequel-related news came out.

First off, here’s Ahsoka and Padmé in the Forces of Destiny line:

This post from Collectors Cantina indicates there will be an Ahsoka with loth cat and an AOTC Padmé “before the holidays.” So there are at least two sets on the way.

The Force Guide has an interview with Hasbro’s Star Wars team and here’s a money quote about what to expect in the future in terms of prequel merchandise:

TFG: So for the Black Series 6”, a lot of the prequel characters and Clone Wars characters have been great additions, like Qui-Gon and Captain Rex. Will we be seeing more of those prequel and Clone Wars characters going forward?

SE: Yeah. 2019 is 20 years of The Phantom Menace. We’ve been talking about it a lot, actually, at this convention. The love for the prequels has kind of gone through this sort of—hate has kind of gone into, like, love again. There’s a lot of memes out there, and Hayden Christensen had a good response when he made an appearance, I think it was at Celebration. We’re seeing a little bit of love coming back for the prequels, so we’ll share some love on that, I’m sure, going forward.

I TOLD you this stuff would make a difference.

 

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As Long As We’re Talking About Merchandise…

September 1, 2017

Sept. 1 is/was Force Friday II:  Electric Boogaloo with a new round of merchandise.  Most of it was to promote The Last Jedi but believe it or not there are prequel-related items out there:

Walgreens has its exclusive Commander Cody Funko Pop figure for $9.99.  Speaking of Funko, it revealed today one of the Pops due to come out in its upcoming Jedi Smuggler’s Bounty boxes (if you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t click on the link but I’m really glad I ordered the darn thing).

Think Geek has an exclusive galactic necklace featuring planets from the saga, including Coruscant (of course they should’ve included Naboo as well but it’s a miracle Coruscant even got in).

Elhoffer Design is taking pre-orders for a new Ahsoka-inspired cardigan.

Zulily has long been the place to find Star Wars goodies on the cheap and I managed to score Jedi nail wraps and an ARC 170 t-shirt.  A smattering of other prequel goods are there too if you look around.

 

Hot Toys Anakin Up For Pre-Order

August 29, 2017

Sideshow is putting up Hot Toys’ glorious Anakin Skywalker sixth scale figure for pre-order.  It’s expensive–$235–but you can opt for a payment plan over 2-4 months with a small down payment.  I opted for a three month payment plan of about $71 a month over a three month period.

Smuggler’s Bounty Jedi Box Trailer

August 4, 2017

Late last week Funko released a trailer billing its upcoming Jedi box set of Pop figures.  They haven’t revealed yet what’s in the set but the trailer is pretty prequel-licious:

For more info, visit the Smuggler’s Bounty site.

Because I’m Too Tired…

July 21, 2017

The irony of being at a con is that you have less time to report on what’s happening at the con than the people who are 2500 miles away at home or at work.

I didn’t go to the Star Wars publishing panel, but Naboo News nicely summarized some upcoming prequel releases from Star Wars.com’s announcements.  Keep an eye out for the upcoming Mace Windu comics series from Marvel (Mace Windu:  Jedi of the Republic), “Tales of Hope & Courage” from the Forces of Destiny line, some kids-related stuff in the “Journey to The Last Jedi” line, and “Star Wars:  Creatures and Aliens” from Abrams.

By the way, if you’re keeping up with the Star Wars Little Golden Books, the new wave (stuff like “I Am A Pilot” and “I Am A Princess”) features prequel stuff galore.

Hasbro also unveiled some new products in the pipeline, including the Padmé doll from the Forces of Destiny line and a 6″ Black Series Captain Rex:

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Upcoming Anakin Skywalker Sixth Scale Figure

July 19, 2017

Sideshow Collectibles previewed Hot Toys’ upcoming Anakin Skywalker Sixth Scale figure at SDCC:

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No word on when it’ll be available but previous Hot Toys offerings were around $250. I’ll be taking a look at it in person tomorrow!

New Tees At Target

July 17, 2017

A reader tipped off a new tee from Target featuring PT and OT characters in a “Star Wars” alphabet, only $12.99.

Then while browsing I spotted this one, also for $12.99, featuring everyone’s favorite villains.

Her Universe Debuts Naboo-Inspired Wear

July 14, 2017

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Her Universe dropped pictures of a ton of new items available next week at SDCC and online, including a cardigan with Padmé’s royal signet and a skirt with a Naboo print. Someone found the cardigan already available at a Box Lunch store.

Eric Tan Prequel Art Available Again

June 30, 2017

Bottleneck Gallery sold out of these fast a while ago but now Dark Ink (Acme Studios) has more prints of Eric Tan’s prequel trilogy posters available.  Each poster is $50 or get all three for $140.  To order go here.

Thanks to a sharp-eyed reader for catching these!

Clone Wars-Themed Dresses

June 29, 2017

Scavenger’s Outpost sells independent Star Wars fangirl wear, including t-shirts and some nifty dresses.  Most of them are Clone Wars-themed:

“Rebel Leader”

“Oh Captain, My Captain”

“Wolfpack”

“Not Just Another Number”

The dresses cost $80 and sizes vary from dress to dress.