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NYCC 2017: Sideshow Toys – Star Wars & Marvel

Sideshow Toys brought the one-sixth scale awesomeness with them to NYCC 2017, and unveiled new action figures from a few different licenses. In this video, take an up-close look at figures from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars, including new versions of Rey, Luke Skywalker, and Kylo Ren from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Han Solo, Jyn Erso, BB-8, Boba Fett, Dengar, Bossk, and characters from Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and Thor: Ragnarok.

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NYCC 2017 Cosplay – Part 3

Here is the third video of the great cosplays we saw during NYCC 2017 at the Javits Center. Included in this video is characters from Voltron: Legendary Defender, Star Wars, The Magic School Bus, Overwatch, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Velma from Scooby-Doo, The Flash, X-Men, Ghostbusters, Teen Titans, Avatar: The Last Airbender, pro wrestlers, and much more!

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NYCC 2017 Cosplay – Part 2

Some more great cosplays that we saw during NYCC 2017!

This video features cosplayers as characters from Star Wars, Gravity Falls, Doctor Who, Stranger Things, Tokyo Ghoul, Luke Cage, Jurassic Park, IT, Disney Descendants, Rick & Morty, Teen Titans and X-Men.

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Did this “Star Wars Battlefront 2” promo spoil Rey & Kylo Ren’s outfits in “The Last Jedi”?

In another case of a toy or video game leaking/ spoiling something from a big movie, a store accidentally showed off some new costumes from “Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi” as seen in EA’s new “Star Wars Battlefront 2” game.

EA had previously announced that costumes from Episode 8 would be a part of the game, which includes a storyline about the rise of the First Order. Nothing had been seen yet, but GameStop Ireland posted full images of Kylo Ren and Rey, who will be part of a pre-order bonus with the game.

These images are listed as “movie production stills”, meaning what you see is ultimately what you will get in a few months in theaters.

What is interesting to note is how much more Rey looks like a proper Jedi here, and Kylo Ren has seemingly ditched the helmet to show his face. What will happen to them in the movie, we still have to wait and see, but at least we know they get some new clothes to wear.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will arrive on December 15, with Battlefront 2 coming a month earlier, on November 17.

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IDW Publishing to release ‘Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comics, Vol. 1’

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the first Star Wars film this May, IDW Publishing and the multi award-winning imprint, Library of American Comics present Volume One of Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comic which contains 575 sequential strips from its premiere run March 11, 1979 to October 5, 1980. Included are every Sunday’s title header and “bonus” panels in meticulously restored original color, making this the first-ever complete collection of this comics classic as they originally appeared. During the five years Star Wars Comics first appeared, early fans were treated to a total of twenty-seven storylines that remain some of the best “Classic Star Wars” era tales ever told.

In this first of three volumes, a stunning image of Darth Vader graces the cover and the most beloved original Star Wars characters journey through space along with new characters in new worlds never seen in the feature films. These daily adventure comic strips brought all the action of the movie directly into people’s homes for the first time.

Greg Goldstein, IDW Publishing’s President and COO, says, “Some of these strips have been reprinted in other formats, but, like many of our other LOAC collections, this is the first fully complete, chronological collection of the strips as they originally appeared when they graced the morning papers nearly 40 years ago.”

Initially the color Sundays and B&W dailies told separate stories, but within six months the incomparable Russ Manning merged the adventures to tell brand new epic seven-days-a-week sagas that rivaled the best science fiction comics of all time. When the strip launched, Russ Manning accurately predicted that “People today can’t get enough science fiction, especially if it is original and full of creative adventure. The Star Wars characters are like Mickey Mouse. They will be loved forever.” These strips reflect a simpler time in the franchise’s history and are a “must-have” for both the hardcore and casual Star Wars fan.

The books are produced under license, and in cooperation with Marvel Comics and Lucasfilm.

Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comics, Volume 1
11” x 8.5” landscape hardcover, 260 pp, $49.99
Available May 2017

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Star Wars Comic Books For Younger Readers Coming To IDW Publishing

Just announced on the Lucasfilm Publishing Panel at STAR WARS CELEBRATION in Orlando, Disney Licensed Publishing, an imprint of Disney Book Group, LLC, has granted IDW Publishing the license to create and publish new Star Wars comic books aimed at younger readers.

“Lucasfilm is thrilled to expand our relationship with the talented and creative folks at IDW to bring Star Wars comics to kids,” said Michael Siglain, Creative Director of Lucasfilm Publishing. “IDW has an incredible pedigree of talent, and we look forward to working with them on the creation of these fun, action-packed adventures that span the entire Star Wars saga.”

The launch title, Star Wars Adventures, is timed for Fall 2017, and part of the “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” publishing program, which will release an exciting array of content leading-up to the next cinematic chapter in the ongoing space saga.

IDW’s Chief Creative Officer, Chris Ryall, said “IDW has long sought to offer the next generation of comic book fans ample reading choices, and being able to provide Star Wars comics aimed directly at that audience is a massive thrill. Disney has been a great collaborator with us and we’re very excited to delve into this particular corner of the galaxy.”

This new deal between Disney Licensed Publishing and IDW will build upon the already strong relationship they share, having previously published reprint Star Wars content in a variety of formats such as Micro Collectors Fun Packs, and the award-winning Artist’s Editions. In addition, a series of new collections of classic Star Wars newspaper strips will be available beginning in May.

Storyline details and creative teams for Star Wars Adventures will be made public in a future announcement.

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“Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi” trailer has arrived

During Star Wars Celebration 2017, a surprise arrived in the form of the first glance of footage from “Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi”. Showing us never before seen clips from the next chapter in the greatest space opera known to man, the video is above. Be prepared to expect the unexpected with this one!

The Teaser Trailer features familiar faces like Luke Skywalker, Rey, Poe Dameron, Finn, Princess Leia, and much more! Star Wars Episode 8 The Last Jedi releases later this year during the Holidays and will continue the story of Luke Skywalker and answer many questions about Rey. It looks like we will also be getting some space battles this time around, and in the classic style of JJ Abrams films, plenty of characters will be running around like chickens without their heads.

Is the trailer everything you hoped it would be?

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Bluefin Showcases New Releases & Collectibles At “Star Wars Celebration”

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, announces its participation in Star Wars Celebration 2017, the largest dedicated Star Wars convention in the United States.

Star Wars Celebration 2017 takes place April 13-16, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The annual event presents a vibrant, interactive show featuring costumes, exhibits, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panel discussions, and autograph sessions celebrating all things Star Wars related. Details on Star Wars Celebration 2017 are available at http://www.starwarscelebration.com.

Bluefin will exhibit an impressive array of Star Wars products from leading collectibles brands such as Bandai Hobby, Tamashii Nations, and Beast Kingdom. Previews of several exclusive upcoming releases will be shown to attendees throughout the convention and a unique collection of products will be available for purchase. Bluefin will be located in Booth 3110.

Bandai Hobby

Star Wars Celebration attendees will be treated to a pair of realistic displays by Bandai Hobby in the Bluefin booth that recreate the iconic Death Star Trench scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in an impressive 5-foot long diorama, as well as a nearly 5-foot long model of an Imperial Star Destroyer.

Attendees are invited to participate in a Bandai Hobby raffle daily in the booth for a chance to win a free Star Wars model kit as well as surveys that will help shape future releases.
Catch a special display of Bandai Hobby’s latest Star Wars model kit – Jango Fett’s Slave 1. A comprehensive collection of Bandai Hobby kits from the Star Wars line also will be available for purchase.

Manufactured in Japan by Bandai Hobby, the Star Wars Plastic Model line are available in 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144 scale and feature notable vehicles from the classic Star Wars films as well as from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Bandai’s Star Wars Plastic Model kits feature trademark color injection molding techniques resulting in intricately detailed vehicles consistent to their on-screen counterparts. Select kits include themed display bases that can be combined with display stands from other Bandai Hobby Star Wars vehicles to create expansive battlefield dioramas. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the following kits do not require glue.

Tamashii Nations

Bluefin will showcase the impressive upcoming release of Tamashii Nations’s Chogokin x 12”PM R2-D2. Depicted as it appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI: A New Hope this screen accurate diecast figure of the famed astromech droid is the second Star Wars character to join the Chogokin product line alongside the earlier C-3PO release.

A dream collaboration between Star Wars and Chogokin, the hatches open to reveal manipulator arms, it can transform between bi-pedal and tri-pedal modes, and eight LEDs illuminate to capture R2-D2’s trademark expressions. The plastic and diecast figure also includes a cover for use when in bipedal mode, a stand, and a droid control bolt. R2-D2 stands approximately 7 inches tall and weighs over 2 lbs.

The Chogokin x 12”PM R2-D2 will be released in August 2017; Pre-orders will be available during the convention. News on additional Tamashii Nations Chogokin Star Wars releases will be announced during Star Wars Celebration 2017.

Be among the first to catch an exclusive reveal of the newest figures to join Tamashii Nation’s Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars line – Darth Maul, Jango Fett and the Imperial Shadow Trooper! These figures are scheduled for release in North America later this year.

Tamashii Nation’s Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars line pays homage to the Samurai aesthetic in a fun new way and artfully reimagines key Empire characters from the iconic films with feudal-style Japanese armor and weaponry. Each figure is exquisitely constructed with hybrid materials and features up to 15 points of articulation to create endless posing possibilities.

A variety of currently released Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars figures will be available for purchase during Star Wars Celebration 2017.

In addition, on Friday, April 14th Lucasfilm’s Brian Merten joins Bandai Hobby and Tamashii Nations will tease and reveal new announcements on upcoming products not on display in the booth as part of the Star Wars Collectibles Update. An art gallery featuring both Bandai Hobby and Tamashii Nations Star Wars product in eye-catching dynamic scenes will be on display also within the booth.

Beast Kingdom

Browse a comprehensive stock of Egg Attack Star Wars releases, including statues and poseable action figures, available for purchase throughout the convention including:

Egg Attack Stormtrooper “Star Wars”
Egg Attack Action First Order Storm Trooper “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
Egg Attack Action Kylo Ren “Star Wars”
Egg Attack C-3PO “Star Wars”
Egg Attack R2-D2 “Star Wars”
Egg Attack Action Darth Vader “Star Wars”

Also catch the innovative Beast Kingdom Egg Attack Star Wars Episode V: Millennium Falcon Floating Version in a special chrome edition; the world’s first floating Millennium Falcon! The product uses electromagnetic attraction and repulsion to make this meticulously detailed Millennium Falcon float on air! Catch this Limited Edition chrome variant exclusively at Star Wars Celebration.

Bluefin also will offer Beast Kingdom’s newest light-up umbrellas featuring Star Wars-themed designs for Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and Anakin Skywalker.

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This is the figure you are looking for – Hot Toys unveils Imperial Disguise Jyn Erso figure

“They have no idea we’re coming.”

Fresh off the success of “Star Wars: Rogue One”, Hot Toys has revealed a new addition to their growing universe of Star Wars figures. This time, it’s Jyn Erso dressed in her Imperial disguise from the climax of the film. It’s got a striking head sculpt of Felicity Jones and amazing attention to detail that Hot Toys fans have grown accustomed (and gratefully spoiled) to.

Here is the official info –

Tasked with a dangerous mission to destroy the Empire’s super weapon Death Star in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, our courageous heroine Jyn Erso infiltrates the Empire military installation in order to capture the Death Star plans and stop this terrifying weapon of destruction!
Today, in anticipation to Star Wars Celebration 2017, Hot Toys is thrilled to introduce the 1/6th scale collectible figure of Jyn in her Imperial disguise outfit as an exclusive item only available in selected markets to commemorate this special occasion!

Skillfully crafted based on the appearance of Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in Imperial disguise, the highly accurate collectible figure features a newly painted head sculpt of Jyn Erso, an interchangeable Imperial Ground Crew helmet, expertly tailored costume, a pair of batons, a blaster pistol, and a specially designed figure stand.

Save the rebellion and add this remarkable collectible figure to your Star Wars collection now!

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NY Toy Fair 2017: Quantum Mechanix – Supernatural, DC Comics, Firefly, Star Trek & more

Check out our booth tour of Quantum Mechanix with Jack WesterKamp during NY Toy Fair 2017!

Jack walks us through every cabinet of product on display, including more Q figures of DC, Marvel, and Harry Potter statuettes, the Star Wars Millenium Falcon cutaway model, a fancy new Batarang and Firefly replica guns, 12-inch figures from many of the Star Trek TV series and films, plus plushies and other products from Supernatural, Sherlock, Futurama, and more.

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