New York Toy Fair Coverage ’18

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Despite New York Toy Fair 2018 running from February 17-20, the reveals began days earlier online.  With Solo: A Star Wars Story set to drop on May 25th, 2018, Lucasfilm has gone back to showing their products at the International Toy Fair in February. Here is where we will provide all the news and reveals from this year’s show.

Wednesday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day)

Entertainment Weekly debuted the first look of the 3 3/4″ Kessel Run Millennium Falcon.

i09’s Gizmodo previewed four new figures from the 6″ Black Series line.

Hasbro provided us with an official press release and images for the previewed items.

Thursday, February 15th

Mashable gave us at the very cute Chewbacca Furreal co-pilot which Hasbro provided us with press images and information on.

STAR WARS ULTIMATE CO-PILOT CHEWIE

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $129.99/Available: Fall 2018)

Kids can imagine taking on the galaxy with their very own Wookiee sidekick! The STAR WARS ULTIMATE CO-PILOT CHEWIE stands 16 inches tall and features more than 100 sound and motion combinations. With signature Wookiee-talk back interaction, the ULTIMATE CO-PILOT CHEWIE responds to external movements and sounds. Make a noise and the ULTIMATE CO-PILOT CHEWIE will roar back! Fans can enjoy everything from naptime to pretending to fly with their Wookiee sidekick. The ULTIMATE CO-PILOT CHEWIE features poseable legs and can respond with a variety of facial expressions for fun surprises. Includes iconic bandolier and satchel. Requires 4 AA batteries, not included. Available at most major retailers.

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Friday, February 16th

Hasbro’s Design Director Steve Evans posted a few preview images on his Instagram.

It’s been a while since we saw packaging like this eh?

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In his posts, he showed off a completed Assualt Tank from The Vintage Collection as well as its vintage-styled box. Also seen were figures from the first wave of The Vintage Collection as well as the debut of the Fan Choice winning figure Dr. Aphra. Starwars.com also featured a look a some of the upcoming Star Wars Mighty Muggs.

Saturday, February 17th

At the Hasbro 2018 Entertainment Brand Preview event Hasbro made some landmark announcements when it comes to their Star Wars line. One of the first announcements was concerning the Hasbro Pulse website.

The HASBRO PULSE app is now available on iOS/Android in the US! This app lets you scan, browse, buy, and track your collection of Hasbro products from beloved brands such as Star Wars, Marvel, Transformers, and My Little Pony.

The following items were on display at this year’s show. Hasbro has provided us with official press photos which we have posted throughout as well.

STAR WARS 2018 PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS

Recreate classic moments from the STAR WARS saga and get ready for all new adventures as SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY races into theaters in May 2018! Fans will be able to imagine their own stories with HASBRO’s new line of action figures, vehicles, and role play toys featuring beloved characters such as HAN SOLO, CHEWBACCA, and LANDO CALRISSIAN.

The Last Jedi 3 3/4″ Line

2-Packs

  • Wampa with Luke Skywalker (Hoth)
  • Finn (Imperial Disguise) & Captain Phasma

Multipacks

  • Battle of Crait with Rose, First Order Gunner, Rey, & First Order Snowtrooper

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Solo 3 3/4″ Line

Hasbro announced that they have upgraded their Force Link to include Bluetooth capabilities.

STAR WARS 3.75-INCH FIGURE Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $7.99/Available: Spring 2018) Enter the world of STAR WARS and launch into action and adventure! Each 3.75-inch figure features five points of articulation and comes with unique battle accessories. Characters include classic heroes and villains, as well as favorite characters from SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, and ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY such as CHEWBACCA, LUKE SKYWALKER, QI’RA, K-2SO, MAZ KANATA and more. Activate an array of sounds and phrases specific to each character with FORCE LINK 2.0 wearable technology. FORCE LINK wearable technology is compatible with all products in the FORCE LINK line, each sold separately. Available at most major retailers.

Basic Force Link 2.0 Figures

  • Qi’ra
  • Chewbacca
  • Range Trooper
  • Stormtrooper (Mimban)
  • Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) – repack with Force Link 2.0
  • Maz Kanata (The Last Jedi) – repack with Force Link 2.0 and jet pack accessory
  • K-2SO – repack with Force Link 2.0
  • First Order Flacetrooper – repack with Force Link 2.0
  • Princess Leia (Hoth)

Shown but not confirmed

  • Kylo Ren – repack
  • The Emperor – repack
  • C’ai Thernalli – repack
  • Supreme Leader Snoke – repack

Deluxe 2-packs

STAR WARS 3.75-INCH DELUXE FIGURE 2-PACK Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Spring 2018) Pick a side in the galactic battle between good and evil! Choose between ROSE (FIRST ORDER DISGUISE), BB-8, and BB-9E from STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, LANDO CALRISSIAN and KESSEL GUARD from SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY and more. Each 3.75-INCH DELUXE FIGURE 2-PACK comes with at least 2 figures and multiple accessories. Activate an array of sounds and phrases specific to each character with FORCE LINK 2.0 wearable technology. FORCE LINK wearable technology is compatible with all products in the FORCE LINK line, each sold separately. Available at most major retailers.

  • Lando Calrissian & Kessel Guard
  • Han Solo & Chewbacca

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Vehicles

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 3.75-INCH KESSEL RUN MILLENNIUM FALCON VEHICLE
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $99.99/Available: Spring 2018) Make the KESSEL RUN in less than 12 parsecs with the MILLENNIUM FALCON! Relive the adventure and imagine flying through every obstacle like ace pilot HAN SOLO with speed and action. Fans will experience flashing lights and sounds as they pretend to race along KESSEL RUN. Press the button to pretend that the iconic starship kicks in to hyperdrive with lights and sounds. Press the button a second time for accelerated lights and sounds as well as activate the rumble pack vibrations! Push the button a third time to pretend that your ship picks up even more speed and watch the panels pop off before rumbling to the finish line! Comes with an exclusive 3.75-inch scale HAN SOLO figure and removable mini ship.
Both the figure and mini ship are FORCE LINK 2.0 enabled, with phrases and sounds activated by the wearable technology, sold separately. Includes 1 vehicle (with removable mini ship) and 1 figure. Requires 3 AA batteries, included. Available at most major retailers.

  • Kessel Run Millennium Falcon with Han Solo (Kessel) & Mini-Ship
  • Force Link 2.0 Millennium Falcon

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STAR WARS FORCE LINK 2.0 STARTER SET
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2018) Bring STAR WARS adventures to life with the newly designed FORCE LINK 2.0 STARTER SET including FORCE LINK wearable technology, which allows fans to activate movie sound effects and phrases in more than 30 compatible STAR WARS toys! Use the Force with an exclusive 3.75-inch HAN SOLO figure only available in the FORCE LINK 2.0 STARTER SET, featuring unique sounds and expressions from SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. FORCE LINK technology unlocks an extensive collection of sounds and phrases with compatible figures, accessories, vehicles, and playsets. Includes FORCE LINK wearable technology and exclusive 3.75-inch figure. Compatible with all products in the FORCE LINK line, each sold separately. Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included. Available at most major retailers.

  • Force Link 2.0 Starter Set with Han Solo

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3 3/4″ The Vintage Collection

Basic Figures

Wave 1

  • Rey (Jakku) – reissue from TBS
  • Supreme Leader Snoke
  • Jyn Erso – reissue from TBS
  • Kylo Ren – reissue from TBS
  • Rebel Soldier (Hoth) – reissue from Shadow of the Dark Side 3-pack
  • First Order Stormtrooper – reissue from TBS

Wave 2

  • Death Trooper – reissue from TBS
  • Assualt Trank Driver
  • Han Solo (Solo)
  • TBA (Solo)

Wave 3

  • Dr. Aphra
  • Cassian Andor – reissue of TBS
  • Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) – reissue of TBS
  • Range Trooper

Exclusives

Unlike the previous Vintage Collection line, all exclusives will be a part of the numbered line.

  • Rey (Island Journey) (Wal*Mart Spring 2018)
  • Stormtrooper (Mimban) (Wal*Mart Fall 2018)
  • Jeditemplearchives.com is reporting that this year’s San Diego Comicon will have a 3 3/4″ TVC exclusive.

Wave TBA (Early 2019 Release)

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  Vehicles

  • Imperial Combat Assualt Tank

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Haslabs

Hasbro made an unbelievable announcement:

Hasbro announced the launch of HASLAB, a new platform that hopes to put dream products into the hands of fans, starting with the biggest Star Wars vehicle Hasbro and Kenner have ever produced – JABBA’S SAIL BARGE! The campaign runs through April 3rd and you can learn more at HASBRO.COM/HASLAB.

  • Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) with Jabba the Hutt & Hammerhead prisoner & Behind the Workbench booklet

This crowd-funded initiative to get this 4-foot vehicle/playset made needs 5000 collectors to back the project with $500. Within the first 8 hours of the campaign over 600 Sail Barges have been ordered.

Currently, the Sail Barge is not open to collectors outside of the United States. Rumors are swirling about a possible UK release but there’s no official word.

This is a very much a new model for Hasbro and if you are wanting future large-scale releases we highly suggest you watch the video below and then head over to www.hasbrolab.com to back this today!

Hasbro’s Official Press Release

HASBRO is constantly working to create innovative and exciting new products that cater to the unique needs of consumers and fans. In 2018, we take that pledge one step further with the launch of HASLAB!

Announced at this year’s Toy Fair, HASLAB is Hasbro’s new platform that hopes to put dream products into the hands of fans. To that end, we’re excited to announce that the first HASLAB item is the biggest Star Wars vehicle Hasbro and Kenner have ever produced – fan favorite JABBA’S SAIL BARGE! Measuring approximately 4 feet long, this large scale, highly detailed item features premium deco and vintage packaging. An incredible addition to any collection, Jabba’s Sail Barge comes complete with  exquisitely-detailed and fan accessible interior/exterior decks, one Jabba the Hutt 3.75-inch scale figure, two soft-cloth fabric sails, and other realistic features that mimic one of the most notorious vehicles in the Star Wars universe.

HASLAB takes inspiration from other platforms by inviting participants to support the product by backing the project up front by placing a pre-order. You’re our only hope to make Jabba’s Sail Barge a reality! For Jabba’s Sail Barge to go into production, Hasbro must meet a certain minimum threshold of 5,000 pre-orders. It’s up to the fans to support the campaign and help successfully reach that goal by 11:59pm ET on April 3rd, 2018. Those who pre-order the item will also receive “Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna): Behind The Workbench,”  a premium, 64-page booklet that goes behind the scenes of the design and development of the actual Sail Barge film set piece and Hasbro toy and includes set photos, product blueprints, interviews, and more.

Starting today, fans can place a pre-order for Jabba’s Sail Barge at HASBRO.COM/HASLAB. If the goal is met, the product will go into production. For more information on HASLAB and to follow the project’s progress throughout the 45 day pre-order window, visit HASBRO.COM/HASLAB and follow @HasbroPulse on social media.

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6″ The Black Series

It has been confirmed by Star Wars Action News that The Black Series line will be sticking with its red & black packaging style for the foreseeable future.

Figures

  • Tobias Beckett
  • Han Solo (Solo)
  • Lando Calrissian (Solo)
  • Range Trooper
  • Qi’ra
  • Princess Leia (Hoth)
  • 4-LOM
  • Admiral Holdo
  • Rebel Fleet Trooper
  • Dengar
  • Grand Moff Tarkin

Exclusives

  • Clone Commander Wolffe (Gamestop/Disney/Barnes & Noble Exclusive)
  • Stormtrooper (Mimban) (Wal*Mart Exclusive)
  • Zuckuss (Toys ‘R’ Us Exclusive)
  • Gamorrean Guard (Target Exclusive)
  • Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise) (Target Exclusive?)

Deluxe

  • Dewback with Sandtrooper
  • Rey’s Speeder with Rey

Centerpieces

  • 03 – Kylo Ren

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Multipacks

  • Astromechs with R2-D2 (dirty), R5-D8 & R2-X2 (Amazon Exclusive)
  • Porgs

Steve Evans posted this is his Instagram: “Some more red squadron astromechs. Worked with LFL to redefine R5-D8. (Never seen from ‘neck’ down.) Felt it important to differentiate him from R5-D4.”

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10″ Forces of Destiny

Adventure Figures

  • Padme’
  • Rey of Jakku (Scavenger)
  • Sabine Wren
  • Chewbacca
  • Jyn Erso

Adventure Figures with Friends

  • Luke Skywalker & Yoda
  • Ahsoka & Loth Cat
  • Princess Leia (Hoth) & R2-D2
  • Rey of Jakku (Resistance) & BB-8

Deluxe Figures

  • Princess Leia & Wicket the Ewok

2-Packs

  • Kylo Ren & Rey (Jedi Apprentice) of Jakku

Platinum Edition

  •  Princess Leia (A New Hope) & R2-D2

12″ Hero Figures

Basic Figures

  • Qi’ra (Corellia)
  • Han Solo
  • Lando Calrissian
  • Chewbacca
  • Range Trooper

Make sure to check back as we learn more about all of these upcoming releases from Toy Fair 2018!