Toy Fair 2016 Coverage

TF2016-1170x402pxIt’s Toy Fair time and the annual mid-winter toy showcase of what’s to come began this morning in New York City. As we’ve done in year’s past we’ll post all Star Wars action figure news and updates throughout the weekend and show.

Now leading up to this year’s Toy Fair a few reveals were made via a few other media outlets.  A Star Wars Rebels version of Princess Leia was announced on usatoday.com in January. This figure will be apart of the current Build-a-Weapon line and according to USA Today will be available this fall.

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Last week, mashable.com revealed Hasbro’s new InteracTech 12″ figure Stormtrooper figure. The figure includes over 70 sound effects including the Wilhelm Scream.

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This past Thursday ew.com debuted a new multi-pack that will be featured at Toy Fair this weekend featuring the first Maz Kanata action figure.

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The “Tokadata Encounter” set will include Finn, Rey, BB-8 and Maz as well as Maz’s lightsaber chest.

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This morning Jedinews.co.uk reporting from Toy Fair posted that #ForceFriday will return this year to support Rogue One merchandise on September 30th. This once again puts fans getting in line late Thursday night which typically does not allow for this event to be attended by many children as its a school night thus solidifying this as a collector focused release.

Hasbro’s panel is set to take place at 1:30 EST so make sure to check back for updates. The site sirstevesguide.com appears to be liveblogging from the fair.

Ironically the Hasbro panel didnt get to Star Wars until 11:38 PST! The panel is hosted by Steve Evans Design Director and Andy Ochiltree Sr. Marketing Manager.

Shown during the presentation was the following figures from the Build-a-Weapon line:

  • Princess Leia (Rebels)
  • Kanan in Stormtrooper Gear (Rebels)
  • Sabine with removable helmet (Rebels Season 2)
  • Seventh Sister Inquisitor (Rebels)
  • Shirtless Darth Maul (Rebels?)
  • Mysterious Rebels Character?

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The multi-pack Tokadana Encounter was shown as well.

For 6″ figures a who new wave or two were shown that included:

  • Darth Revan
  • Sabine Wren (Rebels Season One)
  • Princess Leia (ANH with softgoods)
  • Snowtrooper
  • AT-AT Driver

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Also mentioned that there will again be San Diego Comic-Con exclusive (much like last year’s FO Stormtrooper) but this time it will be from Rogue One.

[Update 1] Hasbro has provided us a few Hi-Res photos of some of the products revealed at their panel.

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[Update 2] Here’s a quick run down of what was on display in Hasbro’s booth during Toy Fair 2016:

New 3 ¾” on Display

  • Kanan as Stormtrooper (Rebels)
  • Princess Leia (Rebels)
  • Darth Maul (Rebels)
  • Seventh Sister Inquisitor (Rebels)
  • Sabine – removable helmet from Season 2 (Rebels)
  • Kylo Ren – masked on unmasked body 5POA version 3 not covered in Hasbro Presentation
  • Tokadana Encounter multipack featuring Maz, Finn, Rey and BB-8
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OLD 3 ¾” on Display

  • Rey (Resistance Outfit)
  • Darth Vader & Ahsoka Tano (Rebels) 2-pack
  • BB-8, Unkar’s Thug & Jakku Scavenger 2-pack
  • R2-D2 & C-3PO 2-pack
  • Ezra’s speeder Class I Vehix
  • FO Elite Speeder Bike Class I Vehix
  • FO Assault Walker Class I Vehix
  • Rey’s Speeder Class I Dx Vehix

New 6” on Display

  • AT-AT Driver
  • Finn (FN-2187)
  • Ahsoka Tano
  • Revan
  • Kanan
  • Sabine
  • Princess Leia
  • C-3PO
  • Snowtrooper
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Old 6” on Display

  • Constable Zuvio
  • Poe Dameron
  • FO Flametrooper
  • Han Solo
  • Jango Fett
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Rey and BB-8
  • Kylo Ren
  • Guavian Enforcer
  • Captain Phasma
  • FO Special Forces TIE Figther

New 12” on Display – none covered in Hasbro Presentation

  • BB-8
  • R2-D2
  • FN-2187
  • InteracTech Stormtrooper
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Old 12” on Display

  • Rey (still fairly new)
  • Assault Walker and FO Elite Stormtrooper
  • Speeder Bike with Poe Dameron

[Update 3] Here are a few interesting highlights we foraged from the coverage of Toy Fair:

This Week in Star Wars Coverage Highlights

  • 3 ¾” TBS line to continue with small exclusive Wal*Mart line
  • 6” Vehicles to continue
  • Big 3 ¾” vehicles will continue
  • Fan Poll will return
  • No plans for vintage packaging

Star Wars Action News Coverage Highlights

  • 2 summer exclusives 1 shared with CE & SDCC and another that is just SDCC (one will be Rogue One)
  • Droid Factory figures found at Calendars.com were never meant to be released
  • Hasbro Pulse will announce Spring Wave of TBS Wally ex and to include Asty and Phasma
  • More TFA figures coming this year
  • Would cost 500-600 to rerelease BMF today
  • Luke and Leia TFA coming (Scale unknown)
  • Beasts being considered mostly for 6”

[Update 4] Jeditemplearchives.com has released the full audio from one of Hasbro’s question and answer sessions.