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xx Toys "R" Us Reset Underway

Yesterday at 12:32:49 PM by curto

Stopped in at a local Toys "R" Us store today, and there's a huge reset for Star Wars Rebels taking place. Lots of merchandise being added (but no action figures yet), combining Hasbro, LEGO, Jakks Pacific, and other companies with the orange & white graphics. In addition, it also looks like the Marvel toys are being combined in a similar display. Take a peek at the plans for one of the end caps that were just laying around. Not sure if there's any NEW info here, but it's interesting nonetheless!
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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Santa Cruz Star Wars line now available!

September 12, 2014, 08:52:01 AM by Darth Spice
The team at Lucasfilm have joined forces with Santa Cruz to create a cool, collectible line of skate boards that are now available for purchase. Click below to watch a short clip with Josh Borden and make sure to visit their website to see the entire line!

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xx Star Wars: From Concept to Collectible - Hasbro Black Series: Speeder Bike

September 12, 2014, 08:20:22 AM by curto
How did Hasbro create the Black Series Speeder Bike -- the first Star Wars toy vehicle made in a 6-inch scale - and its accompanying Biker Scout? In the first installment of Star Wars: From Concept to Collectible, the designers behind the fan-favorite Black Series line of action figures discuss making the new collectible set, from early ideas to design to finished product.

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xx New Hasbro Star Wars Rebels 3-Pack

September 08, 2014, 02:11:14 PM by curto

Here's a sneak peek at an upcoming Hasbro 3-pack, coming exclusively to Toys "R" Us stores this fall. Based on characters appearing in the upcoming Star Wars Rebels, this set includes Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, and a "secret exclusive" figure of Obi-Wan Kenobi as a hologram.
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st Dewback Preview: Fantasticon Panel hosted by Sandtroopers.com!

September 06, 2014, 10:44:04 AM by Darth Spice
This October join Sandtroopers.com at Fantasticon in Milwaukee, WI for our panel on Modern Star Wars Collecting. I will be joined by Eric Pfeifer in what promises to be a highlight of the convention for Star Wars fans! We will focus on the 3 3/4 inch action figure line and are hoping to add a couple more guests to our team for some great in-depth perspective.  Click below to get ticket and hotel information and if you are in the area, we hope to see you there!

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Star Wars LEGO - The New Yoda Chronicles

September 06, 2014, 10:14:31 AM by Darth Spice
Just this week the latest trailer hit the Internet for LEGO Star Wars - The New Yoda Chronicles. It is available free on the App Store, Google Play and LEGO.com! Click below for a tease!

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xx Update from Bigbadtoystore.com: 150 Item Sale & More!

August 31, 2014, 10:44:47 AM by Darth Spice

150 featured items sale: From Star Wars, Transformers, Marvel, DC, Video Games, Third Party, Japanese Figures and more!

Sideshow Collectibles: This piece 'floats' at a total height of 17.5" and has sound and light effects in addition to manipulator arms and more.  This figure can join your Hoth display for $249.99.

Gentle Giant: This Gentle Giant release stands 5.7" tall and shows Yoda wearing a black cloak and hood.  It is priced at $103.99. We also have the S.D.C.C. exclusive Jek Porkins minibust and the AT-AT Driver 12-inch vintage figure in stock!

MAFEX Stormtrooper: This Stormtrooper figure stands about 6.3" tall and comes loaded with articulation as well as an articulated stand and blaster.  It is priced at $54.99.

Pop Howard the Duck: Whether you're a fan from his self-titled movie, his comic appearances or just his appearance in the Collector's ship, Howard the Duck is an unlikely hero that is available to join your collection.  He is priced at $9.99.

- Click to Enter Big Bad Toy Store -
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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Anovos Clone Trooper in the Works

August 31, 2014, 10:07:15 AM by Darth Spice
It would seem the Anovos crew is working on mass producing a Clone Trooper costume to add to their Star Wars line. The prototype was first shown at C2E2 and followed up at S.D.C.C., and just last night they posted a photo from a session with Arturo Delgado of the Midwest Garrison. We'll continue to follow this story with great interest!

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Proto Fett is Landing!

August 31, 2014, 08:39:56 AM by Darth Spice
Reports are coming in from all over the net of the new 6-inch Black Series figures hitting Walgreens stores hard, including the prototype Boba Fett figure. Click below for a review from our friends at the Wolfpack Podcast of Proto Fett and if you have a Walgreens store in the area, now is the time!

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: New Rebels Short- Entanglement

August 25, 2014, 09:30:21 AM by Darth Spice
Click below for the latest clip that just hit the Official Site! "In "Entanglement," a special Star Wars Rebels short, Zeb fails to meet with Kanan at a specified rendezvous point... and instead finds himself joyfully battling many, many Stormtroopers.

Scheduled to premiere in October 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, Star Wars Rebels will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world."

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: The Streak Snapped!

August 24, 2014, 07:07:21 PM by Darth Spice
We find it sad that our 13-year run at Chicago Comic-Con ended this weekend as we decided it would be better served not attending. It is hard to believe outlets such as ours and even super fan groups such as the 501st and Rebel Legion would be asked to pay $800 to have a fan table!  The biggest loser in all of this are the fans who were delighted by the 1000's of costumers that attended this event and made it great over the years. We hope that Wizard World can get their act together and perhaps put together an event worth attending again someday. Until then we can remember when Hasbro, Gentle Giant and even major comic book companies used to attend. However until their ridiculous treatment of Star Wars fans takes a new direction, we will be comfortable with the decision to boycott Wizard World Comic Conventions.

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: The State of Star Wars Collecting

August 24, 2014, 08:19:59 AM by Darth Spice
After running across this blog at Yakface.com, Star Wars collector Zach McGeehon breaks down the current sad state of the hobby. This is an interesting perspective as Zach was collecting, quit briefly and shortly later returned to find things quite different than he remembered. For more, click below and read how bad things are getting.

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Rebels Premiere Telecast October 3rd!

August 20, 2014, 10:40:45 AM by Darth Spice
"Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga, an exciting animated one-hour movie "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" will be available first to verified users on  WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app beginning  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29. WATCH Disney XD allows consumers to watch on tablet, phones, computer and set top boxes.

The global television debut of "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" is set for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 (9:00  p.m.,  ET/PT  in  the  U.S.) on  Disney  Channels  around  the  world, ushering  in  the series  "Star  Wars  Rebels"  beginning  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.  The series will air in 34 languages across 163 countries in over 400 million households. The television movie garnered rave reviews at last month's San Diego Comic-Con fan event for its story (set between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV) and its look -- akin to the classic Star Wars trilogy.  The series designs are influenced by the work of original Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie.

The story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost -- cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, street-smart teenager Ezra, the "muscle" Zeb, warrior firebrand Sabine, and cantankerous old astromech droid Chopper -- is among a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, they will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion. 

"Star Wars Rebels" is created by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes), and Carrie Beck. The Lucasfilm Animation production is also executive-produced by Filoni and Kinberg as well as Greg Weisman (Gargoyles). The talented voice cast includes Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus and Jason Isaacs as the Inquisitor."

The multi-platform schedule in the U.S. is:

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" one-hour movie will be available to verified users on  WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app for smartphones and tablets. It will also be available on Disney Channel SVOD.

Friday, OCTOBER 3  Premiere telecast of the one-hour movie "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4  "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" will be available on Disney XD VOD and for purchase through Apple iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and Google Play.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6 "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) premieres on Disney XD.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 "Star Wars Rebels" (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) series premieres on Disney XD.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14  "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" will be available to own on DVD in retailers nationwide. The DVD includes the movie, a free Ghost 3D model ship, four "Star Wars Rebels" shorts, plus a never-before-seen piece that takes you deeper into the world of "Star Wars Rebels" and the upcoming season.

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Standing tall & Available for Pre-Order!

August 20, 2014, 10:30:01 AM by Darth Spice
First drooled over at the Gentle Giant booth at San Diego Comic-Con, the life-sized Boba Fett monument is now available for pre-order at Gentle Giant. Click below to see if this vintage inspired beauty is within your collecting budget!

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st Mos Eisley News Brief: Wolfpack attacks Rumorville!

August 18, 2014, 11:10:05 AM by Darth Spice
The latest episode of the Wolfpack Podcast takes on the discussion of the latest rumors that have been literally hitting the net every day! "In this episode of The WolfPack Podcast, Corey, Logan, Chris, Nabil, and Curto go over the latest crazy Episode VII rumors and news. We also talk about all the latest info on Star Wars Rebels, Collectibles, and much more. We also pay a tribute to six years of Star Wars The Clone Wars. So strap in, drink your blue milk, and get ready for the jump to hyperspace in this brand new episode!"

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