A New Hope – Action Figure Insider http://www.actionfigureinsider.com The Best Darn Toy News On The Web! Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:44:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 61893577 @Hasbro ‘s #NYCC 2016 #StarWars Reveals Press Photos http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-s-nycc-2016-starwars-reveals-press-photos/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-s-nycc-2016-starwars-reveals-press-photos/#respond Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:21:55 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=145232 Last night Hasbro held a Pre-New York Comic Con press only event to showcase some of their new figures from a variety of lines.  (You can see pictures of that event here).   There were some new 6″ Star Wars Black Series figures shown at that event.  Then earlier today at NYCC Hasbro has a Star Wars panel with even more reveals.

Here are the press photos of the news figures:


3.75″ Action Figures



6″ Star Wars Black Series Figures

Playskool Galactic Heroes


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@Hasbro Announces #StarWarsBlack Exclusives for #SDCC and @SW_Celebration http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-announces-starwarsblack-exclusives-for-sdcc-and-sw_celebration/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-announces-starwarsblack-exclusives-for-sdcc-and-sw_celebration/#respond Fri, 01 Jul 2016 20:56:46 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=140197 Two Hasbro Star Wars convention exclusives that were revealed this morning. The Black Series 6-Inch Kylo Ren Pack will be available at Star Wars Celebration 2016, and The Black Series 6-Inch Obi-Wan Kenobi Pack will be available at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 in July.

The speculation is that these two figures will also see a regular retail release without the extra accessories and con exclusive packaging, but that has not been confirmed by Hasbro at this time.

We were told at Toy fair by the Hasbro team that there would be a Star Wars: Rogue One exclusive at SDCC and there’s still the matter of that pesky Star Wars Black Astromech 3-pack that leaked so I wouldn’t be surprised if there were still some more SWB SDCC exclusives announcements coming.

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(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $34.99/Available in the Forbidden Planet Booth #S1003 at Star Wars Celebration 2016)

Reveal the power of the dark side with this collectible 6-inch scale figure of Kylo Ren without his mask! Fans can relive the First Order commander’s most pivotal moments from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with accessories such as Darth Vader’s helmet and a First Order banner and stand. THE BLACK SERIES Pack features a highly articulated and exceptionally detailed Kylo Ren BLACK SERIES figure, as well as the villain’s iconic lightsaber, lightsaber hilt, and helmet. Includes 1 figure and 6 accessories. The STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-Inch Kylo Ren Pack will be for sale at Star Wars Celebration 2016 in the Forbidden Planet booth #S1003.

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STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-Inch Obi-Wan Kenobi Pack

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $44.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

Recreate the noble journey of the great Jedi Master with the highly collectible Obi-Wan Kenobi Pack. Featuring authentic, movie-accurate detail, this elite 6-inch scale Obi-Wan Kenobi figure comes equipped with Jedi robe, 2 lightsabers, an electronic light-up table, and Princess Leia hologram delivering a vital message. Includes 1 figure with multiple points of articulation and 5 accessories. The STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-Inch Obi-Wan Kenobi Pack will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com. Canadian fans can also purchase the figure set during Fan Expo Canada in September.

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Hasbro’s Star Wars #ForceFridayCountdown Day 7 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbros-star-wars-forcefridaycountdown-day-7/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbros-star-wars-forcefridaycountdown-day-7/#respond Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:00:49 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=124387 Hasbro sent out this amazing page-a-day Star Wars calendar to help us countdown to the release of new Star Wars: The Force Awakens product on “Force Friday” on September 4th.

Today we are a mere 7 days away from Force Friday.  Just ONE WEEK!  We are in the final countdown.  These next 7 days you might notice a few changes on the calendar pages as we are in the home stretch…  The toy of the day is the Galactic Heroes ‘Escape from Mos Eisley’ boxed set.   Any set with a dewback in it is awesome, but an ADORABLE dewback gets bonus points!


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Hasbro’s Star Wars #ForceFridayCountdown Day 29 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbros-star-wars-forcefridaycountdown-day-29/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbros-star-wars-forcefridaycountdown-day-29/#comments Thu, 06 Aug 2015 11:00:51 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=123194 Hasbro sent out this amazing page-a-day Star Wars calendar to help us countdown to the release of new Star Wars: The Force Awakens product on “Force Friday” on September 4th.

Today we are a mere 29 days away from Force Friday and the toy of the day are the Tusken Raiders from the Vintage Saga Collection… I don’t think they much care for being called “sand people.”



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The Iconic STAR WARS Movies Celebrated With New Limited Edition Individual Blu-ray™ Steelbooks November 10 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/the-iconic-star-wars-movies-celebrated-with-new-limited-edition-individual-blu-ray-steelbooks-november-10/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/the-iconic-star-wars-movies-celebrated-with-new-limited-edition-individual-blu-ray-steelbooks-november-10/#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 17:34:28 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=123142 Each Film Presented in Unique, Collectible Character Steelbook Packaging available November 10th
Also Available Newly repackaged Star Wars: The Complete Saga to be released on October 13th
Los Angeles, CA (August 5, 2015) – As the galaxy prepares for the next generation of Star Wars, the six epic films will each release as commemorative Blu-ray steelbooks on November 10th.  These highly collectible films will be available for a limited time only and can be pre-ordered beginning August 7th.   In addition, Star Wars: The Complete Saga will be released in newly repackaged artwork on October 13th.  The announcements were made today by The Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.Each film from the Saga is presented with new character packaging allowing fans to choose their favorite or collect all six for a limited time.      Characters include:  The Phantom Menace – Darth Maul; Attack of the Clones – Yoda; Revenge of the Sith – General Grievous; A New Hope – Darth Vader; The Empire Strikes Back – Imperial Stormtrooper; and Return of the Jedi – Emperor Palpatine.In addition to the collectible steelbook packaging, each single disc Blu-ray includes existing audio commentary with George Lucas and the film crew as well as audio commentary from archival interviews with the cast and crew.

The newly repackaged Saga includes all six feature films on Blu-ray, along with three additional discs containing more than 40 hours of previously released extensive special features.

About The Walt Disney Studios
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About Lucasfim Ltd.
Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company’s activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.  Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © 20 15 & TM Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™, Digital HD and VOD. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 20th Century Fox, a 21st Century Fox Company.

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Star Wars: 1/6th scale Princess Leia Collectible Figure From Hot Toys http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/star-wars-16th-scale-princess-leia-collectible-figure-from-hot-toys/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/star-wars-16th-scale-princess-leia-collectible-figure-from-hot-toys/#respond Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:27:42 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=122400 “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” – Princess Leia


The brave and strong-willed Princess Leia is a beloved character in the original Star Wars trilogy. Her important role in leading the rebellion against the Galactic Empire is unforgettable to any Star Wars fans! Following the introduction of the Hot Toys Luke Skywalker 1/6th scale Collectible Figure, today we are excited to officially present his twin sister, the Princess Leia 1/6th scale Collectible Figure from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope!

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Carrier Fisher as Princess Leia in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt, detailed hair sculpture of Princess Leia’s iconic hair style, specially tailored costume, two types of blasters, and a figure stand.

A special edition is available in selected markets which include a specially designed backdrop as bonus accessory.

Fans don’t miss the chance to pre-order this wonderful collectible figure to your Star Wars collection!

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Hasbro’s Star Wars #ForceFridayCountdown Day 50 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbros-star-wars-forcefridaycountdown-day-50/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbros-star-wars-forcefridaycountdown-day-50/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:13 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=122007 Hasbro sent out this amazing page-a-day Star Wars calendar to help us countdown to the release of new Star Wars: The Force Awakens product on “Force Friday” on September 4th.

Today we are 50 days away from Force Friday and the toy of the day is a set from Hasbro Galactic Heroes pre-school line. This particular Episode IV boxed set was a Toys R Us exclusive.


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Hasbro’s Star Wars #ForceFridayCountdown Day 61 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbros-star-wars-forcefridaycountdown-day-61/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbros-star-wars-forcefridaycountdown-day-61/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:00:11 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=121348 Hasbro sent out this amazing page-a-day Star Wars calendar to help us countdown to the release of new Star Wars: The Force Awakens product on “Force Friday” on September 4th.

Today we are 61 days away from Force Friday and the toy of the day is rebel hero Jek Porkins.  Another in a long line of “I can’t believe they made that… but I’m glad to have it in my collection” figures.

Today is actor William Hootkins’ birthday, who played Jek in Episode IV.


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StarWars.com Announces Finalists in @Hasbro #StarWarsBlack Poll – VOTE NOW! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/starwars-com-announces-finalists-in-hasbro-starwarsblack-poll-vote-now/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/starwars-com-announces-finalists-in-hasbro-starwarsblack-poll-vote-now/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:01:38 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=121290 Poll: Vote for the Next Star Wars: The Black Series 6-inch Figure

Choose between a deadly Sith, a smooth-talking smuggler, and more fan favorites!

Which icon of a galaxy far, far away will be the next to join Hasbro’s critically-acclaimed, highly-detailed, and all-around awesome Star Wars: The Black Series line of 6-inch figures? It’s up to you — starting now!

The results are in from qualifying-round polls for Hasbro’s Fan Choice Black Series figure, and you can now cast your vote to decide the winner. Finalists include favorites from across the saga and across mediums, including movies, video games, and animation, promising an exciting addition to the line. (We were really hoping for Kitster. He would’ve been wizard. Oh, well.)

The poll will be open right up until Hasbro’s San Diego Comic-Con Star Wars panel on July 10, where a winner will be announced. Until then, exercise your galactic right and vote!

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Star Wars ANH 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker Collectible Figure from @HotToysOfficial http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/star-wars-anh-16th-scale-luke-skywalker-collectible-figure-from-hottoysofficial/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/star-wars-anh-16th-scale-luke-skywalker-collectible-figure-from-hottoysofficial/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 07:05:15 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=118672 I’m Luke Skywalker. I’m here to rescue you.” – Luke Skywalker


Originally just a moisture farmer on the planet Tatooine, the young Luke Skywalker’s life began to change forever when he purchased two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO, and met the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, the infamous smugglers Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia! Luke’s actions helped change the fate of the galaxy by assisting the Rebel Alliance against the Galactic Empire and destroying the terrifying Death Star.

Today, Hot Toys is very excited to officially reveal the collectible figure of the central character in the original Star Wars trilogy – the 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker Collectible Figure from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope!

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt, specially tailored costume, LED-lighted lightsaber, a hat with goggles, a poncho, detailed accessories, and a figure stand. A special edition is available in selected markets which include an additional Stormtrooper belt with grappling hook, a communicator, and a blaster rifle.


Your Star Wars collection wouldn’t be complete without this Luke Skywalker collectible figure.


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Sideshow Collectibles presents the R5-D4 Sixth Scale Figure http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/sideshow-collectibles-presents-the-r5-d4-sixth-scale-figure/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/sideshow-collectibles-presents-the-r5-d4-sixth-scale-figure/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 00:23:45 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=117586 SSSWR5D4Pic0

He may be worn and faulty, but who could resist this loveable little astro droid? Slightly larger than his more famous successor R2-D2, Sideshow’s R5-D4 Sixth Scale Figure measures roughly 8.6 inches tall from antenna to treads. Appearing just as Uncle Owen purchased him from the Jawas on Tatooine, every detail of the R5 unit is faithfully replicated, from his desert-worn deco to advanced articulation. Nicknamed for his bright crimson accents, Red’s distinctive trapezoid-shaped head features authentic holographic details, and can swivel nearly 360 degrees, while a magnetic restraining bolt grants access to a variety of compartments and hinged panels. Notoriously plagued with malfunctions, he also suffers a pop-up “bad motivator,” a feature Star Wars fans are sure to enjoy. Destined to play a key role in a moment that sets the events of the original Star Wars trilogy in motion, R5-D4 is a must-have addition for any Star Wars collection!


You can Pre-Order R5-D4 now at Sideshow Collectibles


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Hot Toys Debuts The Star Wars ANH: 1/6th scale Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Figure http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hot-toys-debuts-the-star-wars-anh-16th-scale-obi-wan-kenobi-collectible-figure/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hot-toys-debuts-the-star-wars-anh-16th-scale-obi-wan-kenobi-collectible-figure/#respond Sat, 14 Feb 2015 06:40:40 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=114056 “The Force will be with you. Always.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi


The legendary Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most memorable and crucial characters in the Star Wars saga. As the mentor of Anakin and Luke Skywalker to train them in ways of the Force, Obi-Wan has played a significant role in shaping the fate of the entire galaxy. Following the official introduction of Darth Vader, the “circle is now complete” as Hot Toys is proud to present today the Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope 1/6th scale Obi-Wan Collectible Figure!

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Sir Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt, specially sculpted hands, finely tailored Jedi costume, LED-lighted lightsaber, and figure stand.

This “is” the legendary Jedi Master you are looking for.

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