Tag: Star Wars

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2013
More than five million LEGO® bricks used to create life-size X-wing starfighter CARLSBAD, Calif. (June 13, 2013) – After traveling more than 2,800 miles from New York City’s Times Square, the world’s largest LEGO® model is now on display at LEGOLAND® California Resort. The life-size LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing starfighter has been assembled by the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2013
AFX just listed their SDCC 2013 exclusives.  Once again it’s an impressive line up with a lot of Minimates, an AMAZING set of Outer Space Men, a Filmation He-Man bust and the next 2 Be@arbricks in their DC Super Powers line.    If you are attending the show you can preorder now to pick up at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 12, 2013
New Toy Day is here, and there’s a big shipment coming in to your local comic shop this Wednesday! New items from Diamond Select Toys include offerings from Star Trek, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Marvel Comics and Domo, and cover products from action figures to Minimates to banks to bottle openers! You can even…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 11, 2013
  CARLSBAD, Calif. (June 10, 2013) –    Before LEGOLAND® California Resort unveils the world’s largest LEGO® model to Park guests on June 13, a few lucky San Diego Chargers were able to lend a big hand to Master Model Builders assembling laser cannons to the life-sized LEGO X-wing starfighter. The X-wing is a 1:1 replica…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 6, 2013
This just might just be my favorite Comic Con exclusive EVER!  Today Gentle Giant announced “Magnitude” An Admiral Ackbar Mini Bust –  as one of their SDCC 2013 exclusives. “Magnitude” an Admiral Ackbar mini bust, is based on the artwork by Steven Daily.  This mini bust stands at 8” tall and comes in a screen…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 4, 2013
SWReads-500x630.jpg LUCASFILM LTD., DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE AND PUBLISHING PARTNERS ANNOUNCE SECOND ANNUAL STAR WARS READS DAY Bookstore and library events to be held October 5, 2013   New York, NY – Lucasfilm, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and its publishing partners announced today the second annual Star Wars Reads Day to be held this October 5, 2013.  Last year,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 3, 2013
Lego Announce Massive Ewok Village Construction Set On Saturday Lego announced another BIG construction set as part of their long running Star Wars line.  The Ewok Village consists of 4 trees, 17 minifigures and close to 2000 pieces! 10236 Ewok™ Village Ages 12+. 1,990 pieces. Recreate classic scenes at the Ewok™ Village! US $249.99 CA $299.99 DE 249.99€ UK 199.99 £ DK…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 27, 2013
logo-500x3861.jpg Happy Memorial Day everyone. I hope you are having a nice long weekend while keeping in mind the sacrifice of those that served our country and gave us our freedoms. We’re back with another Monday and an all new episode. We get a little philosophical about “back in our day” in this episode and do…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 24, 2013
CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 23, 2013) –   LEGOLAND® California Resort is proud to announce the world’s largest LEGO® model is “landing” at the family theme park in Carlsbad on June 13, 2013. The LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing starfighter was unveiled for the first time today in New York’s Times Square by the LEGO Group.  Master Model…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 24, 2013
AFi would like to extend a hearty welcome to our newest sponsor, the gang at UnfinishedMan.com! Unfinished Man is a guy blog focusing on men’s style, life advice, gadgets, gaming, love, love, cars, dating and much, much more.    In their own words the gang at UF describe it as:  The path to becoming a Finished…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 24, 2013
bbtslogo2.gif Another HUGE list of new pre-orders and new arrivals from our friends at BigBadToyStore.com! ————– NEW PRE-ORDERS ————– TEAM FORTRESS 2 BLU PYRO & DEMO – LIMITED EDITION Just put up for preorder are the BLU versions of the Pyro and Demo characters from Team Fortress 2. They are listed at $21.99 each. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=neca%20fortress DAFT…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 23, 2013
World’s Largest LEGO Model Unveiled Today! The largest LEGO model EVER was revealed in Times Square today. This massively awesome model is made of 5,335,200 bricks and took 32 designers 17,000 hours to build! It’s out of this world! This morning in NYC’s Times Square,  The LEGO Group unveiled the world’s largest LEGO model ever assembled. Created to celebrate the upcoming…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 15, 2013
KathyKennedy-500x750.jpg Kathleen Kennedy, President, Lucasfilm, Scheduled to Appear at Star Wars Celebration Europe this July in Essen, Germany   Kathleen Kennedy, the President of Lucasfilm and producer of Star Wars Episode VII, will make her inaugural Star Wars Celebration appearance in Essen this July. Kennedy will make an appearance on the main Celebration stage talking with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 2013
logo-500x386.jpg Hi everyone and welcome back! As you might imagine there’s going to be some Iron Man 3 talk this week. We both saw it, both dug it and try to talk about our enjoyment of it as spoiler-free as possible. Jason also has a leg up on the rest of us as he got to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 6, 2013
EAR2D2-Dome.jpg May 06, 2013 – Today it was announced that Lucasfilm Ltd. and Disney Interactive are entering into a multi-year, multi-title exclusive licensing agreement with Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) for the creation of new high quality Star Wars games spanning multiple genres for console, PC, mobile, and tablets. Industry leaders and creators of best-in-class blockbuster games,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 3, 2013
BobaBlackPackage.gif As you will recall USA Today were the folks that broke the news and gave us our first images of the upcoming Star Wars Black from Hasbro back in February.   So it’s only fitting that they show us the first images of the Star Wars Black SDCC 2013 exclusive – Boba Fett with Han Solo…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 2, 2013
Malibu, Calif. – May 2, 2013 – In celebration of the upcoming Star Wars Day on May 4, 2013, JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) announced today that it has expanded its worldwide agreement with Lucasfilm to include the Revenge of the Sith 501st Legion Clone Trooper and Shock Trooper to its 31” Giant Figure lineup. …

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 1, 2013
star-wars-day-may-01-logo-500x195.jpg PAWTUCKET, R.I. (May 1, 2013) — How do you make the greatest pop-culture holiday in the universe even better? Put some birds in it! For the first time since their debut last fall, ANGRY BIRDS™ STAR WARS® toys and games from Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) are available for all your May the 4th celebratory needs! Released in agreement with LucasFilm…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 25, 2013
DSTC2E2_Jawa1-427x800.jpg Think you’ve gotten all of the surprising Star Wars news you can handle this year? Well brace yourself for more! Diamond Select Toys will offer an exclusive variant of their vinyl Jawa bank at C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, this weekend! That’s right, only 250 have been made, and they’re all in Chicago…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 17, 2013
bbtslogo3.gif ————– NEW PRE-ORDERS From BigBadToyStore.com ————– TRANSFORMERS MAGNIFICUS EXCLUSIVE This new version of Magnificus is a black Decepticon redeco of Transformers Deluxe 2011 Perceptor that hearkens back to the original Magnificus, which was a black Decepticon repaint of the original Perceptor.  We have Magnificus listed at $89.99, and it should arrive sometime next month. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TOM10108&mode=retail…

 

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