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US Toy Fair 2013: Hasbro Fan Media Day Event News
Reported by James on 09 Feb 2013 17:52

Here's all the latest Star Wars news from Hasbro, direct from the Fan Media Day event at Toy Fair in New York as it's revealed - this post will be updated frequently...

  • 12:53pm EST - Waiting for the event to start...
  • 13:05pm EST - Starting with My Little Pony
  • 13:10pm EST - Time for Transformers (no Star Wars yet)...
  • 13:30pm EST - Still with Transformers
  • 13:36pm EST - Transformers is coming to an end... we hope!
  • 13:45pm EST - Next up, it's time for K-REO - expect to hear lots about the new Star Trek line which have light up features as well as a GI Joe line (with our good friend Derryl DePriest) and of course more Transformers!
  • 14:02pm EST - Time for GI Joe (will Star Wars be last after Marvel?!?)
  • 14:12pm EST - It's Star Wars time!
    • A video announces The Black Series with an iconic design process and emotional connection to years gone by.
    • Gentle Giant did a lot of the 6" sculpts.
    • Packaging concepts shown for 6" line along with final design which we've all seen.
    • Wave 1 - X-Wing Luke, R2-D2 with lots of accessories, Darth Maul with dual lightsabre and cloak and Sand Trooper with Orange Pauldron (a non-commissioned officer).
    • 3.75" figures - The Black Series Wave 1 features Clone Sergeant, AOTC Anakin, Clone Pilot, Bespin Vader, Luke ANH Ceremony
    • 3.75" figures - The Black Series Wave 2 features Mara Jade (Winner of Fan's Choice), Stormtrooper, R2-D2, Pablo Jill, Luminara Unduli and 41st Clone Trooper
    • Saga Legends will continue but figures will only have 5 points of articulation (Kenner inspired like two of last year's Battle Packs) at a new price point of just $5.99 - includes Mace Windu, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, R4-D4, Yoda, Shock Trooper and Super Battle Droid
    • Mission 2 Packs - Vader & Seeker Droid, Anakin & 501st Clone Trooper and Jango Fett & Battle Droid
    • New Class II Vehcile - Anakin's Jedi Starfighter (Yellow)
    • 12" Figures - ROTS Obi Wan and Darth Vader shown, as well as the Anakin to Vader electronic figure shown at the UK Toy Fair
    • Battle of Geonosis Republic Gunship in Vintage packaging (is Vintage done or not?!?) exclsuive to TRU with Gun Turrets!
    • Biggs Darklighter X-Wing in Vintage packaging at TRU
    • Slave I in Vintage packaging with Han Solo in Carbonite and ESB deco (well all knew this would eventually come) - this is an Amazon exclusive along with a TIE Interceptor
    • Boba Fett with Han in Carbonite 6" figure will be SDCC Exclusive
    • Darth Vader Evolutions 4 Pack from Anakin as a boy to Vader along with operating table coming to Target
    • New Vintage 2 Packs coming to Kmart - Scanning Crew Pack with missing Scanning Crew Box and Ewok Catapult with 2 Ewoks
    • New Jedi Force figures in 5" scale
    • Angry Birds Star Wars line was a BIG success and will continue in 2013 with new collector centric sets and Wave 2 of the blind bags as well as more Jenga and some games
    • No mention of Fighter Pods beyond series 4
    • That's it for Star Wars until we get some pictures later! Phew that was a quick 23 minutes!
  • 14:36pm EST - it's time for Marvel and they're starting with Spiderman.
  • 14:53pm EST - the presentation is over, time to hit the showroom!

We'll be back later with pictures from the showroom and official Hasbro photos too.

Source: Hasbro

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