• More Detailed Notes from Hasbro's Toy Fair Event

      On Saturday, February 11th, Hasbro hosted a fan media event to begin their New York Toy Fair presentation. For their Star Wars brand, Star Wars team Global Brand Director Jeff Labovitz gave a presentation about what was coming in 2012 for Hasbro Star Wars. This article is supplementing the live notes we originally brought you as it happened last week.

      For the movie figures: Light Up Lightsabers. Rolling out now, all-new sculpts, light-up Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, still need Vader and Anakin. Great stuff is coming, down the road, light up blasters, a lot of great technology in there. Hasbro feels they didn't need to compromise on sculpt or articulation to get the awesome feature.

      Vehicles: Clone Wars (Class 1 fleet) recon fighter, and the sub with 2 modes - jetski and minisub.

      Big vehicles: Mark Boudreaux did the new Naboo Starfighter, it's coming out in a month or so.

      CW Figures: season 4 - new helmet on Rex, all-new scuba Ahsoka, new helmet Wolfe.

      Battle Packs: all 6 are brand new sculpts - Darth Maul and Darth Vader and Boba Fett are impressive.

      MTT: Celebrating Ep 1's re-release, they had to do a big vehicle so they had to do the MTT. Mark Boudreaux. MTT comes with the 20 battle droids and Obi-Wan. Loaded with figures, projectiles, features. Motorized rack comes out and retracts automatically, folds back in. Tons of sound effects and lines from the movie. 4 articulated droids, the rest 16 are battle-posed on stands so easy to play as troops with articulation in the gun arm. Can put Vintage BD inside.

      TVC: Over 100 figures now from a collector numbering standpoint. First wvae of 2012 is on shelves now.

      "Wave 6": Oddball is mostly new, the pilot from Ep 3. Grand Moff Tarkin finally on a vintage card. Nikto from the original vintage line. Starkiller (Galen Marek from The Force Unleashed II) comes with 2 different sets of gear so dressed as his bad guy outfit or his rebel outfit later in the game. Also from The Old Republic, Shae Vizla who comes with flamethrower accessories, 2 pistols, interchangeable helmet and head.
      They are continuing with more Old Republic figures.

      "Wave 7": Ahsoka and Obi-Wan in their Clone Wars gear, if Clone Wars were a movie. Nien Nunb, finally the correct height, short. Weequay. The Emperor's Royal Guard comes with 2 different sets of gear, training and movie-accurate guard gear.

      Comic-Con Exclusive: a brand new line-up that's going to be available for a limited time. Went back to deep dark Kenner archives and looked for packaging that made it to the final cut, George Lucas was deciding between which one to go to, the famous chrome and black or this one. At the last minute he went chrome and black which we know and have been celebrating for the last few years, but this was the runner-up, so what they did back at Hasbro, Dave Reeves took some concept art, it looked like pencil sketches, and he finished it to make it appear as though what if Kenner had launched it. Fantastic new lineup with Vintage articulated features. Multi-pack that has 6 figures. Carbonite freeze chamber. 6 figures, 1 from each movie, and they'll be available in this pack in the lost line look and also available at retail after Comic-Con in both the regular TVC packaged look and this alternate look, handled similarly to how the Revenge of the Jedi cards were handled last year. So to do something special, in addition to the 6 figures, there's 1 additional figure, and it's Jar Jar... what are they doing another Jar Jar for? Not Zombie Jar Jar! Jar Jar in Carbonite, on a Vintage card, it won't have a collector number on it. This is based on the full-sized fan-made Jar Jar in Carbonite currently on display at Lucasfilm Headquarters. "It was a joy to work on." The carbonite isn't 1 solid block, it has details on both sides of the block, on the flip side, the middle piece slips out of the frame and turns around to display the melted-away carbonite as if Jar Jar had been defrosted. The figure that comes in the set, regular TVC Jar Jar, fits into it like he's coming out of stasis.
      The non-carbonite figures in this set: All-new Jar Jar Binks with soft goods skirt, 2 accessories, full articulation as much as they could fit into the figure. Clone Lieutenant with the blue stripes, and shocktrooper from Ep 3, both on the new super-articulated Trooper body. Sandtrooper from Ep 4 comes with the Sentry Droid and a clear post that hooks to the backpack, a new E-11 blaster with a fold-out stock, first time they have done the fold-out stock.

      "Wave 8": Orrimaarko "Prune Face". Old Republic Trooper, his gun is as tall as he is in package, also comes with a knife, blaster, tons of accessories. Fans have made The Old Republic a success so Hasbro is going to bring us more and more figures from it for months and years to come.

      Hasbro's Fan's Choice Winner: The winner is Mara Jade Skywalker, all the articulation and accessories that come with vintage, they'll work very hard to make the best figure they can get.

      Ultimate FX Lightsabers: A huge hit with kids, going to have Obi-Wan Kenobi coming out. Going to be releasing Darth Maul single saber version, buy 2 and each comes with an adapter to connect them to the double-saber.

      Fighter Pods: Over 100 figures, a lot more development for the next year, doing everybody, even Jek Porkins.

      AMP'D: Just revealed in name the other day. Vehicle customization, letting kids take the most iconic SW vehicles, and amp them up and outfit them for any mission, land, sea, air, whatever. It's very quick and easy to do. In a pack, like the one with the TIE Fighter and X-wing, comes with the core vehicles and a sea of parts inspired by the technology in the films. The combinations of building are endless. The AAT has the normal standard vehicle, and the legs from the Spider Droid, everything looks like Star Wars. Jedi Starfighter has over 30 combinations in the set. AT-RT with a Clone Trooper, comes with treads so you can make a swamp vehicle. Even the smaller packs have meaningful customizations, 20 different ways in just the little stuff like the STAP.

      And that wraps up the presentation.
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