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Re: TOY FAIR 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2017, 08:24:49 AM »

There was also this release that came out yesterday.  Did anyone else notice the striking lack of 3.75" and 6" basic figures in this article?


Check out THIS YAHOO NEWS ARTICLE about some of what we can expect to see this weekend from Hasbro at the 2017 New York International Toy Fair:

These New Deluxe 'Star Wars' Toys Will Gear You Up Ahead of 'The Last Jedi' (Exclusive)

Marcus Errico
Deputy Editor, Yahoo Entertainment
Yahoo Movies•February 15, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi doesn’t zoom into theaters until December, but it’s never too early to start planning your movie-going wardrobe. Fear not; Yahoo Movies is here with an exclusive look at several deluxe Star Wars role-playing toys that will be available later this year to perfectly accessorize with Episode VIII.

Among the dozens of new Star Wars toys in Hasbro’s pipeline for 2017 — many of which will be on display at this weekend’s Toy Fair New York trade show — are a series of weapons and gear based on characters introduced in The Force Awakens who will be returning for The Last Jedi. You can make like Rey with the Bladebuilders Path of the Force Lightstaber ($49.99), the laser sword of choice for the discerning Padawan, by choosing the Jedi-themed connector, which will turn the blade blue. Or, you could channel your inner Kylo Ren, and rebuild your shattered lightsaber with the nasty-looking Sith accessory, which turns the saber red. The Path of the Force saber is compatible with previously released Bladebuilder connectors, allowing dozens of custom configurations.




First Order fans will be well-armed with the Nerf Glowstrike Stormtrooper Deluxe Blaster ($79.99), a motorized weapon that rapid-fires 12 glow-in-the-dark darts accompanied by light and sound effects for maximum Resistance destruction.




Finally, for the hot-shot aces who can fly anything, there’s the Black Series Poe Dameron Electronic Helmet ($79.99), a highly detailed, screen-accurate replica of the Resistance pilot’s headgear. The helmet has a surround-sound speaker system that plays X-wing and TIE fighter sound effects and communiqués from BB-8.








Aside from the toys inspired by the new films, Hasbro is celebrating the original classic trilogy. The toy company has unveiled several toys in its premium Black Series line commemorating key characters, weapons, and scenes from A New Hope (which marks its 40th anniversary this year) as well as The Empire Strikes Back.

First up is the Black Series Force FX Lightsaber line ($179.99), which includes this Obi-Wan Kenobi number from A New Hope with accelerometer and movie-quality sound.



There will also be a collection of coffee-table-perfect Black Series Centerpiece Figures ($49.99 each) recreating classic scenes, like Luke vs. the AT-AT in Empire, complete with light effects.



Hasbro also has an assortment of Black Series 3.75-Inch Titanium Figures ($14.99 each), featuring the key lineup from A New Hope — Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Darth Vader — in action poses with stands that snap together.



And there’s also a 40th-anniversary edition of Star Wars Monopoly ($29.99) illustrated with vintage art and containing six new tokens, including Millennium Falcon, Death Star, and R2-D2.






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Re: TOY FAIR 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2017, 05:31:33 AM »

Not very interested in any of these unless I pick up a certain character. Guess I'll be saving a lot of my collecting dollars with the way Hasbro is going. These items aren't directed towards kids and I don't really see collectors wanting them either. Not sure how they come up with with this stuff?
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Re: TOY FAIR 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2017, 08:00:42 AM »

"flashback" is right, Nick.  This is crazy.  The Unleashed line was pretty cool at the time, but I thought they were discontinued because they did not sell very well.  A $50 price point seems too high, even with lights and sounds.

The titanium figures look like an easy pass as well.  What is the point?  Are those stupid die cast figurines at the Disney store actually selling?  These look like the same thing, albeit with stands/backgrounds.  I dunno, these product reveals seem odd to me.
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Re: TOY FAIR 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 09:51:25 AM »

It's like we're flashing back to a decade ago.

The Black Series Centerpiece collection looks like the return of the Unleashed line, and now at a higher price point!

And the Titanium figures?!?!  Again?  Honestly, I like the bases and backgrounds more than the figures.  And this format seems a little more "Disney" than I care for.  The fact that they invoked the word "FIGURINES" did not sit well with me.
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Re: TOY FAIR 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 04:20:45 PM »


Those Titanium Series look pretty sweet.
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TOY FAIR 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2017, 08:34:02 AM »

Reposting this from LATEST NEWS for the purposes of discussion:

Check out this io9 article for news about Hasbro's new 6" Black Series Centerpiece line that will be part of the upcoming 40th Anniversary Collection.

Later this year, alongside the waves of merchandise based on The Last Jedi, there’ll be even more 40th-anniversary toys. The 6-inch Black Series figures will be getting their own line of figurines called the “Centerpiece” range. If you remember the old “Star Wars Unleashed” toys from the early 2000s, they’re a lot like that: static figurines of characters in dynamic poses on special stands, made to look like recreations of key moments from films across the saga.

There’s one key difference with these new ones. though—the lavish new scenery bases will include light and sound effects to make each figurine even more of a display piece. The line will kick off with a new version of Luke in his pilot gear from Empire Strikes Back, and each figure will sell for $50.






The 3.75-inch figurines in the new Titanium series will retail for $15 each, and are all based on A New Hope. While they’re static figurines rather than poseable action figures, each of the six —Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo—also feature accessories like FX pieces for their weapons, as well as their own special backdrops. The backdrops include two different inserts, a backdrop from the movies, and also character art that can be connected to other Titanium series figure stands to complete the full scene.





These appear to be some of the INITIAL offerings that Hasbro will be showing off at the 2017 Toy Fair.  And we can expect more to be revealed next weekend at Toy Fair.  What do you think of these offerings so far?
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