Celebration VI - Hasbro Panel Report (Updated w/Images)
Jay Cochran - August 26, 2012
Dan Curto is reporting live from Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando, FL for us to bring us the latest news from the Hasbro panel.
- Hasbro is not going to be showcasing a lot of new stuff because they showed more at SDCC last month... However, expect a lot more to be shown at Toy Fair.
- The large-scale X-Wing will be revealed in Vintage packaging next year. but which X-Wing?
- Starting the panel with Droid Factory reveals.
- The Vintage Collection is going "on hiatus" for a few years...because of the 3D movies.
- Droid Factory is back in 2013.
- Mace Windu (TCW realistic), Biggs Darklighter, Luke Ceremonial shown.
- Mara Jade finally revealed.
- Episode II Clone Pilot, generic A-Wing Pilot.
- Mara Jade is EMperor's Hand version...not Jedi version.
- Darth Vader (Bespin) comes with interchangeable arm. Has a hold blaster effect.
- Captain Rex (TCW realistic version).
- Darth Vader comes with Han's blaster.
- Distribution is being fixed...not entirely sure how, but they are on it.
- R8-B7 and R5-X2 shown.
- Now showing 2 new Movie Heroes figures.
- Battle Droid (Episode II) and Sandtrooper with action features.
- Rex has the new buck, removable helmet, and soft goods kama, removable belt.
- The Clone Wars brings back Obi-Wan, Anakin, and a Battle Droid.
- Captain Rex, R2-D2, and 501st Clone Trooper, no phase I.
- Moving to Fighter Pods. 125 figures in 2013.
- Fighter Pods online game for kids to play with....some cool designs.
- New Fighter Pods launchers planned.
- Some cool looking new mini-rigs are shown.
- Yoda's Jedi Stafighter with Yoda and SBD.
- MTT Droid Fighter with Battle Droid Pilot and Obi-Wan.
- Republic Drop Shop with Clone Pilot (Ep2) and Battle Droid.
- Mini-MTT connects to the larger MTT. It attaches inside.
- Yoda is strong in the Force!
- These mini-rigs are the coolest things....kind of like mini-Battle Packs.
- Slave 1 (Jango), Republic Fighter Tank, Obi-Wan Ep2 Starfighter.
- All-new class 2 vehicles...smaller, 3-3/4" scale...same detail.
- New scale = new play pattern.
- This is in an effort to get the vehicles back down to a $20 price point...more accessible for kids.
- Hasbro France is going to have a special exhibit at the history of Hasbro toys...on display in Paris, France. October-March
- 2012 exclusive are next.
- Darth Maul battle pack coming to Target.
- TVC 3-Packs....Gonk Droid and Snaggletooth sets...coming to Target.
- Blue-grey Power Droid maybe down the road? (Hint Yes).
- Fighter Pods exclusive tin set coming to Target. Includes Ziro the Hutt.
- K-Mart exclusives...AT-ST, AT-ST crew, Ewoks. These were originally planned for an Ultimate Battle Pack format...but they split it up into these 3 sets.
- Toys "R" Us Ewoks and Rebel Pilot packs.
- Toys R Us is also getting the new Speeder Bike (with Biker Scout of course).
- the BMF Falcon is coming back out again in TVC packaging. It's a TRU exclusive.
- Millennium Falcon...same exact vehicle as from 2008...just the packaging is new. It still includes Han & Chewbacca
- The Endor AT-AT is coming to TRU...different deco on the AT-AT Driver
- Jocasta Nu coming to Brian's Brians Toys. Easter eggs include..."Force shush", 2 lightsabers, bag, hidden holocron cube.
- Jocasta has a swivel neck....in order to get a more accurate portrait.
- Big Slave 1 teased...coming in 2013.
- Q&A session starts...
- Jedi Force will continue.
- Class 2 vehicles...brand-new sculpts, soon to be added to the booth.
- Mara Jade will be released on Vintage card? No.
- Will they make a Luke & Mara wedding (Union) 2-pack? Comic Packs are not planned now, but they hope to bring them back, because there is a lot of love for that format.
- Any chance of the Darth Maul FX lightsaber? A Ultimate FX version is coming to TRU as an exclusive.
- 12 inch scale figures...stay tuned? there will be a new 12" offering soon.
- KOTOR or TOR characters? TOR are coming, yes. KOTOR are still considered...especially Mandalorians. They would not be in the Vintage line.
- Will we ever see the Droids & Ewoks figures? Other than Kneessa? None currently planned. But they are always looking at them as possibilities.
- Some more desirable Ewoks still to be done.
- Why no C6 exclusive? Jocasta Nu figure....which was planned for C6, and she's now available through Brians Toys.
- Will Hasbro make figures based on Star Wars 1313? No.
- Jocasta Nu was late....which is why she is a next year exclusive.
- Distribution....Episode I is blamed. Caused a bottleneck all year.
Panel ends... Look for panel images and images from Hasbro's booth to be posted soon.
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I want the new astromechs too
.... Distribution....Episode I is blamed. Caused a bottleneck all year....
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