The New York Toy Fair opened yesterday and offered an abundance of new toys and merchandise that will be released in the upcoming months. Of course the news about the Star Wars toys were among the most anticipated. As expected no Rogue One toys were shown, but a few interesting details were revealed about the future plans of some of the companies.
The most interesting news from the event (although still not officially confirmed) came from team JediNews, who heard that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will have it’s own Force Friday. This was expected since months ago Lucasfilm confirmed that the special event that debuted last year, where the Star Wars toys are unleashed simultaneously worldwide, will make a return in the future. The only question was, what date will be set for the new Force Friday. According to JediNews the date is September 30, 2016. That’s almost a moth later than last year.
But don’t worry. This doesn’t mean that you won’t see any Rogue One toys before that date. During the Hasbro panel it was revealed that the company will exclusively release a Rogue One action figure during the San Diego Comic Con. No more details were given on that mysterious figure.
Again this was not surprising. As you probably remember, Hasbro did exactly the same thing last year, releasing an exclusive First Order Stormtrooper for SDCC 2015 (see image above). My guess is that this year we will be getting again some kind of trooper during SDCC 2016. As you know everything around these movies is top secret and releasing a toy that doesn’t show any plot or character details, makes the most sense.
Another interesting reveal from the Hasbro panel was the first look at the (3.75” Red Avenger) Darth Maul figure from Star Wars: Rebels. So far we’ve just got a quick glimpse at Maul’s face during the mid-season trailer, released a few weeks ago. It’s nice to see his more subtle robotic legs (image by Rebelscum):
Other Hasbro toys revealed (gallery at Toyark):
- Black Series 6″ AT-AT Pilot
- Black Series 6″Ahsoka Tano
- Black Series 6″A New Hope Luke skywalker
- Black Series 6″Kanan Jarrus
- Black Series 6″Darth Revan
- Black Series 6″Sabine
- Black Series 6″Force Awakens C-3PO
- Black Series 6″A New Hope Princess Leia
- 3.75″ Kanana Jarrus Stormtrooper
- 3.75″ Sabine
- 3.75″ Seventh Sister Inquisitor
- 3.75″ Red Avenger (Darth Maul)
- 3.75″ Rebels Princess Leia
And here’s a better look at the recently announced Takodana Encounter set (via Rebelscum):
Kotobukiya also displayed their line of Star Wars toys, and although they were shown before, the ArtFX statue of Captain Phasma grabbed the attention of many of the attendees.
I really love the shiny metallic look of the toy. The statue will be released in March 2016.
LEGO also presented their line, which didn’t offer many surprises, since most of the sets were seen before in leaked images.
- Poe Dameron
- First Order Stormtrooper
- Kylo Ren
- Captain Phasma
- Micro Fights – First Order Snowspeeder
- Micro Fights – Wookie Gunship
- Micro Fights – TIE Advance Prototype
- Micro Fights – The Ghost
- Micro Fights – AT-DP
- Micro Fights – Resistance X-Wing
- Resistance Trooper Battle Pack
- First Order Battle Pack
- Resistance Trooper Transporter
- Battle on Takodana
- Galactic Empire Battle Pack
- Rebel Alliance Battle Pack
- Droid Escape Pod
- Obi-Wan’s Jedi Interceptor
- Hoth Attack
- Carbon Freezing Chamber
- Eclipse Fighter
- Resistance X-Wing
- Encaounter on Jakku
- Clone Turbo Tank
- Vader’s TIE Advance vs A-Wing
- Star Wars Advent Calendar
- Captain Rex’s AT-TE
You can see a full gallery of those at Toyark.
And last but not least, new Star Wars Funko Pops figures were spotted in a catalogue by Totally Pop Culture.
— Totally Pop Culture (@TotallypopCult) February 13, 2016
As you can see there are lots of new releases including Luke Skywalker. We still haven’s see a single toy of Luke from The Force Awakens. And there will definitely be some. Remember the photo we released of Luke before the movie was released? This was probably from a 3D scanning session for Lucafilm’s archives. I really hope we could get this new Luke toy sooner rather than later. Or perhaps they are saving it for Episode VIII, since Luke is expected to have a bigger role there? Who knows.
Stay tuned for more news on Day 2.