Custom Clone Wars Turbo Tank


In the past few years I have been able to pick up, on separate occasions, two massive Clone Wars Turbo Tank vehicles. Both of them are incomplete and I only paid maybe $20 for each of them. I couldn’t resist the price and it is a truly impresive vehicle. But I had never come up with any plan for one of them, let alone two. Apart from using one as a background for taking some action figure photos I basically brought them home and parked them under a “garage” at the bottom of one of my Star Wars room displays. I was actually considering selling at least one of them when a completely different project suddenly occupied my brain.

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A few years ago I had painted a custom Mon Calamari officer using a Power of the Force 2 Admiral Ackbar. Now the Mon Cal was one of Admiral Raddus’ staff as seen in Rogue One. Recently I had an extra Ackbar figure on hand and thought I would paint a second officer for Admiral Raddus. But as I began setting my desk up for some painting I suddenly lost interest in the project. I dont love painting entire figures and I’m not that great at doing it. Wethering, yes. Full repaints, not so much. The thought of starting this new figure was just not interesting to me so I put the figure aside and looked at my “Star Wars room to do list” that I keep on hand. I had a note that just said, “more Endor soldiers.” Hmmmm….I started rummaging through my greeblies and accessories and found a spare cloth Endor soldier trenchcoat. I put it on the Ackbar figure, thought it looked pretty cool and came up with a big idea:

Finally do something with the Turbo Tank AND assemble a team for it.

So that’s what I did.

This turned out to be one of the biggest custom projects I had ever tried as the plan was to paint the tank, customize it’s overall look by removing the rear section from it, add a bunch of greeblies to it and as I said, create a crew for it. I was worried about how the painting would turn out but since I had two vehicles I could afford to ruin one of them.

After removing the tires (They’re designed to be removed and reinstalled, a fun little add on feature for when your Clonetroopers need to change a flat tire) I taped off the chassis and bare wheel axles with painter’s tape. I also covered some of the more interesting sections of plating so that they would contrast with the green paint I would use. I think I ended up using a hunter green mixed with a little black.

I used an orange/brown mix of paint for the bottom portion of the tank to give a similar appearance as seen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with the AT-ACT and cargo ship. Next I added various shades of weathering. In fact, except for some silver and red paint pens the entire project was done with regular dollar store acrylic paint.

I wanted the Turbo Tank to be more than just a new paint job so the next plan was to begin adding accessories and greeblies. A friend who used to collect GI Joe and Jurassic Park toys gave me a ton of parts he didn’t need and this is where I went to town, adding all sorts of accessories.

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I added sections of handrails that fit just perfect along the top of the vehicle.I drilled holes into the tank for the handrails to fit into. I added more railings and a few search lights in a few other spots too. It gave it a nice, junky look, much like the AT-TE that “old Captain Rex” and his fellow clones used in Star Wars Rebels.

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It’s all about the greeblies

Continuing on the outside of the vehicle I added extra laser cannons, a Kenner Millennium Falcon radar dish and two different action figure versions of the red tank that Baze Malbus has slung onto his back in Rogue One.

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The rear of the Turbo Tank has a removable module that can act as a sort of shelter. I removed this in order to add some extra firepower. I have had in my collection the quad guns and gunner’s chair from the Kenner Millennium Falcon and really wanted to use it so I glued it in place where the module would have been. I then added some paint and weathering to it. The new green colour of the tank had me thinking of “camoflague” so I added a few pieces of weathered “netting” to cover the gun turret. The material is actually anti-slip padding for carpets.

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Vintage Kenner Quad Cannon & Gunner’s Chair

Inside I added various data pads, laptops and even a clip board and coffee mug to help fill in the fairly empty interiors. These various accessories were usually grey and monotone so I added red, green and yellow paint for buttons and lights.

The last bit of customizing was to add a few Rebel Alliance stickers I bought on eBay.

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It was daunting to take on a job this big but I’m very happy with how things turned out, especially when I took it outside for some photos.

Next step: put together some teammates to go along with my new Endor Mon Cal figure.

Stay tuned!

Hasbro Clarifies Its ‘No-Plastic’ Packaging Stance

Star Wars carded collectors were shocked, stunned and angry when Hasbro first announced months ago that they planned on doing away with all plastic packaging. The assumption was that action figure lines that rely on a plastic window for carded display purposes, like the Star Wars The Vintage Collection line, would be discontinued.

Luckily for Star Wars carded collectors, Hasbro clarified things while at San Diego Comic Con 2022:

Thank you for being a continued fan of Hasbro and its iconic brands. With more exciting reveals to come with this week’s San Diego Comic-Con, we wanted to reach out to share a little more information on Hasbro’s transition to plastic-free packaging.

At Hasbro, we have set a goal to eliminate virtually all plastic from new, single-use product packaging by the end of 2022. The company is currently on track to meet its industry-leading goal, reducing the use of virgin plastic by an estimated 19.5 million pounds annually.  

What does this mean for products from fan-favorite Hasbro brands? You may have already noticed the transition to new plastic-free packaging within some kid-focused figures, and most 6-inch figures will transition to plastic-free packaging by early 2023. Today, we wanted to give you an early look at what to expect.

We’ve included a few examples here of what the new plastic-free packaging will look like across several brands. This includes an example of a Stormtrooper figure from the 2020 Star Wars: The Black Series line, as well as the G.I. JOE Classified Series Kamakura, Marvel Legends Series 6 Inch X-Men 90s Animated Series, and Marvel Legends Series Spider-Man Beyond Amazing: Iron Spider & Amazing Fantasy #15, all available now for order or pre-order. The Power Rangers Lightning Collection lines will reveal new plastic-free packaging in the coming weeks.

As part of the shift away from window boxes, you’ll see highly detailed artwork and exciting new imagery on each package featuring iconic characters and their figures inside. This includes new packaging art that will showcase the articulation and poseability of each figure. 

Our goal does not include packaging for fan collectible products like 3.75″ action figures, where packaging is part of the product experience and typically retained intact for fan display and collections. Those lines include Star Wars Vintage and Retro, as well as other collectible brands such as Marvel Retro and the G.I. JOE Retro. In support of Hasbro’s lower carbon strategy and upcoming science-based targets, our fan collectible blister packaging will continue to be made with either plant-based or recycled PET content. Hasbro, with the support of its collaborators, is committed to doing what’s right for the future of the planet and looks forward to having its fans along for the journey.

Thank you again for the continued support!

Hasbro also announced a new plastic free look for The Black Series line while also mentioning that the upcoming 40th Anniversary Black Series collection for Return of the Jedi would continue to be faithful to the original Kenner cardbacks and windows.

Hasbro SDCC Panel – Star Wars Vintage Collection Pipeline Reveals

Thanks to Fantha Tracks for reporting on Hasbro’s “pipeline reveals” at San Diego Comic Con 2022. It’s interesting that a “newly tooled” speeder bike is in the works. Collectors have been asking for a speeder bike using the 2012 version but a new one is even better. Could it be packaged in a Mandalorian themed box and painted white as seen in the show?

Personally I’m very excited about Admiral Piett getting The Vintage Collection treatment since this will allow for more modern versions of Imperial officers. While it will be great to see Piett get the modern treatment I’m praying to the force that this results in a defiinitive Director Krennic figure so that the main villain from Rogue One is represented properly.

Hasbro Panel Announcements At San Diego Comic Con 2022

There were TONS of announcements out of SDCC this year as all three of the main Star Wars action figure lines saw new reveals. We’re particularily excited to see Kal Cestis finally make it to The Vintage Collection and we also hope that the Black Series Migs Mayfeld announcement means he has a future as well in The Vintage Collection. If you missed out on Boba Fett’s Slave 1 ship over the years you will have another chance at getting one as a Book of Boba Fett repainted version now called, Boba Fett’s Starship and packed with an exclusive Boba Fett (Tython) figure. And for fans of the Retro Collection, the entire “Original 12” will be available as box sets. Also revealed: a Darth Vader FORCE FX Lightsaber and a new line of Grogu Bounty Collection figures and Halloween comes to The Black Series.

Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan PMK for the press release and images!

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES DARTH VADER FORCE FX ELITE LIGHTSABER (HASBRO/Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $278.99/Available: Fall 2022)

Feel the power of the Dark Side and wield an iconic weapon! STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with this premium DARTH VADER FORCE FX ELITE LIGHTSABER. This premium Lightsaber features design and deco based on Darth Vader’s iconic red Lightsaber featured in the STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI series. With advanced LEDs and entertainment-inspired sound effects, the DARTH VADER FORCE FX ELITE LIGHTSABER is the most realistic Force FX Lightsaber yet! Use the switch and button on the hilt to activate the sound effects, progressive ignition, battle clash effect, duel effect, and battle sequence mode The Black Series Lightsabers are known for. Fans and collectors can proudly display this Lightsaber on the included stand, with or without the removable blade, and show off the included removable kyber crystal. Available for pre-order 7/23 at 5 PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION CAL KESTIS
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Summer 2023)

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH scale classic figures and vehicles feature original vintage-inspired packaging and Kenner branding. This STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH CAL KESTIS figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in the STAR WARS JEDI: SURVIVOR video game. Highly poseable with realistic detail, this 3.75-inch-scale figure can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes 2 figures (Cal Kestis and BD-1) and 3 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order July 23 at 5 p.m. ET at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers. STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6- inch KX SECURITY DROID figure, inspired by the character in the STAR WARS JEDI: SURVIVOR video

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES GAMING GREATS KX SECURITY DROID (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order July 28 at 1PM EST exclusively at GameStop.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES GAMING GREATS B1 BATTLE DROID (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Spring 2023)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6- inch B1 BATTLE DROID figure, inspired by the character in the STAR WARS JEDI: SURVIVOR video game. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order July 28 at 1PM EST exclusively at GameStop.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES GROGU
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6- inch scale GROGU figure, inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN series. A mysterious alien pursued by bounty hunters on behalf of Imperial interests. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 7 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 7/23 at 5PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES MIGS MAYFELD
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6- inch MIGS MAYFELD figure, inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN series. A hot-headed ex-Imperial sharpshooter, Migs Mayfeld was once the smart-mouthed leader of a gang of criminals. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 5 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 7/23 at 5PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES LUKE SKYWALKER (IMPERIAL LIGHT CRUISER) (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6- inch LUKE SKYWALKER (IMPERIAL LIGHT CRUISER) figure, inspired by the character’s appearance on Moff Gideon’s Imperial Light Cruiser in the STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN series. When the Mandalorian embarks on a mission to save Grogu from Moff Gideon, he receives unexpected help in the form of Luke Skywalker. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with one entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 7/23 at 5PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers.

STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE COLLECTIBLE MULTIPACK (HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $94.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Inspired by the original 1970s Kenner STAR WARS action figures, this STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE multipack features six figures, including C-3PO, R2-D2, Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi, a Death Squad Commander, Jawa and a Tusken Raider inspired by their appearances in STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE. With the planet-destroying power of the Death Star, the Empire looks to cement its grip on the galaxy. Meanwhile, farm boy Luke Skywalker rises to face his destiny. Fans and collectors can display these 3.75 inch scale figures, with multiple points of articulation, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes 6 figures and 4 entertainment-inspired accessories.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION BOBA FETT’S STARSHIP
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $199.99/Available: Spring 2023)

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH scale classic figures and vehicles feature original vintage-inspired packaging and Kenner branding. This STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH BOBA FETT’S STARSHIP is inspired by the Firespray starship’s appearance in THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT live-action series on Disney+. A powerful pursuit craft made famous by Jango Fett in the days of the Republic, this ship was inherited by Boba Fett for his career as a bounty hunter. With realistic detail including an opening cockpit, functioning landing gear, separating wings, and a ladder accessory, this Boba Fett’s Starship toy is the perfect gift for kids ages 4 and up and can be displayed action figure and vehicle collections. Includes vehicle, stand, Boba Fett (Tython) figure and 3 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 7/23 at 5PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and additional fan channel retailers.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CLONE TROOPER (HALLOWEEN EDITION) (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Fall 2022)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can celebrate Halloween and imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6-inch CLONE TROOPER (HALLOWEEN EDITION) figure. Celebrate the Halloween season with this specially designed STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure, features Halloween-themed deco and packaging, as well as multiple points of articulation. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES Halloween figure comes with an included Porg toy with vampire-inspired deco as well as with 1 Halloween-inspired accessory, a chest decorated with a Jabba the Hut-inspired ghost and filled with beskar wrapped up to look like chocolate bars. Will be available for preorder this Fall exclusively at Target.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES WOOKIEE (HALLOWEEN EDITION) (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Fall 2022)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can celebrate Halloween and imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6-inch WOOKIEE (HALLOWEEN EDITION) figure. Celebrate the Halloween season with this specially designed STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure, features Halloween-themed deco and packaging, as well as multiple points of articulation. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES Halloween figure comes with an included Bogling toy with werewolf-inspired deco as well as with 1 Halloween-inspired accessory, a candy bucket filled with beskar wrapped up to look like chocolate bars. Will be available for preorder this Fall exclusively at Walmart.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CREDIT COLLECTION DARK TROOPER (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $38.99/Available: Fall 2022)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6- inch DARK TROOPER figure, inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN series. Hulking Imperial combat droids with gleaming black armor and powerful jet boots, the Dark Troopers are a powerful design. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This distinctive collection features premium deco applications inspired by the end credit images from THE MANDALORIAN, plus a collectible New Republic credit accessory. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 5 entertainment- inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 7/23 at 5PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and ShopDisney.com at a later date.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CREDIT COLLECTION TUSKEN RAIDER (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Fall 2022)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6- inch TUSKEN RAIDER figure, inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN series. These strong beings pursue a nomadic existence in some of Tatooine’s most desolate regions. They fear little, and make sudden raids on local settlers. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This distinctive collection features premium deco applications inspired by the end credit images from THE MANDALORIAN, plus a collectible New Republic credit accessory. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 2 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 7/23 at 5PM ET exclusively at GameStop.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CREDIT COLLECTION THE MANDALORIAN (TATOOINE) (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Spring 2023)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6- inch THE MANDALORIAN (TATOOINE) figure, inspired by the character’s appearance on Tatooine in the STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN series. THE MANDALORIAN (TATOOINE): The Mandalorian, known to a few as Din Djarin, is a battle-worn bounty hunter, making his way through a dangerous galaxy in an uncertain age. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This distinctive collection features premium deco applications inspired by the end credit images from THE MANDALORIAN, plus a collectible New Republic credit accessory. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 2 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 7/23 at 5PM ET exclusively at Amazon.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CREDIT COLLECTION BO-KATAN KRYZE (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Fall 2022)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6- inch BO-KATAN KRYZE figure, inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN series. A gifted warrior, Bo-Katan Kryze is a legendary Mandalorian. She refused to align with the Empire’s occupation of Mandalore, and now wields the Darksaber as the leader of the Mandalorian resistance. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This distinctive collection features premium deco applications inspired by the end credit images from THE MANDALORIAN, plus a collectible New Republic credit accessory. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 3 entertainment-inspired accessories including removable helmet and blaster pistols. Available for pre-order 7/23 at 5PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and additional fan channel retailers.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CREDIT COLLECTION AHSOKA TANO (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Fall 2022)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6- inch AHSOKA TANO figure, inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN series. Ahsoka Tano, a Togruta female, was the Padawan learner to Anakin Skywalker and a hero of the Clone Wars. Alongside Anakin, she grew from headstrong student into a mature leader. But her destiny laid along a different path than the Jedi. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This distinctive collection features premium deco applications inspired by the end credit images from THE MANDALORIAN, plus a collectible New Republic credit accessory. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 2 detachable entertainment-inspired accessories including 2 Lightsabers. Available for pre-order 7/26 at 1PM ET exclusively at Target.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CREDIT COLLECTION BOBA FETT
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Spring 2023)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6- inch BOBA FETT figure, inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN series. With his customized Mandalorian armor, deadly weaponry, and silent demeanor, Boba Fett was one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy. Over the course of his career, he became a legend. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This distinctive collection features premium deco applications inspired by the end credit images from THE MANDALORIAN, plus a collectible New Republic credit accessory. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 3 entertainment-inspired accessories including gaffi stick and cycler riffle. Available for pre-order 7/23 at 5PM ET exclusively at Walmart.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES AXE WOVES
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6- inch AXE WOVES figure, inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN series. A skilled warrior, Axe Woves is loyal to Bo-Katan and is a member of a band of Clan Kryze Mandalorians striking back at the Imperial remnant. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with one entertainment-inspired accessory.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION KLATOOINIAN RAIDER
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Summer 2023)

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH scale classic figures and vehicles feature original vintage-inspired packaging and Kenner branding. This STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH KLATOONIAN RAIDER figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in the STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN series. A ruthless gang that preys on the defenseless krill farmers of Sorgan, the Klatooinian raiders steal the bountiful crops harvested from the water-logged growing pools. Highly poseable with realistic detail, this 3.75-inch-scale figure can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. This STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION figure comes with one entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 7/23 at 5PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION LUKE SKYWALKER (IMPERIAL LIGHT CRUISER) (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Summer 2023)

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH scale classic figures and vehicles feature original vintage-inspired packaging and Kenner branding. This STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH LUKE SKYWALKER figure is inspired by the character’s appearance on Moff Gideon’s Imperial Light Cruiser in the STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN series. Luke Skywalker was a Tatooine farmboy who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the greatest Jedi the galaxy has ever known. Highly poseable with realistic detail, this 3.75-inch-scale figure can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections.

This STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION figure comes with 3 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 7/23 at 5PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers.

Star Wars Rebel Base Expansion: 10 Years In 25 Seconds

The centrepiece of my Star Wars room is my rebel base.  It’s amazing to think that every time I think that it’s finished or that “I can’t find anymore room” I end up coming up with another way to add more X-wing fighters. The base started as a single tabletop display featuring the original Kenner Millennium Falcon and a two Target exclusive vehicles: a Y-wing fighter and an X-wing fighter. Little by little as my collection grew I would find ways to expand things just enough to fit whatever new vehicles I ended up with.

Hasbro Star Wars SDCC Exclusives & Panel Info Roundup

Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan PMK for the press release and images!


Inspired by a galaxy far, far away… comes fun Star Wars product giveaways at the Hasbro booth, along with several cosplay contests and trivia sessions. Fans can also collect three posters celebrating recent iconic items within The Vintage Collection. At the Hasbro panel, attendees can get an in-depth look at all-new product offerings (including the recently revealed Star Wars™Wild Ridin Grogu and new Star Wars™ Bounty Collection Series wave) from the beloved franchise:

Hasbro Star Wars Panel: Friday, July 22 at 2:00PM – 3:00PM | Room: 7AB  

Join Patrick Schneider, Chris Reiff, & Jing Houle from the Hasbro Marketing & Design teams as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line, including the Black Series and The Vintage Collection. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure and premium roleplay offerings from throughout the saga. Word on the Holonet™ is there may also be a few surprises.


“This morning (July 13, 2022), Hasbro announced three new exciting additions to its Hasbro Star Wars line. These new figures include additions to The Black Series as well as a new multipack as part of The Vintage Collection. The Hasbro Star Wars: The Black Series Boba Fett (In Disguise) figure will be available exclusively at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con. The figures inspired by the upcoming Andor series on Disney+ and The Vintage Collection multipack will be on display at San Diego Comic-Con before becoming available later this year.”

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION THE RESCUE SET MULTIPACK

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $74.99/Available: Spring 2023)

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH scale classic figures and vehicles feature original vintage-inspired packaging and Kenner branding. This STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION THE RESCUE SET multipack is inspired by the daring rescue of Grogu in the STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN series. The Mandalorian leads a crew on a rescue mission to Moff Gideon’s ship where a garrison of dark troopers – the advanced droids that captured Grogu – are waiting. Highly poseable with realistic detail, these 3.75-inch-scale figures can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes 4 figures (The Mandalorian, Grogu, Moff Gideon and Dark Trooper) and 10 entertainment-inspired accessories.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CASSIAN ANDOR & B2EMO

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $55.99/Available: Fall 2022)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with these premium 6-inch CASSIAN ANDOR & B2EMO figures, inspired by the characters in the STAR WARS: ANDOR series. In an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue, Cassian Andor embarks on a path that will turn him into the rebel hero who will challenge the evil Galactic Empire. Fans and collectors can display these fully articulated figures featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. These STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figures come with 1 entertainment-inspired accessory.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES BOBA FETT (IN DISGUISE)

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $33.99/Available: Fall 2022)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6-inch BOBA FETT (IN DISGUISE) figure, inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS comic. When delivering Han Solo frozen in carbonite to Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett must strike a deal. As payment, Fett must kill a local fighting pit warrior. He disguises himself so he can fight without suffering repercussions. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 2 entertainment-inspired accessories.  Attendees can visit the Hasbro Pulse Desk at Hasbro’s Booth #3213 to receive a one-time use code, which can then be scanned and preordered. One QR code per customer. Limited quantities will be available to pre-order on HasbroPulse.com after the convention. While supplies last.

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HASBRO ANNOUNCES NEW PERSONALIZATION PLATFORM WITH ITS FIRST INTRODUCTION THROUGH “HASBRO SELFIE SERIES”

PAWTUCKET, RI – July 13– Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) announced its new personalization platform with its first product introduction through Hasbro Selfie Series. The custom offering allows fans to create a collector-grade 6-inch action figure in their likeness based on classic to current characters seen across popular films, television series and comics. Hasbro Selfie Series figures will debut with fan-favorite character costume designs from G.I. JOEGhostbusters, Power Rangers, and Marvel, as well as designs inspired by Star Wars™ heroes. This one-of-a-kind experience will be launching in Fall 2022 exclusively on the Hasbro Pulse mobile app (for fans aged 16 and older in the US only), for iOS and Android devices. 

Fans attending San Diego Comic-Con (July 21-24) will have the opportunity to preview Hasbro Selfie Series figures, with a select number of fans being among the first to create and purchase their figures, shipping Fall 2022. SDCC (San Diego Comic Convention) attendees should visit the Hasbro Pulse Info Desk in Booth #3213 to obtain a ticket for an assigned time slot.  Limited tickets available, distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hasbro Selfie Series figures are Hasbro’s first introduction to its innovative, new personalization platform. Using proprietary software and in partnership with a leading 3D printing company, Formlabs, Hasbro is giving fans a chance to digitally transform themselves into the action figure with the costume from the heroes they see on-screen and imagine themselves as part of the stories they love. From a Star Wars Rebel Alliance X-wing pilot, morphing into a Power Ranger, silently stalking Cobra as Snake Eyes, or swinging through the New York cityscape like Spider-Man, fans can indulge in the ultimate consumer experience with Hasbro Selfie Series figures.

“We are super excited to dive into the world of personalization and customization with Hasbro Selfie Series. We have done extensive research to truly understand the fan’s ask for a personalized product, and the team has done a fantastic job at making that dream a reality,” says Brian Chapman, Hasbro President of Design, Development and Innovation. “The innovation on this proprietary technology is truly remarkable, and we cannot wait to give fans the opportunity to add themselves to their collections.”

“Hasbro Selfie Series is giving us a new way to engage with the fans,” says Kwamina Crankson, General Manager & Senior Vice President, Hasbro Direct. “We are just scratching the surface when it comes to customization, and we’re excited to see where this new, innovative platform takes us.”

Creating a Hasbro Selfie Series figure will be through the Hasbro Pulse mobile app (For fans 16+ – US only).  For updates on the Hasbro Selfie Series project and its launch, opt into our newsletter here.  Follow @Hasbro Pulse on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for additional announcements about Hasbro Selfie Series.

Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan PMK for the press release and images!

Hasbro Pulse’s Haslab Black Series Elite Third Sister Lightsaber Fails To Meet Minimum Backers

Announced during Star Wars Celebration Anaheim back in May, Hasbro’s latest Haslab project for The Black Series, Reva (The Third Sister) Force FX Elite Lightsaber failed to hit the minimum amount of backers. That makes two Black Series Haslab projects to fail hitting it’s minimum amount of crowd-funding. The other being the Black Series Rancor. No word on the next Star Wars Haslab project but we have to think that Hasbro will go back to The Vintage Collection next since both Jabba’s Sail Barge and The Mandalorian Razor Crest both exceeded expectations.

Star Wars: Cassian Black Series Con Exclusive Revealed

Yesterday, news hit the interwebs of a convention exclusive set from The Vintage Collection featuring characters from The Mandalorian and now we have news (again, via Yakface.com) of what fans attending cons this summer can expect from The Black Series: Cassian Andor and droid, B2EMO. Both figures are from the upcoming DIsney Plus series, Andor. No word yet on pricing or availability.