Rebels Recon #3 features an in-depth look at the Star Wars Rebels episode "Fighter Flight," with a recap, cast and crew interviews, and answers to your Twitter questions -- plus an exclusive preview of next week's installment of Star Wars Rebels, "Rise of the Old Masters!"
Hmm barely any Star Wars Rebels toys in Milan Italy as well.
While traveling through Milan Italy last week, I stopped by a few toy stores that I found, including the Disney Store. These stores had pretty much just LEGO and Role Play toys. No signs of the Rebels 3.75" scaled toys at all. Disney did carry the Hasbro 12" Inch 6-pack that is exclusive to Target in the states though.
I posted some photos from the Disney Store in Milan on our Facebook Page if you want to check them out.
On vacation and had a interesting find while at the Amsterdam Airport in the Netherlands last week. I came across some Black Series Wave 5 figures at a toy store in the Airport. Was nice to see some newer figures over here. I will be back in the states very soon.
Now that Star Wars Rebels products have been available at Toys R Us for over a month or so, I have noticed one thing at my local stores. They are not selling very well. This includes products from Hasbro, JAKKS Pacific, and etc.
To prove this, I have been keeping a close eye on the Star Wars isles at my local Toys R Us stores for the past 4 weeks. They have had full pegs and shelves of (currently available) product, not to mention the cases upon cases of Star Wars Rebels product stacked above the toy isles. Nothing seems to sell and the overstock above the isles just keeps on growing.
Just stopped by another Walmart on my way home and I bumped into a Hasbro Representative in the Toy Department. She had a Hasbro Badge and Binder and was going through the Transformers section when I approached her. I proceeded to ask her when we could expect to see the new Star Wars Rebels and Black Series Toys in stores. She said she was a bit puzzled as well on why the new product has not made it to stores yet. She then stated that she has been in 6 Walmart and 2 Toys R Us Stores since last week and none of the stores had any of the newer Hasbro Star Wars toys on the floor or in their stock rooms. She then suggested to try HasbroToyShop.com for the newer products.
So the question is where is all the new Hasbro Star Wars product? Hopefully it shows up soon!
Stopped by my local Walmart today and noticed a new Star Wars Rebels Product End-Cap in the Toy Department. Still no sign of any new Hasbro Rebels, Mission Series, or new style Black Series figures though. You can click the image above to check out both sides of the End-Cap. If you want to see larger pictures check them out on our Facebook Page.
In Rebels Recon #2, StarWars.com takes a deep dive into the Star Wars Rebels episode “Droids in Distress,” talks with the show’s creators, and gives you a first look at next week’s episode, “Fighter Flight.”
Lucasfilm’s Andi Guiterrez catches up with executive producer Dave Filoni and the Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo to discuss the inclusion of a Star Tours-type vehicle and droid in “Droids in Distress,” and speaks with Kilian Plunkett on designing R2-D2 and C-3PO to fit with Star Wars Rebels’ animation style. “The Artoo that’s in Rebels is a little bit of a hybrid of all sorts of things,” Plunkett says. And C-3PO has one major upgrade that differentiates him from the model seen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Pat Presley, concept designer, says that bringing back classic Star Wars vehicles and imagery has been his favorite part of working on the show.
The Power of the Jedi Shmi Skywalker figure was released back in 2000 and packed on a collection 2 card. Hasbro did a great job on the sculpt and gave her 8 points of articulation which are Head, Shoulders, Elbows, Waist, and Hips. As for accessories, Shmi includes a Diagnostic Pad.
Errors: • No black paint on Diagnostic Pad buttons.
The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, a fan-made crowdsourced mashup video of the iconic Star Wars sequel, debuts on StarWars.com alongside an announcement heralding the return of the Star Wars Fan Film Awards.
The Emmy® Award winning Star Wars Uncut, which began as a labor of love by developer Casey Pugh and evolved into a massive internet project involving nearly a thousand fans, recreated the original Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope shot by shot with homespun footage contributed by amateur filmmakers around the world. Following its success, a sequel version for The Empire Strikes Back was announced with another call-out for submissions, this time garnering over 1,500 responses from fans sending short 15-second segments using their own actors, props, animation, artwork, or action figures to tell the story of The Empire Strikes Back. The result is a marvelous patchwork of styles and technique that is a humorous, inventive and affectionate homage to one of the Star Wars saga’s most beloved movies.