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July 30, 2014 | By FLYGUY

Star Wars Shadow Squadron Black Series Six Inch New Image & UK Distribution Details.


So revealed at SDCC as a Target US Exclusive, this now gets a UK release in late October at RRP £50 ($84 USD-ouch!) from diamond comics wholesalers. 
Nice packaging image, although choice to use as background for the set rather then dull black as seen in the Speeder bike and Jabba set.

Thanks to Jedi News for sharing (and a nice clean un-watermarked image!) and H/T to +Yakface.com 

July 29, 2014 | By FLYGUY

Episode #55 - Boring Conversation Anyway™ - A Star Wars Podcast. SDCC 2014 Star Wars Overview



We're back! Another long 'Boring Conversation Anyway' gives an in-depth SDCC overview.
Regulars +Dan Curto+Yakface.com+Dorksidetoys+Tamer ofthe Shipyards & Jedi Temple Archives chew the fat over Hasbro, +Sideshow Collectibles & more.

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SHOW NOTES:

1. LEGO Wookies


2. Thursday  really only Fett & Dutch revealed from Hasbro;
general thoughts on the FETT from all?


3. ‘’Take a look at my gigantic chopper’’ & LEGO minifig display, mini fighter with chopper


LEGO PR cant even get these sets, desperate to get them. Is this fair, wise move for LEGO to have such limited items? Only encourages copies? Panels thoughts.


4. Sideshow 1/6th Scale
Thoughts on hot toys ¼ scale and pushing deeper into Star Wars under license from Hasbro. What do we want to see? Price points?


5. Hot toys are going nuts with product releases, especially y around Iron man. The Scale of collectibles is getting bigger. Way bigger. Hall of armour new sets, The bat, tumblrs (multiples) Jaxx pacific, NECA ¼ scale. Thoughts on bigger collectibles and do customers still want 3.75? or is 6” and above the new hotness? 

Can I get a Fabrikation Fett? Part in the USA...


6. Some new podcasts, new channels, new reviews. Instagram, coming from www.dorksidetoys.com

7. Black series 6” revealed on Saturday;
Official images for closeups and comparisons: https://plus.google.com/b/116325231465810007924/photos/116325231465810007924/albums/6040100964822656513  We skip the command line and angry turds.


8. Was HASBRO SW disappointing? Paul?


9. Quick skim over Gentle Giant-Hot wheels: http://www.rebelscum.com/san_diego_comic_con_2014.asp  


10. Rebels is looking good. Extended overview trailer ‘A look ahead’’, several others, but this had to be the best; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYkXif5Q2mA
ESB easter eggs, McQuarrie throughout and in? Longer clips with Buck tooth inquisitor:


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July 28, 2014 | By FLYGUY

LEGO Wrap up from #SDCC 2014, All Franchise Image Gallery & Press Release.


Even though SDCC just ended a few hours ago, there is still tons of info to sift through and we thought it worthwhile-sharing the information and Hi-res images given to us by LEGO from across the varying licences.


LEGO Systems Unveils New Products, Experiences and Exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con

-World’s largest construction toy maker to showcase new playsets, life-sized models, exclusive sets and one-of-a-kind giveaways related to some of the hottest LEGO® properties-

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON (July 22, 2014) – LEGO Systems, Inc. today unveiled details of everything that contributes to its largest San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) presence ever. The LEGO® booth will welcome show attendees with life-sized LEGO models, sneak peeks of 2015 LEGO building sets, photo-opps and content demos. Additionally, fans will have a chance to win limited edition minifigures each day and exclusive SDCC LEGO sets will be sold in the company’s booth shop. The family-friendly booth will feature thousands of LEGO bricks for attendees to build and take home their own brick-based heroes. The LEGO excitement can be found at booth #2829 of the San Diego Convention Center, July 24-27.

“This is our fourteenth year at San Diego Comic-Con and each year we see stronger enthusiasm coming from a growing audience of fans of all ages,” said Michael McNally, senior brand relations director, LEGO Systems, Inc. “We’re thrilled to deliver a family friendly brand experience, punctuated by custom life-sized models, play opportunities, exclusives, collectibles and sneak peeks, that lets children and adult collectors celebrate their passion for properties and LEGO play together in one place.”  

LEGO Star Wars™
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of LEGO Star Wars, the company will unveil a show-stopping showcase of every LEGOStar Wars minifigure ever created – over 500 in total—that is sure to make fans drool. A remote-controlled LEGO Chopper life-sized model, based on the new Star Wars Rebels series, will roam the booth throughout the weekend. Other activities include the unveiling of a 2015 LEGO Star Wars set and a limited edition exclusive version of the LEGO Star Wars Ghost with a Chopper minifigure that will be on sale for show attendees beginning Thursday morning.


LEGO Super Heroes: DC Comics™
This year marks the 75th anniversary of BATMAN™, and LEGO Systems celebrates the milestone with a new life-sized model of the Batcycle™ from the Batman Classic TV Series, complete with sidecar, made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Two LEGO Super Heroes: DC Comics sets launching in 2015 will be unveiled, including an 1,800 piece Tumbler, and one of the company’s exclusive minifigure raffle items will feature an iconic DC Comics character.  Throughout the show, a limited number of exclusive Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile™ LEGO sets will be on sale.

LEGO Super Heroes: MARVEL
The new feature film Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters August 1st and to honor the event and its newest film-inspired building sets, LEGO Systems will display a custom-built life-sized LEGO version of Groot and Rocket Raccoon. An SDCC exclusive LEGO set, Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird, will be sold and an exclusive minifigure of The Collector from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be up for grabs to lucky fans as part of a raffle.

LEGO THE HOBBIT™
In anticipation of this December’s theatrical release of THE HOBBIT: The Battle of the Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), LEGO Systems will unveil one of the new LEGO THE HOBBIT sets that is slated to hit store shelves in October. A large-scale model of Smaug, built entirely from LEGO bricks and featuring custom light features to simulate the dragon’s fire-breathing ability, will be displayed in the Warner Bros. booth #4545.  On Thursday, July 24, fans will also have a chance to win a LEGO THE HOBBIT minifigure. 

THE LEGO MOVIE
Fans of the first LEGO theatrical film will instantly recognize a new 8-foot tall LEGO model presiding over the booth as Lord Business. A LEGO set based on THE LEGO MOVIE launching in January 2015, will be unveiled and on Sunday, fans will have a chance to win an exclusive LEGO Unikitty, as well as attend a panel discussion focused on the film and its toys.


LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™
To honor the new Teeange Mutant Ninja Turtles feature film, a life-sized LEGO model of Shredder will be on display, along with LEGO sets based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series and feature film. 

LEGO Mixels™
LEGO Mixels™, an original property created in conjunction with Cartoon Network made up of animated shorts, virtual app gaming and collectible construction toys, was first unveiled at SDCC 2013. The fun continues as the fourth wave of quirky characters, launching in 2015, will be unveiled. New Mixels content for 2015 will also include new shorts, specials and a game.

LEGO NINJAGO and LEGO LEGENDS OF CHIMA™ 
Two of the biggest original LEGO properties will be represented in two separate panels on Sunday, inviting children and families to learn more about the stories, products lines and the television series that currently air on Cartoon Network.

LEGO Information
Three SDCC exclusive LEGO sets will be on sale in the shop area of LEGO booth #2829. Each set is limited to 1,000 pieces, and sales of each are capped at 250 per day. Four LEGO minifigures will be given away via raffle during the show. Fans can try their luck by visiting the Sails Terrace each day starting at 12:30 PM. For fans who are not attending SDCC, there is a chance to win one of the four minifigures via Twitter raffle by following @LEGO_Group.  

The Realm Recap: Episode 24 - A SDCC To See



Streamed live on Jul 26, 2014

SDCC has hit in full force for this week's show so we attempt to cover all of the announcements and surprises from your favorite manufacturers including Hasbro, Sideshow, Gentle Giant and more! In addition, we also discuss new Star Wars Rebels footage and trailers that are sure to make believers out of those still on the fence for this series.

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Star Wars Rebels Interview With Simon Kinberg & Dave Filoni From #SDCC 2014



Clevver Movies sat down with Star Wars Rebels creators Simon Kinberg and writer Dave Filoni to talk about the origin of the new animated series, how it fits into the larger universe, which character they'd like to see make an appearance in Episode VII and why fans of the original trilogy will love the new lightsabers in Rebels.
H/T to Star Wars Underworld
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