On May 25, 1977, George Lucas unleashed Star Wars on an unsuspecting planet Earth. Lucasfilm and its partners are pulling out all the stops to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film (now known as Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope). At last weekend’s New York Toy Fair, Hasbro unveiled its premium 6-inch Black Series figures based on the original, classic Kenner lineup.
Now, thanks to Lego, Yahoo Movies has some new details thanks to an exclusive sneak peek at the epic new brick set based on the film. This highly detailed Lego model with over 2,200 pieces features a hinged bow section, opening skeleton hull with decay and destruction detailing, movable rudder, collapsible main mast and two further masts, long bowsprit with crow’s nest and mast, tattered sails, detailed quarterdeck, plus a rowboat with two oars and an array of weapons and accessory elements.
Hot Wheels tied in with Marvel characters, Justice League action figures, more first looks at fun stuff to be on display at N.Y. Toy Fair
Yahoo Movies has the exclusive first look at DC Collectibles’ upcoming line of premium, screen-accurate 12-inch statues based on the Justice League lineup. The meticulously detailed poly-resin sculpts were designed in coordination with Warner Bros. and present our best look yet at the costumed characters who make up DC’s premier hero team: Ben Affleck’s Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Ezra Miller’s Flash, and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg. Each piece, mounted on a Justice League stand, will retail for $150, be limited to a run of 5,000 copies and will be available timed to the film’s Nov. 17 opening.
Here’s one for all you Bronies out there: My Little Pony: The Movie is set hit theaters Oct. 6, and Yahoo Movies has the exclusive first look at an upcoming toy set featuring one of the new characters — and the brand new equine land — created for the animated feature. The Canterlot & Seaquestria Castle Playset, to be unveiled by Hasbro at this weekend’s New York Toy Fair, includes Queen Novo. Voiced by Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black), the queen rules over the underwater realm.
Mark your calendars: “Force Friday II” (a.k.a. #ForceFridayII), Star Wars' big merchandise day, will take place Sept. 1
There’s no doubt that male superheroes like Batman and Superman have long dominated DC’s cinematic universe, but with Wonder Woman heading to theaters this year and DC’s hugely popular multimedia initiative Super Hero Girls taking off over the past year, the ladies are catching up. While this year’s New York Toy Fair, taking place this weekend at Manhattan’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, will feature plenty of Bat-toys, there will also be loads of Wonder Women, Harley Quinns, and Supergirls on display. Click through to see Yahoo Movies’s exclusive sneak peek of the latest DC offerings from toy-maker Jakks Pacific
Star Wars: The Last Jedi doesn’t zoom into theaters until December, but it’s never too early to start planning your movie-going wardrobe. Among the dozens of new Star Wars toys in Hasbro’s pipeline for 2017 — many of which will be on display at this weekend’s Toy Fair New York trade show — are a series of weapons and gear based on characters introduced in The Force Awakens who will be returning for The Last Jedi.
We know Tony Stark gives Peter Parker a Spidey suit upgrade for Spider-Man: Homecoming; turns out, Stark has also been busy tweaking Iron Man’s costume in time for the forthcoming film. Although we got a brief glimpse of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) zooming into action alongside the wall-crawler (Tom Holland) at the end of the trailer released in December, there hasn’t been a clear look at the latest iteration of Stark’s battle armor until now. ...
Beauty and the Beast will be the first offering in an upcoming Disney Princess mystery box subscription series that combines toys, clothes, and other movie-related gear in a bimonthly delivery. Yahoo Movies has the exclusive first look inside the Beauty and the Beast box. The collection is curated by subscription toy company Pley.com in conjunction with Disney and will include character figurines, book, tiara, and T-shirt based on the 1991 animated classic — which is about to be updated in a live-action remake due out March 17.
Dancing Baby Groot took the universe by storm when he sprouted at the end of 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. As the trailers and previews for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 show, the sapling superhero, now free of his pot and ready to rumble, will be a force to be reckoned with despite his diminutive stature. Naturally, with something as adorable and formidable as Baby Groot, the powers that be know fans will be clamoring for one of their own.
Look out! Here come the Spider-Man toys. Toy-maker Hasbro on Thursday revealed its lineup for Spider-Man: Homecoming, providing a bit of insight into the the upcoming film, which represents Spidey’s first solo outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Video of our first encounters with fully functioning prototype of the home version of the new movie's rookie Autobot
Baby Groot hijacks every moment he’s on screen in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer, so it only makes sense that Marvel is going to market the heck out of the adorable tree dude (despite what director James Gunn says). Case in point: Hasbro’s newly unveiled Guardians toy line features plenty of Groot in — spoiler alert! — varying sizes.
In a series of tweets, creative force behind the franchise indicated the entire concept for Baby Groot had come from him, and that it was largely a means of keeping the character fresh, not to sell toys
Last night’s Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer offered some quick glimpses of the film’s lead villain, Michael Keaton’s Vulture — or as Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark dubs him, the Flying Monster Guy. Now, Hasbro has unveiled its forthcoming 6-inch Flying Monster Guy action figure from the toy maker’s highly detailed, finely sculpted, fully articulated Marvel Legends line.
Turns out Ackbar wasn’t the only Mon Calamari admiral to suit up in the Galactic Civil War. No, we just got our first good look at his fellow high-ranking fish-eyed friend: Admiral Raddus. Raddus, who will make his debut in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was briefly glimpsed in the behind-the-scenes “Celebration Reel” released in August.
When we first met Saw Gererra in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, he was a vigorous young man transformed by tragedy into a vicious fighter. So it was a surprise to see him resurface in the Rogue One trailers in the form of Forest Whitaker’s wheezy, obviously battle-scarred warrior.
Rogue One is still 80 days away, but by the end of the week you’ll be able to play way through the newest Star Wars adventure — this Friday is when licensees can officially start selling their latest merchandise, including loads of new toys. To hype their wares, toy makers teamed with Lucasfilm and a group of superfans to create Go Rogue, a series of stop-motion YouTube videos loosely retelling the Rogue One plot (spoiler-free!) with the latest action figures, vehicles, and playsets.
With the release of the latest round of Star Wars merchandise set for this year’s so-called “ Rogue Friday” (riffing on last year’s Force Friday) on Sept. 30, Yahoo Movies is looking back at movie merchandise through the years. In today’s opening installment, we go deep on the greatest action-figure mishaps from some of Hollywood’s greatest films. Enjoy! __________________________ Ever since the release of 1977’s Star Wars , kids (and adults) have channeled their love of movies into playing with — and obsessively collecting — action figures based on their favorite big-screen adventurers. And today, many of those replicas are amazingly lifelike, as with those offered by Hot Toys , whose collection of movie-property figures boast astoundingly detailed and accurate facial sculptures and costumes, many using 3-D scans of the real actors. They’re proof that, when done properly, action figures can eerily resemble the iconic heroes and heroines upon which they’re based. But when done incorrectly? Well, that’s another story entirely. While companies like Hasbro, Mattel, McFarlane Toys, and Hot Toys have now set an incredibly high standard for such products, the industry’s history is littered with laughable disasters that fail so miserably at recreating actors and actress’ visages, they seem to have been made without any actual knowledge of their subjects. As our rundown makes clear, when movie action figures fail, they fail badly .
Hey, kids, did you know that Star Wars offers a valuable educational experience? Uncle Milton, purveyor of brain-challenging, STEM-friendly toys, has just unveiled its latest Star Wars Science line, which will be hitting shelves Friday with the rest of this year’s new Star Wars-themed merchandise. Future Galactic Empire engineers can get their practice constructing circuits inside this model Death Star.
There are 6-inch action figures from the company’s deluxe “Black Series” line featuring the heroine, Jyn Erso, atop a mountain base (and with a mysterious accessory), and an Imperial hovertank pilot — the specialized trooper who commands the urban-assault vehicle featured in the film’s teaser. Then there’s a Nerf blaster modeled after the one wielded by Captain Cassian Andor of the Rebellion coming, appropriately enough, to Target.
Soon you can build your very own AT-ACT from Rogue One — and not have to worry about wanton destruction… or accidental contact highs from model glue. Revell, the supplier of plastic toy models for generations of vehicle-obsessed DIYers, has just introduced three new kits inspired by the upcoming Star Wars story: a new-edition Imperial walker, a Rebel U-Wing fighter, and an imposing Star Destroyer.
E.T. is a classic movie… and classically disastrous video game. Now, the little alien is back as a character in Lego Dimensions.
Last week, to kick of the month-long countdown to Rogue One toys going on sale, Lucasfilm teamed with licensees and some talented superfans to create a stop-motion version of the upcoming Star Wars Story titled Go Rogue. The clip featured various toy versions of our heroes attempting to track down the plans to the Lego Death Star, outracing and outwitting the Imperial forces along the way. The clip links up Rebel allies Chirrut Îmwe, Baze Malbus, and Bodhi Rook with the previously introduced Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, and K-2SO as they try to stay one step ahead of Imperial Director Orson Krennic and his legions of Stormtroopers.