A first-hand history of 'Star Wars' toys from one of the Kenner designers there at the beginning, and working on new products 40 years later at Hasbro
Maybe that’s because this Thursday, May 25, will be the 40th anniversary of the original release of Star Wars in theaters. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, we’ve been posting Star Wars stories this month, including choice vintage interviews, original videos, some of our favorite pieces from years past, and, like today, exclusive news. Yahoo Movies has the first look at the anniversary toys and collectibles that will be available at Disney Stores on Thursday, including deluxe action Han and Luke figures and cuddly Tsum Tsums, as well as limited-edition lithographs, pins, ornaments, and figurine.
With San Diego Comic-Con just two months away, Yahoo TV has your first look at one of the top toy exclusives that will be offered: Daredevil.
Mattel's 'Cars 3' line, from miniature vehicles of old and new characters to playsets to larger-scale interactive toys: Exclusive first look
Soon, thanks to Lego, you can smash and rebuild Lightning McQueen on your own. To accompany release of Cars 3, the toy-brick mavens have 10 new sets for builders of all ages available May 1, and Yahoo Movies has your exclusive first look.
Luke Skywalker is all set to head down to Tosche Station for a rendezvous with Biggs, Windy, Deak, and Fixer in this exclusive first look at the latest addition to Hasbro’s premium Black Series line. Recreate one of the saga’s most famous deleted scenes: Luke watching the opening space battle unfold above Tatooine. A major upgrade over the old-school Luke/landspeeder combo, this insanely detailed, highly articulated 6-inch figure is fully accessorized for his Tatooine routine — macrobinoculars, lightsaber hilt, and slugthrower rifle, as well as floppy hat and goggles worn by Mark Hamill in scenes that George Lucas ultimately excised from Star Wars: A New Hope.
Yahoo Movies has your first look at Hot Wheels' new Biggs-mobile, which will be available this week at Star Wars Celebration, as well as a peek at Mattel's other character cars, starships, and "carships" now shipping to stores in commemorative 40th anniversary packaging.
Lego has unveiled a brand-new set that serves the dual purpose of marking the 40th anniversary of 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope and being a coveted souvenir for attendees of next week’s Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. Inspired by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford)’s less-than-stealthy attempt to infiltrate the Death Star as Stormtroopers and break out Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), the “Detention Block Rescue” is a 220-piece set available exclusively at the fan convention, which runs April 13-16.
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.