Star Wars at New York Toy Fair 2019

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Mid-February marks every toy nerds favourite industry event – New York Toy Fair. It’s the premiere opportunity for the biggest names in plastic merchandising to show off their wares for the upcoming year.

Hasbro is no exception, and from Transformers to Overwatch, the Pawtucket toy company made a splash this year. But it was the company’s Star Wars reveals that I was waiting for.

And reveal they most certainly did.

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Star Wars Black Series: Most Appreciated

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This year marks the fifth Black Series Most Wanted list I’ve put together across two successive collecting blogs. As you’d guess, Hasbro have checked a fair few figures off these lists since 2013 (albeit with a few notable hold outs). Therefore, today I’m taking a moment to acknowledge and appreciate the great work they’ve done so far…

Let’s start with the earliest list and move forwards from there, shall we?

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Attack of the Prequel Black Series!

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Despite the inclusion of Darth Maul in the very first wave of Black Series figures way back in 2013, Prequel Trilogy characters have been slow to make an appearance in the 6″ line. However, between this year’s Lucca Comic Con in Italy and MCM here in London, it looks a lot like Hasbro is starting to right that particular imbalance…

From Jedi to Senators, we’ve got it all to look forward to over the coming months. Click through for more!

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Star Wars IRL #2: May the Toys Be With You!

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Palitoy is a name familiar to vintage Star Wars toy collectors the world over. However, it wasn’t until I attended Leicester New Walk Museum’s May the Toys Be With You exhibition that I realised quite how close to home the toy company actually was…

Running to the end of October, May the Toys Be With You is home to a breathtaking retrospective on vintage Star Wars action figures and posters. We had a great time soaking up the nostalgia these old items evoked – and given you’re here, I imagine you’d enjoy it too.

Click through to see some of that glorious vintage plastic crack!

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NYCC 2018 Black Series Reveals

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Hello there!

Straight up, it feels pretty much like Hasbro planned this year’s New York Comic Con Black Series reveals on the theme of figures that *I* wanted to see – even if I didn’t know it before I saw them. 9PM Sunday was the point at which I should have told the big H to get out of my brain, but to be honest if this many great looking figures is the payoff for their sly mind-reading techniques then they can rootle around in there for as long as they like…

So what’s gotten me so excited? Glad you asked. Click on through to find out!

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