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San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« on: July 8, 2013, 12:15 PM »
Just over one week away... time to start a thread with the official panel announcement!

Hasbro: Star Wars
Friday July 19, 2013 -  1:00-2:00pm (Pacific)

Members of the Hasbro brand and design team, including Derryl DePriest (VP, global brand marketing), Jeff Labovitz (director, global brand marketing), discuss the popular Hasbro StarWars and Angry Birds Star Wars line. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at upcoming action figures. Derryl, Jeff, and team will also host a Q&A for your burning StarWars action figure questions!

What are you looking forward to most at SDCC2013?  3.75" Black Series Waves 3-4?  More of the Black Series 6" figures?  More "sham-poo bottle" 12" figures? :P
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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #1 on: July 8, 2013, 01:04 PM »
I look forward to seeing their featured SDCC exclusive for the 3 3/4" line.  ::)

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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #2 on: July 8, 2013, 09:40 PM »
I'm curious for next round of Black Series unconfirmed figures, and if they'll hint at 2014 at all.  Toy Fair feels like a LONG way off.

Besides that, unless there's some groundbreaking Fall exclusives, tough to call right now what I'd "expect" if anything...  Fall exclusives is about all there is hope for right?
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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #3 on: July 8, 2013, 10:32 PM »
  More "sham-poo bottle" 12" figures? :P

I'm hoping for Sham-Plo Koon and Sham Solo. Dare I say, a Sham-Po Nudo?

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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #4 on: July 8, 2013, 11:37 PM »
I doubt we'll see much more than we already know about.

We might see a third wave of 3.75" Black Series and we'll probably see next waves of the 5POA Legends single figures and mission packs. Maybe a 2nd wave of the Class II vehicles. There are no Class I vehicles anymore and we already know about the three K-Mart exclusives.

I will be seriously surprised if there is anything else on the horizon. Maybe one or two more exclusives, but that's probably about it. I can't imagine that Target won't have at least one or two more - maybe more Vintage 3-packs, and I'm sure TRU will have something this coming fall. But that's about it - we already know what K-Mart's three exclusives are this year and so far, IMHO they lead the pack on best exclusives.
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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #5 on: July 9, 2013, 08:27 AM »
I can't imagine that Target won't have at least one or two more -

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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #6 on: July 9, 2013, 05:41 PM »
Certainly would like to see more of both Black series. Wonder if the rumoured snowtrooper commander and Vizam re -sculpt will make an appearance -also Toryn far and a new Yoda? but maybe these are a way off.

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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #7 on: July 9, 2013, 07:33 PM »
Even if we don't see them, I'd be happy to hear what's confirmed/slotted for later in the line.

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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2013, 03:00 AM »
Whatever they announce I hope it's a little less bland. I find the first two waves very dull.

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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2013, 09:43 AM »
I hope to see the Darth Plagueis figure there.
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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2013, 10:10 AM »
Can't see anything more surprising than last years speedebike. Does Walmart and Target sell Star Wars vehicles anymore anyway? TPM really struck a fatal blow to this line.

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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2013, 10:38 AM »
I'm really puzzled about what we might see.  Although it might be nice to have some surprises at long last.

I think we're coming to the end of this really big transition period.  The line needed to rest and reset following the Clone Wars run.  And we're now going to get what Hasbro has been saying they want to do:  a kids oriented line, and a distinctly different collectors line.

I think the vehicle line is clearly going to suffer.  But on that issue, Hasbro covered a lot of ground ever since 2002.  I suspect things might pick back up for the vehicle line come Q3 of 2014 as the promotional leadup to Episode VII starts to build.
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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2013, 02:17 PM »
I agree about the vehicles and that's a shame. I find the constant resculpts tiresome, but there were still A LOT of cool designs they could have produced from the Clone Wars seres - the Mando fighters, the Z-95's, the Jedi T-6 Shuttle, etc. I would love to see some of these come out in the future.
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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2013, 03:53 PM »
If the only GOOD vehicles we ever got were exclusives I'd probably be ok so long as Amazon-ish prices aren't the norm.  The speederbikes awesome but everyone seemed to agree that it and most of TRUs prices are a tad outrageous or at least a little high for what they are.  Thankfully they do sales and coupons.
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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2013, 09:41 AM »
I see that Rebelscum has posted a pre-Preview Night gallery.

Not a lot of new stuff in there, but some better looks at the Kmart 2-packs and some of the vehicles.

Hasbro also has some of the "missing" Droid Factory figures on display - Sandtrooper, FA-7, Utapau Clone, TIE Pilot, Geonosian, and TC-70.  I guess that means they are coming in some form or another (Black Series Wave 3 maybe?).  Didn't see realistic Capt Rex, A-Wing Pilot, or Mace Windu in there though. 
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