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San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 8, 2016, 11:16 AM »
Comic Con is right around the corner.  Nerdist has a preview of stuff... 

http://nerdist.com/hasbros-new-star-wars-toys-coming-to-sdcc-exclusive/

- Rebels A-Wing (nerf shooting) with Pilot Hera
- Desert Scarf Rey (looks like a new head on the TFA 5POA body) - on the new R1 card though!  Looks like "build a weapon" parts are being phased out in favor of projectile firing accessories  ::)
« Last Edit: July 8, 2016, 11:23 AM by Jeff »
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Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« Reply #1 on: July 8, 2016, 11:21 AM »
I'm glad to see that Hasbro isn't constraining themselves to just Rogue One figures on the Rogue One cards.  Hopefully this means we can get some Rebels, a few more TFA, and maybe a few OT/PT/EU figures mixed in as well.

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Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« Reply #2 on: July 8, 2016, 11:32 AM »
Thank god, no Disney embargo this year (I hope). What a mess that was last year.

I'm hoping they rerelease some HTF figures on Rogue One cardbacks too (Han, Unmasked Kylo, Ackbar, etc.)
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Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« Reply #3 on: July 8, 2016, 12:34 PM »
Unmasked Kylo is probably a safe bet. Hoping we'll see Luke and General Leia too. Love Rey and the A-Wing. That will be the first ship I buy in a long, long time. Not happy to see the silly BAW thing continuing, but I guess it is what it is.

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SDCC Hera Syndulla's A–Wing
« Reply #4 on: July 8, 2016, 12:58 PM »
Just saw this on Star Wars.com.  Check out the pics and deets at nerdist.com.  The figure looks great and I love the mini little A-Wing.



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Re: SDCC Hera Syndulla's A–Wing
« Reply #5 on: July 8, 2016, 01:29 PM »
Has anyone done a comparison yet to see if this Hera is any different than the one previously released?

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Re: SDCC Hera Syndulla's A–Wing
« Reply #6 on: July 8, 2016, 01:37 PM »
Probably needs its own thread, but also in that link...



I hadn't seen this one yet...
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Re: SDCC Hera Syndulla's A–Wing
« Reply #7 on: July 8, 2016, 02:03 PM »
The figure looks great and I love the mini little A-Wing.

Looks good... but I think I'll probably pass when I see it.  Can't really justify the $30 for a tiny ship when I already have a bunch of nice 'full-size" A-Wings.  :-\


Has anyone done a comparison yet to see if this Hera is any different than the one previously released?

Different - she has a new helmet/visored head for sure...
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Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« Reply #8 on: July 8, 2016, 02:38 PM »
Looks like Nerdist removed the packaged product photos from their story.  Here are the boxed and carded shots in case you missed them earlier...



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Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« Reply #9 on: July 8, 2016, 03:31 PM »
I got excited and then %$^&*( ITS ANOTHER NERF TOY!  >:(

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Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« Reply #10 on: July 8, 2016, 03:47 PM »
I got excited and then %$^&*( ITS ANOTHER NERF TOY!  >:(

Blecch.

I shall only buy two!  :D

I know some people hate the Nerf element, but my kids loved the new Mil Falcon with the Nerf shooter.  I thought it was really well done as well.

We've already got enough collector focused A-wings, and since Rebels is supposed to be kid oriented, I think this is a perfect fit.

I really hope this means we'll see a more robust line supporting Rebels this year.

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Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« Reply #11 on: July 8, 2016, 03:51 PM »
Yeah, my outrage was more mock than authentic, lol. It doesn't bug me that much, although I do wish they wouldn't do it.

I'm very thankful for any new Rebels stuff though, and especially a new Hera figure!
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Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« Reply #12 on: July 8, 2016, 06:19 PM »
Given the ship looks about 1/3 the size it should be I'm out, haha.  Was hoping for a McAWing but that appears to be back on the to do list for me. I figure the nerf thing will pop off or something, but yeah the tiny ships are always meh for me.  I liked the old Deluxe line better on that front for some reason.

Nerf is big money for Hasbro so I get why they want to incorporate it more.  Kinda shocked it took this long to happen.
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Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« Reply #13 on: July 9, 2016, 04:39 PM »
Maybe those catalog photoshopped and the ship is bigger. Maybe it'll come with a flying Ugnaught, too.  :-\

But something to look for...on clearance. Because I'm an awful person who doesn't support the brand.
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Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2016, 09:17 AM »
Not crazy about the Nerf feature on the A-Wing.  But the one takeaway I have from that Hasbro image is that I do not think the Hera figure is being shown to scale with the vehicle in that particular photo.  Still, I do like that the stabilizers on the A-Wing are a bit different from the original A-Wing that dates back to the Droids A-Wing that got carried forward into the POTF2 era and beyond.
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