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Title: Angry Birds Star Wars - The Toys
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 8, 2012, 08:41 AM
OK, you asked for them.  Now here they are:  http://www.toysrus.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=angry%20birds%20star%20wars&origkw=angry+birds+star+wars&f=Taxonomy/TRUS/2254197&sr=1

wait, what?  You didn't ask for these?   :P

I can't decide on whether I think think these will do marginally well, or epically flop.
Title: Re: Angry Birds Star Wars - The Toys
Post by: Jimree on October 8, 2012, 06:31 PM
Wow, I'll probably get the game, be fun to play. but merchandise?

But this has Star Wars M-pire written all over it.

But, if it does well and makes a ton of money, maybe we can get some new figs made in other lines
Title: Re: Angry Birds Star Wars - The Toys
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 8, 2012, 06:57 PM
I think this has "Epic Fail" written all over it.

Was anyone looking for a tie-in between Angry Birds and Star Wars?
Title: Re: Angry Birds Star Wars - The Toys
Post by: spiderpumpkin on October 11, 2012, 12:28 AM
Angry Birds GI Joe is next.
Title: Re: Angry Birds Star Wars - The Toys
Post by: Keonobi on January 5, 2013, 07:51 AM
I guess I'm in the minority thinking these are fun nick-nack type of things to go on my desk at work...  Probably futile, but has anyone seen a listing of which characters are in the Series 1 blind packs?

So far I've found:
Wedge-Pilot
Luke-Pilot
Darth Vader Pig
AT-AT Driver Pig
Rancor Pig
Han in Carbonite
Panda Baba Pig
Rebel Hoth Trooper

I think there is also:
Leia Boush
Luke Skywalker Bird
Snowtrooper Pig
Stormtrooper Pig
Han Solo Bird

Any others?

I think I'm going to have to get the early bird pack to get the Chewie and R2D2.
Title: Re: Angry Birds Star Wars - The Toys
Post by: Jayson on May 29, 2013, 01:44 PM
For shame Hasbro

http://io9.com/angry-birds-goes-classic-star-wars-in-this-sdcc-exclusi-510296105
Title: Re: Angry Birds Star Wars - The Toys
Post by: Jesse James on May 29, 2013, 07:51 PM
Meh, it's cheap I'm sure, and far less likely to offend the masses than, say, a set of TVC figures on the original 12 cardbacks...  I mean, think about the pissy reaction at that point?  Forget it.

SDCC exclusives have been impossible to get in recent years for most...  Myself included among them since I'm usually at work when they're posted online.  For me, this is not interesting and thus I'm not mad about it, nor am I happy about it.  I just don't care.
Title: Re: Angry Birds Star Wars - The Toys
Post by: JediJman on May 29, 2013, 08:54 PM
For shame Hasbro

http://io9.com/angry-birds-goes-classic-star-wars-in-this-sdcc-exclusi-510296105

Man that's ugly.
Title: Re: Angry Birds Star Wars - The Toys
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 29, 2013, 11:41 PM
Are any people actually collecting the Angry Birds stuff?  I buy a lot of 'cute' toy lines, but even I have no interest in this (come on, I collected Galactic Heroes and Fighter Pods for crying out loud).
Title: Re: Angry Birds Star Wars - The Toys
Post by: Jesse James on May 30, 2013, 12:05 AM
I actually see lots of kids with AB Star Wars shirts on and stuff, so I assume there's SOME kind of interest there with kids...  adults, I can't imagine.  Though, Fighter Pods have adults somewhat interested I noticed.  They'd have me more too if they weren't so expensive.
Title: Re: Angry Birds Star Wars - The Toys
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 30, 2013, 11:55 AM
Somebody, please shoot me.
Title: Re: Angry Birds Star Wars - The Toys
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 15, 2013, 10:33 AM
From Engadget:

"What is surprising is that the newest Angry Birds entry has a physical twist that we've yet to see from the brand: something called "telepods." The Hasbro-created toy is a physical representation of an in-game character, and Rovio Entertainment's VP of marketing Philip Hickey tells us it works by using a mobile phone or tablet's built-in camera to read the toy and implement it in-game -- an interesting choice in a world where Activision's NFC-based Skylanders rules the toy-based game landscape. As such, the toys likely won't function on game consoles, making it likely that any non-mobile version of the game will require some custom work to adapt. Hickey also tells Engadget that the toys will be available at retail alongside the game's September 19th launch, and that Rovio's exploring the possibility of making them function with previous series entries."
Title: Re: Angry Birds Star Wars - The Toys
Post by: Jeff on July 15, 2013, 05:00 PM
I suppose it was only a matter of time that Hasbro was going to end up with a TELEPODS type toy line.  Activision has made something like over $1bil on Skylanders and with Disney announcing last year they wanted in on that game/toy combo pie too, it was only a matter of time before it became wide-spread.

I really hope it works out for Hasbro.  Not a joke.  I actually want to see this succeed for them. 

Hasbro could use a nice fat-cash WIN.  Like Jesse said, kids seem to love the angry birds gear (t-shirts, backpacks, etc), so hopefully kids respond to the idea and it isn't a horrible failure that will hurt the company.  In days gone by, we could openly mock the SW Choppers or SW Angry Birds Jenga or whatever as another Hasbro failure, but let's face it.  Hasbro's Star Wars toys are at the point where they can't really handle all that many more failures.   :-\
Title: Re: Angry Birds Star Wars - The Toys
Post by: Dan on July 20, 2013, 03:35 PM
I can't disagree with that one bit. They need a cow to milk if we ever want cheese again. It doesn't have to be our cow- if they can pickpocket parents to finance a nice action figure here and there, we are even better off.  :)
Title: Re: Angry Birds Star Wars - The Toys
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 5, 2014, 12:35 AM
I saw a new six-pack of Star Wars Angry Birds II Telepods today at Toys R Us - Han Solo in Carbonite Bird, Jabba Pig, Royal Guard Pig, Wicket the Ewok, Lando Bird, Tusken Raider Pig - the Tusken Raider Pig and Han Solo in Carbonite Bird are exclusive to the six-pack.

There was a "Series 2" designation on the package as well - not sure if there are more coming for Series 2 - but with these six, that means there's only two characters left form the "Carbonite Pack" - Kit Fisto Bird and Shocktrooper Pig.