Hasbro’s TELEPODS Line Soars with One Million Figures Sold in under One Month since ANGRY BIRDS™ STAR WARS® II App Launch

Angry Birds Star Wars II - Hasbro - Telepods - Rovio Entertainment - Lucasfilm - Header - MDHasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) announced that it reached the milestone of one million TELEPODS figures in consumers’ hands around the globe. TELEPODS, the digital gaming platform for the mobile generation, launched with the new ANGRY BIRDSTM STAR WARS® II game from Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm, which became available less than one month ago underscoring the success of this accomplishment and popularity of the innovative new platform. Hasbro’s TELEPODS uses new technology to allow kids to play in two ways: in the physical space and through full and unprecedented integration into top-tier apps.

Angry Birds Star Wars II - Hasbro - Telepods - Rovio Entertainment - Lucasfilm - Telepod your figures into the appEvery copy of the ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS II app includes a “TELEPODS” mode that allows users of smart devices with front-facing cameras to “teleport” their Angry Birds Star Wars TELEPODS figures into the game. For the first time in ANGRY BIRDS history players can choose which characters they want to use to complete a level by using TELEPODS including Rebel Birds and Imperial Pigs. Fans download the app, tap the TELEPODS icon in the app, place one of the more than 30 ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS figures on the included TELEPODS base, and then place the base on a smart device to immediately “teleport” that figure into the game. Players can also unlock new characters in the app with TELEPODS as well as an assortment of super powers, enhancing the digital gameplay experience.

“With one million TELEPODS figures in consumers’ hands and counting, we are thrilled with the response from kids around the world to the new TELEPODS platform,” said John Frascotti, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Hasbro. “We continue to work closely with entertainment leaders like Rovio and Lucasfilm to drive seamless physical to digital app integration with our TELEPODS platform and are excited by what the future holds for this innovative experience.”

Angry Birds Star Wars II - Star Destroyer - Hasbro - Telepods - Rovio Entertainment - LucasfilmConsumers are already gearing up for the launch of ANGRY BIRDS GO!, a new app franchise recently revealed by Rovio that will also feature TELEPODS technology. A full line of TELEPODS enhanced figures and playsets are currently at retail in anticipation of the ANGRY BIRDS GO! app on December 11. Some of the one million figures around the globe that consumers have purchased include figures for the upcoming ANGRY BIRDS GO! title speaking to the excitement fans have for TELEPODS integration in a highly anticipated new game. Rovio will provide consumers with an exclusive first look to the new experience via a dedicated “COUNTDOWN TO ANGRY BIRDS GO!” app integrated with TELEPODS technology at the end of October. To learn more about the ANGRY BIRDS GO! product line from Hasbro, consumers can visit www.Hasbro.com/AngryBirds. Fans can also view the gameplay trailer for the Rovio app on Youtube and learn more about the game at http://go.angrybirds.com.

Angry Birds Star Wars II - Star Destroyer Box - Hasbro - Telepods - Rovio Entertainment - LucasfilmAbout Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company’s world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company’s Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 170 markets around the world, and for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the company’s deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens.” Learn more at www.hasbro.com.

About Lucasfilm Ltd.
Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production operations, Lucasfilm’s global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for visual effects and audio post-production; LucasArts, a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide; Lucasfilm Animation, which produces cutting-edge digital entertainment; and Lucas Licensing which manages the global merchandising activities for Lucasfilm’s entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California. Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © 2013 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

About Rovio Entertainment
Rovio Entertainment Ltd is an industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland, and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds™ characters franchise. Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game, became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release. Angry Birds has expanded rapidly into multifaceted entertainment, publishing, and licensing to become a beloved international brand. Rovio’s animated Angry Birds feature film is slated for July 1, 2016. www.rovio.com

via Hasbro Press Release

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The Cost of SDCC (Start Saving Now!)

Great info for those wanting to see how much one should save up for a trip to Comic-Con!

Nerdophiles

Here’s the biggest thing to remember about San Diego Comic Con: start saving now.

Trust me, it’ll save you a lot of stress in the long run. The last thing you’re going to want to be thinking about when you get to the con is how much money you can’t spend because you haven’t properly budgeted up to this point. The rest of the Nerdophiles staff drove to Comic Con this year, but I’m from Maryland and I had to fly in – making for some unique challenges and some unique considerations when budgeting. I’m breaking down my expenses, so that you can better think about and plan for your own. After all, we’re less than a year away from San Diego Comic Con 2014!

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Matty Collector’s MOST WANTED Sale Begins on 08/05/13 (Subscribers 08/02/13)

Matty Collector - Mattel - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - HeaderFor all those that were not able to attend Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego last month, Matty Collector is a having the’r “Most Wanted” Sale on Monday, August 5th starting at 9:00am. The Early Access for subscribers was today for 4 hours, so hopefully there are some items left for everyone else to grab if you missed out! Good luck!


Toy Fans,

The Con is gone, but here’s your chance at some of the awesome products we had at SDCC this year! All the details are right here…

Early Access: Friday 8/2 at 8am PT thru 12pm PT (subscribers only)
All Access: Monday 8/5 9am PT thru 8/12 11:59pm PT

Please note that all products are subject to sell-out to subscribers during Early Access* on Friday 8/2. Any remaining products will be available to everyone starting Monday 8/5 at 9am PT.

…and other stuff you may want!

Want an email reminder so you don’t miss special sales like this? Click here to register. Or, join me on Facebook, Twitter and in our Fan Forums and you’ll get reminders there, too.

–Matty

*Early Access is a subscriber-only benefit through our clubs. Subscriptions are closed for 2013, but if you want to make sure you have the chance to purchase many of our hottest items before non-subscribers in 2014, get your 2014 subscription today!

More Comic-Con 2013 Exclusives from Hasbro!

Hasbro brings us four more exclusives for Comic-Con 2013. First there’s My Little Pony‘s DJ Pon-3 which will be $49.99 at the Hasbro booth. The next item is Jem from Jem and the Holograms. This is the “Glitter N’ Gold” figure priced at $140. The third exclusive is Marvel LegendsThunderbolts set priced at $89.99 for  Luke Cage, Crossbones, Ghost, Moonstone and Judith Chambers.

A limited supply of exclusives will be available at HasbroToyShop.com after the convention.

My Little Pony

Hasbro - My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic - DJ Pon-3 - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC ExclusivesA fan favorite who first appeared in the first season of Friendship is Magic on the Hub Network, DJ Pon-3 ($49.99) makes her debut with a Comic-Con exclusive — and a shiny one at that. In addition to a musical note as her “cutie mark,” her sunglasses and unicorn horn are embellished with Swarovski crystal elements that tie into the year’s theme of the Crystal Empire.

Even DJ Pon-3‘s special packaging lights up, says Hasbro’s Donna Tobin, senior vice president, global brand marketing for My Little Pony. “Everything about her offering really enhances her character.”

Hasbro hosts a panel at Comic-Con featuring voice talent from the show, previews a fall line of toys at its booth and offers a poll where fans can elect their favorite pony from the “mane six” — Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Rainbow Dash and Applejack — and record testimonials at a video booth before the vote goes live at Hubworld.com/vote4ponies on July 22.+++

Jem and the Holograms

Hasbro - Jem and the Holograms - Glitter-n-Gold - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC ExclusivesJem, the pink-haired ’80s cartoon rocker, made a “truly outrageous” return to pop culture last summer at Comic-Con with a high-end collectible figure from Hasbro and Integrity Toys. She sold out quickly, so Jem’s coming back glammed out with a special “Glitter N’ Gold” figure ($140) that’s a nod to a version from her original era. This time, though, she comes with more detail, a better and more realistic sculpt, and accessories including an extra dress and a record trophy.

Marvel Legends

Hasbro - Marvel Legends - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - Luke Cage - Crossbones - Ghost - Moonstone - Judith ChambersHasbro - Marvel Legends - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - Box - Packaging - Luke Cage - Crossbones - Ghost - Moonstone - Judith ChambersThe Hasbro team was excited by the idea of doing a Thunderbolts set ($89.99) of 6-inch figures inspired by the comic-book art of Kev Walker and based on the Marvel team of superpowered anti-heroes — Avengers member Luke Cage and the reformed super-criminals Crossbones, Ghost, Moonstone and Judith Chambers — that work for the government.

G.I. Joe/Transformers

Hasbro - G.I. Joe - Transformers - Box - Packaging - Baroness - Ravage - Snake Eyes - Autobot Blaster - Skystriker - Jetfire - Vamp - Hound - Bludgeon Samurai RobotThis year’s G.I. Joe/Transformers exclusive ($99.99) is the third and final installment in a special series of annual mash-ups.

Paying homage to a G.I. Joe/Transformers comic-book miniseries in the ’80s, the set includes a Skystriker in the colors of the Autobot Jetfire and a G.I. Joe V.A.M.P. vehicle retooled to reflect Hound, a cult favorite whose original automobile form was that of an Army Jeep.

To pair with the vehicles, the set stars the Cobra femme fatale Baroness with the Decepticon character Ravage, G.I. Joe ninja Snake Eyes with an Autobot logo on his outfit, the Autobot Blaster in his boom-box form and his tapes, and a robotic samurai warrior with a skeleton head in the colors of the Decepticon Bludgeon.

via USA Today

Hasbro is Bringing Angry Birds Star Wars to Comic-Con!

Hasbro - Angry Birds Star Wars Special Action Figure Set - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - HeaderHasbro released new information for their second Comic-Con exclusive. It’s the Angry Birds Star Wars Special Action Figure Set. The SDCC exclusive is priced at $24.99 and will be sold at the Hasbro booth. Assuming any are left over following the convention, a limited number might be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

ANGRY BIRDS™ STAR WARS®SPECIAL ACTION FIGURE SET
Approximate Retail Price: $24.99

The original 12 STAR WARS action figures are re-imagined for San Diego Comic-Con with a twist based on the mega-hit mobile game ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS from Rovio Entertainment! LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA, HAN SOLO, OBI-WAN KENOBI, CHEWBACCA, R2-D2, C-3PO, DARTH VADER, STORMTROOPER, SAND PEOPLE, IMPERIAL NAVY COMMANDER and a JAWA are all re-imagined as heroic birds or evil pigs in this set, with each figure in a unique vintage-style blister card featuring ANGRY BIRDS homage to the classic Kenner artwork! The individual blister cards are all packaged together in a collectible package!

Hasbro - Angry Birds Star Wars Special Action Figure Set - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusivesvia io9

Four Comic-Con 2013 Exclusives from DC Comics!

DC Collectibles - Comic-Con - SDCC Exclusives - DC Comics - HeaderDC Collectibles have released four San Diego Comic-Con exclusives. The first one is Aardman‘s Superman and is priced at $24.95 and is packaged with a “box of cookies”.

DC Collectibles - Aardman Superman with Box of Cookies - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - Graphitti DesignsThe next exclusive is actually three collectibles from Cartoon Network‘s DC Nation animation block. The Super Best Friends Forever three-pack (Supergirl, Batgirl and Wonder Girl) will be $49.95 and is designed by Lauren Faust.

DC Collectibles - Super Best Friends - Supergirl Wonder Girl Batgirl - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - Cartoon Network - DC NationThe Hugo Strange action figure will be also available for all the gamers out there for $29.95. The figure is based on the evil scientist from Batman: Arkham City.

DC Collectibles - Hugo Strange - Batman Arkham City - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC ExclusivesThe fourth exclusive is the “Superheroes of Green Lantern” four-pack which will be $49.95. The figures are 3¾-inch in height and features the Black Hand, Red Lantern Dex-Starr, Sinestro Corps Arkillo and Green Lantern Sinestro.

DC Collectibles - Superheroes of Green Lantern - Arkillo - Black Hand - Dex-Starr - Sinestro - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - DC Comics - Black Yellow Red Green LanternThese items will be available at Graphitti’s booth at Comic-Con (and probably DC’s online store after Comic-Con).

via DC Collectibles

Disney is RUMORED to Buy Hasbro…

Last week, Disney and George Lucas shocked everyone by announcing that Lucas had sold LucasFilm, the rights to the Star Wars films and its characters to Disney for approximately $4 billion. This week, rumors are flying that Disney may possibly buy Hasbro! Disney would then become somewhat of a monopoly of gigantic proportions to entertainment (theme parks and movies) and its merchandising of products (toys and games)!

The Lucasfilm acquisition has been reported as taking only 6 months to complete, so these discussions with Hasbro are probably pretty serious. This can definitely impact the entertainment industry in a big way. Disney would get the rights to the Transformers, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, Dungeons and Dragons and several other tv/movie/game/toy franchises. It would definitely broaden their audience and also bring back some franchises back to Disney to be under one roof.

It seemed for a time that Disney was losing its grip on their audience until it acquired Pixar. There seemed to be too many “princess” movies and not enough movies that boys would like. Marvel and Star Wars have definitely changed that picture. Will prices for Disney-owned merchandise go up significantly as well? Hopefully not, but only time will tell.

If all this does come to pass, what happens to The Hub (and other shows) and the comics with IDW and Dark Horse? Do they all go away? Or will Disney incorporated everything? There are still a lot of questions to be answered here. Hopefully, most entities will stay in place in some way. Overall, it’s good for Disney, hopefully it will be good for fans as well.

Star Wars Celebration VI Exhibitor List and Floor Plan

Exhibitor

Booth #

740 The Game On Air

109

A Wrinkle in Time

116

Acme Archives Ltd

747

Action Figure Authority, AFA

308

Advanced Graphics

1014

Andrea Swabb

TAT21

Asylum

TAT02

Atomic Age Collectibles

312

Austin Browncoats

1205

B&D Star Wars

105

Barnes & Noble

129

Brass Monkey Tattoo

TAT09

Brian’s Toys

1102

Brick Envy

206

Bricks & Boards, LLC

1202

CMI Toys

1103

Camp Planner Industrial (CPI)

223

Cantina Collectibles

1223

Cartamundi USA

320

Chris 51 Tattoos

TAT29

Collectors Rebellion

1120

Comic Images

402

Completist Publications

1306

Cool Cat Collectibles

1021

Custom Art by Jeremiah

TAT10

DC Area Star Wars Collecting Club

548

DK Publishing Inc

813

Dark Horse Comics Inc

839

Diamond Select Toys

632

Digital Source Marketing, LLC

1226

Disney Theme Park Merchandise

341

Disney Theme Park Merchandise

331

Draven’s City Limits Collectibles

1140

Drew Baker

1038

eFX Inc.

921

Earloomz

811

Jedi Council Forums & FanForce

554

Fantasy Flight Games

739

Forcepowered Collectibles

202

Fox Valley Tattoo

TAT20

Full Sail University

229

Galerie, USA

933

Gentle Giant LTD

521

Star Wars Super Collector’s Wish Book

1224

Glitch Gaming Apparel

121

Glitch Gaming Apparel

1039

Hallmark Cards Inc

803

HASBRO

721

Her Universe

915

Hollywood Heroes

212

Hornby America, Inc

431

Howling Wolf Enterprises

1125

HYP Hats

433

iAM Enterprises, LLC (iAM3DStore.com)

1033

Imagez Photography

445

Imperial Class Tattoo, LLC

TAT16

Imperial Quartermaster & Dimension Decals

1111

Intergalactic Trading Co Inc

1213

J&J Collectibles

1122

Japan Star Wars Modeling Alliance

552

Jason Palmer Studios

941

Joe Corroney & Jan Duursema
Joe Corroney & Jan Duursema

1040

Jolie Rogue Tattoo

TAT17

Josh Bodwell Tattoos

TAT28

Jumpin Jammerz

1010

Juniors Comics & Cards

215

KE Toys & Games

207

KIF’S

1032

Kotobukiya

903

Krypton Comics Inc

1211

Lego Systems Inc

321

Legendary Costume Works

1106

Limited Edition Collectibles

203

Lost in a Vacuum

106

Matt Busch / Planetmatt Entertainment

220

Mega Star Wars

1203

Michael Bianco

TAT26

WeLoveFine.com

512

Mikes Comics & Collectibles

435

Mikes Comics & Collectibles

536

Mimoco

313

Mississippi Mandalorians

551

Museum Replicas

530

Nappy Artist

TAT15

Nerdist Industries

1240

Neutral Zone, LLC

113

Norwich Star Wars Club, UK

550

NVIDIA

833

Ohio Star Wars Collectors Club

453

Orlando Science Center

309

PSA, Professional Sports Authenticator

1110

Pain & Wonder

TAT04

P Novelties

122

Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society

451

Phil’s Toys

1220

Tattoos By Chris Jones

TAT27

TAT-TWIN Skin art by Piero Bockos

TAT19

Pitt Stop Cards

304

Plush Gallery Tattoo

TAT24

Rancorhill Collectibles

1204

Random House – Del Rey

910

Rebel Base Comics & Toys

1112

Red Rocket Tattoo

TAT13

Red Rocket Tattoo – Vinny Romanelli

TAT23

Reynolds Advanced Materials

441

Dave Dorman

939

Rubie’s Costume Co Inc

403

Russell Walks Illustration

408

Scholastic Book Fairs

533

Scion

1239

Scott Blair

TAT08

Scott Bohrer

TAT07

Shadows on the Wall

221

Sistine Skin – Jerry Watelski

TAT06

Sistine Skin, LLC

TAT03

tuff city

TAT01

Sorry! No Subtitles

120

Star Pix Collectibles

1127

Star Wars Vegetable Carving and Jedi Order of Japan

455

Star Wars Grand Florida Alliance

449

Starbase Atlanta

1003

Stylin Online

549

Stylin Online

541

Stylin Online

927

Suchiu Art

1041

Super7

315

SWAG 77

448

Tattoos by Brian Stringer

TAT14

Tattoos by Thomas Kersnowsky

TAT11

The Contact Lens Company

1105

The Dark Empire

650

The Force United

450

The Saber Guild

349

Maverick Arts/The Art of Monte Moore

225

The Art of Ralph McQuarrie

1141

Spencer Brinkerhoff III

1138

The Art of Tsuneo Sanda

1139

The DAVE School

1133

The Jedi Assembly

452

The Midsummer Knights Dream

110

Outer Rim Toys and Collectibles

1107

Prop Store

1026

The Toy Cave

1121

The Toy Federation

1114

ThinkGeek

303

Through and Through Tattoo

TAT18

Time Machine Collectibles

112

Times Forgotten

302

Topps, USA

413

Toy Chamber Collectibles

1322

Toy Dump

102

James Gallo Toy Heaven-Coining A Galaxy

1221

Toynk.com

1011

Tribbletoys.com / GIANTmicrobes

108

Trinity Tattoo Co – Steve Roberts

TAT22

Trinity Tattoo Company – Earl Funk

TAT12

Uptown Tattoos

TAT05

Utilikilts LLC

213

Wookieepedia

351

Workman Publishing Co

911

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

907

Dark Horse Comics Schedule at Star Wars Celebration VI

Dark Horse Comics Editor Randy Stradley posted information of what fans can expect from Dark Horse at Star Wars Celebration VI.

  • Get exclusive Star Wars Celebration VI “GALACTIC PASSPORT” and collect one-of-a-kind stamps from us and Star Wars publishers DK, Workman, Del Rey, and Scholastic.
  • Check our schedule for SIGNINGS, PANELS, and SPECIAL EVENTS.
  • Spin the Dark Horse PRIZE WHEEL for a chance to win an Alex Ross Star Wars print, a Dawn of the Jedi patch, an exclusive Celebration VI button pack, or Star Wars comics—either in print or digital.
  • Take your PICTURE with some of our Star Wars cosplayer friends and in front of our awesome Star Wars art! Send a twitpic to @darkhorsecomics or post it on http://www.facebook.com/darkhorsecomics!
  • Check out our STORMTROOPER HELMET illustrated by Chris Scalf. We’ll be auctioning it off on eBay for the Make-a-Wish Foundation in honor of the 501st Legion.
  • Check out Star Wars comics in the DARK HORSE STORE, brought to you by TATE’S COMICS of Lauderhill, Florida!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012

1:30—2:30 p.m. Dark Horse Comics Looks Ahead: 2013, Behind the Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
See what’s on the Star Wars horizon at Dark Horse with John Jackson Miller, Jan Duursema, Doug Wheatley, Dave Marshall, and Randy Stradley. Hosted by Pablo Hidalgo.

Canceled – 2:00—3:00 p.m. Signing with artist Chris Scalf – FREE Star Wars: Blood Ties—Boba Fett Is Dead mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

3:00—4:00 p.m. Signing with Dave Filoni, Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

5:00—6:00 p.m. Drawing Aliens with Doug Wheatley, Family Room

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012

11:30 a.m.—Noon Signing with artist Dave Dorman – FREE Darth Maul: Death Sentence mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

Noon—1:00 p.m. Signing with writer Brian Wood – FREE Alex Ross Star Wars print featuring the premier cover of Star Wars, a series which will take place during the three-year span between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

1:00—2:00 p.m. Signing with writer Randy Stradley and artist Doug Wheatley – FREE Star Wars: Dark Times mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

3:00—5:00 p.m. Celebration VI Costume Masquerade, Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Costuming is an art form, and quite possibly no group takes that art form higher than Star Wars fans. With judge Randy Stradley, long-time Star Wars comics writer, editor, and Pith Lord!

4:00—5:00 p.m. Signing with artist Jan Duursema – FREE Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

5:00—6:00 p.m. Signing with writer John Jackson Miller and letterer Michael Heisler—FREE Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

7:00—8:00 p.m. One Writer’s Approach to Star Wars, Star Wars University (W300)
Brian Wood talks about how he’s finding a new take on the core characters of the Original Trilogy Era in the upcoming series from Dark Horse Comics.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2012

11:00 am—Noon Signing with writer Randy Stradley and artist Doug Wheatley – FREE Star Wars: Dark Times mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

Noon—1:00 p.m. Signing with artist Chris Scalf – FREE Star Wars: Blood Ties—Boba Fett Is Dead mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

1:30—2:30 p.m. Signing with writer Brian Wood – FREE Alex Ross Star Wars print featuring the premier cover of Star Wars, a series which will take place during the three-year span between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

3:00—5:00 p.m. Celebration VI Costume Masquerade, Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Costuming is an art form, and quite possibly no group takes that art form higher than Star Wars fans. With judge Randy Stradley, long-time Star Wars comics writer, editor, and Pith Lord!

4:00—5:00 p.m. Signing with Jeffrey Brown, author and illustrator of Darth Vader and Son published by Chronicle Books

5:00—6:00 p.m. Drawing with Jan Duursema, Family Room

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012

10:30—11:30 a.m. Creating Comics for the Star Wars Galaxy—Writers and Editors Roundtable Discussion, Star Wars University (W300)
A Writers’ Roundtable Discussion with John Jackson Miller, Jan Duursema, Dave Marshall, and Randy Stradley of Dark Horse Comics.

11:30 am – 1:30 pm Celebration VI Star Wars Tattoo Show, Digital Stage (W415 A)
It just wouldn’t be Celebration without the Star Wars tattoo show and competition, a tradition since 2005. Be amazed by the best Star Wars tattoos in different categories, and see how your ratings compare with the judges, one of whom is Dark Horse Comics’ very own Pith Lord Randy Stradley.

12:30 – 1:30 pm Signing with artist Jan Duursema – FREE Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

2:30 – 3:30 pm Signing with writer John Jackson Miller—FREE Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

via Dark Horse Press Release

The Avengers: 1/6th-Scale Hulk Limited Edition Collectible Figurine by Hot Toys!

Hot Toys is proud to present the highly expected 1/6th-Scale Hulk Limited Edition Collectible Figurine from the smash hit The Avengers. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of the giant green-skinned angered monster Hulk in the movie.

The 1/6th-Scale Hulk Limited Edition Collectible Figurine features:
  • Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Hulk in The Avengers movie
  • Approximately 42 cm / 16.5 inches tall
  • One (1) newly developed head sculpt with separate rolling eyeballs
  • Movie-accurate facial expression featuring his angered gesture with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
  • Detailed hair sculpture
  • Giant green-skinned muscular body featuring detailed skin texture and tendons, with over 20 points of articulations with built-in joints in neck and arms which allow flexible movement
  • Two (2) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
  • One (1) pair of relaxed palms
  • One (1) pair of forceful fists
  • Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
Costume:
  • One (1) pair of ragged grey shorts
Artists:
  • Head Sculpted by Kim Hyun
  • Head Painted by JC Hong
  • Head Art Directed by Kojun
  • Body Sculpted & Painted by Joseph Tsang

**Prototype shown is not final, pending licensor approval

Release date: Q1, 2013

TM & © 2012 Marvel & Subs.
© 2012 Hot Toys Limited. All Rights Reserved.
via Hot Toys Press Release