With the 501st and Rebel Legion in attendance, Star Wars action figures were named as one of the latest inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame today.
“Their phenomenal popularity with movie fans revolutionized the toy industry,” the Hall of Fame states. “For more than three decades, kids have used Star Wars action figures—plus accessories, vehicles, and play sets—to tell stories of heroes and villains, of empire and rebellion, and of good triumphing over evil. Adults, too, play when they collect Star Wars action figures.”
Dominos were the other inductees this year; they join past honorees as varied as Barbie, marbles, and the cardboard box.
If you were at Celebration VI, you almost certainly remember the ever-changing bathrobe booth – but for those who weren’t, ThinkGeek is now offering a few varieties of Star Wars bathrobes. They have R2-D2, stormtrooper and (of course) Boba Fett. And, yes, Jedi and Sith, but those are old news.
Jason Geyer is back with more rejected Star Wars concepts – and some that weren’t so rejected! This batch features concepts for Colgate, Curad, Blockbuster and Pepsi
Were yesterday’s eyeglasses a bit rich for your blood? Well, here’s something a bit less pricey: Thinkgeek’s Millennium Falcon bottle opener.
If that doesn’t do it for you, ThinkGeek has a nice chunk of Star Wars stuff on sale right now. It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday shopping… Get there before Santa Maul does!
We get our first real peek at the Star Wars Angry Birds via merchandise, naturally, thanks to Idol Hands. Of course Leia is the pink one. Sigh. (via)
Finally, a Star Wars game I will actually play! It seems like there have been fan versions of this almost as long as we’ve had Angry Birds themselves…
Anyway, your confirmation: Their just-launched Tumblr posted the above GIF today, along with the following text:
Times Square, New York, October 8th, 10am EST.
HINT: Head to Toys R Us at 8am EST!
Seeing as they have done film tie-ins and their latest game is space-themed, this isn’t unprecedented. Stay tuned…
UPDATE: Fast Company has a few more details… For instance, Luke Skywalker will be replacing the game’s default Red Bird. Lucasfilm and Rovio will be releasing more tie ins – the article mentions toys, apparel, bedding and a Jenga-inspired board game – so don’t expect to get off easy, collectors. (via)
The Clone Wars actress and Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein was a guest on Tosche Station Radio last night, where she answered fan questions and revealed a few upcoming products, including a new Halloween bag from Katie Cook (pictured, last year’s,) more Star Wars pajamas, a Spock costume top, and extended sizes for the Ahsoka Tano costume top. They’ll also be coming out with a Tardis dress exclusively for Hot Topic.
Well, I guess that settles the issue of whether the Black Milk stuff is authorized or not.