Today is the day that the SDCC exclusive items will be listed at HasbroToyShop!
That’s right– today’s the day in which toy collector’s across the globe hit HasbroToyShop.com, constantly refreshing their connections in the hopes that the links will become active. It’s the day when F5 keys everywhere cry out in anguish…
Or maybe not!
Here’s a list of some of the most relevant items on today’s list:
SDCC 2016 is fleeting memory but the hunt for the Hasbro exclusives is only just beginning for many fans. According to the updated FAQ at HasbroToyShop.com, the remaining inventory of SDCC 2016 Hasbro exclusives will be available online on August 9, 2016.
As stated in this morning’s FAQ update, all exclusives will be available under the “Exclusives” category starting on August 9, 2016. In addition, the per-person limits that were enforced at SDCC 2016 will apply to all online transactions as well.
So there you have it. Depending upon the availability and the timing, a great many fans of Hasbro properties will be frantically hitting the F5 key that day in order to try and snag the latest 2016 exclusives. (This particular fan is eyeing both the G.I. Joe vs. Transformers set as well as the Marvel Legends Collector’s Vault set. Man, I NEED more Howard the Duck in my life! Plus, MICRONAUTS!)
It’s a pretty full-slate this year with Hasbro showcasing more of their lines (and upcoming properties) than this fan can recall the Pawtucket toymaker doing in previous years.
A long time ago in a childhood now far far away… this particular admin discovered Star Wars. It happened well a full 6 years before G.I. Joe was ever part of my life when a good friend of mine showed up at pre-school with two brand-new Kenner action figures. As we clustered around him on the playground, my friends and I were treated to our first look at tiny plastic representations of a towering brown ape-like creature and a chrome-domed trash can with legs. It was love at first sight!
Growing up in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Star Wars was everywhere. I was fortunate enough to be part of the generation of fans who experienced everything Star Wars for the first time– from the films to the merchandising! I can still remember standing at a local Kmart store looking at the new figures from Empire Strikes Back and wondering who all of these new characters were.
For some people, the big question of the entertainment world was “Who shot J.R. Ewing?” For me and my friends it was “Is Darth Vader Luke’s father?” Growing up I slept on Star Wars bed sheets and was woken each and every day by my Star Wars talking alarm clock. (The sounds of R2 and 3PO can still immediately rouse me from a deep sleep due to years of “conditioning”…)
My folks weren’t necessarily Star Wars fans growing up and yet somehow I managed to see all three of the original trilogy in the theaters. (Just in an altered order due to re-releases.) In fact, Return of the Jedi was our “Sunday after church family outing” for that week. Even my Mom, who never understood my fascination with science fiction, warmed to the Ewoks by the time the film was over.
Star Wars is a cultural phenomenon that has transcended genre status and has become a part of our cultural zeitgeist. It’s stories and themes have shaped the attitudes of generations. So find a friend or coworker today and tell them: “May the fourth be with you!”
Looking for more news from Toy Fair 2014? Check out this in depth walk-through of Hasbro’s showroom courtesy of good friend of JBL The Breaux Show!
Check out this nearly two hour long recap from this Sunday’s live radio show in which intrepid reporter Mike Breaux walks his audience through the entire Hasbro presentation and tour of all of the product lines shown. Along with over 250 images he provides insights from the showroom including how the Kre-O Firebat will interact with the Terrordrome playset.
Since this Toy Fair 2014 video might be a bit long for a lunch break, here are some time marks to jump to if you just want to watch certain subjects:
9:30 – My Little Pony
16:45 – Star Wars
35:30 – Marvel (including Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America, Avengers Infinite, etc)