Tag Archives: Star Wars

Stateside | US toy sales surge 27 per cent while Pokemon leads top ten growth properties

Major properties including Pokemon, Barbie, Star Wars, and LEGO have contributed to a booming first quarter toy sales in the US that witnessed an increase of 27 per cent between January and April 2021, according to The NPD Group. Ten of the 11 super categories tracked by the NPD posted …

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LEGO unveils its Star Wars: The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle inspired by Disney’s new animated series

The LEGO Group has extended its LEGO Star Wars line-up once again, this time with a new launch inspired by the new Star Wars animated series – currently on Disney+ – Star Wars: The Bad Batch. The new LEGO Star Wars: The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle construction set has been …

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Geek Retreat marks Star Wars Day and own anniversary with National Autistic Society donation

The geek culture retailer, Geek Retreat, is marking its eighth anniversary this week by donating eight per cent of the turnover it generates today – Tuesday, May the 4th – to the National Autistic Society. The anniversary initiative also happens to coincide with Star Wars – an important day in …

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LEGO unveils its largest and ‘most feature packed’ LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 to date

The LEGO Group has lifted the lid on its biggest and ‘most feature-packed’ LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 construction set to date, a new launch developed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm this year. Weighing in a 2,314 pieces, the new launch targets the adult LEGO builders and Star Wars …

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Hasbro details its collector and fan-focused event Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest

Hasbro has detailed the spring launch of a new collector-focused event called Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest, an all-virtual event that will bring new content and product reveals to the global entertainment company’s community of collectors. The event will be held in lieu of Hasbro’s annual Entertainment Brand Preview Event which …

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Hasbro’s fan and collector-focused platform Hasbro Pulse lands in the UK

Hasbro has strengthened its UK direct to consumer offering with the launch of its online destination for fans and collectors, Hasbro Pulse, here in the UK. The arrival follows its successful initial launch to audiences in the US and Canada. Hasbro Pulse serves as a source for Hasbro products, news, …

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Passionate about vintage toys? The BBC is looking for collectors and experts for a new TV series

The BBC has put a call out to toy collectors as its nation-wide search for experts and specialists within the vintage toys and memorabilia sector continues. Issuing a journo request via ToyNews, BBC Studios is on the lookout for top specialists to act as on-screen guides for a new series …

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Hasbro scraps Cara Dune figures in wake of The Mandalorian’s Gina Carano firing

Hasbro has canned its plans to produce any more action figures of The Mandalorian character Cara Dune, after the actress Gina Carano was fired by Disney last week over a series of controversial social media posts. Reports that the toy maker was no longer approved to produce the character’s action …

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US toy sales surge $3.5bn with outdoor, fashion dolls, and building sets leading the charge

Skateboard, skates, and scooter sales surged 31 per cent, fashion dolls and accessories soared by 56 per cent, and building sets grew by 26 per cent over a year in which overall toy sales in the US grew by $3.5 billion. Toy sales in the US generated $25.1 billion in …

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Disney invests heavily into streaming as it details new Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar content slate

UK Disney fans could be forgiven for thinking it was Christmas morning as they woke up to the news that the entertainment studio had detailed a raft of some 35 new television series, including ten from Marvel, ten based in the Star Wars universe, new Pixar animations, as well as …

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