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Celebration Orlando 2017: The Funko Booth
Posted by D_Martin on April 27, 2017 at 02:25 AM CST:
We're not certain if its popular demand or intentional strategic under-supplying, but there is no exaggeration in stating that every day of Celebration Orlando 2017 the Funko booth crew were left with nothing to do well before the doors closed every evening of the event.

Celebration Orlando 2017: The Comic images Booth
Posted by D_Martin on April 27, 2017 at 02:24 AM CST:
To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of our favorite franchise, Comic Images has released a new series of plush dolls based on the characters of the original feature film, A New Hope. In addition, they were showing off their new Darth Vader inspired briefcase.

Celebration Orlando 2017: The ThinkGeek Booth
Posted by D_Martin on April 27, 2017 at 02:21 AM CST:
You don't need all this stuff, and chances are it all doesn't fit into your focus collection unless you're our good friends Steve Sansweet or Duncan Jenkins, but there is little doubt that there were at least a couple must-have items available at ThinkGeek's Celebration Orlando 2017 booth, and that's what makes them a company to watch in our eyes.

Celebration Orlando 2017: The Sideshow Collectibles Booth
Posted by D_Martin on April 27, 2017 at 02:17 AM CST:
Sideshow Collectibles made it to the Orange County Convention Center for the first time to be a part of Celebration Orlando 2017 giving collectors their first in-person look at their upcoming The Empire Strikes Back Snowtrooper Commander, Rogue One TIE Pilot, and C2-B5 Imperial Astromech Sixth Scale figures and the Return Of The Jedi Boba Fett, The Force Awakens Rey & BB-8, and Rogue One Jyn Erso and Imperial Death Trooper Premium Format Figures. In addition, they filled their displays with other upcoming products previously shown at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.

runDisney: 2nd Annual Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend - The Dark Side In Review
Posted by Chris on April 27, 2017 at 12:29 AM CST:
This past weekend, runners from all over the world invaded the Walt Disney World Resort for the Health & Fitness Expo and three different Star Wars races. As always, was there to cover all the action.

Celebration Orlando 2017 Collecting Track: Fakes And Scandals
Posted by Adam on April 26, 2017 at 11:44 PM CST:
Sadly, as a result of the money that people are willing to spend on Star Wars, this often results in less scrupulous individuals selling fake items and scamming collectors to make a quick buck, or in some instances, a lot of money over an extended period of time. Click through to find out some of the major scandals over the years.

CA News: Toys "R" Us Canada To Host Make & Take
Posted by Jeremy on April 26, 2017 at 11:07 PM CST:
Shoppers at Toys "R" Us in Canada will also get a chance to own a brick-built Princess Leia on May 6th! Unlike the US there is no registration requirement and the event will take place between 11 am and 1 pm. Each store is stocked with 200 sets and there is a restriction of one build per child (ages 4 and up). Click on the image above for confirmation. Thanks to Max M in the LEGO Star Wars Fans group on Facebook for the share.

Cufflinks Inc: May The 4th Be With You Giveaway
Posted by Jeremy on April 26, 2017 at 10:06 PM CST:
Let your shirt cuffs extol their Star Wars affiliation with officially licensed cufflinks from Cufflinks Inc - and what better timethan during International Star Wars Month? To help you display your sense of fashion and fandom the CuffLinks team has put together a stylish Star Wars giveaway, valued at over $700! To increase your chances of winning click on the thumbnail above and share the contest on social media! You will receive one bonus entry for every friend that enters the contest through your post.

Figure Swappers: 40th Anniversary - The Black Series Edition
Posted by Nick on April 26, 2017 at 08:21 PM CST:
Reports are coming in already that people are messing with the packaged items from the 40th Anniversary - The Black Series figures but this time something is different. Can you feel it.....

Toys "R" Us: Make & Take LEGO Princess Leia Update
Posted by Jeremy on April 26, 2017 at 07:34 PM CST:
Hot on the back of yesterday's news that Toys "R" Us is hosting a make & take build in selected stores on May 6th, Toys "R" Us have shared a video - click the thumbnail for the full image. This eighteen piece build will not come with take-home instructions but it will be very simple to replicate with your own LEGO bricks or via Bricklink. Feel free to use (and share) our parts inventory and upload it to your Bricklink wanted list to make things easy!

BBTS Sponsor News: Transformers, Breath of the Wild, GotG, Mega Man, TWD, Sailor Moon & More
Posted by Philip on April 26, 2017 at 05:07 PM CST:
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MY/SG News: LEGO To Release Q1H2 Sets Early
Posted by Jeremy on April 26, 2017 at 04:36 PM CST:
With the report that Toys "R" Us Hong Kong is taking pre-orders for the next wave who could blame LEGO Star Wars for getting excited? Now they have even more reason because has a report that LEGO Certified Stores in Singapore and LEGOLAND Malaysia will actually have 75166 First Order Transport Speeder Battle Pack, 75167 Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack, 75178 Jakku Quadjumper, 75180 Rathtar Escape, 75182 Republic Fighter Tank, 75183 Darth Vader Transformation, 75185 Tracker I, 75186 The Arrowhead and 75191 Jedi Starfighter With Hyperdrive in stock and available for purchase on May 1st! Hit the thumbnail above to check out their story, with for prices in Singaporean Dollars.

DK: The Amazing Book Of LEGO Star Wars Review
Posted by Jeremy on April 26, 2017 at 05:06 AM CST:
The cover boasts that there is a whole galaxy to discover - but what's actually inside? Son of LEGOscum is back from his sojourn to help you find out.

Celebration Orlando 2017 Collecting Track: A Collector's Journey
Posted by Adam on April 25, 2017 at 11:38 PM CST:
Gus Lopez has been organizing the Collecting Track since the very first Celebration in 1999 and it was he that presented the Collector's Journey panel. Click through for the details.

New Zealand Mint: Reveals Limited Edition 40A Coin
Posted by Jeremy on April 25, 2017 at 05:24 PM CST:
New Zealand Mint are thrilled to announce the release of a special, limited edition rectangular coin to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars, which thundered onto the big screen on May 25, 1977 and remains an enduring story to this day. Click on the thumbnail above for all the pretty, pretty details.

Toys "R" Us: May 4th LEGO Make & Take
Posted by Jeremy on April 25, 2017 at 04:28 PM CST:
Rumours of a make & take build event at US branches of Toys "R" Us have started to circulate. Details are limited at the moment but indications of the two hour event to build (and keep) a micro-scale Princess Leia being on May 6th are pretty solid. Check out the thumbnail above and register your interest at your nearest branch.

Hasbro: 40th Anniversary Items Found At Walmart
Posted by Nick on April 25, 2017 at 03:42 PM CST:
We found the 40th Anniversary - The Black Series 6-inch, legacy pack, and die-cast figures at Walmart in Northern Virginia. As expected, Han and R2-D2 were nowhere to be found. Also the items were oddly arranged with other characters and not in their own section. Start checking your local stores to see if you can get your hands on any of these.

LEGO: 30611 R2-D2 Available In Singapore
Posted by Jeremy on April 25, 2017 at 05:30 AM CST:
The coveted brick-built 30611 R2-D2 in polybag has been confirmed as a May The 4th Be With You promotional exclusive, reports The Brick Fan, in the island nation's LEGO Certified Stores. Hit the thumbnail above to make the jump for more information.

UPDATE: It turns out that certified store shoppers will actually get a choice of the brick-built 30611 R2-D2 or the mini 30496 U-Wing Fighter polybags if they spend over SG$80 on LEGO Star Wars sets.