By D. Martin Myatt, Nick Napoli, Adam Lamping, & B. Acree


The Rebel Scum team converged on Chicago to chew bubblegum and cover Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019... And we were all out of bubblegum! Below you'll find all of our galleries and a summery of the event that was held on April 11-15, 2019.




ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS
The Inspiration Of Japan Feels The Force!


All Nippon Airways thinks every journey through the sky should be an entertaining one and their ANA Star Wars Project transforms their airplanes into awesome droid-inspired rides. The ANA booth gave Celebration attendees an overview of their previous Star Wars projects as well as a cool photo opertunity. Click this link to have a closer look.


ANOVOS
The ANOVOS Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 Booth


ANOVOS had some great helmets and DIY blasters on display in their Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 booth. Click this link to check it out!


THE BEELINE CREATIVE
A Long Time Ago, In A Luwow Far, Far Away...


"I'll have one of everything" was the phrase most heard at Beeline Creative's' Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 booth. Click this link to check out their awesome Geeki Tikis offerings!


EFX COLLECTIBLES
EFX Collectibles Wax Nostalgic In Chicago


EFX Collectibles' Celebration booth served as a wonderful retrospective showing off all their Star Wars collectibles released over the years, with a few new surprises. Follow this link to have a closer look!


FYE
Selling Out Of The Exclusive Rose Tico On A Daily Basis!


The FYE booth had several great exclusives, drink ware, and apparel. Click here to check out the full gallery.


GALAXY'S EDGE
Your First Look At What The Star Wars Themed Park Has In Store For You!


Everyday the Galaxy's Edge booth revealed many of the cool new collectibles being offered exclusively at the Star Wars themed Disney Parks attraction. Click this link to have a closer look at these incredibly cool must haves!


GENTLE GIANT LTD
A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss!


After being purchased by the Hunt Valley, Maryland collectibles company, the Gentle Giant Ltd. booth kept attendees lining up for event exclusive Hera Sendula mini bust and the Darth Maul Mecha Legs statue. Click the link above to have a closer look at all the collectibles they had on display!!


HASBRO
First Look At Hasbro's Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 Booth


It has become a given that Hasbro will continue to update their showroom display over the course of an event, and their space at Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 was no exception. Follow this link to have a look at all that was on display at the Hasbro booth when the doors opened on April 11th!


Hasbro: Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 Panel


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Hasbro's panel hit the ground running by showcasing its Celebration exclusives. Originally revealed at the 2019 International Toy Fair, the Episode I Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Duel) and Darth Maul (Jedi Duel) on throwback cards were received to much delight and judging from the lines at Celebration, they were a hot commodity. These exclusives will also be available at London Comic Con in October and an unannounced Germany convention.

Lightsaber Academy

Later in 2019, Hasbro will be releasing a new lightsaber line. Padawans will be able to train on an app-based system featuring five masters of the force including Rey, Darth Vader, Yoda, Kylo Ren, and Luke Skywalker. Would-be Jedi can monitor your own training or challenge a friend to a dual.

The Black Series

After acknowledging that Luke Skywalker (Padawan) was the winner of fan poll held earlier in the year, Hasbro revealed package shots of the Obi-Wan Kenobi (Padawan), Chopper (C1-10P), Ezra Bridger, 0-0-0 (Triple Zero), Doctor Aphra, and BT-1 (Beetee), before discussing that Walgreens will exclusively offer the Clone Commander Obi-Wan Kenobi. All slated for summer of 2019 release. Following this, they moved on to the second wave of figures in The Black Series Archive collection. All four of those figures, including the Scout Trooper, Darth Maul, Anakin Skywalker, and Yoda, were already on display in their booth.

The Vintage Collection

Hasbro revealed official packaging images of The Vintage Collection VC146 Luke Skywalker (Crait), VC147 Death Star Gunner, VC148 Imperial Assault Tank Commander, and VC149 Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2), as well as the action figure three pack that includes individually carded VC152 Verdain (Skiff Pilot), VC153 Vizam, and VC154 Brock Stasher. Fun fact, the Vedian cardback required Hasbro to digitally remove Lando's hand from the image and digitally recreate the hand.

Exclusives

The Black Series Emperor Palpatine 6-inch action figure is an Amazon exclusive. This deluxe release offers collectors a definitive version of the Return Of The Jedi villain comes packed with three alternate head sculpts, switchout hands, Force Lightning, and throne!

Disney's Galaxy's Edge theme park will offer three multipacks of The Black Series 6-inch figures including The First Order pack with Kylo Ren, Commander Pyre, Mountain Trooper, and MSE Droid, the Droid Depot pack with R2-D2, C-3PO (with moveable elbow joints and proper-sized thighs), BB-8 with a new weathering, and DJ R3X, and the Smuggler's Run pack with Rey (Batuu) with photo-real paint, Chewbacca, Porgs with new deco, and Hondo Ohnaka (the real star of Rebels and The Clone Wars).

Attendees of the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, Fan Expo in Canada, ACG Hong Kong, Comic Con Madrid, London MCM Comic Con, Asia Comic Con Malaysia, and Unboxing Con Mexico will have a chance to take home The Retro Collection Prototype Colors Darth Vader based off his Kenner mold on a Kenner cardback with a pop art graphic, The Black Series classic Kenner Boba Fett 6-inch figure on The Empire Strikes Back 40th anniversary card, and The Vintage Collection Luke Skywalker evolution three pack which features Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper disguise, as he appeared in Jabba's Palace, and in his X-Wing Pilot gear. This set comes in a Special Action Figure Set pack featuring chrome packaging.

The Black Series Helmets

The next piece in The Black Series 1:1 scale collection was revealed to be Luke Skywalker's X-Wing Fighter Pilot helmet. It features a fully padded interior, adjustable chinstrap, and mouthpiece, as well as surround sounds. It will feature sounds from the Death Star and Hoth battles. It will also project red and green lights synced with explosion sounds.

Q&A and Something Else

Few notes on the questions. There is no indication of when the next Haslab announcement will be or what it will be in terms of medium. There are no plans that Hasbro is ready to share regarding the Legends line, upcoming figures from the original trilogy, or potential cantina aliens.

At the end of the panel, Hasbro asked everyone in attendance to lower their cameras before revealing a concept prototype an Anakin Skywalker lightsaber (as it appears in the sequel trilogy) that produces a blade of light using LED lights and mist pushed through a miniature turbine. The effect is quite stunning. They presented a sizzle reel video featuring both Anakin and Kylo Ren lightsabers. Hasbro still has some kinks to work out, but we're looking forward to seeing it again!.


Hasbro's Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 Post-Panel Display


Following their Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 panel, Hasbro added any of the items announced to their booth. Follow this link to check them out!


Turnarounds At The Hasbro Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 Booth!


Hasbro was kind enough to allow us to photograph turnarounds of many of the new items in in their booth. Click this link to have a closer look!


Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 Promotional Images


Hasbro has passed along promotional images of everything revealed at their Star Wars Celebration Chicago panel. Click here to check out all of the images.


KOTO INC.
Koto Inc.: Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 Booth


The Koto Inc. booth had several cool things on display, including a very impressive amount of Stormtroopers, but nothing that hasn't been revealed before the event. Click here for the full gallery.


LEGO
Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019: The LEGO Booth


The LEGO booth celebrated the first twenty years of Star Wars sets with a wonderful retrospective display showing off the 20th anniversary sets along with the original rleases they were based on. Follow this link to have a closer look.


RANCHO OBI-WAN
A Little Piece Of The World's Largest Star Wars Collection In The Windy City!


The Rancho Obi-Wan gang treated attendees to three unique themes in their corner of the Celebration exhibit foor, including Helmets of all kinds, collectibles produced for female collectors, and a retrospective celebrating the 20th anniversary of Star Wars Celebration. Click here to see everything on display!


REGAL ROBOT
Regal Robot's Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 Display


There were many cool products on display at Regal Robot's Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 booth, but none was cooler than their 1:1 scale Chewbacca. Follow this link to have a closer look at everyone's favorite Wookiee and everything else!


COLLECTING PANELS

Collector Panel


The next gallery in our ongoing Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 cover features images shot during Brian Merten's Collector Panel. Follow the link above to check out the slideshow featuring new products from EFX Collectibles, Gentle Giant Ltd, Bluefin Distribution, Lladró, Heroes & Villains, Kotobukiya, ANOVOS, and Regal Robot!


Friday's Collecting Track Panels


The first day of panels at Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 took place on Friday in room W474. Click through to find out what was covered and which Star Tots were given out!


Saturday's Collecting Track Panels


Saturday's panels at Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 had a heavy vintage focus, featuring Toltoys from Australia, Palitoy from the UK as well as Prototypes and Kenner Concept Models and the Toys That Made Us! Learn more along with what Star Tots were given out that day by clicking on this link.


Sunday's Collecting Track Panels


There was more nostalgia for Sunday's panels, which started with a look at Canadian collectibles and was followed by The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker. Click on this link to find out what other panels took place and which Star Tots attendees received.


Monday's Collecting Track Panels


All of the panels that ran on the final day of Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 were fifteen-minutes shorter than on previous days, but that didn't mean that they were any less jam-packed full of content! To find out what panels took place and the Star Tot given out at each panel, click here.


OTHER AWESOMENESS
Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 - Fan Vehicles


Why have a regular, boring car, when you can have a Star Wars car? Click here to check out these sweet rides.




The Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 page edited by D. Martin Myatt
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