Posted by Curto on June 2, 2007 at 09:22 AM CST
During last week's Hasbro presentation at Celebration IV, Hasbro not only offered a look at the new toys in their lineup, but they also had a few special announcements.

The first is the winner of the "Show us your lightsaber" contest, Lee Vehe, was given a special vac-metallized version of the Force-Action lightsaber. Lee also has created an "Eyes of Darth Tater" film you can see now on Atom Films.

Then, Hasbro made an announcement of a collaboration with Lucafilm, and debuted the upcoming R2-KT figure, which was created in honor of Katie Johnson. This figure will be available at Comic-Con, through HasbroToyShop.com, and StarWarsShop.com. Hasbro and Lucasfilm are supporting Make-a Wish of San Diego with a $100,000 donation in Katie Johnson's memory to the Make-a-Wish foundations of San Diego and South Carolina.

Watch the video of the special announcements:



To see more of the "What's New at Hasbro?" panel, check out our original report.

And if you want to follow along with the full presentation, we've just added a full audio file of the show, so you can listen to while viewing the slides. Here's how:
  • Download the audio file here and start playing it.
  • Check out our earlier report and watch the slideshow while listenting.
  • Now you can feel like you were there and were part of the show!


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