Buzz Movie Trailer Vote – Solo: A Star Wars Story (opens May 25)

A new Star Wars standalone movie is just months away — and if you missed a short teaser aired during the Super Bowl last night then you’re ready for a longer teaser trailer today.

And if you did see the teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story, then you’re clearly ready for more.

 

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First Buzz: 2018 Hobby Solutions Amazing Action Figures: Star Wars

What: 2018 Hobby Solutions Amazing Action Figures: Star Wars Series 1
Arrives: Feb. 16
Box basics: One AFA graded Star Wars figure per box
Order: Click here

What’s buzz-worthy: Repacks aren’t just for cards as this release takes one of the most-iconic toy lines and offers collectors a shot at graded figures from the past.

Keep reading for more.

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First Buzz — 2018 Topps Star Wars: A New Hope Black & White cards

What: 2018 Topps Star Wars: A New Hope Black & White trading cards
Arrives: Feb. 14
Box basics: One autograph or sketch card per seven-pack box (12 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps offers a new take on A New Hope with an approach that’s solely about the dark side — of printing — with this black-and-white take on the first Star Wars film.

Keep reading for more as well as a gallery of images.

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Funko intends to be a force during Star Wars Force Friday II

We’re still a few months away from the arrival of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but we’re mere hours away from Force Friday, the day where the film’s merchandise is first unleashed upon the universe.

Although it’s just one of the many licensees, Funko will have plenty of potential pieces for collectors beginning at midnight tonight in many locations as it has revealed more than 50 pieces across several brands that will document the film in toy form and beyond.

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Hasbro readies Star Wars Black Series figures for 40th anniversary

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They’re back and they’re bigger than ever for their 4oth anniversary.

Hasbro will bring its popular Star Wars Black Series line of six-inch action figures to retro-styled packaging for the birthday of the world’s biggest science fiction franchise.

The 12 toys were revealed at New York Toy Fair with new touches and big improvements compared to the original creations — and also with other nods to them, too.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1978 Topps Star Wars Series 4 pack (Hour 1)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … beginning now.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1978 Topps Star Wars Series 4 
The cost now:
$10
The cost then: 15 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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For Star Wars fans who need it all … Rey’s backpack & more

ivru_star_wars_reys_backpack_alt1It’s one part cosplay, one part functional.

Rey-backpackIt’s Rey’s backpack and it’s only found via two places — ThinkGeek.com and GameStop — and is brought to life by Loungefly.

It’s officially licensed and allows fans to carry everything they need to have and even includes a stylized image of Rey and her speeder on the top panel as a nod to when it’s seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s $59.99 and not the only piece of unique Star Wars wearable memorabilia available now.

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Disney launches line of Ultimate Studio Edition Star Wars props

FH-straight-onReplica props are big business and a new line of Star Wars props released Thursday by Disney help prove it.

Eight pieces launched the Ultimate Studio Edition of Star Wars Collectibles with the cheapest item starting at $1,250.

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Star Wars: 10 cool cards for 10 key characters in a galaxy far, far away

StarWarsLukeSomewhere out there in a galaxy not far, far away is a list where every single character in the Star Wars universe exists. Whether they are a bit player or a background character, they seemingly all have names because of merchandising needs and they all probably have back stories to justify the action figures, trading cards and other ways those small-time wonders on the big screen can help make big bucks.

We’re not here to showcase bit players who had a few seconds or a few lines. We’re here for 10 of the top names from the previous films as the hours melt away before the arrival of The Force Awakens on Friday.

Here are 10 cool cards for 10 key characters in the past Star Wars films.

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How big is Star Wars right now? Even Sotheby’s has an auction coming

SothebysSotheby’s is home of notable auctions that are probably not on the radar of most of us — unless you’re somehow a collector of fine art.

The_ScreamIn past years the auction house has sold iconic pieces such as Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” for $119.9 million or Pablo Picassso‘s “Garcon à la Pipe” for $104.3 million. (You probably know the images but not their names.)

If you didn’t believe it by now after watching TV or walking down any aisle in a retail store, there’s one more way to know Star Wars is a big deal this month.

Sotheby’s has an auction coming.

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Dallas Cowboys & Star Wars join forces to rule the apparel universe

Star-Wars-Dallas-Cowboys2How ’bout them Stormtroopers? Or … maybe The Force is strong with them Cowboys.

Star-Wars-Dallas-Cowboys18I’ve got a bad feeling about this. Or … It’s a trap!

No, Coach Ackbar, this is the latest merchandising push from the Dallas Cowboys — a line of co-branded apparel meshing Star Wars and the famous Death Star. You can see all of it if you try to keep reading.

Do or do not, though. There is no try.

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