What would do if you were confronted by the First Order? Attendees at New York Comic Con this year got the shock of their lives when they came face to face with Kylo Ren. Check out the video below:
SECOND ANNUAL PLAY FAIR, A PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF PLAY AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL AGES, RETURNS TO NEW YORK, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4th – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5th
WHAT: Play Fair, a public celebration of play and entertainment for all ages, brings new and beloved toy and pop culture brands together under one roof for an interactive and fun-filled live event open to families, fans and media. A joint venture between the Toy Association and LeftField Media and presented by Spin Master and Toys “R” Us, Play Fair is nearly double in size in 2017, providing greater ways for children, parents, teenagers and fans to play! Families and fans will be delighted with hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, awe-inspiring displays, talent appearances, dozens of toy and entertainment brands, and never-before-seen exclusives. Attendees also receive a first look at the nominees for The Toy Association’s 2018 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards.
New York Comic-Con has wrapped up, but there are still highlights to share. Two of the most anticipated events for Star Wars fans were the panels for Lucasfilm Publishing and the new book release, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View. Written recaps can be found here and here, but we also have video of the panels, courtesy of Penguin Random House.
You can watch both panels in their entirety below:
If you couldn’t be at New York Comic-Con this weekend, or you were in attendance but unable to attend the Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View panel, we have a recap generously provided by Mark Newbold of Jedi News. Panelists were contributors to the anthology and included Pablo Hidalgo, Ben Acker, E. K. Johnston, John Jackson Miller, Keiron Gillen, Claudia Gray, and many more.
Check out the play-by-play below:
Lucasfilm announced at their publishing panel at New York Comic-Con that a Star Wars: Forces of Destiny comic book series, published by IDW, is on the way this January. Like the animated series, the Forces of Destiny comics will focus on the female heroines in the Star Wars universe: Rey, Leia, Ahsoka, Padme, and more. Writers include Jody Houser, Delilah S. Dawson, Elsa Charretier, Beth Revis, and Devin Grayson, while the artwork for the covers and interior pages will be provided by Elsa Charretier, Arianna Florean, Eva Widermann, Valentina Pinto, and Nicoletta Baldari.
Yesterday at New York Comic-Con, the Lucasfilm Publishing panel announced upcoming books, including Alliances, the sequel to Star Wars: Thrawn. The panel featured a who’s who of Star Wars authors: Timothy Zahn (Heir to the Empire, Thrawn), Delilah S. Dawson (Phasma), John Jackson Miller (A NewDawn), Claudia Gray (Lost Stars, Leia, Princess of Alderaan), Benjamin Acker (Join the Resistance), Jason Fry (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), just to name a few.
You can read a recap of the panel on StarWars.com, but here are some notable highlights regarding upcoming releases, along with a first look at the final cover for the novelization of Star Wars: The Last Jedi:
A sequel to Timothy Zahn’s Star Wars: Thrawn has been announced at New York Comic-Con. Titled Star Wars: Thrawn Alliances, the novel is due for release in 2018 and will also feature a certain Dark Lord of the Sith….
New Star Wars action figures have been revealed by Hasbro at New York Comic-Con, both 3.75-inch figures and a few 6-inch figs from The Black Series line. Also announced yesterday was the return of the popular Star Wars Mighty Muggs line of stylized collectibles, and you can see those images here.
Check out the new action figures revealed by Hasbro below:
Sphero has introduced a new app-enabled droid to the Star Wars family that currently includes R2-D2, BB-8, and BB-9E. R2-Q5, an Imperial droid seen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, is available for purchase at New York Comic-Con, and will be a retail exclusive for Best Buy. Find out more below:
R2-Q5™, an Astromech Droid in the Galactic Empire, is a skilled starship mechanic and intimidating Imperial spy with many features to interact with and explore. The specialized tech in R2-Q5 is unlike any other Astromech Droid, staying true to the villain trusted with Emperor Palpatine’s plans.