CWK Show #69: “It was 40 years ago today …”

Dan Z is joined by Idiot’s Array co-host and CWK blogger, Ryder Waldron & Comics With Kenobi co-host and CWK writer, Matt Moore. The hosts open the show by talking about the new Vanity Fair article on The Last Jedi. Huff Post and Hashtag Roundup CEO Jeff Dwoskin discusses Star Wars and social media, and in the Coffee Chat, they reflect on the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. They close out the show with a Facebook post regarding Star Wars Land. This the podcast you’re looking for!

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Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales for First-Ever HASCON FANmily Event

HASBRO OPENS TICKET SALES FOR FIRST-EVER HASCON FANMILY EVENT
Three Day Convention Will Include Panels, Larger-than-Life Brand Experiences, Games Events, Auditions for Hasbro TV Commercials and Shows, Meet & Greets and Appearances from Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Stan Lee, Dude Perfect and top
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PAWTUCKET, R.I. — May 22, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, officially opened ticket sales for the first-ever HASCON FANmilyTM event, which will take place in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017. Hasbro fans and families from around the globe can purchase single day tickets or three-day tickets for the convention, with VIP packages available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors.

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NERF Rival Star Wars Battlefront Blaster and Face Mask Set Available This Spring

Here’s an exciting new Star Wars release from Hasbro! This special Mandalorian set will be available exclusively from GameStop this spring. Details and images below:

NERF RIVAL STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT APOLLO XV-700 Blaster and Face Mask set
(Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $89.99/Available: Spring 2017)

Gear up like a Mandalorian warrior with the NERF RIVAL STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT APOLLO XV- 700 blaster and face mask set! This special edition blaster and mask set features distinct Mandalorian decoration and comes with a fabric Mandalorian insignia patch. Experience intense, head-to-head competition with the precision and power of the NERF RIVAL APOLLO XV- 700 blaster, sending foam rounds soaring into the air at a velocity of 100 fps, and featuring easy re-load magazine. Mask boasts a breathable design and elastic band for adjustable fit. Mask is not a protective device. Set includes reusable display box, blaster, face mask, and 7 NERF RIVAL foam rounds. Available exclusively at GameStop.

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Doctor Aphra Wins Hasbro’s Star Wars Fan Figure Vote

THE DOCTOR IS IN…THE 3.75-INCH VINTAGE COLLECTION, THANKS TO STAR WARS FANS!

Doctor Aphra is going on her biggest adventure yet: a journey from the pages of Marvel’s Star Wars comics to your toy collection. And it’s all thanks to you!

The kinda good, kinda bad archaeologist has won Hasbro’s Star Wars Fan Figure Vote on StarWars.com, meaning that she’ll be making the jump to toy form and joining the new 3.75-inch Star Wars Vintage Collection. Doctor Aphra, introduced in 2016 in Marvel’s Darth Vader series, rocketed quickly to fan-favorite status. She was dangerous, funny, and kept the company of two psychotic droids, but wasn’t completely without a heart; it was hard not to root for her, even when battling our heroes. Today, Doctor Aphra stars in her own ongoing series and cosplay sightings are regular.

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May The 4th Be With You! 15% off and Free Shipping on Star Wars from Hasbro Toy Shop

There are so many great ways to celebrate Star Wars Day, and one of the classics is to add to your collection with Star Wars toys from Hasbro! In observance of May the Fourth, Hasbro is offering 15% off your order plus free shipping on most Star Wars toys and games! Just enter the code STARWARS40TH at checkout. Be sure to visit HasbroToyShop.com today!

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Walmart Celebrates Star Wars Day with New Items and Exclusives

This year’s Star Wars Day comes during the 40th Anniversary of the Star Wars saga, and Walmart is celebrating May the Fourth with special items and exclusives, available both online and in-store. Which ones will make their way into your collection? To help you choose, check out the images and links below:

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Voting is Now Open for the Next 3.75-Inch Star Wars Vintage Figure!

Fans from all over let their voices be heard in the qualifying round of the Star Wars Fan Figure Vote, and the top vote getters from each participating website — Coffee With Kenobi included — were submitted to Hasbro. The resulting six finalists are now up for the final vote on StarWars.com. Which one will rise to the top to become the next 3.75-inch Star Wars Vintage Figure?

Find out which characters are in the running below:

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Coffee With Kenobi’s Finalists for Hasbro’s Star Wars Fan Figure Vote

The final Star Wars Fan Figure vote will soon take place on StarWars.com, and Coffee With Kenobi was fortunate to be part of the process of determining which characters could end up immortalized as part of Hasbro’s 3.75-inch Vintage Collection. You let your voices be heard with selections far and wide — from the Legends series of books, to comics, to the films, animated series, and games. From the many entries we received, the six top vote getters emerged.

Here they are, in order:

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Hasbro’s The Black Series 6-Inch Tarkin Figure Due in 2018

The Black Series 6-inch Grand Moff Tarkin figure revealed by Hasbro at Star Wars Celebration last weekend is due to hit stores Spring of 2018, not 2017 as previously announced. You can see images of all the figure reveals here, and check out Tarkin below.

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Hasbro Product Reveals at Star Wars Celebration!

Hasbro was busy at Star Wars Celebration this weekend! Several new products were revealed during the Hasbro panel and they also introduced the new 3.75-inch Vintage Collection line, available in Spring 2018. The Hasbro Star Wars Fan Figure Vote for 2017 was officially kicked off as well. (You can submit your selections here at Coffee With Kenobi.)

Also making her debut is the Star Wars Fan Figure Vote winner from last year, Jaina Solo. She will be available this fall. Be sure to check out all the new figures below:

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