Endor Diorama at Griffin’s Galactic Heroes

More diorama creativity can be seen today, this time at Griffin’s Galactic Heroes, where he has created an Endor display.  Naturally, the AT-AT fits right in!

Galactic Heroes AT-AT, Canadian Style

Yesterday was a very good day for this Galactic Heroes collector — the AT-AT showed up at my local Walmart and I’m a tad excited about adding this kickass toy to my collection.  Here’s a  look at the packaging as designed for the Canadian market.  Enjoy!

And a day later, they’re on the shelves!

After just reporting the Purchase of the Droids and Kamino Showdown sets being displayed at SDCC, they’ve been found at retail!  And the AT-AT as well!

Check out the great boxed images from briggsith at POTF2.com.  He’s also got carded shots of the new 2-packs, so be sure to check them out!

Preview Night at Comic Con

2010′s edition of the San Diego Comic Con has begun!  Wednesday is the traditional Preview Night, and a number of sites have some great pics of Hasbro’s displays.  Check out TNI to see all the newest 2-packs and the AT-AT on display.  One very encouraging thing is the presence of the Purchase of the Droids and the Kamino Showdown Cinema Scenes – they really are coming!  And I was starting to give up on them, shame on me.  ; )

GH AT-AT Hits New Zealand

A forum member on Rebelscum has posted that the Galactic Heroes AT-AT has been spotted on the shelves in New Zealand!  It’s certainly way ahead of schedule since it’s not expected until August, but who knows, perhaps we’ll receive more reports of the AT-AT being found ahead of the planned street date.

Hasbro’s QnA Summary

The Galactic Heroes received some nice attention during this session’s Hasbro Q&A.  Check out the following site’s questions and Hasbro’s responses.

One of the best pieces of news is that although the Cinema Scenes subline is going on hiatus, they still plan on  producing more vehicles!

Thanks to ARBCOToys for the handy summary at TheRumorBuster.

From JediNews:
1.  We’re sorry to see the Galactic Heroes Cinema Scenes go. What does this mean for Galactic Heroes in terms of future vehicles and additional figures – will we continue to see vehicles or will the 2 packs be the only outlet for Galactic Heroes moving forward (and will we see all four Republic Commandos as Galactic Heroes) and finally, are we likely to see a return to the Cinema Scenes sometime in the future?

Something had to give way to make room for the Galactic Heroes AT-AT, so it was decided to put the Cinema Scenes on hiatus as a mainline offering.  There still may be exclusive Cinema Scenes here and there to take advantage of the cool vehicle library we have built up.  As for the other Commandos, we hope that they will find their way into the lineup at some point, but it won’t be for a while if so.

From Raving Toy Maniac:
Does the Galactic Heroes AT-AT’s head open to allow access to figures? If so, how many figures?

Answer: Yes, the head will open to fit one figure.

From Yodasnews:
YN: With the Galactic Heroes Cinema Scenes being put “on hold” will we still see the Purchase of the Droids and Kamino set?

Hasbro: Yes, they got pushed out due to Toys ‘R Us asking for a re-release of some of their previous Cinema Scenes. We are back on track, and these will be coming later this Spring to Toys ‘R Us.

A Peek Inside the AT-AT

There are some great pics of the AT-AT across the net as it was on display at Toy Fair, but until today I hadn’t found one showing some of the action features on the beast.  Thanks to this image from ComicFigs.net, we get a look at a couple of its movable parts.  It’s likely no surprise, but the head flips open for put your AT-AT Driver to sit and guide the walker towards the Rebel bunker.  As well, you can see the body has a door that opens and gives you room for your troopers to ride into battle.  It appears the Speeder Bike should easily fit inside as well.  It would be great to see the back of that packaging for more features!

Toy Fair: AT-AT

The New York Toy Fair has begun!  First up are some images of the long awaited All-Terrain Armored Transport, Galactic Heroes style.  It has some electronics, like lights and sounds, and also includes an AT-AT Driver and Speeder Bike.  It will be in stores in August, when the entire Star Wars line is rebooting itself for 2010.  It doesn’t appear to be an exclusive, so hopefully it will be available in all of your local stores.  Check out Rebelscum’s gallery (starting at image 27) for a few loose shots – you’re gonna love it!

Will the AT-AT arrive in 2010 after all? Yes!

The Galactic Heroes AT-AT may be showing up this year instead of 2011 as Hasbro previously claimed in their Q&A. According to Rebelscum‘s rumor report, the AT-AT is currently being shown at the UK Toy Fair.  They claim the AT-AT will include both a Speeder and a Driver, which is reflective of the packaging that was shown previously at the Canadian Toy Fair.  If this vehicle is being showcased again, perhaps it means we will be seeing it sooner than 2011.  This is speculation of course, but it certainly gets this bloggers hopes up!

Feb 4th Edit – Thanks to Brian for pointing out that Hasbro has indeed confirmed the AT-AT is coming in 2010!  JediNews asked this very question and we should be seeing the AT-AT around August 1st 2010.  Fantastic!

AT-AT Delayed Until 2011

Hasbro gave us some mixed news during their most recent Q&A session, as asked by YakFace.com.  The good news is that the much anticipated AT-AT is still going to see release; the bad news is that we’ll have to wait until Fall 2011 to get our hands on it.

I guess that will give my Snowspeeder Pilots more time to train on how to take this bad boy down during the Battle of Hoth…

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