Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Hasbro’s Celebration Exclusive Figure Announced

Hasbro has announced that this year's Star Wars Celebration exclusive figure will be the Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series Luke Skywalker with venue-exclusive collector coin!

"McQuarrie’s early illustration of Darth Vader battling a Rebel hero – a figure who would ultimately evolve into the character of Luke Skywalker -- remains a powerful image that many fans count among McQuarrie’s best. In commemoration of Star Wars’ 30th anniversary, and to acknowledge the vision and talent of one of the saga’s most influential architects, Hasbro will be offering this figure at two events that Star Wars fans won’t want to miss this summer – Celebration IV and Celebration Europe!"

Star Wars fans will have their first opportunity to buy this figure at the Hasbro Toy Shop booth at Celebration IV, May 24 -- 28, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This figure will be packaged with an exclusive commemorative coin featuring the Celebration IV logo. An additional version will be available at Celebration Europe with it's own unique coin. These figures are produced in a limited number and only made available at the two Star Wars Celebration events.

Star Wars Celebration is the annual official gathering of fans, which also brings cast and crew of the movies together, for a giant celebration like the one at the end of 'Return of the Jedi'.

-J. McKinney