New York's American International Toy Fair February 10, 2013
Star Wars! Celebrating almost 15 years of being a thing, LEGO Star Wars lumbers along with dozens of new sets and I believe I've heard people say both it and Ninjago were the company's top themes, depending on who was speaking. Despite the decline of The Clone Wars in Hasbro's eyes, LEGO continues to support the brand with numerous sets based on the last few seasons of the show even going so far as to make some of Darth Maul's Mandalorians with the Mandalorian Speeder, which probably will help cement LEGO, and not Hasbro, as the go-to definitive toy line for this generation of fans.
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The Jek-14's Stealth Starfighter was a new ship that posed something of a mystery, although fans have written in to assure me it's from a new series of Yoda-based LEGO specials to air on Cartoon Network. It will be joined by a mix of new and returning vehicles, with new takes on the Sail Barge, AT-TE, and Republic Gunship coming out as a healthy mix to appeal to fans of all ages as well as support for the aborted 3-D movie projects, which were being touted as still happening at the LEGO booth. Due to the popularity of LEGO and the high secondary market prices of existing large-scale prequel-based sets, it doesn't really matter if there's support or not... these will probably do fine. And heck, there's a Max Rebo figure in the Sail Barge!
Video - LEGO Star Wars Music Box Display
The annual Advent Calendar is increasingly bizarre to watch evolve, as this year's exclusive figure is Santa Jango Fett for reasons unknown. He's joined by young Boba, Dooku's droid chauffeur, and a host of micro-scale vehicles plus some new and exclusive movie- and expanded universe-derived minifigures. It should be hot, is what I mean. The Planet Collection will also continue, one of the neater editions is an Asteroid Field with a TIE Bomber. It will be joined by Kamino and Coruscant, which I believe now makes this line of collectible planets the biggest, best, and longest-running series with a grand total of 9 which eclipses Kenner's 4.
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