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Star Wars Happy Meals Coming Soon to McDonald’s!



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McDonald’s USA to bring the magic of characters from Disney films to updated Happy Meals with multi-year agreement

All McDonald’s Happy Meals Offered in U.S. will be in line with Disney’s Industry-Leading Nutrition Guidelines by June 2018

OAK BROOK, Ill. and BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — McDonald’s USA and The Walt Disney Company today announced a promotional alliance driven by McDonald’s commitment to improve the nutritional standards of its Happy Meal menus. With this multi-year, non-exclusive agreement, Disney and McDonald’s will collaborate to add more fun to family mealtime with Happy Meal cross-promotional campaigns in the United States for select movies from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Disney Live Action, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The promotional alliance will begin in June with Incredibles 2, which arrives in theaters on June 15, followed in the fall by Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, which debuts in theaters November 21.

McDonald’s recent “Commitment to Families” announcement is the latest in a series of customer-led changes that created new global nutrition criteria for Happy Meals, which will reduce calories, saturated fat, sodium and added sugar in many Happy Meal combinations. In June 2018, all Happy Meals offered on menu boards in the United States will be in line with Disney’s industry-leading nutrition guidelines.

“McDonald’s and Disney are two beloved family favorites and together with this alliance, we will create memorable moments for families,” said Morgan Flatley, McDonald’s USA Chief Marketing Officer. “As we continue to build a better McDonald’s, this relationship combines ingenuity in food and entertainment to encourage more balanced meal selections in our Happy Meals and inspire families in fun and innovative ways.”

“McDonald’s commitment to balanced Happy Meals allows our two companies to collaborate on new ways to bring the magic of Disney to McDonald’s consumers,” said Tiffany Rende, Senior Vice President, Corporate Alliances, The Walt Disney Company.

In 2006, Disney became the first major media company to establish nutrition criteria, associating its brands and characters with more nutritionally balanced foods. The guidelines, developed with national nutrition authorities and aligned to federal standards, promote the consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy while limiting calories, saturated fats, sugars and sodium. Disney expanded the initiative in 2012 by introducing new standards for food advertising on programming targeted to kids and families. All food and beverage products advertised, sponsored, or promoted on Disney-owned TV channels where more than 25 percent of the audience is ages 12 and younger, and online platforms that are directed to children and families, are required to meet Disney’s nutrition guidelines.

In addition to McDonald’s recent nutrition enhancements, it has made ingredient improvements to popular children’s offerings, including removing artificial preservatives from Chicken McNuggets, serving chicken that is not treated with antibiotics important to human medicine and sourcing milk from cows not treated with rBST for milk jugs.

Several other markets which follow the U.S. Happy Meal program will also participate in the promotional alliance announced today, and will be in line with Disney’s nutrition guidelines, including: Puerto Rico, Aruba, Curacao, U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Thomas and St. Croix), Samoa, Suriname, and the Caribbean Islands (Dominican Republic and Trinidad).

About McDonald’s USA
McDonald’s USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to more than 25 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at approximately 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald’s U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter @McDonalds and Facebook

About The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified worldwide entertainment company with operations in four business segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer Products & Interactive Media. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $55.1 billion in its Fiscal Year 2017.

A Star Wars fan since 1978, he has a passion for all things Star Wars and wonders why May the 4th is not a national holiday. He lives in the wastelands of middle Georgia with his wife, two girls, and two dogs.



Update for Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge



Measuring approximately 4ft long, this vast vehicle is a dream item for any Star Wars collection. Designed to captivate and inspire, The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) features exquisitely detailed, fan accessible decks that complement 3.75-inch figures (not included) allowing fans and collectors to recreate intense battles in the Star Wars saga. Its removable side panels also offer a unique opportunity to pose and set up incredible dioramas. Complete with premium deco, vintage packaging, and soft cloth sails, this dream product offers Star Wars devotees the quality and realism they know and love. Included with the vehicle is Jabba the Hutt (3.75-inch scale figure).

  • The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) complete with exquisitely-detailed and fan accessible interior/exterior decks, two soft-cloth fabric sails, and other realistic features that mimic one of the most notorious vehicles in the Star Wars universe
  • Jabba the Hutt 3.75-inch scale figure
  • Classic Vintage Collection packaging with special limited edition HASLAB seal of authenticity
  • Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna): Behind the Workbench, a premium, 64-page booklet, that goes behind the scenes of the design and development of the actual Sail Barge film set piece and Hasbro toy. Complete with set photos, product blueprints, interviews, and more.
  • A dedicated, ongoing stream of behind-the-scenes development updates, keeping you informed as The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) makes its way from a dream at Hasbro to a reality in your hands (subject to reaching the minimum backing goal).

If the minimum number of backers (5,000) is reached by 11:59 EST on April 3, 2018, The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) estimated ship date is 2/28/2019 and Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna): Behind the Workbench booklet will start shipping on 4/4/2018.

You can place your order directly at the Haslab website!

About Haslab:

HasLab is an extension of the longstanding collaboration between fans and the beloved toymaker Hasbro that has, over the years, helped to introduce new products and figures based on feedback and the results of fan polls.

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Bandai Launching New Line of Star Wars Model Figure Kits



Bluefin is bringing the force to Star Wars fans and retailers as it announces the Star Wars Character Line of model kits from Bandai Hobby.

The kits in the Star Wars Character Line require no glue and color injection molding reduces or even eliminates the need for paint. The Bandai Hobby Star Wars Character Line features kits in 1/12, 1/6, and 1/2 scales. Initial characters to be released will be in the 1/12 scale and will have an MSRP range of $28.00 – $50.00.

Some of the kits, like the Han Solo and Luke Skywalker kits, feature a new technology that allows a digitally printed likeness to be rendered onto the facial components of the kit. Once completed, each Character Line model is fully articulated and capable of replicating numerous iconic poses.

Could this potentially be the Star Wars figure line that collector’s will flock to? Only time will tell, but from the looks of the kits below, these are looking fantastic!

The initial Bandai Hobby Star Wars Plastic Model Character Releases for North America will include:

  • Darth Vader
  • Boba Fett
  • Stormtrooper
  • C-3PO
  • R2-D2 & R4-D5
  • K-2SO
  • Han Solo Stormtrooper
  • Luke Skywalker Stormtrooper
  • Shoretrooper
  • Clone Trooper
  • General Grievous
  • Kylo Ren
  • BB-8
  • First Order Stormtrooper

Additional character releases will be announced throughout 2018.

There are quite a few images below, so sit back, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the photos of what’s to come!

About Bandai:

Bandai has become the leading toy company of Japan. The company holds many popular toy licenses in Japan, including Godzilla, Ultraman, Kamen Rider, the Super Sentai series (which they took part in creating), Gundam, and many others. Bandai America is the manufacturer and master toy licensee of some of the most popular brands in children’s toys and entertainment today, including Power Rangers, Ben 10, Dragon Ball Z, Digimon, Tamagotchi, and Girlz Connect.

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Funko Announces Wave 2 of their Star Wars: The Last Jedi Pop Vinyl Figures!



Funko has just announced a new wave of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Pop vinyl figures. This wave includes new characters and variants! Gaze into the big eyes of a sad Porg, Poe Dameron’s wingman C’ai Threnalli, a caretaker from Ahch-To and Roses sister Paige join Pop! Rounding out the series comes a Vulptex and Luke Skywalker from the final battle scene with Kylo Ren!

We also will be getting Pop Star Wars Movie Moment figures from Star Wars: The Last Jedi as well! Kylo Ren and Rey’s epic battle scene with the Praetorian guards are now two different movie moments! Display them back to back to recreate the scene!

While no specific release date was given, checking in with our friends at Entertainment Earth, they indicate an August 2018 release date. Check out the images as well as pre-order links below!

Funko Star Wars: The Last Jedi Wave 2 Pop Vinyl Figures

Funko Star Wars: The Last Jedi Wave 2 Pop Vinyl Figures

Funko Star Wars: The Last Jedi Wave 2 Pop Vinyl Figures

Funko Star Wars: The Last Jedi Wave 2 Pop Vinyl Figures

Pre-order from our friends at Entertainment Earth!

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About Funko:

Funko was originally conceived by Mike Becker and founded by Frank Malone as a bobbleheads company in 1998 and sold in 2005 to its CEO, Brian Mariotti, who significantly expanded the firm’s licensed lines. In addition to selling millions of its Wacky Wobblers, Funko has delighted the world with a broad range of playable and collectible merchandise that includes such diverse items as plush, Pop! Vinyl figures, vehicles, mugs, water bottles, key chains, lanyards, USB drives, lamps, and headphones inspired by a vast number of films, TV shows, video games, and more.

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