The first day at New York Comic Con is always my favorite because the search is on for all sorts of Star Wars products on the show floor. From officially licensed items to those crafted by the fans, I went from aisles 100 to 3100 in search of all sorts of interesting and popular products inspired by the galaxy far, far away. Here are some of my favorites:
Literary Alterations (Booth #3154)
Known for creating fandom jewelry and unique handmade items, Literary Alterations also had a cute collection of Star Wars coin bags for $10. The embroidery on the front featured characters and iconic symbols, such as Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, and the Imperial crest.
The Brick Show (Booth #3165)
LEGO bricks are a source of inspiration to us all, so it was really cool to find minifigs-turned-to-necklaces of some of our favorite characters, including Darth Maul, Yoda, Boba Fett, and Plo Koon. What makes them different from other types of minifig necklaces is that these incorporate more LEGO pieces to create a colorful pattern at the base the necklace.
Nite Owl Workshop (Booth #2858)
Nite Owl Workshop produces adorable and huggable plush dolls based on some of your favorite television, movie, and comic book characters, including Star Wars! Made by fans for the fans, these plushies range between $40 and $65.
Ruthless FX (Booth #2771)
Finding products on the show floor that are inspired by Star Wars Rebels is rare, so when I turned the corner and saw these vibrantly colored Sabine helmets, I was pleasantly surprised. Created by Ruthless FX, creators of screen quality helmets, props, and replicas, know that these helmets don’t come cheap. The pink helmet is $350 and the purple/orange helmet is $375.
Cross (Booth #2159)
The new BB-8 and R2-D2 Townsend pens by Cross are here! These stunning writing instruments are a limited edition, and there’s only 1,977 (I see what you did there!) of each collectible. If you plan to include one in your pen collection, be aware that this pen goes for $450.
Sideshow Collectibles (Booth #1946)
Sideshow Collectibles introduced the new Death Trooper Specialist Premium Format Figure as well as the Jyn Erso Premium Format Figure. She looks stunning! Make sure to sign up for the Sideshow newsletter to keep up with pre-ordering updates.
Popcycled Baubles (Booth #1883)
Popcycled Baubles is one of my favorite booths for geek chic accessories. From hand-sewn bags and custom designed 8-bit character art, they have a little bit of everything for everyone. Some of the products they had on sale included a Rey necklace and Yoda hair pin.
Kotobukiya (Booth #1554)
It’s no secret that I have an obsession with Shoretroopers (Scarif Troopers) from Rogue One, so seeing this prototype in person made me flail about excitedly! The 2-pack will go on sale in May 2017 for $120. Keep a close eye on Kotobukiya for further updates.
Beast Kingdom (Booth #1912)
If you’re a collector of clone trooper figures, then Beast Kingdom has two that will fit right in! They’re currently part of a giveaway at Beast Kingdom’s Facebook page, so if you follow the instructions laid out there, you’ll be entered for a chance to win them. The header of their Facebook page is also advertising the magnetic floating version of the U-wing!
Hallmark (Booth #1920)
I think the best thing that surfaced on the first day at NYCC is the news that we will be getting Sabine and Ahsoka itty bittys next year. According to a representative at the booth, the two will be released in May 2017 and they will be online exclusives.
Disney Publishing Worldwide (Booth #2028)
Fans attending NYCC this week will have the opportunity to purchase the Ahsoka novel by E.K. Johnston a few days early. Disney Publishing Worldwide also has other Star Wars books on sale, plus other popular titles.
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