On Wednesday night, Hasbro held a party—since it hasn't had much of a showroom floor presence at NYCC the past year or two—and revealed some of its new 2014 toy lines for Marvel films and its Star Wars line. Hasbro also revealed the action figure packaging for the new animated series Star Wars Rebels, due to premiere in the last half of next year.
According to ComicBook.com, Hasbro also teased the plot of the new Star Wars cartoon.
"Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. But there are a select few who are brave enough to stand up against the endless Stormtroopers and TIE fighters of the Empire: the clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, have thrilling adventures, and become heroes."
Sounds like Star Wars fans will be introduced to a new batch of heroes and villains. Rebels also sounds like it will be the beginning of the Rebel Alliance and the new series is already confirmed to take place during a time of untold stories after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.