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10:25 AM on 03.27.2015

Play Arts Kai Boba Fett and Stormtrooper, what could go wrong?

I'm still not sure what to make of the Play Arts Kai Variant Series. It's cool that they're willing to take risks with beloved characters, but I'm not exactly much of a fan of some of the results. I really don't know what to ...

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Aftermarket guys being a little Greedo? Funko cuts fans a break with a Pop! Greedo re-release photo
Aftermarket guys being a little Greedo? Funko cuts fans a break with a Pop! Greedo re-release
by Scarecroodle

We recently announced that Funko was re-releasing its Star Wars Pop! Slave Leia and Luke Skywalker in honor of the upcoming Star Wars sequel. The pair will apparently be joined by none other than everybody's favorite hapless Rodian bounty hunter, Greedo!

Pop! Greedo comes from a simpler time when Funko was starting to find its way with the Pop! line but he looks pretty good despite of his age. Sure, he's not the greatest Greedo that Funko has ever released (that might go to the Fabrikations version... although the Hikari mold is neat as well).

Funko's Pop! Greedo is slated for an April release. If you're a Greedo fan, you may want to shoot first or you'll be sorry later.

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11:00 AM on 03.15.2015

Star Wars fan takes speeder bike to new heights

A Star Wars fan named Adam Woodsworth has taken the Speeder Bike sequence from Return of the Jedi and brought it to life! Combining a Power of the Force Speeder bike from Hasbro and some quadcopter technology, Adam created a...

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Funko to re-release classic Pop!s, starting with the oufit that launched a million cosplays: Slave Leia photo
Funko to re-release classic Pop!s, starting with the oufit that launched a million cosplays: Slave Leia
by Scarecroodle

Funko is set to re-release many of its popular older Pop!s, starting with Slave Leia (and the previously announced Jedi Luke).

The decision was said to be made in regards to the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. The re-released figures will come in new packaging (to differentiate itself from the originals). Interestingly, it looks like the packaging layout itself was re-used (including the figure number), but it's now just in a black deco (with a silver box at the bottom).

This series has been dubbed, "Star Wars Vaulted," presumably as a reference to Disney's practice of discontinuing the sale of its films to maintain their value. At any rate, it's a great opportunity if you missed one of these figures the figure time around and don't want to overpay on the aftermarket. Hopefully we'll see it with some of the other franchises in the future.

Look for Slave Leia in April.

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12:00 PM on 02.17.2015

Lego reveals UCS Tie Fighter: promises they won't get shot down before release

New York Toy Fair gave Lego a platform to show off its new (and long rumored) Ultimate Collector Series TIE Fighter. I would assume it's taken this long to produce the regular TIE Fighter because of its enormous wings/ends. T...

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7:00 AM on 02.15.2015

Toy Fair 2015: Hasbro gives us a look to the future

To coincide with its appearance at the 2015 New York Toy Fair, Hasbro was nice enough to show some pictures on its official news Twitter. It is giving us who aren't fortunate enough to be there a look into its plans for the n...

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Boba Fett might be more intimidating without all the glitter photo
Boba Fett might be more intimidating without all the glitter
by Scarecroodle

One of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy... now with a glittery deco! Funko today unveiled its Hikari Premium "Glitter" Boba Fett, which has since gone up for pre-order.

Boba Fett has been introduced to the line a few weeks after Greedo brought Star Wars into the Hikari universe (or vice versa). Given that this is the premiere of the mold, it would have been nice if Funko had gone with a stronger deco to show off the figure's finer points. As it is, I'm not digging the design but I'm not sure if that just comes down to the deco. I'm sure that the design will look cooler in either metallic or with a "Mystic Powers" deco.

Funko's Hikari Premium Boba Fett will run you US$80 and is slated for a June release. As always, you have a chance of winning one through a contest.

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Kaiyodo's Revoltech Boba Fett photo
Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Kaiyodo's Revoltech Boba Fett
by Scarecroodle

An unpainted prototype for Kaiyodo's Revoltech? Boba Fett was on display at Winter WonFes. Fans will recall that the character had previously been teased with a silhouette at Summer WonFes 2014 when Kaiyodo first displayed its Star Wars offerings.

The figure wasn't alone, however, as the also-teased X-Wing as apparently on display (see gallery). I haven't seen images for the Millennium Falcon, although I'd be a little surprised if it wasn't there as well.

Speaking of surprises, the placard next to Boba Fett listed a ¥5,200 list price. Kaiyodo seems to be getting a little carried away with its prices. On the plus side, he does look pretty cool and I wonder if he'll keep that appeal when he's painted.

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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Nendoroid Stormtrooper will subdue your rebel heart photo
Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Nendoroid Stormtrooper will subdue your rebel heart
by Scarecroodle

GSC's Nendoroid Storm Trooper was fully on display and in painted form at Winter WonFes. The figure was first announced on the Summer 2014 WonFes wall and had appeared my Highlight Reel for that month.

The figure (full image in gallery) easily lives up to expectations. While it would make an awesome Nendoroid army-builder, odds are that I'll probably skip picking one up since I'm trying to stay away from the Nendoroid line (there are, after all, only so many things you can buy!). However, I look forward to seeing it displayed with the Nendoroid Darth Vader in an array of photos in the future.

Now, if GSC did a Nendoroid Boba Fett... or a Nendoroid Bossk... or a Nendoroid Dengar... (I can't imagine how messed up a Nendoroid IG-88 might look.)

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Funko shoots first with new Hikari Greedo photo
Funko shoots first with new Hikari Greedo
by Scarecroodle

Funko has announced its newest Hikari mold: Greedo from Star Wars! (Also known as Episode IV: A New Hope.) The luckless bounty hunter, currently available for pre-order, will be available in an "Original" deco.

Greedo is no stranger to Funko's lines, as the character has already had a Fabrikation and a Pop! (released way back in 2011). However, this marks the first time that ANY Star Wars character has appeared in the Hikari line (take that, Boba Fett!).

Hikari Greedo may be the creepiest-looking version of Greedo that the company has released thus far (that Fabrikation, by contrast, was really cute). Much like the character himself, I suspect that this may be one of those love-it-or-hate-it designs.

Funko's Premium Hikari Greedo can be pre-ordered for US$80 and is slated for a February release.

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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Hot Toys unveils its Interrogator Droid accessory for EP:IV Darth Vader figure photo
Hot Toys unveils its Interrogator Droid accessory for EP:IV Darth Vader figure
by Scarecroodle

Hot Toys has unveiled its Interrogator Droid accessory for its upcoming 1/6-scale Star Wars (a.k.a. Episode IV: A New Hope) Darth Vader figure. Vader is due out this September.

Fans will recall this droid as having been used to torture Princess Leia for information about the hidden rebel base on Yavin 4 (the location for which would later be revealed by a tracking device placed on the Millennium Falcon). Granted, we don't actually see this happen (I recall the door closing ominously), but it was a memorable moment regardless.

While Hot Toys' Darth Vader is really cool, as always it's a shame that Hot Toys doesn't sell these accessories separately because that's one neat droid. Granted, I was never sure how half of his appendages pertained to torture since a few looked more like cooking utensils, but it's all part of the quirky designs that made the droids so endearing.

Hot Toys' Interrogator Droid is an accessory for Darth Vader, who also comes with a LED-light up lightsaber, a (deactivated) lightsaber hilt, and interchangeable hands. The fully articulated figure features both sound and light-up effects. While there's a lot of value there, the US$300 may feel like a force choke on some fans' wallets. If you pre-order this one, expect to see it out in September.

[ Pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles ]

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8:00 AM on 01.28.2015

Disney store BO-GOing out of their minds with a plush sale

The Disney Store online has a Buy One, Get One for US$1 sale on a variety of plush items. That variety is pretty much Star Wars to Doc McStuffins (with its dorky dragon guy and all). A sale is a sale, and personally I'm alway...

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