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Edward Snowden tried to warn us! Here is... PRISM Boba Fett!


The NSA approves this figure
May 08
Funko's newest Hikari is more colorful than a rainbow colored flag: It's Hikari Premium Prism Boba Fett! While the word, "prism," may conjure in many peoples' minds either thoughts of an Orwellian surveillance state or, equal... read
Star Wars

R2-B1 and 3 other exclusive Pop!s to hit Gamestop May 4th


Forget Cinco de Mayo, it's all about that Quatro de Mayo!
Apr 26
Gamestop will be carrying four exclusive Star Wars Pop!s staring May 4th: R2-B1, Figrin D'an (one of the players from the Mos Eisley Cantina), snowdrift Chewbacca, and Hoth Han Solo. While Figrin is a neat selection, I'm most... read
Star Wars

Ready for some high-flying Sith action? Tamashii releases SHF Darth Maul gallery


Perhaps the Phantom Menace's only redeeming quality... well, that and pod racing
Apr 24
Tamashii Nations has released a photo gallery for Bandai's upcoming S.H. Figuarts Darth Maul. The photo gallery shows off the character's poseability, recreating his crazy fighting style as seen in Star Wars: The Phantom... read
Top sales 3/23 to 3/29

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/23 to 3/29


Bandai continues to dominate
Apr 09
Looks like Bandai finished March on a high note by releasing a bunch of new Gundam stuff as well as their continued Sentai domination. Plus game cards keep being big sellers and... Star Wars? Here's the ranking: Overall (&u... read
Probably won't be as an expensive as a real diamond Clone Trooper, but it still won't be cheap
Pop!s won't be the only exclusives that Funko will be bringing to Star Wars Celebration 2015, as the company also intends to sell FOUR Premium Hikari at the event: "Star" Clone Trooper, "Icey" Storm Trooper (not to be confuse... read feature

But will we ever see a Hikari Dengar?
Funko's Premium Hikari "Metallic" Bossk and Gemini Collectibles-exclusive Hikari "Forcefield Glitter" Gigantor are currently available for pre-order. Bossk will be the third bounty hunter in the Hikari line, following Greedo ... read feature

No jedi mind tricks involved
Have you been waiting for a Pop! R2-Q5, R2-R9, and E-3PO? How about an R2-Q2? Well, you're in luck on the first three anyway because Funko will releasing the three (along with an unmasked Vader (not to be confused with THIS g... read feature

PAKV Boba Fett

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


Hope you got empire full of cash
Mar 27
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 ... read
Shoot first or be sorry later
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 ... read feature

Flying Speeder Bike

Star Wars fan takes speeder bike to new heights


Use the force.. of lift
Mar 15
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... read
Ever seen one of the crowd photos of slave Leia cosplayers? It's a little surreal
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-release... read feature

Lego Star Wars

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


Formal wear, not business casual
Feb 17
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... read
New York Toy Fair

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


Hasbro rolls out their big guns for 2015
Feb 15
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... read
How many more will die from glitter bombs?!
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 ... read feature

Boba Fett? Where? Where?!
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 it... read feature

And also make you give up the name of a base
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 ... read feature

George Lucas may edit scene to have Greedo shoot first in the remake
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 s... read feature

If not cooler than Vader himself, it's at least cuter
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 ... read feature

Disney Plush

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


You can build an army with all the dalmatians
Jan 28
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... read
Star Wars

Landspeeder made of 3000 bricks, sold at nearest cantina


At least they got a fair price.
Jan 18
Not every Lego MOC I see is great enough to be almost ready for stores, but Aaron Fiskum's X34 Landspeeder could get there. It's a very impressive build; all the sides and angles look smooth. You even get a blown engine piece... read
Tamashii Nations/Bandai are going all out on this line
Well, were you on the fence about collecting S.H. Figuarts Star Wars representations? That decision just got a lot easier, as Luke Skywalker has entered the fray. I was one of those people crying out for six inch Star Wars fi... read feature

Star Wars Rebels

Star Wars Rebels' Chopper goes beanie


This IS the droid you are looking for
Jan 07
The C1-10P droid nicknamed ''Chopper'' may be indifferent to the sentiments of humans, but you may just want to give this soft-stuffed service robot a hug just in case. The little droid is 7 1/2 inches tall with a movabl... read
Join us on the dark side. There's cake
Are you ready to succumb to your temptations and join the dark side? Square Enix's Variant Play Arts Kai Darth Vader is currently available for pre-order and may be Jedi mind-tricking (or Sith mind-controlling?) you into thin... read feature

Revoltech R2-D2

Make full use of joints with Revoltech R2-D2


Just because you can doesn't mean you should
Dec 26
Revoltech Star Wars should be a hit. It's hard to believe that Revoltech line has been going for nearly 9 years and this was supposed to be the breath of fresh air that the line needed. However, there are just some thing... read
Hot Toys 1/4 Boba Fett

Hot Toys Boba Fett is more than you bargained for


Now in a larger, 1/4 size
Dec 15
I think just about everyone knew that Hot Toys was going to release Boba Fett sooner or later. Given the character's popularity, it was inevitable. What people did not see coming though was that the release of Boba Fett was g... read
NYCC 2014 Kotobukiya

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya up close


I'm liking all the new Bishoujo figures
Oct 14
You probably got the gist of the Kotobukiya booth offerings by now, but why settle for the gist? Andres was able to get up close to the figures for some super-size shots. I thought I knew what we'd be seeing, but was pleasant... read
You had me at IG-88
Hasbro's preview night also included a first look at the company's upcoming 6-inch and 3.75-inch Star Wars Black Series figures. None of these selections were anywhere as exciting as the bounty-hunting IG-88 assassin droid se... read feature

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya


The perfect accompaniment to Kotobukiya's panel
Oct 11
After reading all about Kotobukiya's future products in Tian's overview of their panel at this year's New York Comic-Con, I am sure you are chomping at the bit to feast your optical nerves on the company's booth from the... read
NYCC 2014 Kotobukiya

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya drops some bombs at their panel


Mass Effect Bishoujo Tali, among others
Oct 10
Andres is on the ground at NYCC (having the time of his life, I'm sure) and was able to get a part of the sweet action at Kotobukiya's panel. Usually at US events, Kotobukiya's emphasis is more on properties that western coll... read
Evil King Machine

TOYSREVIL gets a custom version of Storm King Machine


Quiccs' Stormtrooper-styled design coming soon in red
Oct 01
Filipino urban artist Quiccs has a resin piece by the name of Storm King Machine, which mixes Stormtroopers with 1970s-style anime mechs (or Gurren Lagann, if you're looking for a contemporary simile). The newest version is ... read
Revoltech Darth Vader

Revolve to the dark side with Revoltech Darth Vader


The first Star Wars Revoltech goes up for pre-order
Sep 18
We saw quite a few Star Wars Revoltech figures at WonFes. Soon Darth Vader will be at your doorstep as he has gone up for pre-order. There aren't a ton of surprises as far as the retail version goes. You have a segmented cape... read
Also known as the front side
Both Tomopop reader Kirin Lemon and Square-Enix's Hidemi Matsuzuka have tweeted photos showing the front side of Square-Enix's newly unveiled (unpainted) Variant Play Arts Kai Darth Vader (Star Wars) which is on display right... read feature

There's probably a pretty easy pun in there
Hidemi Matsuzuka has tweeted an image of an unpainted Variant Play Arts Kai Darth Vader (Star Wars) along with a notice that it will be on display at Tokyo Game Show this weekend. Square Enix will be just the latest in a long... read feature

Now in Low Definition
SDCC and WonFes may have been almost a month ago at this point, but many of its collectibles are still on our minds. Tian recently posted the top ten things he was looking forward to from these cons and, because I'm far more excitably (and exceedingly less orderly), my own highlights list is nowhere near that short. See many of my favorites after the jump. read feature

Themed to Star Trek, Star Wars, and Firefly
We officially have one foot firmly in September and Loot Crate has announced the theme for this month's box. Drawing from the Sci-fi realms of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Firefly, the next round is called "Galactic." As always,... read feature

Samurai Darth Vader is ready to put a Force Grip on your wallet


I guess you could call it a Force "Lightening" of your bank account
Sep 02
Think back to Tokyo Toy Show in June and you might remember Bandai's surprise Star Wars announcement along with the reveal of Movie Realization Samurai Darth Vader. It's not exactly a well guarded secret that George Lucas got... read
The Empire conquers Japan?
Not wanting to be left off the Lucas gravy train, Kaiyodo has apparently added Star Wars characters to its Revoltech line. Unpainted prototypes for Darth Vader, a Storm Trooper, C-3PO, R2-D2 and a Mouse Droid were on display ... read feature

A treasure trove for every flavor of geek
The majority of ThinkGeek's San Diego Comic-Con booth was dedicated to upcoming goodies with a smaller vending section to the side. The company's con-exclusive goods included a Bee and Puppycat inflatable sword, Star Wars R2-... read feature

SDCC 2014: DKE Toys

SDCC 2014: DKE Toys


Somehow, they got me to talk about My Little Pony
Jul 31
DKE Toys returned to SDCC with plenty of exclusive figures, and yes, we've already done a rundown of most of them, but two in particular stood out during my visit: One of those was the largest of the bunch, the AD-AT 3/4... read
SDCC 2014 Sideshow

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - statues and maquettes part 2


Today I learned Savage Opress is a character's name that exists
Jul 27
Continuing with Sideshow coverage, here's the rest of their licensed statues and maquettes. Star Wars characters featured heavily, as did Marvel. The booth also had a smattering of horror and other movie characters. Most of the experience is about simply gaping in awe at the larger scale figures (especially the legendary scale ones). Click through for the gallery! read






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