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12:00 PM on 01.30.2015

Funko shoots first with new Hikari Greedo

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...

Scarecroodle


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8:15 PM on 01.28.2015

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

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 ...

Scarecroodle

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...

Oansun

1:00 PM on 01.18.2015

Landspeeder made of 3000 bricks, sold at nearest cantina

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...

Oansun



Luke Skywalker is next for S.H. Figuarts  photo
Luke Skywalker is next for S.H. Figuarts
by Oansun

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 figures for years "I'll buy them all," I said. Little did I know there would be two lines of them.

This Luke's face sculpt looks pretty great. It's funny, I think the wind-blown-hair head looks like Hamill in Episode IV. Judging from the comparison with his long-separated father, the scaling issues may still apply however. But that's why we have the Black Series, right? 

From what I gather via Google Translate (my Japanese reading comprehensive is fair, but I wanted to be more than sure) it seems they are touting the digital coloring technique used on the Michael Jackson Figuarts (which, make more of those please). Darth Vader is coming soon, and if you get the first release version you'll receive a figure stand to recreate their duel at the end of Return of the Jedi (a wonderfully filmed scene). It's almost like they...thought ahead.

No price announced yet, but I would speculate around the price of the Stormtrooper...this license can't be cheap. And since it's Figuarts, you'll get the treasure trove of alternate heads and hands. Those haven't been announced or shown fully, but more as we get it. Included in the gallery is the diorama that comes with Vader.

[via Tamashii Nations]

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9:00 AM on 01.07.2015

Star Wars Rebels' Chopper goes beanie

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...

Soul Tsukino



You can't stand against the dark side of the pre-orders, Variant Play Arts Kai Darth Vader is much too strong photo
You can't stand against the dark side of the pre-orders, Variant Play Arts Kai Darth Vader is much too strong
by Scarecroodle

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 thinking that it's your decision to pre-order what may be the coolest VPAK figure produced thus far.

Square Enix's various Play Arts offerings have always excelled when it comes to armored characters (ie, when the company can't apply some ridiculous skin shading) and VPAK Vader is a fine example. VPAK Vader also benefits from his design being less "out there" than some of the DC characters. As such, it's less of a wild reinterpretation as it is just a really cool Darth Vader figure.

VPAK Vader comes with several alternate hands, a normal lightsaber, a "blazing" lightsaber (for sword swings?), and... some random force energy? I guess it could be a manifestation of force lightning. It does, however, look really cool when used for some of the poses.

Square Enix's Variant Play Arts Kai Darth Vader is slated for a May release and has an absolutely insane ¥12,000 list price (which probably has to do with licensing fees or something). He's a great-looking figure, but that's a bit much even by PAK/VPAK standards. Be sure to check out the images in the gallery.

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | AmiAmi ]

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2:00 PM on 12.26.2014

Make full use of joints with Revoltech R2-D2

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...

Andres Cerrato

9:00 PM on 12.15.2014

Hot Toys Boba Fett is more than you bargained for

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...

Andres Cerrato

5:00 AM on 10.14.2014

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya up close

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...

Tianxiao Ma



NYCC 2014: Hasbro - Star Wars photo
NYCC 2014: Hasbro - Star Wars
by Scarecroodle

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 set to appear in the 6-inch line.

Fans will recall IG-88's sole (official?) film appearance was on the deck of the Executioner in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back where he stood among the assembled bounty hunters, but the character would go on to appear in some cartoons as well as receiving a memorable role in the videogame Shadows of the Empire. Perhaps less well-known is role in the Expanded Universe, where stories revealed that the bounty hunter known as IG-88 was actually FOUR separate, identical droids who operated under that name and shared something of a gestalt consciousness by uploading their data into the other units.

IG-88 previously had a pretty cool figure in the 3.75-inch Saga Legends line, but it lacked both outward arm and leg movement (at the shoulder and hips respectively). Unfortunately, it's difficult to tell whether that jointing has been implemented on this new figure given the vanilla pose but I'm both hoping and expecting that one will in place. Here's to hoping that we see the other bounty hunters (Dengar, Zuckuss, and 4-Lom from the films) before long.

The other 6-inch reveals included a Stormtrooper Luke, a Bouchh Leia, the Emperor, Commander Cody, and a Clone Captain. While I've been inclined to dislike the Stormtrooper variants in the past, I've since come to recognize their value as just ordinary army builders (since with the helmet on it looks like any other storm trooper). The 4-inch selection includes Boushh Leia, a C-3PO, a Jawas 2-pack, Clone Commander Thorn, and Mosep Bineed.

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11:30 AM on 10.11.2014

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya

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...

Natalie Kipper