Gentle Giant has always been pretty ingenius when it comes to their Holiday Edition busts. We can usually expect some kind of twist on a Star Wars theme like a or Holiday Max Rebo or Yakface. However, when it comes to their summer convention exclusives, it's been an overwhelming offering of Clones and Troopers. There's perfectly sensible reasoning behind this, since these types of minibusts normally sell through fairly well. For the 2012 convention season, starting with this month's WonderCon, Gentle Giant takes a different approach and offers a piece that is fun, whimsical, commemorative, and what Adam Pawlus refers to quite appropriately as an iconic cultural touchstone.
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How do green eggs go with blue milk? Former Disney animator and character artist Jason Peltz celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday this weekend by creating these cool Star Wars inspired illustrations featuring Chewbacca and Yoda.
Hasbro has officially released their Toy Fair presentation to fan media and we have uploaded it to our Image Bank for your viewing pleasure.
Both Entertainment Earth and Diamond put up some new Star Wars items today, including swell new Vintage Collection and Clone Wars action figure cases. (And Transformers Bot Shots, which if you like Battle Beasts, you're probably going to love.) Want to know more? Check it out after the jump.
A giant Opee sea killer has arrived at LEGOLAND® California!
Frank D'Iorio of NiubNiub's Universe has posted a great tutorial on how to create your own Echo Base Shield Generator using a few paper plates. Also make sure to check out his new site DioramaWorkshop.com, which is expected to launch on March 14th. We can't wait!
Hasbro posts the second short of their web exclusive Fighter Podcasts featuring one Sith playing a prank on another.
When The Phantom Menace was released in 1999 the food tie-ins were omnipresent. From Kentucky Fried Chicken to Taco Bell to Pepsi to Doritos you could almost have an entire (albeit unhealthy) diet of Star Wars branded foods. While the 3-D rerelease is a bit more subdued, there are still a number of Star Wars food tie-in collectibles in your local grocery store. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast, Marjorie and Arnie run down several Star Wars food items, including cereal pack-in pens and posters, gummy candies, Easter candy lightsabers, and many more!
Another exclusive to next month's WonderCon reveals itself. AFX announces their ARTFX + Shock Trooper 2 Pack by Kotobukiya!
We have to get our information somewhere, and if it can't be from Hasbro, why not the Germans? After Hasbro decided not to release the Toy Fair 2012 Powerpoint Presentation to collector media last month for some odd reason, we finally get to see it courtesy of Figuren.com of Germany.