LucasArts was best known to fans as what confused people thought was the true name of the company Lucasfilm, but in reality it was the entertainment software branch of George Lucas' media empire. For much of its early life it was known as Lucasfilm Games, which spawned numerous memorable computer games like The Curse of Monkey Island, TIE Fighter, Maniac Mansion, and more recently Grim Fandango. Today, we learned that Disney will be shuttering the developer, instead licensing out its characters to other developers. The fate for Star Wars 1313 is not completely known although some reports have indicated it was far enough along to finish while others say it will be axed.
Gentle Giant’s Premiere Guild Memberships for 2013 started recently with two exclusive Premiere Guild Member mini-busts, a holographic Darth Vader and an Episode III Mace Windu. As they ponder their gift for 2013, Marjorie and Arnie look back this podcast at two mini-busts for PGM members in 2012, the Rebel Trooper from A New Hope and a white Republic Commando from the Expanded Universe.
Sideshow adds to their amazing Sixth Scale collection with a preview of the upcoming Commander Wolffe.The leader of the 104th Battalion’s famed Wolfpack, CC-3636 will come loaded with four interchangeable heads, an extensive arsenal, and full range of articulation.
So it's come to this! Let's wrap things up by looking at BoShek, which may well have been one of the first figures more or less born out of a gag on the internet. Mutton chops and angry column writers came together over 10 years ago to bring you this, one of the last figures in what was basically Kenner's house style of the 1990s. The construction is pretty good, but while a lot of people really did want Wuher, well, yeah. Sometimes you get what you ask for.
It’s no April Fools’ prank! Dark Horse is honored to announce a dream project: working with J.W. Rinzler, executive editor at LucasBooks, and artist Mike Mayhew (Avengers) to adapt the rough-draft original screenplay which spawned the biggest franchise in film history!
Happy Monday, Q&A fans! Let's talk about Droid Factory some more, because that's a thing and we have to talk about things. And are people selling off their collections? It doesn't seem like any more than usual. And how about collector-grade versus basic action figures? Let's look at that too! All this and more await you when you read on!
The do-it-yourself toy world has been filled with unique figures as of late, and the resin Sumo Trooper will be going on sale later this afternoon for $30. Multiple versions will be made in different colors, so you might want to go ahead and think about bringing your iPad or laptop with you to whatever Easter festivities may be on deck this afternoon.
Don't forget to add the new LEGO: The Empire Strikes Out DVD on your Easter shopping list this weekend. It's chock full of great entertainment and gags and even includes an awesome Darth Vader minifigure with medal! Order it here now for only $9.99!
The May the 4th LEGO exclusive for this year is good. Receive a FREE Hoth Han "Brown Coat" Solo in minifigure with a LEGO purchase of $75 or more. The minifigure plays on the much debated "Brown/Blue" coloring of Han's parka from The Empire Strikes Back.
With recent news and all, this year's Star Wars Weekends at Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida (May 17 to June 9) is a little more special and relevant and may offer hints of the franchise's future, which we hope expands beyond the cutesy collectible and pins with the obligatory mouse ears.
Looking to sell part of your vintage collection? Brian's Toys has increased buy prices on all 12-Backs & 20/21-back Kenner action figures. Visit their buy page at http://www.brianstoys.com/buying for more information.
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It's Willrow Hood, or the Ice Cream Maker Guy. Thanks to years of fan petitions serious and sarcastic, this extra from The Empire Strikes Back received his day in plastic courtesy of the awareness fans can generate when they work as a large, vocal group. Do you want to know more about this one?
Check out the case breakdowns for Hasbro's upcoming Black Series and Saga Legends courtesy of Toy Palace. These are slated for release in late summer/early fall. Hit the jump button for more!
Today, let's look at last year's Yellow R7-Series Astromech Droid. It's actually pretty swell! I like the nacho orangeness of it. The bad news is that it's yet another figure that will be (potentially) prohibitively difficult for you to find. Is it worth the effort?