Reuters confirms it: Chicago selected for George Lucas' 'storytelling' museum. Last week NPR reported on the project which is said to feature such American treasures as Star Wars props and Norman Rockwell paintings. The project is still several years off - the plans for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art aren't expected until later this year - but at least you'll have one more stop in Chicago next time you visit after the Improv Olympic and Second City.
It's time for Q&A! Can you ask about other things here? Sure, why not. Not a lot going down with Star Wars lately. And what's the best kind of plastic for toys? Depends on who you ask, and what you need them to do. Also: ask your questions for next week!
Itching for something new? Would you settle for half-new? Mission Series 2-Packs Wave 3 are hitting Target stores right now - I personally eyeballed Bespin Luke Skywalker (new) vs. Darth Vader (tweaked) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (tweaked) vs. General Grievous (new!) on Sunday. You can also order them online after the jump.
Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are competing for George Lucas' vast archives which include his art collection as well as cinematic artifacts. From NPR:
A giant X-wing is en route from Hasbro, and YodasNews.com shows it won't be alone. A Millennium Falcon of generous proportions - seemingly the 2008 Big Millennium Falcon minus figure compatibility and electronics - is on the way. The packaging boasts it's over 2 feet long, and Yoda's News says it may be a Walmart exclusive. Click here to see it.
It's time for Q&A! So you left for five years - what should you look for? Wow, that's a big question. Also big: will 3-D printing and scanning let us make our own Micro Worlds, upsized to 3 3/4-inch scale? All this, much more, and send in your questions for next time!
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In the never-ending arms race between Mattel and Hasbro for coolest collector exclusive at Comic-Con, one thing Mattel tends to really nail well is packaging. How can you take a $1-$4 die-cast metal car and make it $40? Easy - make a nice box, like this Darth Vader Die-Cast Metal Car revealed at the USA Today today.
While somewhere in the realm of homage and parody, the Sucklord has debuted another SUCKLE figure on their Kickstarter updates for an upcoming series. Check out Crystal Pharaoh, which looks like something from ancient Egypt combined with a mask of some guy from a movie. He's due in series 2, promised to be on ye olde Kickstarter soon.
Let's get started with Q&A! First up: reissues! Are they secret repacks of old toys? (No.) Second: will we ever be done collecting? That's... complicated. Finally, what's up with The Clone Wars prices on Amazon and eBay? The answer may surprise you - or if you read the column regularly, it might not. Oh - and send in your questions for next time. Read on!
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Rounding out the new foursome from the great white north, the Snowtrooper is one of those figures you'll be mad you can't get more of. The split "skirt" lets him sit, but the wide sculpt may make it difficult to cram him in certain vehicles - but he's perfect for filling out your AT-AT's cargo hold.
Check out this article: Epic News from SDCC: The Force is with Hot Wheels. Matty Collector's post teases a box with something in it. But what? That, I don't know.
From Canada, with love! This new Darth Maul is in stores now - there, not here - and is an all-new sculpt with a flared blade on the lightsaber, if you keep tabs on such things. He can fit in the Sith Infiltrator vehicle, stand, and fight. Can you ask for more? Probably, but you won't get it for the price. Read on!