From our sponsors at BriansToys.com: Gentle Giant takes over this week's Brian's Toys Newsletter. Not only is the 12" Jumbo Yoda (Orange Snake) in stock, but new pre-orders are available for the recently-announced 12" Jumbo Zuckuss and the long-awaited Star Wars chess set.
Sideshow has put up a splash preview page for their upcoming Sixth Scale Darth Vader, which goes up for pre-order next Thursday, May 23rd. You can also sign up for their newsletter for alerts and the chance to win Vader!
Dark Horse releases their titles for the month of August, including the next exciting issue of the Star Wars ongoing series (Issue #8), where Luke and Wedge intentionally allow themselves to be captured by the Empire to discover how Colonerl Bircher is tracking Rebel movements. In the final chapter of Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin, the assassin believes Vader, who is distracted by threats to the Emperor, could now be taken out. These titles and an Ewok trade paperback coming to you in August!
Gentle Giant announces Zuckuss as the latest addition to their fantastic Jumbo Kenner Figure collection! The 12 inch scale fully articulated recreation of the bounty hunter is slated for release in 2014 and comes blister carded in a Kenner Empire Strikes Back 45 back card.. All the details and photos after the jump!
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For many, the joys and pains of collecting can be summed up in one word--exclusive. A hard-to-obtain, limited piece can be the prize of a collection both as a rarity and as a memory of a trip. But obtaining these exclusives often is difficult for many either involving expensive trips or high premiums on the secondary market. But as the 2013 convention season commences new exclusives are being announced every week.
From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: Brian's Toys' newsletter this week is jam-packaged full of new stuff from Master Replicas to Vintage Tri-Logo! Get your hands on some rare Revenge of the Jedi mini-rig proof sheets from Kenner. Or be one of the few to own Signature Editions of the eFX Luke "Red Five" X-Wing Fighter, Master Replicas Boba Fett Helmet, or the Luke Skywalker ROTJ Version 2 Lightsaber.
The demise of Star Wars software was slightly exaggerated, as Sony posted a new Star Wars Pinball Pack by Zen Studios today. It's $9.99 for 3 new tables with trophies, and that probably means we might see these on another platform very soon.
This is the second Republic Gunship in the Fighter Pods range, and it's pretty neat. It's not as huge as the box makes it appear to be, but it has a clever launching mechanism and includes 4 mini-figures. Two of these, Mace Windu and Kit Fisto, are exclusive. But enough of me rambling - want to see it? And a blind bag figure opening? I've got both of these, for you, after the jump.
Let's talk Vehicles in Q&A! That's a great start. And how about a reissue of the Rancor, should you hold your breath? I wouldn't. But you can if you'd like. What does the future hold for realistic figures of Clone Wars cartoon characters? Not much probably. All this and more as we wait for actual new product announcements in this week's Q&A - feel free to send in your questions for next time!
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Standing a whopping 31-inches tall, Darth Vader is quite possibly the largest Star Wars action figure ever and certainly the best when it comes to getting the most toy-by-the-inch-for-the-money. Estimated to come in at Entertainment Earth in May, like probably any day at this rate, the figure is similar to Jakks Pacific's other jumbo figures like the red Power Ranger or Man of Steel Superman, possibly at a store near you. In other words if you need a giant display piece, this is probably the toy of the year. Click here for pricing and availability.
Check this out - wasting no time, Joe Amaro made a Custom Black Series Jabba the Hutt for you 6-inch figure fans! Nice! It's really big, and you can see him standing next to a DC Universe Classics-scale Batman action figure for scale.
After the "freeze yourself in Carbonite" collectible, now the Disney Parks Blog reports you can also be a Stormtrooper! It's coming May 17 to Disney's Hollywood Studios as part of Star Wars Weekends. It's $99.95 and takes a few weeks to deliver, but that's a lot faster than never getting to be a Stormtrooper that sits around on your desk. And would you believe a similar, cheaper product exists for Star Trek too now?
The ToysRUs exclusive Vintage Collection Endor AT-AT is now available online for $129.99. TRU.com is currently offering FREE shipping with purchases of $79 or more along with a FREE Star Wars Fighter Pods pack.