Let's talk about in-store displays. Also the lack of 6-inch clones so far - and my ambivalence toward the upcoming sequel film as a means to an end. We'll also look at vehicles, and please send in questions for next weeK. That's all I got for the introduction, so read on!
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Because I've never seen a link on another site that wasn't too good to repost, check out Boutros77's Cantina Diorama Gallery on Flickr. Dozens of 3 3/4-inch scale shots of various figures in a diorama setting that's, frankly, too good for someone not to mass produce. Be sure to check this one out.
Further proving that the "rumor" list wasn't a rumor list, Andrew's Toyz posted shots of Mission Series Utapau and Mission Series Bespin to Facebook. The good news for newcomers is that these are great-looking figures. For those of us who have been here, it seems Obi-Wan Kenobi may be the same as the single-carded figure, and Darth Vader appears to be a repack of last year's Mission Star Destroyer. On the bright side, there's a new Bespin Luke and General Grievous in here.
On Flickr, Avanaut's Star Wars Scale Model Project shows off the photography (and modeling) skills of one Vesa Lehtimäki. This talented artisan has incredible outdoor photos with skillfully built and lit MPC models from the 1980s.
Let's talk about reissues - not the ones you're getting, but the ones you want. Let's also talk droid display options - becuse we need more. And Star Wars: Rebels figures, about which we know pretty much nothing. We've got more, and we'll have more next week - send in your questions, and read on!
It's hiatus time again! But first - meet Merumeru, a Wookiee warrior that is a stunningly great improvement over previous Wookiee warriors. At first glance I thought it was a tweaked version of a previous figure, but I was wrong! It's really good. Go get one. Read on.
FOTD is going on break after this week, but we've still got Clone Commander Neyo and one more figure to go! He's not perfect, but it's a superior update for the character and as an added bonus, he included some TV Clone Wars detailing on his face. Even more surprising, Hasbro retooled the back of his armor to look distinctive and different from the other Clones. Read on!
Andrew's Toys has posted images for Saga Legends Darth Maul and Snowtrooper figures on Facebook. These will join previously announced Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker and another Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi figure, previously announced by Hasbro. No date is known for these two, but since we have packaged shots I'd bank on "soon." Click here to see them.
It's new! There was a previous version a few years back, but Vizam the Nikto brings us another update from the 6-joint era! It's nice, it has a helmet, and it has another cool clamp-on cannon for the Sail Barge Hasbro will never make. Aren't you lucky? Read on!
Sith happens! Aside from a brief mention in Revenge of the Sith, the design, character, and general sense of Darth Plagueis can be described as being very very dark in his costuming and quite well constructed. Is he important? Well, that's up to you. Read on!
A re-retool, the new The Black Series Mace Windu takes the 30th Anniversary/Vintage Collection figure body, give him new arms and a new head, and presto - improved figure! The wrist movement is about perfect, and I dig the new elements a lot. Read on!
So, you want to know more about 6-inch figures! Good for you - let's do that. Also let's talk vehicles, prequel prototypes as a way to predict Episode VII leaks, and much more in this week's Q&A! I've got a few in my mailbag for next week, but don't let that stop you from sending in your questions, too!
For those who follow such things, the great Leland Chee has given us insight regarding Lucasfilm's Expanded Universe archive's levels of official-ness over the years. But now The Hollywood Reporter is telling us that Disney is going to change it up a bit, making one official level of canon and another that, for all intents and purposes, you can ignore. Or enjoy. It's up to you. Click here to read it. It doesn't tell us everything.
That's Maul, Folks! According to Newsarama, the arc focusing on Darth Maul's final showdown with Darth Sidious may be seeing release on paper before the animation - assuming it gets/got finished - shows up. Numerous unaired episodes of The Clone Wars are supposedly awaiting some sort of release, but while we wait Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir will give us another look at Mother Talzin, Maul, and whatever the heck is next on deck for that insanely fun storyline that started in seasons 4 and 5.