Our crafty Galactic spies are on the floor live from Comic-Con to give you, our beloved readers, a sneak peek update from the Hasbro booth (which is being stocked as we report) Sideshow Collectibles, and Gentle Giant.
Hasbro's Star Wars Commemorative Tin/Action Figure sets are being set up at the moment, with the Star Wars Episode IV -- A New Hope featuring the Modal Nodes Cantina Band Members in multi-packs on vintage-style multi-pack cardbacks. There are two figures on one card, and three on the other.
Also according to our spywitness, the Star Wars Episode I -- The Phantom Menace sets feature Qui-Gon Jinn and Darth Maul as a two-pack; and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the Red Astromech Droid R2-R9 on vintage-style cardbacks.
The Star Wars Episode 2 -- Attack of the Clones sets feature a Clone Trooper (Blue) and Anakin Skywalker; and Jango Fett and Count Dooku. The sets for Star Wars Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith features Mace Windu and Yoda; and Anakin Skywalker and AT-RT Driver (White Deco).
Other sets will be on display from Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi this weekend. Note that these figures are likely reissued figures grouped together in the spirit of the vintage two-packs, and all of them come with a unique collector's tin.
Contrary to rumors, the Titanium action figure line is not dead. Hasbro is showing off a new Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder Gear); C-3PO; a flying R2-D2; an Episode II Red Clone Trooper ; Darth Maul (Tatooine), Jango Fett; and General Grievous -- all in the Titanium action figure style.
Sideshow Collectibles is showing off their upcoming Scum & Villainy 12" series, featuring Bib Fortuna (4th Quarter of '06 - $55); Princess Leia - Boushh Disguise ($60, 1st Quarter of 2007), and a 12" scale Jabba The Hutt ($120, 1st Quarter 2008). Extra Jabba The Hutt accessories will be sold separately including a Salacious Crumb/Creatures pack featuring the monkeylizard himself,
Bubo the frog-dog the Worrt rock monster, and some froggy snacks for Jabba ($30, 1st Quarter 2007). A Jabba The Hutt Throne Environment set ($199, release TBD) is also on display, featuring the slug gangster's pipe, bowl, throne, and other accessories.
Makers of busty coolness, Gentle Giant has some majorly awesome pieces on display, including new mini-busts of Plo Koon (Jedi Master); Luke Skywalker (Jedi); Zuckuss(Bounty Hunter); a new Jango Fett bust with his rocket pack; and Dengar (Bounty Hunter). A Han Solo on Tauntaun statue is also on display.