Our pal Shaun Clayton was in Chicago and sent in a couple of quick shots from C2E2 showing off Diamond Select Toys' new metal bottle openers! Based on the helmet and torso armor of Darth Vader and Boba Fett, these two releases are due later this year and follow in the footsteps of their already-available and quite nifty Death Star Bottle Opener. Also shown was a 501st Legion Clone Trooper Vinyl Bust Bank. Check out the pics after the jump!
I'm a big fan of Diamond Select Toys' vinyl banks - they're pretty cheap, pretty nice, and pretty sizable in an era where things are getting more expensive and smaller. At C2E2 in Chicago this weekend, they'll be selling an Exclusive Star Wars 1:4 Scale Jawa Vinyl Bank. The regular version has a droid caller, the convention exclusive version has a blaster. As a roughly 11-inch tall vinyl bank, it's pretty hefty for the asking price of just $22, particularly considering the low edition size of 250! See the full picture after the jump.
Now that we're in the far-flung future of Star Wars collectibles, we're getting some nice stuff from some licensees who aren't Hasbro or Gentle Giant. A nifty mid-range collectible, the Commander Cody Bank showed up at our offices recently and by gum, it's neat. It's also significantly cheaper than larger and more fragile releases than other companies. (It also gives us a chance to talk about someone from the Clone Wars, and banks, without having to cringe at that one Clone Wars episode about bank deregulation.)
Diamond Select Toys wrote in to share news of not one, but two exclusives! Boba Fett and R2-Q5 banks are coming, and the quality of these things is usually pretty top-notch. Want to know more about the exclusives? Click through, and write down that booth #632 is the booth!
Banks for the memories! Diamond Select Toys sent along a news release today with their new Comic-Con 2012 exclusives, including a nifty bank. More after the jump.
Busts are expensive, but banks? Not so much. Diamond Select Toys has cranked out several of these vinyl banks over the last few years, and we recently got our hands on samples of the latest two: Boba Fett, based on his Return of the Jedi armor, and a Clone Trooper as seen in Revenge of the Sith. While not the heavy, weapons-grade collectibles you see from Gentle Giant or Sideshow they really do look quite nice as a collectible, or as something you could get a kid and not worry that he might knock it off a shelf and kill the dog.
Check out over 20 images and get a load of the markings and details on Boba Fett's backpack, after the break.