News was released today that the great Ralph McQuarrie, the artist whose brilliance left an indelible mark in shaping and creating the Star Wars universe, has passed at the age of 82. Thank you for your genius and galactic vision, Mr. McQuarrie. May The Force Be With You. Click here to visit his official site and here to pay your tribute on his Facebook page.
I think Aurra Sing has evolved quite nicely in the Star Wars mythos. When she first appeared as a passing glimpse in The Phantom Menace, we hardly knew the personality of the padawan turned bounty hunter. Her recent appearance in The Clone Wars really cemented the deal of her badassery. The new Gentle Giant minibust is based on The Episode I version played by actress Michonne Bourriage, and it's a stunning piece that not only captures her likeness quite compellingly, but there's so much more.
Passes for all 4 days of this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego went on sale online this morning at 8 am, and as anticipated, quickly sold out in record time. The event takes place this year from July 12-15 with a Preview Night on Wednesday, July 11th. We'll be there for our annual coverage.
Sideshow is now taking pre-orders for the stunning new Medicom Real Action Heroes Darth Vader, featuring detail and articulation of galactic proportions, a lightsaber with LED light up feature, and he even talks!
All new this week at Brian's Toys is the Darth Nihilus Mini Bust, 2012 Movie Exclusive Dewback, and MOTU Classics Sorceress & Fisto. Restock include a Sideshow 12" Storm Shadow, Toys McCoy Indiana Jones, and a few Biker Scout artist proofs from Christian Waggoner. Also check out the pre-order and packaged images of Movie Heroes Vehicles Wave 2 including the awesome new Naboo Fighter!
A preview of tonight's next Clone Wars episode #4.20: Bounty, is now online with video and images. An aimless Asajj Ventress joins a team of bounty hunters under the leadership of young Boba Fett. On an alien world, they undertake a dangerous but profitable mission that tests the limits of their skills, and the strength of Asajj's character.
Gentle Giant has always been pretty ingenius when it comes to their Holiday Edition busts. We can usually expect some kind of twist on a Star Wars theme like a or Holiday Max Rebo or Yakface. However, when it comes to their summer convention exclusives, it's been an overwhelming offering of Clones and Troopers. There's perfectly sensible reasoning behind this, since these types of minibusts normally sell through fairly well. For the 2012 convention season, starting with this month's WonderCon, Gentle Giant takes a different approach and offers a piece that is fun, whimsical, commemorative, and what Adam Pawlus refers to quite appropriately as an iconic cultural touchstone.
Welcome to the new BIGBADTOYSTORE Newsletter! We hope you enjoy the improved format and images. Please take a look at some of this week's cool new stuff, including the new Deleted Scenes wave IN STOCK!
How do green eggs go with blue milk? Former Disney animator and character artist Jason Peltz celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday this weekend by creating these cool Star Wars inspired illustrations featuring Chewbacca and Yoda.
Hasbro has officially released their Toy Fair presentation to fan media and we have uploaded it to our Image Bank for your viewing pleasure.
Both Entertainment Earth and Diamond put up some new Star Wars items today, including swell new Vintage Collection and Clone Wars action figure cases. (And Transformers Bot Shots, which if you like Battle Beasts, you're probably going to love.) Want to know more? Check it out after the jump.