As far as figures in action are concerned, Neimoidians probably are up there with Imperial Dignitaries. They're just supposed to stand, sometimes speak, and scheme. The captain of the Trade Federation battleship blockading Naboo was remembered more as a "stunted slime" than anything, but Hasbro chose to put some real thought in his figure and give him a fully sculpted body and soft goods. Daultay Dofine is excellently designed with a removable headpiece and sculpted robe with a cloth material that drapes well. We're hoping Hasbro gives the same treatment when they finally (hopefully) release Sim Aloo.
Now this is different. Volkswagen releases this teaser for their game day Super Bowl commercial. The canine chorus bark the ubiquitous "Imperial March" in most impressive harmony.
Gentle Giant releases solicitations for their upcoming Star Wars Dart Board and Kenner Jumbo R5-D4. The dart board, set in high quality hardwood, features Princess Leia in her slave outfit by comic book artist Adam Hughes. R5-D4 was digitally scanned from the original Kenner figure and even includes a "clicking motion" when his head is turned. Both are slated for release in the 3rd Quarter of 2012.
Hot Off The Truck at Entertainment Earth: Vintage Wave 9 (The Phantom Menace), Movie Heroes Wave 1, Clone Wars Wave 1, Class I Vehicles Wave 1, and Class II Vehicles Wave I, and much more! Order yours before they're gone!
Sideshow has posted a preview of their upcoming STAP and Battle Droid 1/6th scale set. A full product reveal will be shown in their Production Blog on January 22nd and pre-orders will begin on January 26th. Sign up for their newsletter to be alerted!
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The New York Times conducts a revealing and insightful interview with George Lucas for his Tuskegee Airmen biopic, Red Tails, which hits theaters this Friday. Some highlights include his desire to back away from big blockbuster type movies and focus on smaller personal art films, the pushback he received from the studios for the World War II adventure drama resulting in Lucas putting up the money himself, and what he really thinks about all those complaining fanboys. After all these years, he's still the renegade.
Very few Phantom Menace figures were made since 2001, so this R2-T0 is quite a treat on many levels. It may not be 100% authentic to the stills from the film, but I'm OK with that. It's gorgeous! I hope you have one, read on now!
It’s not news that Darth Maul is back in 2012. The tattooed Sith Lord is the face of the Hasbro 2012 line and also will make a much anticipated appearance in The Clone Wars series. For his Vintage Collection figure, Hasbro achieves a masterstroke of sculpt, articulation, and even tailoring.
The new Walmart U.S. exclusive Discover The Force figures were reported being found across the pond in the U.K.at a local ASDA store by a poster in the Rebelscum Forums
Yep, it’s the same figure as you’ll find in the 2008 Jedi Legacy Evolutions set and then again in the Eopie Mailaway. It’s a decent enough version, with good articulation and passing likeness to Neeson, but it’s time to update the noble Jedi for the new decade. Like Obi-Wan, there’s nothing new here so move along if you’re a loose collector.
Blah blah Phantom Menace? Gooble gobble price increases? Shazzam flazam Fighter Pods? All this and so much more, so read on and send in questions for next week!