If you like Bespin, you'll probably dig Luke Skywalker from the Mission Series. Sure, it comes with a Darth Vader you probably own - but this Luke has 5 joints and a working holster! It ain't bad - it could use yellower hair, but you can't get lemon-headed figures all the time I guess. Read on!
Lucasfilm announces that Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni will be attending Star Wars Celebration 2015 in Anaheim (April 16-19, 2015). The ultimate Star Wars party will also see the return of Gus Lopez's Collecting Track and those wonderful Star Tots. Be sure to read the full update here as there are some important deadline reminders.
Variety reports that Disney Theme Parks are planning a "far greater Star Wars presence" according to Bob Iger during a conference call with analysts reporting record third quarter results.“When we grow ‘Star Wars” presence, which we will do significantly, you will see better bets being made that will pay off for us than were made in the past,” adding that leveraging the collection of popular franchises and properties that the company owns for rides and experiences will deliver “better returns than we saw in the past.”
Gentle Giant is now offering some of their Comic-Con 2014 Convention exclusives online, including their Jek Porkins Minibust and Jumbo Vinttage AT-AT Driver. Quantities are limited so don't hesitate to place your order! Click here to shop.
This Darth Vader was packaged with Luke in a Bespin Mission Series 2-pack. It's virtually identical to a 2013 release, save for some of the chest sculpting and other batch variances. The Luke ain't bad, but he's tomorow - read on to find out more about Darth Vader!
The dark days of staring at the same old Black Series 6" Leia and Greedo appear to be over as stores are beginning to receive new stuff for Back To School. Stopped by the Chandler, AZ ToysRUs today and found the new TBS Deluxe Jabba and Biker Scout with Speederbike as well as their new and much maligned exclusive Battle on Endor set.
Oh... yeah! Figure of the Day is back with Darth Sidious, a simultaneously fantastic and weird take on the Sith Lord from the most recent Star Wars movie which, at 9 years old, means we're all dying. Slowly. It's a fun figure, particularly the split robe pants - these are just fantastic. Read on!
The ToysRUs exclusive Battle of Endor Battle Pack is now online for $99.99. The set features an AT-ST vehicle and 8 figures including Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Imperial Officer, AT-ST Driver, Stormtrooper, and a couple of Ewoks. Click here to order.
The Hasbro SDCC Exclusive Jabba the Hutt Playset is now available online for pre-sell at HasbroToyShop.com for $64.99 each. Click here to order yours and here to shop the rest of the exclusives. UPDATE: Sold out at around 8:10 am PT.
Comic-Con Q&A! I had a few trips to take for work, so we're getting to these now. Let's talk new waves of figures - did you get yours? Also, what didn't we see at Comic-Con? Quite a bit, it seems.
Also, don't forget to send in your questions for next time. Read on!
The Walmart exclusive 2.5 foot Star Wars Rebels Millennium Falcon is now available for pre-order online. Features include a rotating radar dish, turning canon, and label sheets for $59.96. Click here to pre-order yours for an expected 10/07 ship date.
The Lucasfilm Pavilion was a plethora of activity as usual at Comic-Con, and while Disney-Lucas is reportedly planning on "thinning the herd" for their licensors, that doesn't appear to be the case yet. The focal point was on Disney XD's soon to be televised Star Wars Rebels series. Traditional exhibitors such as Her Universe, eFX, and Hallmark showed their latest and greatest. The Yoda puppet replica from eFX looks amazingly accurate and Hallmark, as usual, sells out of their convention exclusives, but gave a sneak peek of this year's Keepsake collectibles. New licensors such as Peavey with their awesome new Star Wars guitars, Vans, and Jakks with their jumbo plastic figures also were present.
With Hot Toys' announcement of their new 1/6 and 1/4 scale license, it will be interesting to see what direction in both product and quality Sideshow will be pursuing. They certainly make a strong case by continuing a formidable representation of Sixth Scale figures like the upcoming Sixth Scale X-Wing Luke and Arc Trooper. The new Premium Format Boba Fett also looks fantastic with its more action oriented stature as opposed to the version released a few years earlier.