Today in Figure of the Day: Luke Skywalker! Loosely inspired by the Sandstorm Scene and whatever was in the water at Kenner in the late 1980s, this Armor Up version of the Jedi Knight features the same sculpt and lightsaber from last year, but with wacky wrappings, belts, and a backpack for reasons nobody will ever truly understand. Is it worth the $13? Of course not - but it's weird and fun anyway, so read on!
This week in Q&A: Displaying your ships or tupperware bins. Which way will bring you eternal collector glory? Also, big stuff - where are the girls? Are we still in the 1990s paradigm? (Yes.) Also a brief diatribe on Slave Leia and Star Trek and short attention spans for you.
My mailbag is empty - so unless you have an inquiry, I get a vacation! Don't forget, send in your questions for next week. Read on!
Reader Matt wrote in to let us know that Disneystore.com is now selling the theme park exclusive Droid Factory Box Set - Star Wars: The Force Awakens for a ridiculously good $29.95. The set has 4 3 3/4-inch scale droids including some you haven't seen as toys before - considering the going rate of a droid is usually $10-$13, that ain't bad.
What's more, there's also this 25% off $75 coupon that expires today. If you need more than one set - or shirts - this is quite the deal.
UPDATE #2: Amazon pulled new orders down again. Check back for more.
It's here! Or it'll be here tomorrow, Amazon tells me. If you pre-ordered the Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Stormtrooper 4-Pack [Amazon Exclusive] back in September you might have it as early as tomorrow (Sunday). It appears Amazon is not currently taking more orders for this set, but you can click here to check availability in case it comes back. It was originally $79.99 when pre-orders went up September 4.
For the more well monied fan or timepiece enthusiast, South Korea's Boontheshop partners with Bamford Watch Department to craft and customize four Star Wars versions of their iconic models like the Submariner and Daytona. Each watch subtly represents a different Star Wars character and comes in an exclusive themed case.
As if the U.S. version didn't spectacularly do the job already, Star Wars Japan reveals a new version of the final trailer of The Force Awakens showing some new scenes featuring quick shots of C-3PO and more. Check it out after the jump!
Meet Goss Toowers - the Resistance's famous mechanic. Dig him up and shake his hand, and then wonder just what role he plays in the movie. He's got awesome metallic gloves and a spiffy helmet, but is he a character or is he just scenery? We'll find out soon, but until then we can look at the figure and squint. Read on!
Here's a preview of the forthcoming sixth scale Captain Phasma from Hot Toys. The First Order commander features authentic likeness and detail with 25 points of articulation and interchangeable hands. The good captain is expected to ship in Q2-Q3 2016.
It was the year the Force returned to Marvel, and we’re closing out 2015 with a bang. Today, Marvel is pleased to announce the Star Wars Sampler, previewing Marvel’s blockbuster Star Wars line of comics! Perfect for distribution at movie theaters and other promotional events, this special one-shot provides all the information anyone needs to dive in to the ongoing adventures of Luke, Han, Leia, Darth Vader and more!
We got a new Astromech with BB-8, so let's enjoy a new protocol droid with PZ-4CO! She's blue, she has a long neck, and she looks and feels more toy-like than a lot of other recent figures. For this reason, why wouldn't you want to buy one? Read on!
Hasbro's new Battle Action Millennium Falcon is the best toy for the holiday season according to the Telegraph. It may not be a close to scale B.M.F., but features plenty of electronic sounds and lights, not to mention a Nerf firing canon, that should be just the right kind of play magic that would attract the parental demographic looking for gift giving ideas for their The Force Awakens mesmerized kids.
New York City based artist Adam Lister has released a set of abstract geometric renderings of your favorite Star Wars characters. Each archival giclee print is on 7 x 7 300 gsm acid free matte paper and signed, numbered and dated by the artist himself.
We're less than 45 days away from the release of The Force Awakens and a new set set of character theatrical posters are released featuring compelling portraits of Han Solo, Princess Leia, Finn, Rey, and Kylo Ren. Check them out after the jump!
John Boyega is interviewed in the latest issue of CNET where he describes how he feels about being an action figure and his character in the upcoming The Force Awakens. “I think Finn is a very interesting character. Finn is going to represent that classic ‘Star Wars’ narrative. We have all these new characters coming in, but Finn is going to be one of the characters that carries on the narrative that we all know from the original".
Meet General Hux! It's a new character that totally isn't Denis Leary cosplaying as Toht from Raiders. He's got a long coat, a short gun, and a hat - what more could you ask for? If it was First Order logos on his sleeves, you'd get that too. Anyway, it's neat - read on!