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.
Based on the Clone (or is it?) protagonist from The Force Unleashed II game, Starkiller comes with a pilot outfit and training armor for some Sith apprentice badass-ness. For better or worse, he's the 100th Vintage Collection figure (I thought it should've been a more iconic character that Kenner never originally produced, like Tarkin.) and if past is any prologue on the popularity of other Star Wars video game themed action figures and the cross-sell appeal for both collectors and gamers alike, he should be pretty hard to find on a store peg.
The latest issue of the Star Wars Insider (#134, July 2012) is hitting news stands now and features some Clone Wars Season 5 exclusives, a Ralph McQuarrie tribute and more! Dan Curto and James Burns also go over their favorite Star Wars action figures!
We’ve heard you missed us, so we're back! Dan Curto and James Burns are back in the saddle again with an all-new podcast, picking up right where we left off. Listen in to the first show at our new home, complete with the latest news and reviews.
ToysRUs is extending their BOGO offer to all Star Wars this week. You can now Buy 1 Get 1 for 40% off on ALL Star Wars action figures, playsets and role play.
From our sponsors at BriansToys.com: Collectors should be scrambling for the new 12-Back vintage AFA figures over at Brian's Toys. Be one of the lucky few to get the extremely hard-to-find Han Solo 12-Back Large Head graded AFA 90! Other characters include Princess Leia, Death Squad Commander, Darth Vader, and more.
Gentle Giant updates their blog with photos of a fully painted Rebel Fleet Trooper and digital sculpt of the Republic Commando Mini Busts. Both are Premier Guild exclusives slated for release later this year.
Merchandise for the Star Wars Identities Exposition currently on exhibit in Montreal, Canada is now online for purchase including t-shirts, posters, and stationery.
This is the Nikto Skiff Guard we've all been waiting for. It's based on the character the original 1984 Kenner action figure was referenced from and this Vintage Collection version has chock full of sculpt and paint detail that has surpassed all expectations, plus he's got 14 points of articulation to boot.
Lucasfilm Ltd. today announced that Kathleen Kennedy will become Co-Chair of Lucasfilm. In an effort to move forward with his retirement plans, George Lucas will work with Kathleen Kennedy to transition into her new role. Lucas will become Co-Chairman of the Board of Lucasfilm and continue as CEO. Micheline Chau will remain as President and COO of Lucasfilm, and continue to focus on the day-to-day operations of the business.
LucasArts announces a new internally developed videogame franchise, Star Wars 1313™. The game will make its formal debut at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles June 5-7. As players take control of a lethal bounty hunter in a never-before-seen dark and mature world, Star Wars 1313 introduces an integrated development approach by bringing together great artists across the Lucasfilm organization, including LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. and Skywalker Sound. A third person cinematic action adventure game, Star Wars 1313 will bring to life the Coruscant underworld, the most dangerous place in the Star Wars™ galaxy.
Sideshow continues to tease and updates their San Diego Comic-Con splash page with an image of the upcoming Sixth Scale Removable Helmet Darth Vader.
With Grand Moff Tarkin never being released in the Vintage Kenner line despite being a key character in the film, finally having a Vintage Collection style Star Wars card with a photo of Peter Cushing's iconic portrayal should be a day long remembered for collectors. But Hasbro made some design decisions on the action figure which are a few pegs below ideal. The head sculpt is unmistakably Cushing and one that's absolutely the best yet. But the inclusion of a soft goods skirt and a uniform that's probably too green takes away points on what's otherwise a superb figure. We'll take the mouse droid anytime of day though.