From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: The Brian’s Toys newsletter this week features a great selection of new Sideshow pre-orders. The C-3PO and R2-D2 droid duo are together again in the long waited premium format and the sixth scale Bossk figure is a brand new announcement today! Also new is the Medicom VCD Jawa, which looks more realistic to the movie version than the regular caricatured VCD versions.
Sideshow has posted pre-orders on the new and amazing Sixth Scale Bossk. This looks to be the definite version at any scale and from any licensor based on the detail, super-articulation and authenticity painstakingly applied on this figure. The Sideshow exclusive version even comes with an alternate snarling head!
It's that time again! Hasbro sent along its press release for all the new exclusives, including Star Wars, Jem, My Little Pony. Of note, the prices are not little, and the toys are pretty huge! Read on for the release and some photos.
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Kotobukiya posts some preview photos of their new and upcoming ARTFX+ Emperor's Royal Guard 2 Pack on their Facebook page. Both will look great flanked next to the upcoming ARTFX+ ROTJ Darth Vader and an as of yet unproduced Emperor Palpatine.
Sideshow has notified customers who have placed pre-orders for the new Sixth Scale Boba Fett that credit cards will be charged and orders shipped beginning this Friday, June 29th.
The D-Tech Me Carbon Freeze Me figures are starting to arrive for those fortunate enough to travel to Disney Star Wars Weekends in Orlando, Florida the past few weeks. Galactic reader Frank sends in his photos which include front and back scans of the package along with a short report.
If you collected the Jedi High Council sets, you'll end up with some figures like Anakin Skywalker that, by now, you may own 5 times over. He's just a little different and has no accessories. Should you care? Read on!
Sideshow has opened up the pre-order for their hihly anticipated Premium Format Figures C-3PO and R2-D2 EXCLUSIVE set. The Sideshow exclusive set includes a "clean" paint app and Yavin themed base while the regular version comes in a Tatooine base.
For Star Wars fans the countdown to Star Wars Celebration VI (and the Star Wars Action News/Yakface party the evening of the 23rd) is in the final stages, as less than two months from now the largest gathering of Star Wars fans will happen once again in Orlando. But for the presenters and collectible manufacturers, before they can focus on Celebration there is San Diego Comic-Con, the world's largest Sci-Fi and Comics convention. This past week has been rife with exclusive announcements and preorders from companies like Kotobukiya, Gentle Giant, Sideshow, and Hallmark, and on this week's Star Wars Action News podcast Marjorie and Arnie run down all that news as well as the first bit of Celebration VI exclusive news to come from Yodasnews.com.
Mimoco, makers of the MIMOBOT® line of designer USB flash drives and MIMOMICRO™ card readers, is announcing the release of Star Wars MIMOBOT Series 8 featuring iconic characters from Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. The eighth series in the Star Wars MIMOBOT collection includes Jabba the Hutt, Slave Leia, Jedi Luke, Admiral Ackbar, and Biker Scout - a joint 2012 San Diego Comic-Con and Star Wars Celebration VI exclusive - all sporting classic stylized MIMOBOT designs.
The brave,noble, chin pondering Jedi Knight gets an update in 2012 that is an overall improvement in terms of sculpt, but loses some articulation in the process. Hasbro must not have been entirely happy with the version from 2011 and decided to issue a new, sterner looking, head sculpt a year later. Obi-Wan even comes with a climbing pack for some play value.