Star Wars

Bluefin Offers Tamashii Nations Dragon Ball and Star Wars SDCC Exclusives

Bluefin has announced their Tamashii Nations SDCC exclusives for the year, which includes one item that made quite the splash as Star Wars Celebration. Both of these exclusives will be available at booth #3545 at the show.  Keep reading for details…

Bandai Meisho Movie Realization Ronin Boba Fett Prototype

Boba Fett is back! This time the galaxy’s most fearsome bounty hunter comes wearing feudal Japan stylized armor based on the Star Wars white-colored prototype armor seen in both Ralph McQuarrie’s original concept sketches of the character, and test footage filmed by The Empire Strikes Back art director Joe Johnston. With a Ronin-inspired design by artist Takayuki Takeya, the fully articulated Boba Fett figure stands 170mm tall and features a moveable head scope, detachable mounted armaments, backpack with removable missile, and an arsenal of weaponry to expand your display possibilities. The set includes a blaster rifle, Japanese sword set, weapons set, and interchangeable hands (x4). This exclusive item will see very limited release. Limit 2 per person.
Price:  $95.00
 
Bandai Tamashii Nations S.H.Figuarts Goku Kaiohken Ver.
Kaiohken! Goku powers up in this special limited variant that features uniquely colored clothing, special Tamashii Effect and Kamehameha energy blast! Feel the energy surging through Goku’s body with interchangeable hands, facial expressions, and the great range of articulation and style that S.H. Figuarts is known for! This version includes special SDCC themed packaging to match previous SDCC S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball items.
Price: $65.00

Gentle Giant Announces Two SDCC Exclusive 40th Anniversary Star Wars Mini Busts – Luke and Vader

Gentle Giant announced their next two SDCC exclusives – both mini busts that celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope. Premier Guild Members will have the opportunity to pre-order the exclusives before the show – everyone else will need to grab them there. 

Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) Star Wars 40th Anniversary Classic Mini Bust

From farm boy to Red 5.
40 years ago Star Wars: A New Hope took us all on a journey alongside Luke Skywalker and his friends as they made a daring rescue to save a princess and the galaxy. Young Luke Skywalker joins the rebellion as a pilot on their mission to destroy the ominous and deadly Death Star. Luke exhibits his father’s natural prowess as a pilot and uses the Force to save the day.
Depicted as he appears in Star Wars Episode VI: A New Hope, the Gentle Giant Ltd. 1:6th scale Luke Skywalker Classic Bust combines the timeless aesthetics of sculpture from Greek and Roman antiquity, with one of popular cultures most recognizable characters. Added to the base of this special edition bust is Luke’s lightsaber, given to him earlier in the film by his master, mentor and friend Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Each limited edition hand-painted polyresin bust comes individually numbered and is paired with a matching special edition certificate of authenticity done by artist Brian Roo

Darth Vader Star Wars 40th Anniversary Classic Mini Bust

Once a powerful Jedi Knight, Darth Vader was consumed by the Dark Side of the Force to become a dreaded Sith Lord of the Galactic Empire. Enforcing the evil will of the Emperor, Vader seeks to crush the Rebellion. Lord Vader is so determined to thwart the Rebel forces that he eventually takes to his own custom T.I.E. Fighter to join the fight and defeat the Rebel’s ragtag fleet.
Depicted as he appears in Star Wars Episode VI: A New Hope, the Gentle Giant Ltd. 1:6th scale Darth Vader Classic Bust combines the timeless aesthetics of sculpture from Greek and Roman antiquity, with one of popular cultures most recognizable characters. Added to the base is Darth Vader’s iconic lightsaber hilt, the preferred weapon of the Sith.
Each limited edition hand-painted polyresin bust comes individually numbered and is paired with a matching special edition certificate of authenticity done by artist Brian Rood.

 

First Wave of Funko SDCC Exclusives Announced – Star Wars Pop!s

Funko today started their SDCC announcements with four Star Wars Pop!s. From Episode IV to Episode VII, Star Wars fans are sure to want to grab these at the show. 

Funko also clarifies that most of their exclusives planned for this years’ show will be shared…details of who gets what will be made available the week of SDCC.

  • Pop! Star Wars: Rogue One – Bodhi Rook
  • Pop! Star Wars: Rogue One – Combat Assault Tank Trooper
  • Pop! Star Wars: 6″ Supreme Leader Snoke (Glow-in-the-Dark)
  • Pop! Star Wars: Holographic Princess Leia & R2-D2

Star Wars Boba Fett Themed NERF Rival Blaster Coming to GameStop This Spring

Hasbro today shared details on a new Gamestop exclusive that mixes two of their favorite brands into a product so good, bounty hunters may be looking for it.  Hasbro has taken their NERF Apollo XV700 blaster and face mask set and given it a paint job inspired by Boba Fett. This set includes the blaster, a Boba Fett decoed face mask, a fabric Mandalorian logo patch and 7 foam rounds all packaged in a gorgeous Boba Fett themed box.

This set will be available at Gamestop locations this spring with a retail of $89.99. Keep reading for the complete description direct from Hasbro as well as some pics of this upcoming exclusive.

 

NERF RIVAL STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT APOLLO XV-700 Blaster and Face Mask set

(Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $89.99/Available: Spring 2017)

Gear up like a Mandalorian warrior with the NERF RIVAL STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT APOLLO XV700 blaster and face mask set! This special edition blaster and mask set features distinct Mandalorian decoration and comes with a fabric Mandalorian insignia patch. Experience intense, head-to-head competition with the precision and power of the NERF RIVAL APOLLO XV700 blaster, sending foam rounds soaring into the air at a velocity of 100 fps, and featuring easy re-load magazine. Mask boasts a breathable design and elastic band for adjustable fit. Mask is not a protective device. Set includes reusable display box, blaster, face mask, and 7 NERF RIVAL foam rounds. Available exclusively at Gamestop.

Walmart Offers Special Products for Star Wars Day, May the 4th

Star Wars Day, May the 4th (get it?) is right around the corner and Walmart has some special plans for this most special of days.

Among the plans is the wide release of the 40th anniversary collection of Hasbro’s 6″ Black Series figures. The first wave of these figures have snuck out to some degree…but the second wave is expected to launch for Star Wars day. The Sand People, the Jawa and the Death Squad Commader are new to the Black series in this wave.  The complete collection includes (some are already available on Walmart.com):

Walmart is also has an excusive Lego set – Luke’s Landspeeder. Priced at $19.87, this set includes Luke’s iconic Tatooine ride and minfigs of Luke, Obi Wan Kenobi, C-3PO and a Tusken Raider. You’ll only find this set on the shelves of Walmart stores.

And, of course, Walmart is the only destination for Hasbro’s Black Series 3.75” figures and other exclusives, including sought after Star Wars collectibles from brands like Funko, LEGO and Hasbro.

Several of the Funko exclusives are also available on-line:

Be sure to include Walmart on your Star Wars Day festivities.

Full Details on Gentle Giant’s First SDCC Exclusives – Ralph McQuarrie Han Mini-Bust, Jumbo Dianoga

In advance of Star Wars Celebration, Gentle Giant shared their shared exclusives between Star Wars Celebration and San Diego Comic-con. The kind folks over at Gentle Giant sent over the complete description and additional images of these exclusives which you can grab at SDCC.

If you’re a Premier Guild Member, you’ll have another chance for a members only pre-order before SDCC – which will give a chance to grab one without the hassle of the lines. You can find information on the Premier Guild here.

Stay tuned for details on the next two Gentle Giant SDCC exclusives.

 

Ralph McQuarrie Concept Series Han Solo Mini-Bust

Ralph McQuarrie’s early designs of Han Solo display a vast difference from that of the final version as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope. Designed initially as a Lightsaber wielding, bearded Jedi Knight, this mini-bust explores a fascinating look into the conceptual development of one of science fiction’s most roguish smugglers.

Designed, modeled and prototyped using top of the line 3D technology. The 1:6th scale Han Solo (McQuarrie Concept) mini bust is hand cast, hand-painted and hand-numbered with a limited edition
certificate of authenticity.

License: Star Wars
Item Number:  80756
UPC:  814176022380
Dimensions:  6.5” H x 8” W x 5.5” D
Release Date:  Q2 2017

Star Wars Jumbo Dianoga Trash Monster

When the vintage Death Star Space Station Playset was released in 1978 the designers had to take some creative license on the included trash compactor monster. We all knew about the eye stalk and the tentacles, but the wings, the mouth full of teeth and the fin were a revelation to us kids. Now the thing lurking in the muck of the Death Star had a “face.”

Grab your Jumbo Han, Luke, Leia and Chewbacca because now you can re-enact the pulse-pounding trash compactor scene from Star Wars: A New Hope with the convention exclusive Jumbo Dianoga Trash
Monster! Celebrate the 40 th anniversary of Star Wars with part of one of the greatest playsets in the history of toys!

Scanned from the original vintage figure/accessory and reproduced in the 12” scale, Gentle Giant’s Jumbo Dianoga Trash Monster comes packed with accurate 3-color foam “trash” and in a spectacular vintage inspired full color box!

Gentle Giant Ltd’s Jumbos – Just like you remember, only BIGGER!

License: Star Wars
Item Number:  80748
UPC:  814176022175
Dimensions:  6” H x 7.25” W x 14” D
Release Date:  Q2 2017

Bandai Tamashii Nations Movie Realization Ronin Boba Fett ‘Prototype’ Version for SDCC

Another tidbit of SDCC news coming out of Star Wars Celebration. Tamashii Nation’s Movie Realization line is continuing and a ‘Prototype’ version of the Ronin Boba Fett will be an SDCC exclusive and will also be available online via a Bandai website. More details as they become available.  Thanks to and photo from @bobafettfanclub (www.bobafettfanclub.com).

Hasbro’s Star Wars Reveals at Star Wars Celebration: Jaina Solo, Tarkin, SDCC Exclusives and More

We’ve already shared the SDCC exclusives news (premium versions of Luke with speeder and Grand Admiral Thrawn) in other posts but Hasbro has shared details and images of everything revealed at their Star Wars Celebration panel today. 

Outside of the exclusives the big reveals were 6″ figures of Grand Moff Tarkin and Jaina Solo and the annoucement of the return of the Vintage Collection complete with a Fan’s Choice vote. If you’re looking to participate in the vote, get details here

Check out the official images and full details of these new figures below!

Update: Tarkin will be available in Spring 2018. 

  • STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES X-34 LANDSPEEDER & 6-INCH LUKE SKYWALKER (SDCC Exclusive) – Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $89.99/Available at Comic-Con International in San Diego
  • STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN (SDCC Exclusive) – Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available at Comic-Con International in San Diego
  • STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH JAINA SOLO Figure (Fan Figure Vote 2016 Winner) – Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2017
  • STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH TARKIN Figure – Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2019
    STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CLONE COMMANDER GREE – Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Summer 2017, Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us.
  • STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH INFERNO SQUADRON PILOT Figure (Battlefront) – Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2017, Available exclusively at Game Stop.

New 6″ Star Wars Black Series Gamestop Exclusive Available For Pre-Order Now

As Star Wars Celebration continues, the first trailer and details of the Battlefront II game made their debut in a panel for the game. In addtion, a Gamestop exclusive 6″ Black Series figure based on the game was announced and is now available for pre-order. The Inferno Squadron Pilot can be pre-ordered today, but will not be available until Fall.  See the description and image below and pre-order here.

In the wake of the Death Star’s destruction, the Empire created the Inferno Squad to ensure that Imperial secrets would remain safe. Pretend to fend off the REBELLION with this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH INFERNO SQUADRON PILOT Figure from the all-new Star Wars: Battlefront II video game. Figure will be available exclusively at GameStop later this Fall.

Disney and Lucasfilm Celebrate Iconic Heroes from a Galaxy Far, Far Away…with Star Wars Forces of Destiny

More Star Wars Celebration news as Disney and Lucasfilm have just announced Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a new initiative celebrating the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from across the Star Wars universe. An original series of animated shorts (each 2-3 minutes in length) will explore exciting, all new adventures of key characters including Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and others, ahead of books and a TV special later in the year. The stories will also be supported by a line of toys from Hasbro, including new ‘Adventure Figures’ – a fusion between traditional dolls and action figures, creating a whole new way to play Star Wars.

“Star Wars Forces of Destiny is for anyone who has been inspired by Leia’s heroism, Rey’s courage, or Ahsoka’s tenacity,” said Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm. “We’re thrilled that so many of the original actors are reprising their roles in these shorts which capture the small moments and everyday decisions that shape who these characters are. It is a fun new way for people to experience Star Wars.” 

Developed by Lucasfilm Animation, Star Wars Forces of Destiny will remain true to the Star Wars canon, showing how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destinies of beloved characters. Launching in July, the animated micro-series will be available on Disney YouTube ahead of a two-part TV special featuring eight additional shorts on Disney Channel in Fall 2017. Fans will be delighted to hear familiar voices in the series, including: Daisy Ridley (Rey), Felicity Jones (Jyn), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) and Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata as narrator).

Star Wars Forces of Destiny will also be supported by global product extensions, including books, apparel, bedding, and toys – including the new line of ‘Adventure Figures’ created by Hasbro, which bridges the gap between traditional action figures and dolls. Each individually designed figure features dynamic action, like Rey swinging her lightsaber, along with multiple points of articulation to help recreate the characters’ adventures and heroic moments with different poses.

“From Princess Leia to Sabine Wren, Star Wars heroines are unique, and we wanted to represent that in the product line for Star Wars Forces of Destiny,” said Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “The result is the creation of our new ‘Adventure Figures’ that celebrate the power and stories of these incredible characters and allow kids to recreate their most heroic moments at home.”

The 11-inch figures will depict characters including Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, plus loveable sidekicks and epic villains like BB-8, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren and many more. Hasbro is also rolling out Star Wars Forces of Destiny role play and accessories—from Rey’s Extendable Staff, to a new, electronic Jedi Power Lightsaber, which are part of their Star Wars Bladebuilders system.

Adds John Frascotti, President of Hasbro: “As the Star Wars fan base has broadened over the last 40 years, we have continued to add new and exciting play experiences to the Star Wars brand, to engage fans across generations. We’ve worked closely with Disney to bring the storytelling from Star Wars Forces of Destiny to life through this innovative toy line to help connect with new audiences as well as appeal to existing fans.”

Fans attending Star Wars Celebration in Orlando will see a sneak peak of Star Wars Forces of Destiny during the “Heroines of Star Wars” panel on Friday, April 14. The panel, moderated by Amy Ratcliffe – host of “Lattes with Leia” podcast, will feature Carrie Beck – vice president of animation at Lucasfilm and Dave Filoni – executive producer of Star Wars Rebels, as well as Ashley Eckstein, Tiya Sircar and other surprise guests. For a first look at the new Star Wars Forces of Destiny Adventure Figures, stop by Hasbro booth #2744 or check below in the gallery.

Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more details. And watch the preview video below!

 

Bluefin Announces New Star Wars Products Ahead of Star Wars Celebration

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, announces its participation in Star Wars Celebration 2017, the largest dedicated Star Wars convention in the United States.

Star Wars Celebration 2017 takes place April 13-16, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The annual event presents a vibrant, interactive show featuring costumes, exhibits, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panel discussions, and autograph sessions celebrating all things Star Wars related. Details on Star Wars Celebration 2017 are available at http://www.starwarscelebration.com.

Bluefin will exhibit an impressive array of Star Wars products from leading collectibles brands such as Bandai Hobby,Tamashii Nations, and Beast Kingdom. Previews of several exclusive upcoming releases will be shown to attendees throughout the convention and a unique collection of products will be available for purchase. Bluefin will be located in Booth 3110.

Bandai Hobby

Star Wars Celebration attendees will be treated to a pair of realistic displays by Bandai Hobby in the Bluefin booth that recreate the iconic Death Star Trench scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in an impressive 5-foot long diorama, as well as a nearly 5-foot long model of an Imperial Star Destroyer.

Attendees are invited to participate in a Bandai Hobby raffle daily in the booth for a chance to win a free Star Wars model kit as well as surveys that will help shape future releases.

Catch a special display of Bandai Hobby’s latest Star Wars model kit – Jango Fett’s Slave 1. A comprehensive collection of Bandai Hobby kits from the Star Wars line also will be available for purchase.

Manufactured in Japan by Bandai Hobby, the Star Wars Plastic Model line are available in 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144 scale and feature notable vehicles from the classic Star Wars films as well as from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Bandai’s Star Wars Plastic Model kits feature trademark color injection molding techniques resulting in intricately detailed vehicles consistent to their on-screen counterparts. Select kits include themed display bases that can be combined with display stands from other Bandai Hobby Star Wars vehicles to create expansive battlefield dioramas. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the following kits do not require glue.

Tamashii Nations

Bluefin will showcase the impressive upcoming release of Tamashii Nations’s Chogokin x 12”PM R2-D2. Depicted as it appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI: A New Hope this screen accurate diecast figure of the famed astromech droid is the second Star Wars character to join the Chogokin product line alongside the earlier C-3PO release.

A dream collaboration between Star Wars and Chogokin, the hatches open to reveal manipulator arms, it can transform between bi-pedal and tri-pedal modes, and eight LEDs illuminate to capture R2-D2’s trademark expressions. The plastic and diecast figure also includes a cover for use when in bipedal mode, a stand, and a droid control bolt. R2-D2 stands approximately 7 inches tall and weighs over 2 lbs.

The Chogokin x 12”PM R2-D2 will be released in August 2017; Pre-orders will be available during the convention. News on additional Tamashii Nations Chogokin Star Wars releases will be announced during Star Wars Celebration 2017.

Be among the first to catch an exclusive reveal of the newest figures to join Tamashii Nation’s Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars line – Darth Maul, Jango Fett and the Imperial Shadow Trooper! These figures are scheduled for release in North America later this year.

Tamashii Nation’s Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars line pays homage to the Samurai aesthetic in a fun new way and artfully reimagines key Empire characters from the iconic films with feudal-style Japanese armor and weaponry. Each figure is exquisitely constructed with hybrid materials and features up to 15 points of articulation to create endless posing possibilities.

A variety of currently released Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars figures will be available for purchase during Star Wars Celebration 2017.

In addition, on Friday, April 14th Lucasfilm’s Brian Merten joins Bandai Hobby and Tamashii Nations will tease and reveal new announcements on upcoming products not on display in the booth as part of the Star Wars Collectibles Update. An art gallery featuring both Bandai Hobby and Tamashii Nations Star Wars product in eye-catching dynamic scenes will be on display also within the booth.

Beast Kingdom

Browse a comprehensive stock of Egg Attack Star Wars releases, including statues and poseable action figures, available for purchase throughout the convention including:

Egg Attack Stormtrooper “Star Wars”

  • Egg Attack Action First Order Storm Trooper “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
  • Egg Attack Action Kylo Ren “Star Wars”
  • Egg Attack C-3PO “Star Wars”
  • Egg Attack R2-D2 “Star Wars”
  • Egg Attack Action Darth Vader “Star Wars”

Also catch the innovative Beast Kingdom Egg Attack Star Wars Episode V: Millennium Falcon Floating Version in a special chrome edition; the world’s first floating Millennium Falcon! The product uses electromagnetic attraction and repulsion to make this meticulously detailed Millennium Falcon float on air! Catch this Limited Edition chrome variant exclusively at Star Wars Celebration.

Bluefin also will offer Beast Kingdom’s newest light-up umbrellas featuring Star Wars-themed designs for Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and Anakin Skywalker.

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