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NERF Rival Apollo XV-700 Star Wars Mandalorian Edition Blaster And Face Mask

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

I’m not the biggest fan of store exclusive variants, but GameStop is currently offering a pre-order for a NERFRival Apollo XV-700 Blaster with an exclusive Mandalorian paint job, and a matching mask.

The NERF Rival line consists of various unique blasters that fire foam spheres rather than darts, and feed from translucent magazines. The Rival in the name comes from the fact that the blasters in the series are generally available in either solid blue or red colors, signifying opposite teams. While I would have liked to see a more Mandalorian-inspired face mask, all the same, this is a cool release if you’re into NERF and Star Wars.

The release date for the Mandalorian Apollo XV-700 w/ Face Mask is November 17th of this year, coinciding with the release of ‘Star Wars: Battlefront 2’.

You can pre-order the blaster at www.gamestop.com/collectibles/toys/nerf-rival-apollo-xv-700-star-wars-mandalorian-edition-blaster-and-face-mask-only-at-gamestop/147524.

Star Wars Battlefront II Reveal Trailer

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Check out this reveal trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II, which premiered as part of this year’s Star Wars Celebration. DICE’s Battlefront, a reboot of the beloved Star Wars Battlefront series developed by Pandemic Studios in the mid 2000s, was a technically-impressive but somewhat lackluster game, featuring gorgeous graphics mixed with what ultimately felt more like Battlefield groundplay in a Star Wars skin, and vehicle combat which many gamers felt paled in comparison to its predecessor series. This sequel promises an actual story campaign, along with key battles from all three eras of the current Star Wars mainline canon, and the addition of space combat.

Hopefully, with this iteration of the Battlefront series, the game truly improves on its predecessor, and draws a bit more from Pandemic’s previous take on the franchise.

Star Wars Black Series ‘Vintage Kenner’ Figures

Monday, February 27th, 2017

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Hasbro and Gentle Giant Studios has partnered up to produce a new line of Star Wars Black action figurines, inspired by the original Star Wars Kenner toys in both sculpt and packaging, but updated with over 20 points of articulation, and better accessories.

All 12 of the original 1978 Kenner figures will be represented in this line, with the first wave comprising of the following:

Han Solo
Luke Skywalker
Obi Wan
Princess Leia
R2-D2

www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSC1688A#desc

Anovos – Rogue One Replica Death Trooper Helmet

Monday, December 12th, 2016

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Anovos, known for their extremely high-quality licensed costumes and props, is releasing a replica Death Trooper helmet based on the upcoming Rogue One film. The helmet, digitally scanned from the actual movie props, is made of fiberglass, with a fully lined interior.

If you have $615 lying around, you can pre-order the helmet at the link below:

www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=ANV10130&mode=retail

Star Wars – Tatooine Cosplay Starter Kit

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

 

OK, so these two items are in no way, shape, or form known in any official terms as the “Tatooine Cosplay Starter Kit”. However, if you are looking for either a foam Tusken Raider’s Gaffi Stick, or are cosplaying as a Gamorrean guard (The pig guys that guard Jabba’s palace) and need one of their weapons (in foam), then these are honestly your best bet. We got ours on Disney property, so if you’re ever in the area be on the lookout for them.

Nixon Watches – Star Wars Collection – Boba Fett

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Nixon Watches has released a collection of Star Wars-themed watches and accessories. As is usual, I’m focusing largely on the gear themed after the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter, although Nixon’s offerings extend to other themes, such as R2-D2, Darth Vader, and Stormtroopers, as expected.

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A-10 Backpack

The A-10 Backpack is a top loading pack made of distress PU coated canvas, in a colorway resembling Boba Fett’s outfit. The main storage compartment features zipper closure and internal organization, and the pack also sports two vertical front accessory pockets, a side entry laptop compartment, and stretch mesh side pockets. Plus, it comes with a Han Solo in carbonite zipper pull.

www.nixon.com/us/en/a-10-backpack-sw

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Ranger SW

The Ranger SW watch, in ‘Boba Fett Red / Gray’, features Miyota Japanese quartz 3-hand movement, and a 44mm, 10 ATM custom stainless steel case. Additional features include a unidirectional stainless steel bezel, a date window at 6 o’clock, and maroon metallic anodized aluminum bezel inlay with orange Boba Fett kill stripe detailing.

www.nixon.com/us/en/ranger-sw

Stormtrooper Range Targets By theCrow65

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

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While Episode 6 proves that Stormtroopers are incapable of hitting an Ewok at any range, I still felt the above target, sent in as a tip from admin over at Soldier Systems Daily, was worth a post. However, it would be remiss of me not to try and figure out where it came from, since that info wasn’t provided. Luckily, a quick Google image search revealed that this, and other targets, are likely the work of Deviant Art user ‘theCrow65’, who didn’t just stop at Ewoks, but has an entire line of Stormtrooper targets, including Han, Leia, Tusken Raiders, and my personal favorite:

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You can check out the rest of theCrow65’s work at thecrow65.deviantart.com/art/stormtrooper-target-V-110383878.

Star Wars Launch Bay

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

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Someone close to TFB recently attended the Star Wars Launch Bay attraction at Disneyworld Parks, and took plenty of pics for me to share with the masses.

Luke Skywalker Kill Count Supercut

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

I’ve shown a few kill count supercut videos featuring action stars such as Van Damme and Schwarzenegger, but they have nothing on Luke Skywalker, the Jedi with a kill count of over 369,000, and yes, that does include the Death Star. Anyone want to take a guess on how many more victims he’ll rack up in Episode VII?

if Industries – “First Shot” DL4.4oz Blaster Flask

Monday, November 16th, 2015

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Insignificant Fish Industries has created a 4.4 oz flask called the “First Shot” based on Han Solo’s DL-44 heavy blaster pistol. The silver muzzle is the flask’s cap and unscrews to be a 1.5oz shot glass. As of now, it is an unlicensed product, so it’s technically unavailable, but here’s to hoping it gets the go ahead for actual production sometime down the line.

www.insignificantfish.blogspot.ca/2015/11/first-shot-dl44oz-blaster-flask

Hot Toys – First Order Flametrooper

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

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Sideshow Collectibles currently has a pre-order up for the First Order Flametrooper from the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. The figure is 1/6 scale, and comes complete with a hexagonal stand with the First Order emblem.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-first-order-flametrooper-hot-toys-902575

Star Wars Battlefront Gameplay Trailer

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Trailers are supposed to make games look cool, so take it with a grain of salt, but to be fair it does look pretty darn cool. Plus, a playable Emperor Palpatine.

Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens Official Trailer

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Wow, it’s a real trailer! Y’know, one that builds anticipation without spoiling the whole plot?

Anovos – The Force Awakens First Order Stormtrooper Helmet Pre-Order

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

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Do you like the new Stormtrooper design, particularly the helmet? Would you like a high-quality prop replica helmet to wear to the range to which you can attribute any misplaced shots? Well, high-end prop manufacturer Anovos is selling pre-orders on the standard line First Order Stormtrooper helmets. The helmets are derived from the digital files used in the production of the upcoming Episode VII, and they’re constructed of lightweight injection-molded plastic.

Shipping is estimated to start January 2016, so unfortunately you won’t be wearing these to The Force Awakens when it comes out in theaters, but at least you’ll be set for any upcoming conventions that year.

www.anovos.com/products/star-wars-first-order-stormtrooper-helmet-accessory-standard-line-pre-order

Star Wars VII NERF Blasters

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Last Friday, Hasbro released a few new Episode VII NERF blasters as part of the Force Friday toy release.

These were available at Toys-R-Us, but they should be available at other stores as well.

nerf.hasbro.com/en-us

BB-8 Sphero

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

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Sphero is an app-enabled robotic ball that can be controlled with your mobile device. BB-8 is the new R2-D2. Thanks to the power of marketing, both have been combined into a licensed technological offering that added $20 to the MSRP when compared to the original. All snark aside, it’s a pretty neat little toy. The head stays level while the spherical portion moves, and according to the manufacturer “BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands.”

store.sphero.com/products/bb-8-by-sphero

Remember Furby?

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Well, thanks to the magic of licensing, Hasbro will soon be releasing a Chewbacca-themed Furby named, appropriately enough, Furbacca. No word on whether the giant sized variant will be available for purchase.

Star Wars: Battlefront – Multiplayer Gameplay

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Although I questioned Disney’s decision to allow EA exclusive development rights to all future Star Wars video games, it looks like the team at DICE has crafted one of the best Star Wars video games yet.

Star Wars: Battlefront drops November 17th, 2015.

Star Wars Play Arts Kai – Boba Fett Figure

Monday, June 8th, 2015

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The latest in Square-Enix’s Play Arts Kai line of licensed Star Wars figures, this highly-detailed Boba Fett figurine comes in at approximately 10.25″ tall, and is made of pre-painted PVC.

It comes complete with the following accessories: Heavy Blaster, Blast Pistol, 2 Knives, Fire Artillery Parts, 2 Jet Parts, and 4 Optional Hand Parts.

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The figure was available for pre-order on Big Bad Toy Store, however those got sold out really quick. The expected release date is sometime in July 2015, so keep an eye out around then if you’re interested.

www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SEP10521&mode=retail

ThinkGeek – Han Solo Mini Fridge

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

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Exclusive to ThinkGeek, the Han Solo mini fridge is capable of storing up to 17 cans of soda, and despite Carbonite involving flash-freezing, the fridge also features a warm setting.

Cooling Capability: approx. 32-44°F
Heating Capability: approx. 131-149°F

www.thinkgeek.com/product/1caf

Star Wars Battle Of Hoth Gaming Table

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Star Wars Episode VII Teaser – The Hasselhoff Edit

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Star Wars Teaser – David Hasselhoff Edit from Smyths on Vimeo.

An enterprising individual posted a mash-up video with the Kung Fury theme ‘True Survivor’ playing over footage of the two Star Wars Episode VII teasers.

Star Wars Battlefront Reveal Trailer

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

First an awesome trailer for Episode VII, and now this? It’s a good time to be a Star Wars fan!

Star Wars Battlefront drops November 17th, 2015.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer 2

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

I know it’s just a trailer, and as great a trailer it is they’re meant to entice you to go watch the film, but Lucas isn’t directing The Force Awakens, so that’s excitement enough.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens drops Christmas, 2015.

Star Wars Humble Bundle

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

If you’re not familiar with a Humble Bundle, it’s a collection of digital media, usually video games, literature, or movies, with a price point that is decided entirely by the purchaser. These bundles are available for a limited time, typically two weeks or so. Humble Bundles generally have a baseline offer that can be purchased at any price, including just $1, and feature incentive rewards, where higher paying customers who reach certain money milestones are offered more content. Additionally, many of these bundles have a charitable organization attached to them, and purchasers can choose how much of their donation goes to the charity, the game developers, and the Humble Bundle organization itself.

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I bring this up because the current headlining Humble Bundle happens to be centered around Star Wars video games, a lot of good Star Wars video games. This time, the charitable organization is the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, partnered with Star Wars Force for Change. Only $12 will net you what is currently $115 worth of Star Wars games to be played on your PC, it’s going towards a good cause (your donation can even go 100% to UNICEF if you want it to), and there’s a good chance that even more games will be added to the donation incentives, which you retroactively get if you donate early.

www.humblebundle.com