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Sideshow Collectables – Boba Fett Life-Size Figure

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Boba Fett, who’s coolness factor way overshadows the relative ease by which he met his demise in ‘Return of the Jedi’, has been given the life-size replica treatment by Sideshow Collectables, in collaboration with noted prop replica specialists Tom Spina Designs. Standing in at over 6 feet tall, ligh up theme base included, this replica features authentically replicated armor, along with an articulated helmet with adjustable rangefinder, detailed fabric costume, light-up chest panel, and braided Wookie scalp; not to mention his weapons and jetpack.

Ultimately, who among us wouldn’t want a life-size Boba Fett replica in their possession? The answer is: anyone who doesn’t want to spend $8500 on one. Yeah, the price is pretty steep, but, hey, at least the shipping’s free.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-boba-fett-sideshow-collectibles-400301

Entertainment Earth – Han Solo Carbonite Costume

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

It’s a bit early for Halloween costume ideas, but if you’re looking to dress up and surplus fatigues and gear aren’t looking too appealing, then why not give the classic ‘roguish-smuggler-encased-in-carbonate’ look a try? Available for pre-order on Entertainment Earth, this Han Solo in Carobonite costume is pretty self-explanatory. It consists of an inflatable carbonite slab with battery-operated fan, grey gloves, and a Han Solo in carbonite mask.

www.entertainmentearth.com/product/star-wars-han-solo-in-carbonite-inflatable-costume

Anovos – Luke Skywalker ‘Red Five’ Prop Replica Helmet

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Anvos, noted movie and television prop replica maker, is releasing a movie-accurate replica of Luke Skywalker’s ‘Red Five’ Rebel Pilot Helmet from the Battle of Yavin AKA the destruction of the Death Star. Created from digital scans, as well as measurements of the original prop and references from screen-used production assets, this helmet features an exterior made of ABS plastic with a fully-lined interior, including comlink boom and earcup cushions. This helmet is adjustable, however only up to a US 8 hat size.

As is usually the case with products like these, it’s available as for pre-order, and is estimated to be available on January 2019.

www.entertainmentearth.com/product/star-wars-luke-skywalker-rebel-pilot-helmet-prop-replica

Sideshow Collectables – Hot Toys Han Solo Sixth Scale Figure

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Hot Toys is producing a highly-detailed 1/6 scale figure baseed on Han Solo as seen in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’. The figure will feature a newly-developed head sculpt, and accessories including Han’s iconic DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol, a communicator, and Han’s gold-colored lucky dice. Seen above is the deluxe version, which will come with Han’s Vandor cold weather gear; an image of the standard version can be seen below.

This figure is available for pre-order, with an expected delivery date between July and September 2019.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-han-solo-deluxe-version-hot-toys-903610

Star Wars – Custom Made Wood Millennium Falcon

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Made by Etsy store lovemycustomwood, this Millennium Falcon model comes in at 32 1/2″ x 21 1/2″, and is carved from solid white cedar. The shop also offers other Star Wars themed pieces, including a smaller Falcon at half the price, various SW helmets, and an AT-AT and TIE Fighter.

www.etsy.com/listing/543392244/star-wars-large-32-12-in-long-millennium

Solo: A Star Wars Story Official Teaser

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Let’s be honest, no one’s going to feel right playing roles originally filled by Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams, plus ‘The Last Jedi’ was a dumpster fire.

TFB Christmas Gift Idea – Bandai – Star Wars PG 1/72 Millennium Falcon (A New Hope) Model Kit

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Yeah, you’re going to see a lot of Star Wars on here in the coming weeks, what with Episode VIII coming out (very) soon, and Disney pumping out the licensed products like clockwork.

Anyway, Bandai Japan is releasing a meticulously-detailed 1/72 scale model of the Millennium Falcon under their ‘Perfect Grade’ series, which is their line of meticulously-detailed plastic model kits. Made of ABS plastic, the kit is based on “thorough research of the 67-inch studio model used in [A New Hope]”. That translates to photo-etched parts, water-transfer decals, and an LED unit which illuminates the engines, landing gear, cockpit, and boarding ramp. It also includes seated Han, Luke, Leia, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan, and C-3PO figurines.

The best part? No glue required!

The price? Four Benjamins, but this is a hobby-grade, highly-detailed model, so that price isn’t unexpected.

You can get one here: www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/64761

Sideshow Collectables – Life Size K-2SO

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Rogue One was pretty great, and one of its best characters is K-2SO, the reprogrammed Imperial security droid with the snarky attitude. For those of us to whom money is no object, Sideshow Collectables is releasing a “life size” K-2SO figurine for you to proudly display in your location of choice. And when they say “life size”, they mean it; K-2SO stands at 94″ (~8 ft.) tall, and features weathered and detailed armor, red and yellow details on his shoulders and panels, and an Empire logo on his shoulder. The statue is made of fiberglass, resin, and non-descript metal, with a poseable head and light-up eyes.

This is (understandably) a limited edition piece, with a hefty price tag of… wait for it… $8900. But, luckily for any prospective buyers, there’s an affordable payment plan; just $801 a month, and, get this, the shipping is free!

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-k-2so-sideshow-collectibles-400319

ThinkGeek – Exogorth Space Slug Snow Globe

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

The Exogorth, AKA that space slug the Millennium Falcon flies out of in Empire Strikes Back, is now immortalized in Snow Globe form thanks to ThinkGeek and their licensing of the Star Wars brand. If your suspension of disbelief ends at how this particlar scene makes for a good snow globe, the product specification states it could be hundreds of Mynocks (the bat creatures that latch onto the ship in the same scene), so we’ll go with that.

www.thinkgeek.com/product/huip

Onnit – Star Wars Fitness Equipment

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

The Star Wars license can be found all over the place, from the expected – toys, games, clothing, collectables, to the weird – instruments, cookbooks, and even a sick bag. This line of fitness equipment from Onnit edges more towards the weird side, not so much because it’s fitness equipment with Star Wars licensing, but because it consists of items including a Death Star slam ball and a Boba Fett kettlebell. After all, there’s no better way to get in shape than cleaning a galactic bounty hunter’s head, or doing yoga on Han Solo’s carbonited body.

www.onnit.com/starwars

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

Friday, August 25th, 2017

I’m not the biggest fan of store exclusive variants, but GameStop is currently offering a pre-order for a NERF Rival 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.

Hot Toys – 1/6 Scale Grand Moff Tarkin

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Hot Toys has another impressive-looking Star Wars 1/6 scale figurine coming out, this time of Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, as he appeared in ‘A New Hope’. This figure features a newly developed head scuplt, a remarkable likeness of actor Peter Cushing, along with a cloth Imperial uniform, and Tarkin’s high back chair.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-grand-moff-tarkin-hot-toys-903111

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?