Archive for the ‘Collectibles’ Category

Flip Flop Between Vader and Anakin

May 18, 2017

Havaianas–Brazilian purveyors of patterned flip flops–has a Star Wars line and LadyJediScientist spotted this style featuring Vader on one foot and Anakin on the other. Available only in men’s sizes (sorry gals unless you have size 10+ feet). Yours for $26.00.

New T-Shirt From Her Universe

May 11, 2017

This shirt featuring Padmé and Leia was previewed at Celebration and now it’s available just in time for Mother’s Day.  Plus it’s 15% off, so hurry if you want to save a few bucks!

If you live near a Disney park, Ashley Eckstein and artist Ashley Taylor will be appearing this weekend to promote the shirt and an exclusive print featuring the artwork.   They will be at the WonderGround Gallery at Downtown Disney in Anaheim tomorrow 6-8 p.m. and at the Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs in Orlando 12-2 p.m. on Sunday.

15 Years of AOTC: My 10 Favorite Collectibles & Tie-Ins

May 8, 2017

What’s a Star Wars film without brand new merchandise? Not nearly as much was made for AOTC as was for TPM, something I found frustrating when I went to look for new t-shirts at the time. While they were light on the tees and there was no fast food tie-in, there were still plenty of goodies hoping to drain my bank account.

10. Frito-Lay Buckets Target Exclusive

I wasn’t able to find a photo and mine is in storage, but Target had these colorful lidded buckets that had photos from all of the existing films including AOTC. Inside the buckets were snack-sized bags of chips, Cheetos, and Fritos. Even in my pre-weight loss state I was not about to eat all of those snacks myself, so I brought the bags to work, waited until about 10-11 a.m., dumped them in the break room, and sent out an e-mail. Problem solved.

9. AOTC Mini Puzzles

These little suckers were around 99 cents at Wal-Mart and each had poster art of various characters. They were so cheap and so small, I bought the whole set.

8. Star Wars Attack of the Clones Visual Dictionary

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Your quick and dirty guide to everything in the movie with colorful photographs, helpful descriptions, and details that may or may not be canon anymore.

7. Star Wars Celebration II T-Shirt

It took over two hours to buy this shirt and the exclusive Jorg Sacul action figure from the Celebration store. Some things never change! Again, no picture but it was blue with the Celebration II logo on the front and on the back a split image of Darth Vader and Anakin, with the convention dates and location (Indianapolis). A few months later I was walking through a Marshalls when a kid saw my shirt and went nuts. Heh heh.

6. SH Figuarts Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Padmé

I don’t have all of these yet but I love what I’ve seen so far! The Japanese make the best Star Wars stuff.

5. Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber (Master Replicas)

Not the kiddie plastic version, but the cool light up collectible version that went for a pretty penny. But I got a good deal on mine from FAO Schwarz when it was closing at Tysons Galleria.

4. Padmé Amidala Paper Doll Book

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I loved the TPM Queen Amidala Paper Doll book, so I snapped this one up in a hurry. Sadly they didn’t do one for ROTS.

3. Gentle Giant Mini Busts

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Gentle Giant was a new licensee and its first gig was making mini busts of the film’s Big Three, using a new 3D modeling technology that required parking the actors in a booth and having their features scanned.

2. Senator Theater Exclusive T-Shirt and Ticket

The Senator Theater in Baltimore, MD used to make special posters, tickets, and t-shirts to celebrate a new movie release. I went up to Baltimore for a showing of AOTC that summer and of course bought the shirt, featuring Anakin/Vader looming over the theater with “Episode II” on the marquee and Yoda working the ticket booth.

1. Anakin and Padmé Wedding Action Figures

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Officially known as Secret Wedding Anakin and Secret Wedding Padmé and sold separately (you’re cruel, Hasbro), they seemed ready more for love than anything else. Basically a wedding cake topper for fangirls, it doesn’t have the most awesome sculpting and it can be tricky to get Anakin to stand, but I love an action figure set devoted to a ‘ship. Plus if you look up Padmé’s skirt, you can see her underwear and a garter belt. It’s canon.

Utinni Bikini’s New Padmé Inspired Wear

May 4, 2017

Independent purveyor of fangirl fashion and swimsuits Utinni Bikini has a new line of tops and tunics inspired by Padmé’s ombre-hued lake gown from AOTC:

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The tops start at $52.99 and the dresses start at $55.99. Sizes run from XS to 3X.

George Shot First May the 4th Promo

May 4, 2017

Through tomorrow, shoppers can get four bucks off everything at George Shot First.  Get free shipping when you buy two or more items.

General Grievous Coming Soon From Bandai

April 24, 2017

Star Wars The Prequel Trilogy (on Facebook) posted a couple of pictures of Bandai’s upcoming General Grievous 6-inch scale model figure.  It’s fully articulated:

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Expect it out sometime this year.  I hope I’ll get to see it at SDCC this summer.

More Independent PT Fashions

April 10, 2017

Check out this japor snippet t-shirt from Redbubble ($23.08+).  Available in a bunch of colors.  I’m getting one next paycheck.

If you want to add some scarves to your wardrobe, there’s this shop on Redbubble and this one sells Jar Jar action figure print scarves.

 

Prequel Tea Party

April 6, 2017

LadyJediScientist found Adagio Teas, which sells blends based on various fandoms.  There are a lot of Star Wars ones, including a bunch of prequel-flavored (?) blends.  You can buy Jedi blends, Clone Wars blends, and even a Varykino blend.  Sign up for a $5 coupon when you visit the site.

ROTS Tsum Tsums Out Today

April 4, 2017

You can order them for $6 apiece on the Disney Store’s site; unfortunately there are no special t-shirts to go with the collection.  Bummer.

Yet More PT T-Shirts

April 3, 2017

Prequel Tees has opened shop with yet more prequel designs for a hungry fandom.  These are inspired by /r/prequelmemes, meaning you can find a shirt with the entire tale of Darth Plagueis or show your support for Palpatine.