Archive for the ‘Collectibles’ Category

Funko’s NYCC Shared Exclusive Captain Rex

September 18, 2018

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Photo from @MayTheFunkoBWY on Twitter

Funko announced its shared exclusive Pop figure with Hot Topic and NYCC: Captain Rex! Look for this bad boy to drop (if you’re not going to the con or don’t want to wait in line) soon!

Prequel Pix At Star Wars Authentics

September 7, 2018

Star Wars Authentics is a subsidiary of Topps and it has the current license to sell Star Wars autographs and produce official photos.  Not only have prequel alum like Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Ray Park, Temuera Morrison, and TCW’s James Arnold Taylor have autographs available, you can now get still photos from all of the prequel flicks and The Clone Wars.

(As an aside, back in July I was shopping at the SW Authentics booth at Comic Con and chatted with one of the reps.  They’re working on getting more prequel alumni autographs and may land some new names soon.)

 

Sideshow’s Darth Maul Goodies

July 28, 2018

Do you have display space and a lot of money?  Then Sideshow’s two new Darth Maul figures might be for you!

First there’s the Darth Maul Special Edition Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys that comes with various accessories and for some lucky collectors a holographic Sidious.  It’s $282 and there’s an installment plan available.  It’s due to ship the fourth quarter of 2019.

Then there’s the Darth Maul With Sith Speeder Special Edition also by Hot Toys that comes with well, a speeder.  This version is $405 but it can be yours for $52.07 a month.  It’s due out the fourth quarter of 2019.

 

WOW! Clone Wars Trailer Scores 3.7 Million Views In Just Over 24 Hours

July 21, 2018

And that’s just on the official Star Wars (You Tube) Channel.  That doesn’t count other channels posting the same trailer; there’s one I saw with 425K views.

BTW, here’s a video of the SDCC panel room’s reaction to the trailer:

Clone Wars Clothing Collection Teased

July 11, 2018

Cool Stuff For Prequel Fans

July 5, 2018

Anakin And His Angel posted a bunch of cool stuff for prequel fans (especially Anidala fans).  They include stamp sets, pins, stickers, and t-shirts…like this brand new shirt from BoxLunch!

Attention Shoppers! PT/CW Stuff On The Way

June 22, 2018

Earlier this week, Funko announced a series of Clone Wars Pops coming in August:  Anakin, Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Ahsoka (along with a Hot Topic exclusive version).  There will be a shared SDCC/Hot Topic exclusive Cad Bane coming next month.

And that’s not all for Clone Wars news.  Ashley Eckstein hinted a couple of days ago that there will be a Clone Wars clothing line for both men and women coming soon!

Meanwhile, Sideshow announced its SDCC exclusives, including a Hot Toys Dark Side ROTS Anakin Skywalker 1/6 scale figure.  Yours for $265, it’s available for pre-order for attendees and whatever’s left will be on sale through the website after the con.

 

Hot Toys Dooku and Yoda

June 15, 2018

Hot Toys, in its quest to deprive us of money, just posted preview pics of its upcoming Count Dooku and Yoda 1/6 scale figures.  Check ’em out here and here.

Sideshow has them up for pre-order.  Dooku is going for $243, Yoda is going for $189.

 

Funko’s ROTS Smuggler’s Bounty Box

May 16, 2018

Funko’s Smuggler’s Bounty box series has up for pre-orders its upcoming ROTS set.  If you’ve never purchased one before, it generally comes with at least one Pop bobble head, another Funko-manufactured figurine, and a load of cool stuff/surprises.  For example in the Sith box I got a Kylo Ren/Darth Vader t-shirt, a Darth Vader drink cup, and a Count Dooku Pop among other goodies.  Given that Pops alone go for at least ten bucks and t-shirts average $20-25 these days, it’s a really good deal for $25.

The deadline for ordering is July 15!

AOTC Star Words Part 20

February 11, 2018

One of the saddest and most consequential moments in the saga:

Being separated from his mother for ten years, all the while not knowing whether he’ll ever see her again, is painful enough. Even adults usually get to go back and visit once in a while, or at least stay in contact. Anakin has instead been expected to behave as if he never knew his mother, like all the other Jedi. That’s hard enough. But now they are reunited under the most brutal of circumstances, only to have her die in his arms mere moments later.

For Anakin, the pain is unthinkable, unbearable. It drives him to murderous vengeance. It leads him, ultimately, to the extremes of the Dark Side in a futile attempt to prevent such pain from ever happening again.

But for Shmi, the moment is miraculously peaceful. It seems like that she has been clinging to life for some time in spite of her mortal injuries, waiting perhaps for her son to return. Through her agony and exhaustion she recognizes him, smiles and expresses how proud she is.