Archive for the ‘Collectibles’ Category

Clone Wars Clothing Collection Teased

July 11, 2018
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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.

 

Padmé Pop Outfit Revealed, World Asks For More

January 11, 2018

An image on the Podracer Anakin Pop box reveals more prequel Pops (Grievous, Obi-Wan, and Qui-Gon) along with the first image of the upcoming Padmé.  Which is of course the Geonosis crop top.  Fans asked for more Padmés with more of her many outfits and Funko actually responded:

Padmé is due out in early March; it’s a shared exclusive with Game Stop and Emerald City Comic Con.

More Prequel Art From Acme

January 11, 2018

Acme has debuted two new pieces from Jerry Vanderstelt, part of the Timeless series:   Qui-Gon and Padmé.

These are available in two different editions, one for $55 and the other for $175.

More Prequel Pops From Funko

January 9, 2018

You can order Podracer Anakin from Walgreen’s ($10) and based on the spoiler clue given out a few days ago, you might want to order Funko’s Sith Smuggler’s Bounty box by the Jan. 15 deadline.

 

AOTC Star Words: “I Can’t Breathe”

January 5, 2018

Matril covers the crucial fireplace scene from AOTC:

Is this scene romantic? That’s a matter of opinion. If tortured angst is your preferred flavor of romance, then maybe so. Not so much for me — I like happy romance, so the first kiss and the meadow picnic are far more to my taste. But that isn’t to say that this scene is unimportant to me. It’s crucial in providing an insight to Anakin’s viewpoint, a flawed viewpoint that will lead to great pain.

He’s tormented by the possibility of unfulfilled desires. Well, that’s not too unusual, not for any impassioned young person. Lots of teenagers feel like if their crush doesn’t return their feelings, it’s the end of the world. He’s also focused almost entirely on a selfish expression of love, of how it affects him, how much pain he is in. Again, perfectly common for a young person who’s still learning how to think outside of his own limited experience. The problem is that Anakin’s situation doesn’t offer a lot of space to learn and grow out of this mindset, as a well-adjusted teenager should. The Jedi forbid attachment, but it appears that they don’t know what to do with someone who already formed attachments before he entered their Order at all. They don’t offer any resources for Anakin to manage his feelings and learn that selflessness they’re so fond of, because the very fact that he has such feelings is foreign to them.

And though Padmé has some advantage in age and experience here, she’s not really all that different.