Archive for the ‘Collectibles’ Category

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.

 

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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.

New Anakin Print From Dark Ink

December 22, 2017

Acme’s Dark Ink will start selling a new print called “Anakin’s Path” by Gabz beginning December 27 (next Wednesday) at 4 a.m. PST.  There are two variations:

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This one will sell for $55 and sales are open until Jan. 1.

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This one will sell for $65 and is limited to 150.

For more info, go here.

Acme Limited Edition Prints

December 9, 2017

Who wouldn’t want a Darth Malt?

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There are two versions of this by artist Steve Thomas with different prices and different edition numbers. This one is $55 and this one is $50. Both will ship later this month.

Need Some More PT Holiday Gift Ideas?

December 7, 2017

Hey, it’s not all porgs out there!

This is by no means exhaustive but here are a few more recent things I’ve come across online:

Disney Tsum Tsum pins

What you get is a crap shoot but this wave includes ROTS and AOTC pins. I know they’ve done TPM pins too; you might be able to find those from various pin traders online and of course eBay.

Lucasfilm’s Matt Martin just spotted this Jar Jar t-shirt at Box Lunch. Apparently it’s not online yet:

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And if you hurry you can still snag this tee from Teespring. I got mine yesterday!

New Collectible Photos

December 1, 2017

@StarWarsAlerts posted a pic of Walgreens exclusive Podracer Anakin Funko Pop:

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Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy posted these pics of upcoming SH Figuarts versions of ROTS Anakin and Obi-Wan, Dooku, ROTS Clonetrooper, and Queen Amidala:

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Forever 21 Has A Queen Amidala Tee

November 28, 2017

Forever 21 has carried trend-driven OT SW stuff for the past few years but it finally dropped this iconic Queen Amidala t-shirt.  For a mere $15.90!  I ordered one for myself and it has a looser cut than most juniors tees so feel free to go with your normal size.

I hope to find more prequel F21 stuff in the future!