Posts Tagged ‘Collectibles’

Because I’m Too Tired…

July 21, 2017

The irony of being at a con is that you have less time to report on what’s happening at the con than the people who are 2500 miles away at home or at work.

I didn’t go to the Star Wars publishing panel, but Naboo News nicely summarized some upcoming prequel releases from Star Wars.com’s announcements.  Keep an eye out for the upcoming Mace Windu comics series from Marvel (Mace Windu:  Jedi of the Republic), “Tales of Hope & Courage” from the Forces of Destiny line, some kids-related stuff in the “Journey to The Last Jedi” line, and “Star Wars:  Creatures and Aliens” from Abrams.

By the way, if you’re keeping up with the Star Wars Little Golden Books, the new wave (stuff like “I Am A Pilot” and “I Am A Princess”) features prequel stuff galore.

Hasbro also unveiled some new products in the pipeline, including the Padmé doll from the Forces of Destiny line and a 6″ Black Series Captain Rex:

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Upcoming Anakin Skywalker Sixth Scale Figure

July 19, 2017

Sideshow Collectibles previewed Hot Toys’ upcoming Anakin Skywalker Sixth Scale figure at SDCC:

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No word on when it’ll be available but previous Hot Toys offerings were around $250. I’ll be taking a look at it in person tomorrow!

New Tees At Target

July 17, 2017

A reader tipped off a new tee from Target featuring PT and OT characters in a “Star Wars” alphabet, only $12.99.

Then while browsing I spotted this one, also for $12.99, featuring everyone’s favorite villains.

Her Universe Debuts Naboo-Inspired Wear

July 14, 2017

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Her Universe dropped pictures of a ton of new items available next week at SDCC and online, including a cardigan with Padmé’s royal signet and a skirt with a Naboo print. Someone found the cardigan already available at a Box Lunch store.

Eric Tan Prequel Art Available Again

June 30, 2017

Bottleneck Gallery sold out of these fast a while ago but now Dark Ink (Acme Studios) has more prints of Eric Tan’s prequel trilogy posters available.  Each poster is $50 or get all three for $140.  To order go here.

Thanks to a sharp-eyed reader for catching these!

Clone Wars-Themed Dresses

June 29, 2017

Scavenger’s Outpost sells independent Star Wars fangirl wear, including t-shirts and some nifty dresses.  Most of them are Clone Wars-themed:

“Rebel Leader”

“Oh Captain, My Captain”

“Wolfpack”

“Not Just Another Number”

The dresses cost $80 and sizes vary from dress to dress.

Uh, Where’s Padmé?

June 25, 2017

The Wookiee Gunner posted images and info on the upcoming Forces of Destiny line meant to tie in with the animated series.  Looks like wave 1 consists of Disney chicks only, with two different Leias coming out sometime after that.  Allegedly Ahsoka is due out “later this year.”

One character conspicuously absent is Padmé, even though she is supposed to be featured in the Forces of Destiny series.  Of course, it’s not the first time they’ve had amnesia on the prequel trilogy’s main heroine…

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.