Some of the Star Wars Celebration 2019 Exclusives have been revealed! StarWars.com has posted a few, and they join the exclusive revealed by Bluefin earlier this month. Exclusives include releases by Hasbro, Funko and LEGO. Star Wars Celebration Chicago runs from April 11 – 15, 2019 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Check out the details and photos after the jump.
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Hot Toys has revealed their new Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace – Qui-Gon Jinn 1/6 Scale Figure. The new figure stands about 12.6″ tall, with over 30 points of articulation. Both a Jedi robe, and a Tattooine poncho are included. Qui-Gon Jinn will feature interchangeable hands, a Lightsaber hilt, a light up LED Lightsaber, a swinging blade piece, a Comlink, three holograms, a grappling hook, and a figure stand.
Pre-orders are not yet live. The figure is scheduled for release between the first a second quarters of 2020. You can see photos and additional details after the jump.
Time for a look at figures from the latest wave of Star Wars Black Series to drop, Wave 20’s Mace Windu and Mudtrooper Han Solo. Last year I hit my breaking point with Black Series and had to drop down from being a completionist to just cherry picking the ones I really want. Mace and Mudtrooper Han fit that mold. The rest of the Wave has some nice pieces in it like Padme and the Battle Droid, but for my personal collection I gave them a pass.
Mace is the star here, with a super well done Photo Real head, it’s captures Sam Jackson’s likeness better than most, if not all, figures before it. The robe is still Black Series style soft goods, but for whatever reason I was able to manipulate it to look cleaner this time, more so than on Obi-Wan, Luke or the Emperor. The key is tucking that hood in behind him. Lightsabers on Mace and Grievous are using a new pegging system with rippled pegs to keep it firmly in place, though those pegs are now much thinner so I can see breakages down the line.
The Mudtrooper Han is solid, I dig alternate takes on the helmeted guys and will grab any that come my way. This one is technically Han Solo but with the helmet gear all done up he can be any mindless trooper ready to get blown to bits in your shelf battles.
Both of these guys are dropping now, read on to check out over 80 HD shots of them both courtesy of Dorkside Toys!
It’s been a hot minute since we’ve done any Star Wars Black Series Galleries but today we are getting back in the mix with a look at the first Deluxe figure – General Grievous. The Deluxe line are a size above normal, requiring a different price point and allowing some new larger characters to be done (I’m looking at you Zeb). This is also a “Fan Channel” exclusive, meaning he won’t be popping up in Target or Wal-Mart for now.
D1 Grievous comes with 4 lightsabers, 2 blue and 2 green, a cape with pouches for the saber hilts, and blaster. His arms split into four just like the movies and can individually hold the four sabers. Articulation is good, even though he has a skinny frame the joints are tight and hold their position, rotate at multiple points to allow for posing. Only issue with balance is that he is so lightweight, if you sneeze hard he will tip over, but that’s not due to the engineering. My copy had an abnormally loose shin peg requiring some surgery, but that shouldn’t be line wide. Sculpt and paint are well done, above average. The cape could have been worse, but it’s still not great. The front wrap around in particular is glaringly “soft goods” and not accurate to the movies. I don’t have the answer for making these soft goods legit, but this doesn’t do it for me. The pouch aspect is good tho.
Bottom line, awesome fig, worthy of a pick up. We’ve run him through the motions, check out over 35 HD images after the break courtesy of Dorkside Toys!
Diamond Select Toys has sent out an press release, detailing some Marvel and Star Wars collectibles that have been restocked at the Gentle Giant shop. These include some previously announced statues, bookends, and mini busts. They are also offering a new perk for Premier Guild Members, with a chance to win a bust every month. Check out the details and ordering links below. See some images after the jump.
New Items and a Chance to Win Big from Gentle Giant Ltd.!
Star Wars and Marvel collectors, your ship has come in! Eight new items are back in stock at GG LTD HQ, and they are now up on the site and available to order. Combine that with improved shipping rates for international customers, and there’s never been a better time to visit the Gentle Giant Ltd. web store!
Plus, every Premier Guild member who orders something in-stock during a given month will have the opportunity to win a free bust of their choice from Gentle Giant Ltd.! Simply place an order (no pre-orders) and you’ll be entered, with a drawing at the end of each month.
Here’s what’s back in stock:
- Marvel Animated Ant-Man Statue ($64.99)
- Marvel Movie Collector’s Gallery Thor: Ragnarok Gladiator Hulk Statue ($229.99)
- Marvel Comic Collector’s Gallery Wolverine ’80 Brown Costume Statue ($159.99)
- Marvel Comic Collector’s Gallery Wolverine ’92 Statue ($159.99)
- Star Wars Collector’s Gallery Boba Fett Statue ($159.99)
- Star Wars Princess Leia Hero of Yavin Mini-Bust ($120.00)
- Star Wars Stoneworks Darth Vader Faux Marble Bookend ($84.99)
- Star Wars Stoneworks Stormtrooper Faux Marble Bookend ($84.99)
Don’t forget to use your points to earn discounts on your purchases!
Tamashii Nations has officially unveiled their new Yoda S.H. Figuarts from Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Yoda stands just over 2.75″ tall. The figure includes interchangeable hands, three interchangeable heads, swappable robe styles for standing or sitting, a cane, a Lightsaber, and his Jedi Council Chair. The figure is a Bandai Premium Web Exclusive.
They will open pre-orders on March 10th. The Yoda Figure is priced at 6,480 Yen (about $58 USD). Look for Yoda to be released in August. Check out the new photos after the jump.
Hasbro has revealed a new Star Wars exclusive set. The new Star Wars The Black Series First Order 4-Pack will be available exclusively at Disney Parks, likely coinciding with the launch of Disney’s Star Wars expansion; Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. It features a mix of figures fro mthe films and Disney’s extended Star Wars universe. The set includes three figures and a small droid. the figures are:
- Kylo Ren
- Commander Pyre
- Mountain Trooper
- MSE Droid
The Commander Pyre and Mountain Trooper figures will only be available from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The listing doesn’t state when it will be available, or what the price will be. Read on for more details and the photos.
In a new magazine scan making the rounds, we get our first look at a new Star Wars figure. The scan shows a Yoda S.H. Figuarts from Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. The figure looks to include interchangeable hands, a Lightsaber, and his Jedi Council Chair. The scan lists a price of 6480 Yen (about $58 USD), with different people saying this will be released in August.
We will update with official photos and details once they become available. The image comes courtesy of Toyzfrontline. Click the thumbnail to check it out.
The first Gentle Giant collectibles by Diamond Select Toys debuted at Toy Fair 2019. These include some Star Wars statues and busts, as well as two new Honey Trap statues. You can see the photos by clicking the headline of the story.
Star Wars Statues and Busts
- The Force Awakens – Rey 1/6 Scale Statue
- BB-8 1/6 Scale Statue
- Solo: A Star Wars Story – Chewbacca 1/6 Scale Statue
- The Last Jedi – Luke Skywalker 1/6 Scale Mini Bust
- The Last Jedi – Executioner Trooper 1/4 Scale Statue
- Empire Strikes Back – Darth Vader 1/8 Scale Statue
- Empire Strikes Back – Dengar 1/8 Scale Statue
- Empire Strikes Back – Han Solo in Carbonite 1/8 Scale Statue
- The Last Jedi – Elite Praetorian Guard 1/6 Scale Statue
- Star Wars Tiny Tin Pocket Pals
Here are the Star Wars 1/12 Scale Character Model Kits, and the vehicle Model Kits from Tamashii Nations at Toy Fair 2019.