In case there was any doubt surrounding the news that George Lucas has been preparing to step way from Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy has been officially named as co-chair of Lucasfilm Ltd. while George will stay on as co-chair and CEO. You can read more about these developments here.
StealThisArt.com has updated today and is offering a cool mash-up style poster titled Empire of the Binary Sun. This 13″ x 19″ print combines Lucas’s Star Wars and Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun into one striking piece. This giclee has a low run of 100 prints and will only be available for a limited time (less than a day as of this post).
Acme is excited to present two new Star Wars silk screen prints releasing on DarkInkArt.com Tuesday, June 12th. Click through for a preview of “The Battle of Yavin” and “The Battle of Yavin Metallic Variant”
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Forum member Grimace found a nice assortment of Vintage Collection figures today at his local Target in Central Iowa. Hopefully the dam will break soon for those in need.
Sideshow has updated their SDCC teaser page with a preview of their upcoming Darth Vader Sixth Scale figure.
Earlier this week, Sideshow Collectibles updated with a teaser of their upcoming C-3PO and R2-D2 Premium Format Figure Set. Head on over to SideshowExperience.com to view what might be there best release yet!
Our friends at Galactic Hunter have posted that Gentle Giant will be releasing a Jumbo Kenner Gonk Droid figure later this year as announced in the latest Star Wars Insider magazine.
LucasArts has revealed a new game based in the Star Wars universe: Star Wars 1313.
Named for Level 1313, a ruthless criminal underground deep below the surface of the planet of Coruscant, the game puts players in control of a deadly bounty hunter as he uses an arsenal of exotic weaponry to hunt down his marks and uncover the truth surrounding a criminal conspiracy. Star Wars 1313 emphasizes epic set pieces and fast-paced combat with a hero who uses human skills and gadgets, rather than supernatural Force powers, to make his way through this dangerous world.
For more details visit StarWars.com and StarWars1313.com and for a brief behind the scenes look check out gametrailers.com.
Sideshow Collectibles has announced the Hunt for the Jedi: General Grievous vs. Shaak Ti Diorama. Watch for the product reveal next week through their Sideshow Experience portal with pre-order details soon to follow.
Hallmark has released details of their Exclusive Keepsake Ornaments for San Diego Comic-Con. Click on through for a high-res image and information regarding this bounty hunter 2-pack.
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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the next addition for the 2012 “Darth Maul” product line. We continue with the Aqua Droid (CW10) from The Clone Wars sub-line.
PROS: The Aqua Droid, though repacked from 2011, is an excellent figure in design, detail and deco. The figure is loaded with articulation resulting in a variety of posing options* and features a cool retractable head. Having a half dozen (or more) of these figures is necessary for an Separatist army builder or general droid fan.
CONS: The knee and ankle/foot joints can get a bit loose with repetitive play, resulting in the figure collapsing under its own weight. *Since this figure is aquatic based, Hasbro should develop a proprietary figure stand in order to display it in a swimming pose.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
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Big Bad Toy Store has updated with new Pre-Orders and New Arrivals this week. Click through to check out the latest Vintage Collection and Clone Wars items!
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