Tag Archives: gizmodo

3.75″ Black Series Diecast Figures Revealed

Gizmodo has posted the first look at the rumored 3.75″ Black Series die cast figures from the 40th Anniversary Collection. The line launches soon with 5 characters from A New Hope that includes Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo. Each $15 figure includes an interlocking display base and backdrops featuring a film setting and character portrait. Click the image above for a closer look.

UPDATE: For the curious, you can add the following Walmart info to your Brickseek searches for the announced figures above:

LUKE SKYWALKER
SKU 55335328 / UPC 630509536511

DARTH VADER
SKU 55335329 / UPC 630509536528

HAN SOLO
SKU 55335330 / UPC 630509536542

OBI-WAN KENOBI
SKU 55335331 / UPC 630509536559

PRINCESS LEIA
SKU 55335332 / UPC 630509536566

Control Sphero BB-8 Via New Wearable Tech

giz_bb8_wearable

Gizmodo has posted an article regarding the development of a new wearable piece of tech from Sphero to control their popular BB-8. The wrist-worn device uses simple hand gestures to control the rolling droid rather than relying on an app on a smartphone. It will be available later this year as standalone purchase or bundled with BB-8. Also stated in their article is Sphero’s plan to release a weathered/battle-damaged version of the droid as well.