Hot Toys has just announced via Facebook the acquisition of both the 1:6 and 1:4 scale license for Star Wars products.
“A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away…”
We are extremely excited to officially announce today, Hot Toys has acquired the right to manufacture 1/6th scale and 1/4th scale collectible figures from the STAR WARS universe, including the upcoming highly anticipated Star Wars Episode VII that is set to hit theatres in December, 2015. Look forward to the high-end collectibles from the new movie and the original Episode I – VII!
Fans please stay tuned, and “May the Force be with you”!
The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with a unique entry into 2013 “Darth Vader” Collection line of products. Collectors in Japan, courtesy of the Hot Toys/Hasbro partnership, are able to purchase an assortment of blind box “mystery” figures which pull characters from the first waves of Saga Legends and Mission Series sets.
At first look, you may think there is nothing really “new” here but, unlike their carded counterparts in most areas of the world, each of these figures also include a display base/stand similar to what came with the figures in the Saga Collection. The case itself is able to be converted into a shelf display and includes one of each figure.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself if these are something worth adding to your collection.
Looking to add a bit more excitement and realism to your sixth scale figure display? Sideshow now has Hot Toys’ Dynamic Figure Stands available for pre-order that allow you to showcase your collection in jumping, mid-air and flying poses thanks to a flexible pillar.
Hot Toys.jp has announced today that they have entered a partnership with Hasbro, Inc. to distribute their (Hasbro) products in Japan.
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Over on the Hot Toys Community Facebook page, they have revealed some new 1:6 scale figures are in the pipeline for the Star Wars line. Next up on their schedule is Anakin Skywalker, Han Solo followed by a character from Episode II. Hopefully we will be seeing images of these characters soon.
Thanks to Star Wars Action News‘ facebook page for the tip.
In addition to Hasbro Star Wars items, which we covered in Part 1 of our Year In Review Series, 2011 saw many other new additions to Star Wars collecting from the four-figure priced Sideshow Legendary Scale figures to the Star Wars magnetic mini licence plates from Topps, and so much in between. On this week’s second part of our Year in Review series, Arnie, Marjorie, Jerry, Berent, Jay, and Steve look at all the other Star Wars collectibles this year.
And also this week we look at perhaps the single most popular Star Wars product of 2011–the Blu Ray release! Tweaked versions of all six films in the saga, available in high definition with newly remastered sound, these have been top sellers on Amazon for much of the holiday season!
From Hot Toys’ Bespin Luke to Vinylmation’s Disney Theme Park exclusives, Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, LEGO, and much more. It’s all in this week’s episode of Star Wars Action News!
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This sale ends on Monday afternoon – take advantage of our lowest prices ever on items like this: Seacons = $30, Star Wars 2-Pack = $2, Macross Battlepod Exclusive = $9, Mumm-Ra = $3, Futurama 09 = $13, Sonicron = $29 and dozens more great deals! Stock up on all these great deals before the prices go back up on Monday – Dealers welcome to purchase in bulk.
Big Bad Toy Store has updated today and is now taking pre-orders for the all-new Hot Toys Bespin Luke Skywalker. The movie-accurate collectible features two collectible figures per set, highlighting newly developed head sculpts with movable eyes, two figure bodies, two costume styles and highly detailed weapons, accessories and a light-up Weathervane figure base. Head to BBTS for more info.
Hot Toys’ Facebook fan page today teases what might be an exclusive “Luke Revealed” Vader helmet accessory for the upcoming 1:6th scale Bespin Luke Skywalker that will be available for pre-order soon. In a word, awesome! According to the page, the image above is a scan from Milk Magazine. Watch for more details soon.
If the recent STAP and IG-88 announcements weren’t enough, Sideshow as also pulled the wraps off of a 12″ Boba Fett from TESB in their latest SDCC preview video, a life size version of Han in Carbonite and they’ve announced a partnership with Hot Toys to produce and distribute 1/6th scale Star Wars figures as well.