PROS: As a huge fan of anything related to Ralph McQuarrie, this item struck a chord with me back in 2009 although I only just acquired it recently due to my new and expanding “Concept/Prototype Boba Fett” collection of items. The sculpt and details of this piece captures McQuarrie’s original concept masterfully and the inclusion of the swappable helmet is the perfect touch as it give collectors options for displaying. Paint is minimal, yet effective as the overall off-white, egg shell color gives it a used “in-universe” look.
CONS: Long since sold out, the aftermarket/third party prices on this piece are elevated but there are deals out there to be had from time to time. If you really want to add this piece to your collection, I suggest having a “saved search” on eBay.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this bust is worth adding to your collection.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens lands on Digital HD on April 1and Blu-ray April 5, featuring tons of special features. In celebration, Hasbro is launching the first #StarWars #HasbroToyPic Fan Figure Photo Series and calling on fans to show off their amazing collections and creativity by recreating scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens using Hasbro’s Star Wars figures and vehicles.
Beginning Tuesday, April 5 through Wednesday, May 4 (aka May the Fourth), all photos posted to social using #StarWars and #HasbroToyPic will be considered for inclusion in a Star Wars: The Force Awakens Figure Photo Timeline in the Hasbro booth at San Diego Comic Con. Credit will be given to all creators within the Timeline display. For inspiration and more information, several background scenes provided by Hasbro including Jakku, Starkiller Base, and Takodana and additional #HasbroToyPic details can be found at Hasbro Pulse*.
The 2015 San Diego Comic-Con is gone, but not forgotten. In addition to the exclusive First Order Stormtrooper selling out faster than you can say “Blast it!”, the images of giant TIE Fighters, working R2-D2 robots, and McQuarrie art based statues still dance in our heads.
Last week you had a floor tour of the major booths at the con. Now join Marjorie and Arnie this week as they recap San Diego Comic-Con, including the companies with the best showings and the coolest items coming soon. They are also joined by resident Hot Toys expert Andrew to discuss that TIE Fighter and that even biggerMillennium Falcon, and Berent recounts his experience getting into the Star Wars panel at Hall H!
Also on this week’s show, Steve “The Gingerprince” reports in from a convention on the other side of the pond: London Film and Comic Con. He recounts his celebrity meetings and rare purchases at the con.
Now with Hot Toys, TIE Fighters, Hasbro reveals, and more all from the floor of San Diego Comic-Con International!
Star Wars was back in a big way at San Diego Comic-Con 2015. Hasbro and Hot Toys competed for the most impressive TIE Fighter on the floor. eFX filled a booth with upcoming prop replicas–including a fully functional, life-sized R2-D2, and Gentle Giant couldn’t satiate the demand for both the Jumbo and mini-Bust versions of Boba Fett.
Marjorie and Arnie were there on the floor of the con the entire time, posting interviews, panels, and more to the Star Wars Action News YouTube channel. Now you can download their coverage to your iPhone and feel like you were there at the convention!
With an exclusive Hasbro Q&A, a look forward at offerings from Gentle Giant, a Hot Toys booth tour and so much more, it’s on this episode of Star Wars Action News.
For even more coverage, subscribe to our YouTube channel where you can see the Hasbro Panel, the Star Wars Collectibles Panel, and the Star Wars Books panels in full!
We’re back after an extended break with our quick rundown of highlights and lowlights from SDCC including reveals from Hasbro, Sideshow, Gentle Giant, LEGO and more. Speaking of LEGO, despite the TFA blackout, several sets and minifigure images have leaked onto the web giving us our first look at key vehicles and designs for the upcoming sequel. As always, we wrap things up with our latest acquisitions and reviews – all on Episode #69 of The Realm Recap!
Our friends at Star Wars Action News have posted their QnA with Hasbro from SDCC and they state that the Special Forces TIE Fighter from The Force Awakens will see limited release on September 4th “Force Friday”. You can listen to the entire interview on SWAN’s YouTube Channel.
San Diego has come and gone, but there has been an awakening, and it is the confusion and frustrations of the Star Wars collector. Read on as I attempt to armchair quarterback last week’s Hasbro event and hope for better things to come in our journey to Force Friday.
Topps.com is now offering collectors their SDCC Exclusive Over-sized Star Wars Trading Card Set. Each set includes 10 cards which measure 5×7 inches. There are only a limited number of sets still available and there will be a maximum of 5 sets available for purchase per household.
Several sites at SDCC were been able to secure Q&A sessions with Hasbro’s global marketing team for the Star Wars brand. Check them out below and be sure to share your thoughts back here or at the respective sites.
After Hasbro’s big reveal at SDCC with their massive 6″ TIE Fighter, we’re curious what our readers think… is this a “must have item” or are you disappointed that they are making this $170 toy after telling us for years that things like a Death Star playset, Sail Barge and other 3.75″ items can’t be made?
Sound off in the forums with your thoughts and be sure to take our poll in the forums too!
At 1pm, Topps will be giving away their new Star Wars Galactic Connexions trading discs to 50 lucky fans. The disc features the First Order Stormtrooper which will only be available at SDCC in an extremely limited quantity of 250. Topps Star Wars Galactic Connexions will be on sale on Force Friday, September 4th exclusively in Walmart with 85 characters to collect.
Next up – Topps will be hosting Steve Blum, the voice of Zeb from Star Wars Rebels, at booth 2913 at 3:30pm. He will be signing Topps cards for the first 50 fans.
Also, Topps has oversized vintage style cards for sale. There are ten sets to collect, each with ten cards for a total of 100.