The next assortment of Star Wars Tsum Tsum featuring characters from Episode I: The Phantom Menace are scheduled for release on April 5. The 7 character set including Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, Sebulba, Queen Amidala and Jar Jar Binks will be available in Disney stores and at DisneyStore.com
Medicom Toy has also announced their 1000% Be@rbrick Darth Maul (Sith Apprentice).
Look for its availability next month as well.
Starting with a remarkable portrait likeness, Sideshow Collectibles’ Darth Maul ‘Duel on Naboo’ Sixth Scale Figure captures every detail of the unforgettable villain as portrayed by Ray Park, from his red and black tattooed flesh, to his sinister yellow eyes and crown of horns. Trained as Darth Sidious’ first apprentice, the vicious warrior wields his distinctive double-bladed lightsaber with removable blades, ready to seek revenge on the Jedi in an epic duel on Naboo.
Be sure to get your exclusive version that includes the severed lightsaber hilt!
Thanks to a tip from Sith_fire30 Creations’ Facebook page, we get a first look at the S.H.Figuarts Obi-Wan Kenobi from The Phantom Menace. They’ve really been knocking out some great product as of late. Stay tuned for the full reveal soon…
PROS: This particular figures scratches one of the often-requested costumes off the “must have” list for Padmé. There is an amazing amount of detail in the sculpt itself and the likeness is spot on with Natalie Portman. Hasbro even went the extra mile to sculpt her some real (non-articulated) legs that are far more detailed than necessary but nice none the less.
CONS: The articulation, while generous, is completely unnecessary for a figure of this type. Posing of the arms in any position other than straight down looks “funny” due to the plastic sculpt of sleeves.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
A new clip from the the Star Wars: The Complete Saga blu-ray has been posted online, this time showcasing more scenes from The Phantom Menace with the replacement of the puppet Yoda with the CGI version.
/Film.com has posted an article and video showing off Yoda’s new CGI look for The Phantom Menace Blu-ray release. I must say it’s a great improvement over the awful puppet used in Episode I.