TIE Fighter Pilot Coming to Gentle Giant’s Jumbo Collection

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Published on: April 22, 2014

On Friday we posted links for new Gentle Giant pre-orders and also a tease for an announcement coming yesterday from Action Figure Insider.

That announcement is for a Jumbo Retro TIE Fighter Pilot.  The pre-order is coming shortly from Gentle Giant and the Pilot is due in the first quarter of 2015.  Head over to Action Figure Insider for all the details.

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Gentle Giant April 2014 Pre-Orders: Darth Vader Monument & Rebels Maquette

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Published on: April 18, 2014

Gentle Giant posted two new Star Wars pre-orders last night, one to expand their Monument line and one in anticipation of the new Star Wars Rebels cartoon debuting later this year on Disney XD.

First up, the new Darth Vader Life Size Monument.  Based on the aesthetic of the vintage Kenner action figures and Gentle Giant’s own line of Jumbro Retro figures, this six foot tall, articulated action figure will come with a vinyl cape and lightsaber.  He rings in at a $2,600 but will ship for free in the US when he’s released in the first quarter of 2015.

Next is a new maquette featuring two characters from Rebels, Ezra and Chopper.  The photo shows the concept art and it hasn’t been approved by Lucas Licensing yet.  Chopper, C1-10P, is the new astromech droid that will be helping out the heroes of the show, including young Ezra.  The maquette is also due in the first quarter of 2015 and is priced at $120.

Although it’s not a pre-order yet, Gentle Giant’s email also included a tease for a new item that will be announced on ActionFigureInsider.com on April 21st.  From the advertisement it appears that it’ll be related to The Empire Strikes Back and probably the Jumbo line because of the Kenner logo.  Could the sunburst logo be a hint?  That was the design of the vintage Boba Fett mail-away offer.  We’ll have to wait for Monday to find out.

Diamond Select Toys is Attending C2E2

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Published on: April 18, 2014

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The Diamond Select Toys team always has a great time in Chicago, so they are happy to announce that they will be setting up a booth at this year’s Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, April 25-27! Come by booth #713 to check out the newest products and fill some holes in your collection, and then come to two panels spotlighting DST’s upcoming releases!

Panel information is as follows:

Minimates: Marvel Comics, The Walking Dead, Clerks and More!
Saturday, April 26, 11:15am-12:15pm, Room #S401CD

Minimates may be tiny, but they’re getting even bigger in 2014! Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira, Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat and prototype painter Jeff Stephens will discuss what’s coming up for the popular 2-inch mini-figure line, including new series based on Marvel Comics, Marvel movies, The Walking Dead, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Sin City, Aliens, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more! Check out new artwork, sit in on a Q&A session, and stick around for a Minimates prize drawing at the end of the panel!

Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds
Saturday, April 26, 3:00pm-4:00pm, Room #S401CD

The creative minds at Diamond Select Toys are known for their diverse product lines, from 7-inch Select action figures to electronic vehicles to role-play items to vinyl banks. With Minimates represented elsewhere, the DST team will attempt to cover every non-Minimates item they have coming up, from such brands as Marvel Comics, Plants vs. Zombies, Batman, The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Star Trek, Universal Monsters, Godzilla, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Clerks, Lost in Space, Alien, Sin City and more! Panelists will include Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira, Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat and EMCE Toys co-founder Paul “Dr. Mego” Clarke. They’ll also hold a Q&A, announce a brand-new product line, and hold a prize drawing at the end of the panel!

Diamond Select Releases New Sin City Reelware and Glasses

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Published on: April 16, 2014

This week’s New Toy Day brings something a little different to comic book shops across North America –  Diamond Select Toys’ new line of movie-based lifestyle items: Reelware! This week is all about Sin City, as the stylish comic book movie inspires a line of pint glasses and shot glasses (under the Glasses to Go name) and a flask gift set! Everything a citizen of Sin City needs to survive! Order through your local comic shop or your favorite online retailer!

Sin City Reelware Movie Logo Flask Gift Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Sometimes, it’s dangerous to stay in one place for too long. Take your party on the road with this Sin City-inspired flask gift set, including an 8 oz. stainless steel flask bearing the Sin City logo, plus two stainless steel shot glasses and a stainless steel funnel to fill it with. Even the coldest alley will seem cozy when you have something warm in your belly! Comes packaged in a display box. (Item #MAR141949 , SRP $29.99)

Sin City Glasses to Go Movie Logo Pint Glass
A Diamond Select Toys Release! From Old Town to the Projects, from the Tar Pits to the Docks, drink deep of Sin City in this traditional pint glass. Branded with the Sin City movie logo, you’ll feel like you’re bellying to the bar with Marv himself. Whether you’re in need of a pint of courage or you’ve lost a pint of oil, this will bring you back up to level! Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #MAR141954, SRP $9.99)

Sin City Glasses to Go Kadie’s Club Pecos Pint Glass
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Getting over a bad break-up or an unsuccessful hit? What better way to drown your sorrows than in a pint glass emblazoned with the logo of Kadie’s Club Pecos? Just the sight of the Kadie’s logo (plus whatever’s in your glass) is enough to cheer the sorriest soul. Tip the bartender, or else. Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #MAR141952, SRP $9.99)

Sin City Glasses to Go Kadie’s Club Pecos Shot Glass
A Diamond Select Toys Release! There are good shots and bad shots, but this is the best kind of shot! The dancers will look even prettier when you’re drinking out of this 2 oz. shot glass featuring the logo of Kadie’s Club Pecos, a popular watering hole in Sin City. Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #MAR141953, SRP $5.99)

Find your local comic shop at comicshoplocator.com!

Hallmark Announces 2014 Convention Exclusives

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Published on: April 14, 2014

Hallmark will be offering three exclusive ornaments this year, split between San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic Con.  Star Wars fans can look forward to a Wampa ornament while superhero fans have Batman and Iron Patriot ornaments coming their way.  Check out the photos and press release below.

Hallmark Introduces 2014 Event-Exclusive Keepsake Ornaments

Three event-exclusive ornament designs will be sold in limited quantities at Comic-Con International, to be held July 24-27 in San Diego, Calif., and at New York Comic Con, set for October 9-12 in New York City:

  • Batman: Arkham City — Inspired by the 2011 video game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment, Batman: Arkham City, Batman crouches on a rooftop gargoyle in this Keepsake Ornament.
  • Wampa™ — This Keepsake Ornament depicts the ferocious horned predator that attacked Luke Skywalker on the ice planet Hoth as seen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™. The Wampa ornament is covered in velvety flocking.
  • War Machine™ — As featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this is a repainted variant of last year’s Iron Patriot™ Keepsake Ornament.

More information about Hallmark’s plans for these events will be announced closer to the respective dates.

The 2014 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Dream Book will be available this month in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores and online at Hallmark.com.

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Sideshow Premium Format Savage Opress

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Published on: April 11, 2014

Sideshow Premium Format Savage OpressNot only did Sideshow open pre-orders for Han Solo in Carbonite last night, they also opened orders on their Savage Opress Premium Format statue.

From his appearance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Savage Opress stands over 21-inches tall and includes a light-up base.  He’s due in October 2014 and is priced at $399.99.  Payment plan is available and a non-refundable deposit of $40 is required at the time of order.

Check Sideshow’s website for additional photos and ordering information.

Life-Size Han in Carbonite from Sideshow

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Published on: April 11, 2014

Sideshow life-size Han in CarboniteSideshow has put up a pre-order for their latest life-sized release, Han Solo in Carbonite.

Coming in at over 7-feet tall, this replica of the movie prop comes with a light-up base, side panels and stand.

Due in September 2014, this is not for the casual buyer.  Han in Carbonite rings in at $6,999.  Sideshow is offering a long term payment plan through February 2015.  Head over to Sideshow’s website to see all the stats and ordering instructions along with additional photos.

Disney Exclusive Marvel Select Captain America Coming in May

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Published on: April 11, 2014

With Captain America: The Winter Soldier number one at the box office, interest in the star-spangled Avenger is at an all-time high! The action-packed thriller sees Captain America teaming up with the Falcon and the Black Widow for one of the toughest battles of his career, and now Diamond Select Toys is teaming up with MarvelStore.com to create an exclusive battle-damaged figure of the hero, available May 19!

Starting on May 19, MarvelStore.com will be the only place to order the Marvel Select Unmasked Captain America figure, featuring an exclusive head sculpt of Steve Rogers, as well as a battle-damaged version of his stealth uniform. An exclusive battle-damaged version of Cap’s shield will be included in the packaging, as well as an interchangeable masked head and a diorama display base modeled after the SHIELD helicarriers seen in the film. All will come packaged in the distinctive Marvel Select packaging, suitable for display and featuring spine artwork for easy shelf reference.

After May 27th, the Marvel Select Unmasked Captain America will be made available on DisneyStore.com, and will begin to make its way to Disney Store shelves in the U.S. and Canada. Then, in late June, MarvelStore.com, DisneyStore.com and Disney Stores will offer the Marvel Select Falcon action figure, based on the movie look of Cap’s new friend and partner Sam Wilson. The figure bears the likeness of actor Anthony Mackie and features removable wings, as well as a helicarrier base.

Mark your calendar to visit MarvelStore.com on May 19th!

becker&mayer! Announce 2 New Star Wars Releases

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Published on: April 8, 2014

becker&mayer! have released some of the most interesting Star Wars books of the past several years, including “Star Wars: The Blueprints” and the deluxe editions of “The Jedi Path,” Book of Sith,” and “The Bounty Hunter Code,” which all featured motorized cases with lights and sounds.

Star Wars Imperial Handbook A Commanders Guide

One of the newly announced releases is “Star Wars: Imperial Handbook: A Commander’s Guide” which will join the other deluxe edition, in-universe books.  The release carries an MSRP of $99.99 and features a motorized case with lights and sounds.  Authored by Daniel Wallace, the book includes procedures and tactical guidelines for the Imperial Military as well as margin notes by Rebel Alliance members who have intercepted it.

Star Wars Costumes The Original Trilogy

The second book, “Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy” is by Brandon Alinger and features photos, original sketches, and notes about the costumes used in the three classic movies.  The book features new photographs and promises costume details that may be new to the public.  ”Star Wars Costumes” sports an MSRP of $60.

You can see the full catalog of current and upcoming becker&mayer! releases in their 2014 catalog.

Kotobukiya Unveils Han Solo & Chewbacca ARTFX+ Statues

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Published on: April 8, 2014

Kotobukiya has shown off sneak peek photos and prototypes but now we get a full look at the upcoming Han and Chewbacca ARTFX+ 2-pack.  The set is due in October and more photos can be found at the link above.

Kotobukiya - Han and Chewbacca

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