Prior to the Hasbro panel, a combined panel was held for Kotobukiya, Gentle Giant and Sideshow.
Nothing much new was announced by Gentle Giant, all their announcements were made a their booth, but we did find out that this year’s Holiday Bust will be Jar Jar Binks sporting a Santa hat and some festive lights.
Koto is continuing their successful chopsticks line with new light-up releases and a new Death Star ice tray.
ArtFX fans can look forward to a Return of the Jedi Boba Fett ($49.99) with interchangeable arms while trooper fans should be interested in the Royal Guard 2-pack ($64.99) Jango Fett is scheduled for a fall 2013 release. With a limited edition of 500 pieces, the Celebration VI exclusive will be R2-A6. He’ll include a coin and retail for $29.99.
The Jaina Solo Bishoujo statue was announced last fall, a proto is showing in their booth, and now we know that she’ll be joined by Mara Jade.
The biggest reveal is for a new Premium Format Chewbacca that will stand approximately 22″ tall!
The only other reveal that we didn’t know about until today is the new life-size Darth Vader statue. It’s now being shown in their booth at SDCC and was announced during the presentation.
During a question and answer portion of the presentation, it was hinted that we can expect an AT-AT Driver and TIE Fighter Pilot along with more The Old Republic and other video game characters. Bastila Shan, specifically, was name checked.
eFX will continue with more new lightsabers, including a Starkiller release from The Force Unleashed. More Reveal sabers are coming and we’ll see a return of the .45 scale lightsabers which will now be sporting electronics.
In the Legend line, look for a new Darth Maul lightsaber that was cast from the original prop. A Scout Trooper helmet will be joining the Legend line as well.
Finally, a The Empire Strikes Back Yoda puppet is in the works and so is a Save 1 FX model.
After hearing about Hasbro skipping Celebration as far as exclusives goes, it was nice to see that there will still be some fun things available this year. These items will probably be available in the store but we’ll have more info on that later.
We’ll see a return of the tin signs this year and they’ll feature art from Mark Mancini. His work will also feature on shirts and prints.
Comic Images is bringing a hobby horse with a twist; it will feature a tauntaun head! Think Geek brings a Gamorrean Guard piggy bank and we’ll see a Patrick Nagel-style calendar and beach towel. Gentle Giant will have a smaller version of their new AT-AT book ends available for Celebration.
Finally, the store will have 4 mini statues with one available each day. The statues were slated to be ShopStarWars.com exclusives and will include Darth Bane, Mara Jade, Zombie Trooper and Quinlan Vos. We think that these are the statues that were shown at Celebration V in the SSW booth but didn’t make it into production before the store went out of business.