USAToday.com has the scoop on this year’s SDCC exclusive; 6″ Black Series Boba Fett with Han Solo in Carbonite.
This release was teased at Toy Fair but this is the first confirmation that Han Solo will be coming with the set. Boba Fett is already said to be coming on his own later in the Black Series, but if you wan the Carbonite block, this is the way to get it. According to the article, the exclusive will set you back a cool $44.99 which includes a hefty convention mark-up.
In the past, Hasbro has made a small amount of their exclusives available on HasbroToyShop.com after the show so if you aren’t going, you may have a shot at it. Head over to USAToday.com for the full article.
Gentle Giant has announced their 2013 Premier Guild gifts and they include three Star Wars offerings and a Marvel bust of War Machine. All Premier Guild memberships have gone up $10 to $80 for the year. The 2013 membership will include a 10% discount on all orders for regular releases, a $30 coupon on in-stock orders and a $10 gift certificate good on any one order, including pre-orders.
In order to guarantee your choice of membership gift, you must join the Premier Guild before June 1, 2013. All four gifts are listed for the fourth quarter but based on past years, we wouldn’t expect them before we ring in 2014.
Mace Windu from Attack of the Clones. One of Gentle Giant’s earliest busts, released in 2002 sans arms, Mace Windu makes a comeback with his unique purple bladed lightsaber.
Boba Fett Rocket Firing First Shot. Shot all in blue, with no paint, the J-Slot recreation of the vintage Kenner prototype will ship in a blister card inside a polybag.
Darth Vader Holographic Mini Bust. This release is a copy of the 2005 Revenge of the Sith bust only now in clear blue resin. The bust also lights up.
War Machine Mini Bust. Featuring light-up effects, this new bust is based on the Iron Man 2 appearance of the armor, as worn by Don Cheadle’s Rhody Rhodes.
Sideshow, as part of the Spooktakular event, is now offering their new Boba Fett Mythos statue for pre-order.
Boba Fett is a Sideshow exclusive and priced at $324.99. Payment plan is available and a non-refundable deposit of $32.50 will be required if you order two or more. No edition size has been set and he’s scheduled for a May 2013 release.
Gentle Giant dropped a bunch of pre-orders on us last night from Star Wars, The Hobbit, Marvel and their new license, The Walking Dead.
Back on August 29th it was announced by Gentle Giant that they were changing up the Premier Guild membership Gamorrean Guard Jumbo figure by offering a Power of the Force card and coin to members while the originally announced Return of the Jedi version would be a wide release. Now that release is up for pre-order. Coming in at $85, he’s scheduled for a first quarter 2013 release.
Announced at Celebration VI was the Rocket Firing version of Boba Fett. Also priced at $85 and schedule for early 2013, Boba Fett comes on with a Star Wars card back which even sports the “Exclusive Feature” card offer explaining the rocket firing feature.
Rounding out the Jumbo offerings is the Cantina Playset that was debuted at San Diego Comic-Con. Priced at $89, the Cantina is being advertised as having a very low edition size even though final numbers have not been announced. This is scheduled to ship in early 2013.
The final Star Wars release is the new Droopy McCool mini bust. Priced at $70, Droopy is the first member of the Max Rebo Band to be offered for order. Debuted at San Diego, Droopy will be joined by Sy Snootles and Max himself, who was debuted at Celebration VI.
Even though we don’t normally cover Marvel, we couldn’t post without also mentioning the excellent Avengers Iron Man bust that went up for order yesterday. The deluxe bust is priced at $80 and it looks incredible.
Head over to Gentle Giant’s Blog to see the photos and get links to the order page for each of the new items listed.
Life-Size Boba Fett Preview
If you’re going to be attending San Diego Comic-Con, you’ll get a chance to see Sideshow’s new Boba Fett Life-Size statue. You can stop by Sideshow’s website now and sign up for email alerts about this statue.
Mythos Boba Fett Preview
Sideshow had a Production Peek video posted back on the 23rd to announce their upcoming Boba Fett Mythos statue. Last night they posted new shots of the prototype statue and we think it looks brilliant.
There are plenty of Boba Fett items on the market for collectors but we think the way Sideshow is choosing to represent Fett, and other characters, with this new line is unique and a nice departure from the norm.
Head over to Sideshow’s website to see the three new photos of Boba Fett and keep you eye on the newsletter for ordering information when he becomes available.
Sideshow launched their new Mythos line of statues with the pre-order of Darth Maul back on December 4th, and now they’re teasing the upcoming Boba Fett statue in a new Production Peek video.
Although we only see some quick shots of his legs and chest armor, you can still get a feel for the direction the statue is taking. Head over to the Design & Development page at Sideshow for the short video.