Sideshow announced last June that they would be offering a deluxe Darth Vader 1:6 scale figure based on the Return of the Jedi appearance. The date for that pre-order is now set; May 23rd.
But pre-ordering isn’t the only way to get your hands on this newest offering, Sideshow is running a giveaway and all you have to do is offer up your email address.
We’ll probably see a full photo gallery on Tuesday and then Vader will be up for sale next Thursday. Look for the pre-order to go live late in the afternoon with the release of the newsletter.
Until then, head over to Sideshow’s website, enter the giveaway and take a look at the preview photo.
There will be a lot of stores holding events tomorrow in celebration of May the 4th Be With You. We’ve pointed out a couple, including Lego, Hasbro, Her Universe and Sideshow but there are a lot more.
StarWars.com posted a May the 4th Microsite with details on quite a few events around the country along with other ways to celebrate; including movie marathons and even recipes for Star Wars themed Mocktails.
Also, be sure to head over to Roqoo Depot’s May the 4th roundup which is pretty comprehensive.
If all of the Star Wars events aren’t enough, don’t forget that Saturday is also Free Comic Book Day which includes a Star Wars comic from Dark Horse. To find your local comic book store, check out the Comic Shop Locator Service.
Sideshow is one of the top Star Wars license holders both on the product side and when it comes to customer support and interaction. For this year’s May the 4th Be With You celebration, they’re continuing to prove why.
From the teaser image posted yesterday, it looks like we’re getting really close to the release of their new Darth Vader figure, which was announced last year. But it doesn’t stop there, they also have two giveaways running right now and they’re pretty cool.
First up, you can enter to win a Jabba the Hutt prize pack which includes everything you need to build Jabba’s Palace in 1:6 scale.
Second, you can enter to win a set of Deluxe Clones by registering your email address.
Finally, if you place an in-stock order before May 9th, you’re eligible for a free Sideshow key chain.
The 1:6 scale Darth Malgus figure from Sideshow is now available for pre-order. The exclusive edition comes with an alternate portrait.
Both the regular and exclusive versions are priced at $184.99 and are slated for release in October 2013.
Sideshow posted a gallery of photos of their new 1:6 scale Darth Malgus ahead of the pre-order, which will go live this Thursday, April 25th, with the release of the newsletter.
Malgus will come with a removable mask, four pairs of hands and both a lit and unlit lightsaber. The exclusive will be an alternate portrait showing Malgus as he appears before being scarred and needing the respirator mask.
Both versions of the figure will be $184.99.
Sideshow previewed a new 1:6 scale Darth Malgus figure at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con and with the release of this week’s newsletter, we’re one step closer to adding him to our collections.
If Sideshow’s pattern holds, we’ll probably see a full photo preview of him next Tuesday with the pre-order on Thursday with the next newsletter. But, if you want to be in on the order as soon as it goes live, head over to Sideshow’s website and sign up for email alerts.
With all of the G.I. Joe Convention news over the weekend, we didn’t get around to posting much in the way of Star Wars news. But, in fairness, there isn’t a lot going on right now.
The exception to that are some of the companies offering higher end collectibles, like Sideshow. They blew us away on April 1st with a preview of their new 1:6 Commander Wolffe action figure. The announcement was so out of left field that some thought, originally, that it was a hoax. But it’s not and the actual figure is glorious. This is possibly one of the best releases of armored Trooper characters that Sideshow has done to date.
Based on his appearance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Commander Wolffe comes with both the Phase I and II helmets which sport the Wolfpack logo. There are two portraits of the Commander himself, multiple hands, three blasters and a removable backpack. The Sideshow exclusive comes with a Wolfpack stand. Both the regular and exclusive will set you back $159.99 and have the payment plan available.
Commander Wolffe is scheduled for an October release.
Sideshow announced a Premium Format Snowtrooper statue back in December but we hadn’t heard much about it until this afternoon when they tweeted a sneak peek of, well, just the feet for now.
This Thursday, Sideshow will offer up a pre-order for their new 1:6 scale Commander Wolffe figure. The leader of the Wolfpack is a fan favorite character from The Clone Wars animated show and is looking to be one of the best Trooper releases from Sideshow to date.
He’ll come with both Phase I and II helmets along with two portraits, multiple hands and weapons. He sports some of the most decorative armor and helmet designs we’ve seen yet and, if you order the exclusive, you’ll also receive a second stand with the Wolfpack logo on it.
Commander Wolffe will be priced at $159.99 for both regular and exclusive editions and we should expect to see the payment plan offered. Pre-orders will start on Thursday, April 4th with the release of the weekly newsletter. You can swing buy Sideshow’s preview page but don’t miss the post on Yakface.com where they have an exclusive early look at some photos not on Sideshow’s website.
On Friday, Sideshow tweeted a photo of a pouch and a piece of “leather” to tease an upcoming Hoth character and the word seems to be that it’ll be a Tauntaun. The photo, from Instagram, is above and the original tweet is below.
According to Sideshow, this will be in the 1:6 scale format.