June 12, 2013
By Matt Peckham
A word to the wise: Don’t mess with exceptionally-tall guys in wheelchairs traveling with walking canes — especially when those canes just so happen to resemble fully-deployed Star Wars lightsabers.
When Star Wars’ Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew, 69 — who owns such a cosmetically weaponized cane — attempted to pass through Denver International Airport’s security checkpoint last week, Transportation Security Administration agents there apparently tried to confiscate the 7-foot, 2-inch tall actor’s, umm, cane-saber despite his explanation that he needed it to walk, reports Fort Worth, Texas NBC affiliate NBC 5.
Mayhew, who was traveling back to his home in North Texas last week, was eventually allowed to board with cane intact, but not until he’d posted about the kerfuffle to his more than 27,000 twitter followers from his account, @thewookieroars. (Tagline: “The OFFICIAL twitter of Actor, Author & the man behind the mask of CHEWBACCA! This is where The Wookiee Roars… and Tweets!”)
TSA later emailed CNN.com a statement explaining its version of events: “Because of the unusual weight of the passenger’s cane, a security officer alerted a supervisor. Less than five minutes later, the passenger and cane were cleared to travel.”
May 21, 2013
They went ahead and made this and you know you want it.
This is a bottle opener and a replica of Han Solo frozen in carbonite: honestly, what more could you want as a Star Wars fan than to combine your love of a great movie with your love of a great brew (or high-end soda, if you’re so inclined!)?
May 5, 2013
From the Old Republic MMO, DARTH MALGUS joins the ranks of the Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars line as a premium format figure. He’s built at the 1:4 scale and wears some impressively detailed armor, a custom-tailored fabric caps and his signature red lightsaber. A commander of the Imperial Army, he cuts a terrifying figure and casts a long shadow on the events yet to come.
If you’re a fan of the game or the Expanded Universe titles in which he is featured, you should definitely be sure to pre-order this guy now! He ships out in July!
April 10, 2013
The Star Wars E-Web Heavy Repeating Blaster is an accessory built for your 12-inch Star Wars figures. Take a look!
Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the E-Web Heavy Repeating Blaster Sixth Scale weapon. Featuring a portable power generator with conduit hose, the Imperial army’s powerful blaster can be positioned up and down or from side to side, to create a custom display, the perfect complement to the Snowtrooper Sixth Scale Figure, the newest entry in the Militaries of Star Wars Sixth Scale collection
March 15, 2013
Star Wars fan? Prepare to drool as we show you some very, very rare new figures in two sets.
The first is the Clone Wars 2013 Wave 1, featuring R2-D2, Captain Rex, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, a 501st Jet Pack Trooper, Darth Maul, a battle droid, Savage Opress and Commander Cody S4.
Next up, the Movie Heroes 2013 Wave 1 sends out Obi-Wan (Episode II), a sandtrooper, a battle droid, Episode III Anakin, Episode I R2-D2, Episode II Jango Fet, Darth Maul, Darth Vader and Episode II Yoda.
These guys are only available as cases of 12 and each figure is about 3.75 inches tall and features some awesome articulation and weaponry. Both sets are incredibly rare, too, so you should definitely snag these while you can if you’re a collector!
March 10, 2013
Another bounty hunter, the Trandoshan BOSSK, joins the ranks of Sideshow’s “Scum and Villainy” figure line, a tribute to the worst of the worst in the Star Wars universe.
As with every deluxe Sideshow 12-inch figure, you can expect a number of awesome features and accessories:
Highly Detailed and Hand Painted Head
Intricate Pressure Suit and Flak Vest with Gaskets and Fittings
Two (2) Sets of Interchangeable Hands
Two (2) Sets of Interchangeable Feet: Standard and Action Versions
Relby V-10 Micro Grenade Launcher
Prometheus 1.2 Body featuring Newly Sculpted Trandoshan Forearms and Lower Legs
Lower support extendable figure stand with Star Wars logo
November 15, 2012
Come across this on Reddit….
My friend was peeling wallpaper in his new son’s room when suddenly … awesomeness. (Reddit)
November 14, 2012
One of the most classic images from the Star Wars franchise is that of Han Solo trapped in Carbonite. So we sort of suppose it follows that… now you can open up a beer with it?
We’re not sure. All we know is that this now exists and it’s pretty sweet. Grab it here!
November 8, 2012
Star Wars is being swallowed into the Wonderful World of Disney, giving that company nothing short of what some say is total control of the Childhood Movie Market. If you believe the fans, the Empire has not only struck back, it’s bloated and unstoppable. Walt Disney Pictures has purchased Lucasfilm and plans to make more films in the Star Wars franchise. We will look at the reasons why fans may actually want to embrace the Dark Side. I found some funny pics of this….
August 10, 2012
Boba Fett has never looked better! This 12-inch doll figure from Sideshow captures the famed bounty hunter in a dynamic pose atop a light-up base. Take a look:
Part of the Scum & Villainy collection celebrating the worst and darkest of Star Wars’ villains and miscreants, Boba Fett boasts a ton of great accessories and features, too.
* Articulated Prometheus 1.1 body with over 30 points of articulation
* Newly developed and sculpted forearms and chest
* Highly detailed Mandolorian Boba Fett helmet
* Fabric Flight Suit
* Flight Suit Vest
* Mandolorian Duraplast Body Armor Plates
* Belt with four (4) utility pouches
* Braided honor sash
* Blaster Pistol Holster
* Blaster Pistol
* EE-3 mark 1 Carbine Blaster
* One (1) pair knee pads
* Survival Knife
* Sonic Beam Weapon
* Anti-Security Blade
* Rocket Pack Adjustment Tool
* Detailed Gauntlets
* Three (3) braided wookiee scalps
* One (1) pair gloved fists
* One (1) right gloved trigger hand
* One (1) left gloved tight trigger hand
* One (1) right gloved single point hand
* One (1) right gloved double point hand
* One (1) right gloved thumbs up hand
* One (1) pair gloved large C grip hands
* One (1) left gloved small C grip hand
* One (1) right gloved cupped hand
* One (1) pair standing boots
* One (1) pair action boots
* Rocket Pack with concussion missile
* Deluxe Illuminated Display Base