Sideshow Collectibles proudly presents the Darth Vader: Dark Contemplations Statue from our Star Wars Mythos line. This unprecedented portrayal of the Dark Lord of the Sith captures Darth Vader’s return to Mustafar. The heat and flames of that volcanic planet steel the resolve of Lord Vader as he considers the rage and loss contained by the fearsome mask in his hand. Three portraits, a younger Anakin, an older Anakin, and the masked version complement an equal number of interchangeable arms that allow the collector to illustrate this tale in a variety of ways. At twenty-one inches in overall height, the Darth Vader: Dark Contemplations Statue is a most impressive centerpiece for any Star Wars display.
After 35 years of fantastic plastic standing tall in pop culture at 3¾ inches, Hasbro is releasing the Star Wars Black Series this year, beginning a new set of 6-inch figures that will feature more articulation and an increased attention to detail.
Eight figures are planned for 2013 – Hasbro will primarily draw characters from the original Star Wars trilogy of films while also bringing in key players from the prequels.
The first wave of four, just out now, includes Luke Skywalker in his X-Wing Fighter flight suit, fan-favorite droid R2-D2, bad guy Darth Maul and an Imperial Sandtrooper.
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.”
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!
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
Star Wars fan? Prepare to drool as we show you some very, very rare new figures in two sets.
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!
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