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.
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!
We’re usually more about the blog recs on Sunday, but Volkswagen’s Game Day commercial preview definitely caught our eye! If you haven’t already seen it, you’ve gotta check this one out:
Hey, Star Wars fans! Your loyalty to your beloved fandom is about to be tested big time. Here’s the news from Gothamist:
If there’s one thing George Lucas is good at besides ruining continuity, angering fans and coming up with terrible MacGuffins, it’s merchandising. And no franchise has been more merchandising-friendly than Star Wars, from Mets social media nights to C-3PO’s cereal to R2-D2 aquariums. The latest tie-in? A French fast food chain is launching the Darth Vader Burger on a very unappetizing black bun. We’re just surprised they didn’t use the tag line, “May the fries be with you.”
Fast food chain Quick is launching the burger to promote the re-release of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in 3D. Lest you think the burnt-looking bun of the Darth Vader Burger might be Russian black bread or something interesting like that, it’s not: Daily Mail reports they are in fact simply dyed. In addition to the Darth Vader Burger, there is also the more conventional-looking Jedi Burger.
The burgers will only be available through March 1st, so Star Wars über-fans better book a flight to Paris ASAP. Or if they want to avoid a disturbance in their stomachs, they could just join up with the 501st Legion and cook up some homemade delights.
Well, Star Wars leaves no merchandising opportunity unexplored and so it’s actually no surprise that they’ve come up with a new product now available over at CmdStore.com!
Mace Windu & Darth Maul, Darth Vader & Yoda and Luke Skywalker & Yoda make up the first three packs of Star Wars chopsticks that bring a little bit of the Force to your next meal!
Kotobukiya is delighted to announce an innovative and fun addition to their Star Wars line of products: Lightsabers merge with Japanese culture and “Chop Sabers” emerge! Suitable for eating sushi or defending the galaxy, the Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader lightsabers measure over 9” long, with the blades cast in translucent material. The smaller “children’s size” Yoda saber measures approximately 8” long. As a special bonus each set includes translucent Star Wars logo chopstick rests!
Over in our Star Wars section, we’ve got a trio of brand new character banks that are sure to dress up any superfan’s desk. Each one is about 9 inches tall, looks just stunning thanks to some great attention to detail and wields an awesome weapon. Check ‘em out below:
New Orange Card Star Wars Figures (2010 Wave 1) have now arrived and are in-stock over in our Star Wars Section. They’re part of the orange card line of 3.75 inch figures and this first 2010 wave comes with 12 figures you can pick up individually or as a complete set.
And here’s the full figure list of what you’ll be able to grab!
- Bossk SL01
- IG88 SL02
- Zuckuss SL03
- Greedo SL04
- Jango Fett SL05
- Darth Vader SL06
- Leia Boush SL07
- Darth Maul SL08
- Grievous SL09
- Clone Trooper-EPII SL10
- Anakin-Darth Vader SL11
- Obi Wan SL12
But! there’s some even bigger and more surprising news out there for Star Wars fans with the release of a deleted scene from Return of the Jedi. Here’s a look!
If you can’t watch at work or wherever you’re reading this, then never fear! The Telegraph has a run-down right here:
The announcement was made at the recent Star Wars convention in Orlando, Florida, before the scene was shown.
In it, Darth Vader is seen walking down a corridor, and into a lift, before repeatedly calling a drawn out “Luke” and adding “join me on the dark side”.
He says: “My son it is the only way.”
A dark hooded Skywalker, with only the lower half of his face visible and cast into relief by stark lighting, looks down at the light sabre in his hands.
He then makes some adjustments to it with a tool, before changing hands and lighting the sabre’s green blade.
In the last few frames of the scene, he is shown to be sat in a cave in the desert, with R2D2 and C3PO waiting for him outside.
Some fans said the scene was significant because its dark tone added to the intriguing uncertainty of whether Luke would remain with the jedi or go to the dark side.
Have you ever hear of Improv Everywhere? If not, read on….
There are over 100 different missions Improv Everywhere has executed since 2001 in New York City. Others include the Frozen Grand Central, the Food Court Musical, and the famous No Pants Subway Ride, to name a few. Visit their website to see tons of photos and video of all of their work, including behind the scenes information on how their videos were made.
They staged a reenactment of the first Princess Leia / Darth Vader scene from Star Wars on a New York City subway car.
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