Grand Moff Tarkin Star Wars A New Hope Figure Hot Toys 903111

Name: Grand Moff Tarkin
Category: Star Wars A New Hope
Series: Movie Masterpiece 1/6 Scale Series
Manufacturer: Hot Toys
Type: Action Figure
Size: 12 Inch
Packaging: Boxed

Description: Sideshow and Hot Toys are very excited to officially present the highly anticipated sixth scale collectible figure of Grand Moff Tarkin from Star Wars: A New Hope!

Meticulously crafted based on the appearance of Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: A New Hope, the figure features a newly developed head sculpt with a phenomenal likeness, a finely tailored Imperial uniform, Grand Moff Tarkin’s high back chair, and a specially designed figure base.

The Grand Moff Tarkin collectible figure will surely be an excellent addition to “fire” up your Star Wars collection!

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Star Wars Episode IV’s Boba Fett is here in Sixth Scale format

Galactic fugitive apprehension just wouldn’t be the same without him. Here’s the Star Wars Collectible Sixth Scale Boba Fett from Sideshow, an unforgettable 12-inch warrior outfitted in Mandalorian armor, tailored flight suit and cape, and jetpack.

Fully equipped with a cache of weapons and tools that grant him the edge in tracking and tackling his marks, this generously articulated Boba Fett is a must-have. Make him yours with the button below!

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Sideshow presents C-3PO from Star Wars Episode IV

He’s one of the most lovable and iconic robots of all time, and now you can have him for your very own. Here’s the Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Sixth Scale C-3PO from Sideshow Collectibles, another unforgettable collectors’ piece sure to take your collection to the next level.

Threepio’s advanced articulation and poseability allow collectors to perfectly capture the nuances of his quirky personality. Equipped with a comlink to receive instructions on his next mission, take command of the protocol droid with an attachable magnetic restraining bolt. Plus, droids are just cool af. Order him with the imaged below.

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Re-live Star Wars Episode IV with the Sixth Scale R5-D4

Who knew a trip to outer space could be so easy. Step into the world of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope with this Star Wars Sixth Scale R5-D4 from Sideshow Collectibles. This astro droid is slightly larger than his successor R2-D2 and stands eight inches tall here.

Red’s distinctive trapezoid-shaped head features authentic holographic details, and can swivel nearly 360 degrees, while a magnetic restraining bolt grants access to a variety of compartments and hinged panels. Notoriously plagued with malfunctions, he also suffers a pop-up “bad motivator,” a feature Star Wars fans are sure to enjoy. Add him to your cart with a click of the image below!

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Grow your Star Wars collection with this Stormtrooper from Hot Toys and Sideshow

From the acclaimed Movie Masterpiece series that these luxury toymakers have become known for, this Stormtrooper is about to become the crown jewel of your Star Wars stash. Another artful collaboration between Hot Toys and Sideshow, this 12-inch figure is rendered in accurate 1/6 scale format for the seasoned collectors and movie buffs.

Based especially on the Stormtrooper form from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, this interplanetary soldier will add an out-of-this-world dimension to your toy enclave. Set your sights on the Galactic Empire with the laboriously designed Stormtrooper armor and helmet, detailed weapons and a uniquely crafted figure stand.

Running through the Siths with my woes.

Running through the Sith with my woes.

Sideshow Darth Vader and some…Epic Fail?

Sideshow’s definitive Darth Vader 12-inch figure has finally been released, showcasing the lord of the Dark Side as he first appeared to audiences so many years ago. He is fully articulated, features real fabric and chains and comes with interchangeable hands and both lit and unlit lightsabers. Not to mention a display stand that’ll make sure your new figure looks as impressive as possible (not exactly hard for Vader). He joins Sideshows incredible line of 12-inch Star Wars figures.

Of course, not everyone is so enamoured with George Lucas’ magnum opus. Or heck, even those who adore it can find a couple problems with the universe Star Wars has created. Like Hugo Award-winning writer John Scalzi, for example, who brings us this list of “The move Epic FAILs in Star Wars Design” from AMC

I’ll come right out and say it: Star Wars has a badly-designed universe; so poorly-designed, in fact, that one can say that a significant goal of all those Star Wars novels is to rationalize and mitigate the bad design choices of the movies. Need examples? Here’s ten.

R2-D2
Sure, he’s cute, but the flaws in his design are obvious the first time he approaches anything but the shallowest of stairs. Also: He has jets, a periscope, a taser and oil canisters to make enforcer droids fall about in slapsticky fashion — and no voice synthesizer. Imagine that design conversation: “Yes, we can afford slapstick oil and tasers, but we’ll never get a 30-cent voice chip past accounting. That’s just madness.”

C-3PO
Can’t fully extend his arms; has a bunch of exposed wiring in his abs; walks and runs as if he has the droid equivalent of arthritis. And you say, well, he was put together by an eight-year-old. Yes, but a trip to the nearest Radio Shack would fix that. Also, I’m still waiting to hear the rationale for making a protocol droid a shrieking coward, aside from George Lucas rummaging through a box of offensive stereotypes (which he’d later return to while building Jar-Jar Binks) and picking out the “mincing gay man” module.

Lightsabers
Yes, I know, I want one too. But I tell you what: I want one with a hand guard. Otherwise every lightsaber battle would consist of sabers clashing and then their owners sliding as quickly as possible down the shaft to lop off their opponent’s fingers. You say: Lightsabers can slice through anything but another lightsaber, so what are you going to make a hand guard out of? I say: Dude, if you have the technology to make a lightsaber, you have the technology to make a light hand guard.

Blasters
A tactical nightmare: They’re incredibly loud, especially for firing what are essentially light beams. The fire ordnance is so slow it can be dodged, and it comes out as a streak of light that reveals your position to your enemies. Let’s not even go near the idea of light beams being slow enough to dodge; that’s just something you have let go of, or risk insanity.

Landspeeders and other flying vehicles
Here’s the thing: In the Star Wars universe, there are no seatbelts. And maybe if you’re flying your hoity-toity vehicle on Coruscant, you have, like, a force field that keeps you flying out of your seat. But Luke’s X-34 speeder on Tatooine? The Yugo of speeders, man. One hard stop, and out you go.

Stormtrooper Uniforms
They stand out like a sore thumb in every environment but snow, the helmets restrict view (“I can’t see a thing in this helmet!” — Luke Skywalker), and the armor is penetrable by single shots from blasters. Add it all up and you have to wonder why stormtroopers don’t just walk around naked, save for blinders and flip-flops.

Death Star
An unshielded exhaust port leading directly to the central reactor? Really? And when you rebuild it, your solution to this problem is four paths into the central core so large that you can literally fly a spaceship through them? Brilliant. Note to the Emperor: Someone on your Death Star design staff is in the pay of Rebel forces. Oh, right, you can’t get the memo because someone threw you down a huge exposed shaft in your Death Star throne room.

Bad design in Star Wars is not just limited to stuff; evolution here seems wacky, too. Three choice bits:

Sarlaac
A monstrous yet immobile creature who lives in an exposed pit in the middle of a lifeless desert, waiting for large animals to apparently feel suicidal and trek out to throw themselves in? Yeah, not so much. Not every Sarlaac can count on an intergalactic mob boss to feed it tidbits.

That Asteroid Worm Thing in Empire Strikes Back
So, large space worm lives in asteroid, disguises itself as a cave and waits for unwary spaceships to fly by so it can eat them? Makes the Sarlaac look like a marvel of natural selection, it does.

Midi-Chlorians
Oh, man, don’t get me started. Except to say this: If in fact a high concentration of midi-chlorians is the difference between being a common schmoe and being a dude who can Force Choke his enemies, the black market in midi-chlorian injections must be amazing.

Star Trek fans, don’t get smug: I’m going after it next.