New Star Wars Black Series duo: Anakin Skywalker and Clone Trooper

The wildly in-demand Star Wars Black Series marches on and on! In the fourth wave of six-inch figures by Hasbro based on the film franchise, we’re excited to announce the arrivals of Anakin Skywalker #12 (pictured below) and Clone Trooper #14.

Previous Black Series figurines have been praised for their textured body and face sculpts, and these new guys are no exception. It’s clear that a lot of work has been put into the Black Series, and it’s progressively becoming the staple Star Wars collectors’ line. Hasbro has made some excellent figures here. They have been made to celebrate the original Star Wars characters in bigger and better detail, pulling on the heartstrings of adult collectors. Have they gotten to you yet? Own the new Anakin and Clone Trooper for the holidays!

For the ultimate Fanakin.

For the ultimate Fanakin.

Star Wars Figures in 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!

Star Wars: New Toys and Old Games!

Two new Star Wars Sideshow figures are headed for our shelves, shipping in the first quarter of 2010 and featuring all the detail and quality you would expect from some of the best action figure designers in the world.

First up is the Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker, featuring a completely accurate costume including shoulder armor and wrist guards, two sets of interchangeable hands, lit and unlit lightsabers and a display base.

The second figure out next year is the Episode 2 Clone Trooper. It features over 30 points of articulation, two different weapons and a perfectly-detailed bodysuit based on the designs in the film.

These two are in addition to the Sideshow San Diego Comic Con Exclusive 2-pack featuring Han Solo and Luke Skywalker (now on sale!) in their stormtrooper disguises. This one ships this month and, like the others, can be pre-ordered already!

And if NEW Star Wars isn’t your thing, here’s a walk down memory lane…

Direct from the Guardian:

It’s almost like LucasArts suddenly realised the value of the old games they had gathering dust in their proverbial gaming cupboard. Following on from Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and the rest comes yet more retro goodies. Super Star Wars has been released for the Wii, with the other two games in the series out soon. Okay, it’s not the Grim Fandango re-release we all want but let’s not complain.

Back in the early 90s the Super Star Wars games were as close as you could get to reliving the original trilogy. Ok the films didn’t feature any tricky platforming but hey, the graphics were great for their day. When I remember the games – and I haven’t played or seen them since 1994 – I think of extreme difficulty and impressive audio. The landspeeder level sticks out too. I’m guessing the music won’t be as impressive this time round but the difficulty level – after 15 years of softening up as games have gotten checkpoint-friendly and generally easier – will likely be a killer. Will today’s gamers have the patience to persevere with Skywalker and co?

Anyway, Super Star Wars – are you tempted? And what do you want to see released next from the LucasArts archive?