Han Solo in Carbonite

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!

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Sideshow Star Wars: COMMANDER BLY

Shipping in the 3rd quarter of this year, COMMANDER BLY is the latest addition to the ever-expanding Star Wars collection by Sideshow.

A rendering of the celebrated clone trooper CC-5052 (known as Commander Bly), it’s an impressive 12-inch figure that has all the hallmarks of Sideshow’s brilliant craftsmanship. More than that, though, it’s got all the features and accessories you’ve come to expect from the brand.

* Fully articulated male body (armored body) with 30+ points of articulation
* Commander Bly portrait
* Fabric bodysuit with additional fabric collar
* Kama command skirt
* Detailed clone armor
* Phase I and Phase II helmets w/ flip up polarized macro-binoculars
* ARC pauldron
* DC-15S blaster carbine
* DC-15A blaster rifle
* Two DC-17 blaster pistols
* Two DC-17 holsters
* Generous assortment of switch-out hands
* Two pairs of switch-out feet (action and standing)

STAR WARS: The New R2-D2 Bank!

A new addition to our incredibly large (and growing!) Star Wars collection is this R2-D2 Bank!

Description: Add the droid that started it all to your collection and start saving the galaxy one coin at a time with this all-new Star Wars R2D2 Figure Bank! Perfectly in scale with your Ultimate Quarter Scale action figures, this Oluf Hartvigson sculpt measures approximately 11 inches tall and features all the style and precision details of an expensive statue at a fraction of the price!

Star Wars’ Blackhole Stormtrooper

From the Military of Star Wars Sideshow collection comes a brand new 12-inch figure: The Blackhole Stormtrooper, also known as the Shadow Stormtrooper. The Sideshow collectible is a great addition to the display shelf of any Star Wars fan feeling that the new year should be rung in with something stylish–because when it comes to the Stormtroopers, you know black is the new white.

Here’s a round-up of the features:
* Fully articulated male body (armored body) with 30+ points of articulation
* Bodysuit
* Fully detailed armor set with helmet and belt with holster
* Thermal detonator with metal belt clip
* Interchangeable hands
* Stormtrooper blaster
* 12-inch Figure Display Base with Star Wars logo

STAR WARS LEGO COLLECTIBLES!


STAR WARS LEGO PLAYSETS AND COLLECTIBLES

We’ve got a huge number of Star Wars Lego playsets and battle packs in-stock and ready to go, perfect for the Jedi in your life as the holidays approach. The Lego sets have been bolstered by the success of the Lego Star Wars video games, but have enjoyed a strong following in their own right, with both SW and Lego enthusiasts getting their hands on them–sometimes to create some pretty impressive displays.

The collection includes over 25 different sets that you can collect and build, but here’s a look at four hand-picked items from our Star Wars Lego section!


CLONE WALKER

As the Clone Wars rage across the galaxy, the Republic army advances across the battlefields of hundreds of planets. Build up your army with the Clone Walker™, a tough 2-man vehicle with poseable legs and flick-firing missiles!

* Includes 2 Clone Troopers™, Clone Gunner™, Clone Commander™ and ARC trooper gear!
* Build your army and add #8015 Assassin Droids™ Battle Pack for even more fun!
* Measures over 3.5″ (8cm) tall!


REBEL TROOPER ARMY PACK

Build up your Rebel forces and celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back!When the Empire attacks the hidden Rebel base on the ice planet Hoth, brave Rebel troopers and pilots fight back with their combat speeder with flick-firing missiles. Includes 3 Rebel troopers in cold-weather gear and Rebel pilot Zev Senesca.

* Includes Rebel combat speeder vehicle, Rebel pilot Zev Sensca and 3 Rebel troopers
* Launch the 2 flick-firing missiles mounted on the ice-cutting combat speeder
* Rebel troopers equipped with cold-weather gear including the NEW Hoth helmet
* Measures over 4″ (10cm) long


HYENA DROID BOMBER

Switching between walker, bomber and attack modes, the Hyena Droid is a powerful multi-purpose weapon for the Separatists as seen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Features four dropping bombs and three all-new rocket battle droid minifigures.

* Pivot the wings for flying and walking positions!
* Includes 3 new droid minifigures with special jet packs!
* Measures 10″ (25cm) wide by 8″ (20cm) long!


V-19 TORRENT STARFIGHTER

Battle the Separatist armies in space with the powerful V-19 Torrent starfighter, blasting straight out of the Clone Wars! Wings and landing gear move together automatically to switch between landing and flying modes. Authentically detailed with features including an opening cockpit, flick-firing missiles, and a new clone trooper pilot figure! Includes Clone Pilot minifigure! Launch the flick-fire missiles and open the sliding cockpit! Wings fold down and landing gear fold up to go from landing mode to flying mode! V-19 Torrent has a 21’½” (55cm) wingspan! Measures 9″ (23cm) long and 9’½” (24cm) high!

COMING SOON: Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology!

Located in Montreal? If you’re not, then I think you ought to consider making it a vacation destination in…oh, let’s say April 2011?

Why?

Because on April 28th, Lucasfilm is launching INDIANA JONES AND THE ADVENTURE OF ARCHAEOLOGY, a massive exhibit that brings real-life relics together with the props and costumes from the hugely popular film franchise. It’s the first time something like this has ever been mounted and it’s sure to be big. The National Post has the full story.

For the past thirty years, audiences around the world have followed Indiana Jones on his quests for treasure, adventure, fortune and glory. And now, Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology, a redefined modern exhibition experience, is coming to a museum near you. This innovative exhibition,made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd., presented by the National Geographic Society and produced by Montreal’s X3 Productions, will feature fascinating artefacts from the National Geographic Society and the Penn Museum, along with an extensive collection of Indiana Jones film materials from the Lucasfilm Archives. This first-of-its kind touring exhibition will be presented in twelve world-class institutions in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The world premiere run will be held at the Montreal Science Centre, starting April 28, 2011.

Kyra Bowling, Exhibits Manager at Lucasfilm Ltd., is pleased to see that “Dr. Jones has found his way to the museum and accompanies visitors on their very own adventure into the science of field archaeology.” Bowling adds, “The Indiana Jones films have entertained generations of audiences and this exhibition provides a wonderful way to merge that on-screen excitement with the science of archaeology to help inspire learning in a fun, dynamic way.”

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology not only features a vast and exclusive collection of Indy props, models, concept art and set designs, it also presents a wealth of historical and cultural facts. The internationally renowned University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, otherwise known as the Penn Museum, is providing genuine archaeological artefacts and educational material. The National Geographic Society, the exhibition’s global presenting partner, also shares artefacts, photos, videos and content from its impressive and historic archive.

“This exhibition is an exciting journey into the real world of archaeology,” says Fredrik Hiebert, National Geographic’s Archaeology Fellow. “This is the perfect opportunity to introduce audiences of all ages to this fascinating scientific field through the inspiration of these highly popular films. It is a natural for National Geographic.”

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology transforms the museum experience into a multimedia and interactive adventure. Visitors will be immersed in the world of Indiana Jones, an environment created by state-of-the-art technology and spanning over 1,000 square metres. Equipped with a video companion, visitors will embark on a quest to uncover the true origins of archaeological mysteries. Charged with comprehensive educational content, photos and videos, the interactive hand-held devices will guide visitors on the “Indy Trail” and through the various archaeological zones. Visitors will also have the ability to create their own adventure with an interactive quest.

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology will elucidate myths associated with relics like the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail and explore mythical places such as Akator or Mayapore. The exhibition also will shed light on how archaeologists really work on projects such as deciphering ancient scripts and discovering the true origins of the mysterious Nasca lines in southern Peru. With Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology, visitors will discover where fact meets fiction.

A Team of Experts

In order to create a new kind of museum experience, one that will engage, educate and entertain visitors in innovative ways, X3 Productions has not only put its creative expertise to work, it has also gathered a team of world-renowned specialists. With their recognized knowledge in academic and field archaeology Drs. Michel Fortin and Fredrik Hiebert have helped to create and develop the exhibition’s educational content. With a specialty in Near Eastern archaeology, Fortin is a Full Professor of Archaeology who has been teaching in the Department of History at Université Laval in Quebec City for nearly three decades. He has led numerous excavation teams in the Middle East and is a true ambassador to his profession. A world-renowned archaeologist and National Geographic Fellow, Hiebert is a field expert who has searched for human history in some of the world’s most remote and exotic places. His experience in both North and South America and across Asia is ideal for this project. The team is further supported by Shirley Reiff Howarth, director of the Humanities Exchange in Montreal, whose expertise in travelling exhibitions and museum curation has proven to be a great asset in the development of this project.

Archaeology and Local Treasures

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology sets the wheels in motion not only to inspire, but most importantly to cultivate a lasting interest in archaeology. The world abounds with treasures, some of which can be found in our own backyard. The exhibition is designed in such a way that the last gallery is dedicated to local archaeology, allowing the host museum to feature some of its prized collections. For its world premiere in Montreal, artefacts from the Archaeology Collection of the City of Montreal will be on display.

To learn more, visit the Official Site or check it out on FACEBOOK to keep up with all the news!

Plus, here’s a look at the trailer!

STAR WARS FIGURES – Orange Cards (2010 Wave 1) and a Deleted Scene!

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.