Monday, July 22, 2013

Post SDCC, Pre CEII

San Diego Comic-Con is now in the books, and not terribly surprising there was not a lot of Star Wars news was announced.  What was announced and in some cases, available to purchase were some mighty fine Star Wars collectibles. Many, were of that famous Mandalorian armor.

Probably the one item I want the most is From Gentle Giant, this Star Wars Holiday Special Boba Fett maquette.
via Rebelscum.com


Gentle Giant also displayed their new "Snow Bunny Padme" statue


Hasbro also had a show exclusive Boba Fett with Han Solo carbonite block, which to no one's surprise, sold out before the show was even over.  These figures are from Hasbro's new Black Series, a line of six inch figures, which sport incredible detail and articulation.

Hasbro also held a panel in which they announced more new figures, and due to a struggling toy market, have gone about creating less detailed figures to keep prices down.  Limiting these figures now to 5 points of articulation, they are much more reminiscent of the classic Kenner figures from the late 70's and early 80's. I'm actually eager to see these in person, especially this guy:
To me, this is how the Kenner revival figures should have started in the first place.

Aside from collectibles, there was not much meat on the bone for Star Wars fans to chew on. This puts some added anticipation on what we might see at Celebration Europe 2 this coming weekend. Let's hope we get some great reveals.