Han Solo Archive

  • Well, tonight’s a big night for Star Wars fans with the Episode VIII trailer coming out during Monday Night Football, but that said, we can’t forget about the movies that have already come out before it and the merchandise from those! Kotobukiya brought the whole lot of their Episode VII: The Force Awakens ArtFX+ figures including the new and amazing First Order Stormtrooper FN-2199 that comes with a blaster and whatever the electro thing is that he used in his fight with Finn. There were also some new additions to the original trilogy line namely, a Return of the Jedi Luke to go with the Darth Vader that is already released (and seen with Luke, that’s not a new figure for those wondering), and also a new standing Emperor Palpatine and Imperial Guard set. I’m personally loving the Luke and Vader together as it recreates quite an iconic moment in the series and I’m also loving both Palpatine figures who would be great for randomly placing around your house to scare others. Check out the gallery below and expect even more of an onslaught of figures come next year after Episode VIII is out.

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Merchandise

    Well, tonight’s a big night for Star Wars fans with the Episode VIII trailer coming out during Monday Night Football, but that said, we can’t forget about the movies that have already come out before it and the merchandise from those! Kotobukiya brought the whole lot of their Episode VII: The Force Awakens ArtFX+ figures including the new and amazing First Order Stormtrooper FN-2199 that comes with a blaster and whatever the electro thing is that he used in his fight with Finn. There were also some new additions to the original trilogy line namely, a Return of the Jedi Luke to go with the Darth Vader that is already released (and seen with Luke, that’s not a new figure for those wondering), and also a new standing Emperor Palpatine and Imperial Guard set. I’m personally loving the Luke and Vader together as it recreates quite an iconic moment in the series and I’m also loving both Palpatine figures who would be great for randomly placing around your house to scare others. Check out the gallery below and expect even more of an onslaught of figures come next year after Episode VIII is out.

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  • Of all the licenses that Kotobukiya tackled at their panel, Star Wars definitely had the most news and new merchandise. They’ve always done a lot with the franchise, but given that we have new, actually good movies I guess it’s not really a shock that we’re not getting bombarded with it! There’s a lot to cover so let’s jump right in. We got the rough concept sculpts for the Finn & Rey ArtFX+, along with an announcement for Poe & BB-8 and Chewbacca and Han!. They also had the sculpt for the Obi-Wan ArtFX+, along with the tragically hilarious news that he will come with an empty cape to display if you prefer Dead-Kenobi. They had quite a few new troopers: thew Snowtrooper & Flametrooper 2 pack, FN-2199, Scarif Stormtrooper, Death Trooper 2-pack, and a Death Trooper ArtFX. They will also be expanding the Droid line with R4 and R5 sculpts!

    Kotobukiya Panel NYCC 2016: Star Wars

    Of all the licenses that Kotobukiya tackled at their panel, Star Wars definitely had the most news and new merchandise. They’ve always done a lot with the franchise, but given that we have new, actually good movies I guess it’s not really a shock that we’re not getting bombarded with it! There’s a lot to cover so let’s jump right in. We got the rough concept sculpts for the Finn & Rey ArtFX+, along with an announcement for Poe & BB-8 and Chewbacca and Han!. They also had the sculpt for the Obi-Wan ArtFX+, along with the tragically hilarious news that he will come with an empty cape to display if you prefer Dead-Kenobi. They had quite a few new troopers: thew Snowtrooper & Flametrooper 2 pack, FN-2199, Scarif Stormtrooper, Death Trooper 2-pack, and a Death Trooper ArtFX. They will also be expanding the Droid line with R4 and R5 sculpts!

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  • If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that Kotobukiya will have some new Star Wars merchandise up their sleeves at almost every major event. It’s one of their oldest licenses, and given how much content it holds (plus all the content we’re going to be getting with the new movies) it’s no surprise that they’ve found endless variations of Stormtroopers I had no idea existed. I’ll admit I’m a Star Trek girl, not Star Wars. Because anthropologists in space is simply the greatest. Anyway, Kotobukiya had two new sets on display at Toy Fair! The first is an ArtFX+ Snowtrooper, which will most likely come in a set like all the other Troopers. Then we have R3-A2 and K-3PO, who will be hitting shelves in April. Some of the Bishoujos made an appearance too, so check them out in the gallery!

    Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Figures

    If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that Kotobukiya will have some new Star Wars merchandise up their sleeves at almost every major event. It’s one of their oldest licenses, and given how much content it holds (plus all the content we’re going to be getting with the new movies) it’s no surprise that they’ve found endless variations of Stormtroopers I had no idea existed. I’ll admit I’m a Star Trek girl, not Star Wars. Because anthropologists in space is simply the greatest. Anyway, Kotobukiya had two new sets on display at Toy Fair! The first is an ArtFX+ Snowtrooper, which will most likely come in a set like all the other Troopers. Then we have R3-A2 and K-3PO, who will be hitting shelves in April. Some of the Bishoujos made an appearance too, so check them out in the gallery!

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  • One of Kotobukiya’s biggest announcements at this past NYCC was of ArtFX+ for Star Wars: A New Hope. While it wasn’t the most shocking of announcements, given that they already had the license for their Bishoujo line in the form of Jaina and Mara, it was still fantastic news for fans! High quality, small, affordable figures–what more can you want? We got a look at the rough sculpt for Han Solo at the panel, but we got to take him and Chewie out at Toy Fair! I am a Star Trek girl through and through so these are not really my jam, but that said I am in love with the sculpt for Chewbacca’s fur. It looks so soft! I want to pet him. Of course you’re really not supposed to fiddle around with prototypes, so I refrained from that. Mostly. Just kidding! You can check out a full view of both in the gallery.

    Toy Fair 2014: Kotobukiya’s Han Solo and Chewbacca ArtFX+ Gallery

    One of Kotobukiya’s biggest announcements at this past NYCC was of ArtFX+ for Star Wars: A New Hope. While it wasn’t the most shocking of announcements, given that they already had the license for their Bishoujo line in the form of Jaina and Mara, it was still fantastic news for fans! High quality, small, affordable figures–what more can you want? We got a look at the rough sculpt for Han Solo at the panel, but we got to take him and Chewie out at Toy Fair! I am a Star Trek girl through and through so these are not really my jam, but that said I am in love with the sculpt for Chewbacca’s fur. It looks so soft! I want to pet him. Of course you’re really not supposed to fiddle around with prototypes, so I refrained from that. Mostly. Just kidding! You can check out a full view of both in the gallery.

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  • The big new reveal in regards to the Star Wars universe at Kotobukiya’s booth were the sculpts for their Han Solo and Chewbacca ArtFX+. Well… sort of reveal. We first saw Han Solo back at New York Comic Con during Kotobukiya’s panel for like half a second, so I guess this is the first time anyone has seen them in person. That being said, both Han and Chewie look awesome in person! Both feature sections that will be in cloth/fake leather/etc in their final forms and will move with the figures. Chewie has a ton of well sculpted fur and Han looks exactly like Harrison Ford. I can’t believe just how amazing these two came out and I can’t wait to see Luke and Leia in the future.

    Toy Fair 2014: Kotobukiya’s Han Solo and Chewbacca ArtFX+

    The big new reveal in regards to the Star Wars universe at Kotobukiya’s booth were the sculpts for their Han Solo and Chewbacca ArtFX+. Well… sort of reveal. We first saw Han Solo back at New York Comic Con during Kotobukiya’s panel for like half a second, so I guess this is the first time anyone has seen them in person. That being said, both Han and Chewie look awesome in person! Both feature sections that will be in cloth/fake leather/etc in their final forms and will move with the figures. Chewie has a ton of well sculpted fur and Han looks exactly like Harrison Ford. I can’t believe just how amazing these two came out and I can’t wait to see Luke and Leia in the future.

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  • Star Wars and Kotobukiya go hand and hand as seen by their new announcement of A New Hope ArtFX+ figures, but that wasn’t all that was new at their panel. Some new merchandise is on the way in the form of Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, and C-3PO business card holders as well as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader light up lightsaber chopsticks. We also got another peek at Jango Fett and General Grievous, both of whom we got a detailed look at back at Toy Fair. The big new announcement was that the fan choice winner for the next Trooper set is the Sandtrooper and they’ll be coming in two different ways: a Sandtrooper Squad Leader two-pack and a Sandtrooper Sergeant single pack. The star of New York Comic Con, the exclusive R2-Q5, which we saw back at Toy Fair, was also shown off and an international version with a silver coin was announced. Rounding things off, Jaina Solo and Mara Jade’s bishoujos were shown off and we finally got a glimpse of Mara’s backside, which definitely has the Shunya vibe to it.

    NYCC 2013: Kotobukiya Panel: Star Wars Statues and Merchandise

    Star Wars and Kotobukiya go hand and hand as seen by their new announcement of A New Hope ArtFX+ figures, but that wasn’t all that was new at their panel. Some new merchandise is on the way in the form of Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, and C-3PO business card holders as well as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader light up lightsaber chopsticks. We also got another peek at Jango Fett and General Grievous, both of whom we got a detailed look at back at Toy Fair. The big new announcement was that the fan choice winner for the next Trooper set is the Sandtrooper and they’ll be coming in two different ways: a Sandtrooper Squad Leader two-pack and a Sandtrooper Sergeant single pack. The star of New York Comic Con, the exclusive R2-Q5, which we saw back at Toy Fair, was also shown off and an international version with a silver coin was announced. Rounding things off, Jaina Solo and Mara Jade’s bishoujos were shown off and we finally got a glimpse of Mara’s backside, which definitely has the Shunya vibe to it.

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  • Star Wars ArtFX figures are nothing new for Kotobukiya, rather, it’s the exact opposite, I can’t think of ArtFX without thinking of Star Wars, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for new figures in the line. At Kotobukiya’s panel they revealed that they will be doing 1/10th scale ArtFX+ figures from Star Wars: A New Hope in two different two packs: Han Solo and Chewbacca and Luke and Leia. We also got a quick sneak peek of Han Solo’s sculpt, which looks quite great so far! Check them all out in the gallery below!

    NYCC 2013: Kotobukiya Panel: Star Wars: A New Hope ArtFX+

    Star Wars ArtFX figures are nothing new for Kotobukiya, rather, it’s the exact opposite, I can’t think of ArtFX without thinking of Star Wars, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for new figures in the line. At Kotobukiya’s panel they revealed that they will be doing 1/10th scale ArtFX+ figures from Star Wars: A New Hope in two different two packs: Han Solo and Chewbacca and Luke and Leia. We also got a quick sneak peek of Han Solo’s sculpt, which looks quite great so far! Check them all out in the gallery below!

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  • The first time Stephen and I did any in-person event coverage it was Toy Fair 2009, and our first booth was Kotobukiya’s. Back then their only Star Wars merchandise was their awesome lightsaber chopsticks: while those are still in production, they’ve come a long way! This year at SDCC they had a staggering number of figures from the franchise. Everything from pretty girls to monsters! They had the full art for Mara Jade’s Bishoujo along with Jaina Solo (review)–I wonder how long it will take Mara to get sculpted? They had some of their older statues, like the amazing Darth Maul, and they also premiered their NYCC 2013 exclusive: R2-Q5! D’aww, evil robots. Last but most definitely not least is the announcement of several A New Hope ArtFX+ figures: Luke, Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca! [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

    SDCC 2013: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Figures

    The first time Stephen and I did any in-person event coverage it was Toy Fair 2009, and our first booth was Kotobukiya’s. Back then their only Star Wars merchandise was their awesome lightsaber chopsticks: while those are still in production, they’ve come a long way! This year at SDCC they had a staggering number of figures from the franchise. Everything from pretty girls to monsters! They had the full art for Mara Jade’s Bishoujo along with Jaina Solo (review)–I wonder how long it will take Mara to get sculpted? They had some of their older statues, like the amazing Darth Maul, and they also premiered their NYCC 2013 exclusive: R2-Q5! D’aww, evil robots. Last but most definitely not least is the announcement of several A New Hope ArtFX+ figures: Luke, Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca! [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

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  • The other day we showed you Kotobukiya’s new Jaina Solo Bishoujo figure, but that’s not all that they had on hand in the world of Star Wars! Of course their famous lightsaber chopsticks were out in full force (pun intended) and their R2-D2 and Han Solo in carbonite ice trays were a huge hit again as well. If you’re a fan of these food and drink related Star Wars items and are looking for more then you’re in luck! Announced at the show are four new ice trays: Darth Vader’s head, a Stormtrooper head, an X-Wing, and the Millennium Falcon, all of which are quite impressive looking and contain just as much amazing detail as the first two sets. Also on hand were lots of the new ArtFX figures from the recently put up for order Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul to the recently released Darth Vader and the soon to be released R2-D2 and C-3PO set. There were also Stormtroopers and Clone Troopers of every type on hand and Yoda, who we last saw at San Diego Comic Con, received a new closed-eyes using-the-force face which looks quite amazing. I love all of the Star Wars pieces that Kotobukiya is producing and the fact that they’re focusing on the older movies as well and can’t wait to see what ArtFX and bishoujo additions we get next so let us know what you’d like to see from Kotobukiya in the comments below!

    NYCC 2011: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Line

    The other day we showed you Kotobukiya’s new Jaina Solo Bishoujo figure, but that’s not all that they had on hand in the world of Star Wars! Of course their famous lightsaber chopsticks were out in full force (pun intended) and their R2-D2 and Han Solo in carbonite ice trays were a huge hit again as well. If you’re a fan of these food and drink related Star Wars items and are looking for more then you’re in luck! Announced at the show are four new ice trays: Darth Vader’s head, a Stormtrooper head, an X-Wing, and the Millennium Falcon, all of which are quite impressive looking and contain just as much amazing detail as the first two sets. Also on hand were lots of the new ArtFX figures from the recently put up for order Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul to the recently released Darth Vader and the soon to be released R2-D2 and C-3PO set. There were also Stormtroopers and Clone Troopers of every type on hand and Yoda, who we last saw at San Diego Comic Con, received a new closed-eyes using-the-force face which looks quite amazing. I love all of the Star Wars pieces that Kotobukiya is producing and the fact that they’re focusing on the older movies as well and can’t wait to see what ArtFX and bishoujo additions we get next so let us know what you’d like to see from Kotobukiya in the comments below!

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  • Star Wars has always been a large part of my life ever since I first watched them at a young age. From dressing up as Yoda and Darth Vader to building Lego versions of the buildings, world, and ships, and even recreating and filming the battle scene on Hoth outside in a blizzard when there was 4 feet of snow, quite a bit of my childhood revolved around these movies. Now, as I’ve grown up and have moved into collecting more detailed items, Sideshow has filled the gap from childhood action figures to the display pieces seen here. From a replica of the famous “I am your father” scene in The Empire Strikes Back to the end of Return of the Jedi where Luke clung for his life after his arm was chopped off as well as the bar scene from A New Hope, it’s all here in all of its glory. Also on hand at Sideshow’s booth were a few 1/6th scale Medicom Real Action Heroes, which looked quite nice and fill the gap of action figures as they’re much more detailed like a statue, but still poseable. Lots of statues were also shown off of characters such as Emperor Palpetine, Boba Fett, and the standard Storm Trooper design. There was also an announcement that Hot Toys will be making a Star Wars line, so for those looking for even higher quality than the Real Action Heroes will have that to look forward to. Of course there was much much more on hand, so be sure to hit the gallery to check it all out and leave some of your favorite Star Wars memories in the comments below.

    SDCC 2011: Sideshow Collectibles’ Star Wars Statues

    Star Wars has always been a large part of my life ever since I first watched them at a young age. From dressing up as Yoda and Darth Vader to building Lego versions of the buildings, world, and ships, and even recreating and filming the battle scene on Hoth outside in a blizzard when there was 4 feet of snow, quite a bit of my childhood revolved around these movies. Now, as I’ve grown up and have moved into collecting more detailed items, Sideshow has filled the gap from childhood action figures to the display pieces seen here. From a replica of the famous “I am your father” scene in The Empire Strikes Back to the end of Return of the Jedi where Luke clung for his life after his arm was chopped off as well as the bar scene from A New Hope, it’s all here in all of its glory. Also on hand at Sideshow’s booth were a few 1/6th scale Medicom Real Action Heroes, which looked quite nice and fill the gap of action figures as they’re much more detailed like a statue, but still poseable. Lots of statues were also shown off of characters such as Emperor Palpetine, Boba Fett, and the standard Storm Trooper design. There was also an announcement that Hot Toys will be making a Star Wars line, so for those looking for even higher quality than the Real Action Heroes will have that to look forward to. Of course there was much much more on hand, so be sure to hit the gallery to check it all out and leave some of your favorite Star Wars memories in the comments below.

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