Lightsaber 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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  • 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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  • I am always up for some wacky accessories, like a Teddie that will hold your glasses or a glowing lightsaber umbrella. Because on a crowded rainy day in the city, what is better than a giant glowing device to attract attention to yourself?! I know right, this idea is genius. Blister Direct (which has to be the stupidest name for a toy company) is making lightsaber umbrellas in both blue (Luke Skywalker) and red (Darth Vader). They’re actually pretty damn awesome, and hopefully not powered by something that will electrocute you. They retail for ¥3,970 each and will come out in July with pre-orders for the blue version here and the red version here. I don’t know if these are quite as cool as the umbrella that’s also Saber’s sword, but they are definitely a cool way to show off your fandom! Or, you know, protect the galaxy from evil.

    Use The Force to Protect Yourself From the Rain With These Star Wars Umbrellas

    I am always up for some wacky accessories, like a Teddie that will hold your glasses or a glowing lightsaber umbrella. Because on a crowded rainy day in the city, what is better than a giant glowing device to attract attention to yourself?! I know right, this idea is genius. Blister Direct (which has to be the stupidest name for a toy company) is making lightsaber umbrellas in both blue (Luke Skywalker) and red (Darth Vader). They’re actually pretty damn awesome, and hopefully not powered by something that will electrocute you. They retail for ¥3,970 each and will come out in July with pre-orders for the blue version here and the red version here. I don’t know if these are quite as cool as the umbrella that’s also Saber’s sword, but they are definitely a cool way to show off your fandom! Or, you know, protect the galaxy from evil.

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  • The Star Wars franchise is one of Kotobukiya’s most successful endeavors, so it was no surprise when their Star Wars merchandise was on display in full force at San Diego Comic Con. From the ever popular award winning Lightsaber Chopsticks to ArtFX statues and quirky novelty products like R2-D2 and Han Solo in Carbonite ice trays, there was something for every Star Wars fan. The ever popular ArtFX line received two major new additions from A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back in the form of Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi in the larger 1/7th scale. Yoda is in his swamp in Degobah using the force to levitate some items, which was pulled off quite well in statue form, and Obi-Wan is looking as badass as ever with his no-nonsense expression on his face and pose that’s ready for battle. The detailing on Obi-Wan Kenobi’s clothing is quite impressive: every single fiber is individually sculpted and is incredibly realistic. Yoda will be available in the 2nd quarter 2012 for an undetermined price and Obi-Wan will be $119.99 with a light up LED Lightsaber in March of 2012. The ArtFX line also received two droid additions with the R2-D2 and C-3PO A New Hope two pack set in 1/10th scale. Both are quite poseable and were made using 3D data, so every single little detail is there on the pair who will make their debut in the 1st quarter 2012. Also being added to the ArtFX line is Darth Maul in a 1/10th scale who will be available in the 2nd quarter 2012 and looks quite amazing. Those who are fans of the silicone ice trays, have no fear! Following the R2-D2 and Han Solo ice trays, which both sold out their at convention stocks, will be a starship ice tray set featuring the Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing and a Galactic Empire set featuring a standard Stormtrooper helmet and Darth Vader’s iconic helmet. Both of these will be available in the 4th quarter 2011 for $9.99 each and are a steal if you’re looking to make some quirky ice for your party, but can also be used for making chocolates, Jello, and pretty much anything else that can be made in a mold. Be sure to hit the jump to check out all of the Star Wars items that Kotobukiya had on hand and leave a comment about what you’re glad to see as well as what you’d like to see from Kotobukiya in the future!

    SDCC 2011: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Merchandise

    The Star Wars franchise is one of Kotobukiya’s most successful endeavors, so it was no surprise when their Star Wars merchandise was on display in full force at San Diego Comic Con. From the ever popular award winning Lightsaber Chopsticks to ArtFX statues and quirky novelty products like R2-D2 and Han Solo in Carbonite ice trays, there was something for every Star Wars fan. The ever popular ArtFX line received two major new additions from A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back in the form of Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi in the larger 1/7th scale. Yoda is in his swamp in Degobah using the force to levitate some items, which was pulled off quite well in statue form, and Obi-Wan is looking as badass as ever with his no-nonsense expression on his face and pose that’s ready for battle. The detailing on Obi-Wan Kenobi’s clothing is quite impressive: every single fiber is individually sculpted and is incredibly realistic. Yoda will be available in the 2nd quarter 2012 for an undetermined price and Obi-Wan will be $119.99 with a light up LED Lightsaber in March of 2012. The ArtFX line also received two droid additions with the R2-D2 and C-3PO A New Hope two pack set in 1/10th scale. Both are quite poseable and were made using 3D data, so every single little detail is there on the pair who will make their debut in the 1st quarter 2012. Also being added to the ArtFX line is Darth Maul in a 1/10th scale who will be available in the 2nd quarter 2012 and looks quite amazing. Those who are fans of the silicone ice trays, have no fear! Following the R2-D2 and Han Solo ice trays, which both sold out their at convention stocks, will be a starship ice tray set featuring the Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing and a Galactic Empire set featuring a standard Stormtrooper helmet and Darth Vader’s iconic helmet. Both of these will be available in the 4th quarter 2011 for $9.99 each and are a steal if you’re looking to make some quirky ice for your party, but can also be used for making chocolates, Jello, and pretty much anything else that can be made in a mold. Be sure to hit the jump to check out all of the Star Wars items that Kotobukiya had on hand and leave a comment about what you’re glad to see as well as what you’d like to see from Kotobukiya in the future!

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