Luke Skywalker 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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  • 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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  • Han Solo and Chewbacca weren’t the only big disturbance in the force at Toy Fair, there was one much bigger, and… tastier…? The light up lightsaber chopsticks are finally finished! Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker versions will be available in March for $14.99 each, and, having held a pair and used them, I’ve gotta say, they’re just as easy to use as the original non-glowing sort. Also on hand were the usual Stormtroopers, Sandtroopers, General Grievous, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and more as well as Jaina Solo and Mara Jade bishoujos. Last, but not least, was the teaser for Luke and Leia’s ArtFX+ figures, who should hopefully be shown off soon.

    Toy Fair 2014: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Merchandise

    Han Solo and Chewbacca weren’t the only big disturbance in the force at Toy Fair, there was one much bigger, and… tastier…? The light up lightsaber chopsticks are finally finished! Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker versions will be available in March for $14.99 each, and, having held a pair and used them, I’ve gotta say, they’re just as easy to use as the original non-glowing sort. Also on hand were the usual Stormtroopers, Sandtroopers, General Grievous, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and more as well as Jaina Solo and Mara Jade bishoujos. Last, but not least, was the teaser for Luke and Leia’s ArtFX+ figures, who should hopefully be shown off soon.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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