Return of the Jedi 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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  • Back at San Diego Comic Con, Kotobukiya showed off a whole bunch of new Star Wars ArtFX statues and little by little we’ve been seeing more of them from Darth Maul to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Now, after having seen him painted at New York Comic Con, we have new images of Yoda from The Empire Strikes Back as well as more images of R2-D2 and C-3PO. Yoda comes with two different faces and stands in at about 4 inches tall in a 1/7th scale as a standard ArtFX release and looks utterly stunning. This diorama recreates one of my all time favorite scenes of my childhood flawlessly and is, quite frankly, the best Star Wars figure I have seen to date. R2-D2 and C-3PO here are a part of the ArtFX+ line and stand in at 1/10th scale and are more poseable than the larger ArtFX figures. R2 and C-3pO  come with quite a few extra pieces so that C-3PO can pose with his arm up, R2 can move his legs back, and other things of that sort so that many different poses from the movie can be re-created. If you want to add either of these to the collection, Yoda will be available in June of 2012 and C-3PO and R2-D2 will be available in March and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on any new info on them or other additions to the Star Wars line here on Plastikitty! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook: R2-D2 & C-3PO | Yoda]

    Kotobukiya’s Yoda, C-3PO, And R2-D2 ArtFX Statues Get New Images

    Back at San Diego Comic Con, Kotobukiya showed off a whole bunch of new Star Wars ArtFX statues and little by little we’ve been seeing more of them from Darth Maul to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Now, after having seen him painted at New York Comic Con, we have new images of Yoda from The Empire Strikes Back as well as more images of R2-D2 and C-3PO. Yoda comes with two different faces and stands in at about 4 inches tall in a 1/7th scale as a standard ArtFX release and looks utterly stunning. This diorama recreates one of my all time favorite scenes of my childhood flawlessly and is, quite frankly, the best Star Wars figure I have seen to date. R2-D2 and C-3PO here are a part of the ArtFX+ line and stand in at 1/10th scale and are more poseable than the larger ArtFX figures. R2 and C-3pO  come with quite a few extra pieces so that C-3PO can pose with his arm up, R2 can move his legs back, and other things of that sort so that many different poses from the movie can be re-created. If you want to add either of these to the collection, Yoda will be available in June of 2012 and C-3PO and R2-D2 will be available in March and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on any new info on them or other additions to the Star Wars line here on Plastikitty! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook: R2-D2 & C-3PO | Yoda]

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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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  • 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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