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TNTM: Doctor Aphra to get Own Star Wars Title

If you are like most of us nerds, you like anything dealing with the Star Wars franchise (not counting Jar-Jar). There is an interesting character in the Star Wars Universe that will be getting her very own title.

She is a human female archaeologist who was recruited by Darth Vader after the Battle of Yavin.  Aphra is accompanied by her two assassin droid companions, 0-0-0(Triple-Zero) and BT-1 (Beetee).  Aphra has become a very popular character in the Star Wars comics.

One of the things making the Doctor Aphra comic book series special is that she’s a character who debuted in Marvel’s Darth Vader #3 comic book. This makes the series the first time Marvel has released a Star Wars comic book centering around a character who originated somewhere other than onscreen canon. (It’s not the first non-movie character comic, however; Star Wars: Kanan focused on the character from the Star Wars: Rebels animated series.).

I am looking forward to a long and entertaining run for Doctor Aphra.

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Official Press Release

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Kev Walker, Salvador Larroca (CA) Karmome Shirahama


Following the blockbuster finale of Darth Vader #25, the fan-favorite character begins a new journey in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 – the new ongoing series coming this December! From superstar writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) and fan-favorite artist Kev Walker (Marvel Zombies) comes Marvel’s first ongoing series starring an original character created in the comics!

Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what she does best. With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she’s off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra’s got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy!

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In Shops: Dec 07, 2016 SRP: $4.99

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TNTM: Darth Vader Premium Format statue

Darth Vader Premium Format statue from SideShow Collectibles Unboxing

Patrick from shows us what’s in the box for the SideShow Premium Format Darth Vader statue.


Darth Vader – Lord of the Sith
Premium Format™ Figure by Sideshow Collectibles
Episode VI
Limited Edition: 7500

You underestimate the power of the Dark Side.

Ruthless and powerful, Darth Vader stands at the height of his power in Sideshow Collectibles Darth Vader Lord of the Sith Premium Format Figure.

Inspired by one of the most climactic duels in cinematic history, Darth Vader descends the steps of a Death Star themed base. With his light-up crimson lightsaber at the ready, the commanding villain is prepared to engage in mortal combat and claim victory for the Galactic Empire. Every detail of the Sith Lords costume, from his iconic helmet to his sweeping black cape, have been faithfully recreated as seen on screen in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

The height and composition of this impressive piece make it an ideal companion to Sideshows Boba Fett Premium Format Figure, and the perfect centerpiece of any Star Wars collection!


License: Star Wars
Scale: Premium Format™ Figure
Manufacturer: Sideshow Collectibles
Product Size: 26.5″ H (673.1mm) x 16″ W (406.4mm) x 12″ L (304.8mm)
Box Size: 16.00″ H (406.4mm) x 25.00″ W (635mm) x 26.00″ L (660.4mm)
Product Weight: 25.00 lbs (11.34 kg)
Dimensional Weight: 46 lbs
Int’l Dim. Weight: 63 lbs
Size and weight are approximate values.


Zane Yarbrough (Design)
Nathan Mansfield (Sculpt)
James Lareau (Sculpt)
Joe Menna (Sculpt)
Alfred Paredes (Sculpt)
Adam Smith (Mold & Cast)
Chadwick Andersen (Mold & Cast)
Michael Woodring (Mold & Cast)
Anthony Mestas (Paint)
Bernardo Esquivel (Paint)
Greg Mowry of Geppetto Productions (Costume Fabrication)

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Samurai General Darth Vader unboxing

Samurai General Darth Vader unboxing

Patrick from shows us what’s in the box for the Movie Realization Samurai General Darth Vader action figure from Bandai.
This Movie Realization Samurai Darth Vader was inspired by artist Takayuki Takeya and incorporates the traditional Japanese samurai style with iconic Star Wars armor to create an epic hybrid warrior.
It is incredibly well detailed for a 7″ figure. Bandai has successfully married samurai components with Darth Vader. Particularly the detail in the armor on the arms and chest.  You can even make out parts of his chest control panel.
The gauntlets and boots look like a traditional samurai, as does the helmet. The Imperial Emblem is incorporated into the design of the figure.
His lightsaber has a samurai feel to it as the hilt is reminiscent of a katana hilt and the blade itself is in the shape of a katana blade. The hilt can also be stored on his waist like a katana. The blade is removable.
Vader comes with 4 pair of interchangeable hands. There is a pair of fists, a pair of gripping hands, and a pair of force hands.
The figure will stand at 18cm / 7″ tall. The Samurai Darth Vader includes a Lightsaber hilt, a fully extended Lightsaber, interchangeable hands, and features over 15 points of articulation.
 This is an exquisitely rendered figure of Darth Vader portrayed as a Japanese feudal era Samurai General. A unique artistic interpretation master crafted by acclaimed artist Takeya Takayuki. This original stylized figure pays homage to the Japan aesthetic and film influences of Star Wars.
Tamashii Nations’ Movie Realization brand takes the theme of movies and infuses that concept into high quality figures. From the tip of his sharp lightsaber-turned-katana, to the meticulously sculpted Samurai-esque armor.
Look closer at Vader’s helmet and you will even notice the Imperial insignia. This action figure is perfect for posing the Samurai-styled Sith Lord as he manipulates the Force.
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