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TNTM: Why does C-3PO have a red arm in Star Wars Force Awakens

When you first see C-3PO in Star Wars Force Awakens he has a red arm. There is no way to overlook this fashion faux-pas since C-3PO brings attention to it himself. What they never explain is why his left arm is red. The reason is explained in the Star Wars C-3PO #1 one-shot comic and no where else. If you aren’t a comic book reader you likely don’t know the answer to this question.

Star Wars C-3PO #1 by Marvel Comics starts out with a Resistance ship crashing onto an unidentified planet. The reserve fuel tanks fail to jettison on re-entry and the ship explodes killing all the crew except for 6 droids. 5 of these droids are Resistance droids. The other droid was actually a prisoner on the ship. He was an RA-7 First Order protocol droid named Omri.

Omri supposedly has information on the location where the First Order is holding Admiral Akbar. The First Order will interrogate him for information and undoubtedly kill him when they get what they need.

The Resistance droids detect a beacon from a crashed First Order TIE Fighter nearby. They decide to get the beacon, change the frequency to alert the Resistance, and deliver Omri.

The trip to the beacon is perilous and filled with hostile life forms. All the droids meet their demise except Omri and C-3PO. C-3PO does lose his left arm in one of the scuffles. They make it to within steps of the beacon when acid rain begins to fall and eat away at them.

They take refuge under the wing of a downed spacecraft. The acid rain begins to eat through their make-shift cover and they realize they won’t be safe for long.

Omri confides in C-3PO that he does indeed have the location of Admiral Akbar. He gives this info to C-3PO and sacrifices himself to reset the beacon. As the acid is eating away at Omri we see under his protective outer coating is red primer. C-3PO is able to salvage the red left arm.

A Resistance ship answers the distress beacon and saves C-3PO. Once aboard the Resistance ship C-3PO puts the red arm on his body. He tells BB-8 the arm offends him aesthetically, but he decides he will keep it on for a while as a memorial.

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TNTM: Unbox and speed build of Lego Slave 1

Patrick from ZiaComics.com opens and builds the Lego Star Wars Slave I set 75060. It took him about 2 days to complete the build, but don’t worry… we time lapsed the build so it only takes a few minutes to watch it go from a pile of Legos to the completed Slave 1.

Slave I is the iconic ship owned by Jango Fett before the Clone Wars. His son/clone Boba Fett took ownership after Jango was killed by Mace Windu. Slave I is a modified Firespray-31-class patrol and attack craft. Jango outfitted the craft with a number of weapons including laser cannons, projectile launchers, and seismic charges.

After several failed attempts to kill Jedi Master Mace Windu to avenge his father, Boba Fett, Aurra Sing, and Bossk traveled to the planet Florrum to meet with Sing’s friend, spice pirate Hondo Ohnaka.

Jedi Ahsoka Tano and Plo Koon captured Fett and Bossk. Aurra Sing tried to escape on Slave I. Ahsoka Tano sliced off a wing with her lightsaber. This caused Sing to lose control and crash the ship. Hondo Ohnaka took ownership of Slave I until near the end of the Clone War when it returned to Boba’s ownership.

The ship became well-known to the galaxy’s fugitives. It is recognized as being the ship of the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters. Boba Fett used Slave I to transport a carbon-frozen Han Solo from Cloud City to Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine during the Galactic Civil War. Originally, it had a blue base instead of the dark red. This was changed when it came into Ohnaka’s possession.

Features – product details for Slave I™ 75060 from Star Wars™

Track down fugitives with legendary bounty hunter, Boba Fett™ aboard the powerful Slave I! This exclusive LEGO® Star Wars™ model features a rotating cockpit and wings for flight and landing mode, plus dual shooters and hidden blasters to repel attackers.

Reenact the capture of Han Solo™ in Star Wars™: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and take off from Bespin with the carbonite-imprisoned Rebel hero in the cargo hold. Attach the stand to display this iconic ship in characteristic upright flight. Includes 4 minifigures with weapons: Boba Fett™, Bespin Guard™, Stormtrooper™ and Han Solo™.

Includes 4 minifigures with weapons: Boba Fett™, Bespin Guard™, Stormtrooper™ and Han Solo™

Also includes Han Solo™ in carbonite!

Features a rotating cockpit and wings, opening side hatches with hidden guns and missiles, 2 rotating dual shooters, cargo hold and a display stand with data sheet

Weapons include special blaster pistol for Boba Fett™, blaster pistol for Bespin Guard™ and a blaster rifle for the Stormtrooper™

Rotate the cockpit and wings for flight and landing mode

Place carbonite-imprisoned Han Solo™ in the cargo hold

Open the side hatches to unleash missiles from the hidden guns

Showcase the huge Slave I in upright flight on the display stand

Recreate classic scenes from Star Wars™: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back

Measures over 7” (20cm) high, 17” (45cm) long and 14” (37cm) wide in landing mode

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Video: TNTM – Unboxing and speed build of Lego Star Wars Snowspeeder

Building the Lego Star Wars Snowspeeder

Patrick from ZiaComics.com unboxes the Exclusive Lego Star Wars Snowspeeder item #75144. This Lego set has 1,703 pieces and is for ages 14+. It took about 3 days of building after work to complete. There are some cool features like opening canopy and dial down flaps in the back (as seen in the video). This was a very fun build and we recommend it to anyone, especially Star Wars fans.

Product Details from Lego

Collect a true Star Wars classic: the T-47 Snowspeeder. This LEGO® interpretation of the iconic airspeeder that fans will remember from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you’d expect, including opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun, and an opening cockpit with space for the included Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner minifigures. This model also comes with a display stand and fact plaque, so it can take pride of place in any LEGO Star Wars collection.

Includes 2 minifigures: a Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and a Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner.

Features intricate, authentic detailing, opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun and an opening cockpit with space for the 2 included minifigures.
Attach the Snowspeeder to the stand with fact plaque to display it.
Impress your friends with this amazing recreation of a classic Star Wars Snowspeeder.

Includes 2 blaster pistols.

Accessory elements include electrobinoculars, a Snowspeeder Pilot helmet and a Snowspeeder Gunner helmet.

Snowspeeder on display stand measures over 8” (21cm) high, 15” (39cm) long and 11” (29cm) wide, and over 4” (11cm) high without stand.

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TNTM: Top 10 comics list for December 2016

It’s a tie! The Top 10 comics for December are an even 50/50 split between Marvel and DC. None of the smaller publishers were able to crack the top 10 this month.

DC Comics again relied heavily on Batman related titles. All 5 of their top 10 comics have Batman in them. Batman #12 & 13, Dark Knight Master Race Book 7, All-Star Batman #5, and Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1. Not sure if this is a statement about the popularity of Batman or if DC is just having trouble elevating another character to Bruce Wayne’s level.

2 of Marvel’s top 10 titles are in the Star Wars Universe. Star Wars #26 kicks off the Yoda story. We get to learn a little about the diminutive Jedi’s early exploits. Doctor Aphra #1 gives one of the newer Star Wars characters her own book. She is like Indiana Jones of outer space. She is accompanied by 2 re-purposed Imperial droids, 0-0-0 specializing in torture) and BT-1 (assassin droid). You’ll also see more of Black Krrsantan, a Wookie bounty hunter.

There are also 2 Marvel titles dealing with big fights in Inhumans vs X-men #1 and Civil War II #8. The last Marvel title in the top 10 is Hulk #1 which sees She-Hulk take over the mantle of “Hulk” as she wrestles with her growing inner rage.

Let us know what titles you are reading and why you believe they should be in the top 10. Just leave a note in the comments section.

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TNTM: Star Wars Darth Maul comic book

Darth Maul is introduced in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.  He is the Sith apprentice to Emperor Sheev Palpatine (Darth Sidious).  They don’t give much information about the character in the movie.  In fact, he is sliced in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber.  Even with his short time in the movie he became one of the most popular characters.

There have been many stories written about him surviving his defeat by Obi-Wan.

Darth Maul does appear in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.  You learn more about his origin in the third season of Clone Wars.  Darth Maul is a warrior of the Nightbrother clan on the planet Dathomir.  This planet is inhabited by the dominant Nightsister witchcraft society led by Mother Talzin. Maul’s tattoos are described as the markings of a warrior.

It is also revealed that he has a brother named Savage Opress.Darth Maul becomes insane and suffers amnesia as a result of being defeated by Obi-Wan. Savage Opress finds Maul and brings him to Mother Talzin back on Dathomir. Talzin is able to restore Maul’s mind and gives him robotic legs. Maul sets out with Opress as his apprentice to get his revenge on Obi-Wan.

New Darth Maul comic book

Marvel has been doing a spectacular job with the Star Wars comics.  With Darth Maul being one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars Universe it is safe to assume this comic will be flying off the shelves at your local comic book store.

Press Release

Independent comic book publisher Aspen Comics is pleased to announce another exclusive release from their hugely popular www.AspenStore.com Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald variant cover series for Marvel Comics, this time for the release of their highly anticipated Star Wars comic book, Darth Maul #1.

Aspen states:
One of only a small handful of contemporary Star Wars images Michael Turner illustrated before his passing, this exclusive www.AspenStore.com cover featuring the fearsome Darth Maul is an absolute must for any comic book, Michael Turner or Star Wars fan. Colored for the first time by the incomparable Peter Steigerwald, the comic book galaxy just got a little bit deadlier with the release of this brand new Michael Turner Darth Maul exclusive cover!

The Darth Maul #1 www.AspenStore.com Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald exclusive cover will be available for pre-order starting on Saturday, January 14th at noon (PST)/3:00 PM (EST) and will feature a color variant (limited to 3,000 copies) in addition to a special black and white sketch variant (limited to 2,000 copies and available only in the Darth Maul #1 www.AspenStore.com set). Darth Maul #1 will be released February 1st.

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(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Luke Ross (CA) Rod Reis
Bred on hate, fear, and anger…steeped in the ways of darkness…and trained to kill. Darth Maul’s time as apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows, but at last we will reveal his tale of revenge. From writer Cullen Bunn (DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, WOLVERINE) and artist Luke Ross (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, HERCULES) comes a tale of rage unleashed as Darth Maul prepares for his first encounter with the Jedi.
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 01, 2017
SRP: $4.99

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Video – TNTM: Star Wars R5-J2 Imperial Astromech Droid

Patrick from ZiaComics.com unboxes the new SideShow Star Wars R5-J2 action figure. R5-J2 is an R5-series astromech droid that possesses masculine programming.

Imperial R5-J2’s have a black-and-silver body, though some of his panels are painted bronze. R5 is inexpensively made which is it’s primary selling feature.

ABOUT THIS SIXTH SCALE FIGURE

Joining Sideshow’s acclaimed Star Wars Sixth Scale Collection is the R5-J2 Imperial Astromech Droid.

Making a brief appearance in the opening of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, this sleek black and copper colored repair droid was stationed on the second Death Star during the battle of Endor. Built slightly larger than the Imperial R2-Q5 unit, the R5-J2 Sixth Scale Figure measures roughly 8.6 inches tall and features hinged panels, retractable treads, and a unique swiveling trapezoid-shaped head. Not even a memory inhibitor could keep this droid from bringing personality and charm to your Star Wars collection.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

The Star Wars R5-J2 Imperial Astromech Droid Sixth Scale Figure specially features:

A highly detailed R5 series Astromech sculpt
Rotating head
Articulated terrain tread legs
Antennae
Body compartments with hinged panels

PRODUCT DETAILS

License: Star Wars
Scale: Sixth Scale Figure
Manufacturer: Sideshow Collectibles
Product Size: 8.66″ H (219.96mm) x 4.5″ W (114.3mm) x 3″ L (76.2mm)*
Box Size: 5.00″ H (127mm) x 9.00″ W (228.6mm) x 12.00″ L (304.8mm)*
Product Weight: 1.00 lbs (0.45 kg)*
Dimensional Weight: 3 lbs*
Int’l Dim. Weight: 4 lbs*

*Size and weight are approximate values.

Product Sku: 100383
UPC: 747720231917

Artists:

Pascual Wawoe (Sculpt)
Tim Niver (Sculpt)
Jason Eaton (Paint)
Kat Sapene (Paint)
The Sideshow Design and Development Team

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TNTM: Lego Star Wars Millenium Falcon 75105

One of the most iconic starships of the Star Wars™ saga is back, and it’s leaner and meaner than ever before! As featured in exciting scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this latest LEGO® version of the Millennium Falcon™ is crammed with new and updated external features.

The external features include an even more streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 mini-figures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a mini-figure, dual spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish,ramp and an entrance hatch.

Open up the hull plates to reveal even more great new and updated details inside, including the main hold with seating area and Holochess board, more detailed hyper-drive, secret compartment, extra boxes and cables, and storage for spring-loaded shooter ammo. And of course no LEGO Millennium Falcon model would be complete without Han Solo and Chewbacca, as well as other great characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Activate the hyper-drive and set course for LEGO Star Wars fun! Includes 6 mini-figures with assorted weapons: Rey, Finn, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Tasu Leech and a Kanjiklub Gang Member, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid.

Lego kit contents

Includes 6 minifigures with assorted weapons: Rey, Finn, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Tasu Leech and a Kanjiklub Gang Member, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid

Exterior features streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 mini-figures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a mini-figure, dual spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp, entrance hatch and opening hull plates

Detailed interior includes a more detailed hyper-drive, Holochess board, secret compartment, extra boxes and cables, and storage for spring-loaded shooter ammo

Weapons include a blaster pistol, silver-colored blaster pistol, blaster, gang pistol, gang rifle and a bowcaster

Lift the hull plates and check out the detailed interior
Become a make-believe Holochess master!

Detach the cockpit

Fire the dual spring-loaded shooters

Hide weapons and other cargo in the secret compartment

Pretend to activate the hyper-drive and make a fast getaway!

Recreate fantastic scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The perfect addition to any LEGO Star Wars collection

Measures over 5” (14cm) high, 18” (47cm) long and 12” (32cm) wide

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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

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT!

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

ABOUT THIS PREMIUM FORMAT™ FIGURE

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!

PRODUCT DETAILS

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.

Artists

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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Poe Dameron comic book and movie discussion

Jack and Troy from ZiaComics.com talk about the upcoming Poe Dameron comic book and his character in Star Wars the Force Awakens movie.

Poe Dameron is a human male star fighter pilot who served the New Republic and later the Resistance during its conflict with the First Order.

He was born the son of Lieutenant Shara Bey and Sergeant Kes Dameron of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Dameron followed in his late mother’s footsteps and became a pilot in the New Republic Starfleet as the commander of Rapier Squadron.

He grew disillusioned with the Republic’s inaction to the First Order’s violations of the Galactic Concordance. This led Dameron to defect to the Resistance. In the Resistance he became one of General Leia Organa’s most trusted operatives. Dameron flew under the callsign of Black Leader while piloting his specialized T-70 X-wing fighter, Black One.

Dameron was sent to find Lor San Tekka on Jakku. Lor San Tekka had part of a map to locate Leia’s brother, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. Dameron entrusted the map to his astromech droid, BB-8. Dameron was captured by the First Order but escaped with the help of a defecting stormtrooper, FN-2187.

Dameron returned to the Resistance base on D’Qar after crashing a stolen TIE fighter on Jakku. He aided Finn, Rey, Han Solo, and Chewbacca with air support during the Battle on Takodana.

During this battle the super weapon StarKiller Base was damaged by Solo, Finn, Rey, and Chewbacca, Dameron fired the shot that destroyed the Starkiller weapon saving the Resistance from certain destruction.

Marvel will be publishing a Poe Dameron comic book that focuses on his life before the events of Star Wars the Force Awakens.  The other named Resistance pilots will make appearances in this comic.
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Boba Fett by SideShow Collectibles Unboxing

Patrick from ZiaComics.com shows us what’s in the box for the SideShow Collectibles Boba Fett Premium Format Figure.

This figure was Inspired by Boba Fett’s brief, but unforgettable appearance in Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.  Sideshow’s artists have captured every detail of the infamous Boba Fett. This figure is Limited Edition: 2500.

Boba Fett is a name that strikes fear in the hearts of fugitives across the galaxy. This figure depicts him as he scouts his mark from a high rise platform in Bespin’s Cloud City. Blaster at the ready, the elite bounty hunter commands the advantage with his custom fit Mandalorian armor and jetpack.

His poseable cape, helmet, and rangefinder allow collectors to create the perfect dynamic display down to the last detail. He was recruited by Darth Vader and Jabba the Hutt to hunt down the Millennium Falcon. He has a hefty bounty in his sights as the elusive Han Solo has evaded him for the last time.

Out of the box the Boba Fett Premium Format Figure arrives in five basic pieces.  There is a head, body, hand with blaster, and a two-part base. He’s simple enough to assemble and there is no real worry of damaging the pieces. They combine easily and are solidly crafted.

The five big pieces are easy enough to figure out. There are three mini-pieces that will cause you to scratch your head and wish for the inclusion of an instruction sheet. It turns out that they slide into the pouches at the top of Fett’s boots.

The Boba Fett Premium Format figure stands more than 2 feet tall.  Although SideShow is calling this a figure, it is much closer to being a statue.  True to SideShow there are some limited mobility points in the head.  The cloth cape has wires embedded into it allowing it to be posed in numerous ways.  Boba even has his Wookiee braids draped over his shoulder.

Ashigaru Samurai Stormtrooper unboxing

Ashigaru Samurai Stormtrooper unboxing

Patrick from ZiaComics.com shows us what’s in the box for the Bandai Movie Realization Star Wars Ashigaru Stormtrooper. The Movie Realization series continues with unique Feudal Japanese interpretations of Star Wars characters.
It’s no secret that George Lucas borrowed story ideas from Akira Kurosawa’s samurai movies when he created Star Wars. Even Darth Vader’s suit resembles samurai armor. If that wasn’t obvious enough, Bandai’s Star Wars samurai action figures will make the connection painfully obvious.
Tamashii Nations is proud to introduce the “Ashigaru” (“foot solider” in Japanese) Stormtrooper. In this interpretation Samurai Vader’s samurai foot soldiers of the Empire are clad in far-gone Japanese feudal era attire and armament. This Star Wars Ashigaru Stormtrooper Movie Realization Action Figure has been master crafted by Japan’s top sculpting talent and features hybrid material use for dynamic posing possibilities. Set includes katana and blaster rifle accessories, as well as three sets of interchangeable hand parts. Measures approximately 9-inches tall. Ages 15 and up.
Star Wars Ashigaru Movie Realization Figure is an amazing re-imagination of the Stormtrooper as a Japanese samurai foot soldier.  This action figure features stunning details. The stormtrooper is clad in Japanese feudal era attire and armament. The Samurai Stormtrooper action figure includes katana, blaster rifle, and interchangeable hands.
 Tamashii Nations is proud to introduce the “Ashigaru” (“foot solider” in Japanese) Stormtrooper. In this interpretation, Samurai Vader’s samurai foot soldiers of the Empire are clad in far-gone Japanese feudal era attire and armament.
This Star Wars Ashigaru Stormtrooper Movie Realization Action Figure has been master crafted by Japan’s top sculpting talent and features hybrid material use for dynamic posing possibilities.
This action figure set includes katana and blaster rifle accessories, as well as three sets of interchangeable hand parts.
The Samurai Stormtrooper measures approximately 9-inches tall.

Star Wars BB-8 Life Size Floor Lamp unboxing

Patrick from ZiaComics.com shows us what’s in the ThinkGeek.com life-size Star Wars BB-8 floor lamp.

This BB-8 Life-Size Aluminum LED Floor Lamp stands 26″ tall and casts light on your subject of choice, whether that’s astronavigation or algebra. It has strings of LED lights inside the head, which shine downwards through a diffuser.

A gentle tap on BB-8’s head switches between three different lighting modes: cold white, amber, and warm white. And off. Also a good mode when you need to go to sleep.

Product Specifications
BB-8 Life-Size Aluminum LED Floor Lamp
Officially-licensed Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise
A ThinkGeek exclusive
Comes with stand so it doesn’t go off adventuring
Three different lighting modes: cold white, amber, and warm white
Tap BB-8’s head to switch lighting modes (or turn off)
Materials: Metal with decals & LEDs
Dimensions: 28 1/2″ tall x 20″ diameter
Weight: 15 lbs.
Includes lamp and switching power supply (6 ft. white cable)
Power supply input: 110-240V ~ 50-60Hz .8A
Power supply output: DC 12v 2.5A

BB-8 is a BB unit astromech droid who operated approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor. It had a dome head, similar to that of R2 series astromech droids, with the bulk of its body made up of a ball that the droid’s head rolled on. BB-8 was mostly white, with some silver and orange on its body, as well as a black photoreceptor. The droid belonged to Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, whom he accompanied during his flights on his a T-70 X-wing fighter.

A skittish but loyal astromech, BB-8’s manifest personality was somewhat of an unpredictable one. While most droids are predictable to certain stereotypes (bossy, sullen, grumpy) within their respective programming, BB-8 was his own case. He is sometimes childlike, sometimes precocious. In fact, Dameron sometimes wondered if the droid daydreamed. All of BB-8’s equipment is stored in compartments within the ball his head rolled on.

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Boba Fett Ronin Samurai figure unboxing

Boba Fett Ronin Samurai figure

Everyone’s favorite bounty hunter goes medieval! Boba Fett joins the Meisho Movie Realization series portrayed as a lordless “Ronin” Samurai. This deluxe figure set features an extensive array of accessories.

Ronin Boba Fett comes with his characteristic backpack missile that can be removed/attached, the helmet-mounted scope is movable, he has a short ninja-style katana and sheath and numerous ninja-style blade accessories that can be subtly attached to shin and forearm areas. This action figure measures approximately 6 3/4-inches tall.

Boba Fett is a male human bounty hunter created by the cloners on the planet Kamino. He is the genetic clone of infamous bounty hunter Jango Fett. He is physically identical to the clone troopers created for the Grand Army of the Republic. Boba was unaltered and did not grow at the same accelerated rate as the other Jango clones. Raised as Jango’s son, Boba learned the combat skills necessary to become a bounty hunter in his own right.

Boba Fett gained a reputation as one of the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters. By the time of the Galactic Civil War he was working for Jabba the Hutt. Jabba was owed a debt from Han Solo and placed a large bounty on his head.  Darth Vader had captured Han Solo on the cloud city of Bespin.

Darth Vader froze Han Solo in carbonite.  He allowed Boba Fett to take Han Solo to Tatooine in order to collect the bounty that Jabba had placed on him.

Han Solo’s friends in the Alliance mounted a rescue on Tatooine. A battle broke out over the Great Pit of Carkoon. Boba Fett fought against the Rebel rescuers and was inadvertently knocked into the Sarlacc Pit.
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Star Wars R5-D4 sixth scale figure SideShow Collectible Unboxing

Patrick from ZiaComics.com shows us what’s in the box for the Star Wars R5-D4 sixth scale figure from SideShow Collectibles. For those not familiar with SideShow Collectibles they are a specialty manufacturer of movie, film, and television collectible figures and statues.

SideShow Collectibles features properties such as Star Wars, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, The Lord of the Rings, Disney, Predator, G.I. Joe, and Indiana Jones. Sideshow has been highlighted in national trade and specialty toy publications, where its collectible 12-inch figures and polystone statues have been awarded “Best of the Year.”

ABOUT THIS SIXTH SCALE FIGURE

“Come on, Red, let’s go!”

Sideshow Collectibles presents the R5-D4 Sixth Scale Figure from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

He may be worn and faulty, but who could resist this loveable little astro droid? Slightly larger than his more famous successor R2-D2, Sideshow’s R5-D4 Sixth Scale Figure measures roughly 8.6 inches tall from antenna to treads.

Every detail of the R5 unit is faithfully replicated. From his desert-worn deco to advanced articulation. Nicknamed for his bright crimson accents, Red’s distinctive head features authentic holographic details and can swivel nearly 360 degrees. A magnetic restraining bolt grants access to a variety of compartments and hinged panels.

Notoriously plagued with malfunctions, he also suffers a pop-up “bad motivator”. Star Wars fans are sure to enjoy this added detail. R5-D4 plays a key role in a moment that sets the events of the original Star Wars trilogy in motion. R5-D4 is a must-have addition for any Star Wars collection!

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