Living in the Northeast can sometimes make you feel like you're stuck on the planet Hoth for months at a time. It's probably appropriate then that during this particularly frigid winter Sideshow Collectibles released new Star Wars sixth-scale figures for Luke Skywalker and Han Solo based on their appearances in the early moments of Empire Strikes Back.
Bundled up and ready to hunker down for the deep freeze, Han and Luke aren't just the latest characters to join Sideshow's continually expanding Star Wars line, they just might be the best the company's produced yet.
You didn't think Hot Toys was going to keep its biggest weapon on the bench forever, did you? Yes, that's right; Hot Toys has finally added a Hulk to the growing roster of upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron figures.
Yes, that's right loyal readers; ComicsAlliance is back with another amazing giveaway yet again. This time, we're offering you the chance to get your hands on one of the limited edition J. Scott Campbell Mary Jane polystone statues from Sideshow Collectibles. Face it, readers, you just hit the jackpot. See, we said the thing she says, so now you know our geek cred is real.
As one of the last members of the Avengers to get his own figure from Hot Toys, we can relate to Bruce Banner. It's not easy being the last guy on the playground to get picked for the team. That's why it's going to be so hard to part ways with the good doctor. Well, that and his big, green alter-ego is just too much of a potential risk to keep laying around the ComicsAlliance offices. So, we're giving them both away.
For many collectors, Star Wars is the license that got them into collecting action figures. Since there's hardly been a time when Star Wars figures weren't being made, the fanbase has a real affinity for lesser-known characters getting their moments in the clamshell spotlight. The less screen time a character has, the more fans want a figure to commemorate his obscurity.
Though there's been no shortage of clone troopers over the years, the various divisions of the Grand Army of the Republic have hardly been part of the on-screen action. Sure, we've seen countless grunts on the frontlines in both the films, games and television series, but it's rare to spend any significant amount of time with specific divisions like the airborne or scout troopers, or even the ordnance specialists. That's why it makes complete sense Sideshow Collectibles' latest figure would be based on a trooper that was seen just twice during the six seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
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Even if you're not a toy collector, there's something inescapably cool about the action figures, statues and other gear on display at fan conventions. Whether they're massive and costs hundreds or even thousands of dollars, or little itty bitty things that still cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars, the toys found at San Diego's Comic-Con International serve the dual purpose of advertising new collectibles for those so inclined, but also standing as three-dimensional tributes to the comic book superheroes and other characters upon which Comic-Con and so much of fan culture was built -- in many cases, actually designed by the artists whose work we love so much.
For the non-collector, these are just really exquisite pieces of fan art, especially as seen through the lens of ComicsAlliance's SDCC photographer Pat Loika, who spent a lot of time in the DC Collectibles and Sideshow Collectibles to document what two of the industry's leading toymakers had to show off at the San Diego show.
Those of us who grew up in a certain era will always have some kind of connection to Lobo, whether it's the absolute, unquestioning love that comes from being 13 and seeing a super-badass dolphin-loving space-biker throw out fake dirty words while decapitating Santa Claus (spoiler), or the absolute eye-rolling revulsion at the same. But if you fall on the side of adoring Keith Giffen and Roger Silfer's last Czarnian, whose healing factor is so strong that he can regrow from a single drop of blood, who's so rotten that he was kicked out of Hell, then we have some good news.
Next year, Sideshow Collectibles will be releasing a Premium Format version of Lobo, complete with interchangeable heads and accessories, one of which is a flaming skull. Because really, why would it not be a flaming skull?
Every weekend here at CA we’re cracking open the latest and/or just greatest decades old action figures around to see what sets them apart from the articulated plastic pack. This week we’re unboxing Sideshow Collectibles' Sixth Scale Prototype Armor Boba
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