Posts Tagged ‘Star Wars’

AaylaSecura00

Every year the various toy companies present limited edition items as exclusive products for the San Diego Comic-Con. Back at SDCC 2008, Sideshow Collectibles’ exclusive Star Wars 1/6 scale piece was this 12″ Aayla Secura figure. Aayla was a great character pick for the exclusive, but the figure itself unfortunately is a pretty poor one. Her head is way out of proportion to the body, resulting in a giant noggin sitting atop a spindly torso. Adding to that, the fabric outfit is pretty cheaply made. Aayla’s tunic has loose threads hanging off it and is just generally flimsy. I was disappointed with this one, and hopefully they’ll revisit the character at some point in the future to make a better representation that isn’t so cheap looking and actually resembles the actress who played her.

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ObiWanKenobi00

This Obi-Wan Kenobi is part of Gentle Giant’s Star Wars animated statue series. I’ve posted a lot of their pieces in this style here already, and the Star Wars line is one I regret getting into late. I have all of the classic trilogy releases, as well as most of the Prequel and Clone Wars statues, but I missed out on a few key Clone Wars / Prequel characters that came out at the very start of the line. Some of those (Padme Amidala in particular) have become prohibitively expensive on the secondary market, so it’s likely that this will be a collectible series I don’t complete, barring a lottery win.

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Palpatine00

I’m gradually making my way through this Project 365. Getting all these photos taken and posted every day for a year is more grueling than you might imagine, so every once in a while I’m falling back on pictures I took a long time ago but haven’t posted yet. That’s what’s going on today as I take a break from the DC busts I’ve been posting and show off an older one, the Emperor Palpatine animated statue from Gentle Giant’s Star Wars series.

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VentressDooku00

Today I’m featuring another Star Wars statue from Gentle Giant, this time taking an animated character and turning her realistic. Asajj Ventress is one of the antagonists in the Clone Wars cartoons, and here she’s draped on her Sith master, Count Dooku, lightsabers at the ready. This is a really cool full-size statue that I picked up as a one-off, as I don’t generally collect the full-size non-animated style Star Wars pieces from Gentle Giant.

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SavageOpress00

I’ve mentioned previously that I’m a huge Star Wars fan but am woefully behind on the Clone Wars cartoon. Sadly, that’s still the case, but I’m determined to catch myself up on all of that before Episode 7 comes out in a couple of years. Still, I’m a completist and big fan of Gentle Giant’s line of Star Wars animated style maquettes, so I’ve added several Clone Wars characters into that collection, even though I haven’t encountered them yet in my viewing. Savage Opress is one such character, and he’s the newest one released, joining our merry living room display just this week.

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Amidala00

The Star Wars Classics series came out several years ago from Gentle Giant and, by all accounts, was a failed collectible line. The busts released featured various characters from both Star Wars eras, represented as smaller-scale sculptures. There was a lot of backlash from collectors about the small sizes of these pieces, and that extended to a Lord of the Rings series they did in this same scale as well. Only a few characters were made in each line, and I thought they were all pretty neat little busts.

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HanSolo00

It’s been a while since I posted a Star Wars 12″ figure, so here’s my Han Solo Tatooine Smuggler from Sideshow Collectibles. He comes in the classic black vest outfit from A New Hope, and the figure includes a pair of interchangeable gloved hands, two guns, and the standard Sideshow Star Wars display base.

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DarthMaul00

I very nearly forgot to post a new collectible today, breaking my daily streak and completely ruining my Project 365 aspirations. As luck would have it, I remembered with less than an hour left in the day, and I grabbed these old photos I took a long time ago of my Darth Maul maquette from Gentle Giant. Hopefully I’ll manage to snap some new shots of another piece tomorrow!

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SandtrooperTatooine00

I have featured a lot more statues and busts than action figures during my collectibles Project 365. That’s not because I have more of the statues but rather than action figures take longer to photograph, due to their range of poses, scale, and assorted accessories. Today’s feature is an action figure, though, another from Sideshow Collectibles’ Star Wars line. This guy is the Sandtroper Sergeant: Tatooine figure and comes with a whole ton of parts and pieces, as shown laid out in one of the photos below.

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Lando00

How many plasticized Billy Dee Williams totems do I own? Many. This one is the 12″ figure made by Sideshow Collectibles and comes with a pair of guns, interchangeable hands, and even that little Dick Tracy watch thing Lando used to talk to Lobot.

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