July 23rd, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Our own JawaJames, a San Diego native, is posting Comic-Con pics on his Flickr. Above, the Lucasfilm pavilion!
Of course, Mary, Bonnie, Pablo and crew are also in town, taking and posting a ton of floor photos from the con. You guys feast on them (Preview night and set up, so far,) watch the StarWars.com blog and keep an eye on the usual fansites, and I’ll be back later today to gather more links.
Filed: conventions · star wars
Tagged: action figures · gentle giant · hasbro · merchandise · sdcc · sideshow
June 19th, 2009 by Dunc · 5 Comments
I actually kind of like these. Not enough to justify dropping $190 on them, but enough to hold off a ‘rest of the garbage’ joke. (via)
Filed: star wars
Tagged: gentle giant · merchandise · wacky merchandise
February 16th, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
The Official Blog has pictures of new Clone Wars and Indiana Jones LEGO vehicles and sets, fresh from U.S. Toy Fair. Above, the V-19 Torrent. (You can see the Star Wars stuff a tad larger, plus descriptions, over at Gizmodo.) Warning to spoilerphobes: The Indy IV sets look like they contain some location spoilers.
Wizard has official photos of Hasbro’s Clone Wars line.
Yakface has an impressive gallery of pictures from the Hasbro booth, including some familiar faces from the Legacy comics and other EU faves.
Oh, and Deet? Gentle Giant is coming out with a Shirtless Darth Maul. I thought you should know.
Filed: expanded universe · film · the clone wars
Tagged: action figures · gentle giant · indiana jones · legacy · lego · merchandise · toy fair
December 15th, 2007 by jawajames · No Comments
News from starwars.com:
Indiana Jones Heritage trading cards to have autograph cards from 14 stars of the first three Indy films, including Karen Allen, John Rhys Davies, Ke Huy-Quan, Julian Glover. But the real autograph to get is from Vernon Dobtcheff, who played the Butler in the Castle Brunwald: “If you are Scottish lord, then I am Mickey Mouse!”
Gentle Giant is also getting some Indy action. First up is a statue of Indy on horseback from Last Crusade, and next is a mini-bust of Indy, the first in a series.
And in other Indy news:
USA Today sets the stage for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by mentioning a little about the roles for Jones, Blanchett, Winstone and LeBeouf and a little about crystal skulls. Not much actually new mentioned here, but it’s a tidy summary of what has been officially released about the plot of the movie.
Trespassing charges against Shia LeBeouf were dropped. Apparently Walgreen’s was scared of being attacked by Autobots and Indiana Jones if they pursued the case.
The starwars.com tour of Volume Two of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones moves on with:
Disc Seven: Espionage Escapades. Indy does some ballet while undercover in Spain, and has a surreal adventure in bureaucracy on a mission in Prague where he is assisted by Kafka. Companion documentaries focus on Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, ballet, and Kafka.
Disc Eight: Daredevils of the Desert . Indy joins up with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Daniel Craig to help the British take Beersheba from the Turks. Two historical documentaries focus on T.E. Lawrence and the making of the modern Middle East as a result of WWI.
Tagged: gentle giant · indiana jones · indy iv · shia labeouf · young indy
August 9th, 2007 by Dunc · Comments Off
Looks like that Hyperspace membership just got a bit more valuable… Gentle Giant is now offering a permanent discount to all members of the Fan Club. As long as they order via StarWarsShop, that is. Ahh, the circle of commerce!
Filed: star wars
Tagged: gentle giant · merchandise
June 15th, 2007 by Dunc · No Comments
Tagged: dark horse · gentle giant
April 12th, 2007 by Dunc · Comments Off
Jake Lloyd is the latest confirmed guest for Celebration. I was in the area when he was scheduled to appear in the Fan Lounge at CIII – that place was packed.
Also, Star Wars Shop will be offering an exclusive Gentle Giant animation-style Boba Fett maquette at CIV and CE.
Tagged: celebration iv · gentle giant · jake lloyd
April 19th, 2006 by Dunc · Comments Off
According to an interview RebelScum did with Amanda Burns of Gentle Giant, the Mara Jade mini-bust is a convention exclusive for this year’s GenCon, aka the traditional site of CJ’s annual gathering. How did they know we’re celebrating our tenth anniversary this year?
Filed: club jade · conventions · expanded universe
Tagged: gencon · gentle giant · mara jade · merchandise