Bandai has put up for pre-order Darth Maul's Bloodfin vehicle. The speeder is going to be released exclusively in Japan in April 2018 and it will cost 5,184 yen (roughly 46USD). The set will include a display stand, a reconnaissance droid and special soft-goods robes for Darth Maul so that he can sit on the vehicle well. The S.H. Figuarts Darth Maul figure from 2015 will be re-released this November separately from the vehicle. Please have a look at the images below.
Many of the Japanese Star Wars licensees displayed new Star Wars toys and products at the Tokyo Toy Show this past weekend. Below are some images of Bandai's S.H. Figuarts line-up of figures. The most interesting S.H.Figuarts Star Wars figures on display were Darth Vader, Han Solo (TFA), FN-2187 (Finn), Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi and C-3PO with R2-D2.
It was nice to see finished versions of C-3PO and R2-D2 on display. The biggest surprise however was seeing a brand new Darth Vader action figure. There is no word yet about when it will ship to retailers, but it's pretty save to say that we are likely an entire year away from its release to the public. Bandai also showed prototypes of Ben Kenobi, Han and Finn, which all looked great. The figure which was surprisingly missing from the display was Rey in her Resistance Outfit. Bandai has released no information yet about when all those figures will be available for purchase, with the exception of the droids, which will ship next month. Take a look at the pictures below and thanks to J.B. reader Hyomi Kagawa for the pictures!
Tamashii Nations has concluded their pre-sale of the S.H. Figuarts Qui-Gon Jinn figure. Qui-Gon Jinn will come with an extra head, extra set of hands and two lightsabers (ignited and non-ignited). This figure marks yet again another release based on Episode I, so far they have released a young Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Maul and a beige Battle Droid. The S.H. Figuarts Qui-Gon Jinn retailed for $58 in Japan. Here are some official pictures:
This weekend Bandai's Tamashii Nations 10th Anniversary World Tour will stop in Osaka, Japan. The event, which is free for attendees, will be held at Herbis HALL, 2-5-25 Umeda Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, OSAKA B2F. We've heard that a new S.H. Figuarts Darth Vader will be on display together with a Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi. In addition finished versions of the S.H. Figuarts C-3PO and R2-D2 will be on display as well. Stay tuned for updates please!
Bandai has revealed an exclusive Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Death Trooper Specialist action figure. The figure will be included in a Rogue One box set which will include the blu-ray, dvd and digital copy of Rogue One. The blu-ray will be packaged in a steelbook. Other items included are an art card of Darth Vader from Rogue One and a 7 collector card set of characters from Rogue One. The set, which is exclusive to Japan, will be released on April 28th, 2017 and retail for approx. $125.
We've known that S.H. Figuarts versions of C-3PO and R2-D2 would be released for more than half a year, but today Bandai finally announced the official release date and price, and they released new images which highlight the features of both figures.
Bandai has released more pictures of their fantastic looking Padme Amidala (Attack Of The Clones) action figure from the S.H. Figuarts assortment. The figure will be released in June 2017 exclusively in Japan. Padme stands about 5.5" tall and she will come with two different heads, two exchangable hands and a Battle Droid blaster. The figure goes up for pre-order on January 20th on the official Bandai webshop for $54.63 and is limited to 24 pieces per person. Fans in the United States will need to order this figure through the secondary market, because Bandai doesn't have the license to sell Star Wars action figures in the United States. Here are some officially released photo of the S.H. Figuarts Padme Amidala:
Bandai has announced that they will release an exclusive 6" Anakin Skywalker S.H. Figuarts action figure in addition to the regular version. This version of the Episode II Anakin Skywalker will come with an additional head sculpt (battle face) and an extra lightsaber. The figure can be pre-ordered starting December 16th, only in Japan. For us collectors outside of Japan, be aware that there will be indeed two different versions of this figure once it's released in May of 2017. Have a look at some of the images of the S.H. Figuarts Anakin Skywalker below:
For all collectors out there who are into Bandai's fantastic S.H. Figuarts line (which is exclusively available in Japan), here is an update to their release schedule.