Gentle Giant 1/6 Scale R2-D2 Poly Stone Statue

Thanks to the good guys at OAFE for tweeting this, because I probably wouldn’t have seen it otherwise.

Although the write-up is a little ambiguous, there looks to be some articulation on this 1/6 scale “statue” of R2-D2.  From the pics, it looks like the dome swivels, and all the panels on it can be closed – I am hoping that’s true of the panels on the body too.  With all the attachments, this looks like a great piece for any Star Wars collector.

Fully-Loaded R2-D2 Coming Soon from Gentle Giant

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Coming in Spring, 2010, Gentle Giant releases a deluxe version of everyone’s favorite astromech droid complete with eight accessories!

Periscope scanner, mechanical gripper, utility saw, Luke’s Return of the Jedi lightsaber and more can all be assembled into the statue’s exposed chest or dome panels. Measuring seven inches tall, this 1/6th scale Poly Stone statue is hand painted and will be a limited edition.

Look for this amazing new piece early next year!

via StarWars.com | Fully-Loaded R2-D2 Coming Soon from Gentle Giant.

Art Asylum and Diamond Select Toys Shipping Update

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Art Asylum / Diamond Select Toys has updated their list of upcoming shipping dates. Hitting today are the re-releases of the Marvel Select Hulk and Iron Man figures.

I was surprised to see the Star Trek TOS Series 5 and Salt Vampire on the TBD list, because I thought those had already been scheduled.

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GI Joe, Marvel, Star Wars, and Transformers – November Press Pics

Hasbro has shared some pictures of upcoming products across its boys toys lines – GI Joe, Marvel, Star Wars, and Transformers.  Not a lot in both Joes and Marvel aside from the Marvel Universe Vision – but Star Wars and Transformers have got a bunch to look at.

GI JOE

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  • Snake Eyes Ninja Sword
  • Storm Shadow Sword

Marvel

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  • Iron Man 2 Water Blaster
  • Super Hero Squad Cyclops and Marvel Girl
  • Vision

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New ToyFare and Hasbro Star Wars Fan Choice Poll

I’m generally not an advocate of the use of fan polls used for character selection but it seems to have worked with Star Wars – 20 out of 25 picks from the 2006 poll seems like a pretty impressive feat.

Now you’ve got 31 choices available – there’s one 2-pack in there.  I wonder if Cliegg Lars is going to run away with it, with the offer of removable legs.  Sorry – I totally didn’t mean to be so punny.

REVENGE OF THE GREAT STAR WARS FAN POLL!

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Ready to once again affect the future of history’s arguably greatest toyline? Following a successful 2006ToyFare Fan Choice poll which has seen 20 out of 25 nominated characters made into figures to date, Hasbro once again asked its fans to nominate any character from any movie or Expanded Universe book, comic or video game. Now, armed with the top 30 vote-getters (presented below in alphabetical order), ToyFare is asking you to do your democratic duty! Check out your choices below and cast your vote—who knows how many of the 30 we’ll eventually see, but only one winner will be declared the Fans’ Choice!

via THE GREAT STAR WARS FAN POLL!.

GI Joe, Marvel, Star Wars, and Transformers – October Press Pics

Hasbro has shared some pictures of upcoming products across its boys toys lines – GI Joe, Marvel, Star Wars, and Transformers. Not a lot in both Joes and Marvel – a Juggernaut repaint? – but Star Wars and Transformers have got a bunch to look at.

GI Joe

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