Samurai Boba Fett action figure coming (and other Star Wars toys)!

Pre-orders are now open from Entertainment Earth for the January 2016 release of “Star Wars Ronin Samurai Boba Fett Meisho Movie Realization Action Figure” sculpted by Takeyuki Takeya and Junichi Taniguchi. The detail of this 6-3/4 inch figure (below) makes the $89.99 retail price tag much easier to swallow.

The figure will be a sure hit. Another figure in this series, “Star Wars Samurai General Darth Vader Movie Realization Action Figure,” will be released later this month, but has already sold out as a pre-order.

For those who may not have the budget for a $90 action figure—no matter how awesome it might be—Entertainment Earth is also now accepting pre-orders for a much more affordable, but still very cool exclusive toy: “Star Wars Jabba’s Palace Nesting Dolls – Entertainment Earth Exclusive.” At just $16.99, these nesting dolls offer a unique collectible to the Star Wars fan. The nesting dolls will be released in December 2015.


Bring Jabba’s palace into your home, with representations of Jabba himself (with Salacious Crumb), a Gamorrean guard, and Max Rebo’s band. The original band with lead singer Sy Snootles, not the weird little CGI cartoon muppet thing that took over in the later special edition releases. Thank you, Entertainment Earth.


Some old Marvel Star Wars comics covers #MayThe4thBeWithYou

Happy Star Wars Day! May the fourth be with you!

Here are a couple of old Star Wars comic book covers, from Marvel’s first run with the franchise. I will be writing more details about some of these issues in future posts.

IMG_0006Star Wars, vol. 1, no. 2 (1977) retells the story of Ben and Luke in Mos Eisley’s tavern. This action on the cover is exactly how it happened, right?


Star Wars, vol. 1, no. 68 (1983) takes place between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, with the crew trying to find Boba Fett and the carbonite-captive Han Solo.

Just a thought … Star Wars: The Force Awakens is probably not going to be based on this storyline following Return of the Jedi, from Star Wars, vol. 1, no. 88 (1984).