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    Sunday August 23, 2015
  • VIDEO: Japanese ANA Launching More "Star Wars" Planes

    New BB-8 joins R2D2 on Star Wars fleet

    Riding the wave of excitement around The Force Awakens, Japan's All Nippon Airways introduced a Star Wars collaboration earlier this year. At the time, this included fall 2015 plans for a 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft outfit in the motif of an "always reliable and loved by all" droid and dubbed the ”R2-D2 Jet.” Announced this week, R2 will be joined by the new BB-8 on a Boeing 767-300 and a Boeing 777-300ER.

  • Monday July 6, 2015
  • Masumi Ishikawa Creates Limited Edition "Star Wars" Ukiyo-e Prints

    Traditional style woodblock prints are officially licensed by LucasFilm

    Japanese artist Masumi Ishikawa has overseen the creation of a trio of officially licensed Star Wars prints in the classic ukiyo-e style. Hit the jump to check them out.

  • Thursday April 30, 2015
  • "Star Wars" Characters to Appear in "Bikkuriman" Chocolate Candy

    Tie-in will include characters from Episodes 1 - 6 as collectible stickers

    Characters from all 6 of the currently released Star Wars films will be appearing on stickers packed-in with Lotte Confectionery's "Bikkuriman" chocolate wafer candy beginning in June. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday April 20, 2015
  • VIDEO: Japanese ANA Flies "Star Wars" Plane

    Taking off in autumn 2015 on ANA's newest 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, the ”R2-D2 Jet” will spread its wings worldwide

    Riding the wave of excitement around the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, Japan's All Nippon Airways has launched a site for their Star Wars collaboration. The centerpiece of this will be a plane outfitted in the motif of a certain "always reliable and loved by all" droid. Taking off in autumn 2015 on ANA's newest 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, the ”R2-D2 Jet” will spread its wings worldwide. Get a look after the jump.

  • Saturday March 28, 2015
  • Square Enix Continues Variant Play Arts Kai - "Star Wars" Figures Series With Stormtrooper and Boba Fett

    Pre-orders open ahead of July release

    As Star Wars prepares to return to theaters, a couple of Japanese figures markers have begun offering alternative takes on its iconic characters. Bandai is releasing their MOVIE REALIZATION Samuraidaishou Darth Vader and Stormtrooper, Good Smile Company is releasing their Nendoroids, and Square Enix is releasing a very mech Variant Play Arts Kai Darth Vader in May, followed by Stormtrooper and Boba Fett figures, now available for pre-order ahead of July releases.

  • Tuesday March 24, 2015
  • VIDEO: After Four Years of Work, '80s Anime "Star Wars" TIE Fighter Fan Animation Complete

    Classic '90s space flight simulator/space combat computer gaming meets classic80s sci-fi anime

    Classic '90s space flight simulator/space combat computer gaming meets classic '80s sci-fi anime as the OtaKing (Paul Johnson, not to be confused with Gainax co-founder and fellow YouTuber Toshio Okada) has presented the final, finished results of four years of work with a Star Wars: TIE Fighter tribute. Check it out after the jump.

  • Friday March 13, 2015
  • Nendoroid Hozuki and Yuki Yuna: Hero Edition and "Star Wars" Go On Sale

    GSC has also posted their product page for Pokemon Nendoroid Cynthia

    Good Smile Company has scheduled an eclectic selection of characters for their latest round of Nenderoid releases. Coming in June, July and August, chibi versions of the titular leads of Hozuki no Reitetsu and Yuki Yuna is a Hero will be joined by Star Wars' Darth Vader and Storm Trooper. Get a look after the jump.

  • Thursday February 5, 2015
  • Latest Look at Snow Miku, "Love Live!," "Madoka Magica," and "Star Wars" Ice Sculptures

    Plus "Evangelion," "Parasyte," "Yokai Watch" and more

    The freezing and carving are over and 66th Sapporo Snow Festival, running through February 11th, has begun. The official chibi display of Love Live's Honoka, Umi and Kotori is there, halating snow, and looking less creepy than it did earlier. On the other hand, Madoka Magica: Rebellion Story'Kyubey is looking appropriate creepy. And of course, home town girl Hatsune Miku is at the center of it all. Get a look after the jump.

  • Friday January 9, 2015
  • "Star Wars" Manga Returns in Digital Format

    Marvel offers original trilogy and Episode 1 adaptation on Comixology

    You may have heard that new Star Wars movies are coming. That's at least in part because Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012. Disney previously bought Marvel for a similar amount in 2009. These two deals resulted in the comics rights to the franchise going from Dark Horse to Marvel as of January 1st. And, as a result of THAT, the out of print Star Wars manga is back.

  • Tuesday January 6, 2015
  • S.H. Figuarts "Super Mario World" Yoshi Goes On Sale

    Plus S.H. Figuarts "Star Wars" and "Avengers 2" Ironman

    Along with the S.H. Figuarts Chibi Usa Moon, Bandai has launched a slate of other pre-orders that includes Super Mario World Yoshi, Star Wars Meishou MOVIE REALIZATION - Ashigaru Stormtrooper, S.H. Figuarts - Darth Vader and Stormtrooper and S.H. Figuarts Avengers 2 Age of Ultron Iron Man Mark.43. Get a look after the jump.

  • Monday January 5, 2015
  • "Metal Gear Solid V" Quiet Play Arts Kai Figure Goes On Sale

    A Play Arts Kai Darth Vader is also scheduled for May

    Following November's Venom Snake and next month's Skull Face, Square Enix is continuing to introduce the cast of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain to their line of Play Arts Kai figures with Quiet, now available for order ahead of a May release. The 26cm posable figure sells for 10,584yen with alternate head, sniper rifle, knife, hand gun and three optional hand parts. Get a look after the jump.

  • Sunday December 14, 2014
  • Bandai Previews "Star Wars - Movie Realization" Samurai Stormtrooper Figure

    Follow-up to Samurai Darth Vader set to ship in May

    This month, Bandai is releasing its Meishou MOVIE REALIZATION Samuraidaishou Darth Vader figure. And, as first revealed back at spring's Tokyo Toy Fair, the follow-up is a similarly samurai styled Stormtrooper. Set to ship in May for 8,424yen, there's now a full preview of the 17cm figure, which ships with three alternate left and right hands, katana and blaster rifle. Get a look after the jump.