One of the big news items out of spring's Tokyo Toy Fair was that Bandai had picked up the Star Wars license, with the centerpiece being a Meishou MOVIE REALIZATION Samuraidaishou Darth Vader. This figure is now available for pre-order with the Takayuki Takeya designed 18cm figure shipping in December for 9,504yen. Get a look after the jump.
The Star Wars movies drew heavily from Japanese samurai cinema. Elements, particularly C3P0 and R2D2 were inspired by Akira Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress. The word "Jedi" is thought to be derived from the period drama term "jidaigeki." And, Darth Vader's look is said to be inspired by samurai armor. Date Masamune's specifically. So, with a new Star Wars license, Bandai is preparing for a Samurai Vader statue.
Kotobukiya has updated their plans for an ARTFX Bishoujo of the Star Wars Extended Universe's Mara Jade. Scheduled to be released in late May, the 1/7th scale figure is now slated to be packaged with two base graphics (Imperial seal or Rebel Alliance insigna) and different lightsaber hilts and colored blades. They've also teased the next Tekken Bishoujo figure. Get a look after the jump.
While we wait for both the next Super Smash Bros. game and Star Wars Episode VII, animator James Farr is back to mashing up both with Super Smash Wars 2: The Empire Smashes Back. Peep the two-parter sequel after the jump.
Shockingly, it took this long for the internet to do this mash-up this well. Fresh off the premiere of a rather explicit Eren x Levi yaoi doujinshi at last month's Fall of Wall 4 Attack on Titan fan event, Shea of the Hummel circle has collected her sketches of the AoT heroes in Jedi outfits. Get a look after the jump.
As Star Wars Rebels moves through the production process, we get to see bits and pieces of what will become the reigning animated arm of the franchise. This newest tidbit is none other than the big bad who will terrorize the rebels and attempt to exterminate the jedi. Check out the picture after the jump.
Recently, Kotobukiya has posted a series of illustrations from Shunya Yamashita, the artist whose designs serve as the inspiration for the figure maker's Bishoujo heroine line. The latest subjects pull from both Marvel and DC Comics, Street Fighter and even Star Wars' "Extended Universe." Get a look after the jump.
It’s been a long wait for all those shiny new Star Wars projects Disney promised us. One of the projects headed our way is a Disney XD cartoon called Star Wars Rebels, and the first teaser trailer has popped up online. Check it out after the jump.
When Disney bought Lucasfilm we knew a lot of cool new projects were headed our way. Now we have a tiny peek into the first animated project from the mouse and the house of jedis. Get a look at the pictures after the jump.
When Disney acquired Lucasfilm earlier this year, Kingdom Hearts fans no doubt saw the immediate possibilities of the massive new addition. That isn't lost on series director Tetsuya Nomura, who would like to add Star Wars characters to Kingdom Hearts III if possible. Read on for more.
To paraphrase Spike Spiegel, there are three things I don't care for... kids... Pocky ... and Star Wars. Still, I have to admit that Glico's new promo campaign is pretty adorable. The confectionery company is debuting a set of Star Wars themed snack items in Japan this week, headlined by light saber style Pocky Giant packs and sticks. Get a look after the jump.
Rumor has it the mouse is about to re-decorate his house - Florida’s Disney World is getting a galactic-sized face lift by way of a Star Wars theme park. Check out the details after the jump.
A long time ago, on hardware far, far away, Star Wars: Battlefront blasted its way into the hearts of gamers--even people who didn't like shooters! The franchise is making a comeback thanks to DICE and EA--hit the jump to check out an early teaser!
The corporate fall out of Disney buying Star Wars was pretty much the nail in the coffin for Cartoon Network's Clone Wars. Looks like the Star Peace will not be lasting too long, because a Disney has started production on Star Wars Rebels. More after the jump.