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So, I stopped the list this year at 108 items. I probably could have added another 25+ items, but I am tired. I started the list back in April, so I spent 4 months on it. I am already thinking of a different way to format it for next year (perhaps even offering a PDF you can print with photos).
So, as of today, we have 108 San Diego Comic Con 2011 Exclusives listed with Photos.
Thanks to all of you who visited our site during Comic Con.
San Diego Comic Con, which unsurprisingly sold out in a single day this year, traditionally has many exclusive items that fans can only purchase at the show. As part of New York Toy Fair, Hasbro has revealed that their Star Wars exclusive item will be a big one: a 14-figure set in Death Star themed collector’s packaging.
The figures will be a selection from this years vintage line, printed on rare Revenge of the Jedi card backs. While these individual figures will be available elsewhere, the variant card backs will be hard to find in the wild. For those not familiar with the story, Return of the Jedi was originally slated to be titled Revenge of the Jedi. Late in production, George Lucas decided to make the change to a more lighthearted name given the family friendly nature of the film, but initial runs of merchandise were already printed with the Revenge name. This pieces have always been a favorite of collectors, so the alternate card backings are a tip of the hat to these fans.
This complete set give collectors an opportunity to save themselves a lot of work chasing these down on store shelves, but it also comes with an added bonus. In addition to the twelve publicly-released figures, there will be two mini-figures available only in this boxed set: Jabba’s pet henchman Salacious Crumb, and the tiny buzzing Mouse Droid shown in Death Star scenes. To further solidify this set’s awesomeness, the large cardboard Death Star packaging looks beautiful.
The full contents of this set will include:
• Luke Skywalker
• Han Solo
• Darth Vader
• Princess Leia
• Boba Fett
• Admiral Ackbar
• Wicket the Ewok
• B-Wing Pilot
• Tie Fighter Pilot
• Rebel Commando
• Salacious Crumb
• Mouse Droid
Source: Matt Morgan, Geek Dad, Wired.com
George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic is supervising the 3D conversion.
Lucasfilm Ltd. and 20th Century Fox will release the 3D version of Star Wars: Episode I:The Phantom Menace on Feb. 10, 2012.
George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic is supervising the 3D conversion, with an eye for both technological considerations and artistic intentions.
Lucasfilm believes Star Wars is perfectly suited to be seen in 3D.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported that Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace would be converted to 3D.
Lucas hopes that releasing the film early in the year, outside of summer blockbuster season, will give it an open run at the box office and also set up the opportunity to sell merchandise through the balance of the year. The plan under discussion would make the release of the subsequent films in the series an annual event on the film calendar.
If the first in the series meets with success, the remaining five films would follow a year apart on comparable dates. However, depending on how the first release performs, the companies could also decide to open the subsequent entries in different spots on the calendar.
When the new special-edition version of the original three Star Wars movies were re-released in 1997, that cycle began with a re-release of Episode IV: A New Hope on Jan. 31, followed by Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back on Feb. 21 and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi on March 14.
Launching the movies during the first quarter of the year would also give Lucas Licensing the opportunity to launch new licensing programs that could run throughout the course of the year.
I thought I would start the new year by offering previews of some of the coming attractions from the various companies. This first one is from one of my favorite scenes in the original Star Wars Trilogy.
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The Sideshow Exclusive version of the There will be no Bargain – Luke VS Rancor Polystone Diorama includes a unique feature available nowhere else: Switch-out Rancor hand holding Gamorrean Guard
Sideshow Collectibles and Lucasfilm are proud to present the Luke VS Rancor Diorama. This detailed sculpture captures a classic ‘Star Wars’ scene and the truly iconic Rancor creature design. Each piece is individually painted and finished to exacting standards, each with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles product. This stunning piece will make an outstanding addition to any Star Wars collection!
License: Star Wars
Product Type: Polystone Diorama
Product Size: 13″ H (330.2mm) x 12″ W (304.8mm) x 15″ D (381mm)*
Product Weight: 12.00 lbs (5.44 kg)*
Box Size: 15.00″ H (381mm) x 14.00″ W (355.6mm) x 17.00″ L (431.8mm)*
Est. Shipping Weight: 12.00 lbs (5.44 kg)
The Sideshow Collectibles Design and Development Team