Hot Toys Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker 12" Collectible Figure

“I’m Luke Skywalker. I’m here to rescue you.” – Luke Skywalker

Originally just a moisture farmer on the planet Tatooine, the young Luke Skywalker’s life began to change forever when he purchased two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO, and met the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, the infamous smugglers Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia! Luke’s actions helped change the fate of the galaxy by assisting the Rebel Alliance against the Galactic Empire and destroying the terrifying Death Star.

Today, Hot Toys is very excited to officially reveal the collectible figure of the central character in the original Star Wars trilogy – the 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker Collectible Figure from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope!

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt, specially tailored costume, LED-lighted lightsaber, a hat with goggles, a poncho, detailed accessories, and a figure stand. A special edition is available in selected markets which include an additional Stormtrooper belt with grappling hook, a communicator, and a blaster rifle.

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AC Play 1/6th scale US Police Uniform Set is meant for 12" Joseph Gordon-Levitt / John Blake

The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan, and the story with David S. Goyer. Featuring the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the final installment in Nolan’s Batman film trilogy, and the sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008). Christian Bale reprises the lead role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, with a returning cast of allies: Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as James Gordon, and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as John Blake: A young police officer whose instincts lead him to believe that there is trouble on the horizon. Seeing something of himself in Blake, Commissioner Gordon promotes him to detective. Blake represents the idealism that Gordon and Bruce Wayne once held, but soon lost in their battle against crime in the city. The film reveals his legal name to be Robin John Blake, an homage to Batman’s sidekick in the comics, Robin.

For those who missed out on the Hot Toys “The Dark Knight Rises” 1/6th scale John Blake with Bat-Signal Collectible Set (previewed on my toy blog HERE) or just don’t want to shell out what Hot Toys demands but would still like a 12-inch John Blake figure in their collection, you can get this AC Play 1/6th scale US Police Uniform Set and kitbash your very own John Blake figure. AC Play 1/6th scale US Police Uniform Set consists of: Jacket, Uniform, Pants, T-Shirt, Belt, Magazine holster, Handcuffs holder, Handcuffs, Walkie talkie, Walkie talkie pouch, Gun Holster, G17 Pistol, Flashlight, pair of shoes. Head and Body are not included. Ideal for Hottoys TTM21 or other narrow shoulder bodies.

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Related posts:
March 9, 2013 – Review of ZCWO Mens Hommes MH Vol.08 1/6 scale Action Figure Fashion for James Gordon posted HERE
March 10, 2013 – Review of Dream EX 2012 Toy Fairs Exclusive 1/6 scale Bat-Signal / Spotlight – Call for Batman posted HERE

You can check out my reviews of the Hot Toys Toy Fair Exclusive “The Dark Knight” 1/6 scale Lt. Jim Gordon 12-inch limited edition collectible Figure HERE and HERE

September 17, 2012 – Hot Toys “The Dark Knight” 1/6 Gotham City Police Department S.W.A.T. Team Member (kitbashed) posted HERE

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Check out Square Enix Play Arts Kai Star Wars Variant 1/7th scale Darth Maul action figure

Square Enix has announced that their next Play Arts Kai Variant figure is going to be none other than Darth Maul from “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace”. Just like with other Star Wars figures the company has done, Darth Maul is a ‘variant’, meaning they added a special Play Arts twist to the classic character design.

Though, unlike many of the figures they have announced so far, Darth Maul actually didn’t receive that big of a make over. Looking at the images below, you can clearly tell that it’s Darth Maul very much how he appeared in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

Unlike the Square Enix Play Arts Kai Star Wars Variant 1/7th scale Stormtrooper (previewed earlier on my toy blog HERE) which looked very different for his film version, this Play Arts Kai Darth Maul doesn’t look very far off from his screen persona, just like the Play Arts Kai Darth Vader (posted HERE). Personally, I am more excited about getting my hands on the Square Enix Play Arts Kai Star Wars Variant 1/7th scale Boba Fett which IMHO looks pretty awesome – see the pictures posted HERE.

This redesign of Star Wars Darth Maul is still a nice variation in keeping with the Play Arts Kai variant series started by Square Enix. The figure is currently expected to start shipping in August 2015 for approximately USD$125.

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The Square Enix Play Arts Kai Star Wars Variant 1/7th scale Darth Maul action figure comes equipped with his trademark tattooed red skin (2 portraits), his dual red lightsaber, the split lightsabers, a figure stand, and multiple interchangeable hands.

Related posts:
December 30, 2007 – Star Wars Episode 1: Darth Maul 12-inch figure by Sideshow Collectibles posted HERE
December 30, 2007 – Star Wars Episode 1: Darth Maul with Sith Speeder by Hasbro plus probe droids from Sideshow Collectibles posted HERE
December 30, 2007 – Star Wars Episode 1: Darth Maul (break-apart version) by Hasbro
July 4, 2008 – My Star Wars Collection updated pictures posted HERE

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Check out Dam Toys 1/6th scale OSN Saturn Jail Spetsnaz FSIN Special Police 12-inch figure

OSN Saturn (ОСН Сатурн УФСИН России по г. Москве; Otdel Spetsialnogo Naznacheniya Saturn) is the Moscow department of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) special purpose unit. Saturn was formed in April 1992 as a part of the Moscow Department of Punishment Execution (UIN) under the Ministry of the Interior. In 2006, the UIN system (including all regional departments and special purpose units) was renamed the Federal Penitentiary Service, and was moved from the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Interior to the Russian Ministry of Justice. The Saturn unit is also often called “Jail Spetsnaz”. Current duties include: Preventing crimes in Moscow detention facilities, Anti-riot actions in detention facilities, Search and arrest of escaped criminals, Securing special operations, Hostage rescue in detention facilities, Counter-terrorism actions in detention facilities, Personal security for Ministry of Justice and court officials.

The Saturn unit participated in the First Chechen War, including the storming of Grozny in December 1994-January 1995, and in the Second Chechen War. In summer 2000, Saturn officers protected PACE delegates during their visit to the Chechen Republic.

Dam Toys 1/6th scale OSN Saturn Jail Spetsnaz FSIN Special Police 12-inch figure will come with 1/6 scale head sculpt, Dam action 2.0 body, 3-hole balaclava (black), hands x 4, helmet, helmet visor, shirt (blk), combat suit (blk), combat pants (blk), belt (blk), leather belt(blk), assault boots (blk), armor MOLLE vest, M24 assault vest (blk), VX radio, 9A-91 compact assault rifle with rifle magazine x3, rifle silencer, rifle sling, Kobra red dot, Kobra red dot mount and hood, PP-91 KEDR submachine gun with silencer, 20-round magazine, 30-round magazine x2, gun sling, Police Tonfa polypropylene and holder, handcuffs, AK74 bayonet and scabbard, elbow pads (blk), functional arm shield (blk), hard-shell shin guard, ID patches x6

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Related posts:
February 9, 2008 – Police Tactical Unit of the Royal Hong Kong Police by Dragon, released in 2002 and posted on my toy blog HERE
December 29, 2014 – Review of ZCWO 1/6th scale United States Riot Police “Shawn” 12-inch action figure posted HERE and HERE
October 29, 2012 – Group pictures of 1/6th scale S.W.A.T. (special weapons and tactics) 12-inch Action Figures posted HERE

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Promozione della lettura. Un’ iniziativa che funziona

In modo discreto, da ormai alcuni anni si trova in Biblioteca a Buscate un gruppo di lettura che si è chiamato "Club del libro". Un’iniziativa che vede uniti appassionati di libri che scelgono ogni anno un percorso a tema e poi si trovano per scambiare impressioni e commenti, leggendo passi del libro prescelto.

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