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SH Figuarts Star Wars at Tokyo Comic Con

Updated: Dec 1, 2018



The extensive SH Figuarts Star Wars display at Tokyo Comic Con showed off some potentially new releases for the 6 inch range of action figures.


Up first was a lovely Death Star escape scene, complete with Death Star corridor diorama. On display in here were new versions of both Han and Luke in their Stormtrooper armour. They look great alongside the already released Princess Leia and Chewbacca figures.

The Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker looks to be getting a few tweaks into a Jabba's Palace Luke. The figure now has a heavy soft goods cloak and the hands seem to have been sculpted as a single piece to replicate the pose from the movie.. Another tweak is the Sandtrooper who will be an update from the basic Stormtrooper with appropriate Pauldron, armour tweaks and weathering


Luke's mentor Yoda is also on display, both as the Dagobah version and an Episode 1 Jedi Council version with Chamber Seat.

Sticking with the prequels, it seems 2019 may be the year of General Grievous. The Figuarts versions includes soft goods cloak and will likely be supremely articulated. The question is will it include the arm splitting function it's Hasbro counter-part will carry. To balance out the forces on both sides we have a Clone Commander Cody in the works too.


Moving to Empire Strikes back and another Luke, this time in his Snowspeeder Pilot gear. Alongside him is a very dirty R2-D2, a repaint of the existing mold to be a Dagobah R2.

Also from Empire is the Force Ghost Ben Kenobi. And from the movie's finale, is Han Solo frozen in Carbonite.


A Han in Carbonite display would not be complete without a Boba Fett from Empire Strikes Back.


Moving onto Return of the Jedi and we got another look at that stunning Emperor Palpatine in his throne. There are no details on how this will work exactly, but the lower half may be swap out with a standing version. We do know the Royal Guards, to accompany Palpatine, will be a FiguartsZERO piece (essentially a statue).


And also from Jedi, it was good to see Wicket the Ewok again, complete with his Endor Log.


And finally, let's have another look at that Jar Jar Bins 1/12 figure....


All of these new figures are carded up as "display only" as no release date has been agreed or confirmed. A lot of these would probably make it to market through 2019, but some may not and may not even see the light of day.


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