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Hasbro Debuts Star Wars Bounty Hunter 4-LOM and Zuckuss Retro Set
Coming to us from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, 4-LOM and Zuckuss are back in their retro glory The Retro Collection brings back the classic Kenner mild with details, accessories, and all To make things even better, Hasbro is even keeping their original mis-labeled names on the card backs keeping the history alive Of[...]
Star Wars Kicks Off The Empire Strikes Back At Heritage Auctions
For the most part, Star Wars fans think Empire Strikes Back when you ask them, "What is the best of Star Wars?" That is changing a little bit as we go along, and a new generation discovers the galaxy far, far, away, but for many Star Wars fans, it gets no better than the middle[...]
Which Is The First Comic Book Appearance Of Boba Fett Anyway?
It all depends on your definitions of "first," "comic book," "appearance," and even "Boba Fett." Settle down as we get sucked into a Sarlaac Pit of controversy over this one. Now Boba Fett first appeared in the movie The Empire Strikes Back, as one of several bounty hunters, the one who took the carbonised body of[...]
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Sequel to Solo Movie (Spoilers)
Set between the events of Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi, it tells a new story of the journey Boba Fett took taking the carbonised body of Han Solo from the Empire to Jabba The Hutt's palace on Tattoine, and it has not been plain sailing. After the carbonisation process began to fail, Boba[...]
Star Wars Tauntaun Comes To Life With New Regal Robot Collectible
Coming out of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is the Tauntaun who is getting a new mountable bust that stands 38" tall The bust is hand produced with hours and hours of special fabrication work to capture the hair of the creature The Tauntaun is also hand-painted with realistic effects from the teeth to[...]
The Mandalorian: It's Monday So You Know What THAT Means, Boba Fett (Image: Disney+)
"When I was 12 was when Empire Strikes Back came out and I was a huge Boba Fett fan You know, they would tease him out before the movie came out You already knew he was going to be a character to watch The marketing was really great, like, 'This character Boba Fett,' and so[...]
David Prowse
Dave Prowse, the man who played Darth Vader on screen in A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi has passed away He was 85 The former bodybuilder's career lasted for over 50 years, but it was his iconic role as Vader that enchanted and enthralled fans for decades Dave Prowse was also[...]
Iconic Star Wars BTS Photo Becomes Ornament To Make You Cry
There is an iconic behind the scenes photo of Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew on the Bespin set during filming of Empire Strikes Back with Fisher being held up by Mayhew with one arm, with the happiest of looks on her face It is a great shot, and when Mayhew passed away last year, the[...]
Star Wars Lando Calrissian Betrays His Friends with Hot Toys
Hot Toys is taking us to Cloud City on Bespin with their newest Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Collection figure Handsome smuggler Lando Calrissian is here making a devilish deal with the Empire This smoothing talking 1/6th scale figure is beautifully crafted and highly detailed with a newly developed head sculpt Lando[...]
New Star Wars Funko Pops Include Ralph McQuarrie Concept Designs
There are two sets of figures coming out with the first being here to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Dagobah Yoda lifting Luke's X-Wing Movie Moment is up first which is massive and beautifully sculpted There is also a 10" Stormtrooper heading our way that will be a perfect[...]
Rare Star Wars ESB Birthday Card Art On Auction At Heritage Right Now
This is original production art from a birthday card from Drawing Board Greeting Cards in 1980, from Empire Strikes Back, by artist Mary Grace It measures 12.5" x 4.5" and features really awesome watercolor versions of the main characters from the film You can see it below. Star Wars Card Artwork Credit Heritage Auctions Star Wars Production[...]
Star Wars Lando Calrissian Smuggles His Way Into Kotobukiya
Kotobukiya is also celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the iconic film Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with this delightful statue This infamous smuggler is back and featuring his iconic blue outfit as seen in Empire This statue is just packed with charm stands 7" tall and will feature a removable cape Lando will be[...]
Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Black Series Wave 2 Announced by Hasbro
Hasbro Pulse has announced the next wave in the Star Wars Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Black Series line All of these figures are just simple repacks but it gives fans some updated features for some of their favorite figures 6 figures have been announced 5 of which are 40th-anniversary figures and the last is[...]
Hasbro Announces Star Wars Carbon Freezing Chamber Chamber Playset
Up next is Princess Leia but this time she is wearing her Bespin Escape outfit from The Empire Strikes Back This is a first for Leia and while the figure is not fully made yet, Hasbro did render up some images of her He will be nicely sculpted showing the pattern on her outfit and[...]
Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Posters Available Now
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back turns 40 this year, and to help celebrate, artist Matt Ferguson has created new posters for the film Both feature Darth Vader front and center, surrounded by AT-AT's, and TIE Fighters, and all sorts of things and little hidden gems The epic showdown in the carbon freezing chamber between[...]
Jon Kasdan Teases Possible 'Solo' Sequel on Anniversary of 'Star Wars' Film Opening
The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker will keep you pretty busy if you decide to have a marathon You can also throw in Rogue One between the prequels and[...]
shutterstoMark Hamill at the World premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, USA on December 14, 2015. Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.comck_351343061
A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker all feature the treasured actor in his most iconic role Only the prequels- The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith didn't feature Mark Hamill, and that is because Luke[...]
Echo Base Funko Pop Han Solo Deluxe
The next series to get this dynamic series is Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back for the film's 40th anniversary Collectors were already shown the first figure to come out which was the mysterious Hoth beast, The Wampa This series will also include 6 Funko Pop figures and will also all be connectable to form[...]
Hot Toys Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader Throwback Figure
The first one to be revealed is a re-release of their iconic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader This 1/6 scale figure is one of their most popular Hot Toys Vader figures as it includes a Bespin themed based and LED effects The figure is packed with high quality detail from his suit[...]
Star Wars The Complete Saga will be on Disney  Monday. Credit Disney
All nine Skywalker films will be on Disney+ as of May 4th, when The Rise of Skywalker joins The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Force Awakens, and The Last Jedi on the streaming service On top of that, all animated[...]
Star Wars Black Series Snowspeeder und Dak Ralter Figur
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes back hits its 40th anniversary this year Hasbro is taking full advantage of this and bringing out some amazing Empire Strikes Back collectibles We have seen a lot of them get announced of the past couple of months from new additions to The Vintage Collection, Black Series, and even ESB[...]
Funko Announces “Empire Strikes Back” Pop Diorama for 40th Anniversary 
Funko has recently announced that in honor of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and its 40th Anniversary is this year it'll be getting special Pops These Pop will all connect and create the opening scenes from Empire Strikes Back and we get a look at the 1st of 6 Pops coming out The first pop is[...]
London Toy Fair Funko Pop Reveals - "Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back"
This year however we get a remembrance at what made Star Wars great as 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back. Funk has given us 8 Funko Pops in this reveal, one of them is an amazing moment, one is a pop ride and another is a Pop house First, we are going[...]
Star Wars Skywalker Saga 9 Film Collection Coming Soon on 4K
The discs will be inside a booklet, featuring art from the films. Of course, the nine films inside this Star Wars box set will include: The Phantom Menace Attack of the Clones Revenge of the Sith A New Hope Empire Strikes Back Return of the Jedi The Force Awakens The Last Jedi The Rise of Skywalker Because they are not part of the Skywalker Saga, both[...]
Full Marvel Comics December 2019 Solicitations... Incoming...
So as Bleeding Cool speculated previously, could Marvel be set to launch The Empire Strikes Back #1? Well, read the solicits for the two one-shots preparing for "the next great chapter" below and see if you aren't convinced And read Marvel's full December solicitations here. STAR WARS SAGA #1 Written by JESS HARROLD Penciled by VARIOUS Cover by JOHN CASSADAY[...]
Darth Vader Screen Used Helmet from "Empire Strikes Back" for Sale!
There is a current auction up on icollector.com for a certified screen used Darth Vader helmet worn by David Prowse in Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back This is a holy grail inside the movie world and the Star Wars collector community The helmet does have some wear and chipping but this helmet is 40 years[...]