SH Figuarts will soon announce an all new Star Wars action figure. A magazine scan of the brand new Return of the Jedi Boba Fett figure (a prototype was seen before) is making the rounds. So expect pre-orders to open very soon! Hasbro has yet to make a ROTJ Black Series Boba Fett, but MAFEX released both an Empire Strikes Back and ROTJ version a few years ago and it will be difficult to compete with the MAFEX Boba Fett who just looks like a miniature human with very crisp details and perfect proportions. However, MAFEX figures are also very fragile and you have to be very gentle with them. SH Figuarts can certainly tolerate more abuse, also the SHF figure will probably be somewhat less expensive than the MAFEX version. ROTJ Boba Fett is scheduled for a September 2019 release, he will be a regular release. I will post an update as soon as pre-orders open.
Update: see official photos on the Tamashii website! The figure goes on pre-order on April 26th!
SH Figuarts released their overall 4th (and possibly final) Obi-Wan Kenobi figure in February. It took a little while until my figure finally arrived from Japan, but now that I have the Revenge of the Sith version of Obi-Wan it’s time to take a (very) quick look at it. So click through for my overall thoughts and a few photos!
SH Figuarts will release Yoda, based on his look in Revenge of the Sith, in late August 2019. Pre-orders are up already on some of the Japanese websites, others will follow shortly. Yoda is a web exclusive figure, which means he’s somewhat more expensive than a regular release and that aftermarket prices for him will be very high. Other SHF web exclusive Star Wars figures go for more than $200. So anyone who wants a prequel Yoda should absolutely pre-order. You have to pay in advance, however. There is a pre-order period of 3 months. Once pre-orders close you are out of luck and you have to resort to the aftermarket.
Yoda will come with three headsculpts, three cloak pieces, his Jedi council chair, his cane and his lightsaber. Click through for more pictures!
Japanese Santa Claus came to me today and brought me a present from Japan. How nice of him! In the package was the brand new S.H. Figuarts Princess Leia, as seen in A New Hope. Click through for a few photos and some general thoughts about the figure!
SHF showed a few all new Star Wars figures at the Tokyo Comic Con. And they also showed some things we had glimpsed before. Fans of the Japanese Star Wars line have many things to look forward to, when and if SHF ever decides to officially announce the figures! Click through for quite a few photos from the show! And thanks to Matthew C. for the alert!
S.H.Figuarts recently showed their Yoda prototype again. In the photo you can see that SHF will give us a prequel Yoda. And even though the sign says “Revenge of the Sith”, this Yoda is also the only missing character for the duel in Attack of the Clones between Dooku and first Anakin and Obi-Wan and then Yoda.
I am not so sure however, if the sculpted plastic robes work so well on Yoda, also they seem to be pre-sculpted for some more dynamic action poses. Furthermore, the figure looks very clean, almost like a model kit, I think some wash would be needed here. And even though all the joints are commendable they also make the figure look somewhat overengineered, but on the plus side Yoda will be able to attain various action oriented poses. The headsculpt looks fantastic. No release date is given. Yoda could be announced either very soon or in two years from now, you never know with SHF.
Thanks to JTA regular Matthew C. for sending us the photo!
That was quick! Only a short while after Episode III Obi-Wan S.H.Figuarts announced Count Dooku yesterday and he’s already available for pre-order now! Unfortunately, Count Dooku is a web exclusive, which means anyone not pre-ordering him will have to pay a lot of money on the aftermarket! So hurry! Count Dooku is available at most of the usual Japanese etailers. I secured my figure already. Count Dooku was my most anticipated prequel figure and I’m glad I can finally add him to the collection. Count Dooku will be released at the end of April 2019. So patience is in order. The figure comes with two heads, cloth cape, lightsaber, the usual extra hands and even one hand with Sith lightning. Check out more photos here!
S.H.Figuarts released their Episode III Anakin Skywalker figure a little more than a week ago. After some delays (FedEx took their time) the figure finally found its way to me. Click through for some general thoughts about the SHF Episode III Anakin action figure!
SH.Figuarts Episode III Anakin Skywalker is being released just now and the figure will be shipped soon. And just in time for Anakin’s release SHF have announced Episode III Obi-Wan. Pre-orders will open on October 1st, so be sure to check the usual Japanese etailers on Monday. Click through for some more infos and a few initial thoughts on the figure!
Update: Figure is available for pre-order now!
A magazine scan soliciting the SH Figuarts A New Hope Leia has appeared in the wild. The figure is coming in December! Pre-orders will certainly open soon. So anyone who wants her should keep their eyes open and wait for the pre-order! Leia is the last member of the classic A New Hope hero line-up still missing. Leia will come with an extra hood up optional piece and at least one alternate head sculpt. Click the image below for the full version of the magazine scan!
I received my SH Figuarts Ben Kenobi figure today. With him only Leia is missing from the SHF hero line-up of A New Hope. So how does the figure compare to the Black Series version? Click through for a handful of photos and a quick overview!
SH Figuarts will for the first time show The Last Jedi Luke Skywalker (Crait) and a Revenge of the Sith Yoda at the Tamashii Comic-Con this weekend! So it seems SHF will beat Hasbro to the punch once more when it comes to making a TLJ version of Luke! But I am especially excited for Yoda, since the Hasbro version may have a good sculpt, but it’s too tall and the facial paint apps leave much to be desired! We will post photos once they become available!
The SH Figuarts Singapore Fan Club Facebook page has posted an album with photos of the brand new SH Figuarts The Last Jedi Luke in his island hermit outfit. Most people overseas will still have to wait a while before the figure arrives in the mailbox. Click through for a sneak peek at the figure.
SH Figuarts have finally officially revealed Episode III Anakin Skywalker after rumors about an impending release had made the rounds already. Click through for all the details and some more photos!
The following picture is making the rounds, it was originally posted on Instagram (please click for larger image). (more….)
SH Figuarts Jedi Luke was originally released in 2015. Anyone who began collecting SHF later had a hard time getting him or had to pay high aftermarket prices. Ordering the figure from ebay was risky, because Chinese knock-offs are quite common. But SH Figuarts is rereleasing the figure and pre-orders went live today. Click through for pre-order links!
Wow. There are some fantastic SH Figuarts reveals from Tokyo Comic Con. ToyArk has some fantastic images. Thanks to all who wrote in with the alerts.
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