Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Star Wars At Large: First Show Store Exclusive

We've got a guy named Travis.  He's behind all the exclusives at Star Wars Celebration.  Some he makes himself. Some he works with partners on.  We've got some 70 items overall we'll be debuting at the show, and today, we're excited to announce the first exclusive at this year's Star Wars Celebration Store, made in partnership with our friends at Sideshow Collectibles.  Straight from Lucasfilm... The Star Wars Celebration Store will premiere Sideshow's 12" figure of Clone Commander Ganch, available in very limited numbers starting the first day of the show, Thursday, August 23rd.

The exciting one-sixth scale figure boasts a number of exclusive features, including:

- Phase I and II helmets
- Detailed fabric body suit and collar
- Highly detailed full-body armor set
- A variety of interchangeable hands and boots
- BlasTech DC-15A long range blaster rifle
- BlasTech DC-15S blaster carbine
- Two BlasTech DC-17 blaster pistols and holsters
- Armored body with more than thirty points of articulation
- Base with Ganch armor symbol and lower support stand

Character Backstory: 
The commanding officer of the 612th Attack Battalion, Clone Commander Ganch is a no-nonsense, by-the-manual soldier who devotes all his energies to following orders to the letter. His hardened attitude comes from witnessing what can go wrong when troops lack discipline. Ganch first appeared in a series of Star Wars: The Clone Wars web comics illustrated by Tom Hodges.

The Star Wars Celebration Store will feature exciting and exclusive collectibles and souvenirs of the biggest party in the galaxy. Planned to be located in the Celebration Experience Hall, the store will be open Thursday through Sunday, with many rare items available only while supplies last, and only at Celebration VI!


3 comments:

Unknown said...

The figure looks really nice...but COME ON Sideshow. Isn't this like the 11th clone figure. Exploring ANY more iconic figure like the way you've done these new Mauls would reach far more fans. Especially those of us that don't need any more clones in our collection. You never hear anyone say, "Darn, I already have so many Han figures..." etc.

Just sayin'!

Furioso Jorge said...

I'm pretty sure they went this route because the base figure they're working with is basically done, just need to crank it out with deco changes and a new head.

As a SDCC, and seemingly highly limited, exclusive, they'd p off far more people than they'd reach if they made it something new and/or iconic. This is tantamount to a repaint, albeit a cool one, and thus offends the least people possible while still giving attendee's something special.

Furioso Jorge said...

I'm pretty sure they went this route because the base figure they're working with is basically done, just need to crank it out with deco changes and a new head.

As a SDCC, and seemingly highly limited, exclusive, they'd p off far more people than they'd reach if they made it something new and/or iconic. This is tantamount to a repaint, albeit a cool one, and thus offends the least people possible while still giving attendee's something special.