From the air-conditioned mall at Suntec City for last year's fan celebration, to this year's weekend of fun in the sun at Ocbc Square - outside Kallang Wave Mall, is the annual STAR WARS DAY!
Happening the Labor Day weekend of April 30th to May 1st, this fan-organized event will feature and showcase costumed appearances by Lucasfilm-recognised fan groups such including the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion & FightSaber, fan art, and of course a massive display of Star Wars toys from 1977 to 2016 - featuring everything from action figures to lightsabers & more!
"For the younglings, the annual fan favourite Kids Fashion Parade is back & open to all kids under 12 years old. Come dressed in your Star Wars finery on Sunday afternoon to register!" (Further event press via Facebook events)
It's Star Wars Day 2016 at Kallang Wave Mall this coming Labour Day long weekend on 30 Apr & 1 May! Free admission & a chance to receive exclusive-to-Singapore Star Wars gifts with purchase & more! #sgsportshub #oursportshub #theforceawakens #starwars #wheresingaporecomestoplay
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A Star Wars uber-fan has gone and made a life-sized AT ST (*All Terrain Scout Transport) - as seen in "Return of the Jedi" - and was pretty much ok to leave it incognito in his ow backyard in Australia. "MrKernish" felt otherwise, and shared the images and videos on the www :)
Do not mess with Kanjiklub.
I both enjoyed and squirmed at the scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens - not least this being a throwaway scene not crucial to the film, but for a chance to see Han Solo being the consummate galactic hustler he has been, and still is, through the years … and the joy of seeing Indonesia actors Yayan Ruhian (as "Tasu Leech" - the Kanjiklub dude with speaking lines), and Iko Uwais (as "Razoo Quin-Fee", the dude to his left, with the tragically twisted chibi horned hair :p) - both of whom we recognized from "The Raid: Redemption" and "The Raid 2".
The "squirm", in this particular situation, is in which this sequence had to unfold. But AWESOME nevertheless! LOL
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Opened over the weekend was Alex Solis' gallery show "Icons Unmasked" @ Gallery1988 (West), featuring over 100 prints from the artist’s viral collection - where folks are treated to seeing WHO is "actually" controlling your favorite pop culture characters!
Featured here are, of course, the Star Wars-inspired illustrations!
The prints are currently listed and available on nineteeneightyeight.com (images of which are judiciously reproduced here). The exhibit will run through April 27th at 7308 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046.
Alex Solis "Icons Unmasked" for Gallery1988 Available Online Now! #onTOYSREVIL: http://bit.ly/1VxvD2P On #starwarsallday: http://bit.ly/1VcXsNm On #popcornX: http://bit.ly/1XEbZPU (All art by @alexmdc / All prints purchasable via http://bit.ly/1SmsnmX) #starwars #starwarsallday
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Commissioned custom R2D2 inspired engagement ring designed by New York-based metalsmith Lauren Newton, will take the breath away from any Star Wars fan! Folks interested can DM her on her Instagram @laurennewtonjewelry :)
(Cheers for the headsup, Robert!)
PLASEEBO PRESS: "A one of a kind vinyl custom standing 10 inches high and 7 inches wide, weathered with Monster Kolor sprays and drips to match life on the desert planet. Two switched external mounted color-changing LED units and one switched internal color-changing LED unit that illuminates the entire body from within, all with replaceable batteries. Signed. *The Skulloctopus in the photo is to show scale and is not included.
He will be available on Sunday, April 17th from the Plaseebo web-shop @ www.plaseebo.net"
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Clad in red and whites (like #SG50!) with adorable polka-dots, this pair of non-articulated MINI TROOPER BOY resin figures from INS / Imagine Nation Studios debuted at the 2015 STGCC. Standing at 3 inches tall, the SRP ran around US$40 per.
These were generously gifted (thanks, Mike!). Check in with your fav retailers for availability.
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Since making it's debut at the 2015 STGCC, The Philippines-based Imagine Nation Studios has since released their TROOPER BOY DISSECTED (seen above) - featuring a mash-up of their "Storm Trooper"-inspired "Trooper Boy" and a distinct dissected anatomical style!
Released circa end-March, this 14-inch tall non-articulated resin figure is limited to 20 pieces worldwide, and can now be purchasable online for US$350 apiece, or email direct "email@example.com".
Dubbed "Solo's Revenge" - this Darth Vader frozen in Carbonite is made from super sculpt on a 6.8 inch canvas, as made by Singapore-based artist/illustrator/sculptor Pratama Eka Dharma AKA "Pedmons" (www.behance.net/ped) commissioned for a private collector. Needs to be made into a limited edition run, I reckon! Go bug him on his Instagram @pedmons, people! :)
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Part "fanart", part re-imagining, and "all-awesome", as far as I a concerned! Check out "Yakuza Darth Sidious" by Singapore-based illustrator Elizabeth Lim AKA "Elizabeth & The Spooks" (elizabethandthespooks.com), made using ballpoint! Stay connected via her Instagram @elizabethandthespooks.
Witness the official teaser trailer for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY - by far much more interesting than The Force Awakens could have hoped to be, at least from where I'm sitting!
WHAT-IS: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, or simply Rogue One, is an upcoming American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, from an idea by visual effects supervisor John Knoll. It will be the first Star Wars Anthology film, a stand-alone story set in the Star Wars universe, and will star Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Neil Breen and Alan Tudyk. Set shortly before the events of A New Hope, the story will center on a group of Rebel spies on a mission to steal the plans for the Galactic Empire's new weapon, the Death Star.
The film is produced by Lucasfilm and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Principal photography began at Elstree Studios, near London during early August 2015. Rogue One will be released on December 16, 2016." (Wiki)
[ Individual screengrabs on PopcornX / TOYSREVIL Facebook ]
Daisy Ridley rapping in 'The Force Awakens' bonus feature only available on the Target exclusive edition of the DVD and Blu-ray, in stores April 5.
Time-lapse of R2-D2 & C-3PO illustration by Korean artist known as "drawholic" (Facebook / Youtube) with colored pencil and marker. Duration of art: 9hrs 30m.
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MORE drawholic time-lapse videos on my other blogs;
- Doctor Strange on #popcornX
- Arkham Origin Batman on #makeadrawing
- Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man on #ironmanfan
- Singer IU on #tunestalk
- "Judy Hopps" & "Nick Wilde" #onTOYSREVIL
After Bernie and Hillary, the next obvious Presidential Candidate for the United States to be unleashed as an action figure toy, is Donal Trump - depicted here "cosplaying" as Sith Lord "Darth Vader"!
Designed and sculpted by Mike Leavitt, FCTRY is currently "giving away" a free TRUMP VADER to the first 500 people that reserve their evil action figures on trumpvader.us. Standing 7.8 inches tall, the expected delivery date is June 21st, 2016
And while I've previously featured a sole painted FETT by UK-based WhereChappell, today we take a look at ALL FOUR of the 18cm tall resin figure editions (Jedi-Burgundy Gauntlet, Empire-Green Gauntlet, Holiday-Baby Blue and Proto-White) - all of whom will be available to Pre-Order from April 15th (@ 8pm UK time) online via on crackedhatchet.bigcartel.com @ only £19.99 apiece.
Do note that pre-Order will open for 1 week, so DO NOT nap on these, people! "Production will start 1 week later and will ship around 6-8 weeks later depending on Sales."
Fetts will be available to Pre-Order from April 15th at 8pm UK time on crackedhatchet.bigcartel.com #bobafett #bountyhunter #bountyhunterscum #hesnogoodtomedead #starwarsholidayspecial #prototypebobafett #empirestrikesback #returnofthejedi #theforceawakens #starwars #starwheres #whereschappell #nike #resin #arttoy #resinart
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#jackalstorm #topztoy #starwierd #bootleg #starwars #stormtrooper #Tracksuit #maskrider #kamenrider #mask #rider #ultraman #stormrider #ultrastorm #Arttoy #arttoys #resintoys #resintoy #customtoy #customize #toylife #toy #art #resin #toyphoto #toyaddict #simplelife #ultimate #Topzlife
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Designed by Blabeer and sculpted by Termpoom, JACKAL STORM is set to invade your toy-shelves "soon"! Available in a quartet of colorways, you can purchase these 3-inch tall hand-painted resin figures online via topztoy.storenvy.com, and stay tuned to IG @topztoy for the drop-date/time!
Limited to 10pcs each colorway, expect prices to be around US$50 apiece (TBC).