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4 Reasons Why the Empire Fell

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3. Poorly trained Officers 

Why the Empire Fell

Only a handful of Imperial Officers seemed to be actually up to the task of commanding.

Imperial Officers, let’s be honest, shouldn’t be in command of an Imperial canteen, let alone Star Destroyers and such. The Empire seemingly went for the “more is stronger than the well-trained” route when recruiting the Officers of the Imperial Navy. Now, they’re of course exceptions with Grand Admiral Thrawn and Grand Moff Tarkin being the main examples, but that really is as good as it gets. Admiral Piett tried his best bless him, but it was completely obvious he was out of his depth, and was only where he was because Vader had killed his previous superior.

Far too many Imperial Officers were in a position of authority that they should have been nowhere near, Admiral Kassius Konstantine is a prime example of this. He bumbled his way through every assignment given to him, and his impatient buffoonery nearly cost the Empire during the siege of Chopper base. How many times have we heard during Star Wars Rebels or in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story when the Rebel Alliance appeared out of nowhere, an officer panic and beg for a superior. Surely these officers should have been adequately trained on how to deal with surprise attacks rather than just crying for someone else to deal with it.

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New Han Solo Premium Format Figure from Sideshow

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Sideshow Collectibles has released official images and details for their upcoming Han Solo Premium Format Figure!  Check out all the details and photos of the upcoming statue below!

He just got back from making the Kessel Run, and now he’s ready to join your collection- Sideshow is proud to present the Han Solo Premium Format Figure.

For the look of this figure, Han Solo has been brought to life straight from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.  His detailed portrait has been sculpted to capture the likeness of Harrison Ford.

The Han Solo Premium Format Figure has an authentic Episode V costume sewn from fabric and leather elements to give his look an added sense of realism, down to the details of his belt.

Taking an action stance with his blaster, Han is ready to shoot first when his enemies come to collect what he owes.  He stands on top of a Millennium Falcon inspired base to complete the scene, proving this smuggling scoundrel has the heart of a rebel.

The Exclusive edition of this statue comes with a right hand equipped with an E-11 blaster for additional display options.

No time to discuss this as a committee, pre-order the regular edition of the Star Wars Han Solo Star Wars Premium Format(TM) Figure, or pre-order the exclusive Star Wars Han Solo Star Wars Premium Format(TM) Figure edition, from Sideshow Collectibles!

Artists:

  • Rachel Roubicek (Design)
  • Jean-Paul Mavinga (Design)
  • Matt Black (Design & Sculpt)
  • Daniel Staig (Design & Sculpt)
  • Tom Gilliland (Design)
  • Trevor Grove (Sculpt)
  • Tim Niver (Sculpt)
  • Adam Smith (Mold & Cast)
  • Chadwick Anderson (Mold & Cast)
  • Wan Lee (Paint)
  • Bernardo Esquivel (Paint)
  • Esther Skandunas (Costume Fabrication)
  • The Sideshow Design and Development Team

ADDITIONAL DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
Expected to Ship
May 2018 – Jul 2018
Item shown is a prototype. When shipped, the final production piece may differ in appearance.

Product Size – 20″ H (508mm) x 14″ W (355.6mm) x 15″ L (381mm)*
Product Weight – 15.00 lbs (6.8 kg)*
Dimensional Weight – TBD
Int’l Dim. Weight – TBD
* Size and weight are approximate values.

SKU – 3005001
UPC – 747720233775

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Hot Toys Reveals The Empire Strikes Back Princess Leia Figure

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To kick off the official day known as Star Wars Day, Hot Toys has revealed a new 1/6 scale Star Wars figure. The company has released photos and details for their Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back Princess Leia Figure. Princess Leia is featured in her Hoth outfit. The figure includes multiple interchangeable gloved and regular hands, a breathing mask, goggles, a welding torch, a blaster pistol and a specialized figure stand.

You can check all the details below and you can Pre-Order your Princess Leia Figure now from Sideshow Collectibles.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – Princess Leia 1/6th scale Collectible Figure

The strong and fearless Princess Leia holds a very special place in many Star Wars fans’ heart. With her courageous personality and dedication to end the tyranny of the Empire, she ranks among the galaxy’s greatest heroes and one of the most beloved heroines of all time.

Today, Hot Toys is proud to officially present the Princess Leia 1/6th scale collectible figure from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back!

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the appearance of Princess Leia in the film. Featuring a newly developed head sculpt with stunning likeness, sophisticated tailoring of Leia’s outfit as seen in the battle of Hoth, an assortment of weapon and accessories, and a specially designed snow-theme figure stand, this collectible captures all of the details of the great Rebel leader.

A long time in the making, the 1/6th scale Princess Leia collectible demonstrates undoubted quality. The dearest princess will surely become a cherished addition to all Star Wars fans’ collection!

Specifications

  • Product Code: MMS423
  • Product Name: Princess Leia
  • Height: Approximately 26 cm tall
  • Points of Articulations: 28
  • Special Features: Newly developed head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression and make-up, Detailed hair sculpture of Princess Leia in the battle of Hoth, – Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
  • Artists: Head Sculpted by So Young, Lee
  • Head Painted by JC. Hong
  • Head Art Directed by JC. Hong

Special features of the 1/6th scale Princess Leia Collectible Figure:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
  • Newly developed head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression and make-up
  • Detailed hair sculpture of Princess Leia in the battle of Hoth
  • Body with over 28 points of articulations
  • Approximately 26 cm tall
  • Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
  • One (1) pair of relaxed hands
  • One (1) welding torch holding right hand
  • One (1) pair of blaster holding gloved hands
  • Three (3) accessory holding gloved right hands
  • Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:

  • One (1) sophisticated tailored off-white color jumpsuit
  • One (1) beige color vest
  • One (1) pair of grey color boots

Weapon:

  • One (1) blaster pistol

Accessory:

  • One (1) pair of safety goggles
  • One (1) welding torch
  • One (1) breath mask
  • Specially designed rectangular-shaped figure stand with Princess Leia nameplate and Star Wars logo

No release date has been given for this figure at this time.

 

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Star Wars Episode IX Official Release Date Revealed!

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If you were wondering when Star Wars Episode IX was going to be released, then look no further!  The Star Wars Episode IX Official release date is May 24, 2019!  The news comes from an official release from StarWars.com.

The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm announced today two major upcoming release dates.

Star Wars: Episode IX is now set for release on May 24, 2019. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the film will close out the third Star Wars trilogy.

In addition, the fifth chapter of the Indiana Jones series is now confirmed for a July 10, 2020 release. Both Steven Spielberg, director of every Indiana Jones film, and star Harrison Ford will return.

It looks like Lucasfilm is sticking with the May release dates going forward.  This is unfortunate as many people actually enjoyed the December time frame for Star Wars.  It allowed people to get more views in during the holiday break.

What are your thoughts concerning this news?  Are you happy with the continued May timeframe, or would you rather have the Christmas release?  Leave your thoughts in the appropriate places…

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