Saturday, January 5, 2013

Incoming: Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars 1/6 scale Yoda Jedi Master from the Clone Wars

Sideshow Collectibles proudly presents the Yoda: Jedi Master Sixth Scale Figure. Inspired by his appearance in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, the wise and powerful Jedi is crafted in 1:6 scale. This highly detailed figure captures Yoda's familiar expressions with interchangeable head sculpts, and includes Jedi Council and Hover chair accessories to recreate memorable scenes from the Jedi High Council and Jedi Temple.

Yoda has appeared in the second and third original films, as well as all three prequel trilogy films. Yoda served as the Grand Master of the Jedi Order for hundreds of years until the fall of the Republic. In spite of his small stature (two feet two inches, or 0.66 meters), he was the most powerful Jedi Master in galactic history.

Sideshow has released another 1/6 scale Yoda earlier and that was Yoda, Jedi Mentor, the Yoda that first appeared in the Star Wars movies in Episodes V and VI. Yoda made his first film appearance in The Empire Strikes Back (1980). Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) arrived on Dagobah to seek his guidance, having been instructed to do so by the Force ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness).You can see the pictures HERE

This latest Yoda figure is young Yoda who appeared in all three Star Wars pre-quel films. In The Phantom Menace, he was redesigned to look younger. He was computer-generated for two distant shots, but remained mostly a puppet.

Rendered with computer animation in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Yoda appeared in ways not previously possible, including his participation in elaborate fight scenes. In Revenge of the Sith, his face appears in several big close-ups, demanding highly-detailed CGI work. His performance was deliberately designed to be consistent with the limitations of the puppet version, with some "mistakes" made such as the occasional ear-jiggling.

For 800 years he has trained Jedi. All of them. Sharing with his students nearly a thousand years of accumulated wisdom and knowledge, he has led them through their youngling years, teaching them the mysteries of The Force until their acceptance by their Masters as Padawan learners. He has maintained a connection with them through The Force, offering guidance to each as they require it. He feels the life and the death of every Jedi he has taught, regardless of the distance between them.

And so, Jedi Master Yoda feels a great disturbance in The Force as the young Jedi, Anakin Skywalker, is seduced by the Dark Side and becomes the agent of evil, Darth Vader. He feels the death of every Jedi Master, Knight, Padawan, and Youngling slaughtered en masse on the orders of Vader's Sith master, Darth Sidious.

Heavy of heart and burdened with terrible purpose, Master Yoda understands that only he has the strength and skill to combat Lord Sidious and end his reign of darkness before it begins. So he sends the only other living Jedi, Obi-wan Kenobi, to destroy the Dark Lord's apprentice who was once his best friend. Leaving Yoda to face the newly-crowned Emperor on his own. After an epic battle that shatters the Republic Senate chamber, Yoda ultimately fails in his quest to destroy Darth Sidious. He consigns himself to exile on the planet Dagobah, where he awaits the coming-of-age of the twin babes who represent the galaxy's final hope against the oppression of The Sith.

The Yoda: Jedi Master Sixth Scale Figure features: Two portraits, Traditional (Wise Expression) and Fierce (Lightsaber Duel); Jedi Council Chair, Small Hover Chair includes stand, Lit and Unlit Sabers, Cane; Multiple Switch Out Hands, including: Force Push and Lightsaber; Multiple Switch Out Feet, including: standing and relaxed. Click on the picture for a bigger and better view :)

The Sideshow Collectibles Exclusive Yoda Jedi Master Sixth Scale Figure will include a Holocron Cube Accessory. A holocron, short for holographic chronicle, was an organic crystal-lattice device, in which the Jedi of old stored phenomenal quantities of data, as well as the holocron's gatekeeper.

You can Pre-order this Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 scale Yoda - Jedi Master 12-inch Collectible Figure from BBTS (BigBadToyStore)

1 comment:

humanbeingill said...

Come on its Yoda, you gotta get Yoda!! Hope its to scale, he looks tiny. .