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It’s Finally Happened: Hot Toys Will Be Making Star Wars Toys For Sideshow!

Posted by Hoob on July 18th, 2011
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The two names that fans have been dying to hear int he same sentence for years have just been uttered in a press release from Hot Toys.

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Here’s the release, make sure you check back here later int he week for our live coverage from comic con and the first pics of the new toys!:

Sideshow Collectibles X Hot Toys

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to announce a unique collaboration, a union of talent and artistic vision aimed at bringing the very best products to life in 1:6 Scale. Sideshow Collectibles and Hot
Toys have worked together successfully for many years, supporting one another with shared licensing opportunities, global distribution support, customer service, and of course, creative collaborations. To further the unique relationship the two companies have, the two have come together in a
way that best utilizes the strengths of each, redefining the boundaries and potential of their joint efforts.

“This is an exciting evolution of the natural relationship between Sideshow and Hot Toys, and an exciting development for collectors,” explains Greg Anzalone, CEO & President of Sideshow Collectibles. “For the first time ever, our two companies will be working simultaneously on complementary
products for key properties, including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, DC, Marvel, and others. It’s a refreshing way for us to look at the collectibles business, bridging the creative powers of artists around the globe, so that we can bring to life many exciting new products.”

“This is a very exciting collaboration between our long-term partner, Sideshow, and us. As a Star Wars super-fan, it is my dream to produce the 1:6th scale collectible figures of the Star Wars saga. We would like to express our gratitude to the Sideshow team, especially Greg, Tom and Brant to give us this valuable opportunity to bring the Star Wars property to the 1/6th scale world. We hope that this collaboration will bring about a new landscape in the collectible industry for truly unveiling our realistic
likeness and detailed craftsmanship, and we are looking forward to bringing about more exciting products through this collaboration to our collectors in the near future”, said Howard Chan, Founder & CEO of Hot Toys Limited.

Collectors will get their first glimpse of the new collaborative efforts at San Diego Comic-Con International, July 20 - 24 in San Diego, California. Attendees will be able to get their first view of Hot Toys’ DX Bespin Luke Skywalker Star Wars Sixth Scale Figure, as well as Sideshow’s Indiana

Jones Map Room Sixth Scale Figure Environment. The Hot Toys’ Bespin Luke will be displayed alongside Sideshow’s newest Sixth Scale Figures, including Boba Fett, IG-88, General Grievous, and much more. The Sideshow Map Room Environment will be displayed with Hot Toys’ Indiana Jones figure, featuring his cairo disguise costume, true to the famous film scene.

“Our goal is to allow collectors to be able to recreate their favorite scenes from some of the greatest films from past and present, using tremendously detailed and highly articulated figure collectibles and
environments from both Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys,” explains, Tom Gilliland, Sideshow Creative Director. “It’s an exciting time for both of our companies and I suspect for collectors as well. We’re inspired to move forward in this unique way and to further build on the artistic legacy of what what we have created to date.”

For full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con International, as well as the opportunity to pre-order the newest collectible products, please visit www.SideshowCollectibles.com.


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