Michael Giacchino - R2-Me2

If you’ve been to a convention, odds are you spent some time drooling at a Sideshow Collectibles booth. Their large convention space consists of glass cases filled with the kind of high-end collectibles and figures most of us only dream of owning. Last weekend’s Star Wars Celebration was no different. Sideshow had a beautiful booth filled with goregeous merchandise. However, one big different this time was a huge selection of R2-D2’s that had been customized by various artists.

The exhibit was called R2-Me2 and consisted of efforts from almost 100 different artists – including composer Michael Giacchino – each using R2-D2 as a canvas for various interpretation of the character. Below, see a few our of favorite R2-Me2 images. Read More »

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Matt Ferguson - Avengers Age of Ultron art show

Disney and Marvel have long embraced the pop culture art scene. They’ve worked with Gallery 1988, Mondo and more to make cool collectibles for their fans based on all their movies. That trend isn’t changing with Avengers: Age of Ultron. This time they’ve teamed up with the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles for an exhibit celebrating the release of the film. Almost 100 different artists are participating in the Age of Ultron art show, which opens April 24, and /Film is happy to exclusively debut 5 of the pieces, as well as feature several more. Check them out below. Read More »

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Mondo has released an early look at their next gallery exhibit. It’s by /Film favorite Tom Whalen and is called Pulp Menagerie. The screenprint poster show opens May 22 at the Mondo Gallery in Austin Texas and, below, you can see the first few images centering on the subjects of Batman, Godzilla and more. Check out the first images from the Tom Whalen Mondo Gallery solo show. Read More »

BB-8 effects

Some pretty big names attended Star Wars Celebration this weekend — including Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and J.J. Abrams — but the real belle of the ball (no pun intended) was BB-8. The droid’s surprise appearance at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel was all the more surprising because up until this point, many fans had assumed he was a CG creation.

But BB-8 is real, at least in the sense that he is a practical effect rather than a CG one. And better yet, he’s one you can (mostly) replicate at home. Find out how to make your own BB-8 after the jump.  Read More »

Force Awakens TShirt

We could probably rename the site “Star Wars Bits” this weekend as Star Wars Celebration begins but, until then, we wanted to do one more round up before the madness started. Below, read about the following.

  • Will Star Wars Celebration have a full Force Awakens exhibit?
  • See the latest batch of official merchandise from Star Wars Celebration as well as Funkos.
  • Marvel may soon announce two new Star Wars comic books.
  • Is a full character list from The Force Awakens now online?
  • EA Star Wars continues to tease Star Wars Battlefront, which may first debut on XBox One.
  • Check out the Hot Toys Star Wars Celebration exclusive Spacetrooper figure.

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Tomorrowland walt disney

Walt Disney and his theme parks exist in the world of Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland. That’s a secret the cast and crew kept for a long time but in the past few videos and trailers, it’s become abundantly clear. The question then becomes, how much of an influence was Walt on this movie, which is named after something he first created in the 1950? A few new featurettes give some tantalizing teases at these connections alongside glimpses of a few other things from the film.

Plus, a new novel serves as a prequel to Tomorrowland and offers even more context. Find out more about the Tomorrowland Walt Disney connections below. Read More »

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There’s little argument that The Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars film. Nevertheless, it’s always surprising it achieves so much with so little. The story is incredibly compact, following our heroes to only three primary locations. The film has a reputation as a sprawling sci-fi epic, but the fact that it is not actually that sprawling is part of what makes it so good.

Those locations – Hoth, Dagobah and Cloud City – have become some of the signature vistas in the Star Wars universe and it’s always nice to see how artists interpret them. One of the best artists at capturing those sprawling landscapes is JC Richard, and /Film is proud to exclusively reveal his latest print. It’s called The Impossible and goes on sale Friday April 10. See images and get more info on the JC Richard Empire Strikes Back poster below. Read More »

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With his dark, brooding nature and penchant for shadows, Batman is everything a cowboy isn’t. But what happens if you mash the two archetypes together? You can the Square Enix Batman Timeless Wild West figure currently available for pre-order. Check it out below. Read More »

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On a pretty regular basis, we see photos of high-end collectible figures. Most of the time, they are a 1:6 scale, and based on superhero characters. Many of those superheroes were created by Stan Lee. Well, add all those facts up and it’s about damn time this is happening. Stan Lee is getting his own 1:6 scale collectible figure by Das Toyz. And it’s just too funny. Check out images, video and find out more about the Stan Lee action figure below. Read More »