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Brand New CCTV-6 Interview With Hayden Christensen & Anthony Daniels

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Big fat hat tip to Barbara at haydenfannews for posting about this new video from China’s CCTV-6 that features a 30-minute interview with Hayden Christensen and Anthony Daniels. Actress Joan Chen conducts the interview in English, so don’t worry if your Mandarin is a little rusty (though Daniels shows some skills there at the end). I don’t know if this was taped in the U.S. or with some expats in China and apparently there are other interviews around with the likes of Matthew Wood and Kathleen Kennedy.

This is brand spankin’ new since the post date is today and there’s some reference to the Lunar New Year. It’s pretty awesome to see Hayden chat about Star Wars and mention a couple of things I’d never heard before, like Robert DeNiro visiting the set of ROTS while they were filming the end of the big lightsaber duel. Anthony Daniels is his…

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Shrine Photos Update – January 2014!

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TOY EXPERT JORDAN HEMBROUGH IS BACK IN SEARCH OF ICONIC POP MEMORABILIA IN SEASON THREE OF TRAVEL CHANNEL’S ORIGINAL SERIES “TOY HUNTER” PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29 AT 9:00 P.M. ET/PT

TOY EXPERT JORDAN HEMBROUGH IS BACK IN SEARCH OF ICONIC POP MEMORABILIA IN SEASON THREE OF TRAVEL CHANNEL’S ORIGINAL SERIES “TOY HUNTER” PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29 AT 9:00 P.M. ET/PT

Jordan Hembrough Toy Hunter

CHEVY CHASE, MD (January 6, 2014)  – More Toys, More Celebs, More Money!  Acclaimed toy dealer Jordan Hembrough is back on the hunt to find the holy grail of toys and collectibles with bigger price tags that earn bigger profits in the third season of “Toy Hunter,” premiering on Wednesday, January 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.  This season, the scope of Hembrough’s travels expands beyond basements and attics – taking him to bigger conventions, more Comic-Cons and overseas.  Hembrough is in search of iconic memorabilia for his high-profile clients including Gary Busey, Vanilla Ice, Hulk Hogan, Stan Lee and Taboo (Black Eyed Peas).

“We were all kids once and loved playing with toys,” said Hembrough.  “And, in the new season of ‘Toy Hunter,’ viewers are able to join me again on the ultimate road trip to search for those toys and collectibles that celebrate their youth.”

In the premiere episode, Hembrough, founder of Hollywood Heroes – a New Jersey-based vintage and modern collectibles company – teams up with hip-hop icon Daryl “DMC” Daniels of legendary group Run-DMC and travels to Staten Island, New York on a quest to find vintage toys.  From Big Jim’s Camper to Action Jackson, Hembrough and the music icon score some amazing collectibles to give to the kids at Camp Felix, DMC’s charity.  On his own, Hembough continues his toy search for the kids and his other clients and picks-up some great finds including the “Space: 1999” Eagle 1 Spaceship and the 1960’s Fort Apache carry-all action play set.

In each of the thirteen half-hour episodes, Hembrough travels the globe armed with his encyclopedic knowledge of toy history and savvy skills of negotiation to track down the rarest pieces for his clients.  Whether it’s the Dr. Kromedome doll from “The Six Million Dollar Man” worth $4,000 purchased in Birmingham, United Kingdom or the pristine set of “Star Wars” action figures found in Scottsdale, Arizona – Hembrough and his team are always on the lookout for that special toy.  This season, Hembrough finds himself buying and selling in many cities across the country including Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego and Cleveland.

“Toy Hunter” is produced by Sharp Entertainment for Travel Channel.  For Sharp Entertainment, the executive producer is Matt Sharp.  The executive producer for Travel Channel is Daniel A. Schwartz.

 

TRAVEL CHANNEL (http://www.TravelChannel.com) is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it’s around the world or around the block. A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world’s leading travel media brand, and is available in over 94 million U.S. cable homes.  Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, MD, and New York, NY.  Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

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3D Systems Acquires Gentle Giant Studios

  • Accesses decades of licensed content from industry’s greatest brands
  • Expands leadership capabilities and know-how in retail merchandising
Release Date:
Friday, January 3, 2014 – 08:36

ROCK HILL, South Carolina – January 3, 2014 – 3D Systems  (NYSE:DDD) announced today the acquisition of Gentle Giant Studios, the leading provider of 3D modeling for the entertainment and toy industry. For over two decades, Gentle Giant Studios has led the development of state-of-the-art content using 3D scanning and modeling to develop and manufacture licensed 3D printed characters, toys and collectibles from a variety of franchise properties with global brand recognition, including Marvel, Disney, AMC’s The Walking Dead, Avatar, Harry Potter and Star Wars.

3DS plans to immediately leverage Gentle Giant Studios technology and vast library of digital content into its consumer platform and extend its existing brand relationships to further the reach of 3D scanning, modeling and printing for entertainment, toys, collectibles, action figures in conjunction with numerous blockbuster films and evergreen licensed properties.

“Gentle Giant Studios catapults 3DS’s consumer platform forward with highly curated, licensed characters, content publishing know-how and first-mover experience for the benefit of leading toy companies, movie studios and their merchandising divisions,” said Avi Reichental, President and CEO, 3D Systems.

Learn more about how 3DS is manufacturing the future today at www.3dsystems.com.

About 3D Systems Corporation

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike in materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. The company also provides integrated 3D scan-based design, freeform modeling and inspection tools. Its products and services replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to manufacture the future.

Leadership Through Innovation and Technology

  • 3DS invented 3D printing with its Stereolithography (SLA) printer and was the first to commercialize it in 1989.
  • 3DS invented Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printing and was the first to commercialize it in 1992.
  • 3DS invented the Color-Jet-Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.
  • 3DS invented Multi-Jet-Printing (MJP) printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996.

Today its comprehensive range of 3D printers is the industry’s benchmark for production-grade manufacturing in aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical device and a variety of consumer, electronic and fashion accessories.

More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.

About Gentle Giant Studios

Gentle Giant Studios is the leading provider of 3D digital data and is the first company to utilize digital data and 3D printing technology for the consumer products and entertainment industries. Creating beloved 3D characters from a variety of franchise properties with worldwide name recognition, including Star Wars, Marvel, Avatar, Harry Potter, AMC’s The Walking Dead, and The Hobbit. Gentle Giant produces a wide range of products that are manufactured using the highest quality utilizing the most advanced 3D scan to print techniques and a team of incredibly talented artisans that digitally captures the likenesses of actors, props, and scenery to accurately model and recreate these images for fans and collectors everywhere. Gentle Giant Studios also provides prototyping and product development services for consumer products, fine art, theme parks, and provides on set digitizing services for major motion pictures.

More information on the company is available on www.gentlegiantltd.com, and www.gentlegiantstudios.com.

Soure: 3dSystems

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Disney’s Lucasfilm and Marvel Entertainment Join Forces to Publish Star Wars Comics and Graphic Novels

Disney’s Lucasfilm and Marvel Entertainment Join Forces to Publish Star Wars Comics and Graphic Novels

January 03, 2014

Jedi, Sith, and the Rest of the Star Wars Universe Come to Marvel Comics in 2015

The Walt Disney Company’s Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are joining forces to bring new Star Wars adventures to readers across the galaxy, with Marvel granted exclusive rights to create and publish Star Wars comics and graphic novels beginning in 2015.

The agreement marks a homecoming for the Star Wars comic books. Marvel Comics published the first Star Wars comic book, Star Wars #1, in March 1977, which went on to sell more than 1 million copies. Marvel Comics published its Star Wars series for nine years. In 1991, Dark Horse Comics took over the license, publishing fan favorite titles like Dark Empire and Star Wars: Legacy. Last year, Dark Horse released The Star Wars #1, an adaptation of George Lucas’ original rough-draft screenplay for the film, garnering rave reviews and national media attention and ranking among the top-selling Star Wars comics of all time.

“Dark Horse Comics published exceptional Star Wars comics for over 20 years, and we will always be grateful for their enormous contributions to the mythos, and the terrific partnership that we had,” said Carol Roeder, director of Lucasfilm franchise publishing, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “In 2015, the cosmic adventures of Luke, Han, Leia, and Chewbacca will make the lightspeed jump back to Marvel, to begin a new age of adventures within the Star Wars universe.”

“We here at Marvel could not be more excited to continue the publication of Star Wars comic books and graphic novels,” said Marvel worldwide publisher and president, Dan Buckley. “The perennial brand of Star Wars is one of the most iconic in entertainment history and we are honored to have the opportunity to bring our creative talent pool to continue, and expand Star Wars into galaxies far, far away.”

“We’re incredibly excited by this next chapter in the Star Wars saga,” said Andrew B. Sugerman, executive vice president of Disney Publishing Worldwide. “Bringing together the iconic Lucasfilm and Marvel brands to tell new stories will allow us to continue to thrill lovers of the original Star Wars comic books and entertain generations to come.”

Marvel has continued to push comic book publishing forward with innovations and experiments like motion comics and digital-only releases, in addition to its deep, ongoing catalog of monthly series and graphic novels created by some of the industry’s most gifted artists and writers.

StarWars.com. All Star Wars, all the time.

Source: starwars.com

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Auction Alert: New Padme Amidala Robert Tonner Repaint by SashaBleu

The always amazing and talented doll artist SashaBleu has another gorgeous Kit Repaint available for auction on ebay! Fully rerooted and painted to resemble Padme Amidala, this 16″ doll would be a high light to anyone’s STAR WARS collection. These dolls display beautifully with Sideshow’s Premium Format figures or Diamond Select’s 1/4 Ultimate Scale figures.

Check out the ebay listing HERE!

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Gentle Giant Premier Guild Queen Amidala 2014 Exclusive Mini-Bust – Concept Art

And finally making a grand debut in this size and format we have Queen Amidala as a Mini-bust wearing her iconic red throne room gown!

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Gentle Giant Premier Guild 2014 – 2-1B Medical Droid Jumbo 12″ Figure Prototype Images

Here’s their Jumbo figure offering for this year to go along with their other Hoth figures, it’s 2-1B the Medical Droid!

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Gentle Giant Premier Guild 2014 – Endor Luke Skywalker Mini-Bust Concept Art

Here are some concept art images of the Endor Luke Skywalker mini-bust. It’s going to come w/ an inter-changable arms, so he can either be wielding his lightsaber or a blaster (or both!)

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Gentle Giant Premier Guild 2014 Gifts Revealed

Today Gentle Giant announced their 4 Premier Guild gifts for 2014. Here’s the teaser!

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