R.I.P. Carrie Fisher (1956 – 2016)

RIP Carrie Fisher.

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On December 23rd, 2016, actress Carrie Fisher was reported to have experienced a cardiac arrest, while on a flight from London to Los Angeles; and had had stopped breathing.

After being taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center by ambulance, she was placed on a ventilator. Fisher was reported to have been stabilized while in the hospital. On December 25th, Debbie Reynolds said her daughter was stable, and that any updates would be shared by the family.

Fans worldwide no doubt sighed in collective relief … but alas, it was to be a short moment of reprieve.

Known worldwide and thru different generations of Star Wars fans to have played "Princess Leia Organa", Carrie Fisher died at age 60 on December 27th, 2016, at 8:55am Pacific Standard Time, in Los Angeles, California. (Info via Wiki)

"'Princess Leia's Theme' from STAR WARS EPISODE IV "A New Hope" (1977) - Composed by John Williams and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. This video features Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia and footage from STAR WARS EPISODE III-VI."

#RIPCarrieFisher #carriefisher #princessleia #leiaorgana #starwars #maytheforcebewithyou

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RIP Carrie Fisher. #princessleia #carriefisher #starwars #forceghost #rip #2016 #disney #princess #leiaorgana

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RIP #carriefisher #princessleia #starwars #drawing #maytheforcebewithyou

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蛾眉信有真豪傑 R.I.P Carrie Fisher #HeroinWalledCity #Tikkafromeast #城鎮英雄 #carriefisher🙏

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Carrie Fisher. Rest in peace. #sketchbook #colourpencil #illustration

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Rest In Peace, Carrie Fisher. Thank you for everything, we love you ! ❤️

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Goodbye Princess and General. #CarrieFisher #LeiaOrgana #missingmanformation

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Star Wars Kinder Eggs Found in Japan

Star Wars Kinder Eggs

Star Wars Kinder eggs located near Hino, Tokyo, Japan - with this picture by artist Jeremiah Ketner - who is currently living in Japan.

Is that an eraser inside? I remembered erasers from my youth (I’m taking 3 decades back, thanks) where they were thick die-cut shapes, and we’d collect them, because they were readily available and as importantly “affordable”, AND we could use them in school too! (Not that we would, otherwise what would be the use of hoarding “collecting” them innit?

"RESOLUTE DETERMINATION" (決絶的信仰) - #RogueOne Chinese theme song sung by Jam Hsiao, featuring Donnie Yen on piano!

Chinese theme song "RESOLUTE DETERMINATION / 決絶的信仰“ for ROGUE ONE 《星球大戰外傳:俠盜一號》 - performed by Jam Hsiao, featuring Donnie Yen on piano! Stands to reason as the movie and Donnie himself are big in China, and that there'll be a larger push in the region!

The last time we heard Taiwanese singer Jam perform on a film-related theme song was for Netflix's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny”, with Coco Lee!

Donnie’s role as Jedi Monk is one of the breakout roles in this latest incarnation of the Star Wars celluloid lore, and no doubt “toys” and collectibles are afoot - including Hot Toys’ offerings, and a few listed below, purchasable on Amazon (*Purchasing via these links will help support TOYSREVIL - Thank You!)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story "K-2SO Featurette"

Get a behind-the-scenes look at K-2SO from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in this featurette with Alan Tudyk. Then go check out and snag yourselves a 1/6th or Cosbaby K-2SO by Hot Toys, or even a Cup Topper!


Star Wars – 1/6th scale Stormtrooper (Porcelain Pattern Version) from Hot Toys!

We’ve seen them gifted to ROGUE ONE’s actors and the film’s director, now take a closer look at the Star Wars – 1/6th scale Stormtrooper (Porcelain Pattern Version) from Hot Toys!

HOT TOYS PRESS: "As the symbol of the Empire's sweeping military might, the Stormtroopers have a presence in all but every corner of the galaxy. As a special edition release, Hot Toys re-imagines the iconic white battle armor in an original design variation representing different cultures and civilizations.

This very special Star Wars collectible: a 1/6th scale Stormtrooper figure's pattern is inspired by the highly regarded blue-and-white porcelain motif that originated centuries ago in China!
Expertly crafted based on the classic Stormtrooper armor, this figure boldly adopts the unique blue-and-white porcelain floral patterns with an Imperial twist on the masked soldier's helmet and armor, blasters, interchangeable hands, and a specially designed figure stand!

Available as a limited edition item in selected markets only, this stylish and extraordinary interpretation of the Stormtrooper figure is a unique collectible for sophisticated fans and collectors."

Introducing BOXCATROOPER by TopzToy x Rato Kim - For 2017 Release!

Here’s a headsup specially for TOYSREVIL-readers - before your holiday starts - with a brand new collaboration figure named; “BOXCATROOPER” - courtesy of Thailand’s TopzToy and South Korea’s Rato Kim!

The first lot of 10-numbered figures (No.01-10) will be available ar Rato Kim’s Solo Show, happening January 12th, 2017! Further information will be updated once they are “revealable” … meanwhile, MORE PICS!

And of course. stay connected to @ratokim & @topztoy Instagrams for updates!

Above: WIPs / Below: Ready to be adopted!

*Note that the figures will come with a numbered card, but will not be “blister carded” (or have the bloc stuck down to the card) - it is just shown like that in the picture :)

Win A Holiday Edition C-3PO COSBABY Facebook Contest from Hot Toys

Thank you~ 🔥 #hottoys 🔥 ❄️merry xmas ❄️

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Hot Toys has been gifting friends with a Holiday Edition C-3PO COSBABY, in anticipation of the coming year end festivities, and now, they are giving folks outside of their mailing list a chance to score one!

1. Like this post and share it on your (Facebook) Timeline;

2. Count the number of times the Christmas C-3PO Cosbaby appears in the 360-degree photo;

3. Write your answer in the Comment section, and tag 3 friends to whom you want to send your Christmas blessings.

*Contest begins now (Dec 23) and ends Dec 27th (time / timezone undetermined). Hot Toys mentions that they will randomly pick 10 winners from folks who answered it the question correctly, on Dec 30.

Best of Luck to you folks! Otherwise, there’s THIS animated postcard to be had instead LOL

帰国したら、小箱が届いていまして...HOTTOYSさんのロゴが!!! #hottoys

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Rogue One China Premiere & Official Chinese Trailer

Disney brought the international publicity tour for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to China as director Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen reunited in Beijing (Dec 21st) for the China premiere.

Hot Toys was on hand to gift Donnie Yen a 1/6th figure of “Chirrut Îmwe” (WHAT), as well actor Jiang Wen received a as-yet-unannounced “Baze Malbus” 1/6 figure!

Director Gareth Edwards, Felicity Jones and Diego Luna each were gifted a 1/6th scale Stormtrooper (Porcelain Pattern Version) … Alas, Felicity didn’t get her 1/6th-counterpart, nor did Diego get his Cosbaby haha.

"In the evening, the team rocked the red carpet and greeted legions of passionate fans at the film's gala premiere held at Beijing's landmark "Water Cube", the entrance to which was lined with imposing live-size Death Trooper statues. With the event webcast to 10 Chinese cities simultaneously, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story looks certain to set the box office on fire when it opens in China on Jan 6, 2017." (Reported Hot Toys / All images via)

(Above: “Baze Malbus” 1/6 seen at Hot Toys Pop-up Store at MOKO in Hong Kong)

(Above/Below: Porcelain Pattern Stormtrooper)

Now here’s a look at the Chinese Trailer for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story "Locations" Featurette

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the filming locations for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - including United Kingdom, Iceland, and The Maldives.

SPOILER: Not ALL the scenes end up being in the theatrical cut shown on screens now tho ... :)