Movies, Toys

New Star Wars Figures Allow You to Recreate the Awesome “Standing on the Medical Frigate” Scene

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There hasn’t been much Star Wars toy coverage on Topless Robot. There are two reasons for this: 1) I used to have a heroin-like addiction to Star Wars toys and did incredibly depraved things to get them, so seeing all the new toys is kind of like making an ex-addict hold your needle while you tie up your arm, and 2) I’ve had a hard time trying to figure exactly what’s new and what isn’t, thanks to Hasbro releasing several zillion toys per month. However, I have figured out that this wave–specifically, the Legacy Collection Wave 6–are new.

Now, the set is mostly ESB: clockwise from the upper-left is Cap’n Needa, Luke in his flowy medical frigate gown and an open prosthetic wrist, the Emperor from RotS, Leia in her less flowy frigate gown, a generic Hoth Rebel Trooper who looks a lot like Hoth Luke thanks to his scarf (copycat), and two Ugnaughts, who are either not to scale or monstrously large. Entertainment Earth says the set will be out in May, and you can pre-order them here. Now, if you need me, I’ll have chained myself up in my basement to prevent myself from heading to Toys R Us.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.