Posted by Curto on February 17, 2008 at 11:53 AM CST
Diamond Select Toys is announcing for the first time at Toy Fair 2008...they are creating a new line of Star Wars items. No photography or videotaping was allowed, but we took notes and are glad to help spread the word. These will be made available to the direct market, at specialty shops, and their plans include the following:

18" Talking Cloth Figures
Think of Sideshow Collectibles' 1/4 scale Premium Format Figures, mix them with Marvel Legends' style articulation, add in sound chips, and wrap it all in cloth costumes & accessories, and that's what you can expect for this new line. 3 figures were on display: Darth Maul, Han Solo (Hoth - brown coat), and Ben Kenobi. price will be $75.00 each. We have also learned of a Luke Skywalker in his Jedi Knight outfit from Jabba's Palace in the works. Look for these to show up in stores this August.

Figural Banks
Concept artwork was shown for this line, included an 8" Darth Vader bank, an unmasked Darth Vader bank, a C-3PO & R2-D2 full body bank, and an electronic Boba Fett bank that will light up, and allow Boba to drop the coin into the slot.

Vehicle Banks
The Millennium Falcon blasting through space.

1/3 Scale Rotocast Figures
The ROTS Clone Trooper was shown with limited articulation. Very similar to the old Applause fgures.

Indiana Jones
Diamond will also be creating the same itmes listed above, but for Indiana Jones: an 18" IJATTOTCS figure, 2 8" banks (ROTLA and IJATTOD versions), and a 1/1 scale fertility idol bank.

We'll be eager to share more details as future announcements are released.
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