Friday, May 20, 2016

Star Wars Vinylmation: Wicket 9 Inch

Star Wars Vinylmation: Wicket 9 inch | Anakin and His Angel

According to DisKingdom.com, Disney is releasing a new Wicket Vinylmation next Friday, May 27th, at Disneyland and Walt Disney World for $59.95. This little guy is actually one of the larger Vinylmations at nine inches tall. Ewok enthusiasts are going to be all over this!

Pictured below is the LE Death Star & Trooper Combo that was released last year for size reference. Considering that it was also the same price as Wicket is said to be, I'm wondering if he will come with another figure or if he is also Limited Edition? Time will tell!


Star Wars Vinylmation: Wicket 9 inch | Anakin and His Angel

Will you be adding this lovable Ewok to your collection?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Smuggler's Bounty: Bounty Hunter Unboxing

This month's Smuggler's Bounty box, the only Official Star Wars subscription box by Funko, includes two awesome Funko Pops and other exciting exclusive merchandise all centered around a handful of our favorite bounty hunters from the original films. Watch my unboxing video below for all the crazy fun and don't forget to sign up for the next box which debuts in July. Psst.. The theme is Jabba's Palace!



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Official Visual Story Guide

*POSSIBLE SPOILERS BELOW*
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Official Visual Story Guide | Anakin and His Angel
(Actual Size)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Official Visual Story Guide | Anakin and His Angel
(Actual Size)

This morning I woke up to such breathtaking artwork by Brian Rood of the Rogue One Official Visual Story Guide. Included are many new character and ship names along with other detailed information. I myself have just browsed the photos and have decided to refrain from reading anything. However, if you'd like to know all the juicy information, you can see everything (including a few extra photos) that has been revealed on MakingStarWars.net.

I think, for me, the most exciting thing about these new images is the fact that Darth Vader has a huge presence on the main photo. He's there front and center, and if that doesn't confirm his role in the film that is now just seven months away, I don't know what does. I could not be more excited! Give me Vader in combat!!!

The guide is due to be released January 24th, 2017 and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Star Wars ComLINKS: Star Wars Day

Star Wars ComLINKS: Your Star Wars Day | Anakin And His Angel

Welcome to the ninth Star Wars ComLINKS! The purpose of this link up is to inspire fans to write/talk about various topics (which are assigned each month) pertaining to our favorite fandom. Each link up will take place on the second Wednesday of every month. You will be able to share a link to your Website, Blog, YouTube, Podcast, etc. on a widget below and also view other posts from fans.

The Topic for May is "Your Star Wars Day" and begins today through May 25th!

What did you do to celebrate May the 4th? What did you wear? Did you celebrate alone or with family/friends? What special deals did you hit up, if any? Show us what new items you've added to your Star Wars collection! Whether you went out or opted for a cozy night in watching your favorite of the films or cartoons, we all want to hear about and see the different ways you took part in one of the best days of the year!

GUIDELINES

1) Your Website, Blog, YouTube, Podcast, etc. does NOT have to be SW related.
2) Your entry must be family-friendly.
3) Please include a link to (or mention) "Star Wars ComLINKS" in your entry and don't forget to use the hashtag #starwarscomlinks when applicable!




Star Wars ComLINKS: Star Wars Day | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars ComLINKS: Star Wars Day | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars ComLINKS: Star Wars Day | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars ComLINKS: Star Wars Day | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars ComLINKS: Star Wars Day | Anakin And His Angel

I had the best Star Wars Day yet! I woke up and got ready to go meet my mom and sister at one of our favorite malls while listening to The Force Awakens soundtrack. Proudly rocking our fandom, we hit up the Disney Store first and were lucky enough to be one of the first 50 people to make a purchase and receive the Boba Fett pin! My mom picked up the new Battle Worn Boba Fett Tsum Tsum and I got the new Elite Series Boba Fett Prototype (no longer available). I don't actually collect these figures but there was just something special about this one that influenced me to purchase it. I've recently become fascinated with all white figures, so maybe that's why. Oh, and we might have left the Disney Store with some coloring pages from the children's coloring table. Heh.


Star Wars ComLINKS: Star Wars Day | Anakin And His Angel

Next, we went to Gamestop because, duh. I had to get the new Love and Madness Crawl Wrap bracelet! Each store only received a couple of these according to the lovely Jedi and Princess Leia who helped me. The original design is made of genuine leather with gold plates and costs $50. However, through this collaboration, L&M was able to offer a non-leather bracelet with base metal for $30. You can still order it online here. Since I don't wear leather, this option was perfect for me. It's comfortable to wear and obviously very fashion-forward.


Star Wars ComLINKS: Star Wars Day | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars ComLINKS: Star Wars Day | Anakin And His Angel

Hot Topic was also on our agenda and we all freaked out over the Her Universe stuff which was beautifully set up at the front entrance. My sister got the BB-8 Bracelet Set and my mom left with the Her Universe TFA Raglan Top (currently unavailable on the Hot Topic and Her Universe websites).


Star Wars ComLINKS: Star Wars Day | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars ComLINKS: Star Wars Day | Anakin And His Angel

We finally visited BoxLunch and it quite honestly has become one of our new favorite places to shop! If pop culture themed products are your thing, you should definitely check this place out! I absolutely love that for every $10 you spend, they'll provide a meal to someone in need through Feeding America. We were mesmerized over their wall of Funko Pops and left with a few things (not Star Wars related) including a BB-8 pin my sister bought.


Star Wars ComLINKS: Star Wars Day | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars ComLINKS: Star Wars Day | Anakin And His Angel

After grabbing lunch, we ended the day sat on the couch with some of our favorite plush friends and watched Star Wars Rebels. Because my mom and sister still haven't yet finished Season 2. I know, we're working on it!


Star Wars ComLINKS: Star Wars Day | Anakin And His Angel

When my husband got home from a long day at work, we celebrated together by continuing our re-watch of The Clone Wars. We're currently in Season 2. It's so good watching it again though my heart is hurting every time Anakin and Ahsoka have a moment. Which is basically every episode so I'm pretty much doomed.


Star Wars OOTD: REYbel Girl Tee | Anakin and His Angel

Finally, I shared my latest Star Wars OOTD here on the blog! I would love for you to take a look if you haven't yet!


Tell me, how did YOU celebrate?

Friday, May 6, 2016

The Force Awakens Funko Pop Glam Shots & Purchasing Exclusives

The Force Awakens Funko Pop Glam Shots & Purchasing Exclusives | Anakin and His Angel

The Force Awakens Funko Pop Glam Shots & Purchasing Exclusives | Anakin and His Angel

The Force Awakens Funko Pop Glam Shots & Purchasing Exclusives | Anakin and His Angel

As many of you remember, the concept art for the next wave of The Force Awakens Funko Pop! figures were released in February. We've been anxiously waiting to see the final results and finally, StarWars.com surprised us on Star Wars Day with the photos we've been waiting for plus a handful of surprise variations of some of our favorite characters, and a few others from the Original Trilogy! As of right now, we can expect to start finding all these figures in July!

Most of the figures (except for the exclusives, Luke on Bespin, Luke on Endor, and Dagobah Yoda) are all available to pre-order on the Gamestop website and in stores. Each figure is priced at $10.99. If you order online, you pay the full price when checking out. However, if you order in the store, they only require a $5 down payment with the rest of the amount due at pick-up.

Now, let's talk about the exclusives in order of their appearance above.

First, we have the TARGET EXCLUSIVE, Maz Kanata. I don't know about you, but I think this version of her without her goggles may be slightly cuter. She is also carrying Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber, which is a obviously a plus. Target exclusives are one of the hardest to find and it's important to know that not all Target locations receive the exclusive Funko Pops. My tip? The May The Funko Be With You Facebook group is wonderful at setting up lists for people who are in need of a certain figure but don't want to overpay. Those who are able to get their hands on the figures go through the list in order of which the names were added and from there a transaction is made!

Next up is the GAMESTOP EXCLUSIVE Rey with the X-Wing helmet. This is probably my favorite of all the new Pops. I truly love this scene in the film and I adore that she's holding her X-Wing pilot doll. Anyhow, as I stated above, she is currently available to pre-order so you should have no problem obtaining this figure. Gamestop also receives more replenishment of exclusives overtime though considering how much people are talking about this figure, I'd pre-order it if I were you.

The Poe Dameron HOT TOPIC EXCLUSIVE is another I don't think will be too hard to get as every single store will receive this figure and it'll be available online to order as well. In my experience, Hot Topic receives more of their exclusives after the hype of finding the figure has somewhat died. This is definitely one of my favorite variations of Poe. I was hoping we'd see him in his jacket!

The hardest to get of all of these, I think, will be the WALGREENS EXClUSIVE Rey. I've never found an exclusive at my locations and I know a lot of people have a hard time scouting figures released there as well. One of the ways to tell if your Walgreens has the Pop you're looking for is to go on their website and search "Funko Pop". Typically, there will be one result that comes up (it's usually Yoda for me). This figure represents all of their Star Wars Funko Pop inventory. The key is to do a location search and if the results display more than 2-5 in stock, the chances of them carrying the exclusives are higher. I think this version of Rey is going to be a popular one since everyone loves this particular "outfit change". This figure will look perfect paired with the new Luke Skywalker Pop!

Poe is in demand apparently because there's another variation of him in his X-Wing getup without the vest that will be an F.Y.E. EXCLUSIVE. I'm honestly not familiar with how easy or how difficult it is to get an exclusive figure from this website/store. Hopefully he will be available to pre-order! If you have any information on the likeliness of obtaining this figure and how they go about selling them, please let me know so I can share it with other collectors here.

So, which figures are you planning on getting?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Star Wars OOTD: REYbel Girl Tee

Star Wars OOTD: REYbel Girl Tee | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars OOTD: REYbel Girl Tee | Anakin and His Angel

WHAT I WORE:
REYbel Girl Tee: Beep Boop Beep
Skirt: Kohl's | (Similar)
Headband: Forever 21 | (Similar)
Sandals: Kohl's | (Similar)

HAPPY STAR WARS DAY!!!

Beep Boop Beep Clothing is an online shop ran by a husband and wife team who design, hand print, and mail out all their orders. Oh, and did I mention they're huge fans of Star Wars? I discovered them on Instagram a couple months ago and instantly became a fan! They provide unique Star Wars mash-up apparel for the whole family with sizes ranging from Small - 3XL for adults, and 3 months - Youth Large for younglings. I was immediately drawn to the REYbel Girl Tee which is inspired by the iconic hot pink Barbie logo. Isn't it darling?


Star Wars OOTD: REYbel Girl Tee | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars OOTD: REYbel Girl Tee | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars OOTD: REYbel Girl Tee | Anakin and His Angel

I ordered the tee in a size Small but since I'm typically an X-Small, it is just a tad large on top (I'm 102 pounds and 5'3" for reference). I truly love this 100% cotton top and am so pleased to finally have a Rey shirt in my wardrobe! I paired it with a layered maxi skirt that I have quite literally owned for years! This just goes to show you that sometimes it's worth keeping unique pieces such as these. Who knew I'd be using this skirt ten years later to resemble Rey's scavenger style? I also wore a pair of sparkly gladiator sandals, and a braided headband with tiny pearls intertwined which created a feminine but simple ensemble.


Star Wars OOTD: REYbel Girl Tee | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars OOTD: REYbel Girl Tee | Anakin and His Angel

Be sure to visit Beep Boop Beep Clothing and follow them on Instagram for shop updates and sales! May the fourth be with you!