We have been fielding a lot of inquiries about the nature of our new Dejarik Holochess Set at Toy Fair, which will be Priority Pre-Ordering at 10 AM (PST) on Friday, February 16th. [Click Here for PPO Info] We think that the following look behind-the-scenes at the production of this imaginative expansion pack will help answer some of those questions:
The Dejarik Holochess Set kicks off the beginning of our Star Wars 30th Anniversary Celebration. We wanted to do something fresh and unique, and our creative team has a real soft spot for the cool Dejarik creature designs. It’s a fun product; a very nice little stand-alone set that just happens to be scaled perfectly for our 12-inch figure line. Plus, it’s very versatile, and you will be able to display it in several ways, either on its own or with any of our 12-inch figures who might want to play a quick game of inter-galactic chess!
We originally designed the Holochess Set as a plastic product, possibly using clear plastic for the creatures. After exploring a lot of options in plastic, we determined that it would be almost impossible to control the casting of the creatures, due to their small sizes, and it would be unlikely that they could stand up on their own. We decided plastic wasn’t a good option, and instead, upgraded the piece to a solid polystone table with white metal (pewter) creatures. It will make for a nicer, quality set, and the creatures should stand on their own with no problem. Because the figures are metal, it is not possible to make them clear. In order to keep the price within the range of the rest of our Star Wars 1:6 scale line, there is no light-up feature in the product.
We invite you to take a closer look at the image gallery for this new expansion pack for our Star Wars 12-inch figures. Don’t forget that the Sideshow Exclusive edition, limited to only 1,250 pieces worldwide, will begin Priority Pre-Ordering on Friday, February 16th, at 10 AM (PST) – so make sure you are qualified by then! [Priority Pre-Order Explained]