An Introduction to Extras and Ancillaries – Happy April Fools’ Day 2007!Sunday, April 1, 2007
Sideshow Announces New “Extras and Ancillaries” Collectibles
Imagine the galaxy without the bustling residents of Cloud City hurrying about their business, or Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen’s house without that familiar pitcher of blue milk. Without these common elements that are sometimes taken for granted, familiar settings become something other than themselves: in a word, unknown. At that time, the unnoticed becomes noticed, and peripheral becomes central.In this world bursting with heroes, villains, foils and mentors, it is often the unnoticed that truly defines each distinct and palpable environment. From the wondrous art and architecture of Cloud City, to the dusty hearth of Aunt Beru, each background character and element serves to support a greater purpose to the story. These extras and ancillaries thus become central to the plot in ways that were previously unimaginable.
Without the interaction between every citizen of every spaceport, from Coruscant to Mos Eisley, no matter how trivial or prosaic, this world of Jedi and Sith would be a very different place indeed. Quite often, the motivations for the main players in any epic battle arise from these commonplace occurrences and characters, which reflect the state of affairs in the galaxy, and without which the galaxy would cease to exist.
The everyday tools, fixtures, furniture, and other accoutrements that populate the galaxy are equally as critical.What would the Ewoks have used to secure the brave Rebel scouts on Endor without the immediacy of their sturdy tree branches? Plus, it would have been very difficult to repair Luke Skywalker’s missing hand without the aid of a well-designed hospital gurney onboard the Rebellion’s Nebulon B-class medical frigate.
These so-called ‘secondary’ creatures and objects have taken up residence throughout every corner of the galaxy. Many may seem mundane when viewed in contrast to the sheer abundance of colorful heroes and villains that populate the world, but each has taken its rightful place of distinction in the destinies of those who would shape history and bring balance to the Force.
Sideshow Collectibles is proud to announce the Extras and Ancillaries line of Star Wars 12-inch figure figures. Stay tuned to our weekly newsletter for the first glimpse of the premier character in this new category: Kal’Falnl C’ndros – coming soon!
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