Toy Fair  KOTOBUKIYA: Star Wars

by Bill Cable
on 2014-02-21, 09:49:56

I had a nice chat with Dan from Koto - and saw some really nice Star Wars stuff they have planned. Their big reveal was their Han & Chewbacca statue. The prototype was on display. He commented that Lucasfilm required some revisions... Chewies thighs were too thin. Leave it to Lucasfilm to promote Wookiee obesity! They also revealed that the next statue after Han & Chewie will be Luke & Leia.

The other item Dan was proud to show off was their light-up lightsaber chopsticks. Koto has been releasing translucent, non-light-up chopsticks for a couple years (and a nice thing - I saw those in single-packs instead of the two-pack which they've previously used). They were supposed to start selling the light-up ones a while ago, but apparently people were getting electrocuted or something when they dipped the chopsticks on their wonton soup. Now the dangerous defect has been repaired!

I'll need to try them out to see if they're viable for my occasional Asian cuisine exploits. They're a bit bulkier than their standard chopsticks. It'd be fun to show up at Benihana and whip out the light-up sticks for my sushi. is not affiliated with Lucasfilm Ltd. or any of its licensees... damn them to hell. Can't they see a golden opportunity when they see it? Buy us, you fools! You already own our souls and all our money... buy US!!!
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