[Editors Note: ‘SYWTYN & Everything You Can’t Have’ is a weekly products column by guest writer Eric Kwun of igeektrooper.com]

Welcome bastards to a new installment of “Stuff You Want, Things You Need, & Everything You Can’t Have” by yours truly, Eric aka geektrooper. The world is full of awesome stuff and I am here to show you some of the best out there! Prepare to spend over your hard earned credits for these awesome goods.

Item: Star Wars: Commander Cody Clone Trooper ArtFX Statue by Kotobukiya

I love anything released by Kotobukiya that is related to ‘Star Wars’. So its not a surprise that I’m going nuts over this Commander Cody statue. Featured in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Commander Cody was the leader of the Clonetroopers and trusted friend of Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi. That is until he became a traitorous bastard once “Order 66” went into effect. Like most Koto Star Wars figures, Cody is going to feature a high-quality paint job along with an incredible sculpt. Whats even cooler is Cody is going to have a light up feature that lights up a hologram of Emperor Palpatine with an LED light. Priced at around $100, Cody will be available in stores in August 2011.

Where to buy: Big Bad Toy Store

Item: Batman: Vampire Batman Mini-Statue

Yeah! This shit looks wicked! Based on “Elseworld Batman” from the “Vampire Trilogy” comes a statue that may cause nightmares if left near your bed. Standing at over seven inches, this mad statue is based on the illustration of Kelley Jones who also did art for the “Vampire Trilogy”. Sculpted by William Paquet, this statue is made of cold cast porcelain (which sadly breaks very easily) and will be limited edition. That means if you break it, someone elses’ statue is going up in value. The statue will be available in October (great timing) for under $100!

Where to buy: Big Bad Toy Store

Item: “ThunderSoap” ThunderCats Emblem Soap by Luxury Lane Soap

“Eye of Thundara, give me a soap beyond soap!” This is awesome timing for a ThunderCats soap considering all the hub-bub on the web about the ThunderCats reboot series. Described as being “scented Third Earth”, you get yourself a scent combining “clean rain, misty greens, and hints of fresh ozone”. That sounds refreshing. Priced at only $5.95, it is a steal to have this available in your guest bathroom. If you hear someone scream, “Thunder! Thunder! ThunderCats! HOOOOOO!!!” from the bathroom, you know your guest likes what they see.

Where to buy: Luxury Lane Soap

Item: Batman Classics x MIMOBOT Flash Drive Collection by Mimoco

Mimoco continues it’s partnership with DC Comics by releasing a new set of “mimobot” designer USB flash drives designed after “DC Classic” style Batman heroes and baddies. Available at two, four, eight and 16BG flashdrives, you will get your choice of classic Batman, Robin, The Joker and Catwoman. The flashdrives will cost around $20-60 pending on the storage size you get. These will be out at the end of the month and you can preorder yours at mimoco’s online store. Mimoco is also planning Mimobot flash drives for Superman, Green Lantern, and the Flash later this year.

Where to buy: MIMOBOT Store

Transformers Vault: The Complete Transformers Universe - Showcasing Rare Collectibles and Memorabilia

Item: Transformers Vault: The Complete Transformers Universe Hardcover by Pablo Hidalgo

Think of this book as an “essential guide” to everything Transformers. Everything from the complete Transformer’s back story to information on your favorite Autobots and Decepticons is in this book. The book is filled images of original sketches, conceptual artwork, and anything and everything related to the animated series, movies, and toys. A must have for any fan of Transformers. Transformers Vault will be available in May for $35!

Where to buy: Amazon


Item: World of Warcraft: Stormwind, Orgrimmar, Undercity, and Ironforge Limited Edition Mugs by Taverncraft

Taverncraft is well known for their medieval looking collectible steins and flags. Well, for those of you have don’t want to shell out 50 bucks for a beer mug, Tavercraft will be releasing a set of limited edition ‘World of Warcraft’ mugs at the price of $19.99. There will be four mugs in the collection, each with a unique design representing Stormwind, Orgrimmar, Undercity, and Ironforge. Each mug is made from the highest quality stoneware and each holds around 17-20 ounces of your favorite beverage such as coffee… or my favorite, scotch.

Where to buy: Sideshow Collectibles

Item: Star Wars: Han Solo in Carbonite and R2-D2 Silicon Ice Tray by Kotobukiya

Damn you Koto for making these ridiculously awesome stuff. I guess the Star Wars chop sticks was a huge hit because Koto is branching into other types of kitchenwares. These silicon ice trays are heat and ice resistant so you can pretty much fill them up with anything you want like water, fruit punch, chocolate, jello and even scotch! You can find these in July for less than 10 bucks each. HURRAH!

Where to buy: Big Bad Toy Store

Enjoy the picks of this week. Until the next installment of “Stuff You Want…”, you can catch me on Twitter (@geektrooper) and at my blog, igeektrooper.com!

Category: Featured, Nerd Culture

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,