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   04 August 2015
Shattered Empire Variant Cover
Reported by BrianC (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 23:53

Yet another variant cover lands for September 2nd's Shattered Empire.

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The Empire has fallen. It is now a time for resurgence. It is a time for new beginnings. This September, Marvel Comics and Lucasfilm are excited to present the newest chapter of the Star Wars mythos with STAR WARS: JOURNEY TO THE FORCE AWAKENS - THE SHATTERED EMPIRE, written by comic book legend Greg Rucka with art by Marco Checchetto.
Created in close partnership with Lucasfilm, this new Marvel Comics limited series will exist as part of the canon for the Star Wars universe and will offer a glimpse into December’s "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"!
“The world has been wondering what happened after the fall of the Empire since the credits first rolled on ‘Return of the Jedi’ in 1983,” says series editor Jordan D. White. “Now, on the dawn of the next chapter of the saga, we’re incredibly proud to be involved in revealing the events that happen immediately following the end of ‘Return of the Jedi’!”
Once again, Marvel brings the biggest creators in the industry to the biggest characters in a galaxy far, far away. Be there when the Star Wars line expands this September in STAR WARS: JOURNEY TO THE FORCE AWAKENS - THE SHATTERED EMPIRE #1!

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On The Shelves USA: The Force Awakens Watches
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 23:38

Here's a handy idea. The Force Awakens watches, allowing you to count down the days until The Force Awakens actually arrives.

Kylo Ren and Stormtrooper shown here, but BB-8 is also available.

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UK Star Wars Toy Launch Event, 5th September 2015
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 23:18

UK SW product launch event.

Posted by Jedi News on Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Toymaster (who Mark tells me he worked for back in 1987) announce their launch event for Force Friday with a chance to meet Darth Vader and buy new The Force Awakens products at Midco Toys in Burton Upon Trent.

Wherever you are stay tuned as local events will be happening all across the UK and the rest of the planet.

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Aomori Nebuta Matsuri Festival
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 23:07

Nebuta festivals around Japan are famous for giant lanterns depicting traditional warrior scenes, but the city of Aomori added a twist this year...Star Wars

Posted by KOAA 5 on Monday, 3 August 2015

Watch this video (via our pals over at Sandtroopers) showing some amazing artistry on display at the Aomori Nebuta Matsuri festival in Japan.

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Simon Kinberg On Creating The Future Of Star Wars
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 20:12

In a brief article posted over on Entertainment Weekly, writer/producer Simon Kinberg talks about his involvement in creating this brand new trilogy of films and Anthology series in the continuing Star Wars saga. Check it out below.

Writer/producer Simon Kinberg has worked on some massive projects, including X-Men: Days of Future Past and this Friday’s Fantastic Four reboot. But, as an unabashed fan, Kinberg admits that being part of the creative team generating the ideas for the next series of Star Wars films is a pinch-me career highlight.

Along with writers Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) and screenwriting legend Lawrence Kasdan, Kinberg spent a week at Skywalker Ranch working on the structure for the next trilogy and standalone spin-offs. “Like a TV writers room, we spent a week with a whiteboard and some pens and were in a conference room all day talking about [movies] VII, VIII, and IX,” he says. “But it’s a whiteboard covered in our notes. We had a sense of what we each wanted to write. It was the most magical time because we were writing Star Wars movies. Then we would go back to the inn at Skywalker and have dinner and drink a little bit and Larry would tell me and Michael stories about the moment in his life where he wrote Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, The Big Chill, Body Heat all in the span of, I think, five years. So we just had this crazy, magical time together.”

While on IMDb he’s listed as a “consultant,” Kinberg says he considers his role in Wars as, “I’m like a friend of the court. I consult on the movies. I worked on VII: helped break the story, read scripts, drafts at certain points, and gave my thoughts whatever they were worth.”

Kinberg is writing his own standalone Star Wars movie that’s due in 2018.

Source Entertainment Weekly
Official Site: The Vintage Vault: Let's Study The TIE Fighter
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 18:47

Tim Veekhoven guns the engines and launches another look into the Vintage Vault as he takes us through the history of the toy TIE Fighter over at StarWars.com.

The Kenner TIE fighter was one of the earliest spaceships designed for the 3.75”-line of action figures. Since the figures were small enough, they could interact with playsets and spaceships. Already present on the cardbacks of the first figures (as artwork), the TIE fighter would become one of the popular ships in the vintage line.

Source Official Site
Jedi News Comic Review: Kanan: The Last Padawan #4
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 17:00
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BOOK I, PART IV

THE LAST PADAWAN

It is a period of betrayal. The evil Emperor Palpatine has taken control of the galaxy and commanded Inmperial clone troopers to purge the peacekeeping JEDI ORDER throughout the new Galactic Empire.

On the run from Imperials and former allies, clone troopers Commander Grey and Captain Styles, CALEB DUME has discarded his Jedi Padawan robes and traded in for a blaster. Now following a Kalleran smuggler named KASMIR, Caleb must learn the ins and out of his new role: a common thief.

Caleb soon finds that his list of friends and allies is cut short, however, when a scheme gone wrong leads Kasmir to turn Caleb in to Imperial hands....

Considering that Marvel comics are doing a bang up job with the Star Wars licence right now, it might not seem much of a compliment to say that this really doesn't feel like a Marvel comic. But understand when I say that it very much does feel like a classic Star Wars comic, as issue 4 continues the great work laid out in the previous three issues of Kanan....

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Cloud City Casino #10: Scumthin’ To Talk About!
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 16:22

Come on in and take a seat in the V.I.P. Lounge at Cloud City Casino.

This week Ed is back in the Casino and ready to talk some X-wing. We go over the upcoming ships in greater detail and talk about other fun and exciting aspects of the game.

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Source Star Wars Report
Adam Driver Interview At Esquire
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 15:40

Adam Driver discusses his life and career over at Esquire, including a brief mention of The Force Awakens.

He got the call from his agent on the set of Girls a couple of years ago – JJ Abrams would like to meet. So he flew to LA for a “get to know you” meeting, and that was it. Ever since, he has been flying back and forth from New York to Pinewood Studios, to knock around with Han Solo and the gang. “Everyone turns into four-year-olds around Chewie. They all want a hug,” he says. “It’s like, ‘We really got to work. Can someone pull our DP off Chewie?’”
He can’t say much about Star Wars. “If I tell you any of the story I’ll be shot,” he says. So instead, he offers clichés, like, “Everyone on set is so good at their job,” and, “It was an organic process.” And he knows how corny it sounds. He apologises along the way. Here’s another: “You get these moments where you realise – wow, you’re part of Star Wars, you can’t **** up!”

Source Esquire
Marvel's Darth Vader #8
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 15:26

Stay tuned as Darth Vader #8 lands on shelves everywhere on Wednesday and we'll be bringing you our review tomorrow.

And yes, we're still annoyed that the rest of the world hasn't got that cool looking app yet.

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Limited Edition Boba Fett Sweet Creme
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 15:17

Now you know how the legend of Boba Fett brew and brew with this limited edition Coffee Mate Italian Sweet Creme from Nestle.

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Star Wars: Shattered Empire Legacy Edition
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 15:15

As well as the previously shown variant covers for Shattered Empire there's also the promise of this Adi Granov cover, yours for £9.95 and one of only 3000 covers.

As the Journey To The Force Awakens continues, expect to see plenty of limited runs and variant covers.

The comic series that every Star Wars fan has been waiting for... Bridging the gap between RETURN OF THE JEDI and the brand new movie, THE FORCE AWAKENS, Shattered Empire delves into the demise of the Empire and revisits our heroes Luke, Leia and Han on another journey of frantic space battles.

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Marvel Variant Cover For Shattered Empire #1
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 15:03

Check out these impressive variant covers for Marvel Shattered Empire issue 1, coming 2nd September 2015.

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Radio Free Tatooine - Episode 40
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 14:02

It’s time to join Sean & John for Radio Free Tatooine, the Star Wars podcast that’s better than some, worse than others.

Simon Pegg is in the news again. For prequel bashing. Again. We talk about what it means when someone who's involved in creating a franchise criticizes that very franchise and whether or not that's a healthy thing. Plus, Walmart creates Champions and Star Wars may be hitting Netflix.

Contact Information: Website | iTunes | Twitter | Facebook

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Toys "R" Us "Force Friday" Press Release, Special Event With Rancho Obi-Wan In Times Square NY
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 13:22

Toys "R" Us has posted their official press release detailing all the fun and excitement that will be arriving in one month with their special "Force Friday" Midnight Madness event.

"Since the introduction of the first Star Wars toy in 1977, Toys"R"Us has served as the ultimate destination for Star Wars playthings, providing millions of kids and collectors worldwide with their most beloved memorabilia," said Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys"R"Us, Inc. "Since then, Star Wars has become a time-honored franchise with loyal fan interest, making it a perennial, top-selling licensed property. With the upcoming introduction of the new Star Wars toy line, we're excited to welcome the next generation of fans into our stores around the world with exclusive products, special events, feature shops and giveaways."

Included in the press release is the mention of a few exclusive giveaways such as a special limited edition LEGO Star Wars Commemorative Brick and Star Wars poster.

But the biggest announcement is an ultra-special event titled "Destination Star Wars - The Experience" that will be taking place at the iconic Toys "R" Us location in Times Square New York featuring a can't-miss meet & greet with our great friend Steve Sansweet and a wide ranging assortment of Star Wars collectibles on display from Rancho Obi-Wan!

The World's Greatest Toy Store™ is kicking the party off early with a special exhibition featuring prototypes, originals and early editions of some of the best-known Star Wars toys in the world, curated by Rancho Obi-Wan, Inc., a non-profit museum that houses the Guinness World Record-certified largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia. Presented prominently throughout the store, "Destination: Star Wars – The Experience," will be on display from Wednesday, August 26 through Monday, September 7 and will feature dozens of notable collectibles based on all six feature films from the Star Wars Saga, including the original first four mail-away action figures from 1978, a large-sized Chewbacca figure in never publicly-released The Empire Strikes Back packaging from Kenner Products and a rare 2003 LEGO Star Wars Cloud City building set.

Source Toys "R" Us
Stars Wars Turned Into Japanese Lanterns
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 13:20

Check out the beautiful work on display here, celebrating the Star Wars saga including The Force Awakens.

Each August, traditional lantern floats are carried through the city of Aomori. This year, joining the traditional Japanese samurai floats, were Star Wars characters. Fitting, I know.
The floats typically feature warriors, deities, and animals.
The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri runs from August 2 to August 7.

Source Kotaku
Toys "R" Us To Offer Exclusive Free Poster During "Force Friday"
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 12:54

The official Toys "R" Us website has been updated today to let readers know that an exclusive free poster (quantities limited) will be available in store as part of the "Force Friday" festivities that will be arriving exactly one month from today.

Kick off Force Friday during our Sept. 4 midnight opening at ALL Toys"R"Us stores!* Be among the first to access all-new toys, get an exclusive FREE poster & more!**

Source Toys "R" Us
Official Site: From Concept To Screen: Slave 1
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 12:40

Our good pal Sander de Lange brings us his latest in-depth look at the journey from concept to screen over at StarWars.com as he turns his attention to Slave 1.

The Slave I holds just as much mystery and interesting back stories as its owner Boba Fett. In this installment, we take a peek behind the hull plates and see what made the Slave I fly onto the screen and into our hearts.

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Who Could Say No To This Awesome BB-8 Ring?
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 12:37

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The Force Awakens "Force Friday" - One Month To Go
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 12:33

As you wake up this morning and prepare to start your day, know this:

"Force Friday" is one short month away.

To celebrate the occasion, I have included a photo of today's image courtesy of the awesome #ForceFridayCountdown calendar that was sent out by Hasbro to select media sites.

On The Shelves UK: SD Toys
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 12:19

SD Toys bring us these stunning tempered glass posters, perfect to hang on your wall or use as a very large coaster.

  • Quality glass Poster
  • aterial: Glass
  • Officially licensed
  • Dimensions: 50 x 25
  • Arriving September

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Geeks Speak: Geeking Out With…Tim Rose!
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Aug 2015 12:07

Geeks Speak cartch up with Tim Rose, the man inside Admiral Ackbar.

GS: You got to work with two legends in your life. Describe working with Jim Henson in one word and George Lucas in one word.

Tim Rose: For Jim Henson, “Father”, for George Lucas, “Shy”. Neither one of them fit your standard profile for a boss. Jim treated everyone under him with total respect and compassion. He had the ability to make everyone feel important and needed. The kind of love a parent would give to their child. And George comes across as the total opposite of what you would expect for someone in charge of one of the biggest franchises of our age. He is quiet yet inquisitive and gets a great deal of enjoyment from the creative process.

Source Geeks Speak
   03 August 2015
Star Wars Bookworms #44: Heir to the Jedi...Finally
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Aug 2015 23:56

Join Teresa and Aaron for the latest episode of Star Wars Bookworms.

We told you we would eventually get to it. Our Heir to the Jedi review and more in this episode of Star Wars Bookworms.

Contact Information: Website | Twitter Facebook

Source Star Wars Report
Official Site: The Cinema Behind Star Wars: Blade Runner
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Aug 2015 22:31

Bryan Young is back with his latest entry in his Cinema Behind Star Wars series, this time looking at the 1982 classic Blade Runner.

Based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Ridley Scott brought us the film Blade Runner in 1982, just one year before the release of Return of the Jedi. It tells the story of a blade runner named Deckard, whose job is to find four rogue replicants that have made their way to Earth and “retire” them before they cause any more problems or kill anyone else.
It’s a film that explores the rights of androids and corporate interests and the death penalty with brilliant nuance. It also gives us Harrison Ford in what might be his third most iconic role ever. There are several Star Wars easter eggs hidden throughout the movie — FX artist Bill George happened to be working on his own five-foot high Millennium Falcon that, with some tricks of lighting, ended up becoming a few different buildings.

Source Official Site
Disney Buys More Land Across The Street From Disneyland
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Aug 2015 22:17

Disney buying land to expand Disneyland? Sure looks like it.

The OC Register recently reported that Disneyland Resort has acquired 1515 and 1585 South Manchester Avenue for the purchase price of $48 million.
The property, which is along the south side of the I-5 freeway, near South Clementine Street, is connected to a bunch of other Disney-owned Anaheim property, including the Pumbaa Parking Lot and the 131-room Carousel Inn and Suites on South Harbor Boulevard, which was purchased by Disney in April for $32 million. I have photoshopped the image above showing how the new purchases (red and purple) fit in with the previously owned Disney property.

Source Slashfilm (via Glen Ewing)
D23 Expo 2015: Official Mobile App Now Available
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Aug 2015 22:06

The D23 EXPO 2015 Official Mobile App will help you navigate the D23 EXPO like the seasoned Disney pro you are. All the entertainment, presentations, shopping, photo opportunities, and magic that Disney has in store will be right at your fingertips—including maps to help you find everything you need, from stages and stores to photo spots; the full schedule of presentations and special entertainment; and up-to- the-minute info on StagePass availability. You’ll be able to personalize a schedule that helps you make those hard decisions about what to do next a little bit easier, and it’ll help you “shop ‘til you drop” with all our Disney and partner stores. You can find it now on the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Source D23
Full of Sith Episode CXXVI: Coffee With Kenobi Crossover 2 Part 1
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Aug 2015 21:44

Join Tha Mike Pilot, Bryan Young and Bobby Roberts for the latest episode of Full of Sith.

Bobby, Bryan, and Mike are joined by Dan and Cory from the Coffee With Kenobi podcast. It’s a two part crossover and here is part one. The five of them discuss the ending of Return of the Jedi, rumors of a new Star Wars netflix series, and JJ Abrams’ levels of personal sacrifice for making The Force Awakens.

Contact Information:Voicemail - 206-426-5592 | Website | Twitter | Facebook

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RUMOR: Details On The Force Awakens IMAX Presentation
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Aug 2015 18:24

Official confirmation from Disney on the release of Episode VII in the extremely popular IMAX format was first made public in March of last year. A guest poster over on Making Star Wars reportedly has some details on the IMAX presentation for the film.

I was invited by my local IMAX theatre to help install “The Force Awakens” in the IMAX projector a week upon release and I was given the complete specs of the presentation. Here are the details for what one can expect from the “true’ IMAX experience of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.

Source Making Star Wars
RUMOR: The Force Awakens Blu-ray To Be Released On April 26, 2016
Reported by Team Jedi News (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Aug 2015 17:22

Information has crossed the desk here at Jedi News that points to the Blu-ray release of The Force Awakens being scheduled for April 26, 2016. We're hearing this will be a worldwide release date for the Blu-ray as well.

As always, this is only rumor material at this point in time until we eventually receive the official Blu-ray announcement from Lucasfilm accordingly.

The New Star Wars Movie Could Rake In A Whopping $2.2 Billion Worldwide
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Aug 2015 16:38

Right now it's a futile conversation, given the weight of expectation on The Force Awakens and the myriad of external forces which could affect it's final tally, but nevertheless Business Insider refers to Stifel analysts Benjamin Mogil and Kevin Lee Hon Siong and the weighty figures they anticipate for the film.

"As expectations begin to ramp/get framed for 'Star Wars' we look at how to benchmark the film compared to 'Avatar' and some of the other recent global blockbusters. In aggregate, we believe that the film can gross around $2.2bn globally." As a reference point, that means that "The Force Awakens" could literally eclipse the GDP of 22 countries.
Mogil and Siong suggest that there are two major tailwinds for this movie. First, the number of IMAX screens has nearly doubled, and the number of 3D screens has nearly quadrupled since 2009. And second, international markets like China, Russia, and Latin America have seen "significant" screen and box office growth.
However, there is one wildcard factor: the movie's release date in China.
"There is a strong inverse correlation in Chinese box office performance from the release date duration between the global data and the Chinese data, owing to piracy."

Source Business Insider
Sideshow Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper Statue Concept Artist Series Video
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Aug 2015 13:35

Sideshow Collectibles first release in our Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars Concept Artist Series will be the Stormtrooper Statue!

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Half Moon Bay Shortlisted For Licensing Awards 2015
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Aug 2015 11:22

Great news from our friends at Half Moon Bay as they are shortlisted for the 2015 Licensing Awards here in the UK.

We are delighted to announce that both our Star Wars and Volkswagen ranges have been shortlisted for the Licensing Awards 2015. This is a real testament to the great licenses that we have and shows that our products are both current and on trend.

Source Licensing Awards (via Half Moon Bay)
The Vintage Rebellion Episode 15 : Triple Double Telescopic
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Aug 2015 11:08

It's time to join the team over at The Vintage Rebellion podcast.

The Rebellion return with their fifteenth outing. Lee Pizzey joins Stuart and Grant to chat about his collection and early memories including Jason Joiner events from back in the 90s. Lee's good friend Marc Walsh also joins Grant for this months Oddball Section as he discusses his complete Revenge proof run which he will be selling off at the imminent Farthest From. Talking of Farthest From, Dave Tree joins Grant in this months events section to tell us about a couple of special guests he has attending the event as well as a fantastic VIP ticket opportunity. Star Wars in the News sees Ross Barr join Richard as they discuss the recent crazy hauls that seem to be being unearthed on Facebook, Richard also looks at the recent Double Telescopic Lightsabre sale off Facebook and some other cracking news pieces. Jez hosts his largest LA segment so far as he looks at new acquisitions from across the entire collecting spectrum, from Star Wars Forum UK through to the Facebook groups and going via other forums. Of course Pete brings us his market watch as he once again looks at what has been selling and checks out the recent auctions. All this plus the usual banter completes the most recent effort from the SWTVR podcast crew. SEE YOU ALL AT FARTHEST FROM!!!

Contact Information: Website | Forum | Facebook

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   02 August 2015
Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 86: Lining Up For The Force Awakens!
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 02 Aug 2015 17:53

It's time to join your hosts over at Skywalking Through Neverland.

Imagine seeing The Force Awakens at the iconic Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Do you want to join the line for this experience? On this week’s show, we talk with Ric Peralta, one of the organizers for LiningUp.Net which is the group that will be “curating” the Hollywood line for The Force Awakens in December, all in the name of charity. Incidentally he is the father of Eliza Peralta who was on Episode 83 a few weeks back and STILL holds the secret as to who voices Chopper on STAR WARS REBELS.
And remember…NeverLand On Alderaan.

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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New Hot Wheels Star Wars Display At Walmart Ahead Of "Force Friday"
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 02 Aug 2015 17:10

A few days ago we saw our first look at a new Star Wars item at retail in the Kylo Ren themed packaging from The Force Awakens. Now we have our first display stand! I spotted this new Hot Wheels Star Wars display at one of my local Walmart stores earlier this morning. It was packed with new cars including the Inquisitor, Boba Fett, Chopper, and more.

I checked my local Target and Toys "R" Us stores to see if they had any similar product displays out ahead of "Force Friday", but they did not (at least not yet).

Simon Pegg Ranks All The Star Wars Films In 60 Seconds
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 02 Aug 2015 13:31

And yes, he's as charmingly respectful about the prequels as you'd expect.

Simon Pegg may be a mainstay of the Star Trek universe, but he’s a diehard Star Wars fan. Apart from his upcoming presence in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the actor proves his love for the galaxy far, far away by quickly ranking all six of the original movies in just under a minute.
MTV played timekeeper during the endeavor while talking with Pegg during the press tour for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. So, what’s his least favorite Star Wars movie? We’ll give you a hint: it’s one of the prequels.

Source EW
BB-Bake: Scrummy BB-8 Cake!
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 02 Aug 2015 10:27

Calling all Star Wars fans, are you anxiously awaiting the December 2015 release??? Well this one's for you!...

Posted by BakedCakesandCupcakery on Sunday, 19 July 2015

He looks both good enough to eat and too perfect to even consider taking a bite out of. Check out this fantastic BB-8 cake, imagine how tasty it is and then savour that flavour as we count down the remaining 140 days to The Force Awakens.

Source Facebook (via Johnamarie Macias)
   01 August 2015
RebelForce Radio: July 31,2015
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 01 Aug 2015 23:52

Fallout from the Slave Leia action figure controversy; Top headlines & casting rumors from The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and Episode VIII; The potential future of live action Star Wars TV on Netflix; the secret history of Michael Jackson & Jar Jar Binks; listener voice mail and more. Plus find out how YOU can win a million credits to the TOPPS Star Wars Card Trader App in our exclusive RFR giveaway!

Contact Information: iTunes | RSS Feed | Twitter | Facebook

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Rebel's Roundtable #17: The Siege of Lothal (or Idiot’s Array Becomes Relevant!)
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 01 Aug 2015 19:13

It's time to join your hosts over at Rebels Roundtable.

The Star Wars Report’s Rebels Roundtable returns from a short break to check out the Season 2 hour-long premiere (or pre-premiere?) The Siege of Lothal.

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Source Star Wars Report
Simon Pegg Wishes People Would "Chill" And "Hold Tight" About Seeing The Force Awakens
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 01 Aug 2015 18:38

Once again giving the world his opinion on all things geek, Simon Pegg spoke to Yahoo about the white-hot anticipation for The Force Awakens and how people should relax over the next four months.

"It’s out in four months. People are so desperate to see it — it’s like another trailer is just going to be more footage that’s gonna kind of spoil it if you watch it. I just wish people would hold tight and not worry so much about seeing it so quickly.”

Yeah, like giving away the secret Daniel Craig cameo wasn't 'spoiling it'. Oh well, what's good for the goose...

Source Yahoo (via Indiewire)
Fashion Friday: Interview With Kessel Runway
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 01 Aug 2015 17:28

Our great pal Johnamarie Macias brings us her latest interview over at her awesome site The Wookiee Gunner.

TWG interviewed the fashion blogger and creator of The Kessel Runway, a blog dedicated to Star Wars fashion news and reviews. I first discovered The Kessel Runway on Tumblr sometime late last year, and I remember thinking to myself, “That is a fantastic name for a Star Wars fashion blog.” Updated daily and always a wonderful source of information, The Kessel Runway is the leading fashion blog in the Star Wars fan community with over 5,000 followers on Facebook.
With fashion brands, such as Ashley Eckstein’s Her Universe, taking geek fashion to the next level and various licenses designing more products catering to that audience, fangirls are constantly on the lookout for new products and trends. The Kessel Runway provides that and much more, making it my favorite place to visit.

Source The Wookiee Gunner
Fly Casual Episode 49: Implants Implants IMPLANTS!
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 01 Aug 2015 16:51

It's time to join the team at Fly Casual.

In this episode of Fly Casual Podcast, Garrick reviews Marvel Lando No. 1. We increase your IQ with the Porkins Bite of the Week. And Mike talks Rogue One and The Force Awakens rumors including classic bounty hunters and Daniel Craig?

Contact Information: iTunes | Twitter | Facebook

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Amazing Randy Martinez Star Wars #67 Re-Imagined Artwork For Sale
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 01 Aug 2015 16:26

He's a great friend of the site, always fun to hang out with and now Randy Martinez is giving you the chance to own the original artwork behind this stunning image.

If you want it, hurry because I'm currently shaking every piggy bank I own to see if I can get there first.

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New Original Trilogy Collection Arrives 1st September 2015
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 01 Aug 2015 16:16

It's hardly surprising but very welcome that the original three novels which brought us A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi will once again be made available to old and new readers alike as we roll in towards The Force Awakens. Using the gorgeous artwork used to promote the digital movie collection, the trade will be with us on 1st September 2015.

1 September 2015, Del Rey Star Wars Trilogy, which includes the adaptations of Episodes IV, V and VI. Via Random House. There is now a preview of the book with the works of Alan Dean Foster (ghostwriter for George Lucas), Donald F. Glut and James Kahn. Not surprisingly, but nonetheless noteworthy is that the book contains the current canon timeline, even if the books contained are not entirely canonical.

Source Random House (via Jedi Bibliothek)
Don't You Just Hate It When This Happens..?
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 01 Aug 2015 15:52

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The Wampa's Lair #140: New Ways To Motivate Them
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 01 Aug 2015 10:00

It's time to join hosts Karl and Jason for the latest episode of The Wampa's Lair.

Karl and Jason dive into the darkside in this episode and discuss the motivations behind the villainous Sith and their plots! From Darth Maul to Darth Vader, they hit on all four major Sith players in the Star Wars films!

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