Jedi News: Gathering Star Wars News From Across the Galaxy

Obi-Wan Kenobi Legendary Scale Bust
C-3PO Life-Size Bust

Jedi News - Gathering Star Wars News From Across the Galaxy Star Wars Insider

   30 August 2015
Target And Walmart "Force Friday" Weekly Circular Ads
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 30 Aug 2015 16:14

Here are quick photos of the weekly circular ads that Target and Walmart have printed up in advance of "Force Friday" arriving in a few short days. They may not reveal much, but there's no denying the sheer awesomenness in seeing retail stores actively promoting the release of all-new Star Wars merchandise.

Disgust Over International Pricing of Star Wars Products Highlighted In UK Press
Reported by Team Jedi News (Follow on Twitter) on 30 Aug 2015 10:55

It's the start of the biggest week for many years in Star Wars product releases with #ForceFriday, on September 4th.  However a UK national newspaper has highlighted the shocking disparity in pricing in North Amercia versus the UK, and it is something we know is seen all around the world.  Here is just a flavour of their discoveries:
  • Leaked figures reveal a Jedi Master Lightsaber will cost £49.99 in the UK and just the equivalent of £33 in American dollars.

  • Mark-up on action figures is even bigger, costing £9.99 in Britain compared to £5.21 in the US.

To read the full report follow the source link below.

Note: the pricing on the Milleniumm Falcon as shown is incorrect.  The image used is the £129.99 3-3/4 Falcon, not the £29.99 Micro Machines version as priced.

Source Daily Mail
   29 August 2015
The Big Bang Theory To Feature The Force Awakens Episode In Season 9
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 29 Aug 2015 12:45

Star Wars is everywhere, even on CBS on Monday nights where the GFFA will meet season 9 of The Big Bang Theory with...well, a big bang.

There's been an awakening… And our favorite Big Bang Theory characters have felt it!
On the ninth season of the smash CBS comedy, Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and the rest of our nerdtastic gang, will embark on a Star War-themed episode centered on the highly anticipated new chapter, The Force Awakens, TVLine reports.
Much like the rest of the world, the entire Big Bang writers' room is elated at how the new J.J. Abrams-helmed movie will be "weaved" into the characters' lives.
"Obviously, we’re all excited about it, just as human beings — and the characters are as well," executive producer Steve Molaro told TVLine. "I don't know exactly how it’s going to play in, but it won’t be ignored."

Source ET Online
On The Shelves UK: Disney's Cars Magazine
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 29 Aug 2015 11:34

An interesting find via our good pal Andrew 'Fearny' Fearnside as a very familiar weapon of the galaxy turns up in an unlikely place.

Hey guys, saw this in Tesco. The lightsaber immediately caught my eye but then I realised it wasn't on a Star Wars comic!
Well at least its a Disney product I suppose!
Is this a crossover?? ??
Regards and MTFBWY, Andy

We'll try and find out more on this one as it appears to have been retrofitted into a disc shooter. Or maybe it's a sneak peek at a new weapon from The Force Awakens.

Kidding, I'm kidding!

Cantina Cast Episode 94: The Obi-Wan Dissection Part II
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 29 Aug 2015 10:53

It's time to join Mike and Joao for The Cantina Cast.

In part two of the Obi-Wan dissection Mike and Joao welcome Cantina Cast blogger Paul to analyze his favorite character.

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Source Cantina Cast
Sky Movie Greats Today: The Force Awakens Revealed
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 29 Aug 2015 10:37

With thanks to Jedi News reader and regular contributor Kamino_Ghost, it appears that a late addition to the Saturday schedules on Sky Movie Greatss will see a special on The Force Awakens airing today.

Hi Mark, Hope You are having a good morning. I don't know if you'll have time to put this up on the site in time but I'd thought I'd let you know that there is a Force Awakens Special called 'Force Awakens Revealed' on Sky Movies Star Wars Today at 16.00pm and 18.35pm with a further repeat tomorrow at 16.00pm.
The Programme is listed as 15 minutes long and features J.J. Abrams, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Issac talking about the film
I would have let you know sooner but this was only listed on TV guides today - some listings don't list it at all, some list only a showing at 18.35pm this evening; my TV guide lists both showings. The 18.35pm showing today + 16.00pm Tomorrow seem definite
Seems that this was a last minute addition to the schedules...

Source Sky Movies
R2-KT and 501st Squad: Time to Clear the Bins!
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 29 Aug 2015 09:43

It's over to R2-KT's man servant Al for the latest patch news.

Friends of R2-KT and the 501st,
Every so often it's time to clear the bins and close out the checks to the charities or accounts benefiting from a patch run. With the 10th anniversary R2-KT stuff coming out next month, I figured now is a good time.
Attached is what we have, some in very limited supply. You get first shot before I take the remainders to DragonCon next week, where they'll likely go fast. $5 each, 4 for $20. Or KT Subscribers can pick whatever they like towards their subscriptions.
Thanks as always for your awesome support of R2-KT's charities, the Legion LEGO Diorama, and all our other projects.
AL (TK210, R2-KT's man-servant)

Source R2-KT
Star Wars Rebels Complete Season One Blu-ray And DVD Trailer
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 29 Aug 2015 00:52

Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 1, Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One brings another chapter in the epic Star Wars story to your own personal Jedi Archives. With 15 action-packed episodes, never-before-seen bonus material, and interviews with the cast and crew, the only thing missing is your own kyber crystal.

Source Star Wars YouTube
   28 August 2015
Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams: Vol. 20
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Aug 2015 20:13

It's time to join Jimmy Mac and David Collins for the latest Star Wars Oxygen.

This week we saw the surprise release of a new teaser on Instagram for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. David Collins & Jimmy Mac break down the trailer – both visually AND musically. Plus, we wrap up our analysis of the music from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones including tracks from the epic battle of Geonosis and more.

Contact Information: iTunes | RSS Feed | Twitter | Facebook

Source RebelForce Radio
Official Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Promo Artwork Poster
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Aug 2015 20:09

You saw the official announcement posted earlier today about Star Wars Rebels Season 2 debuting on October 14 on Disney XD and the preview video for "The Lost Commanders" episode. Now we have a look at the official Rebels Season 2 promotional artwork poster. Click the image above for a larger view!

Source Twitter
Star Wars Rebels Season 2 To Debut Wednesday October 14 On Disney XD
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Aug 2015 19:15

The critically-acclaimed animated series, Star Wars Rebels, is set to debut new episodes starting Wednesday, October 14 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

In Star Wars Rebels Season Two, past lives will be revealed and the destiny of our heroes will be changed forever. The transformative new season resumes with Imperial oppression on Lothal growing stronger and the Rebels seeking out new allies and additional resources to sustain their fight against the evil Empire. With the help of Ahsoka Tano, the crew of the Ghost enlists some old friends: ex-clone troopers who fought in the Clone Wars. As the Rebels grow in number, so do their enemies. New Inquisitors are dispatched by Darth Vader and sent to crush any threat of rebellion. Through dangerous rescue missions, thrilling space chases, and spectacular lightsaber duels — the bond of our Rebel crew will be put to the test like never before.

Star Wars Rebels Someone You Can Count On - "The Lost Commanders" Preview Video
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Aug 2015 19:07

Ahsoka gives the Ghost crew some easy advice as they set out to find her mysterious ally.

Source Star Wars YouTube
Cover For Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company Revealed
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Aug 2015 18:31

On November 3, 2015, Del Rey will publish Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed, a novel inspired by the highly-anticipated video game Star Wars: Battlefront. This action-packed adventure follows a squad of soldiers caught in the trenches of the ultimate galactic war between good and evil. Here now is the exclusive reveal of the book’s cover as well as a special patch designed for the members of Twilight Company.

The Wampa's Lair #143: The Phantom Menace Commentary
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Aug 2015 16:31

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

Karl and Jason give an audio commentary along to Episode I The Phantom Menace!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Source Star Wars Report
Luke And Leia Take Action In Star Wars #9
Reported by BrianC (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Aug 2015 15:54

Information lands regarding the ninth issue of Marvels Star Wars title, which arrives 16th September.

While they may not have expressly said it just yet, you can tell that the heroes of Marvel Comics' "Star Wars" have a bad feeling about everything going on right now. As depicted in"Star Wars" #8, written by Jason Aaron with art by Stuart Immonen, Han Solo and Leia Organa are hiding out from Imperials on an unnamed planet with one surprise tagalong -- Han's "wife" Sana. Things went from painfully bad to ridiculously worse when a squad of TIE Fighters burst through the planet's atmosphere with the trio in their sights.

Source Comicbook Resources
Daisy Ridley And The Empire Magazine Cover
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Aug 2015 15:37

Get the impression that she's happy? Daisy Ridley Instagrams the Empire cover, and be sure to have the sound on when you watch.

Source Instagram
Official Site: Studying Skywalkers: The Meaning Of Weather In Star Wars
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Aug 2015 14:54

Dan Zehr looks to the skies to see what's brewing over at as he investigates the deeper meaning of Star Wars weather.

One of my favorite features of the new Star Wars app is the weather option. By clicking on this feature, you are instantly transported to the world of Star Wars, where the story of your day is told. The weather will affect your mood and may help navigate the course of your emotions. This is also a great literary tool with some real history behind it.
From William Shakespeare to Edgar Allen Poe to Mark Twain, weather has long been a literary device which reinforces our understanding of characters and events during integral plot points. What the reader or viewer gleans from the weather often is a reflection of the inner conflict of the heroes and villains.

Source Official Site
IGN Reviews Disney Infinity 3.0
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Aug 2015 12:59

The team over at IGN has posted their overall review of Disney Infinity 3.0 edition. Take the source link below to see what impressions they came away with after spending some time slashing battle droids in half and wielding the power of the Force in this new gaming world.

The “toys-to-life” genre is growing increasingly competitive, but nobody has a better collection of action figures at their disposal than the big kids behind Disney Infinity 3.0. This third entry in the series is the most polished, cohesive, and enjoyable one to date, fusing a rollicking, intergalactic Star Wars campaign with a staggeringly customisable Toy Box mode. In short, it’s an experience that really lives up to its line-up of all-star ingredients.

Source IGN
Boyega Tweets!
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Aug 2015 12:42

Hats off to our pal Marty Ryan for getting a reply from Finn himself, John Boyega asking if he makes the sounds when using his lightsaber.

It's good to know that, like Ewan McGregor before him, he makes the lightsaber sounds.

Already looking forward to the Rey impressions in the extras next year...

Source Twitter
New Turtle Beach Sandtrooper Gaming Headset For Star Wars Battlefront
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Aug 2015 12:41
Show Full Story

Via an official email press release sent by Lucasfilm. Check out the intro below and then the full product announcement beneath the break.


An Exclusive, Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront Sandtrooper Headset Will be Offered Only at Best Buy in the U.S., Featuring Individual Numbering and Including an Extra Set of Swappable Star Wars Speaker Plates

Fans Can Pre-Order Both the Standard and Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront Sandtrooper Gaming Headsets Starting Today

San Diego, CA – August 27, 2015 – Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR), the leading-edge audio technology company and #1 in gaming audio, today announced the Star Wars™-themed Sandtrooper gaming headset for the eagerly anticipated Star Wars™ Battlefront™ video game. The standard version of Turtle Beach’s Sandtrooper gaming headset will be offered in the UK, Australia, and in select territories across Europe, while a limited edition Sandtrooper gaming headset will be offered only at Best Buy in the U.S. Each limited edition Sandtrooper headset will be individually numbered and include an extra set of swappable Star Wars speaker plates, truly making it something fans will want to add to their collection. Both the standard and limited edition Sandtrooper headsets are planned to be available this fall timed to Star Wars Battlefront’s launch, and PAX Prime attendees can get a first look at the new Star Wars-themed gaming headset this weekend at the Turtle Beach Booth (#442). Starting today, fans outside the U.S. can pre-order the standard Sandtrooper gaming headset at Turtle Beach, and fans in the U.S. can pre-order the limited edition version at Best Buy. Star Wars: The Old Republic: Get Your Very Own Zakuul Personal Dropship
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Aug 2015 12:30

You want it? Go get it over at Star Wars The Old Republic.

Source SWTOR
Toyworld Mag: It’s Only A Toy…
Reported by Team Jedi News (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Aug 2015 11:55

Stock shortages are going to hit independant retailers hard as not enough Hasbro stock for Force Friday sees stock heavily allocated.

All of which I offer in mitigation, having been contacted by a number of indie retailers who are incandescent over their Star Wars allocation, which in some cases might just be the lowest percentage of the original order value I have ever heard. It’s easy to see why they are so disappointed: indies live and breathe toys, to many it is more – much more – than just another product to sell. Which is why, if it is true that some were told when complaining that – and I quote – “it’s only another toy”, I think there may have been a slight misjudgement of the situation. Multi-channel retailers have many product categories to profit from: specialists only have toys, and without them they don’t have a business. For many of them, Star Wars sales could make a major difference to the year’s performance.
Of course, if there is only so much stock to go round, a lot of people are going to lose out. And the painful fines doled out by major retailers for non-supply might possibly be a reason why certain difficult decisions fall the way I do. Does that make it any less painful for the indies being offered six light sabres? Absolutely not. Is it fair? I’ll leave you to be the judge of that. On the plus side, there are a large number of licensees with Star wars merchandise, and maybe they will be able to step into the breech and fill some of the gaps. Either way, it looks like the ‘Pimpernel’ award – occasionally offered by the TRA when a particular toy is in excessively short supply – may need to be dusted off in time for January.

Source Toyworld Mag
Official Site: Droid Dreams. How Neal Scanlan And His Team Brought BB-8 To Life
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Aug 2015 11:47

Mr Blue Sky himself Dan Brooks brings us this insight into the creation of BB-8 over at

How do you create a Star Wars droid that’s different from what’s come before, but authentic to a galaxy far, far away? How do you push forward in the spirit of Star Wars innovation, but not push too far? How do you hold on to the magic of Star Wars robotic design, but still make something imaginative? Those were the questions faced by the designers, engineers, and puppeteers working on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. They answered by blending the old with the new, by staring down expectations, and by eagerly jumping into the unknown. They answered with BB-8: the lovable, practical-effect, ball-shaped droid.

Source Official Site
"Force Friday" - One Week To Go!
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Aug 2015 08:00

7 days, people. 7 days.

We are one week away from "Force Friday" that will see new The Force Awakens products arriving at retail stores for fans to gleefully add to their collections. To celebrate, I have included a photo of today's page from the awesome Hasbro #ForceFridayCountdown calendar.

I say again...7 days!!

   27 August 2015
On The Shelves UK: Tesco
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 21:49

#starwars cake sprinkles on shelf in #tesco UK. With mini #r2d2 candies

A photo posted by (@jedinewsuk) on

Sprinkles? Yep, Star Wars sprinkles, perfect for adding that asteroid seasoning to your kids cupcakes, available now at Tesco.

Source Jedi News on Instagram
The 10: Best Star Wars Planetary Vehicles
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 20:09

In this installment, we’re picking the galaxy’s greatest modes of on-world transportation, from those built for speed to those built for sarlacc sightseeing.

Source Star Wars YouTube
The New The Force Awakens Teaser Broken Down Into 25 Photos
Reported by BrianC (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 19:16

Today Instagram released a new short teaser for The Force Awakens to mark the launch of their new landscape format.  To join in the fun here is 25 screencaps of the trailer in stunning landscape that we have uploaded to a Facebook gallery covering every half second of the new teaser.

25 Photos From The New 15 Sec Teaser

Posted by Jedi News on Thursday, 27 August 2015

Source Jedi News Facebook
On The Shelves UK: Sainsbury
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 19:08

Via UK Toy Collector 1977, here is the full price range for the new Force Friday ranges at your local Sainsbury.

Source YouTube
How The Force Awakens Will Blow Up The Record Books With A $615M+ Global Opening
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 18:33

Some people dislike talk of box office figures, but it's all part of the fun. It's enjoyable watching Star Wars rip box office records to shreds and we can expect to be doing that again this December when The Force Awakens finally reaches our galaxy.

In a digital world where screen counts can be increased at a last moment’s notice to meet theater demand of walk-up business, a record opening of $300M stateside and $315M abroad is possible for Force Awakens. Insiders say that in any given 20-plex in December, Force Awakens will be on at minimum 10 screens. Like Jurassic World‘s success this summer, the key driving force to Force Awakens remains its multi-generational appeal. Disney has smartly planted the film in the year-end holiday corridor when families head to the cinema in bulk. The expectation is that Force Awakens will play in north of 4,000 theaters on at least 10,000 U.S. screens stateside and in every overseas territory. All except for China, which has a blackout period on Hollywood films during December. Both Furious 7 and JW played respectively on giant global screen counts of 14,687 and 23,886 in their first frames, with the latter including China.

Source Deadline (via Glen Ewing)
This Months UK Star Wars Magazines
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 18:23

Here are a few new Star Wars magazines to keep an eye out for. There's the Star Wars Rebels magazine with a free watch squirter, the Star Wars LEGO magazine which includes a bagged Slave-1 LEGO set and the Star Wars Adventures magazine which is bagged with 5 cool gifts.

Source Jedi News on Instagram
New The Force Awakens Video Clip Posted On Official Instagram Account
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 18:08

A brand new video clip from The Force Awakens has been posted to the official Star Wars Instagram account! Check it out by clicking the image above or the source link below!

Source Star Wars Instagram
Propstore Auction: 23rd September 2015
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 17:55

The Propstore hold their latest auction on 23rd September, bringing lot after lot of classic Hollywood awesomeness to the auction block.

The auction takes place at the Odeon BFI Imax in Waterloo, London.

Over 450 lots of original props, costumes and rare production material from more than 150 films and television shows will be auctioned at ODEON BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London. The spectacular live event will feature an interactive webcast with bidding available online, by phone or in person.
Prop Store and ODEON will also present a 2 week, museum-grade, free-to-enter exhibition showcasing over 250 of the auction lots. This display will allow visitors the opportunity to get up close with these incredible pieces of entertainment history.

Source Propstore (via Glen Ewing)
Countdown Begins For The Launch Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Products
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 17:38

Our friends at Disney UK have sent out this press release detailing all the major outlets taking part in next weeks Force Friday events.

LONDON (August 27, 2015) – ‘Force Friday’ is now only one week away, with the global launch of merchandise inspired by the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens film. Toys, collectibles, gadgets, apparel and more will officially hit shelves at Disney Stores and other retailers on Friday, Sept. 4 at 12:01 a.m.
To celebrate this unique product launch, a variety of UK and Irish retailers are inviting Star Wars fans to line up outside their doors and countdown to midnight, including Disney Store, Toys “R” Us, Smyths, Forbidden Planet and more.
In London, a flagship event will be held at Disney Store on Oxford Street, where fans in Star Wars fancy dress can start lining up at 20:00 the evening of Thursday 3 September, with giveaways leading up to midnight. Then at 12:01 a.m., the Disney Store will open its doors for fans to experience its galactic line-up of Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise – with an exclusive theme pin and other giveaways*, as well as an in-store competition and product demos.
The following retailers will open their doors at midnight to celebrate Force Friday:

Keep your eyes peeled as Team Jedi News members will be covering the event all across the country.

On The Shelves UK: Sainsbury
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 17:25

Shops and supermarkets across the country are gearing up for Force Friday, which is just 7 days, 6 hours and 36 minutes away (not that we're counting).

Thanks to Jedi News reader Marcus Doige for this image, showing the shelf edges at Sainsbury in Basingstoke.

Source Jedi News on Instagram
Star Wars Action News Episode 457:10th Anniversary from Wizard World Chicago
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 17:12

Join Marjorie and Arnie for the latest edition of Star Wars Action News...

A long time ago...on a web site far, far away
Ten years ago, August 30, 2005, two Star Wars collectors released the world's first podcast dedicated to Star Wars collecting: Star Wars Action News. From the Revenge of the Sith line through The Black Series, and even looking back at Vintage and 90s toys, Marjorie and Arnie have covered it all. This episode celebrates the milestone, bringing in Star Wars Action News team members Arnie, Marjorie, Brock, Jerry, Daryl, Andrew, and others as they look forward to a new era of Star Wars collecting with The Force Unleashed! Join them as they talk Wizard World Chicago, leaked images of The Force Awakens toys and figures, and their plans for next week's Force Friday event!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Source SWAN
Xbox One Will Not Receive A Special Star Wars Themed Console
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 15:43

Bad news for Xbox One owners/potential buyers who saw the special Darth Vader themed Playstation 4 console that was recently announced to promote the release of Star Wars Battlefront and were hoping a similar Star Wars console design would be coming for Microsoft's current-gen system.

It's not.

There are no plans to release a special edition Star Wars: Battlefront Xbox One console, according to community manager Matthew Everett.

Sony and EA recently announced a special edition Star Wars PlayStation 4 console that features Darth Vader on the front plate. The bundle also includes a themed controller, a copy of Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition, and four digital Star Wars games.

However, it looks like Xbox One fans are out of luck. “The exclusive console for Star Wars Battlefront is limited to PlayStation 4,” Everett wrote in a recent community update.

First Look At Star Wars Battlefront "Battle Of Jakku"
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 15:09

Today's Star Wars Battlefront update courtesy of the development team over at DICE provides readers with their first look at the highly anticipated "Battle of Jakku" gameplay segment from The Force Awakens.

We are proud to give you a first visual glimpse of The Battle of Jakku, coming to Star Wars™ Battlefront™ on December 1st, 2015, for all who pre-order, and a week later for all other game holders. The Battle of Jakku was the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet.

Source EA Star Wars
Celebration Europe 2016: Saturday Adult Tickets Sold Out
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 14:17

Source Twitter
Target Installs Opening Crawl Register Belt To Promote "Force Friday"
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 14:01

I would like to take a moment to officially go record as saying this could very easily be the coolest and best real-world application of any Star Wars product I have ever seen.

Our friends over at Jedi Temple Archives received the image above of a new register belt installed at a Target store that features text promoting their upcoming "Force Friday" and "Share The Force" events.

Whoever came up with this marketing promo at Target deserves a hefty raise and that corner office!

Source Jedi Temple Archives
Empire Reveals BB-8 Subscriber Cover And Two The Force Awakens BTS Images
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 13:28

In addition to the two previously revealed covers for their new October 2015 issue, Empire has announced earlier today they will be releasing a third The Force Awakens themed cover for this issue - a special limited edition BB-8 cover that will be available for subscribers only.

Empire also released two new behind-the-scenes photos featuring John Boyega's Finn in action (well, if you can call standing and staring off into the distance "action"). Earlier this week Empire gave us an exclusive new Kylo Ren image as well. Click each of the images above for a larger view.

Source Empire Online
Follow The 501st UK Garrison On Instagram
Reported by BrianC (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 10:51

Our very good friends, the incredible UK Garrison of the 501st Legion Star Wars Constuming Club have set a target of achieving 501 followers by Force Friday on Instagram.

They do incredible work, and deserve all of our thanks and support for representing our community over here in the UK - so lets help them reach their goal!

Source UK Garrison Instagram
Showmasters Film & Comic Con - Bournmouth Is This Weekend!
Reported by BrianC (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 10:20

Film & Comic Con Bournemouth will be taking over the Bournemouth International Centre this weekend of Saturday 29th and Sunday the 30th of August 2015, Film & Comic Con Bournemouth promises to bring you some of your favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics as well as a whole host of fun activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of TV and Film memorabilia to browse.

Thirteen Star Wars guests will be there including David Prowse, Rusty Goffe, Paul Blake, Norman Chancer, Peter Allen, Hazel Allen, Wendry Allen, Robert Watts, Michael Carter, Peter House, Dean Mitchell, Frank Henson, and our very good friend Boba Fett himself, Jeremy Bulloch!

Our great friends at All The Cool Stuff will also have a stand, and it looks like an event not to be missed!

For full details and ticket information follow the link.

Source Film & Comic Con Bournemouth
On The Shelves UK: Toys 'R' Us
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Aug 2015 10:08

Spotted on the shelf of Toys 'R' Us in the UK, the huge Sith Infiltrator, Lego #75096 for only £94.99

Source Jedi News Instagram
Jedi News is not affiliated or endorsed either by Lucasfilm™ or any other STAR WARS license holder. STAR WARS is a registered trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. Lucasfilm™ is a trademark of Lucasfilm, LTD. For full details of our privacy policy and content usage, please read the site Policies section.