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   22 July 2014
Celebration Anaheim 2015: Pin Trading Collection
Reported by Justin on 22 Jul 2014 18:27

Contained within the complete list of Star Wars exclusives that will be available for attendees to purchase at SDCC is a listing for a new pin trading program that will be making its way to Celebration Anaheim next year.

Star Wars Celebration – Luke Skywalker Pin

Booth #2913

The Star Wars Celebration pin trading program starts at San Diego Comic-Con with the X-wing Luke Skywalker pin. Purchase a Star Wars Celebration Anaheim ticket at the Lucasfilm Pavilion (Booth #2913) and receive your pin at the show.

The Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Pin Trading Collection will feature a total of 45 unique character pins, designed by artist Christopher Lee. Some pins will be available for sale or trade at Celebration, while others will be available online, exclusively for Celebration ticket-holders.

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SDCC 2014: Complete List Of Star Wars Exclusives
Reported by Justin on 22 Jul 2014 18:13

The official site makes things easy for fans attending SDCC this week by providing a complete list of all the Star Wars exclusives that will be vying for your hard-earned republic credits at the convention.

Heading to San Diego Comic-Con 2014 and looking to take home some Star Wars collectibles? Check out StarWars.com’s complete guide to new exclusives and products available at the massive pop culture party, from art to clothing to action figures!

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Farthest From 6: Sunday 27th July 2014
Reported by Mark on 22 Jul 2014 18:00

Looking for some San Diego counter programming? Look no further as Farthest From is back in town and bringing the vintage along with it.

Myself and James will be there, both of us recording content for RADIO 1138 and me doing a talk on the UK Star Wars Monthly which ran from mid 1982 through to summer 1983 and the arrival of Return of the Jedi.

the next Farthest From Star Wars Vintage Toy Show will be Sunday 27th of July 2014. Join us in celebration of Star Wars Vintage Toys at Farthest From, the UK Star Wars vintage toy show this Sunday 27th of July.

In addition to the great selection of dedicated vintage toy dealers, we have some great features and presentations to look forward to:

  • 12.30pm Farthest From/ Roll Out Roll Call/ Twin of Power Show Announcements by Dave Tree.
  • 1.00pm Presentation: Vintage Expanded Universe; The differences between novels and films by Richard Hutchinson.
  • 1.30pm Presentation: UK Star Wars Monthly: #158 - 171 by Mark Newbold.
  • 2.00pm Presentation: Bookending the Vintage Star Wars Era: Collecting Marvel UK Comics 1978 - 1989 by Grant Criddle.
  • 3.00pm ChiveCast Live! Join Skye & Steve for a live recording segment and get your chance to participate in an upcoming episode.

There will also be Wave 2 of the Farthest From Flocked Figures, Flockpig and Chief Flocknaught, featuring customized vintage figures and all new artwork, limited to 30 pieces each.

For all the details on the show please visit the dedicated Facebook page.

Sunday 27th of July

Early Bird Entry 11.00am - 12.00pm, General Entry 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Fordingbridge Town Hall, 63 High Street, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1AS

Early Bird Entry: £3.00

Entry Fee Adults: £1.00

Children Under 13: 50p

For more details visit http://www.farthestfrom.com

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New DPCI Details At Target; Star Wars Rebels Command Star Destroyer Listed
Reported by Justin on 22 Jul 2014 13:29

Our friends over at Yakface point us towards an article on Bantha Skull that provides fans with a list of the new Star Wars DPCI numbers and product descriptions at Target that will be arriving in stores in August.

Of interesting note is the following Star Wars Rebels item slated for Section 2, Shelf 1:

087-06-0943 SW Rebels Command Star Destroyer

Can't wait to see this bad boy in person!

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Final Star Wars Force For Change Badges Revealed
Reported by Justin on 22 Jul 2014 13:19

The final two Star Wars Force For Change charity Founding Member digital badges have been revealed via email. Click each thumbnail below for a larger view and please donate whatever you can to this extremely worthy cause.

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Star Wars Rebels: Extended Full Trailer
Reported by StephenG on 22 Jul 2014 10:08

Ooh, lookee, lookee...

Nice!

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Jedi News Comic Review: Star Wars Legacy #17
Reported by Skuldren on 22 Jul 2014 00:00
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Imperial Knight Jao Assam was taken from Imperial custody —rescued or kidnapped, depending on your point of view—by the Sith Darth Wredd and spirited to the desolate floating planet that Wredd calls home. While alone, Jao was able to send coordinates to Ania Solo’s comm droid for help.

At the request of Empress Fel, Ania, Sauk, AG-37, and a squad of stormtroopers are on a mission to rescue Jao—but completely off the record as, politically, the Empress cannot be involved after having sentenced Jao to death.

Having received Jao’s transmission, they’ve arrived at the coordinates and are surprised by what lies before them.

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   21 July 2014
SWFUK Podcast Episode 3: Trifecta
Reported by Mark on 21 Jul 2014 22:51

It's time to join the team over at the SWFUK Podcast.

This months third podcast from the team at Star Wars Forum UK is a corker. There's a superb interview with three pack collector and expert Chris Caswell as well as the remaining interviews from the previous Farthest From as we hear from both Gary Mancini and Wayne Streak. The podcast team look at the recent forum threads including the usual extensive look at the Latest Acquisitions thread. In this months Oddballs we look at Marvel UK Comics, plus there is a chance to win a Dewback Box in the current competition. The usual popular sections also return with events, rapid fire, Market and Boom story getting coverage once again. Enjoy the show!

Contact Information: Website | Forum | Facebook

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Far, Far Away Radio: The Empire Strikes Back Commentary
Reported by Mark on 21 Jul 2014 22:32

It's time to join the team over at Far Far Away Radio.

Bonus episode! In this special recording, we do a running commentary of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Join Austin, Jason, Meg, and Mallory, along with special guests Johnamarie Macias from thewookieegunner.com and makingstarwars.net, and Mark Newbold from Jedi News and Star Wars Insider. Come along for a hilarious ride as the hosts share their funny, crazy, and occasionally rational thoughts during your favorite scenes from Episode V.

This commentary can work two ways. You can listen while watching the film by following the instructions in the episode. But most of you probably have The Empire Strikes Back memorized. Feel free to listen to this without watching the movie – we think you’ll enjoy it either way! This Empire commentary is a fresh perspective like you’ve never heard before! Mind-blowing revelations will have you viewing the greatest sequel of all time in a whole new light.

Contact Information: Email - CONTACT@FARFARAWAYRADIO.COM | Website | Twitter | Facebook

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The WolfPack Podcast #78: Let's Talk About Rebels
Reported by Mark on 21 Jul 2014 20:00

Attention Hasbro collecting fans! if you only listen to one podcast today...this is it! BIG news revealed in this episode.

It's time to join the gang over at the Wolfpack podcast for the latest episode.

In this episode of The WolfPack Podcast, Chris, Corey, Curto, and Marco talk all the latest Star Wars Rebels News! From the new action figures revealed to the new reveal that Jason Isaacs is the Inquisitor, we cover it all in this episode! So strap in, drink your blue milk, and get ready for the jump to hyperspace in this brand new episode!

Contact Information: YouTube | Twitter | Facebook | Google+

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Bombad Radio Episode 159: Jake Lloyd aka Anakin Skywalker
Reported by Mark on 21 Jul 2014 19:27

It's time to join James and Jeremiah on the latest edition of Bombad Radio.

Anakin Skywalker joins us on Bombad Radio! In the interview we discuss the Knights of the Old Republic Games (and TOR) as well as what he is playing. Through fan questions we get the answer to, "does he really hate Star Wars?", "What has he been up to?" and of course a variety of questions about working with Arnold in Jingle All the Way, "what type of cookiee he must put down" and more. In addition we discuss working with others on The Phantom Menace, his connection with those actors, his potential work in the past on Enders Game, and so much more! Warning there is explicit content here so be advised!

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Sideshow Obi-Wan Kenobi Legendary Scale Pre-Order
Reported by Justin on 21 Jul 2014 19:08

Pre-orders for the Sideshow Collectibles Obi-Wan Kenobi Legendary Scale Figure are now up. The figure carries a $1,999.00 price tag (monthly installments are available) and is scheduled to begin shipping in December.

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Star Wars Rebels: Could We Be Seeing Bossk In Rebels?
Reported by Mark on 21 Jul 2014 19:03

Check out the cover to Ezra's gamble, by Ryder Windham, available for pre-order via Amazon. There's the surly Trandoshan, looking very Clone Warsy in this lead-up to Star Wars Rebels adventure.

Star Wars Rebels is a CG animated series that takes place between the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. This action-packed junior novel gives readers a glimpse at our main hero's adventures before the events of the first episode of Star Wars Rebels.

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Coffee With Kenobi: Becca's Chava Chats: To Exist Is To Endure
Reported by Mark on 21 Jul 2014 18:42

The always insightful Becca Benjamin brings us another thoughtful blog to the rich, creamy brew that is Coffee With Kenobi.

Throughout those years of solitude on Tatooine, I can’t imagine him not replaying those last moments on Mustafar and Polis Massa. The guilt, the defeat, both personal and unprejudiced had to be far greater than anything we can comprehend. Not saying I haven’t encountered either myself, but something on Obi-Wan’s magnitude of such galactic proportions, is highly unlikely.

Watching Luke, from a distance had to be disjointedly painful. No contact with the son of your best friend, the man you left dismembered and maimed to burn in his own idiosyncratic Hell. Yeah, how does one go on living….if you can call that living?

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Is That Slave-1 In The Latest Force For Change Video?
Reported by Mark on 21 Jul 2014 18:37

Firespray or optical illusion? The neatly trimmed Rob Wainfur at The Bearded Trio thinks he may have spotted the mother of all easter eggs in the latest Force For Change video.

Just watching the latest Force For Change video and I noticed this in the background. Is it me or does that look like Boba Fett's ship, Slave One? Take a look.

If it is, I'm sending Rob a lifetime's supply of no-prizes.

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Sideshow Sixth Scale Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike Revealed
Reported by Justin on 21 Jul 2014 18:31

Sideshow Collectibles provides us with a sneak peek at their upcoming Scout Trooper Sixth Scale Figure (I personally prefer the name Biker Scout instead), which will be on display for fans at SDCC later this week. And of course, what good is a scout trooper without his trusty speeder bike? No worries, as Sideshow has revealed their Sixth Scale Speeder Bike as the perfect companion piece.

No official pre-order details have been announced for either of these two pieces as of the time of this story.

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The Metro: Is this the plot for Star Wars Episode VII?
Reported by Mark on 21 Jul 2014 18:15

Check out my latest entry to The Metro where I discuss - remembering that folks like to be warned before reading rumours about the plot - rumours about the plot.

It’s another busy day in the Star Wars galaxy, as not only do we have the reveal of the new Episode VII X-wing fighter, along with an X-wing pilot and mousedroid, but there are also a glut of rumours floating about regarding the potential plot of the film.

So, for those wishing to stay entirely rumour (not spoiler remember, as none of this is confirmed) free, then click on one of the many and varied links on this site right now.

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Anovos At San Diego Comic Con 2014
Reported by Mark on 21 Jul 2014 18:03

Anovos are at San Diego Comic Con 2014 and here's a map of where they are, as well as a sneaky look at what they are revealing at the show.

ANOVOS® will be at Booth # 4536 at San Diego Comic Con, and we're located near Warner Brothers, The Walking Dead, and 20th Century Fox. Even if you're not able to make it to SDCC (and we understand!), we'll have updates shared via the official ANOVOS Facebook and Instagram outlets direct from the show floor so that you'll feel like you're there.

Oh, and our annual San Diego Comic Con NOVO Deals happening on both ANOVOS.com (click here) and TheNOVOGeek.com (click here) don't hurt either! So what's in store for this year's San Diego Comic Con?

New Product Previews!

  • Replica costumes of numerous characters as seen in various points of the original Star Wars™ trilogy, as well as seen in the prequels, to be formally unveiled on preview night (this Wednesday).
  • New prototypes of replicas from Star Trek™: First Contact, as well as inspired replicas of costume pieces from Star Trek™: Enterprise.

Some of these new products may also be available for pre-order this week using our "Early Bird" discount tiered pricing, so stay tuned!

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Episode 23: Countdown to Con-a-geddon
Reported by Dan on 21 Jul 2014 17:43

It's time to join Jason and the Yakface crew for the latest Realm Recap.

We’re back! After a brief vacation, the Realm Recap returns this week to parse all of the news that has come out since our last show. We’ll be discussing a TON reveals (official and otherwise) from Hasbro, new product announcements from Sideshow and Gentle Giant and a lot, lot more. Mr. Dan Curto is our special co-host/guest this week to help sort out everything as we await San Diego Comic-Con in a few short days. Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr

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Mattel Hot Wheels Star Wars Excluisve Reveal - 501st Clone Trooper
Reported by James on 21 Jul 2014 17:01

In the run up to San Diego Comic-Con, Mattel have been releasing images on their Facebook page of five cars that will form the first wave of Hot Wheels Star Wars characters cars coming this October - these include Darth Vader, R2-D2, C-3PO, Yoda and Chewbacca.

Expect to get new cars in the range every 2-3 months, and we have two exclusive reveals today/tomorrow thanks to our friends at Mattel. First up is a the 501st Clone Trooper from the prequels, click on the image for a closer look...

See this vehicle and more at San Diego Comic-Con later this week where you can also purchase the first Hot Wheel Star Wars car - Darth Vader in exclusive packaging featuring lights and sounds. 

Come back tomorrow for a look at our second reveal, this time from the Original Trilogy, more specifically Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

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Episode VII X-wing Revealed In New J.J. Abrams Star Wars Force For Change Video
Reported by Justin on 21 Jul 2014 13:17

In a special video message from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams announces the creation of Star Wars: Force for Change, a brand new Star Wars initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm, in collaboration with Bad Robot, dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world's biggest problems. The first Star Wars: Force for Change campaign will raise funds and awareness for UNICEF's Innovation Labs and its innovative projects benefitting children in need.

And a mouse droid too!

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RUMOR: Details On John Boyega's Episode VII Character - July 21, 2014
Reported by Justin on 21 Jul 2014 13:13

The latest Episode VII character rumor comes our way via Badass Digest claiming they have information on the role actor John Boyega will be playing in the film.

Take the source link below for their officially unconfirmed report.

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Big Bad Toy Store News
Reported by James on 21 Jul 2014 10:56
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Read on for the latest update from site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store featuring lots of new pre-orders and arrivals...

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Limited Edition Vans Star Wars Posters at SDCC 2014
Reported by James on 21 Jul 2014 10:51

The news for those attending San Diego Comic-Con keep getting better since Vans will be at the Lucasfilm Pavilion for Vans x Star Wars Designer Signings on July 25 and 26.  Click on all the images for a closer look!

   

   

This season, Vans took off for a galaxy far, far away to launch the Vans x Star Wars™ collection for fall 2014. The collaboration brought the best of both worlds, with vintage Vans prints infused with iconic Star Wars™ artwork. To celebrate the successful project and to thank fans for their support, Vans will release these unique prints as limited edition posters exclusively at Comic-Con San Diego.
 
Join Vans in the Lucasfilm Pavilion at booth #2913-V on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 for a special signing with Vans x Star Wars™ designers. Vans designers Taka Hayashi, Calvin Garcia and Tony Munoz will be on hand for this event. See flier for specific times.
 
Check out the fall 2014 Vans x Star Wars™ collection at
www.vans.com/starwars and prepare yourself for Vans x Star Wars™ round two coming this holiday season. May the Force be with you.

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   20 July 2014
Interviews SWCP: Darren Marshall
Reported by Mark on 20 Jul 2014 19:49

Our pal Paulo over at Star Wars Club Portugal dropped us a line to tell us about this fascinating interview with Darren Marshall, sculptor and design artist on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Darren Marshall is a sculptor and design artist who designed the characters for the animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Prior to joining the show, Marshall had worked for ILM, and was approached by Dave Filoni, supervising producer of The Clone Wars , who had seen some of Marshall's maquettes and asked him to come work on the show.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic: Income
Reported by MarcZ on 20 Jul 2014 18:43

To me Star Wars The Old Republic is one of the best games available, and the numbers show I'm not the only one. You hear this from me all the time, but a reminder to everyone that Star Wars The Old Republic is free to play and well worth checking out.

EA's ambitious MMO, which launched with a subs-only model but eventually integrated freemium options, made $165 million in revenue worldwide last year. That figure is from subscriptions, expansion packs and microtransactions, and it makes Bioware's MMO the fourth biggest in the world in terms of earnings.

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Star Wars Episode VII: Rumour Alert: Ain't It Cool Post Plot Rumors
Reported by Team Jedi News on 20 Jul 2014 18:15

You won't be finding direct plot rumours or leaks here - at least, not until there's some actual bare-bones of the plot discussed by StarWars.com - but other sites don't take the same stance.

Head on over to Ain't It Cool if you do NOT wish to remain entirely spoiler free.

Obviously, if you don't want to possibly be spoiled on STAR WARS Episode VII, don't read anymore. Just steer clear. I cannot confirm or deny the accuracy of the following information, as I am in no way privy to any inside knowledge of STAR WARS Epsiode VII or its production. I was hoping to stay relatively spoiler-free on this, at least until the first trailer arrived, but Hollywood is a leaky vessel, and even as JJ Abrams tightens his grip, the more STAR WARS leaks can slip through his fingers. (See what I did there?)

Source Ain't It Cool (via Badass Digest)
White Sox Star Wars Night
Reported by Mark on 20 Jul 2014 18:02

Baseball and Star Wars are going top collide in the best way as Star Wars night lands at the Chicago White Sox on Friday 29th August.

Calling all Star Wars fans! The Chicago White Sox are proud to present Star Wars Night at the ballpark benefitting Stand Up to Cancer. Dark Side or Light Side, Tatooine or Endor, Wookie or Stormtrooper...no matter the force you use, or the planet you are from, everyone can head out to the ballpark for some fun, and to help Stand Up to Cancer!

Come dressed in your finest Star Wars attire and then march in a pre-game parade around the field. In addition, we'll be featuring Star Wars graphics and music throughout the game. The first 750 people to purchase will also receive a special White Sox/Star Wars beanie! Sit together with fellow fans in select seating areas throughout the ballpark. $5 of each ticket sold through this offer will be donated to Stand Up To Cancer*.

Source MLB (via Jimmy Mac)
T-Shirts: Be Brave
Reported by Matt on 20 Jul 2014 17:38

Don't hang around, the best way to get your hands on this tee is to go to Qwertee, get your order in during the next 5 hours and then wait anxiously by the letterbox until it arrives, most likely via AT-ST or ewok hang glider...

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Snow Fett
Reported by StephenG on 20 Jul 2014 17:32

It had to happen, somehow it was inevitable. Look out for the spin-off coming soon!

Thanks to Scott Bemrose for the heads up and click the source below for another great pic!

Source Geeks Are Sexy
Official Site: Chopper Inspired Nail Art: A Tutorial
Reported by Mark on 20 Jul 2014 17:24

Amy Ratcliffe brings us some well-timed fashion tips for our finger tips as she posts her latest entry over at StarWars.com.

It didn’t take long for me to fall for Chopper. The little droid from Star Wars Rebels appealed to me on looks alone. His short stature makes him look positively huggable. I don’t think he’d appreciate that appraisal, but I don’t care. It’s true. When I learned he was a bit of a curmudgeon and heard him compared to a cat who doesn’t care and won’t do anything you tell him to, it was all over. I wanted a Chopper of my own. Until that happens, I have a list of Chopper-inspired crafts to keep me busy. I started by attempting nail art.

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Jedi News Short Story Review: One Thousand Levels Down
Reported by MaxN on 20 Jul 2014 17:02

One Thousand Levels Down was a story of grit and suffering, of the struggles of young people trying to survive in an inhospitable situation, during a time of persecution and fear.

Essentially this story is the Holocaust, but only in a world that is futuristic and more technological. Yet, what is interesting is that you wouldn’t know you were reading a sci-fantasy story as everything is all too familiar, only in slightly different forms. The stormtroopers are Nazis, and the main characters, Anandra and Santigo are Jewish children separated from their parents, and trying to keep one step ahead of the Gestapo.

The story goes back and forth from Anandra’s past, back to the present, and while well crafted, can be irksome to the reader, as the flow feels abruptly disrupted from time to time. Anandra is a likeable character, as even though she is a young girl, she is tough and knows how to get her hands dirty, if she is in danger. With the spunky heroine of Blade Squadron fresh in our minds, it seems Disney is going in a positive direction portraying girls as heroes, and people female readers can look up to.

All in all, the story is a decent addition to the new canon, and albeit a not so exciting or climactic ending, it has its interesting points, and more importantly , makes the world of Star Wars feel real and relatable to any person who reads it.

For more Jedi News short story reviews click here.

Jedi News Review: The Official Star Wars Fact File Issue 22
Reported by Mark on 20 Jul 2014 14:42
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This issue the Official Star Wars Fact File looks at a forest battle, THE plucky astromech, a dangerous sith lord, a heroic X-wing pilot, a dark world, a shape-shifters weapon and a canyon-hopping airspeeder. Let's hop into our T-16 and get those power converters...

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UPDATED: LEGO Star Wars Rebels Ghost And Phantom Super Pack
Reported by Justin on 20 Jul 2014 12:17

UPDATE: This combo pack will be available at Toys R Us and carries a $109.99 price tag.

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Via the tweet embedded below, our friends at Groove Bricks notify us about a new LEGO Star Wars Super Pack featuring the Ghost and Phantom sets from the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated TV series.

No official word yet on the price of this Super Pack or where/when fans will be able to obtain it.

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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   19 July 2014
Official Site: From World War To Star Wars: Rise Of An Empire
Reported by Mark on 19 Jul 2014 22:15

The always interesting Cole Horton brings us the latest entry in his From World War To Star Wars series as he looks at the correlation between the galaxy far, far away and right here on earth over at The Official Star Wars Site.

From relative anonymity rose an unlikely chancellor who was granted emergency powers, disbanded a senate, and built a secret military unlike any other. He ended the republic in favor of his own new order: One where he had unlimited power. Sound familiar? That’s because this is not only the story of Star Wars, but also of the Second World War.

In the Star Wars saga, creator George Lucas showed us how the democratic Republic was slowly manipulated into giving unlimited power to the Sith Lord, Chancellor Palpatine. In Revenge of the Sith, Lucas explored the question, “How do you turn over democracy to a tyrant with applause? Not with a coup, but with applause?” Lucas recalls, “That is the story of Caesar, Napoleon, and Hitler.”

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Images Of Walgreens Exclusive Boba Fett Prototype Armor Figure
Reported by Justin on 19 Jul 2014 21:43

Our friends over at Yakface inform us that images of the Walgreens exclusive Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) figure from The Black Series have been uploaded to the Walgreens website. Click the image above or the source link below to check out the two images that are currently available.

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Hot Wheels Luke Skywalker Car Revealed
Reported by Justin on 19 Jul 2014 21:33

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Watch Simon Pegg Voice C-3PO In ‘Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars
Reported by Team Jedi News on 19 Jul 2014 20:21

Listen to the ultimate Star Wars loving fan Simon Pegg over at Trek Movie as once again he plays the role of See-Threepio.

Simon Pegg is a huge Star Wars fan loves to do voices of the various droids from the franchise and it is that talent that got a spot for voicing for the Disney animated series special "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars." Pegg will voice both an imperial commander and C-3PO. Here is a video (via Access Hollywood) with a preview Pegg’s work.

And yes, that first line was sarcasm...

Source Trek Movie
The Jedi Doth Provide Yon Easter Egg for Star Wars: Episode VII
Reported by StephenG on 19 Jul 2014 19:51

Jason over at Making Star Wars points out:

The final page of William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher contains a hidden Star Wars: Episode VII acrostic poem. The words Episode VII COMETH can be seen down the page

Check out the page scan at the source.

Nice catch!

Source Making Star Wars
Star Wars Rebels: Mystery Character Revealed?
Reported by Mark on 19 Jul 2014 19:29

It appears this forthcoming Star Wars Rebels book will be bringing us a new character, but who could it be?

Admittedly as much as we try, it’s darn next to impossible — actually probably right on top of impossible — to keep up with every single detail of every single project under the Disney umbrella — though we try! That’s why it came as a bit of a shock to us when we saw this cover for an upcoming 176-page original novel titled ”Star Wars Rebels Servants of the Empire: Edge of the Galaxy’ based on the upcoming Disney XD series.

The face gracing the cover doesn’t appear to be familiar to us, though it’s quite likely he plays an important role in the battle of the Rebels vs the Galactic Empire, be it in the animated series or not. No description for the title is yet available and Amazon has even less to say about the novel by Jason Fry, due out in October.

Source Stitch Kingdom (via Norm)
Fantasy Flight Games: Rebellion Day
Reported by Jonathan on 19 Jul 2014 15:53

On September 13th 2014, Star Wars roleplaying gamers will have something to celebrate - Fantasy Flight Games’ Rebellion Day. This a special event for the Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Roleplaying Game.

Players, new and old, can get involved by taking part in an introductory Star Wars adventure. Designed for two to five players (one of whom will be the Game Master), Rescue at Glare Peak challenges you and your friends to complete a daring rescue mission while the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance.

If you're a retailer who wants to participate or a player who wants to experience the game then follow this link for details. All retailer applications are due by Wednesday August 6th at 23:59 CST.

Strike a blow for galactic freedom!

Source Fantasy Flight Games
YODA’S HOUSE OF PANCAKES– Truth, Justice and the Obi-Wan Way
Reported by Mark on 19 Jul 2014 14:58

Check out James' latest blog over at Coffee With Kenobi.

Luke, you will find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.

The above line of dialogue is from the scene in Return of the Jedi when Luke confronts the spirit of Obi-Wan after learning that his former mentor lied about the fate of his father. Obi-Wan has clearly been caught being dishonest, but rather than apologize to Luke he offers up his rationale for the deceit, followed by the line, “What I told you is true, from a certain point of view.”

Source Coffee With Kenobi
   18 July 2014
RUMOR: Disney Working On A History Of The Sith Project
Reported by Justin on 18 Jul 2014 21:07

Sources have reportedly told Latino Review the following information pertaining to a new Star Wars project in the pipeline that deals with the history of the Sith.

I’ve heard that Disney’s Team Star Wars has spun up development on a project involving the history of the Sith that pulls from elements found previously in Knights of the Old Republic and the Golden Age of the Sith parts of the “Tales of the Jedi” comics series.

This project seems pretty new, or at least in the first stages of revival, so it’s unclear what form this will take: spin-off movie? TV special? Netflix something? Animated whoosit?

You know the deal when it comes to the validity of any & all Star Wars rumors.

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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Jedi News Review: The Official Star Wars Fact File Issue 21
Reported by Mark on 18 Jul 2014 21:00
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This issue the Official Star Wars Fact File looks at war in the outer rim, the rise to prominence of a Falleen prince, Lando's awesome droid, a Gungan senator, a Form 7 Jedi, the home of the Lars family, Yoda's weapon and Dash Rendars freighter. Strap in and enjoy another zig-zag trip across the galaxy...

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Jedi News Comic Review: Classic Star Wars The Early Adventures #2
Reported by ZakPT on 18 Jul 2014 20:00
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The great Rebel heroes Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia have travelled to the gamblers world of Vorzyd 5. Their mission is to rendezvous with fellow Alliance members and destroy the Emperor’s main source of funding. But the Rebels are ambushed and become held captive by Darth Vader’s new ally, the mysterious Blackhole.

As Artoo and Threepio are the only remaining “Alliance members” left free they must carry out their duty. After investigating the crime scene where their masters were taken they soon discover that their allies can be found on a Hrakian spaceship. But the ship is under close protection so they must first diverge a plan to get aboard and save the day.

After creating a cunning plan to gain access to the ship using a drunk Hrakian as a pass they rush to the main consoles. But will they make it in time as Blackhole is growing tired of the Rebels arrogance to give up. He has called in an Imperial Probe droid to interrogate them which could prove fatal. And even if they did get free, would they make it out the highly guarded ship?

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Matt Lanter Is Aquaman
Reported by Mark on 18 Jul 2014 19:28

The man who portrayed Anakin Skywalker for a movie and 5 and a half seasons returns as another classic character in DC's latest animated feature, Justice League: Game of Thrones.

Joining him in the animated adventure is Sam Witwer as Orm, Jason O’Mara as Batman, Shemar Moore as Cyborg, Christopher Gorham as The Flash and Sean Astin as Shazam, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern, Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman, Jerry O’Connell as Superman and Sumalee Montano as Mera.

Matt Lanter, best known as the voice of Anakin Skywalker on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, will voice the title role of Aquaman in Justice League: Game of Thrones, the next animated DC Universe feature coming from Warner Bros.

The film, which continues the story begun in last year’s Justice League: War animated feature, will adapt a story arc from The New 52 version of the character.

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IGN Exclusive Image From Phineas and Ferb Star Wars
Reported by Justin on 18 Jul 2014 19:23

In advance of its arrival on Saturday July 26, IGN provides us with an exclusive look at an image featuring Darth Vader from the upcoming Phineas and Ferb Star Wars episode (click the image for a larger view).

Check out this exclusive image reveal from Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars, featuring Darth Vader... and Dr. Doofenshmirtz running behind him, as "Darthenshmirtz!"

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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One-Character-Sketch-A-Day-Until-The-Release-Of-Star-Wars-Episode-VII" Moves To The Next Level
Reported by Mark on 18 Jul 2014 18:11

We've featured this ambitious project by Nicholas Diak before, and now he drops us a line to let us know that he's taking his one sketch a day until Episode VII project to the next level.

Hope all is well. I've been checking JediNews several times a day looking for any Episode VII news I can. I'm losing my mind with anticipation.

At any rate, I wanted to let you know that I've finally taken my "One-Character-Sketch-A-Day-Until-The-Release-Of-Star-Wars-Episode-VII" to the next level. Since I first started the project 8 months ago, I always wanted to do it for a greater cause. I'm super excited to announce that SketchWars.org has partnered with Water.org to help bring safe drinking water to people all over the world.

You can visit Sketches4Water.com to find out more about how to make a difference. I'm also giving away 1 limited edition print of one of my sketches for ever $100 raised. To win, all you have to do is send out a tweet containing: #Sketches4Water Sketches4Water.com #StarWars

You can view my sketches at:

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T-Shirts: To Hoth!
Reported by Matt on 18 Jul 2014 17:38

Zebra Tees ride into town astride this white AT-AT, bringing this tee with it for just $9.00 and available for the next 4 days.

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Official Site: Star Fans: An Interview With Brian Quinn Of Impractical Jokers
Reported by Justin on 18 Jul 2014 17:37

Enjoy the latest entry on the official Star Wars site courtesy of Lucasfilm's Dan Brooks (who just so happens to be a fellow NY Jets and NY Rangers fan).

Brian Quinn, cast member of the hit hidden-camera TV series Impractical Jokers, one-third of the long-running Tell ‘Em Steve Dave podcast, and co-host of the What Say You? podcast, displays a unique comedic sensibility — namely, a smart mix of honesty, bravado, and self-deprecation. It often combines with his unabashed love for pop culture, especially the story of Jedi, Rebels, and Sith in a galaxy far, far away. To wit, on a recent episode of What Say You?, Quinn was asked what he would do if he found out that he had a set amount of time left to live. Would he try and keep busy? Continue working? Maintain a daily routine? His answer: “I’d rather watch Star Wars.”

A proud Staten Island native — like this article’s author — Quinn recently spoke with StarWars.com about why he loves Ewoks, the blend of light and dark in The Empire Strikes Back, and impersonating Yoda (while pretending to be a bouncer) on national television.

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Anovos Exhibiting at San Diego Comic Con 2014
Reported by Mark on 18 Jul 2014 16:37

Next week brings us San Diego Comic Con and exhibiting at the show in their own booth will be Anovos, and with them will be their lines of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and Star Wars items.

We spoke recently with Anovos, which you'll hear in a forthcoming episode of Star Wars Collectors Cast and I'm not giving anything away by saying you won't believe the amazing costumes they have planned, one of which will be unveiled at San Diego Comic Con.

Here's how to get in touch with Anovos via social media. On Facebook, Twitter @ANOVOS, Pinterest, Instagram and at their official website.

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Boba Fink T-Shirt Design On Teefury
Reported by Dan on 18 Jul 2014 16:22



Teefury.com's Twofury showdown features a fantastic new design by a debut artist named "Poopsmoothie". Boba Fett and his Slave I have been reimagined int he classic "Rat Fink" style (which I LOVE!) and the design is currently facing off against another cool design...but I gotta root for Fett! If you are like me and you love this type of art...check it out!

Side note: wouldn't it be cool if Mattel created some diecast vehicles like these? Oh, if only...! :)

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ForceCast #312: Sorry Sarlacc, Boba Fett Lives
Reported by Mark on 18 Jul 2014 15:55

t's time to join your hosts Eric, Erik and Justin for the ForceCast.

Star Wars Rebels has cast David Oyelowo as an ISB agent, Marvel is re-publishing its original run of Star Wars comics, and Karen Gillan's hair probably wasn't used for Mara Jade after all. Plus, author and editor Jonathan Rinzler's Reddit AMA reveals an interesting fact about a famous bounty hunter. This week, we tackle a potpourri of stories from all corners of the news realm, launching several heated debates in the process.

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Jon Stewart And Stephen Colbert Battle For Title Of World's Biggest Star Wars Fan!
Reported by Matt on 18 Jul 2014 14:53

Colbert...Stewart...two well-known and vociferous Star Wars fans. But who's the biggest fan? watch this video and find out.

The Star Wars universe is home to countless unforgettable rivalries: Luke vs. Darth Vader, Boba Fett vs. Han Solo, and now Stephen Colbert vs. Jon Stewart. When the two comedians discover the Star Wars: Force for Change contest, their friendship is quickly discarded for fisticuffs in a duel to discover who is truly the greatest Star Wars fan.

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Coffee with Kenobi: Book Chat: A Conversation with Jeffrey Brown
Reported by Mark on 18 Jul 2014 14:41

It's time to join your hosts Dan and Cory over at Coffee With Kenobi.

On our latest Book Chat, we welcome Jeffrey Brown to Coffee With Kenobi! Jeffrey is an Eisner Award–winning artist and writer of Darth Vader™ and Son, Vader's Little Princess, Kids Are Weird, the Jedi Academy series, and numerous graphic novels and comics. His work in the Star wars universe has delighted fans of all ages, and his brand new book, Goodnight Darth Vader premieres on July 22nd. This is the Podcast You're Looking For!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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SDCC 2014: Recap Of Gentle Giant Star Wars Exclusives
Reported by Justin on 18 Jul 2014 14:37

With SDCC less than a week away, we just wanted to provide you with a quick recap of the list of Star Wars exclusives that Gentle Giant will have available for fans to purchase at the convention.

The Gentle Giant booth can be found at Booth #3513 in the Exhibit Hall.

AT-AT Driver Kenner Jumbo Figure

Jek Porkins Mini Bust

Luke Skywalker McQuarrie Concept Mini Bust

R2-KT Maquette

Best of luck to all who are looking to add these awesome pieces to their Star Wars collection!

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

Toys 'R' Us - Save 25% on all Hasbro Star Wars Items
Reported by James on 18 Jul 2014 13:58

Our friends and site sponsors over at Toys 'R' Us here in the UK have got in touch to let us know that they've got 25% off all Hasbro Star Wars products now through to August 3rd - both on-line (at the link below) and in-store too.  Happy hunting!

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DICE Wants Star Wars Battlefront To Be ‘The Best Star Wars Game Ever’
Reported by Mark on 18 Jul 2014 13:49

DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troeddson is clearly excited and pleased with their relationship with Lucasfilm as they work on the forthcoming return of Batlefront.

“Historically DICE hasn’t worked on licenses that are not our own, so this is different for us. If someone came to us with another licence then we’d probably say no but, in this case, Star Wars has a very special place in our heart. So when the chance to work on this game came up, we grabbed it."

“But that comes with different kind of dependency that we haven’t had for a long time as we’re working with someone else’s IP. But LucasFilm has been absolutely spectacular. Everyone is approaching this with the same idea – that we are going to create the best Star Wars game ever.”

“(We're trying to) surpass what we’ve done in the past. We don’t shy away from wanting Battlefield to be the preferred choice in the first person shooter genre. When we approach something like Battlefront there’s only one way for us to think about it and that’s: we are going to build the best Star Wars game ever created, if nothing else because Star Wars deserves it.”

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Star Wars Force For Change: One Week Left For Chance At Episode VII Role
Reported by Justin on 18 Jul 2014 13:40

Just a friendly reminder that there are 7 days left for your chance at an amazing opportunity to have a part in Episode VII via a Star Wars Force For Change donation.

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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RebelForce Radio: July 18, 2014
Reported by Mark on 18 Jul 2014 13:30

Join Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac over at RebelForce Radio.

RebelForce Radio is back to talk Tarkin with actor Stephen Stanton who joins us this week for an in-depth conversation about his life as a prolific voice actor and all his contributions to Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Plus, the latest Star Wars Episode VII news including recent casting announcements, a fresh Harrison Ford “Ankle-Gate” update, and Kevin Smith recounts his visit to the Star Wars set. Plus, the Forest of Dean becomes an Ep 7 shooting location, bratty little sisters question the “nerd thing”, hardcore parcour, and free RebelForce Radio T-Shirts!

Contact Information: iTunes | RSS Feed | Twitter | Facebook

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LEGO Star Wars San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive
Reported by James on 18 Jul 2014 12:12

Here's a Sneak Peek at the LEGO Star Wars San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive for 2014, which features a MINI version of The Ghost from Star Wars: Rebels and also features a Chopper minifigure. 

This Sneak Peek image has been revealed by Yahoo.com whilst Brickset.com are stating that these will be available to purchase across the 4 days of the show for $39.99 and will be a limited edition of 1,000.  More news as we get it...

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Latest Toy Palace Newsletter - Week 29, 2014
Reported by James on 18 Jul 2014 12:03
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Congratulations to Germany on winning the World Cup last weekend, to celebrate site sponsor Toy Palace is running their World Cup Summer Sale to the end of the month (see below for conditions).

Here's some new products and pre-orders available this week from Toy Palace...

       

       

 

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Fangirls Going Rogue #9
Reported by Mark on 18 Jul 2014 01:10

Join Teresa Delgado and Tricia Barr over at Fangirls Going Rogue.

On this month’s Fangirls Going Rogue, Ashley Eckstein stops by to talk about exciting happenings with Her Universe, including her upcoming geek fashion show at San Diego Comic-Con. Then Consetta Parker joins Teresa and Tricia for a fangirl slumber party. The discussion ranges from Harrison Ford’s ankle in England to Rancho Obi-Wan in California, with a stop in Chicago, where the 501st is helping fangirls stand up to bullying.

Contact Information: iTunes | RSS Feed | Twitter | Facebook

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   17 July 2014
At the Sound of the Tone
Reported by AdamDB on 17 Jul 2014 23:59
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There are many reasons why The Phantom Menace is my favorite Star Wars film, but it boils down to the fact that every single thing about the film gives me the warm fuzzies and butterflies. Even the marketing.

The marketing campaign for the film was amazing. Even though the glut of it was surely a contributing factor to the hype backlash, what we got was fairly unique even for Star Wars films. To me, the best pieces from the campaign – and I didn’t even see these until I watched them on the DVD – were the Tone Poems.

The Tone Poems were, I believe, TV spots for the film. They centered around a single character each, and each one read by the actor or actress. Each one gave a taste of the personality of these new characters and a hint at the story, and their titles all centered around the theme of “One” (as in Episode I).

Now, Tone Poems are nothing new to George Lucas, in fact much of his student work has been exactly described as such over the years. It’s a mindset he’s in even today, if his comments about I-III “Rhyming” with IV-VI is any indication. To that end (and another that will become apparent towards the end of the article), I wish to share these poems with you. Now, I can and will provide YouTube Links, but for those of you who can’t watch right now I want to transcribe the poems here as well. Again, there’s a specific reason I’m doing this.

NOMCAST Episode 2
Reported by Mark and Jonathan on 17 Jul 2014 23:33

It's time to join Jonathan, Lisa, Nancy and Mark for Nomcast.

Join us for our second episode as we talk about random nerd stuff including fandom, why the 80's was the greatest ever decade for sci-fi movies, the relaunch of Sailor Moon and D&D 5th Edition.

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SDCC 2014: Download The New Official Comic-Con App
Reported by Justin on 17 Jul 2014 20:48

Comic-Con International is teaming up with NBC for the brand new, OFFICIAL Comic-Con App in a breakthrough partnership! This entirely redesigned app will enhance the user’s experience with new features such as an interactive map of the Exhibit Hall, live updated schedules where events can be added directly to your calendar, discovery tools, and the ability to share socially and post comments! The Official Comic-Con App works great on your smart phone and/or your tablet, too! And best of all, once downloaded, it works regardless of having an Internet connection!

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UPDATED: RUMOR: Christina Chong Joins Episode VII Cast
Reported by Team Jedi News on 17 Jul 2014 20:24

UPDATE: Variety is also reporting on Chong's Episode VII involvement in an unspecified minor role.

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Latino Review is reporting that sources have told them actress Christina Chong has been selected as a member of the Episode VII cast.

Up and coming actress Christina Chong, who was last seen on 24: Live Another Day and recently bagged the female lead in Sergio Mimica-Gezzan's digital feature project Halo: Nightfall, just joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII according to my sources.

As always, treat this as nothing more than rumor material until/if we hear so from an official Bad Robot/Lucasfilm source.

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'Prop Store' Auction For C-3PO Hands From Star Wars
Reported by Justin on 17 Jul 2014 19:56

Have you been searching high and low throughout the years that you have been a Star Wars collector for the opportunity to get your hands on C-3PO's very own...hands? If so, then check out the following update posted over on Comic Book.

Comic-Con International feature a preview of an auction featuring $1.75 million worth of movie and television memorabilia.

Prop Store will have a display that includes a wide range of memorable props and costumes from the upcoming auction at the show from July 23 – July 27, and attendees will be able to hear the stories behind them through discussions with prop experts Stephen Lane, Brandon Alinger and Tim Lawes.

Marty McFly’s hoverboard from Back to the Future: Part II, with an estimated auction price $25, is one of the highlights of the display. Con-goers will also see an original Batmobile model miniature used in Batman Forever estimated at $34,200, an original prop Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory estimated at 25,700, Michael Keaton’s battle-damaged bat suit from Batman estimated at $16,100, and C-3PO’s hands from Star Wars estimated at $13,700.

The items will be offered for sale at Prop Store’s live auction in London, October 16.

Also on display at the Prop Store display booth (#3845) will be a selection of assets from Pacific Rim. The Pacific Rim items display at Comic Con, along with several hundred others, will be available in an online Pacific Rim prop and costume sale in late August.

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Episode VII Cast Photo Nominated For MTV "OMG Moment Of The Year"
Reported by Justin on 17 Jul 2014 19:01

Heads up fans - the now legendary Episode VII cast reveal photo has been nominated as part of the MTV "OMG Moment of the Year". Click the image above or the source link below to check out the list of candidates.

Vote now! Vote now! Vote now!

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Big Bad Toy Store News
Reported by James on 17 Jul 2014 18:54
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Read on for the latest update from site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store featuring lots of new pre-orders, arrivals and a clearance sale (with over 5000+ reduced items)...

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Hallmark 2014 Event Exclusive Star Wars Itty Bittys Plush Tusken Raider And Bantha
Reported by Justin on 17 Jul 2014 18:48

Hallmark is offering a two-pack of itty bittys styled after a Tusken Raider and a Bantha as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope™.

The event-exclusive itty bittys will be available for sale only at Comic-Con International in San Diego and at New York Comic Con.

Sales limited to 300 pieces per day as part of a total production run of 2,700. ($20 per pair).

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The WolfPack Podcast #77: Darth Maul Son Of Dathomir Issue 3 Review
Reported by Dan on 17 Jul 2014 17:03

It's time to join the gang over at the Wolfpack podcast for the latest episode.

In this episode of The WolfPack Podcast, Chris, Corey, and Curto discuss the latest Star Wars The Clone Wars Darth Maul Son Of Dathomir issue! So strap in, drink your blue milk, and get ready for the jump to hyperspace in this brand new episode!

Contact Information: YouTube | Twitter | Facebook | Google +

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Details On Hallmark 2014 Star Wars Wampa Event Exclusive Keepsake Ornament
Reported by Justin on 17 Jul 2014 16:40

We get the following production and pricing details on the previously announced Hallmark 2014 Star Wars Wampa Event Exclusive Keepsake Ornament that will be available for fans to purchase at SDCC next week and at NYCC in October.

Wampa™ – This Keepsake Ornament created especially for event sales depicts the ferocious horned predator that attacked Luke Skywalker on the ice planet Hoth as seen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™. In place of actual wampa fur, the ornament is covered in velvety flocking. Sales limited to 200 pieces per day as part of a total production run of 1,800 ($35 each).

In addition, Hallmark has provided the following details concerning their booth at SDCC:

Visitors to Hallmark's booth in the Lucasfilm Pavilion will walk into a stylized version of the desert planet Tatooine, where they will see familiar characters, including some in Lucasfilm-owned costumes that provide a perfect photo opportunity. There will be additional opportunities for photos with costumed members of the 501st Legion daily throughout the convention.

Visitors also can collect a series of five buttons featuring Keepsake Ornaments that will be handed out for free while quantities last. The button series features Star Wars designs with a limited quantity of one design given away each day of the event.

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Star Wars Rebels: Jason Isaacs To Voice The Inquisitor
Reported by Justin on 17 Jul 2014 15:28

We now have official confirmation via Entertainment Weekly that actor Jason Isaacs will be providing the voice of the Inquisitor in Star Wars Rebels.

 

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Databurst From the 501st
Reported by Mark on 17 Jul 2014 15:23
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Jedi News is working with Roqoo Depot and the 501st Legion to bring you the very latest activity from garrisons across the planet. Here's this weeks events:

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SDCC 2014: HitFix Party Sponsored By Star Wars Rebels
Reported by Justin on 17 Jul 2014 14:39

HitFix is holding a special Star Wars party at SDCC that will be sponsored by Star Wars Rebels. For more information on this event and details on how you could win a VIP experience at the convention, take the source link below.

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Episode VII Tweets: John Boyega - July 16, 2014
Reported by Justin on 17 Jul 2014 13:13

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Jedi News Book Review: Dawn of the Jedi: Into The Void (UK Paperback Release)
Reported by Mark on 17 Jul 2014 04:00
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On the planet Tython, the ancient Je’daii order was founded. And at the feet of its wise Masters, Lanoree Brock learned the mysteries and methods of the Force—and found her calling as one of its most powerful disciples. But as strongly as the Force flowed within Lanoree and her parents, it remained absent in her brother, who grew to despise and shun the Je’daii, and whose training in its ancient ways ended in tragedy.

Now, from her solitary life as a Ranger keeping order across the galaxy, Lanoree has been summoned by the Je’daii Council on a matter of utmost urgency. The leader of a fanatical cult, obsessed with traveling beyond the reaches of known space, is bent on opening a cosmic gateway using dreaded dark matter as the key—risking a cataclysmic reaction that will consume the entire star system. But more shocking to Lanoree than even the prospect of total galactic annihilation, is the decision of her Je’daii Masters to task her with the mission of preventing it. Until a staggering revelation makes clear why she was chosen: The brilliant, dangerous madman she must track down and stop at any cost is the brother whose death she has long grieved—and whose life she must now fear.

We were fortunate enough to be the very first Star Wars website to interview Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void author Tim Lebbon back in August of 2012 when his involvement in the book was announced and again more recently just prior to the original release of the book, and while I am still no expert on this era of Star Wars history that keeps growing and expanding I'm more than happy to say that this excursion into the depths of the galaxy's past was an enjoyable one, and well worth revisiting.

Beware, mild spoilers ahead.

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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in Haiku
Reported by Mark on 17 Jul 2014 00:16

This is so much fun! After Ian Doeschers Williams Shakespeare's Star wars trilogy, here's the greatest space fantasy of all time in my favourite method of three-line communication - haiku.

Okay, it's time for something completely different. Here for your enjoyment is Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, told entirely through Haiku's. I took a couple of days off from my other projects to the tell the story of a galaxy far, far away in Japanese poetry. There are almost 200 if you were counting.

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   16 July 2014
Coffee with Kenobi: Melinda’s Brew : Stepping Into A Larger World (2)
Reported by Mark on 16 Jul 2014 23:47

Melidna returns to bring us the second part of her blog where she describes a recent meeting with Insider editor Jonathan Wilkins in London.

Let’s see … where did I leave off last time? I was sharing my recollections from my delightful luncheon with Jonathan Wilkins, editor of Star Wars Insider. :-) Jonathan had mentioned that the Insider would be publishing an upcoming article about Star Wars’ female fan base and the lack of female character toys. Have you seen Issue # 151 yet? It contains a great six-page spread about fangirls written by Tricia Barr. I could tell you all about the article (well done, Tricia!), but what fun would there be in that? Find a copy of the periodical, and read it! And all the other great stories in the Insider! You won’t be disappointed.

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Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 39: Where Have All The Film Scores Gone?
Reported by Mark on 16 Jul 2014 23:44

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

We are so excited to have David Collins, cohost of Star Wars Oxy­gen and for­mer LucasArts Sound Designer, join us in our Tiki­Can­tina. Star Wars, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Juras­sic Park — you can prob­a­bly hum those melodies right now. But can you hum the theme to The Amaz­ing Spi­der­man? How about Incep­tion? Were HAVE all the Film Scores gone?

And remember, #NeverlandOnAlderaan!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Black Series Cantina Showdown Set Released in Canada
Reported by Matt on 16 Jul 2014 23:26

This in via the Echo Base Boards. Check out the post below by Echo Base super moderator Robimus.

Thanks to a report from Echobase.ca member Hantei we now know that the Star Wars Black Series 6' Cantina Showdown set has been released in Canada. The set features Han Solo & Greedo in their classic scene from the Mos Eisley Cantina.

The set was spotted at a Toys"R"us in Calgary.

Share what Star Wars toys are being sighted in your area in our Canadian Star Wars Sightings Forum.

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Jonathan Rinzler Reddit AMA Happened Tonight
Reported by Matt on 16 Jul 2014 23:13

Author Jonathan Rinzler held a Reddit AMA this evening, and here's your chance to go back and have a look at exactly what he said.

Hello, reddit! I'm Jonathan Rinzler, executive editor, author, and the official Star Wars “historian” over at Lucasfilm. With so much going on in the world of Star Wars, past, present, and future, I can't wait to answer your questions about the real-world history of the Star Wars.

I'm doing this AMA on behalf of the Star Wars: Force For Change, a new initiative that's giving one lucky fan and a guest the chance to win a walk-on role in the Star Wars: Episode VII. The best part is that every contribution benefits UNICEF's Innovation Labs and programs:

www.omaze.com/starwars

I will be having some help typing today so that I can get to more of them in less time. So get your Star Wars questions ready and ask me anything!

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Del Rey 2014 Sampler
Reported by MarcZ on 16 Jul 2014 22:58

Del Ray has announced that the four upcoming Star Wars novels, A New Dawn, Tarkin, Heir to the Jedi and Lords of the Sith all have an exclusive preview on this eBook sampler. This is a great opportunity to see the direction the franchise is heading before the books are officially released. Click the source link to download this for free on Amazon Kindle and Nook.

This free eBook sampler is the perfect way to prepare for the next exciting era of Star Wars storytelling! With Episodes VII, VIII, and IX on the horizon, Del Rey is proud to present the first wave of novels that are part of the official Star Wars film canon, created in collaboration with the newly formed Lucasfilm Story Group. The exclusive previews of these four books, starring fan favorites and set during and before the original trilogy, will transport you once again to a galaxy that doesn’t feel quite so long ago, or so far away...

  • A NEW DAWN by John Jackson Miller: Set during the legendary “Dark Times” between Episodes III and IV, A New Dawn tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths.
  • TARKIN by James Luceno: Bestselling Star Wars veteran James Luceno gives Grand Moff Tarkin the Star Wars: Darth Plagueis treatment, bringing a legendary character from A New Hope to full, fascinating life.
  • HEIR TO THE JEDI by Kevin Hearne: The author of The Iron Druid Chronicles tells a thrilling new adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and-for the first time ever-written entirely from Luke Skywalker’s first-person point of view.
  • LORDS OF THE SITH by Paul S. Kemp: When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their awesome martial skills to prevail.

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Tosche Station Radio #89: Star Track
Reported by Mark on 16 Jul 2014 22:42

It's time to join the moisture farmers down at Tosche Station for the latest episode, brought to you by Majestic Giraffe Productions.

On this episode of Tosche Station Radio, we talk Dragon Con and the best Star Wars fan programming in the whole convention landscape.

Nanci and Brian are the co-founders and writers of Tosche-Station.net. You can find Nanci on Twitter with the handle @Nancipants and you can find Brian with @LaneWinree.

Contact Information: iTunes | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Google+

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'The WolfPack Podcast' Review Of Star Wars Rebels Visual Guide
Reported by Justin on 16 Jul 2014 20:58

Corey reviews the new Star Wars Rebels Visual Guide book! Brand new Rebels characters are revealed in this book as well as some old favorites from Star Wars The Clone Wars! You can buy this book at most book stores and amazon.com.

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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Sideshow Luke Skywalker Red Five X-wing Pilot Sixth Scale Figure Sneak Peek
Reported by Justin on 16 Jul 2014 19:25

Sideshow Collectibles has updated their website to include a sneak peek at their upcoming Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-wing Pilot Sixth Scale Figure, which will be on display for fans attending SDCC next week. No official pre-order details have been posted as of the time of this story.

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RADIO 1138: Episode 12
Reported by Mark on 16 Jul 2014 19:20

It's time to join Mark and James for RADIO 1138.

We're striding into that dark Dagobah cave searching for all the latest news from the UK and beyond. Ian Doescher gives us an insight into his marvellous Williams Shakespeare's Star Wars trilogy, Mark Mulcaster joins us from the Rebel Legion, we take a look at London Film and Comic Con and Jonathan Wilkins checks in to discuss Star Wars Insider 151. All on the 12th episode of RADIO 1138!

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Star Wars Content In This Week's Entertainment Weekly
Reported by Justin on 16 Jul 2014 17:37

This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly (which is their SDCC Preview issue) contains a few articles on that galaxy far, far away. First off, the issue's cover contains a listing for a story titled "Star Wars' Secret Weapon", which may or may not be related specifically to the production of Episode VII.

And then we have this paragraph taken from the site:

Elsewhere in the Comic-Con issue, beloved poster artist Drew Struzan discusses some of his most memorable work on franchises like Star Wars and Indiana Jones; the cast and crew of The Terminator recall their work on the sci-fi classic in time for its 30th anniversary; the YouTube sensation known as Stampylonghead steps out of the video game Minecraft long enough to discuss his growing kids-entertainment empire; and we offer sneak peeks at a bunch of Comic-Con-bound projects in movies, TV, games, and comics (including exclusive images from The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Gotham).

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Harrison Ford Is Using The iWalk2.0 Crutch
Reported by Justin on 16 Jul 2014 16:54

Remember the story that was posted last month that contained photos of Harrison Ford walking around with a special brace on his leg after surgery from his Episode VII set injury? The website Plastics Today provides us with some information on the style of crutch that he was seen using called the iWalk2.0.

Hey, we've hit a lull in Episode VII related updates, so anything & everything that pertains to the actors can be considered "news" at this point.

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Hot Wheels Chewbacca Car Revealed
Reported by Justin on 16 Jul 2014 14:44

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Lucas Museum Of Narrative Art Receives Opposition From Chicago
Reported by Justin on 16 Jul 2014 13:38

An article posted on The Hollywood Reporter informs us that George Lucas could be facing some serious obstacles in getting his new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art built in the desired location in Chicago.

Chicago's open space advocates are vowing to file a lawsuit to block Lucas, 70, from building the $1 billion facility on a lakefront tract near Soldier Field. They allege the 95,000-square-foot museum — which will house the filmmaker's movie memorabilia, examples of visual effects pioneered at Industrial Light and Magic and his collection of American art by painters including Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish — would violate city ordinances that were designed to preserve space adjacent to Lake Michigan for public use.

Here's hoping all of these hurdles are eventually cleared and construction on this project begins in the near future.

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New Star Wars Rebels: Ghost Raid Disney Game
Reported by Justin on 16 Jul 2014 12:30

The Disney Games website has been updated to include a brand new entry titled Star Wars Rebels: Ghost Raid that you can play right on your computer or laptop.

Fly the Ghost across the galaxy and raid Imperial shipments for the growing rebellion!

Click the image above or the source link below to start playing now!

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London Film & Comic Con 2014: Ian McDiarmid Interview
Reported by Justin on 16 Jul 2014 01:01

Ian McDiarmid talks about whether he'll appear in Star Wars Episode 7, why he really wants to return to the Star Wars universe, why he'd like to see a spin-off movie for Emperor Palpatine and his theatre work at the 2014 London Film and Comic Con.

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Yodasnews Exclusive Pics Of Saga Legends And Star Wars Rebels 3.75" Figures
Reported by Justin on 16 Jul 2014 00:12

Talk about one hell of a reveal! Yodasnews is at it again with a great exclusive first look at 12 of the upcoming Star Wars Saga Legends and Star Wars Rebels 3.75" figures (carded and loose) that fans will be hunting for at retail later this year.

Take the source link below to check out their exciting images!

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Jedi News Comic Review: Star Wars Darth Maul Son of Dathomir #3
Reported by MaxN on 16 Jul 2014 00:00
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Duel of the dark side! Suspecting that Mother Talzin had come out of hiding to aid her son Darth Maul, Count Dooku and General Grievous unleashed a full-scale assault against Maul’s criminal syndicate on Ord Mantell.

Anticipating the attack, Talzin sent Maul a detachment of Nightbrothers, elite warriors from Dathomir, and devised a plan which ended in the capture of both Dooku and Grievous.

Now having won a major victory against his enemies, Maul advances his plan for the final destruction of his former master, Darth Sidious...

Writer Jeremy Barlow, penciller Juan Frigeri, Inker Mauro Vargas, colourist Wes Dzioba, letter Michael Heisler and cover artist Chris Scalf bring us the third issue of Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir.

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Star Wars Original Trilogy Converted To 4K 16-Bit Resolution
Reported by Justin on 15 Jul 2014 23:53

Our friends over at Making Star Wars point us in the direction of the company Reliance Media Works that has completed their work on converting Episodes IV-VI to the 4K 16-bit resolution format. Their listing for Star Wars can be found under the "Projects --> Restoration" section of their site.

Thanks to MSW for the heads-up.

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J.W. Rinzler Reddit AMA Tomorrow At 11:00am PDT
Reported by Team Jedi News on 15 Jul 2014 19:19

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LEGO Star Wars Rebels Ghost And Phantom Sets Found At Retail
Reported by Justin on 15 Jul 2014 18:33

We get notification via the tweet embedded below that the two LEGO Star Wars Rebels sets planned for release this year have been spotted at retail, specifically the LEGO Store in Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida.

Be sure to check out the in-depth video reviews we linked to for the Ghost and Phantom sets last month.

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