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   18 July 2014
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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   15 July 2014
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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Star Wars Action News Episode 428: Imperial Troops Have Entered the Podcast
Reported by Mark on 15 Jul 2014 18:24

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

It's just 9 days until San Diego Comic-Con International 2014! While there are sure to be surprises and last-minute reveals every day up to the convention, most of the news is out and for Star Wars fans there's tons of programming...and shopping. Friday is Star Wars Day, starting with the Star Wars Fan Breakfast and then followed by an entire day of Star Wars panels. On this episode of the Star Wars Action News podcast Marjorie and Arnie run down all the Comic-Con programming and exclusives. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and @swactionnews on Twitter for all the updates leading up to and during the convention!

Also on this week's show Sideshow has been taking aim at collectors' wallets. Listen to find out about all their new pre-orders including the life-sized Darth Vader statue. Plus watch an in-depth review of Sideshow's Exclusive Snowtrooper Premium Format Figure!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Marvel To Release Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus
Reported by Team Jedi News on 15 Jul 2014 17:09

StarWars.com is excited to reveal Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years: a massive new omnibus set for release in January 2015 and featuring the entire run of Marvel’s classic series — the first Star Wars comics ever published. Read the official release below and get a sneak peek at the cover art of this historic collection!

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Arnold Wearing "Han Shot First" Shirt Alongside Harrison Ford On Set Of Expendables 3
Reported by Justin on 15 Jul 2014 16:45

I cannot even begin to find the right words to describe the epic awesomeness that is associated with the tweet embedded below...

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Celebvm with Warwick Davis
Reported by MarcZ on 15 Jul 2014 16:21

Have you ever wanted a personalized video message from Warwick Davis or Kenny Baker? Well a new site called celebvm.com is making that dream come true. They are selling off personal video messages from cast members of Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, WWE Superstars and many more! Watch this video as our good friend Warwick Davis explains more of the details.

Celebvm allows fans to request video messages from celebrities and makes it quick and easy for celebrities to record video messages for fans on their computers or smartphones.

  • It allows celebrities to give every fan a fair, equal and affordable chance to connect on a personal level.
  • It allows celebrities to learn about fans on a 1 to 1 personal basis
  • It allows celebrities to record interesting videos that fans can enjoy
  • It can be a great way for Celebrities to raise money for charities without any expense (travelling or otherwise, while giving fans a unique gift).

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Jedi News Review: London Film and Comic Con 2014: Saturday 12th July 2014
Reported by ZakPT on 15 Jul 2014 15:30
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Not so long ago in a place not too far away (for some)…London Film and Comic Con 2014! Where Cosplayers show off their amazing and imaginative minds, stalls sell merchandise galore at super bargain rates and fans geek it out with fellow friends and stars! The Force truly ran deep at this year’s convention!

Hasbro Confirms Walmart Exclusive Hero Series Millennium Falcon Coming In November
Reported by Team Jedi News on 15 Jul 2014 15:03

Hasbro has sent out an official press release confirming that the Hero Series Millennium Falcon we first heard about from our friends at Yodasnews last month will indeed be arriving later this year as a Walmart exclusive.

Be sure to click each image for a larger view.

STAR WARS® HERO SERIES MILLENNIUM FALCON Vehicle (Ages: 4 & up/ Approximate retail price: $59.99/ Available: November 2014)

One of the most iconic STAR WARS vehicles of all time, in a scale that has to be seen to be believed! The massive STAR WARS HERO SERIES MILLENNIUM FALCON is ready for even bigger battles, and is sure to become a collection centerpiece for kids. The massive ship is over 2 feet long and features a rotating radar dish and a cannon that turns and elevates! Available exclusively at Walmart stores and Walmart.com.

SDCC 2014: Toucan Tracker Wristband System For Hall H
Reported by Justin on 15 Jul 2014 13:59

In order to assist fans with the sheer madness that comes from trying to get into Hall H at SDCC, the event organizers are deploying a new Toucan Tracker wristband system for the first panel of the day taking place in Hall H. Check out the intro below and take the source link for all the details on how this new system will be implemented.

In order to help you manage your valuable time at Comic-Con, we’re starting a new system for the initial morning line for Hall H called Toucan Trackers! Our goal is to help attendees get a better idea of the length of the line for Hall H. At certain times, listed below, wristbands will be distributed to the line for Hall H for the first panel of the day. These wristbands are not guaranteed entry passes for Hall H, but will show Comic-Con (and you!) your chances of getting into the first panel in that room. By using these Toucan Tracker wristbands, we hope to alert people to the possibility of getting into Hall H for the rest of the day. We will accomplish this by using the data collected to place color-coded markers along the line route, noting approximately what percentage of the room would have to clear in order for those remaining in line to enter. Although we can never guarantee entry, this hopefully will help people determine if they want to continue to wait in line or go do something else.

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Ken Moss Joins Electronic Arts As New Chief Technology Officer
Reported by Justin on 15 Jul 2014 13:29

Electronic Arts has officially announced that former Microsoft Bing developer Ken Moss has been named new Chief Technology Officer.

Today we are welcoming a new leader to our EA team: Ken Moss as our Chief Technology Officer.

As CTO, Ken will lead the organization, strategy and vision for EA’s Digital Platform and Information Technology divisions.

Ken joins us at an important time in EA’s journey, as technology continues to transform the experiences we deliver to our players. We’re designing games as live services, with gamers playing more and for longer than ever before. Our digital platform provides the underlying infrastructure to deliver fun, seamless and curated journeys for our players. And we’re moving faster as a company, with technology tools and solutions at the core. I’m thrilled to have Ken’s technical leadership on board as we navigate such a dynamic period for EA and the interactive entertainment industry.

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   14 July 2014
The WolfPack Podcast #76: SPICE (Sandtroopers.com)
Reported by Mark on 14 Jul 2014 23:35

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

In this episode of The WolfPack Podcast, Corey, Logan, Curto, and a very special guest from Sandtroopers.com: Chris Spice talk all the latest SDCC, Rebels, and Episode VII News! Spice is making a huge return back to Sandtroopers.com, so for sure go check that out. Stay tuned for a huge announcement from us very soon! So strap in, drink your blue milk, and get ready for this brand new episode!

Contact Information: YouTube | Twitter | Facebook | Google +

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Tosche Station Radio #88: Han Solo’s From Corellia
Reported by Mark on 14 Jul 2014 21:26

This week in Tosche Station Radio we go back to a favorite standby: canon, continuity, and worldbuilding.

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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T-Shirts: DV Darkside
Reported by Mark on 14 Jul 2014 21:02

Two days, $12.00 and this deftly designed dark side tee could be yours. The perfect clothing for one who's learning the ways of the dark side. Yours via the designers at PopUp Tee.

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Dad Builds His Son An Impressive LEGO Boba Fett Costume
Reported by Matt on 14 Jul 2014 20:49

Here's a contender for Dad of the year. Created by Dented Helmet member CGS1 for his 6-year-old son, this really is one of the coolest costumes out there.

All elements of this costume were approached the same way - photos, measurements, 2D drawings, scale, proportions. I used Adobe illustrator to hash out linear drawings of the helmet. Once I had the correct size of the dome, I was able to start. After a couple failed attempts at creating the dome with plastazote foam (making wedges to form the dome) I decided to carve it the old fashion way and simply used pink insulation foam from Home depot. Once I completed the dome, I began building the helmet using the antenna mount as my anchor point. I used a heat gun to shape and form the sintra, and glued layers to create the details throughout the helmet. After a few revisions ( the dark green concave section wasn't deep enough and I had to redo it) the helmet was ready for bondo glazing putty. I use this to fill the seams and rough spots in order to achieve a seamless plastic molded look, much like a Lego minifigure.

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BREAKING ANNOUNCEMENT: Star Wars Insider #151 Exclusive Cover- Jeffrey Brown Signing
Reported by Mark on 14 Jul 2014 20:33

We've got some great news- we at Star Wars Insider Magazine can now officially announce the times of the Jeffrey Brown cover signing at San Diego Comic Con!

Jeffrey Brown will be at San Diego Comic Con on the Friday and will be signing copies of the Star Wars Insider #151 for fans at 3PM Friday 25th July at the Titan booth #5537! Copies of the magazine will be sold at the booth throughout Comic Con but there are a limited number of these covers.

The US landing date for the issue is 22nd July, and subscribers should be receiving theirs any time now. Check our tomorrows 12th episode of RADIO 1138 where we chat with Star Wars Insider editor Jonathan Wilkins about issue #151.

Star Wars Episode VII: Andy Serkis Talks Episode VII
Reported by BrianC on 14 Jul 2014 20:20

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Rumour: New Star Wars Rebels Character Cikatro Vizago Revealed
Reported by Mark on 14 Jul 2014 20:14

Posted on Star Wars Underworld, via Jedi-Bibliothek, a possible new character who'll appear in Star Wars Rebels.

A new character from the upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels may have been revealed! The German fan site Jedi-Bibliothek has received information and a photo of a Devaronian named "Cikatro Vizago" who is a "criminal boss who operates on Lothal". The photo(above) certainly looks to be in the same style animation as Rebels is. And it also matches some previously leaked plot descriptions of the first two episodes of Rebels where Vizago is mentioned. Jedi-Bibliothek also mentions that that his name roughly translates from Spanish and French into "Scarface".

Source Star Wars Underworld
Full of Sith Episode LXXIII: Shadows of the Empire
Reported by Mark on 14 Jul 2014 20:12

Join Bryan, Mike and Bobby for the latest episode of Full of Sith.

Bryan, Mike, and Bobby revisit 1996s Star Wars transmedia extravaganza: Shadows of the Empire. They talk about the marketing, the book, comics, game, toys, soundtrack, and everything else Prince Xizor sprayed his amazing, delicious scent on.

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

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Custom Made Star Wars My Little Pony Toys
Reported by Mark on 14 Jul 2014 19:27

Somewhere in deepest, darkest Fordingbridge Dave Tree is having kittens at the thought of this...

Etsy user Sheena Henderson (aka Roogna) has taken her hobby of making custom made My Little Pony toys to new levels of greatness with this awesome Star Wars series she created. So far the Star Wars ponies include Slave Leia, Yoda, Chewbacca, Stromtroopers, Lando and even an AT-AT. She takes custom orders so if there's any kind of My Little Pony you want she can make it for you. What do you think of the set?

Here's looking at you Brony.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic:Don’t Miss Out On Your Three Room Nar Shaddaa Sky Palace
Reported by Mark on 14 Jul 2014 19:11

It's time to visit the worlds of Star Wars The Old Republic.

As the war between the Empire and the Republic rages, the galaxy’s greatest heroes have expanded their influence by acquiring STRONGHOLDS, customizable bastions of personal luxury. In a bid for power, these heroes must join together to launch their own GUILD FLAGSHIPS and conquer planets across the galaxy.

Customize and expand your Strongholds to show off the power of your Legacy in the new Free-to-Play Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Digital Expansion, GALACTIC STRONGHOLDS.

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Star Wars Force For Change Week 8 Lightsaber Badge
Reported by Justin on 14 Jul 2014 18:39

The 8th Star Wars Force For Change charity Founding Member digital badge has been revealed via email featuring an image of an elegant weapon for a more civilized age (click the image below for a larger view).

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Hasbro Job Opening For Star Wars Global Brand Manager
Reported by Justin on 14 Jul 2014 16:45

Think you have the credentials and creativity to become part of the Star Wars development team at Hasbro? Then click on the link included in the tweet below!

We have an immediate need for a detail-oriented, brand developer to oversee the product development process and line planning activities for Star Wars, our Boys Licensed brand. In this critical role, you will partner with cross-functional teams (design & development, packaging, engineering, demand planning, costing) on all phases of product development. As such, the successful candidate will need to be a proactive, collaborative, and responsive team leader/member. With a mindset that combines strong creative acumen with analytic based judgment, you will build and leverage best practices to enable the business to meet and/or exceed brand goals.

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Disney's Bob Iger Named 2014 CEO Of The Year By Chief Executive Magazine
Reported by Justin on 14 Jul 2014 16:11

As posted via an official press release on Market Watch:

GREENWICH, Conn., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chief Executive magazine today announced that Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has been named "2014 CEO of the Year," an honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of CEO peers. This is the 29th year the award has been given, with past honorees including Bill Gates, former CEO of Microsoft, Jack Welch, former CEO of GE and Michael Dell, founder, chairman and CEO of Dell Computers.

"Even iconic brands need fixing from time to time," says JP Donlon, Editor in Chief of Chief Executive magazine. "But instead of the easy fixes, Bob Iger played the long game by addressing Disney's cultural issues head-on with a three-pronged strategy, making it a stronger, more profitable company with greater depth in its overall brand. For this reason, he is well-deserving of this year's CEO of the Year honor."

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NY Comic Con 2014: WiFi Details And Pricing
Reported by Justin on 14 Jul 2014 14:14

If you are planning on attending NY Comic Con in October and are wondering if WiFi service will be available in the Javits Center, check out the information below posted on the NYCC FAQ section.

Is There Wifi In The Javits?

Yes! WiFi access is available throughout the Javits Center for $4.95 per hour, $29.95 per Show day or $69.95 for 3 days. Simply connect to the network "Javits" and open up your Internet browser. When the browser loads it will automatically open a Javits WiFi entry page. Select your service and pay via credit card. A receipt will be emailed to you. The Javits Center wireless system is used primarily by our Fans and Exhibitors to check email and browse the Internet.

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   13 July 2014
Happy Birthday Harrison Ford
Reported by Mark on 13 Jul 2014 23:57

Happy 72nd birthday to the greatest scoundrel in the galaxy, Harrison Ford. Here's to many, many more.

Far Far Away Podcast Episode 16: The Jedi Order
Reported by Mark on 13 Jul 2014 23:56

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

The Jedi Order fell at the end of the Prequel Trilogy. In Episode VI, the Jedi returned. But what will become of them in Star Wars: Episode VII? That’s what your hosts focus on in this new episode of Far Far Away Radio! The show starts with a visit from a special Jedi guest. Then we discuss our favorite Jedi, and look at the news of two new roles being cast for Episode VII. Then it’s time to examine the Jedi Order! Will Luke reestablish it in Episode VII? What traditions from the previous Order should be carried over or stopped? And how will the Order relate to the new government of the galaxy? You will join us for our Jedi discussion *waves hand*.

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

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SDCC 2014: Sunday Programming Schedule
Reported by Justin on 13 Jul 2014 18:25

The wait is over, as the complete SDCC programming schedule is now available to dive into with the Sunday schedule being released a short time ago.

To all the fans that will be making the trip to San Diego - have a great time!

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REMINDER: Rancho Obi-Wan 2nd Annual Gala 2014 - Tickets Available Now!
Reported by James on 13 Jul 2014 18:00
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th - 4pm - 11pm
ADMISSION DONATION: $250 ***

Get ready for an intergalactic fun-fest as Rancho Obi-Wan launches its 2nd Annual Gala on Saturday, September 20th. Tickets are limited so reserve your spaces early.

*** Book by 5am GMT 14th July (9pm PST 13th July) and save $50 by booking your passport to a galaxy not so far away, not to be missed this is!  After that the price goes up from $200 to $250.

It's a party as only Rancho Obi-Wan can throw one, in the midst of the world's largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia and hosted by master-collector Steve Sansweet. There will be dinner, drinks and dessert all night, a trading-card bounty hunt and other games, door prizes, a special gala T-shirt and a super swag bag filled with exclusive goodies. Get ready for surprises galore, VIPs to mix and mingle with, Rancho's incredible live and silent auctions, entertainment, special exhibits...and much, much more.

Read on for all the information you need...

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Star Wars Force For Change Extended To July 25
Reported by Justin on 13 Jul 2014 15:19

The following email was just sent out to founding members of Star Wars Force For Change stating that the campaign has been extended through July 25.

Dear Founding Members,

When we launched Star Wars: Force for Change, our goal was to raise significant funds and awareness for the tremendous work of UNICEF Innovation Labs and programs. We always knew the Star Wars community would rally together, and the support you and your fellow Founding Members have shown for this campaign has been amazing. To date, fans and supporters from 119 countries have united to raise funds that could support the equivalent of six new Innovation Labs and programs that will impact the lives of children in communities around the world. You can learn more about UNICEF's existing Innovation Labs in Uganda, Burundi and Kosovo at StarWars.com/ForceForChange.

As a Founding Member of Star Wars: Force for Change, we wanted you to be the first to know that we are extending the campaign through July 25 with the goal of raising enough funds that could support funding at least two more Innovation Labs and programs. Keep an eye out over the next two weeks for some exciting new campaign announcements.

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SDCC 2014: Exclusive The Black Series 6-inch Jabba The Hutt Details
Reported by Justin on 13 Jul 2014 12:27

Our friends over at Jedi Temple Archives have posted the official Hasbro press release containing details on the SDCC exclusive The Black Series 6" scale Jabba the Hutt Throne Room figure that was first revealed by Entertainment Weekly back in May. Head on over to JTA for all the information.

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SDCC 2014: Saturday Programming Schedule
Reported by Justin on 13 Jul 2014 11:56

The programming schedule for Saturday at SDCC has been officially released. Look for the list of events for Sunday to go live sometime later on today.

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Sideshow C-3PO Sixth Scale Figure Announced
Reported by Justin on 13 Jul 2014 11:47

Sideshow Collectibles has updated their website to include a sneak peek of their upcoming C-3PO Sixth Scale Figure, which will be on display for fans at SDCC later this month. No official pre-order date has been released as of the time of this story post.

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Hot Wheels Yoda Car Revealed
Reported by Justin on 13 Jul 2014 11:36

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Actor Noel Clarke Wants A Future Star Wars Role
Reported by Justin on 13 Jul 2014 11:31

We learn via an article posted on Independent.ie of British actor Noel Clarke's desire to be cast in one of Lucasfilm's upcoming Star Wars films, whether it be from the Sequel Trilogy or a stand-alone entry.

"I know that they've got three main films happening over the next five or six years and they have one spin-off film in between each one, so I've got five chances to get in one, that's all I'm concerned about.

"I want to be in one at some point, and so if I can do that I'll be happy. I'll be a grandad by that time, but if I can get in one I'll be chuffed!"

Will Clarke see his wish fulfilled in the future? Time will tell.

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Episode VII Tweets: Daisy Ridley - July 13, 2014
Reported by Justin on 13 Jul 2014 11:22

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Goodbye Gollum, Hello Hyperspace
Reported by StephenG on 13 Jul 2014 10:54

Fantastic Andy Serkis article over at The New Zealand Herald

Christmas, with the release of the final adventure of Bilbo Baggins, he'll finally say goodbye to Tolkien. Is he relieved? Disappointed?

"Well, it has been such an enormous part of my life for the past 14 years. And not just Middle-earth, but my relationship with New Zealand. Not that that will end, as I plan to go back there and make more films. So I don't really see it as coming to an end."

Surely they're not further raiding the Tolkien hobbit-hole and making The Silmarillion next? "P'raps not," he chuckles, his London accent coming to the fore. "P'raps I'll shift around that one."

Is he a mo-cap character in Star Wars? "I ... he begins, ... can't answer that."

Is he human? "I can't answer that."

Okay, not much said on Star Wars : Episode VII but still, an interesting read

Source The New Zealand Herald
Happy Burttday
Reported by Team Jedi News on 13 Jul 2014 03:11

A great photo courtesy of @501stLegion

Happy 66th Birthday Mr Burtt.

From all of us here at Jedi News

Jedi News Comic Review: Classic Star Wars The Early Adventures #1
Reported by ZakPT on 13 Jul 2014 02:35
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It is an early time for the Rebellion. The Empire is at large pressing down on the Rebel uprising. However the Rebels have new strategies and tactics, planning to fool the Empire. So for Darth Vader to truly understand the Rebels he will need someone on the inside. This person being Blackhole. A mysterious source only contacted through visual comlink, his identity hidden by a star dazed cape.

The recent attacks on rebel strongholds have been victorious for the Empire lately but the battles were won too easily. Sensing a disturbance in the Force Darth Vader consolidates with Blackhole. Blackhole states that the Rebels are purposely retreating from the Empire to acquire time to recruit new Rebel members.

Darth Vader’s mysterious source also reveals that the heroes of the Alliance, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker are heading to the gamblers planet of Vorzyd 5. Their mission is top secret and even the greatest Imperial Spies know not of their intentions. Luke and Leia set down on the central gamblers section and travel from Casino to Casino. But the planet is Imperial controlled so the slightest bit of attention and the mission could be jeopardized!

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   12 July 2014
At last, the Green Cross Code Droid from the 1982 TV advert lives again
Reported by Matt on 12 Jul 2014 00:49

We posted about the Green Cross Code Droid on 31st May, and now we're happy to report that he's complete and ready to reteam with his master, Dave Prowse.

On the whole the Droid is completely original cosmetically. There had to be a few panels that needed to be rebuilt and some internal wood that needed to be replaced because the original had rotted away. He has not been resprayed, instead the original paintwork has been restored along with all the genuine bumps and scuffs that he received over the last three decades. The electronic were a different mater. The original electronics had had it and internal batteries had corroded over the electronic rendering them dead. The new electronics will keep him going for many years and combined with his new Bluetooth sound system, lot of fun can be had sending different sounds from any iPod or bluetooth device.

Source Green Cross Code Droid
   11 July 2014
Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams Vol. 8
Reported by Mark on 11 Jul 2014 23:29

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

David Collins & Jimmy Mac are back with RFR’s monthly discussion about the iconic soundtrack music from the Star Wars Saga. As we continue to analyze The Empire Strikes Back, we uncover more music from the Hoth battlefields, the chase thru the asteroid belt, and Cloud City. Plus, tons of listener feedback, Shadows of the Empire, and much more!

Contact Information: iTunes | RSS Feed | Twitter | Facebook

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A Few Good Clones Podcast: Canon of Future Speculation
Reported by Mark on 11 Jul 2014 21:17

Daver Senden (AKA Jedi Jones) brings us the latest episodes of A Few Good Clones.

On this latest episode of A Few Good Clones Podcast. AFGC: Canon of Future Speculation, we are joined by special guests; Paul DePaola, Aljon Go, Mark Hurliman in the Transmission Trenches, to discuss the state of things in SW now, and the latest 'to Episode VII and Beyond', involving Mark Newbold, a man who always has his ear to the Pinewood. NOW this is podcasting. 'THIS IS WERE THE SPECULATION BEGINS'

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SDCC 2014: Star Wars Collectibles Panel With Gentle Giant, Sideshow, eFX, And Kotobukiya
Reported by Justin on 11 Jul 2014 20:30

While this panel is already included in the list of Lucasfilm Star Wars events released earlier for SDCC, I figured it was worthy of having its own dedicated story post given the manufacturing juggernauts that will be presenting.

Join eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles for product development insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Wars collectibles. Moderated by Anita Castellar of Lucas Licensing.

Friday July 25, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Room 7AB

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SDCC 2014: Friday Programming Schedule
Reported by Justin on 11 Jul 2014 20:12

The programming schedule for Friday at SDCC has been officially revealed. Remember, if you are only interested in seeing the catalog of Lucasfilm Star Wars related events, you can find the complete SDCC list right here.

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Source SDCC
ThinkGeek Update 11/7/14
Reported by ZakPT on 11 Jul 2014 20:00

We’ve got a nice line up of brand new stuff from ThinkGeek. First up there’s a beautiful Boba Fett comic strip t-shirt. This t-shirt uses classic pictures and bold writing to produce a retro design to show off the inner fan. Or maybe you need a companion on your wild space journeys and your Wookie friend is off on holiday. Well not to worry as you can wear your hairy companion with the all new Chewie Big Face t-shirt. The sun’s out so the guns are out at that means you’ll want to be hitting the beach. To help accompany your beach journeys you’ll want to pick up 1 of 4 of the characterised towels and a car deflector to keep that cockpit nice and cool.

Source ThinkGeek
RUMOR: A Report On Episode VII Filming In Forest Of Dean
Reported by Justin on 11 Jul 2014 17:13

Star Wars 7 News is claiming to have received an update from one of their readers that provides details on the Episode VII filming in the UK's Forest of Dean including a reported casting search for actors to fill a particular physical role in the film.

As always, treat this and all unconfirmed Episode VII rumors as nothing more than that.

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Cancelled Star Wars First Assault Video Game Details
Reported by Justin on 11 Jul 2014 16:47

In the August 2014 edition of The Official Xbox Magazine, there is a feature on page 66 that provides some details on the development and gameplay of the first-person shooter Star Wars First Assault that was cancelled by Disney after the LucasArts offices were closed back in April of last year.

I find it pretty ironic that the 4-page article begins on page 66 of the magazine - Order 66 sure comes to mind when one thinks of the fate of this once promising LucasArts title.

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Official Site: Happy Rancor: The Wonderful Weirdness of 'A Sunny Day In The Void'
Reported by Mark on 11 Jul 2014 16:44

Dazzling Dan Brooks gives us an insight into what is undoubtedly a controversial episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 'A Sunny Day In The Void' over at StarWars.com.

Star Wars has always been comprised of different influences, layers, and tones, mashed together to create something unique. I love action Star Wars. I love thoughtful Star Wars. I love mystical Star Wars. But I’ve always really loved weird Star Wars. From the wet, slimy dianoga to the dark feel and odd creatures of Jabba’s palace to a teddy bear species ready to eat roast scoundrel, weird has been an essential part of the saga. And it doesn’t get any weirder than the controversial Star Wars: The Clone Wars fifth season episode, “A Sunny Day in the Void.”

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ForceCast #311: In My Palpatine Way
Reported by Mark on 11 Jul 2014 16:21

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

Episode VII has two new cast members -- fresh from the open casting call -- and a trio of snazzy IMAX cameras. This week, Eric and Justin analyze what this latest Star Wars news means, preview Lucasfilm's presence at San Diego Comic-Con, and discuss their hopes for the villains of the first sequel.

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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The Metro: Doctor Who and Sherlock Maestro Steven Moffat Linked To Star Wars Role
Reported by Mark on 11 Jul 2014 16:07

Check out my latest entry to The Metro, a rumour that's been denied online by Moffat's wife no less, but remember - J.J.Abrams initially said no before coming on board as well...

In a move that would once again bring together Doctor Who, Sherlock and Star Wars, show runner Steven Moffat has been linked to a possible future role on a Star Wars production.

The exact nature of the role is unknown, whether or not it would be as a writer, producer or director. It’s also not known which of the numerous projects he would be attached to.

No director has been announced for Episode IX, although Episode XIII director Rian Johnson is pencilled in to write Episode IX.

The third standalone film also has no one attached as yet, so he could potentially fall into that, and there’s also the small matter of any future live-action television projects that come along.

As always, watch this (time and) space...

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T-Shirts: Run Robot!
Reported by Matt on 11 Jul 2014 15:58

$11.00? $11.00? That can be right, that's FAR too cheap for such awesomeness! Nope, it's true, $11.00 plus P&P and this is yours, via the team at Unamee.

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7 Days Left For Star Wars Force For Change Episode VII Offer
Reported by Justin on 11 Jul 2014 14:44

Just a friendly reminder that you have one week left to enter for a chance to land a role in Episode VII via Star Wars Force For Change. Remember, in addition to possibly winning the experience of a lifetime, your donation helps fund an extremely worthy UNICEF cause.

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Star Wars Actors Appearances Updates
Reported by Mark on 11 Jul 2014 14:08

Jedi News is working with Star Wars Actors Appearances to bring you the very latest in Star Wars actors convention appearances. Click here to view this weeks updates on the site and check below to see the new actors who've been added.

  • 10/7/14: Added appearances for James Marsters, Hal Rayle, Orli Shoshan, Billy Dee Williams and Sam Witwer
  • 9/7/14: Added appearances for David Ankrum, Cas Anvar, Greg Cipes, Felix Silla and Jason Spisak
  • 8/7/14: Added appearances for Alan Harris, Daniel Logan, John Morton, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons and Dave Prowse
  • 7/7/14: Added appearance for Chris Parsons
  • 6/7/14: Added appearances for Cam Clarke, Ray Park and Felix Silla
  • 5/7/14: Added appearances for Kenny Baker, Ken Coombs, Alan Flyng, Chris Muncke, Ray Park, Dave Prowse, Pam Rose, Peter Roy and Brian Wheeler
  • 4/7/14: Added appearances for Cas Anvar, Erik Bauersfeld, Paul Blake, Steve Blum, Greg Cipes, Jim Cummings, Mark Dodson, Carrie Fisher, Laurie Goode, Garrick Hagon, Alan Harris, Barrie Holland, Bai Ling, Daniel Logan, Derek Lyons, Dean Mitchell, Cathy Munro, Chris Parsons, Toby Philpott, Tim Rose, Marc Silk, John Simpkin, Jason Spisak, Carel Struycken, and Femi Taylor and removed canceled appearance for Jake Lloyd and Peter Mayhew (London Film & Comic Con)

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T-Shirts: Imperial Walker
Reported by Matt on 11 Jul 2014 13:04

Shirt Punch bring us an all-singing, all dancing AT-AT that can be yours for just $10.00 - $13.50 over the next 16 hours.

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Indiana Jones Silhouette Style Posters
Reported by Justin on 11 Jul 2014 12:45

Check out this really cool collection of Indiana Jones silhouette posters that are posted over on Tumblr.

Hmm, notice how a design representing the 4th installment in the Indy franchise Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is not listed? I'm sure this wasn't an oversight by the artist...

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Rubies and Star Wars Rebels
Reported by Matt on 11 Jul 2014 06:22

Rubies UK get in on the Star Wars Rebels action as, via Toyworld Mag, they announce a forthcoming line of Star Wars Rebels costumes for kids.

And note the details below regarding the UK viewing dates of the series.

New kids' animation to premiere in October

Star Wars Rebels is CGI animated series produced by Lucasfilm Animation. Set to take place between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the series will play a part in explaining the origins of the Rebel Alliance, at a time when the Galactic Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights. During this time, a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking form and the main characters, a motley group of rebels, all of whom have been affected by the Empire in one form or another, band together in a small rebel group.

The visual style of Star Wars Rebels is heavily inspired by the original Star Wars concept art by Ralph McQuarrie, and the series will feature new characters along with characters from the original Trilogy.

The series will be previewed with various shorts in the UK on the Disney XD channel from September 25th, and is scheduled to premiere on October 24th 2014 as a one-hour special, to be simulcast on Disney XD and the Disney Channel.

The series itself will air on the Disney XD channel from November 6th, and on the Disney channel from May 2015.

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Cantina Cast Episode 58: Padmé Disection
Reported by Mark on 11 Jul 2014 05:21

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

In this episode, Mike and Joao switch things up in an inventive and entertaining way; it’s a word game. Taking a play on words, the guys discuss the recent Star Wars happenings: Harrison Ford’s injury, just how bad is it? Will this hiccup detain movie production or worse, will it delay the release date? What’s up with JJ Abrams? Is he already burnt out on Star Wars? If not, why step aside for Rian Johnson to pilot the Falcon for episode VIII? Rebels, the messenger; is it or isn’t it Obi-wan Kenobi? How do we feel about this possible reemergence and what other familiar characters will we see?

The boys are also joined by Becca as they analyze and explore the Mother of the GFFA; Padme Amidala. Her thoughts, decisions, actions, character growth, galactic responsibilities, and personal emotions are thoroughly examined by each member of the Cast. Yes, that’s right, each member. Mike and Joao officially welcome, Becca into the Cantina as their featured blogger for the Cantina Cast’s upcoming website.

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Official Star Wars Fact Files: Fastest Ships In Star Wars
Reported by Mark on 11 Jul 2014 04:26

The good people over at DeAgostini bring us yet another infographic, this time comparing the fastest hunks of junk in the Star Wars galaxy.

DeAgostini have launched a series of infographics to help you, the fan, delve deeper into the world of Star Wars. The last of these is the Star Wars Fact File Fastest Ships in Star Wars. What do you think the fastest ship in the galaxy is? Use the sharing buttons to let friends agree or disagree with you.

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R2-KT and Spidey help the Give Kids the World Village!
Reported by Mark on 11 Jul 2014 03:41

Word comes in via R2-KT's man-servant AL.

Hey gang, Our family has some great memories of the Give Kids the World Village when Katie was on her Make-A-Wish trip in 2005. We'd like to do another fund-raiser for those amazing people - Katie loved Spider-man so Eric Siebeneck put together this beautiful design. All proceeds go to the under-funded and incredible refuge for children with life-threatening diseases. To learn more, visit gktw.org

This run ships in three weeks. We want KT's supporters to learn first to get first dibs on the patch. If you're a subscriber please let us know if you want one or more. $7 each free shipping to anywhere, paypal r2kt@r2kt.com

Be well, AL (R2-KT's man-servant)

p.s. patch subscriptions still available - $60 for ten patches as they come out (or any combo you like, past or present, as long as we have them in stock) - paypal to r2kt@r2kt.com - feel free to email me if you have any questions

T-Shirts: Partners in Crime
Reported by Matt on 11 Jul 2014 02:47

Unamee are the real heroes here as they offer this awesome $11.00 tee, allowing you to traverse the summer convention calendar looking rather amazing.

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Star Wars Collectors Cast Special: Droid Factory #1
Reported by Mark on 11 Jul 2014 01:33

Join James Burns and Dan Curto for Star Wars Collectors Cast.

Collectors have long spent years (and small fortunes!) on the hottest collectibles from a galaxy far, far away…but what goes into their creation? The Star Wars Collectors Cast: Droid Factory features a rare behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and design stages of some of the hottest toys. In this debut segment, Dave Tree and Chris McLeod sit down with Andrew and Erik from Boss Fight Studios, the creative minds behind some of the recent Hasbro action figures from The Clone Wars, The Legacy Collection, The Vintage Collection, and a brand-new line that’s generating a lot of KickStarter excitement…the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Get ready to listen in to the stories behind the toys!

Contact Information: iTunes | RSS Feed | Twitter | Facebook

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   10 July 2014
Star Wars Report #136: The Day Kevin Smith Cried
Reported by Mark on 10 Jul 2014 23:58

It's time to join your hosts Riley and Mark over at Star Wars Report.

On this week’s podcast, Riley, Bethany and Mark talk about Kevin Smith’s visit to the Episode VII set, too much cgi, and the latest casting news!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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George Lucas: Maker of Film
Reported by Mark on 10 Jul 2014 23:49

Our Twitter pal Glen Ewing drops us this fascinating and truly vintage video of a young (oh so young) George Lucas, interviewed by Gene Youngblood back in 1971. A window into the process of a film maker yet to release either American Graffiti or Star Wars.,/P> Source Vimeo (via Glen Ewing)
Jeremy Bulloch Reddit AMA Answers
Reported by Matt on 10 Jul 2014 23:47

Jeremy Bulloch took part in a fun Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered in classic Jeremy fashion. Check out this reply, and click through to see the rest of the Reddit AMA.

GG: What were some interesting/funnny behind-the-scenes moments that happened while on set?

JB: Hey glenglenglen...Well, I think one of the funniest was when we were rehearsing the carbon-freezing scene. I was treading on Darth Vader’s cape and we fell over and two of the biggest villains were floundering on the floor. We looked like two silly children. There’s lot of fun moments actually. Under a mask no one can hear you. There’s a part where I turn to an Imperial officer and say, “Put Captain Solo in the cargo hold,” but I actually said “Put Captain Cargo in the Solo hold.” Luckily I didn’t have to tell anybody because you can’t hear what I’m saying under the mask. But I didn’t have any lines...How on earth with so few lines could I make a mistake??

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Wampas Lair #93: That Is Why You Fail
Reported by Mark on 10 Jul 2014 23:36

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

In their latest episode, Karl and Jason discuss some of the key scenes that show Anakin’s fall to the dark side. They discuss the impact of fear on Anakin and how it factors into his descent into Darth Vader. They then hop into a discussion about which characters they would like to see some stand alone films made about!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Details On New 3.75" The Black Series Line From Jedi Temple Archives
Reported by Team Jedi News on 10 Jul 2014 22:06

Our friends over at Jedi Temple Archives have some news to reveal pertaining to the upcoming new 3.75" line of The Black Series figures. Over to JTA...

Although we can't give you any action figure names (yet....), here is the scoop we can reveal. (By the way, if you want some names, just look at our past rumor reports. It's likely most of those rumors will make up the ones we're now confirming.) Anyway, here you go. Wave 1 of the new updated The Black Series line look will contain 18 basic figures. ALL will be new sculpts. Every last figure of this wave of 18 is NOT a carry-forwarded, repacked, or reissued figure. Not one of them. (While we need plenty of older figures reissued, collectors can rest assured that they won't be part of this first basic figure wave.)

Now here is the BIG news. Many of these 18 figures will available as single orders of 12 of the same figure per case (as is the current case with Entertainment Earth wholesale for The Black Series wave 5: Darth Vader, Ree-Yees, Jabba's Skiff Guard, and Wedge Antilles). We have been told (and can also confirm) that Star Wars collectors will ALL be drop-dead excited when the characters are revealed. If we can get permission to reveal more, we will, but we are under a gag order already. Hopefully we can leak more before SDCC. Be sure to keep it here at JTA! You never know when more news will come our way! Let the "need new underwear excitement" begin!

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A Saga Fan’s Approach to Episode VII
Reported by AdamDB on 10 Jul 2014 20:00
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Even though this column is primarily dedicated to I-III advocacy, some of you may notice I’ve made little or no mention of the goings on with the developing Episode VII and beyond. As I’ve been hinting, there’s a reason for that, and this article will finally tell you.

The truth is, not only have I not been following Episode VII news, I’ve been actively avoiding as much as I can. I want absolutely nothing getting in my way of judging the film on its own merits.

With the internet has come a culture of finding every single detail of a film well before its release, to the point where people have already read every draft of every screenplay a thousand times and already pre-judged every single filmmaking decision before the finished film arrives at the theatres. I’ve always tried to avoid that with mixed success.

With Star Wars, especially THIS Star Wars, it’s all the more important.

SDCC 2014: Thursday Programming Schedule
Reported by Justin on 10 Jul 2014 18:54

The programming schedule for Thursday at SDCC has been posted. If you are interested in only attending the official Lucasfilm Star Wars panels, you can find the complete SDCC list of events right here.

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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SDCC 2014: Yodasnews Reveals Exclusive Gentle Giant R2-KT Maquette
Reported by Justin on 10 Jul 2014 17:52

Our friends over at Yodasnews have revealed the final Star Wars exclusive that Gentle Giant will have available at SDCC later this month - an R2-KT Maquette from The Clone Wars animated TV series.

PG members can place their pre-order for shipment after the convention right here.

R2-KT was created by Albin Johnson, founder of the 501st Legion, master droid builder Jerry Greene and the R2 Builders Club, for Johnson’s daughter Katie, who tragically passed away from brain cancer in 2005 at the age of seven. In real life, R2-KT makes appearances at children’s hospitals, Star Wars Celebration and charity events in the southeastern United States. In the Star Wars universe, the character has appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and has been made an official part of the universe’s canon.

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Star Wars Rebels: David Oyelowo To Voice Agent Kallus
Reported by Justin on 10 Jul 2014 15:54

The actor behind the voice of Agent Kallus from Star Wars Rebels has been officially announced over on Hero Complex and it is David Oyelowo.

This update makes it a perfect 5-for-5 for THR's casting report from back in September of last year.

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Custom Star Wars Character Football Helmets
Reported by Justin on 10 Jul 2014 14:23

Now these are simply AWESOME. Check out this amazing assortment of custom Star Wars football helmets masterfully created by graphic designer Brandon Hubschman.

In case you didn't see them previously, also feast your eyes on this collection of Star Wars themed helmets that were designed for all 32 NFL teams.

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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More On Episode VII Filming In Forest Of Dean; AVCO Sign Spotted
Reported by Team Jedi News on 10 Jul 2014 13:20

Additional pieces of information have surfaced recently that appear to add credence to our initial story about possible filming of Episode VII taking place in the UK's Forest of Dean.

First up is an article posted on Daily Mail that provides a report and photos from the site, including this image of what we can easily assume is an actor/stuntman wearing a pair of Stormtrooper boots.

And remember the AVCO working title/codename that was reportedly being used for Episode VII? Check out the tweet embedded below.

While we haven't heard anything from an official source confirming this location shoot, it looks more and more like the Forest of Dean is in fact home to some of Episode VII's filming.

Latest Toy Palace Newsletter - Week 28, 2014
Reported by James on 10 Jul 2014 11:38
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Congratulations to Germany on reaching the finals of this year's World Cup, to celebrate site sponsor Toy Palace is launching their new World Cup Summer Sale running through to the end of the month (see below for conditions).

Here's some new products and pre-orders available this week from Toy Palace including the pre-order for the life-size Darth Vader from Sideshow Collectibles...

       

 

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Big Bad Toy Store News
Reported by James on 10 Jul 2014 11:06
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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 clearance sale...

Clearance Sale - Prices Just Reduced on 5000+ Items

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   09 July 2014
RUMOUR ALERT: Steven Moffat Offered A Star Wars Movie?
Reported by Team Jedi News on 09 Jul 2014 22:30

We're hearing rumblings in the Force that Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has been linked to a future Star Wars movie.

It's currently unknown whether or not the film is a saga episode - if so then presumably Episode IX - or the third standalone project which has yet to have a writing team or director announced, or whether his involvement is as a writer, producer or director.

Famously, back in 2008, his fellow Doctor Who scribe Russell T Davies was offered a position on the disbanded Star Wars Underworld project - a role he refused, declining to even meet with Lucas - and we're reliably informed that Moffat's involvement has sprung from his collaboration with Steven Spielberg on the 2011 feature The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Plenty of connective tissue between Lucas, Spielberg and Tintin producer Kathleen Kennedy.

As always, until official words filters down from Lucasfilm or Disney then this is just a wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey rumour.

Databurst From the 501st
Reported by Mark on 09 Jul 2014 20:00
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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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Official Site: The Cinema Behind Star Wars: Battleground
Reported by Mark on 09 Jul 2014 18:35

Bryan Young gives us an insight into Aaron Allston's favourite film over at The Official Star Wars Site.

Once at a writing retreat I asked Star Wars author Aaron Allston what his favorite film was.

“Battleground,” he said.

I think you can tell a lot about people by what their answer is and Aaron was no exception. For one, this was a film I’d never even heard about. I wrote it down right then in my notebook and vowed to find out why one of my favorite writers would find worth in this movie more than all others.

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Timothy Zahn Reddit AMA 4.00pm PCT Today
Reported by Mark on 09 Jul 2014 17:34

There must be something in the air, as not only is Jeremy Bulloch doing a Reddit AMA today but so is the one and only Timothy Zahn.

(I know that this is pretty short notice, but with back-to-back events and our somewhat tortured path home yesterday (and today) from Miami (details later), I'd forgotten all about it.)

Anyway, the news is that I'm going to be doing a Reddit AMA tomorrow (Wednesday) at 4 pm Pacific Time. If you have a chance, pop in and say hi or ask a question.

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T-Shirts: Star Wars Revolution
Reported by Mark on 09 Jul 2014 17:28

$16.99 and you could squish the Rebellion in this forceful tee. Available via Shirts.com Source Shirts.com
Coffee with Kenobi: The Cinematic Language Of Episode VII: A Guest Blog from Mark Newbold
Reported by Mark on 09 Jul 2014 17:15

The good folks over at Coffee With Kenobi kindly asked me to contribute a blog to their excellent string of articles, and I was only to happy to oblige. I take a look at the possible use of flashbacks in Episode VII and the language employed in the series so far.

So, flashbacks. How would they be used? Spielberg kicks off each of his Indiana Jones movies with the end of the previous adventure, be it Colorado in Last Crusade, Shanghai in Temple of Doom, Peru in Raiders or Area 51 in Crystal Skull. Only Last Crusade was a true flashback, looking to Indys youth before segeuing neatly into his search for the cross of Coronado while onboard the Vasquez de Coronado. Could Episode VII begin ‘back in the day’ with a young Leia mid-adventure, linking in somehow to the Episode VII storyline? Why not, rumours abound that Star Wars Rebels and Episode VII share some characters and story points, so a younger Leia element might be pertinent. Or perhaps the flashback would happen during the flow of the story in lieu of that other informative device – exposition, a tool that can be cumbersome if employed incorrectly.

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DJ Lobot: Turn Down for Star Wars
Reported by Matt on 09 Jul 2014 16:55

Check this latest mix by DJ Lobot, the official DJ of Disney's Star Wars Weekends and Star Wars Celebration.

It's a remix of Turn Down The What.

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Star Wars: A New Dawn Full Dust Jacket Revealed, San Diego Comic-Con Panel Announced
Reported by Mark on 09 Jul 2014 16:46

Check out the full dust jacket for 2nd Septembers A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller.

The final jacket proof for John Jackson Miller’s STAR WARS: A NEW DAWN featuring gorgeous original art by Doug Wheatley is routing in our Del Rey office this week and will be on press and printing next week. The novel, a prequel to the exciting upcoming Star Wars Rebels series is on sale September 2.

Meanwhile the Star Wars Rebels panel has been announced over at StarWars.com.

Star Wars: A New Dawn: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room 7AB

The new era of Star Wars storytelling begins in September with Star Wars: A New Dawn. Join New York Times bestselling author John Jackson Miller, Shelly Shapiro (editor, Del Rey), Frank Parisi (editor, Del Rey), Jennifer Heddle (senior editor, Lucasfilm), Pablo Hidalgo (Lucasfilm Story Group), Vanessa Marshall (Hera in Star Wars Rebels), along with Dave Filoni (executive producer, Star Wars Rebels), as they discuss the planning and process of Star Wars: A New Dawn, and present the list of upcoming Star Wars novels from Del Rey.

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Hot Wheels R2-D2 Car Revealed
Reported by Justin on 09 Jul 2014 15:45

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Awesome Ralph McQuarrie Concept Stormtrooper Costumes
Reported by Justin on 09 Jul 2014 15:12

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Jedi News Comic Review: Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squadron: The Rebel Opposition #4
Reported by ZakPT on 09 Jul 2014 15:00
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The second Death Star has fallen by the hands of Lando Calrissian and Wedge Antilles. The great Luke Skywalker has destroyed the feared Dark Lord of the Sith known as Darth Vader. And the Emperor has also fallen, this time by the turned hands of Darth Vader. But despite this final victory, word is spreading slow and isolated Imperial forces are still attacking the mighty Rebel Alliance, un-knowing about the Empires defeat.

The great Rogue Squadron has been assigned to the world of Cilpar where they were meant to be escorting Rebel transports. But they soon come under attack from the local Grand Moff and his Imperial forces. The squad are forced to settle down and rendezvous with the planets Rebel forces. After they established a good connection of trust they go on the oppressive against the Moff.

But the Force is out of balance as they have an unknown traitor in their midst. Tycho Celchu, one of the members in Rogue Squadron has managed to persuade the local Imperial air base that he is an Imperial Captain of the Air Corps. He has already flown one mission against the Rebels so has gained the Imps trust. The Rebels are about to start their final attack on the Imperial base with a traitor close and a friend undercover in the enemy, how will it all end?

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Retribution Fan Film By University Of Georgia Football Player
Reported by Justin on 09 Jul 2014 13:39

I'm always very happy when two of my true passions in life, Star Wars and football, are blended together to create something awesome. Check out the video below that was filmed by University of Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley. It is definitely one of the better Star Wars fan films that I have seen in recent memory.

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Hallmark 2014 Keepsake Ornament Premiere This Weekend
Reported by Justin on 09 Jul 2014 12:44

Just a friendly reminder that Hallmark Gold Crown stores will be holding their extremely popular Keepsake Ornamant Premiere event starting this weekend July 12. In case you missed them when they were originally posted or need a quick refresher, feel free to take the links below that pertain to this year's Star Wars selections/updates from Hallmark.

List of 2014 Star Wars Hallmark Ornaments

Hallmark Wampa 2014 Event Exclusive Ornament

No Hallmark 2014 Limited Edition Star Wars Ornament

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Artoo Detoo Metal Chimineer
Reported by Mark on 09 Jul 2014 03:16

   

Imagine the scene. It's a hot summer evening. You're sinking a cold one as the barbeque sizzles, and to your left your trusty astromech is acting as a chimineer. Sound crazy? Not so much, as there's a faithful droid available right now who'll do just that and he's already on the planet in Cardiff.

Owner Rebecca Salter is hoping to find a good home for Artoo. Here's some more info.

Just to fill you in a bit more: It's a hand beaten, metal, fully articulated collectible, with a front opening section. It can be used as a garden heater/chiminea or possibly as a barbeque as well. It's very detailed and must have taken such a long time to create. We have acquired this as we've just taken over a business premises in Cardiff and it was left there by the previous owner. We now have full possession of the stock and any items left so we were rather excited when we found R2! We love it, but he should go to a more suitable home. I've been looking online and I can't find another one like it anywhere!

You can contact Rebecca and make an offer on 07779 580 370 or email her at Rebeccasaltertutor@gmail.com.

Great Bargains on Class 2 Vehicles At Sainsbury
Reported by Mark on 09 Jul 2014 02:06

Very cool news from Jedi News reader Ross Burt. Over to Ross.

Hey guys - this might be purely a local store thing, not sure - but at the weekend I picked up a couple of class 2 vehicles - the smaller Slave 1 and Anakins Jedi Starfighter - at an unbelievable £5.99!! £14.00 off. This was in Sainsburys superstore in Guildford. However, I checked another store nearby and they did not have this deal on, and I can't spot it online, but on the off-chance it's out there - thought I'd let you know, crazy bargains! Cheers Guys.

Star Wars Hasbro MTT On Discount, Now £67.49
Reported by Matt on 09 Jul 2014 01:24

Found at the Bristol Brislington branch here in the UK by reader Steve Lewis, who said there were a couple of this mighty vehicle left in the store. Thanks for the report mate.

Great deal. Have you any store reports bargains or new product news? Take a snap and email news@jedinews.co.uk.

Details On Episode VII IMAX And 3D Filming
Reported by Justin on 09 Jul 2014 00:15

We get word via Pajiba on how director J.J. Abrams will be handling the IMAX (originally confirmed by Disney back in March) and 3D work on Episode VII.

We can also confirm exclusively through IMAX representatives that Episode VII is currently shooting with three 65mm 2D IMAX cameras. There are only four working 2D IMAX cameras in the entire world, with the other one being used on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, so this is a good sign that significant portions of Star Wars are being shot in the format.

Abrams is no stranger to the film-based IMAX format, with sections of Star Trek Into Darkness having been shot that way. Much like that project, Star Wars Episode VII will also be post-converted to 3D for its regular theatrical and IMAX presentations.

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Jedi News Comic Review: Star Wars #19
Reported by BrianC on 09 Jul 2014 00:00
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After a long search, it seemed that the Rebel Alliance had found a planet to call home— Arrochar, where it could establish a permanent base. All that was required was for Princess Leia to marry that world’s prince. But though the prince’s intentions were pure, those with the true power on Arrochar had struck a deal with the Empire to help destroy the Rebellion.

After narrowly escaping the Empire’s trap, the Rebels are safe—though they are once again homeless. Leia, blaming herself for the disaster on Arrochar, has withdrawn from her friends . . . rededicating herself to the future of the Alliance.

But across the galaxy, events are unfolding which will require Leia’s attention—and the help of those closest to her...

Writer Brian Wood, artist Carlos D'Anda, colourist Gabe Eltaeb and cover artist Hugh Fleming bring us the ninteenth issue of Star Wars.

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   08 July 2014
Jeremy Bulloch's Doing A Reddit AMA Tomorrow
Reported by Matt on 08 Jul 2014 23:57

Just a heads up, head on over to REDDIT tomorrow for an AMA from the one and only Jeremy Bulloch.

Get your thinking caps on - what would you ask the greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy?

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New From Pyramid International
Reported by Matt on 08 Jul 2014 23:54

New Star Wars licensed items coming soon from Pyramid International for the UK market.

Wrist bands are £3.00 each and the 30x40cm pre-framed art prints are £20.00 each.

They arrive late July, early August.

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A Quart of Oil with Joe2-D2: “You were the Chosen One”
Reported by Mark on 08 Jul 2014 23:51

Joe Taylor posts the latest blog at Coffee With Kenobi.

The topic of whether Anakin Skywalker was the Chosen One has been debated and dissected on just about every blog and podcast that is currently in existence, and if it hasn’t been discussed, then at some point, it will be. I think that it has even been discussed on a past Coffee With Kenobi episode. But I wanted to give my opinions on the topic.

Unfortunately, the specific prophesy that references the Chosen One has never been written down, but it basically states that a being of extreme Force potential will come along and is supposed to bring “balance to the Force.” At the time that Anakin was discovered by Qui-Gon Jinn, the Jedi, who represented the Light side of the Force, were the primary user of the Force in the galaxy. Their interpretation of the prophesy was that the Chosen One was going to destroy the Sith. Obi-Wan Kenobi states this perfectly in Episode 3 after he defeats Darth Vader, which was Anakin’s new Sith name.

Stay tuned as I drop a blog over at Coffee With Kenobi later on today.

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Bad Wookie
Reported by Mark on 08 Jul 2014 23:48

Here's a wookiee who clearly felt the Force. geddit, felt the Force? Oh I give up...

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Full of Sith Episode LXXII: Adventure Time!
Reported by Mark on 08 Jul 2014 23:43

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

Adventure Time artist Derek Hunter (the treacherous but redeeming Lando to Bryan’s Han) joins Mike and Bryan to talk Star Wars, disagreements in the fandom, and about that horrible German Star Wars museum.

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

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T-Shirts: Till Luke Said
Reported by Matt on 08 Jul 2014 23:36

He's not only great with Tauntauns, he's also the Wampa/Rancor/Dewback/Bantha whisperer.

$12.00 plus P&P and this charming tee can be yours via Fresh Brewed Tee.

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Pic Of Episode VII Tatooine Being Filmed In IMAX?
Reported by Justin on 08 Jul 2014 23:29

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Star Wars Episode VII: Brian Muir Confirms Participation In Episode VII
Reported by Team Jedi News on 08 Jul 2014 23:27

Great news arrives as the man who originally sculpted Darth Vaders helmet joins the ever-expanding crew of Episode VII.

The circle is now complete - today I started on Star Wars VII Obviously I am under a strict contractual agreement not to reveal any details but pleased to be part of this film

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Coffee with Kenobi: A Cup of Clone Wars: A Conversation with Tasia Valenza
Reported by Mark on 08 Jul 2014 23:21

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

On today's show, we talk with Tasia Valenza, who played Shaak Ti on the Clone Wars. Tasia talks about her experiences on the Clone Wars, what she admires about Shaak Ti, and get to hear her inspirational outlook on life. We are honored to have a cup of coffee with this talented and versatile actress. This is the Podcast You're Looking For!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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SDCC 2014: Complete Star Wars Programming List; No Episode VII Content Planned
Reported by Justin on 08 Jul 2014 22:34

Head on over to the official site for Lucasfilm's complete list of Star Wars programming (including the previously mentioned Star Wars Rebels panel) that will be in store for fans at SDCC later this month.

Looking to experience the full power of the Force at San Diego Comic-Con? StarWars.com has you covered with a complete guide to Star Wars programming, including panels on Star Wars Rebels, Hasbro’s action figures, and much more!

And for those who were hoping to see a glimpse of Episode VII content at SDCC:

With Star Wars: Episode VII creators deep in production in anticipation of the film’s December 18, 2015, release, Lucasfilm will not be featuring the movie at SDCC.

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Chopper From Star Wars Rebels Comes To Life
Reported by Justin on 08 Jul 2014 22:09

Chopper is the grumpy, lazy, yet ultimately heroic astromech droid of the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series -- and Lucasfilm has brought him to life. In this new video, go behind the scenes to see how a fully functioning Chopper was designed, built, and finally, introduced to his creators and to the world.

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SDCC 2014: The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels Panel
Reported by Team Jedi News on 08 Jul 2014 22:04

Check out the following update that was sent out via an official Lucasfilm press release about Star Wars Rebels appearing at SDCC later this month (and be sure to click the image above for a larger view of this awesome new poster!)

The Empire. The Rebellion. The Beginning. STAR WARS REBELS, Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated animated series detailing the start of the fight against the evil Empire, is coming this fall – but fans can get a big sneak peek at San Diego Comic-Con.

Lucasfilm’s special panel, The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels (Thursday, 7/24/14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Room: 6BCF), will feature executive producer Dave Filoni, as well as the first panel appearance by executive producer Simon Kinberg and stars Freddie Prinze, Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, and Taylor Gray. They’ll discuss making the show and will debut several exclusive reveals from the upcoming series for fans in attendance.

Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.

Star Wars Rebels News Coming This Month
Reported by Justin on 08 Jul 2014 11:57

If you're one of the countless fans who are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new Star Wars Rebels animated series, then the tweet embedded below courtesy of Lucasfilm's Tracy Cannobbio should put a huge smile on your face.

All signs are pointing to new updates on the series coming our way later this month at SDCC!

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   07 July 2014
Was "Wolf" The Codename For Star Wars Rebels?
Reported by Justin on 07 Jul 2014 21:41

We all know how much of a passion Dave Filoni has for wolves. So the following information should come as no surprise at all. On page 14 in the latest issue of Star Wars Insider (Issue #151), actress Vanessa Marshall, who provides the voice for Ghost pilot Hera in the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated TV series, had this to say about her initial audition for the series (click the image for a larger view).

Does this indicate that the working title/codename for Rebels was "Wolf"? Sure sounds that way to me!

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RUMOR: Episode VII Filming In UK's Forest Of Dean?
Reported by Team Jedi News on 07 Jul 2014 19:16

Head on over to the Jedi News Facebook page for a short video of a BBC news report containing footage from the Forest of Dean that has some potential Episode VII location filming clues...

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Sideshow Bomb Squad Clone Trooper Ordnance Specialist Sixth Scale Figure Pre-Order
Reported by Justin on 07 Jul 2014 18:12

Sideshow Collectibles has updated their website to include a pre-order link for their upcoming Bomb Squad Clone Trooper: Ordnance Specialist Sixth Scale Figure. The figure carries a $149.99 price tag and is scheduled to begin shipping in February 2015.

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New Nature Smart Star Wars Vitamins
Reported by Justin on 07 Jul 2014 17:07

No matter how strong they are with the Force, Jedi and Sith alike need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. That's where this new selection of Star Wars vitamins from Nature Smart comes into play. Available in four different varieties, these complete multi-vitamins should go a long way towards building a strong and healthy body.

To find a location that sells these new vitamins, just click here.

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The Metro: Star Wars Episode VII: Who are new cast members Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen?
Reported by Mark on 07 Jul 2014 16:02

My latest entry to The Metro takes a look at the two newest additions to the Episode VII cast, Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen.

Clarke is an American actress studying in Glasgow and was found via the now infamous casting calls which were held across the UK and the USA and attracted 37,000 hopefuls with a further 30,000 applying online. Little known, she is soon to be seen in 2015's The Moon and the Sun.

Also arriving via the open calls is parkour expert Pip Andersen, from Taunton. He has been doing parkour/freerunning for seven years, five and a half as a professional and if you get the chance, check out his recent Spider-Man ad for Sony, which demonstrates his unbelievable techniques as a parkour expert.

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Boss Fight Studio's Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Action Figures
Reported by DaveT on 07 Jul 2014 15:15

My friends at Boss Fight Studios, who helped design many of the Star Wars, Marvel and G.I. Joe figures for Hasbro, have now gone freelance and are creating their first Action Figure product range which is really beautiful and initially based on classic Greek Mythology with Spartans and Medusa.

They are running a KickStarter project at the moment to raise funds and have been really successful so far, unlocking and reaching several goals.

It has now reached the last week of the KickStarter, so many of us are trying to help our friends with a big push to help raise awareness.

All The Cool Stuff is also running a promotion on Facebook to give one lucky person a chance to have their likeness sculpted by the team in an action figure scale, which is really a really cool prize.

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Star Wars: Age of Rebellion RPG Expanded Universe Contest
Reported by Mark on 07 Jul 2014 15:03

Our good pal Keith Kappel, writer on Star Wars: Age of Rebellion and other Fantasy Flight Games projects, brings us news of a great competiton over at Jedi Mouseketeer.

I had a ton of fun crafting the adventure, and there are more obscure EU (Star Wars Expanded Universe) references than you can shake a stick at buried in the text of the adventure. In fact, there are so many, you might say there is something like an EU information scavenger hunt built into said adventure.

On Tuesday, July 15th (I want some people to have time to play through and then read the adventure, or account for some late shipping times) I will ask a question in this thread. The first person to post the correct complete answer (as judged by me) will win a free signed copy of one of the Star Wars products I have worked on for FFG. This includes Suns of Fortune, the AOR GM Kit, and the upcoming Far Horizons colonist class book (if you feel like waiting on your reward). I'm willing to pay shipping so long as its under 10 bucks, otherwise we'll have to work something else out.

Anyway, I hope you guys all enjoy the adventure, and I wish you all luck in the contest!

Remember, you have to stay tuned to the thread at Jedi Mouseketeer. And get in line, I'm entering this one!

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Episode VII Tweets: John Boyega - July 7, 2014
Reported by Justin on 07 Jul 2014 14:51

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Star Wars Episode VII: Introducing Pip Andersen
Reported by Matt on 07 Jul 2014 14:46

Following in the tradition of Star Wars casting, another name has been cast for their physical attributes. Like Dave Prowse and Ray Park before him, now comes the announcement of Pip Andersen.

From his website Piptrix:

Pip Andersen has been doing Parkour/Freerunning for 7 years and has been professional for 5 and half. He has worked with some of the largest companies in the world and shows no sign of slowing down.

He is from my neck of the woods, the South West of the UK, from a town called Taunton which is only an hour from Bristol, the hometown of Dave Prowse.

Check out his Piptrix showreel and see and believe that whatever part he plays in the new movie it will be visually stunning. We can't wait to see him on the screen next year.

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Star Wars Rebels: The Inquisitors TIE Advanced Starfighter
Reported by Mark on 07 Jul 2014 14:23

Via Pete and Andy over at Rebels Report, here's a look at the Inquisitors TIE Advanced Starfighter from Star Wars Rebels. Does that look pleasingly familiar or what?

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eFx Legend Scout Trooper Helmet & Pistol
Reported by Justin on 07 Jul 2014 14:19

eFX Collectibles has updated their website to include product information and pricing on their new Legend Scout Trooper Helmet and Pistol. The set carries an $899.00 price tag with pre-orders scheduled to go live on Tuesday July 8 at 9:00am PDST.

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T-Shirts: Plastic Debris
Reported by Matt on 07 Jul 2014 14:07

TeeFury bring us this cool $11.00 shirt, available with $3.00 shipping, that puts the 'Jawa' in 'Jawanna buy some LEGO?'

Come on, how can you resist?

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Star Wars Force For Change Week 7 Millennium Falcon Badge
Reported by Justin on 07 Jul 2014 13:54

The 7th Star Wars Force For Change charity Founding Member digital badge has been revealed via email featuring an image of the one and only Millennium Falcon (click the image below for a larger view).

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Meet Ian Doescher, Author Of The Jedi Doth Return! Book Tour 8th - 28th July 2014
Reported by Mark on 07 Jul 2014 13:41

He's crossing the galaxy faster than General Grievous twirls his lightsabers and while he does it, Ian Doescher is bringing you the very best of Star Wars and Shakespeare. Here's a list of his book tour appearances during July.

  • Tuesday, July 8: Philadelphia Free Library, Philadelphia, PA
  • Wednesday, July 9: Barnes & Noble at Country Glen Center, Carle Place, NY
  • Thursday, July 10: RJ Julia Booksellers, Madison, CT
  • Saturday, July 12: Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, Beaverton, OR
  • Sunday, July 13: Barnes & Noble at Northgate Mall, Seattle, WA
  • Monday, July 14: Village Books, Bellingham, WA
  • Tuesday, July 15: Third Place Books, Lake Forest, WA
  • Friday, July 18: Tattered Cover Bookstore at Highlands Ranch, Highlands Ranch, CO
  • Saturday, July 19: Boulder Bookstore, Boulder, CO
  • Sunday, July 20: Hardesty Regional Library, Tulsa, OK
  • Saturday, July 26: Barnes & Noble Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Monday, July 28: Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA

And on 14th July Ian will be our guest on the 12th episode of RADIO 1138, so stay tuned!

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Gentle Giant Padme Amidala Statue and Yoda Ilum Statue First Look Unboxing and Review
Reported by Mark on 07 Jul 2014 13:29

Our pals over at Yodas News bring us this unveiling of ther new Gentle Giant Padme Amidala Statue and Yoda Ilum Statue.

Yodasnews has the first look and in hand review of the Gentle Giant LTD Star Wars Padme Amidala Statue and Yoda Ilum Statue due out in a few weeks.

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Jedi News Facebook Page Reaches 7000 Likes
Reported by Team Jedi News on 07 Jul 2014 13:00

Huge thanks to our Jedi News followers for pushing us beyond the 7000 mark on our Jedi News Facebook page. We really appreciate it and are working our hardest to keep bringing you the best and latest in Star Wars news.

An especially big thanks goes out to our senior admin on the page, Zak. He's doing a brilliant job of managing the page, adding fresh content all the time and we couldn't do it without him.

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Episode VII Tweets: Carrie Fisher - July 6, 2014
Reported by StephenG on 07 Jul 2014 10:19

Carrie Fisher looking great!

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   06 July 2014
CONFIRMED: Crystal Clarke & Pip Andersen From Open Casting Call Join Episode VII Cast
Reported by Team Jedi News on 06 Jul 2014 20:21

At the end of last year Lucasfilm and Disney invited all young aspiring actors to attend an open casting call for roles in J.J Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII. The casting calls spanned 11 cities across the US and UK and over 37,000 hopefuls attended, with a further 30,000 submitting applications online.

Having hunted high and low for young and undiscovered talent, the filmmakers are delighted to announce that two actors from the open call call have been cast.

Crystal Clarke is an American actress studying in Glasgow, UK, who has both stage and screen acting experience and is soon to be seen in her first feature, The Moon and the Sun (to be released in 2015). British actor Pip Andersen is a skilled practitioner of parkour, a discipline that involves propelling oneself through any given environment with incredible grace and agility. Pip recently demonstrated this remarkable skill in a Spider-Man ad for Sony.

“The Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young talent and in casting Episode VII we wanted to remain absolutely faithful to this tradition. We are delighted that so many travelled to see us at the open casting calls and that we have been able to make Crystal and Pip a part of the film,” said producer and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. ,p>Meanwhile, principal photography continues at Pinewood Studios in London after wrapping on location in Abu Dhabi in May.

In August, the team will take a brief two-week hiatus while adjustments to the current production schedule are made as actor Harrison Ford recovers from a leg injury. Harrison is doing well and is looking forward to returning to the set soon. Shooting remains on track to wrap in the fall with the film scheduled for release on December 18, 2015.

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Kevin Smith Talks About His Episode VII Set Visit
Reported by Justin on 06 Jul 2014 19:37

Following up on his Instagram photo that he shared last week, Kevin Smith spoke about his time visiting the set of Episode VII in a video during the Neuchatel International Film Festival in Switzerland that is posted over on Slashfilm.

Take the source link below if you don't mind hearing potential spoilers and want to listen to what Smith had to say.

WARNING - STRONG LANGUAGE.

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Hot Wheels To Release 5 Star Wars Cars In October
Reported by Justin on 06 Jul 2014 17:40

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Mackenzie Davis On Adam Driver Episode VII Villain Rumor
Reported by Justin on 06 Jul 2014 15:31

While we've heard the villain role being associated with new cast member Adam Driver before, we now get the following quote from actress Mackenzie Davis (who starred alongside Driver in the 2013 comedy What If) that adds more fuel to the speculative fire.

"Star Wars is the hugest thing ever, it's amazing," she grinned. "And he's playing the villain, I heard, which is awesome - that's the best thing I can imagine. That sounds so cool."

Here's hoping we get some offcial news on Driver's character (and other Episode VII characters as well) at SDCC in a few weeks.

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Sideshow Arc Clone Troopers Echo & Fives Sixth Scale Figures Preview
Reported by Justin on 06 Jul 2014 15:13

Sideshow Collectibles has updated their website to include a preview of their upcoming Arc Clone Troopers Echo and Fives Sixth Scale Figures from the hit animated TV series The Clone Wars. A specific pre-order date has yet to be announced, and fans in attendance at SDCC later this month will get to see these new figures in person.

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Episode VII Tweets: Anthony Daniels - July 6, 2014
Reported by Justin on 06 Jul 2014 14:25

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   05 July 2014
This Is The Worst Star Wars Exhibition Ever
Reported by Mark on 05 Jul 2014 22:30

Listen folks, I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other, I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything as bad as this Star Wars exhibition.

The city of Wolfsburg—in Germany—is currently hosting the worst Star Wars exhibition ever. Everything looks wrong and creepy. From the horrible lighting and staging to the actual objects. I thought people wouldn't have to pay to visit such a dodgy exhibition, but I was wrong, tickets cost around $14.

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T-Shirts: Red Five
Reported by Matt on 05 Jul 2014 22:17

Day of the Shirt bring us this $10.00 tee that makes no bones about clearly showing your allegiance to the world.

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Vinylmation Star Wars 4 Series Boba Fett Combo Pack 3
Reported by Mark on 05 Jul 2014 21:10

Boba Fett Fan Club brings us this info on the Vinylmation Star Wars 4 Series Boba Fett Combo Pack 3.

"Classic" Boba Fett ("Empire") and "Concept" Boba Fett, sold separately. Retails for $25.

Released July 4, 2014 at Disneyland, Disney World, and online. Online inventory sold out in less than 6 hours. Disneyland (Anaheim, CA) had 80% of its stock sell out in the first day.

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T-Shirts: Tosche Station
Reported by Matt on 05 Jul 2014 19:43

$10.00? That's cheaper than a new set of power converters! Get over to RIPT Apparel and order this now.

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Things To Do In Petaluma
Reported by Mark on 05 Jul 2014 19:27

So, what do you think is number one? Is it the Petaluma seed bank? Shollenberger Park? Maybe the Helen Putnam Park? Guess again, it's the one and only Rancho Obi-Wan.

Owner description: A visit to Rancho Obi-Wan is a distinctive interactive experience unlike that offered by any other museum, exhibit, archive, or memorabilia collection. The museum houses the Guinness World Records largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia and tours of the private collection are guided by owner Steve Sansweet. Rancho Obi-Wan appeals to avid Star Wars fans, who can spend hours asking Steve questions on topics ranging from action figures to screen-used props. The museum also attracts non-core fans with exhibits that show the interaction of Star Wars and popular culture, the immense changes in technology and the workplace that happened in less than four decades, and the worldwide reach of Star Wars as seen through the lens of international culture. Even those with just a casual interest in Star Wars will appreciate the outstanding quality of the visuals and immersive environments, along with the stories Steve spins.

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Club Jade Celebrates 10 Years And Keeps Fans Styling
Reported by Mark on 05 Jul 2014 19:00

With the merger of Lightsabre and Jedi News back in 2010 you can trace the history of this site back to 1998 and the launch of Wirezone, but as Tricia Barr investigates, the always awesome Club Jade reaches back even further, to 1995. Tricia looks at their blog, which has been a steadfast friend to Star Wars since 2005.

Amid the flurry of franchise news, one of Star Wars’ longest-running fan blogs passed a major milestone. Club Jade has been a community of “(mostly) female fans who love Star Wars” since 1995. Formed around a fondness for the novels, the site has been in continuous operation since the days of Web 1.0; by way of the blog, which celebrated its ten year anniversary last week, it braved the way for fansite blogs as we know them today. Club Jade’s reputation as the go-to site for swift and accurate reporting of Star Wars news is legendary, and fansites that have emerged in its wake often have attempted to mimic its trademark snark and spin on fandom. Its staying power is a testament to Tracy “Dunc” Duncan and her team’s love for Star Wars.

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NOMCAST Episode 1
Reported by Mark and Jonathan on 05 Jul 2014 18:45

It's time to join Jonathan and Lisa Hicks, Nancy Petru and Mark Newbold for NOMCAST.

Join us for our first episode as we talk about random nerd stuff including New DC TV shows, spoilers in movies, the goodness of E3 and Blade Runner 2 - will it work?

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Harrison Ford's Personal Trainer Talks Episode VII Injury And Recovery
Reported by Justin on 05 Jul 2014 11:38

According to his personal trainer Jake Steinfeld, Harrison Ford is progressing very well from his leg injury he suffered while filming on the set of Episode VII. He also commented on Ford's overall mindset right now in dealing with this setback.

The star's long-time personal trainer Jake Steinfeld told gossip website TMZ.com: "He's getting in shape now. He's feeling great and he's rehabbing it."

He added: "He and I have been friends for a long time, over 30 years, and he is in great shape. He is going to get back even better than he was, and I've been monitoring it with him. He's feeling great and is in great spirits."

Excellent news. Excellent news indeed.

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   04 July 2014
ForceCast #310: A Love Story
Reported by Mark on 04 Jul 2014 21:31

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

Might Harrison Ford be back to filming? May we see romance between John Boyega and Daisy Ridley's characters? What is Luke's possible involvement in Episode VII? This week we discuss the good and bad sides of these rumors, the issue of motion capture, the concern about gimmick casting, and much more. Don't miss this week's episode of The ForceCast!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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ThinkGeek Update 4/7/14
Reported by ZakPT on 04 Jul 2014 20:00

This week over at ThinkGeek there have been two great new releases. First off, as you may have seen on the site a few weeks ago, there is the rather cool looking Darth Vader playing card set that come in a crafted helmet case. These set of cards aren’t your average set of prequel cards as they tell the story of Vader’s life from Jedi to Sith. They also have text underlining what moment the card is depicting for a real in-depth feel. This set would be great for any Star Wars collector and for only $9.99 it’s an absolute bargain!

Next up we have the beautifully crafted Imperial watch which sits alongside its other fellow Star Wars watch range. With a Death Star background and two TIE’s in the foreground this makes a nice little 3-D display. With an accurate second hand you can make sure that you are back at your station in good time and avoid being Force choked. It comes in an official Star Wars presentation box that makes for an awesome gift.

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May July 4th Be With You
Reported by Mark on 04 Jul 2014 18:09

From the ever reliable Lazy Padawan over at SWPAS here's a poster many of you will remember, from July 4th 2005. Buy 3, get one free for Revenge of the Sith. Not a bad deal, lets hope Episode VII is still in cinemas come July 4th 2016!

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Realm Recap Episode 22: At the Corner of Happy and Healthy (and HTF?)
Reported by Mark on 04 Jul 2014 15:30

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

On this special pre-Independence Day weekend episode, we gather to discuss bit of the breaking news that has happened since the weekend. We get confirmation of the Walgreens Exclusive Prototype Fett, clarification on the Cantina Showdown set, plus we chat about the new official Star Wars.com website and more!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr

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Official Site: Fully Operational Fandom: Star Wars Is Everywhere
Reported by Mark on 04 Jul 2014 11:50

The fully operational Amy Ratcliffe brings her latest article to the magnificently attired, spiffingly shiny and new The Official Star Wars Site.

It’s not a secret that Star Wars is woven into cultures around the world. While it’s not a revelation, the fact that references to the characters and story pop up in unexpected places like historical homes and the streets of Paris should still be examined. Each encounter is like an artifact, evidence of the effect the saga has had on our society over the past 37 years. Those tendrils will only spread in years to come because kids and adults are still discovering Star Wars for the first time, and new material will is coming down the pipeline soon to inspire the next generation.

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RebelForce Radio: July 4, 2014
Reported by Mark on 04 Jul 2014 10:30

Join Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac over at RebelForce Radio.

Celebrate the 4th of July with RebelForce Radio! Fire up the grill as we bring you the latest on Harrison Ford's injury with an explosive "Ankle-Gate" update, we study some fresh Episode VII casting rumors that keep it all in the family, and Andy Serkis threatens to "spill the beans" concerning his involvement in the Star Wars sequels. Plus...A Stormtrooper walking down the street shuts down business in a small Kansas town? Yep, really happened and we catch up with Stormtrooper Sam to hear his side of an Outrageous Unthinkable Story that will have you laughing it up like a fuzzball. The fireworks continue as Jimmy Mac & Steve Sansweet report from the exclusive PfieferCon, your chance to win a free RFR t-shirt, and Billy Dee goes to prison. All this and tons more Star Wars stuff for your Independence Day celebration this week on RebelForce Radio.

Contact Information: iTunes | RSS Feed | Twitter | Facebook

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The Scream Of The Jedi Knight
Reported by Mark on 04 Jul 2014 10:11

It's a subject that's been investigated before, but when it brings such instant recognition from viewers and listeners 'in the know' then you can never talk about it enough. Sennheiser look into the Wilhelm Scream and its most famous proponent, Ben Burtt.

This is what death sounds like – a scream spirals directly to a high point, pauses briefly on a yelling vibrato and then breaks off abruptly as if plummeting into a bottomless abyss. The Wilhelm scream is the best-known noise in film history, featuring in hundreds of films – from the Indiana Jones and Star Wars films to the current Hobbit trilogy. It is also used in games such as Grand Theft Auto and Assassin’s Creed.

It’s the same scream every time, recycled from a sound library. Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber does in an opponent – Aaaaargh! Batman sweeps an evildoer aside – Aaaaargh! A giant ant dismembers a soldier – Aaaaargh! Over and over again, for more than 60 years. Just one YouTube medley, „Wilhelm Scream Compilation“, shows the sound being used in 152 scenes. Something that gets on your nerves? Only for the initiated. A sound cliché? Well, yes. A running gag? Undoubtedly. But it’s a good one – seeing that it comes from the creative brain of Hollywood’s master of tone.

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Wampa's Lair #90: Conventions and Celebrities
Reported by Mark on 04 Jul 2014 03:14

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

In their latest episode, Karl and Jason are finally back together! Jason recounts his experiences at Phoenix Comic-Con, they go over the most responded to matchup yet and discuss their Top 5 Star Wars actors whom they’d like to meet!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Happy 4th July From Team Jedi News
Reported by Team Jedi News on 04 Jul 2014 00:00

To all our American friends out there we'd like to wish a happy 4th of July from Team Jedi News. Enjoy the day and remember while there's only one 4th July a year, every day is a Star Wars day!

   03 July 2014
SWFUK Episode 2: Breast Feeding A Plush Ewok
Reported by Mark on 03 Jul 2014 23:59

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

Welcome to the second podcast from Star Wars Forum UK. This month we have an extensive interview with forum member Jez as well as part two of our farthest from Interviews as we hear from Lee Bullock, Jason Smith and Christian. Richard delves into two more huge boom stories and Grant will be lathering up his oddballs as he discusses bubble bath in the oddball section. We choose our favourite threads from the forum including a detailed search into the latest acquisitions thread. Pete checks out the vintage market and we give you details of all the UK Star Wars events this coming month. Also available on iTunes. Download and enjoy!!

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Charminster Festival: 22nd - 24th August 2014
Reported by Matt on 03 Jul 2014 23:52

Their mission is to provide an annual sustainable festival in Bournemouth, to provide opportunities for young and new musicians in Dorset, helping them to further their musical ambitions and to provide equal opportunities for all sections of the community to be involved in music, to help bands get established in the local area both through the festival and CharFest Promotions and to support the charity Victim No More, based in the area.

To help them do that Femi Taylor, Pam Rose and Derek Lyons represent the galaxy far, far away along with a number of other guests at the Charminster sci-fi and music festival, taking place on the 22nd to the 24th August in Bournemouth.

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The WolfPack Podcast #75: VII VII VII
Reported by Dan on 03 Jul 2014 23:39

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

In this episode of The WolfPack Podcast, Dan and Corey talk about all the greatest news from a galaxy far far away, including, Episode VII News, Rebels News and Rumors, and even some The Clone Wars news, and the possibility of Ashley Eckstein playing Ahsoka Tano in Episode VII! We also talk about the very awesome custom figure of Jedi General Pong Krell that Corey got. So strap in, drink your blue milk, and get ready for the jump to hyperspace in this brand new episode!

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Big Bad Toy Store News
Reported by James on 03 Jul 2014 23:19
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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 clearance sale...

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SDCC 2014: Exclusive Gentle Giant Luke Skywalker McQuarrie Concept Mini Bust
Reported by Justin on 03 Jul 2014 19:49

The official Star Wars site provides us with this first look at the SDCC 2014 Exclusive Gentle Giant Luke Skywalker (McQuarrie Concept) mini bust.

PG members can place their pre-order for shipping after the convention right here.

Gentle Giant has a slate of new Star Wars products coming to San Diego Comic-Con (July 24-27), and StarWars.com is excited to reveal one item with an especially historic significance: the Ralph McQuarrie-style Luke Skywalker mini bust. Depicting the hero as he appeared in McQuarrie’s original concept art for Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, this mini bust shows a very different-looking Luke, but with details that would inform his final design and the designs of other characters. As a collectible, it offers a special glimpse into the visual evolution of Star Wars. It is digitally sculpted, cold cast in high quality polystone and hand-painted, and is individually numbered with a matching certificate of authenticity. The mini bust measures 6.5? x 7.25? x 5?, and will be available for $85.00.

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Bad Robot Intern Plays Imperial March On Tesla Coil
Reported by Justin on 03 Jul 2014 18:56

Our intern Amir built a Tesla coil that plays music using a MIDI controller!

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New Episode IV Xbox Live Content And Avatars
Reported by Justin on 03 Jul 2014 12:23

As posted over on the new and improved official Star Wars site:

Your Xbox Live avatar can now dress like a Jedi-to-be, pilot a TIE fighter, or wear Princess Leia’s medal-ceremony gown. Star Wars has returned to the Xbox Live Avatar Marketplace, with a new collection of virtual goods celebrating the film that introduced the world to a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

Available now, fans can outfit their avatars with costumes from A New Hope, including heroes Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia, as well as the film’s villains, ranging from a Tusken Raider to Darth Vader. New props are also available, from an R2-D2 companion to the galaxy’s greatest starfighters.

The entire collection is available for purchase on the Xbox 360 and online at Xbox.com.

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Full of Sith Episode LXXI: Breaking a Leg
Reported by Mark on 03 Jul 2014 03:40

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

Mike is back to join Bryan and Bobby to talk about the latest news in the Star Wars universe. They talk moving release dates, Harrison Ford’s injuries, new casting announcements, and Geena Davis’ visit to Bad Robot. After that, the guys get back to Late to the Party and discuss the Younglings arc of Season 5 and then move on to Season 6.

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Official Site: Critical Opinion: Return of the Jedi Reviews
Reported by Mark on 03 Jul 2014 00:32

I have the great privilege of being the first person to have a new article posted to the freshly redesigned The Official Star Wars Site as my article looking at the critical reaction to Return of the Jedi arrives.

Thankfully for fans of Star Wars everywhere, The Empire Strikes Back proved that you could go back to the well a second time (not counting the Holiday Special, of course) and recreate the magic of the Star Wars galaxy in a very different way. As 1983 rolled around the world held its breath as Return of the Jedi arrived in North American cinemas nationwide on May 25, 1983, (2nd June here in the UK) and fans played Wookiee hookey and flocked in their droves to see the film. Commercially, Jedi was a monster success, breaking single day and opening weekend records with ease and catapulting the film swiftly up the all time charts.

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Steven Spielberg Blu Ray Collectors Edition
Reported by Mark on 02 Jul 2014 23:26