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

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

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

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted by BakedCakesandCupcakery on Sunday, 19 July 2015

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

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

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

Contact Information: iTunes | RSS Feed | Twitter | Facebook

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

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

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

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Information: iTunes | Twitter | Facebook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Source Star Wars Report
RUMOR: Details On Who Felicity Jones Is Playing In Rogue One
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 01 Aug 2015 02:32

The website Comic Book Movie is reporting a rumor (via details provided by Heroic Hollywood's El Mayimbe) on the possible character that actress Felicity Jones will be playing in Gareth Edwards' upcoming Anthology film Rogue One.

This rumor sounds pretty outlandish to me, so take the source link below with as much salt as you deem fit for your dietary tastes.

Source CBM
   31 July 2015
Fantasy Flight Games: Out Of Hiding!
Reported by Jonathan (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Jul 2015 23:31

Fantasy Flight Games bring us their 8th wave of Star Wars: X-Wing starship expansions, including the Ghost and the Phantom from Star Wars Rebels.

From the website:

"Kid, I’m about to let everyone in on the secret."
–Kanan Jarrus

Slip past Imperial blockades, blast out of the shadows, and spark a rebellion… Fantasy Flight Games is proud to welcome the Ghost and its crew to X-Wing™ as part of the game's eighth wave of starship expansions!
Full of fantastic secrets and surprising skills, as well as powerful technological tools, Wave VIII introduces five new starships divided between its four different expansions:

  • The Rebellion's Ghost Expansion Pack introduces both the Ghost and the Phantom, along with pilots and crew representing the heroic protagonists of Star Wars Rebels.
  • Meanwhile, the crew of the Ghost will have to contend with one of their greatest nemeses, as the Inquistor lends his strength, his skills, and his TIE Advanced prototype to the Imperial Navy with the Inquisitor's TIE Expansion Pack.
  • The galaxy's Scum and Villainy get into the action, too, as they retain the services of the renowned bounty hunters Zuckuss, 4-LOM, and Dengar in the Mist Hunter Expansion Pack and Punishing One Expansion Pack.

Source Fantasy Flight Games
Star Wars Report #177: Stuffed Friends
Reported by Teresa (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Jul 2015 23:09

It's time to join your hosts Steve Glosson and Teresa DelGado over at Star Wars Report.

Steve Glosson and Teresa DelGado hold the Star Wars Report fort as they sit down to chat Star Wars news and current events! Micheal Jackson and N-Sync in Star Wars? What Disney logo will we get, if any, for the new films? Stuffed Friends, Fan Reactions on Twitter over Shumer’s GQ photo-shoot recap, and more! On this week’s episode of the STAR WARS REPORT!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Source Star Wars Report
Fantasy Flight Games: Lying in Wait
Reported by Jonathan (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Jul 2015 21:47

Fantasy Flight Games bring us this magnificent Imperial Assault Carrier expansion pack for Star Wars: X-Wing, taken from Star Wars Rebels.

From the website:

“Next time they make a move, we'll be waiting for them, to snuff out that spark before it catches fire.”
–Agent Kallus

Carry the fight to the Rebellion’s treasonous scum, no matter where they attempt to hide…
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of the Imperial Assault Carrier Expansion Pack for X-Wing™!
Designed for use within the game’s Cinematic Play and Epic Play formats, the Imperial Assault Carrier Expansion Pack contains one Gozanti-class cruiser miniature, two TIE fighter miniatures with a variant paint scheme, eleven ship cards, twenty-six upgrade cards, and all the maneuver dials, damage decks, tokens, and game pieces that you need to fly your Gozanti cruiser and its escort fighters. Additionally, the expansion includes a set of four new missions for Cinematic Play that follow a Gozanti charged with interdicting and destroying agents of the Rebel Alliance.

Source Fantasy Flight Games
Comics With Kenobi Issue # 4
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Jul 2015 21:26

It's time to join your hosts Matt and Jeff over at Comics With Kenobi.

In today's show, Jeff McGee and Matt Moore talk about Marvel Comics' Star Wars #7, which sports the first of what we hope will be several one-issue tales about Obi-Wan Kenobi during his time on Tatooine, watching over Luke Skywalker.
We also break down the latest events in Kanan: The Last Padawan, seeing as issue #4 sets the stage for the next big step that sees Caleb Dume transform -- mind and body -- into Kanan Jaruss.
Then we take a deep dive into the Star Wars Legends titles, picking out our top five stories from the stellar and oh-so good Dark Horse Comics-published Star Wars Tales. Oddly enough, some of our picks correspond, including the top choice, which is a tear-jerker and a mind-blower. Go on and read it for yourself. You'll see what we mean!
And, for the first time ever, stay until the end for outtakes and flubs! Best fun you’ll ever have. Seriously.

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Source Coffee With Kenobi
Abu Dhabi Media Company Talks About Experience Of Filming The Force Awakens In Desert
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Jul 2015 20:48

In an article posted earlier today on Huffington Post, Noura Al Kaabi, the CEO of the media company TwoFour54 Abu Dhabi, briefly discussed what it was like going thru the process of working with Disney and Lucasfilm to secure filming for The Force Awakens in Abu Dhabi.

We first heard about Abu Dhabi being considered as a potential filming location for Episode VII back in early April of last year and then soon thereafter received official confirmation from Kathleen Kennedy that filming had in fact taken place at that location.

Check out an excerpt from the article below and then take the source link for the full read.

"I didn't imagine we were going to have Star Wars," [Noura Al Kaabi] said. "When we started talking about Star Wars, they were already scouting somewhere else and we were busy with FF7."

But Al Kaabi met with director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. And after the production settled on Abu Dhabi, things moved faster than she anticipated.

"For us to invite a producer to come to Abu Dhabi for lunch and talk about the desert that we have, and how the desert would be interesting, was something I planned for but didn't think we'd get the swift response of, 'OK, this will be the new Tattooine in Star Wars.'"

Source Huffington Post
New The Force Awakens Planet Name Revealed Via New LEGO Sets
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Jul 2015 19:40

Our friends over at Mint In Box have received a list of all of the LEGO Star Wars sets that collectors can expect to see on retail store shelves during the start of 2016. Included in their list is the name of a brand new planet that we will see in The Force Awakens, as least as far as the name of the specific LEGO set is concerned.

Take the source link below (let your web browser perform the required translation as needed) for their list and new planet name.

Source Mint In Box
Peter Mayhew On Comic Book Men
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Jul 2015 19:34

The main man himself Peter Mayhew is featured in the fifth season of Comic Book Men, which launches October in the States.

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Tosche Station Radio #123: Tabletop
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Jul 2015 18:56

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

This week on Tosche Station Radio, Tom and Jay join us to discuss Star Wars tabletop gaming!

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+

Source Tosche Station Radio
Senior Brand Marketing Manager For Star Wars Position Open At Hasbro
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Jul 2015 18:20

Our fellow The Force United teammates over at Jedi Temple Archives alert us to a position called Senior Brand Marketing Manager that Hasbro is currently looking to fill for their Star Wars brand line. Over to JTA...

Well, this is interesting. As of July 16, 2015 (right after SDCC this year and right before the Force Friday launch), Hasbro has posted an open position for Senior Brand Marketing Manager. A new position? A replacement position? Click through to read the job description. Special thanks to JTA reader Dan. D. for the alert to this.

Source JTA
J.J. Abrams Suffered A Broken Back During Harrison Ford Leg Injury Incident
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Jul 2015 13:33

As if the leg injury Harrison Ford suffered last summer while filming on the set of The Force Awakens wasn't bad enough, we find out via an article posted on Entertainment Weekly that director J.J. Abrams also suffered an injury, a broken back, during the incident as Abrams tried to offer assistance to Ford.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation producer J.J. Abrams was a guest on Thursday’s episode of The Daily Show, and while Abrams was ostensibly there to promote the new Tom Cruise movie, host Jon Stewart only wanted to talk to him about Star Wars. Abrams didn’t reveal anything substantial about directing The Force Awakens, but he and Stewart did get to geek out about Harrison Ford.

“The guy is like a real-life superhero. He should have the Marvel logo above his name,” Abrams said, before recalling what happened when the actor broke his leg on the Force Awakens set last year.

“He’s down there and he’s toughing it out. He’s a super human being. He’s literally lying there making jokes,” Abrams said. “This door had gone down, and I’m trying to help lift it up – because that’s the kind of guy I am. I’m trying to lift up this door and I feel this pop in my back. I’m like ‘Uh, that’s weird.’”

Cut to a couple of days later, and Abrams found himself at a doctor’s office. “He goes, ‘Oh you have a broken back,’” Abrams said. “I broke my L4 trying to lift this door.”

Source EW
Electronic Arts Says The Days Of Inferior Movie Tie-In Games Are Over
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Jul 2015 12:59

With Electronic Arts having secured a partnership with Lucasfilm to develop future Star Wars games across a multitude of different platforms, COO Peter Moore wanted to make it clear to fans that the earlier days of releasing an inferior quality game based on a blockbuster movie are officially a thing of the past in the eyes of EA.

Star Wars Battlefront is expected to be one of the highest selling titles of this year, and the newest Star Wars movie being released a month after the game likely doesn’t hurt its chances, either. While this franchise’s corporate synergy is very likely intentional, Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore claims the game requires no assistance from circumstance.

Gone are the days, Moore told MCV in a recent interview, that several mediocre movie tie-in games must accompany every big cinematic release, like in the case of the Phantom Menace in the late ’90s.

“That’s not what we do anymore,” says Moore. “We are a superior medium. We can tell stories better than any direct movie, which is linear with passive engagement from the viewer. We take great pride in the fact that you are playing your Star Wars fantasy. When I got in this industry, yeah, we were a little inferior to films and we felt that the game had to be built around the movie to succeed. That is not the case anymore, and games should stand alone.”

Source EGMNOW
Panini Reveal Their Sept/Oct Publishing Program & Shattered Empire TPB Gets a Cover
Reported by BrianC (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Jul 2015 12:48



Our friends over at Jedi Bibliothek are reporting the Panini publishing programme for most of September and October.

Of great interest to readers around Europe will be the fact that Rebels magazine #10 comic will once more be written by the fantastic Martin Fisher, Illustrated by Ingo Römling and be titled "Becoming Hunted" - be sure to keep a look out for this upcoming issue in stores around Europe this Autumn.

Also courtesy of Jedi Bibliothek comes the final cover for the Shattered Empire TPB from Marvel.  Coming on the 17th November.

Follow the link to see the rest of their details on the German language comic publishing schedule of Marvel's Star Wars ongoing series, and be sure like their Facebook page as they approach the 1200 likes barrier.


Source Jedi Bibliothek
   30 July 2015
Sky Movies Star Wars Marathon on Sky Movies Greats
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 30 Jul 2015 23:38

With huge thanks to our pal Kamino_Ghost we get the news that not only will the Star Wars saga be shown in August, but the Lost Missions will finally get a UK TV screening.

Sky Movies Greats will be re-branded Sky Movies Star Wars each weekend during August starting August 8th at 6.00am. During these weekends this channel will be showing all six Star Wars Movies, feature length documentaries; The Clone Wars Movie and all six seasons of The Clone Wars (including the Premiere on UK TV of The Lost Missions). Also season one of Star Wars Rebels will be being shown...

Official Site: How Video Games Changed The Lightsaber
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 30 Jul 2015 23:15

Anthony Gallegos gives us an interesting insight into the popular perception of the lightsaber through the medium of video games over at StarWars.com.

While the lightsaber seen in the Star Wars films is elegant, deadly, and possesses an almost superhero-like amount of power (c’mon it stops lightning!), games created in the series have always treated the weapons differently. How do you take a weapon so venerated in the films — a weapon that can cut through seemingly anything — and give them to a player that will try to use them in ways they’ve witnessed?
Chances are you’ve played some of the following Star Wars games, but allow me to take you on a bit of a journey through various games stemmed from the franchise, analyzing how they’ve augmented the lightsaber to better serve the design of a game.

Source Official Site
Jogcast Radio: Episode 38: “Dark Disciple” With Special Guest “Kevin Reitzel”
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 30 Jul 2015 22:55

Grab your running shoes, it's time for the Jogcast.

Just when you thought you would have one show today, we give you two. Tonight good friend of the cast: Kevin Reitzel returns to chat about QUINLAN VOS, the new novel DARK DISCIPLE, and news about the Netflix live action Star Wars series, along with casting developments, and news of Rogue One. All here on Jogcast Radio.

Contact Information: Website

Source Jogcast
Nerdageddon! Saturday 8th August 2015
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 30 Jul 2015 22:38

It arrives on 8th August, bringing the Force to Southampton in aid of Clic Sargent and if you are anywhere near the area you need to be there.

NERDAGEDDON PRESENTS:

“I'VE GOT A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS!”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “I'VE GOT A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS!” ANNOUNCED! AUGUST 8TH at OASIS ACADEMY, SOUTHAMPTON.

ETICKETS ON SALE NOW AT WWW.NERDAGEDDON.CO.UK

Nerdageddon presents “I've got a bad feeling about this!” Star Wars event.
Saturday, August 8th at 11am to 5pm
Oasis Academy, Romsey Road, Lordshill, SO16 8FA.

We are proud to announce a dedicated Star Wars event, made by the fans for the fans. This annual event will celebrate all aspects of the Star Wars universe, from the movie series to props, costumers to toys, nothing is left out – If it's Star Wars it's here!
With our outstanding guest lineup, autograph and photo opportunities, costumers and display sets, we aim to provide the South with a truly unmissable event!
We support Clic Sargent, a charity very close to our hearts.
So for something a little different and an opportunity to release your inner nerd, come to “I've got a bad feeling about this!” in Southampton 8th August – May the force be with you!

Source Nerdageddon
Star Wars Action News 10th Anniversary Bash
Reported by Team Jedi News (Follow on Twitter) on 30 Jul 2015 22:30

Our friends at Star Wars Action News are celebrating a very important milestone, a decade of podcasting, and they are giving you the chance to be a part of the festivities.

On Saturday, Aug. 22, Star Wars fans are invited to the Star Wars Action News 10th anniversary bash during Wizard World Chicago. The party, also celebrating Marvelicious Toys’ 5th anniversary, will be hosted by the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. The event begins at 7:30 p.m., and will feature door prizes, appetizers, cake, and a cash bar. Adult tickets include bonus exclusive collectibles ranging from T-shirts to the exclusive Star Wars Action News badge and lanyard, plus a collectible coin previously only available to those who work on the show. In addition, all adult tickets enter you in the drawing for a huge selection of door prizes. Items have been provided by DorksideToys.com, Big Bad Toy Store, Kotobukiya, Hallmark, Venganza Media, and many more. Attendees can win items ranging from statues to entire waves of Star Wars figures, and more! Find out more at http://www.swactionnews.com/party.htm?id=1:

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Iconic Film & TV Memorabilia Worth In Excess Of £1 Million To Go Under The Hammer In The UK
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 30 Jul 2015 22:27
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Got a spare £1 million quid handy? If so, you might want to be at Prop Store's Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction at the BFI IMAX Waterloo (1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, London SE1 8XR) on Wednesday 23rd September at 2pm.

Check after the break for the full and exciting details and stay tuned for a future chat with the team from Propstore.

Source Propstore
Gambling Star Wars Style
Reported by Team Jedi News (Follow on Twitter) on 30 Jul 2015 22:25
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When Star Wars first hit cinema screens in 1977, few would have realised what a revolutionary effect it would have upon the ways that movies can become a global franchise.

With a huge range of merchandising from plastic collectable figures to cutting-edge computer games, Star Wars has made the successful leap from movies to becoming a highly recognisable brand that can be adapted for a variety of purposes.

And interestingly, the world of gambling has been the latest to try and harness the immense marketing appeal of this hugely popular sci-fi film series. But although there are already Star Wars slot games in Las Vegas, the Star Wars universe contains a few instances of galactic gambling, and here are some of the most memorable!

Cantina Cast Episode 89: The Usual Star Wars Conversation
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 30 Jul 2015 22:10

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

Mike and Joao are joined by Marshall and Will from The Usual Podcast.

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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On The Shelves UK: Toys 'R' Us
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 30 Jul 2015 22:03

Toys 'R' Us have these gracing their shelves here in the UK, the 6" Han Solo and Tauntaun and Luke and Wampa sets for £39.99 each.

With thanks to Rob Goult for the heads up.

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Gentle Giant 2015 Premier Guild Holiday Exclusive Salacious Crumb Jumbo Figure
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 30 Jul 2015 20:09

Gentle Giant has announced their 2015 Premier Guild Holiday Exclusive - a Salacious Crumb Kenner Jumbo Figure. The figure is available for all current PG members to pre-order right now (you must be logged into your PG account in order for the pre-order link to become active).

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Team Deathmatch "Blast" Mode Announced For Star Wars Battlefront
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 30 Jul 2015 19:03

Well, the report from earlier today did indeed turn out to be true as Electronic Arts has just announced a new Team Deathmatch game mode called "Blast" that will be available for fans to play in Star Wars Battlefront.

When you’re hungry for a classic, challenging game mode within the Star Wars™ universe, there is one obvious choice: Blast.

Star Wars™ Battlefront’s™ Team Deathmatch mode, Blast, pits the Rebel and Imperial factions against each other with intense 10 versus 10 battles. If your team reaches 100 kills, or are ahead when the 10-minute round is over, you’ve won. Immediate, addictive, and exciting until the very last kill; that is our ambition with Blast.

Blast offers a lot of variety both in terms of gameplay and the unpredictable nature of the opposing team. Actual levels within the mode also happen to hold great variation as well.

Source EA Star Wars
The StarWars.com 10: Best Sidekicks
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 30 Jul 2015 18:50

In this installment of the StarWars.com 10, we’re picking the top 10 Star Wars sidekicks, from daring droids to plucky pilots -- but no Jedi or Sith apprentices. We figure, if you’re strong with the Force, you don’t want to be called a sidekick. For this list, we're focusing on sidekicks from the Star Wars films, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Star Wars Rebels, ranking them on personality, loyalty, and impact.

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Star Wars: Uprising Dev Diary Introduction Video
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 30 Jul 2015 16:44

We're excited to introduce you to a few of the people bringing you the new Action RPG "Star Wars: Uprising," check back soon for more in depth developer diaries! To pre-register now, go to http://www.PlayStarWarsUprising.com.

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Official Blog: 1990s Star Wars Figures By Hasbro
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 30 Jul 2015 14:49

Over on StarWars.com, Tim Veekhoven provides readers with a brief history lesson on the assortment of Star Wars figures that was released by Hasbro under the Power of The Force name during the mid-90's. While some fans/collectors may not be enamored with the "He-Man" sculpting style of these figures, there's no denying the significance this line represented - that Star Wars was back in the limelight.

Twenty years ago, Kenner (purchased by Hasbro in 1991) released their first wave of “modern” Star Wars action figures in 1995. Most fans remember these figures for their exaggerated musculature and wrestler-like stance. There were nine characters in all from A New Hope — including the infamous Princess Leia figure — packaged in reddish cards with Vader’s helmet as the signature sign of the line. A rather small photo (compared to the vintage cards) was shown on the front of the card, while the back offered a biography of the character and a lineup of the other figures and vehicles.

Do you remember what was included in the next wave of Hasbro’s modern figures? Let’s find out!

Source Official Site
New Star Wars Battlefront Game Mode To Be Announced Today?
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 30 Jul 2015 12:37

Are the developers at Electronic Arts and DICE planning on announcing a brand new game mode for Star Wars Battlefront sometime later today? That could very well be the case if this update posted yesterday afternoon on EGMNOW turns out to be true.

EA and DICE will be revealing a new Star Wars Battlefront game mode tomorrow. News of the impending announcement came via the game’s official Twitter account, which claims the new mode “will be a blast.” Alongside the tease, EA also released the brand-new screenshot you see above.

The modes currently confirmed for Battlefront‘s mutliplayer are Walker Assault, Supremacy, Fighter Squadron, Blast, Drop Zone, and Cargo. Each mode varies in objectives, player count and available arsenal. Also confirmed for the game is a co-op Survival mode, playable either online or split-screen. Judging from the released screen, this new mode will almost certainly certainly be another competitive multiplayer offering.

Source EGMNOW
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