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   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 Kamini_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 on 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.

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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

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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!

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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 givihng 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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Jedi News Comic Review: Star Wars #7
Reported by BrianC (Follow on Twitter) on 30 Jul 2015 00:38
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From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi

"The Last of His Breed"

While searching for answers in his quest to become a Jedi, Luke Skywalker has uncovered a journal written by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, a journal that Kenobi specifically left behind for Luke to find.

The journal details Kenobi's adventures during the time he was in hiding on Tatooine. What follows is an excerpt from that journal.

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   29 July 2015
Tosche Station Radio – Attack of the Clones Live Commentary
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 29 Jul 2015 22:17

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

Our second installment in Tosche Station Radio's live commentary track series brings us to Attack of the Clones! Joining the panel this week are Alli and Sho.

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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Read Grimes' Passionate Love Letter To The Art And Feminism Of Star Wars
Reported by ChrisD (Follow on Twitter) on 29 Jul 2015 21:45

The new Grimes album arrives later this year, as does The Force Awakens. Here's her love letter to the saga.

"My name is Grimes and I first came to love Star Wars before I could even walk. It's one of my dad’s favourite film series and we had all the box sets and remastered versions when I was growing up. He made us watch all the making-of documentaries and flagged up the technological innovations, such as they way they smeared peanut butter on lenses to make the cars look like they were floating. We even had super-detailed books about how to draw all the machinery and stuff, which was a huge influence on me as an illustrator."

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Databurst From the 501st
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 29 Jul 2015 21:30
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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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RUMOR: Disney Looking To Release Multiple Star Wars Live-Action Shows Via Netflix
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 29 Jul 2015 21:09

Our friend Jordan Maison over at Cinelinx has recently heard whispers about Disney potentially releasing not one but multiple live-action Star Wars shows via Netflix. The last time we heard rumblings about a new live-action show was back in late March. Over to Jordan for the latest...

Let's move on to the NEW information I've heard, from a couple of individual sources now. Disney is looking to continue their partnership with Netflix for their Star Wars shows. Yes, I said shows. I've heard there's talk of potentially three different live-action shows for Netflix, in much the same way Marvel has deals in place for Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, etc.

Because of the extreme success of Daredevil, Netflix is working with Disney on the cheap and more than happy to continue their relationship. For Lucasfilm this makes a lot of sense, as they want to keep the cinematic feel of the movies going with the TV shows. Netflix allows for such a presentation much better than network television, while also giving them a chance to explore stories and characters which otherwise might not be a good fit somewhere else.

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Official Site: LEGO Star Wars: Small Scenes From A Big Galaxy
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 29 Jul 2015 21:04

Check out these beautiful bricks over at StarWars.com.

LEGO has reinterpreted the Star Wars saga in many ways: comical TV series, fun video games, and the overall creativity of the LEGO building experience. But it’s never reinterpreted it like this.
LEGO Star Wars: Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy (coming November 10 for $24.99, and available for pre-order now), is a beautiful photography book featuring painstaking recreations of classic Star Wars movie moments, as well as irreverent takes on classic characters in the traditional LEGO Star Wars style.

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RADIO 1138 Episode 30
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 29 Jul 2015 20:31

It's time to join Mark Newbold and James Burns for the latest episode of RADIO 1138.

There are only 140 or so days to go until The Force Awakens but we've got plenty of news and interviews to bring you before then. James talks with Dave Filoni about Star Wars Rebels, Roger Christian and Jedi News' Brian Cameron delve into the past with Black Angel, Mark and Star Wars Insider editor Jonathan Wilkins chat about issue 159, spin-off movies and much more besides, Matt Booker and Brian bring us their report from Skellig Island and Darth Elvis proves why he's the Bossk. All here on the 30th episode of RADIO 1138.

Contact Information: info@radio1138.co.uk | iTunes | RSS Feed | RFR Landing Page | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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Inquisitor Clock In Kylo Ren The Force Awakens Packaging Found Early At Toys "R" Us
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 29 Jul 2015 19:32

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Character Name For Miltos Yerolemou In The Force Awakens Revealed
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 29 Jul 2015 13:26

After the initial report of his casting in Episode VII was posted back in September, we now get more evidence that Miltos Yerolemou will be involved in The Force Awakens via the tweet embeded below from the BBC's Lizo Mzimba that also reveals the name of the character (at least in a general capacity) Yerolemou will be portraying.

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   28 July 2015
Bob Iger On The Force Awakens: "I’ve Seen The Film."
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Jul 2015 23:10

So, Bob Iger has seen The Force Awakens...

With Marvel firing on all cylinders, Disney is also about to reboot the "Star Wars" franchise—with "The Force Awakens," set for release in December. It's the first of three films being produced since Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012 for $4 billion.
"I've seen the film without most of its special effects and without most of its music," Iger said. "I can't wait for the world to see it."
"We're making standalone films which we've announced, two," he said—referring to a project exploring the backstory of a young Han Solo and "Star Wars: Rogue One" involving a heist surrounding Death Star plans.
The six previously released "Star Wars" films have grossed more than $4.4 billion at the worldwide box office since 1977.

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Star Wars Action News Episode 455: Star Wars at Cons From San Diego to London
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Jul 2015 23:00

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

Now ready to PARTY at Wizard World! The 2015 San Diego Comic-Con is gone, but not forgotten. In addition to the exclusive First Order Stormtrooper selling out faster than you can say "Blast it!", the images of giant TIE Fighters, working R2-D2 robots, and McQuarrie art based statues still dance in our heads. Last week you had a floor tour of the major booths at the con. Now join Marjorie and Arnie this week as they recap San Diego Comic-Con, including the companies with the best showings and the coolest items coming soon. They are also joined by resident Hot Toys expert Andrew to discuss that TIE Fighter and that even bigger Millennium Falcon, and Berent recounts his experience getting into the Star Wars panel at Hall H! Also on this week's show, Steve "The Gingerprince" reports in from a convention on the other side of the pond: London Film and Comic Con. He recounts his celebrity meetings and rare purchases at the con. All this and Brock's review of Dark Disciple in this week's new Star Wars Action News!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Radio Free Tatooine - Episode 39: Empty Pegs
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Jul 2015 21:34

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

In this episode, we talk about all the empty pegs in the Star Wars aisle and what’s going to be filling them soon, chat a bit of casting for Rogue One and for Episode VIII, and we join the Trade Federation Podcast to talk Star Wars Card Trader.

Contact Information: Website | iTunes | Twitter | Facebook

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Best Buy Mentions The Force Awakens Merchandise On Their Website
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Jul 2015 21:28

It appears that fans will have another retail store to hit up on "Force Friday" as Best Buy has the following notification currently posted on the Star Wars section of their website:

Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens Merchandise Coming Soon

Check back often to find collectible items to add to your Star Wars collection.

It's not known if they will be carrying items exclusive to their store or if they will just be another location where you can find common Episode VII products found across other retail stores as well.

In any event, be sure to stop into your local Best Buy and check out what they have to offer on September 4.

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Official Site: The Rebel Legion: All Heroes Are Welcome
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Jul 2015 20:13

Donna Keeley takes us inside the Rebel Legion as it hits its 15th year over at StarWars.com and tells us why it's tough to be a Rebel.

I have to admit, it’s hard to be the Good Guys of the Star Wars galaxy.
People flock to stormtroopers and Darth Vader. Merchandise seems to mostly feature villains. Being stubborn, I always look for items with the Rebel symbol or an X-wing, or anything with a good guy on it. Most of the time I’m disappointed. Yes, I know not ALL the merchandise is dark side centric and there is plenty of Rebel merchandise, but take a walk down the aisles of the local Target, WalMart, or a toy shop, and I bet the “bad guy” merchandise outnumbers the “good guy” merchandise 3 to 1. We can’t even get a good guy on an Easter Basket.

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Experience The Force With Amscan’s Star Wars Balloon Range
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Jul 2015 19:49

This is how you become a part of pop culture - turn into a balloon. Check out the new range of Star Wars balloons via Amscan over at ToyWorld Mag.

Amscan has increased its offering of Star Wars foil balloons with six new additions to the collection; in collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm.
StormTrooper-wordpressThe new range features classic characters that have featured in the previous films including a Storm Trooper AirWalker measuring 177cm high, Chewbacca SuperShape, R2D2 multi balloon, plus multidimensional Orbz, Cubez and Diamondz options. The balloons are in stock and available now to retailers within the UK.
The new designs complement the existing range that includes a combination of classic Star Wars characters and designs relating to the CG animated series; Star Wars Rebels.

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Hot Toys Princess Leia A New Hope Sixth Scale Figure Pre-Order
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Jul 2015 18:21

Sideshow has updated their website to include a pre-order link for the Hot Toys Princess Leia A New Hope Sixth Scale Figure. The figure carries a $204.99 price tag and is expected to begin shipping during the November 2015 - January 2016 time frame.

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Farthest From 8: This Sunday, 2nd August 2015
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Jul 2015 18:19

Farthest From 8 is this coming Sunday and I'll be there covering the event for Jedi News and RADIO 1138.

And remember, both Shane Turgeon AND Mattias Rendahl will be signing copies of their books, Shame with The Force In The Flesh Volume 2 and Mattias with A New Proof.

Book your tickets and see you there!

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This Weeks New Comics...
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Jul 2015 18:04

New comics out tomorrow #StarWars 7 and variants #marvel @marvel @starwars

A photo posted by JediNews.co.uk (@jedinewsuk) on

...are all one comic, Issue 7 of Star Wars, focusing on the legendary Obi-Wan 'Ben' Kenobi. Hits shelves tomorrow in a variety of variant covers.

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Now, This Is Podcasting! Episode 88
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Jul 2015 17:42

It's time to join your hosts Jason, Randy, Sal and Jeremy over at Now, This Is Podcasting!

The gang discusses: The business! Minor Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One report! Star Wars Hasbro figures coming for Force Friday! D23 news! Action figure pricing! LEGO listings for Force Friday! Star Wars: Episode VIII and rumors of Del Toro being considered for a main role! Skellig Michael is back? Gaming! Battlefront and Uprising! Marvel’s Star Wars Kanan #4! Non-spoiler Pod People! SPOILER SECTION! Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers about the final act of the film! Spoiler Pod People!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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UPDATED: REMINDER: Hasbro SDCC 2015 Exclusives Go On Sale On HasbroToyShop Today
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 28 Jul 2015 13:23

Just an important reminder that Hasbro will be putting their SDCC 2015 exclusives for sale up on HasbroToyShop.com sometime today. So make sure you keep refreshing the source link below for your chance to purchase one of the 6-inch First Order Stormtroopers from The Force Awakens.

Good luck everyone!

UPDATE: The 6-inch First Order Stormtrooper sold out in under 10 minutes.

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   27 July 2015
Official Site: Collectibles From The Outer Rim: The Spirit Of Obi-Wan!
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Jul 2015 23:13

Matt Dracula returns to his Collectibles From The Outer Rim series and looks at 1997's spirit of Obi-Wan mail away figure at StarWars.com.

1997 was one of the best years to be a Star Wars fan. With the Special Edition trilogy hitting theaters and the prequels still on the horizon, there was just so much to do — and to look forward to!
And then, of course, was that deal with the potato chips…

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Jurassic World Continues To Roar
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Jul 2015 22:48

Not only has Jurassic World forged ahead of The Avengers at the worldwide box office, over the weekend it also taken that coveted spot away from it in North America.

With a worldwide haul of $1,541,783,950, the film is fast approaching the billion dollar mark in international receipts with $917,700,000 in the bank. At home, the film has now taken a $624,083,950 bite out of the years box office, making it a record smashing year for Universal.

No wonder the studio announced Jurassic World 2/Jurassic Park 5 for June 22nd 2018. No doubt about it, with Fast 7, Age of Ultron and Jurassic World all in the all time top 6 grossing films The Force Awakens has a lot to live up to.

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New Star Wars Fan Documentary - My Saga
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Jul 2015 22:30

You absolutely need to click here and visit My Saga and their beautiful website. Not only is it one of the most pleasing on the eye sites I've seen in a long while, it's packed with amazing interviews with such luminaries as Steve Sansweet, Perry King, and Steve Gawley. The film itself also features Vanessa Marshall, James Arnold Taylor and Bonnie Piesse.

The team at Haywire Films and Jack/el Productions wish to thank you for your support of the My Saga Documentary by sharing the first trailer to our film earlier this year. We have hit close to an amazing 11,000 views on Youtube in only 2 months!
Today we are wishing to share with you multiple announcements and are hoping that you may once again share with your followers on Jedi News.
Firstly we wish to share with you the theatrical posters for the film which were designed by Rod O'Neill of Haywire Films.
Which leads me to the second announcement which is the opening of the My Saga Online store via the website www.mysaga.com.au
As you are aware we are working closely in conjunction with the Starlight Children's Foundation here in Australia and profits made from the sale of the items (the posters above are available along with some other great My Saga merchandise) in store are donated directly to Starlight.
Plus we have some exclusive clips from the film on the website of Steve Sansweet (Rancho Obi-Wan), Steve Gawley (ILM Model Maker) and Perry King (Star Wars Radio Dramas)

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Full of Sith Episode CXXV: Huttslayer
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Jul 2015 21:56

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

The full crew, Mike, Bryan, Bobby, and Amy, is back to discuss all the latest happenings in Star Wars. They discuss the 1/6th scale Millennium Falcon, Huttslayer Leia, Ahmed Best’s Jar Jar Binks interview, and box office expectations for The Force Awakens.

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

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Battlefront Poster Revealed
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Jul 2015 21:43

Excited much? I'm not a gamer (to me, gaming consoles are like gym memberships. I've had many but rarely use them) but this has me genuinely eager to play.

There's a new poster for the awesome looking BATTLEFRONT game making the rounds.
The title releases for PS4, XBO, and PC on November 17 - although folks participating in the recently revealed EA Access subscription service will be able to play a bit earlier (the service is currently available only on XBOX ONE).

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Marvel's Star Wars To Sell More than 200,000 Copies in Collected Edition
Reported by BrianC (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Jul 2015 20:52




Comicbook.com have conducted an interesting chat with David Gabriel, SVP Print, Sales and Marketing at Marvel who has revealed to them that:

Sales of the first TPB of the Star Wars ongoing series is expected to have a print run of 200k to 250k, almost five times the normal print run of a TPB for Marvel.

Over 5 million units have been sold covering all of the Star Wars range, reprints, and variants.

For the full report and chat head over to ComicBook.com

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Fan Creates Stormtrooper Costume From Domino's Pizza Boxes
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Jul 2015 16:09

Over the years we've seen Star Wars fans put unique, shall we say, "artistic spins" on iconic characters located throughout the saga, with the stark white Stormtrooper armor probably ranking atop the list as the character that has received the most customizing.

But we've never seen one like this before...

LOS ANGELES, July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Domino's, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, is excited to gain a piece of fan art by local artist Philip Figueroa. Inspired by a classic movie series, Figueroa created a stormtrooper costume out of Domino's pizza boxes for a recycled objects fashion show. Domino's saw the costume on social media and quickly jumped at the opportunity to have it displayed at its World Resource Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

"When I saw the artwork on Instagram, I knew we had to have it," said Amanda Platt, Domino's spokesperson. "It's not everyday you see our brand combined with one of Hollywood's most iconic series. We're very excited to display this expression of Domino's fandom at our headquarters."

Figueroa makes art in many disciplines, including aerosol paint, graphite, acrylic, digital and tattoo.

"I'm still in awe and thankful that my artwork will be on display at Domino's world headquarters," said Figueroa. "I'm glad I was able to use these two major franchises to bring awareness to the recycling cause."

Domino's World Resource Center is home to more than 600 Domino's team members and welcomes approximately 6,400 visitors annually.

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Celebration Europe 2016: 3-Day Adult Tickets Sold Out
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Jul 2015 14:46

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UPDATED: REPORT: Jonathan Aris Joins Rogue One Cast
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Jul 2015 12:53

UPDATE: The listing for Rogue One has has been removed since the initial time of this posting.

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Via the tweet embedded below from our friend Lizo Mzimba, we have learned that British actor Jonathan Aris reportedly will be joining Felicity Jones as part of the cast of the first Anthology film Star Wars: Rogue One which is being helmed by Gareth Edwards.

Rogue One is scheduled to arrive in theaters on December 16, 2016.

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More Rumored The Force Awakens Toys Revealed Ahead Of "Force Friday"
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Jul 2015 11:31

Earlier they told you about a 6-inch figure from The Black Series that could be arriving as a Toys "R" Us exclusive. Now our good buddies at Jedi Temple Archives have assembled a list containing details and pricing information on additional The Force Awakens products that will be hitting retail shelves as part of "Force Friday" on September 4.

They caution that this list is just rumor material at this point, so we'll have to wait till September 4 to see how many items from their supplied list turn out to be true.

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IndyCast Episode 215
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 27 Jul 2015 11:13

Join Ed Dolista and his crew for the latest adventure-filled episode of The IndyCast - your go-to source for Indiana Jones news from all four corners of the globe!

In this bite-sized edition of the IndyCast, rumours surface of an Indy teaser before The Force Awakens, we check out a unique Indy fan-film, Official IndyCast correspondent Mitch Hallock returns to talk Short Round, Double T’s is back with another Grail Chronicles review and we have more of your great emails!

Source IndyCast
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