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   25 July 2014
SDCC 2014: Star Wars Rebels Inquisitor Lightsaber Battle Video
Reported by Justin on 25 Jul 2014 11:53

It’s The Inquisitor in action! Here’s the first clip from Star Wars Rebels that gives us a long look at the galaxy’s new big bad (voiced by Jason Isaacs). Not just any look, either — the Jedi hunter is having a lightsaber fight with rebels Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and Ezra (Taylor Gray) in this exclusive scene. The footage from Disney XD’s hotly anticipated new animated series just debuted at Rebels Comic-Con event Thursday.

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SDCC 2014: Recap Of "Heroes of Star Wars Rebels" Panel; New Trailer Released
Reported by Justin on 25 Jul 2014 03:11

Lucasfilm's Dan Brooks has once again worked his magic and provided fans with a liveblog from the "Heroes of Star Wars Rebels" panel that just concluded at SDCC. Click the image above to check out all that was revealed during the panel.

In addition, a new HoloNet News website was announced.

And to top it all off, check out the brand new trailer that was shown!

 

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Source Star Wars
SDCC 2014: Pics From HitFix Star Wars Rebels Party
Reported by Justin on 25 Jul 2014 01:34

HitFix provides us with a brief recap and a few photos from their SDCC Star Wars Rebels party that took place on Wednesday night.

HitFix brought Comic-Con 2014 to life Wednesday night with our fifth annual Kick Off party. This year, we teamed up with Lucasfilm to celebrate the new Disney XD series "Star Wars Rebels."

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Source HitFix
   24 July 2014
SDCC 2014: Packaging For LEGO Star Wars Rebels Mini Ghost
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 22:03

The images tweeted below were courtesy of the SDCC photo gallery that has been posted on Toyark.

Source Twitter
SDCC 2014: Live IGN Star Wars Rebels Interview Today At 3:30pm PDST
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 21:14

Source IGN (via Twitter)
Star Wars Episode VII: Mark Hamill Talks At Guardians of the Galaxy Premier
Reported by Mark on 24 Jul 2014 20:37

BBC reporter Lizo Mzimba dropped us a line to point us towards this interview he's just conducted with the one and only Mark Hamill.

Mark Hamill, who has returned to the role of Luke Skywalker after more than 30 years, has said it feels like an "unexpected gift" to be back on a Star Wars set.

He said he was there to lend his support and grow a "contractually-obligated beard".

He praised the new generation of actors, including Daisy Ridley, taking part in Star Wars: Episode VII, in his first TV interview about the new film.

The actor was speaking to Lizo Mzimba in London.

Many thanks to Lizo for sending us the link.

Source BBC (via Lizo Mzimba)
How Hasbro Created its 6-inch Jabba the Hutt Action Figure
Reported by Matt on 24 Jul 2014 20:22

Have a read of this fascinating look at how Hasbro research and design their figures, specifically the Star Wars Deluxe Black Series 6" SDCC Jabba and Salacious Crumb.

No matter which character they’re making a figure of, the team always starts by gathering reference. Usually, that means amassing as many photos of the character and its accessories as possible to ensure film-level accuracy. “Many of the classic archival items are based on image turns rather than 3D scans or renderings [of puppets] since the costumes are delicate and, in most cases, require a person to be in them to capture the images,” Smith says. “Instead we refer back to the many on-set photos, film screen shots, and Lucasfilm-approved reproduction art. In some cases, there are so many images and pieces of reference out there that you start to notice subtle differences in features, accessories, etc. Here we work closely with Lucasfilm to ensure we are replicating the approved, on-canon elements.”

Source Mental Floss (via Jedi temple Archives)
Star Wars Episode VII: Is This How Luke Appears In Episode VII
Reported by Mark on 24 Jul 2014 20:13

As if I wasn't excited beyond words for the film already, now this image arrives via the deep ocean that is Twitter of Mark Hamill at the UK premier of Guardians of the Galaxy.

The grey in the beard, the slightly crazy hair. It's clear Ben was more of a fashion leader than we previously thought. And they said Padme had style...

Source Twitter
SDCC 2014: JediDefender Photos Reveal 2015 Hallmark Star Wars Keepsake Ornaments
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 20:03

JediDefender has uploaded their images from SDCC and included in their gallery is a series of pics from the Hallmark booth which show us the Star Wars Keepsake ornaments fans will be adding to their collections in 2015, including a few ornaments from the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated TV series!

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SDCC 2014: Katee Sackhoff & Grace Park Star Wars Tribute Video
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 19:54

It's been more than a decade since Park, 40, and Sackhoff, 34, starred in Syfy's Peabody-winning Battlestar Galactica. Since then, Park has gone on to CBS' Hawaii Five-0, while Sackhoff is on A&E's Longmire, but if you get them together, it's like time hasn't passed at all.

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Cantina Cast Episode 59: Star Wars On Tap; The Pilot
Reported by Mark on 24 Jul 2014 19:36

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

Join us at the Cantina! Mike and Joao are accompanied by Chad, the newest addition to the Cantina Cast. Chad has been dubbed “Host” of the Cantina’s official audio blog; Star Wars on Tap. In this episode, the guys discuss the news by using the “Word Game,” filling in the ____. They confer about the spreading rumor on “No SW VII news at SDCC,” The Forest of Dean, and the two week halt on filming during the month of August. SWOT, the Pilot episode; “This is where the fun begins.” Chad takes his place in the pilot seat, no pun intended. Here the guys talk through the ideas of how SWOT originated and where future shows will be available to view/listen. After which, Chad leads the show in deliberating topics surrounding the current state of the SW fandom: influences, personal and canon POV’s, negative bashing amongst the fandom (is this now the norm?), discourse over the Disney merge, and most importantly, how should we, as “Fans” conduct ourselves? Even more so, those of us who hold a voice for the fans, aka Podcasters etc; shouldn’t there be a “Code of Conduct/Ethics?”

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Source Cantina Cast
SDCC 2014: Video Of Hot Wheels Life Size Darth Vader Car
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 19:23

You already saw the photos taken at SDCC by Yodasnews and Rebelscum of the striking Hot Wheels Life Size Darth Vader Car. Now check out the stunning video below posted on the Hot Wheels YouTube Channel that showcases this beast in action.

 

Hot Wheels® and Star Wars™ join forces to create the ultimate ride for the dark side! The Hot Wheels ® Star Wars™ Darth Vader™ life-size car is complete with an LS3 engine, 526 horsepower, custom red line tires and heavy breathing sounds from the Sith Lord himself. Don't miss the Darth Vader™ car when it rolls into San Diego Comic-Con International on Wednesday, July 23rd. At Comic-Con, you can also catch a sneak peek of the amazing Star Wars™ inspired Hot Wheels® character cars and a world of replica die-cast starships and play sets coming later this year, too!

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SDCC 2014: Tiya Sircar & Vanessa Marshall Pose With Their Star Wars Rebels Hasbro Figures
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 18:52

Source Twitter
New Episode VII Pinewood Studios Set Image
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 18:44

Point your browser towards Star Wars 7 News for a new image they received that was taken from the set of Episode VII at the North Lot of Pinewood Studios.

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Source Star Wars 7 News
UPDATED: SDCC 2014: Pics Of Hot Wheels Life Size Darth Vader Car
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 18:11

UPDATE: Rebelscum has posted their pics of the Vader car as well.

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Head on over to our buddies at Yodasnews for a few images of the Hot Wheels Life Size Darth Vader Car that is on jaw-droppingly display for fans to drool over at SDCC.

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Source Yodasnews
SDCC 2014: Tiya Sircar & Vanessa Marshall Pose At Lucasfilm Pavilion
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 17:34

Source Twitter
SDCC 2014: Vanessa Marshall Poses With Star Wars Rebels Hera
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 17:29

Source Twitter
SDCC 2014: Funko Luke Hoth & Wampa POP! Set Available Via Barnes & Noble
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 14:36

The SDCC exclusive Funko Luke Skywalker Hoth & Wampa POP! set is now available to order on the Barnes & Noble website for $29.95.

Limited Edition Summer Convention Exclusives Hoth Luke and Wampa Pop! set is a super-stylized bobble-head pairing. 3.75” Hoth Luke is packaged with the 6” tall Wampa in a window display box. Wampa features a removable arm.

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Source Barnes & Noble
SDCC 2014: Star Wars Rebels Inquisitor & Ezra Peavey Guitars
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 13:41

Our friends at Rebels Report have posted two awesome images of the new Inquisitor and Ezra guitar designs from manufacturer Peavey. We had seen other Star Wars Peavey guitars at their Toy Fair NY booth earlier this year. Click the image above or the source link below for the two images.

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Source Rebels Report
SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles & JAKKS Pacific Booth Images
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 11:59

More amazing SDCC image galleries come our way as Rebelscum provides us with a look at the impressive Sideshow Collectibles booth and Yodasnews dives into the new JAKKS Pacific 20" Star Wars line.

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RUMOR: Episode VII Filming To Take Place On Skellig Michael Island In Ireland
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 11:43

While the attention has been focused squarely on the new Star Wars products that have been revealed so far at SDCC, we haven't forgotten about Episode VII news, as we continue to scour the interwebs for any and all information pertaining to the upcoming film. This latest story comes via Irish Examiner that states filming for Episode VII will be heading to Skellig Michael island located in Ireland.

Part of the new Star Wars movie will be filmed on the Skelligs in Co Kerry.

Filming on the much-anticipated Star Wars 7 began earlier this year at locations in Abu Dhabi and London.

The local Kerry's Eye newspaper reports today that the World Heritage island off the Kerry coast will become one of the major film location sites after the Office of Public Works gave filmakers the go-ahead to shoot on Skellig Michael.

This isn't the first time we've heard Ireland being mentioned as a possible destination for Episode VII, as it came up in a story back in May of 2013 and again in June of 2013.

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Source Irish Examiner
Big Bad Toy Store News
Reported by James on 24 Jul 2014 09:15
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Read on for the latest update from site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store featuring lots of new pre-orders and arrivals...

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Star Wars: Force For Change: One Day To Go
Reported by Mark on 24 Jul 2014 05:38

You can help millions of kids around the world by supporting Omaze and their Force For Change campaign, which has just one day left to go before it ends.

And an incentive - if you need one - is the chance to win an advance screening for you and 20 others of Episode VII before it's release on 18th December 2015. What better motivation do you need than that? But hurry, the clocks ticking.

Source Omaze Star Wars
SDCC 2014: Pretty Sick Star Wars Rebels Booth I'll Say
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 03:16

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SDCC 2014: Hasbro Booth Photos From Yakface
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 03:00

Our fellow The Force United teammates at Yakface have uploaded their images from the Hasbro booth at SDCC. One can never get tired of seeing photos of new Hasbro products on display so check 'em out at the link below.

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Source Yakface
SDCC 2014: Star Wars Rebels Sabine & Hera Hasbro Figures
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 02:34

Source Twitter
New Disney XD Star Wars Rebels Website Character Page
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 02:32

The official Disney XD Star Wars Rebels website has been updated with a new dedicated Characters page, which includes short bios of all the main cast members that have been revealed to date.

Check it out via the source link below!

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Source Disney XD
SDCC 2014: Official Hasbro Press Release
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 01:34

Our friends over at Jedi Temple Archives have posted a copy of Hasbro's official SDCC press release. The Star Wars portion has been included below, so be sure to take the source link for the full read.

STAR WARS

With Lucasfilm and Disney's new animated series, STAR WARS REBELS, premiering this fall, STAR WARS fans will be eager to stop by Hasbro's booth at Comic-Con for exclusive giveaways, an autograph signing and interactive panels. On Friday, July 25th at 12:00 p.m., Hasbro will welcome STAR WARS fans to a special panel with members of the Hasbro brand and design teams as they discuss the popular Hasbro STAR WARS line and share a sneak peek of upcoming, never before seen action figures from the highly anticipated STAR WARS REBELS animated series.

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SDCC 2014: Images From Gentle Giant & Kotobukiya Booths
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 00:45

Rebelscum has posted image galleries from the Gentle Giant and Kotobukiya booths at SDCC. Click each link to check out the respective photos.

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SDCC 2014: Some Early Photos From The Floor
Reported by Justin on 24 Jul 2014 00:11

Head on over to Galactic Hunter to check out a gallery of early pics they have up on their Facebook page from the floor at SDCC including images from the Hasbro booth, Gentle Giant, and more.

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Source Galactic Hunter
   23 July 2014
Star Wars Actors Appearances Updates
Reported by Mark on 23 Jul 2014 21:00

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.

  • 21/7/14: Added appearances for Cas Anvar, Stephen Costantino, Nick Joseph, John Ratzenberger John Stocker and George Takei
  • 20/7/14: Added appearance for Tabitha St. Germain
  • 19/7/3/14: Added appearances for Nick Joseph, Simon Pegg and Kari Wahlgren
  • 18/7/14: Added appearances for Phil LaMarr, Ian Liston, James Marsters and John Morton
  • 17/7/14: Added appearance for Dave Prowse
  • 16/7/14: Added appearance for John Morton
  • 15/7/14: Added appearances for Alan Flyng, Nick Joseph, Peter Mayhew and Pam Rose
  • 14/7/14: Added appearance for Alan Flyng and Andy Herd
  • 13/7/14: Added appearances for Paul Blake, Nick Joseph, James Marsters and Peter Roy
  • 12/7/14: Added appearance for Tim Rose
  • 11/714: Added appearances for Chris Bunn, James Marsters and Femi Taylor

Source SWAA
I Sense Something, A Presence I’ve Not Felt Since…
Reported by Mark on 23 Jul 2014 20:23

She's been bringing us her unique insights over at Coffee With Kenobi and now Becca Benjamin graces the pages of the newly redesigned Cantina Cast.

There’s a moment of placidity, a brief connection, or dare I say it, an emotional link joining Vader and Leia. The man behind the mask stares relentlessly at the distressed and trembling Princess, causing her to falter as she takes a step back. Garbed in white, almost reminiscent of someone he once knew, no, not possible. That was somebody else’s life, or quite possibly a dream, no, a reoccurring nightmare; “You are in my very soul, tormenting me…”-Anakin Skywalker.

Or is it déjà vu? Impossible, he’s incapable of feeling; he’s numb. Yet, she reminds of him of someone, although they’ve crossed paths before, still…”I sense something, a presence I’ve not felt since…” -Vader

Source Cantina Cast
Databurst From the 501st
Reported by Mark on 23 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:

Source Roqoo Depot
Star Wars: Battlefront aiming to launch alongside Episode VII
Reported by Mark on 23 Jul 2014 19:43

December 2015 is just getting better and better as Battlefront 3 seems increasingly likely to be arriving the same time as Episode VII.

Star Wars: Battlefront is aiming to launch alongside Episode VII.

Speaking to investors, EA's Patrick Soderlund said that while the game isn't necessarily linked to the upcoming film, the company would prefer a similar launch window.

"What we're building is more rooted in the traditional Star Wars universe and not so much necessarily linked to the movies being made, and that's just because we wanted to make a game that celebrated the history of Star Wars.

"Obviously there will be things in there that are somewhat tied to the new movie. I wouldn't say that we have a particular tie to the movie. Now, obviously we would prefer to be close to the movie, but I wouldn't say that we're directly tied to it.

Source Digital Spy
The Story of SWTOR, 2014
Reported by Beth on 23 Jul 2014 19:17

The title above is the beginning of the entry for a post written today by Charles Boyd, lead writer on Star Wars The Old Republic. He is discussing the future of the story within the game.

Currently there are two flashpoints available; Assault on Tython and Korriban Incursion, which begin the three-part storyline 'Forged Alliances'. He said " Part I will introduce you to some key new allies as well as the central mystery of the content yet to come."

And some very exciting news for players... The third part of this storyline leads straight into their next big story expansion! With this news, they released the teaser image below.

I'm really looking forward to the new story content & hope you are too!

Source SWTOR
Hot Toys Announces 1/6th & 1/4th Scale Star Wars License
Reported by Team Jedi News on 23 Jul 2014 18:29

We are extremely excited to officially announce today, Hot Toys has acquired the right to manufacture 1/6th scale and 1/4th scale collectible figures from the STAR WARS universe, including the upcoming highly anticipated Star Wars Episode VII that is set to hit theatres in December, 2015. Look forward to the high-end collectibles from the new movie and the original Episode I – VII!

Source Hot Toys Facebook
Back To School At Sainsbury
Reported by Matt on 23 Jul 2014 17:30

Some kids here in the UK don't break up for the school holidays till the end of this week but it hasn't stopped Sainsbury from putting their Back To School feature aisle up. Good to see Star Wars represented.

Marvel To Publish A Princess Leia Comic As Part Of Star Wars Plans
Reported by Matt on 23 Jul 2014 16:01

Great news if it comes to pass via comics guru Rich Johnston over at Bleeding Cool.

Bleeding Cool has always believed that Marvel were to launch its Star Wars comics line with two monthly titles, now that they have the license after Disney bought both Marvel and LucasFilm. And we expect to learn more at San Diego Comic Con.

But now we’ve been told of a third Star Wars comic to join the lineup, and focussing on the character of Princess Leia.

Source Bleeding Cool
Star Wars: Force For Change - Final Days
Reported by Dan on 23 Jul 2014 15:54

Want a chance to be in @Star Wars: Episode VII? Support @UNICEF Innovation Labs and programs: omaze.com/starwars Join us in improving the lives of millions of children around the world. Enter #ForceForChange for your chance to win.

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Star Wars Episode VII: Harrison Ford Hobbles On To Private Jet
Reported by Mark on 23 Jul 2014 15:36

Following on from our article yesterday, here's a series of images via George Clooney's favourite newspaper The Daily Mail showing very clearly that not only is harrison Ford getting around perfectly fine on his hands-free crutch, but it also looks pretty darn cool to boot.

After breaking his ankle on the set of Star Wars in early June, Harrison has been reduced to using an iWalk hands-free crutch while he recovers. The new device means Harrison is free to use his hands while the non-injured part of his leg supports his weight.

The actor broke his ankle when a piece of his character Hans Solo's spaceship the Millennium Falcon fell on his leg during filming of Star Wars: Episode 7 in Buckinghamshire in early June.

Hans Solo? In the era of instantaneous Google searches is there any excuse for basic errors like that?

Source Daily Mail
Star Wars Episode VII Jitters Song | Robot Chicken | Adult Swim
Reported by Matt on 23 Jul 2014 15:27

You think you're nervous about Episode VII? Not as nervous as this guy.

Watch as this nerd sings for us all.

Source YouTube
Darth Elvis and the Imperials New Gigs
Reported by Mark on 23 Jul 2014 15:01

They don't call him the King for nothing, and that's why Darth Elvis gets all the sugar baby. Check out these dates, direct from the hippest crooner this side of the Mos Eisley cantina.

Darth Elvis & The Imperials are boarding their Star Destroyer and making their way to Inverness for a show at The Eagle Bar on Saturday 2nd August. Doors open at 8pm and the band will be onstage from 9pm. The band will be debuting a number of new songs at this show so it is not to be missed.

On 19th of September the band return to The Moorings Bar in Aberdeen supporting Attica Rage who they last graced the stage with at this years SciFi Weekender in Wales. With this in mind the band can officially confirm that they are returning to play next March at SciFi Weekender 6!

And tune in to the next episode of RADIO 1138 for some 'Burning Sith'.

Star Wars Force for Change
Reported by James on 23 Jul 2014 12:35

You still have a 2 days left to be in Star Wars: Episode VII by supporting UNICEF Innovation Labs and Programs by taking the link below and taking part in the Omaze campaign. 

Also, all contributions this week only will get a chance to win an advance screening for you and 20 friends of the film before release!

Source Omaze Star Wars
SDCC 2014: New LEGO Star Wars UCS Slave I Coming?
Reported by Justin on 23 Jul 2014 12:33

According to an article over on The Brick Fan, a new LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector's Series Slave I set is slated to be revealed at SDCC via information contained within the LEGO booth press release.

LEGO Star Wars

The celebrate 15 years of LEGO Star Wars, LEGO will be showcasing every LEGO Star Wars minifigure ever created which is over 600 in total. There will also be a remote-controlled life-size model of LEGO Chopper from Star Wars Rebels. The press release also notes there will be an unveiling of a 2015 LEGO Star Wars set which I can pretty much say is the UCS Slave I (75060). Finally, the limited mini version of The Ghost will be for sale for $39.99.

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Source The Brick Fan
SDCC 2014: First Look At Star Wars Pavilion
Reported by Justin on 23 Jul 2014 12:22

In her latest entry posted on the official site, the Queen of Celebration herself Mary Franklin provides fans with a glimpse at the Star Wars pavilion that is being constructed at SDCC.

It’s Tuesday night in San Diego, and the creatures in the Lucasfilm pavilion are definitely stirring. I have been here since Sunday morning, and while Sunday and Monday are solid, steady work days, Tuesday is when the real fun begins. Our space looks more like an experience and a little less like a mountain of crates. The licensees arrive and start unpacking their cool stuff and their new stuff. It’s a big day that’s the bellwether of what’s to come.

“Preview” night is Wednesday, but we’re not fooled by the name. Preview night is really a full con day. Sure it starts officially at 5:00 pm, but I believe we need to be set and wrapped in the morning, and ready to face the onslaught…I mean excitement!…that is Comic-Con International.

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Source Star Wars
First SDCC Hasbro Booth Images
Reported by James on 23 Jul 2014 07:27

Head over to our friends at Rebelscum for the first look at Hasbro's Booth at this year's San Diego Comic-Con...

We've just come back from a visit with Hasbro and our first look at their display. Follow this link to have a closer look at the upcoming action figures and toys in The Black Series and Star Wars: Rebels lines and take note of the Wedge Antilles (Snow Speeder Pilot) action figure. While we couldn't show them, the 6-inch I****** T** P**** and the 3 3/4-inch T**** T******** vehicle are spectacular!

We guess they're referring to the Imperial TIE Pilot and long rumoured Troop Transport (which has been confirmed as coming in Rebels), I guess we'll find out very soon!

Source Rebelscum
Star Wars Collectors Cast: Episode 5
Reported by Team Jedi News on 23 Jul 2014 00:14

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

They’ve finally done it… James Burns and Dan Curto have reached a milestone in recording and releasing their 50th show together. Join them on the Star Wars Collectors Cast for a very special anniversary show with some gifts for their listeners in the form of the ultimate fan boy Kyle Newman, who discusses his latest film along with his current collecting habits and his opinion on Episode VII and beyond. Greg Crafts from Gentle Giant joins them to discuss San Diego Comic-Con and what Star Wars exclusives they’ll have available at the show. Ashley Eckstein drops in for a quick chat to talk about Her Universe at Star Wars Weekends, the R2-D2 ‘My Hero’ Jewelry Collection, San Diego Comic-Con and they ask if she’s missing Ahsoka. Finally, the Collectors Cast wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Rancho Obi-Wan to catch up with Steve Sansweet. All this, wrapped up and tied with a bow – their gift to you to celebrate their 50th show.

Contact Information: iTunes | RSS Feed | Twitter | Facebook

Source RebelForce Radio
   22 July 2014
Official Site: LEGO Star Wars 15th Anniversary Minifigure Case Preview
Reported by Justin on 22 Jul 2014 23:54

As posted over on the official site:

Everything is awesome about this huge LEGO Star Wars minifigure case.

Built in honor of LEGO Star Wars‘ 15th anniversary, the case will be unveiled this week at San Diego Comic-Con — and StarWars.com has your first look. Containing every LEGO Star Wars minifigure ever made, space for creatures, and huge lightsabers as part of the frame, the case is an amazing testament to the combined popularity (and fun) of the Force and bricks.

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Source Official Site
T-Shirts: Boba Lives!
Reported by Matt on 22 Jul 2014 23:52

Day of the Shirt bring us this mega cool Boba Fett tee, which can be yours for just $10.00 plus P&P.

Source Day of the Shirt
MTV Reveals LEGO Star Wars Rebels Wookiee Gunship With Wookiee Named Wullffwarro
Reported by Justin on 22 Jul 2014 23:44

MTV exclusively reveals a new LEGO Star Wars Rebels Wookiee Gunship set (click the image for a larger view) that contains a new Wookiee minifigure named Wullffwarro!

75084 Wookiee Gunship

Protect Wullffwarro and his Jedi friend, Kanan Jarrus, with the powerful LEGO® Star Wars Wookiee Gunship. As featured in the Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series, this amazing battle-ready craft has loads of weapons to see off any invading force, like movable front cannons and an elevating top cannon. When the action really heats up, raise the wings into attack mode and unleash the never-before-seen rapid shooters! If you run low on ammo, open the side hatches to access the spare supply, then lower the rear bay door and unload the mobile gun post. Includes 4 minifigures with assorted weapons: Wullffwarro, Kanan Jarrus and 2 Wookiees. Available January 2015, 570 pieces, $69.99.

They also have images of a full size LEGO Chopper that will be on display for fans at SDCC this week. Take the source link below for all the exciting details.

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Source MTV
Mattel Hot Wheels Star Wars Exclusive Reveal - Tusken Raider
Reported by James on 22 Jul 2014 23:38

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

Expect to get new cars in the range every 2-3 months, and thanks to our friends at Mattel we revealed the 501st Clone Trooper yesterday and today we can exclusively reveal the Tusken Raider, click on the image for a closer look...

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

Source Mattel Facebook Page
Official Site: Anovos Stunning Darth Vader Reveal
Reported by Mark on 22 Jul 2014 22:10

StarWars.com bring us an exclusive reveal of the new Anovos armour line, which kicks off with the fearsome Darth Vader.

Stay tuned to the forthcoming episode of Star Wars Collectors Cast where I chat with Joe and Dana from Anovos about San Diego, their beginnings in costuming and this awesome Vader costume.

StarWars.com is excited to reveal ANOVOS’ highly detailed Darth Vader costume based on the iconic villain’s look from The Empire Strikes Back. Referencing original artifacts from the Lucasfilm Archives as well as numerous background images, ANOVOS has created a fully wearable costume that balances both comfort and accuracy. Designed with costumers in mind, features include a self-aligning helmet (using magnets and keyed locking mechanisms), a built-in helmet ventilation system, reinforced shoulder bell hinges, and strategically placed ventilation mesh in both the Premier and Standard edition undersuits. ANOVOS has also maintained film-accurate details such as an asymmetrical mask, two-tone paint scheme, and 100 percent wool crepe cape.

And can I just go on record and state that I WANT this!

Source Official Site
T-Shirts: Light Fencing
Reported by Mark on 22 Jul 2014 21:58

$12.00 and a flash of the blade and this tee could be yours, via the swordsmen over at Day of the Shirt.

Source Day of the Shirt
Star Wars Rebels: Detective Comics #27 Special Edition With Rebels Ad
Reported by Mark on 22 Jul 2014 21:51

Here's an interesting convergence of properties, Disney's Star Wars Rebels being advertised in a comic owned by Warner Brothers. Anyway, here's a two-page spread advertising Star Wars Rebels in this free special edition of Detective Comics #27.

Source DC (via Matt Booker)
Author Adam Bray On Creating Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide
Reported by Justin on 22 Jul 2014 21:41

Head on over to the official site for an article posted by Adam Bray, author of the new Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide that sheds some light on the process he went thru in creating this must-own book.

Like every other fan I was thrilled to read the original May 2013 press release about a new animated series called Star Wars Rebels. I was equally excited to learn that it would be helmed by Dave Filoni and many of the same great folks who worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. I had high hopes for Rebels, but like everyone else I thought it would be a long wait before I finally glimpsed very much of it. I never imagined at that time that I, a mere fan, would eventually write the guidebook that introduced the series!

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Learn Well, You Will: New Star Wars Workbooks
Reported by Mark on 22 Jul 2014 21:35

 

Our great pals over at Star Wars Kidscast have reviewed the recently released Star Wars Workbooks. Hop over there, check out the review and tell them we said hi.

Workman Publishing recently launched Star Wars Workbooks, a new line of educational workbooks to help teach younglings. There are three titles for each age/grade level (Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade) focusing on topics of reading, writing and mathematics.

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Star Wars Episode VII: Hamill, Fisher and Mayhew Return Home
Reported by Team Jedi News on 22 Jul 2014 21:24

Interesting news comes from Pinewood as we have it on very good word that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew have returned home to the States while Harrison Ford continues his rehabilitation from his 12th June accident.

We understand that this is the reason why Mayhew pulled out of his appearance at London Film and Comic Con (although Carrie Fisher still agreed to appear).

RUMOR: Details On Gwendoline Christie’s Episode VII Character - July 22, 2014
Reported by Justin on 22 Jul 2014 21:21

Today we see an article posted on Badass Digest claiming to have some details on the role that Gwendoline Christie will be playing in Episode VII. The author also goes on to state why the gender for the role that Christie will be playing has been swapped.

In case you missed it earlier, Badass Digest also provided what they believe to be some Episode VII plot details.

Take the source link below for the full read and remember the deal when it comes to Episode VII rumors/reports.

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Sideshow TIE Fighter Pilot Sixth Scale Figure Revealed
Reported by Justin on 22 Jul 2014 21:02

Sideshow Collectibles provides us with a sneak peek at their upcoming TIE Fighter Pilot Sixth Scale Figure, which will be on display for fans attending SDCC this week. No official pre-order details have been announced as of the time of this story.

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Another Extended Star Wars Rebels Look On August 4?
Reported by Justin on 22 Jul 2014 19:37

With the release of the new extended full trailer for Star Wars Rebels causing fans to salivate for the arrival of the series debut, we are taken back to an earlier story we posted on Jedi News last month about an extended look at Rebels that is coming as part of a Star Wars themed day scheduled for August 4 on Disney XD.

Are we going to see another all-new trailer/exclusive first-look at the upcoming series? Or will the extended trailer we've already seen online simply be aired on television?

Tune in August 4 to find out...

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

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

Star Wars Celebration – Luke Skywalker Pin

Booth #2913

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday 27th of July

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

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

Early Bird Entry: £3.00

Entry Fee Adults: £1.00

Children Under 13: 50p

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

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

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

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

087-06-0943 SW Rebels Command Star Destroyer

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

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

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

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

Ooh, lookee, lookee...

Nice!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Information: Website | Forum | Facebook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Information: YouTube | Twitter | Facebook | Google+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Product Previews!

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And a mouse droid too!

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

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

Take the source link below for their officially unconfirmed report.

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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

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

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

   

   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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T-Shirts: Be Brave
Reported by Matt on 20 Jul 2014 17:38

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more Jedi News short story reviews click here.

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

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

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

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

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

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And yes, that first line was sarcasm...

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

Jason over at Making Star Wars points out:

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

Check out the page scan at the source.

Nice catch!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Strike a blow for galactic freedom!

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

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

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

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

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