Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Not Going to Disney World? Here's How to Get the Hondo Ohnaka Funko Pop

Visitors to Walt Disney World in Florida can pick up a cool exclusive: a Hondo Ohnaka Funko Pop, one of several products tied to the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction.

For Star Wars and Funko collectors who can't make it to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, you now have another option to get one.

Friday, September 13, 2019

New Issue of 'Star Wars Insider' Now Available

Issue #192 of "Star Wars Insider"is out right now, and it features a focus on Episode VII: The Force Awakens, as well as some great interviews.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Funko to End the Smuggler's Bounty Mystery Box

Funko's Star Wars mystery box, an Amazon exclusive, is ending this year. The Smuggler's Bounty subscription box program's cancellation was announced in an email from Funko. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

A New Image from 'The Mandalorian' Features a Bounty Hunter Fight

Entertainment Weekly has published a new photo from the upcoming Disney+ series "The Mandalorian," and it features the bounty hunter fighting an alien species.

Watch Us Unbox the 'Podracing' Smuggler's Bounty Mystery Box (VIDEO)!

The August 2019 Smuggler's Bounty mystery box from Funko had a "Podracing" theme, and we cracked one open to see what was inside! Our unboxing video is included below!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Watch a LEGO Droid Army Play the Star Wars Theme with Real Instruments [VIDEO]

95 LEGO Star Wars droids, 3,148 hours of creation, 42 instruments and one crazed inventor can only mean one thing – the LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Orchestra. Check out the video after the jump.

Monday, August 26, 2019

The new 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' trailer has everyone freaked out

Lucasfilm has released a new trailer for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, and what it shows is setting the internet ablaze.

Check Out the New 'Rise of Skywalker' Movie Poster!

Check out the new poster for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Friday, August 23, 2019

'The Mandalorian' Releases a New Poster

Disney's live-action Star Wars series, "The Mandalorian," has released a poster ahead of its November 12 premiere on the Disney Plus streaming service.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Even Mark Hamill Loved This Video of a 'Little Rey' at Disney World

A viral video of a little girl cosplaying as Rey at Disney World got the attention of Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Lucasfilm Shares Terrifying Original Kylo Ren Design For Star Wars: The Force Awakens

There's a good reason why people fear Kylo Ren. In addition to his powers and temperament, he wears a mask that pays homage to the one worn by Darth Vader. However, it looks like Kylo was supposed to look downright terrifying while Star Wars: The Force Awakens was still in development. Lucasfilm creative art manager Phil Szostak has just shared an early concept design for Kylo that would have made him too scary even for the First Order.

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How a Villain from An Ewok Movie Almost Ended Up On Clone Wars

On his Twitter feed Sunday night, Pablo Hidalgo took some time to respond to a question about Charal, the witch who first appeared in the TV movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor in 1985, and whether or not she had any connection to the Nightsisters, the coven of Force-wielding witches from the planet Dathomir who are now perhaps best known for their appearances in The Clone Wars TV series. In a detailed and fascinating thread, Hidalgo explained how Charal — a character introduced with no real backstory or explanations for her powers, which included a shapeshifting ring — almost ended up a character on The Clone Wars, though the backstory that got her there is no longer canonical.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Here's How to Get a 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Movie Poster!

You can now get your little padawan hands on an actual theatrical poster for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker for your wall! Here's how!

Friday, August 16, 2019

Harness The Force with These STAR WARS Pet Accessories

Ever wondered what your pet would look like in the galaxy far, far away?

Would they take after a droid, with their adorable beeps and boops?

Or would they have more of a fearsome Wookiee roar?

Or maybe your pet is just like us, and dreams about being part of the Rebel Alliance, fit to save the galaxy from Empirical threats.

Whatever the case may be, Buckle-Down has you covered.

The company, known for their belt buckles and pet accessories, have created an officially licensed line of Star Wars collars, leashes, and other accessories, so you can use your trusted companion to show off your fandom.

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'Game Of Thrones' Creators May Not Write Whole New 'Star Wars' Trilogy After All

A new Hollywood Reporter piece on Game Of Thrones’ creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss's five-year, $250 million mega deal with Netflix has now suggested that the pair are only confirmed to have written the treatment for the three films, and are “committed to penning at least one of the films,” even though the “original deal was to write all three.”

As recently as May, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Benioff and Weiss would oversee the next Star Wars trilogy, the first of which is scheduled to hit cinemas in 2022. “We did a deal with Benioff and Weiss, and the next movie will be theirs,” Iger declared at the time.

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Thor vs. Hulk... with Lightsabers!

The epic clash of Thor vs Hulk with lightsabers.

Check it out after the jump!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

‘Star Wars’ Director Rian Johnson Wants to Go ‘Beyond the Legacy Characters’ for Planned Trilogy

Rian Johnson is charging full-speed ahead with his planned new trilogy of films entrusted to him by Lucasfilm. Despite rumors to the contrary and internet trolls decrying his specific vision of the “Star Wars” universe in 2017’s box-office Wampa “The Last Jedi,” Rian Johnson is charging full-speed ahead with his planned new trilogy of films entrusted to him by Lucasfilm.

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'Star Wars': Ewan McGregor in Talks for an Obi-Wan Kenobi Series for Disney+

The Jedi Order is once again calling Ewan McGregor into service. The actor, who famously portrayed the masterful Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi in three Star Wars movies, is in negotiations to reprise the role in a Kenobi-centered series for Disney+, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Trailer for Star Wars Resistance Season Two is Here! [VIDEO]

The Emmy Award-nominated series Star Wars Resistance returns for its second and final season beginning Sunday, October 6 at 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT on Disney Channel and in DisneyNOW, with subsequent airings on Disney XD. Check out the trailer after the jump!

Star Wars: A Studio Ghibli Story

You can always dream, right?

"Trying a Star Wars illustration on a Ghibli movie setting. Not exactly my style but it was a fun exercise! I have to say, painting all that grass took a while. Heavily studied and referenced Ponyo and Howl's Moving Castle. In case you're wondering, the starfighter is from Star Wars: Resistance animated show. It's named the Fireball."

Stephen Zavala is Senior Concept Artist at Industrial Light and Magic.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Barbie Travels to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

In the lead-up to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm and Mattel have announced a partnership written in the stars: a new line of Barbie dolls, based on designs and concept artwork created for Star Wars.

The collection, Star Wars x Barbie, consists of three figures, each inspired by concept art for the original 1977 Star Wars movie but reimagined via what Mattel describes as “a distinctive Barbie high-fashion filter.”

Figures inspired by the original 1977 movie are available for pre-order now.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Watch Us Crack Open the Funko Smuggler's Bounty 'Vader' Mystery Box!

June's Star Wars Smuggler's Bounty Mystery Box from Funko featured a Darth Vader theme, and we did an unboxing video for you to check out!

John Williams Is Writing 135 Minutes Of Music For ‘Rise Of Skywalker’ & Will Feature EVERY ‘Star Wars’ Theme

being less than six months away from release, we still don’t know a hell of a lot about the upcoming “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” We have a short teaser, but that doesn’t give much information at all, other than the fact that all your favorites are coming back for this finale of the Skywalker Saga. But now, thanks to John Williams’ brother, we do know that ‘Rise of Skywalker’ isn’t going to be a short affair.

“I can tell you that every theme that you’ve heard is going to be compiled into this last effort. Leia, Yoda, ‘Phantom,’ Darth, all of it is going to be in there. And in his usual style, he hides them. You gotta go look for them."

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

New Blu-ray Covers for the 'Star Wars' Films Leak

Images of new Blu-ray covers for all ten Star Wars films have leaked on the internet, with reports that the movies are about to be reissued! See the covers below!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Disney Parks' Halloween Exclusive Droid Factory Figure Revealed

We have our first look at the Halloween-themed Star Wars action figure coming to Disney theme parks this fall!

Matt Damon Visits Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Matt Damon is living his best life. The actor is currently exploring the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge park at Disneyland for the first time, and in new photos he's grinning from ear-to-ear. Damon, 48, posed with Chewbacca while touring the amusement park's new attraction, and held a lightsaber like a pro while doing it.

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Darth Vader Playing Bagpipes on a Unicycle?!?! What's Even Happening Here?!?!

Brian Kidd, aka the Unipiper, is an internet-famous Portland local known for playing flaming bagpipes on his unicycle while wearing a Darth Vader mask and kilt. He outdid himself recently by playing the Star Wars Theme on TWO flaming bagpipes.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Check out this Vintage Kenner Star Wars Visual Checklist!

If you're a collector of vintage Kenner Star Wars figures, there are plenty of guides and resources, but we've found a great image listing all of the original figures!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Going to War with LED Saber Combat

Not so long ago, in a park not so far away, the forces of light and dark gathered to … whack each other with expensive, glorified flashlights. In an all-day series of melees at Afton State Park, nearly 50 people — some from halfway across the country — went to war with glowing plastic tubes as their weapons and hockey, lacrosse and motocross gear as their armor. This is LED saber combat, a “nerd sport” in which Jedi knight wannabes duel with customized replicas of the fictional lightsabers made famous by the “Stars Wars” movie franchise.

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Bikers Dress as Star Wars Characters for Hospice Charity

BIKERS on the North Coast 500 sometimes get a bad rap... Yet there are no complaints about the exploits of a group who set out from Alness decked out as Star Wars characters. Robin's run, in memory of the late Robin Finlayson, saw a group of friends saddle up on 50cc mopeds for a trundle around the route, raising funds for Highland Hospice.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Murdered Youngling Reunites with Hayden Christensen

Let’s face it: when Anakin Skywalker went to the dark side, he really went to the dark side. After “I have the high ground”, there was perhaps no more iconic scene in Revenge of the Sith than Anakin encountering younglings in the Jedi Temple. After asking what they’re going to do, one particular youngling recoils in horror as Anakin ignites his lightsaber. Actor Ross Beadman played the youngling unfortunate enough to encounter Anakin first. Beadman met up with Hayden Christensen at a recent Comic Con in London. The folks over at Fantha Tracks captured the moment of the meeting with some great photos of the two actors.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

New Fossil Looks Like Millennium Falcon

Star Wars fans may have a new favorite fossil: Cambroraster falcatus. Through several years of fossil excavations in British Columbia, researchers discovered the ancient predator that once ruled the primeval seafloor with a body the shape of the Millennium Falcon. By looking at features visible in different fossilized contortions of Cambroraster, the researchers re-created the animal’s body shape, inferred its feeding habits, and compared it with other species alive at the time.

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Florida Rental Houses Takes You to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

The room looks like it’s straight out of the forest moon of Endor in “Star Wars." A disabled TIE fighter – the attack vehicle of choice for the Empire in the “Star Wars” movie series – sits in the middle of the room, doubling as a TV-viewing cubicle and bed. A stormtrooper stands guard as well in one of the 12 bedrooms of the house on Muirfield Loop, where a night’s stay runs between $1,300 and $3,000 per night, depending on the season.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Star Wars' Pink Shorts Boom Guy Finally Found

A behind-the-scenes photo from Star Wars: A New Hope has had popularity online for years, which points out that one of the film's boom mike operators was shirtless and wearing pink short-shorts while filming a scene. The identity of this man - who does not appear in the film's credits - has remained a mystery for years... until now. ABC News recently tracked down the elusive "Pink Shorts Boom Guy", a 90-year-old man named Ken Nightingall.

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Monday, July 29, 2019

The Retro Collection Is Now Available From a New Online Retailer

If you didn't get the chance to order the Retro Collection when it was available at Target, you have a second chance to get them, thanks to a new retailer! The link to get them is included below!

Star Wars Bionic Arm Becomes a Reality [VIDEO]

In Utah, the Star Wars movie saga has inspired engineers to create a bionic arm. The arm will allow an amputee to not only grasp objects but to control the device with the mind and to return the sense of touch once again. The device is called the "Luke Arm" after the one used in the Star Wars film by the character Luke Skywalker. It works by tapping into an individual's existing muscles and nerves.

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Friday, July 26, 2019

The Star Wars Home Arcade Cabinet Is Now Available for Pre-Order

The Star Wars Trilogy Arcade Cabinet from Arcade1Up is now available for pre-order, but only from one retailer, who is offering an exclusive opportunity to get the cabinet early. We have the details on how to order one!

Monday, July 22, 2019

Marvel Comics FINALLY Let's Us See the Knights of Ren and Hear Some Backstory on Kylo Ren

In the upcoming Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker book bonanza, there will be a new four-issue comic book miniseries from Marvel entitled Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren, which will reveal the backstory to the Knights of Ren that many have wanted to hear. Author Charles Soule took to Twitter to share the news of Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren with everyone else, and it even included the first piece of artwork from the comic. The title Rise of Kylo Ren likely refers to both his growth in power on the dark side of the Force and his eventual rise to what Supreme Leader Snoke referred to as master of the Knights of Ren.

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Official Pix Reveals an Exclusive Mark Hamill Funko Pop

Official Pix, one of the most trusted providers of authentic autographs in all of fandom, is offering an exclusive Funko Pop of iconic Star Wars actor Mark Hamill.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

IDW Star Wars Comics Fill in Gap Between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker

IDW Publishing proudly announces that October’s Star Wars Adventures #27 will debut a three-part storyline by writer John Barber and artist Derek Charm. Featuring the mighty Wookiees, it will tell an untold chapter set between The Last Jedi and the thrilling conclusion to the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! With the New Republic devastated, the First Order launches an attack on the planet Kashyyyk, and Chewbacca takes up arms to defend his people!

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Jon Favreau Already Writing for The Mandalorian Season 2

Earlier this year, we got a sneak peek at the first live-action Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian. The project is coming to Disney+ when the new streaming subscription services launches this fall, and it sounds like Lucasfilm and Disney are banking on this being a big hit for them before it even debuts, because writer and executive producer Jon Favreau is already hashing out what will happen in The Mandalorian season 2. Jon Favreau was on Jimmy Kimmel Live, wearing some Boba Fett socks, and he discussed the show.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Mark Hamill Shares What Blue Milk Tasted Like

Star Wars legend, Mark Hamill, is becoming known for his delightful content on social media. The actor does everything from answer fan questions to shut down false rumors, always sharing fun tidbits about the beloved franchise. Recently, the actor revealed what the green milk from Star Wars: The Last Jedi tasted like. Now, he’s following up to share what the blue milk from the original film was made of. Turns out, the taste of Star Wars milk has greatly improved over the years.

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'Rise of the Resistance' Attraction Announces Opening Dates at Disney Parks

The much-anticipated "Rise of the Resistance" ride at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge finally has an opening date for both Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland in Anaheim. They won't be opening on the same date, however.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Lucasfilm Unveils First Look at Rise of Skywalker's Sith Trooper

At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Lucasfilm will celebrate the history of stormtrooper design — and the future. Fans attending the mega pop-culture event (July 18-21) will be treated to a new exhibit of trooper armor from across the Star Wars saga, including a first look at the next evolution in Imperial/First Order soldiers: the “Sith trooper” from the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It’s a modern and more menacing look befitting its namesake.

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Kanye West Wants to Build Star Wars-Style Homeless Housing

During Kanye West‘s Forbes cover story, he takes writer Zack O’Malley Greenburg on a tour of “oblong and dozens of feet tall” prototypes. “Inspired by Luke Skywalker’s childhood home, West has been working with a team to design prefabricated structures that sport the same austere aesthetic, with the goal of deploying them as low-income housing units,” Greenburg writes. Taking West’s long history with Star Wars into account, the idea isn’t fully a surprise.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Star Wars Animatronic Expert Working on New UK North-East Art Installation

An animatronics expert responsible for creating monsters for Star Wars and Doctor Who has brought a new art installation to life in the North-East.

Adam Keenan worked with acclaimed artist Mat Collishaw on a spectacular life-sized robotic eagle which has gone on show at Ushaw, near Durham.

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The Force is With Captain Marvel

Brie Larson is already dominating one side of the cosmos in her role as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, but a new photo proves how awesome she could look in a different galaxy. Larson recently took to Instagram to share a photo of her with Star Wars robes and a lightsaber, with a caption about how the photo shows off her "Jedi realness".

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Monday, July 8, 2019

What Happens If You Ride Galaxy's Edge Smuggler's Run and Do Nothing?

Want to find out what happens when you ride the Millennium Falcon Smuggler's Run ride at Galaxy's Edge and do nothing? It's an interactive ride that is supposed to be hand's on - YOU control the Falcon as it navigates its way through a Galaxy Far, Far Away through different controls in the cockpit. Slashfilm editor Peter Sciretta and his co-host Kitra Remick took one for the team by standing in line for the ride, only to board it and keep their hands off the wheel to witness what would happen. Check out the video above to see their fate.

Check out their YouTube Channel Ordinary Adventures to see more videos like this!

Elijah Wood Plays Star Wars Theme in Fremantle Markets [VIDEO]

Last weekend, American actor Elijah Wood surprised shoppers at the Fremantle Markets in Perth, Australia, with an impromptu piano performance of the Star Wars theme.

The star is best known for his role as Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy – but now he’s captured peoples’ attention with his nifty fingerwork.

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