Category Archives: Events

Star Wars: Force for Change Returns to Disney Parks

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DisneyParks Blog has announced that Star Wars: Force for Change will be returning to Disney Parks on May 4th and locations will be offering the first merchandise to feature the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story logo. Twenty-five percent of the retail sale price of this product will be donated to U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF Kid Power.

Head on over to DisneyParks Blog for the full details.

Mark Hamill Announced for Celebration Europe

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At what comes as no great surprise, ReedPop has announced that Mark Hamill will official be attending Star Wars Celebration Europe. He will be hosting various panels and signing autographs over the course of event. Star Wars Celebration Europe runs from July 15-19, 2016 at the ExCel London Exhibition Centr. Friday and Sunday single day tickets are still available.

Can’t attend? Visit crowdrise.com/forceforchange to learn how you can win tickets for two to attend and meet Mark himself!

D23 Expo 2017 Announced

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Disney has officially announced the dates for the next D23:

All the magic and excitement of the past, present, and future of Disney entertainment will come together once again D23 presents D23 Expo 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center the weekend of July 14–16. Each of Disney’s magical worlds will unite under one roof to celebrate what’s new and what’s on the horizon from theme parks, television, music, gaming, and films, including Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel. Advance tickets for D23 Expo 2017 will go on sale at D23Expo.com beginning July 14, 2016.

With this date superseding  SDCC, could we see our first trailer for Episode VIII at D23?

The Weekend is Nigh: Star Wars Weekends To Retire in 2016

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WDW News Today is reporting a rumor that popular annual event, Star Wars Weekends, is retiring in 2016.

Star Wars Weekends has been perhaps the most popular annual event in the history of Walt Disney World since it was introduced in 1997, so much so that it became an annual event in the early 2000’s at the then Disney-MGM Studios. Well, after 16 fantastic events, it seems Star Wars Weekends is being shelved in 2016.

Rancho Obi-Wan Galaween 2015

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Galaween takes place in the midst of the world’s largest collection of Star Warsmemorabilia and is hosted by master-collector Steve Sansweet. The Gala will raise funds for the ongoing costs of maintaining Rancho Obi-Wan and enable us to continue our mission of inspiring others. We look forward to spending an incredible evening with you celebrating our mutual love of Star Wars and relaxing amongst friends! Head to Rancho Obi-Wan for the details.

Sandtroopers.com Celebrates 15 Years

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From Chris at Sandtroopers.com

We’d like to thank all of our affiliates and friends in the Force that have made the past 15 years simply amazing. This month Sandtroopers.com kicked off the 15th Anniversary celebration at their Sponsor Brian’s Toys. Make sure to check out the new video clips that feature never before seen footage of Brian’s Toys and his personal collection and stay tuned as we are putting together additional photos from the tour. We’ll also be dropping many giveaway prizes to celebrate a decade and a half of service to the collecting community!”

Star Wars Action News 10th Anniversary Podcast Party

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Ten years ago, August 30, 2005, two Star Wars collectors released the world’s first podcast dedicated to Star Wars collecting:  Star Wars Action News.  From the Revenge of the Sith line through The Black Series, and even looking back at Vintage and 90s toys, Marjorie and Arnie have covered it all.
Now join Star Wars Action News at a party to celebrate this milestone!  At Wizard World, Chicago, join Arnie, Marjorie, Brock, Jerry, Daryl, Andrew, and other members of the Star Wars Action News team for drinks, food, cake, and fun!
The party starts at 7:30pm, Saturday, Aug 22 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, the hotel attached by skywalk to the Stephens Convention Center.
For more details, visit SWActionNews.com

Episode 454: The Force is With SDCC 2015

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Now with Hot Toys, TIE Fighters, Hasbro reveals, and more all from the floor of San Diego Comic-Con International!

Star Wars was back in a big way at San Diego Comic-Con 2015.  Hasbro and Hot Toys competed for the most impressive TIE Fighter on the floor.  eFX filled a booth with upcoming prop replicas–including a fully functional, life-sized R2-D2, and Gentle Giant couldn’t satiate the demand for both the Jumbo and mini-Bust versions of Boba Fett.
Marjorie and Arnie were there on the floor of the con the entire time, posting interviews, panels, and more to the Star Wars Action News YouTube channel.  Now you can download their coverage to your iPhone and feel like you were there at the convention!
With an exclusive Hasbro Q&A, a look forward at offerings from Gentle Giant, a Hot Toys booth tour and so much more, it’s on this episode of Star Wars Action News.

For even more coverage, subscribe to our YouTube channel where you can see the Hasbro Panel, the Star Wars Collectibles Panel, and the Star Wars Books panels in full!

Our SDCC 2015 Coverage Is Awakening

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San Diego Comic-Con is nearly here and as we have done in the past,  we will be aggregating news as it is revealed via our site and various social media channels. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news. If you are sensitive to constant alerts, notifications and potential spoilers,  we suggest you temporarily mute our channel(s) over the next few days. That being said, we hope you follow along and experience the reveals with us. #sdcc2015