Our friends at VinylmationWorld alert us to news that GameStop will be offering 4 exclusive Funko POP! Vinyl Bobbleheads for their May the 4th event. POP! characters include: Han Solo (Hoth), Chewbacca (Hoth), Figrin D’an and R2-B1. Each retail for $9.99 and can be purchased in-store or online. Be sure to check out their other POP! Vinyl merchandise or preorder your copy of Star Wars: Battlefront.
Yesterday, we were all witness to the amazing visuals of The Force Awakens in the new trailer. Now, some of the backstory is getting fleshed out through the new Battlefront game via a DLC (downloadable content). Star Wars Battlefront: Battle of Jakku takes place just after the victory at the Battle of Endor and leads to the crashing of that Star Destroyer on Jakku’s surface. Click on over to ComicBook.com for the full story.
EA has announced that the eagerly anticipated Star Wars Battlefront will be debuting at Star Wars Celebration.
We’re thrilled to share that Star Wars Battlefront will be taking part in Star Wars™ Celebration next month in Anaheim, CA from April 16-19. We could not think of a better or more appropriate place to debut the game officially for the first time than the premier event that celebrates the Star Wars universe and the legions of fans who have fallen in love with it.
Bring your Disney Side to life with the Show Your Disney Side app. Start with a selfie and let the app do the rest! Choose from iconic attractions and experiences like Frozen, Star Tours®*, Pirates of the Caribbean®, and Villains of Disney Parks. You can unlock special Haunted Mansion® characters by visiting either Disneyland® Resort or Walt Disney World® Resort, or by sharing three Show Your Disney Side app creations.
*Star Wars character include Queen Amidala, Darth Maul and X-wing Pilot
Available for iPhone® and iPod touch®
Nerdist.com has posted an exclusive article announcing Hasbro’s new Loopin’ Chewie game.
The 2-4 player game is the first item from the Hasbro Star Wars line to be released this year. It gives the popular Loopin’ Louie concept a makeover from the galaxy far, far away. Chewbacca fits into a mini Millennium Falcon that swings around the playing area to take out stormtroopers. Players can help Chewie navigate by using controls to swing him into or away from the racks with stormtroopers. With all the spinning and smooth moves, the Millennium Falcon is the perfect choice of ships for the game. Just remember: Let the Wookiee win! It’s for the best.
Head on over for the full details.
I stopped at my local Dave & Buster’s to check out Star Wars Battle Pod. Here is my first play of the game with my daughter acting as cheerleader and play by play analyst.
A couple months back, we shared an announcement regarding a few classic Lucasfilm games being made available online by GOG.com. GOG has now released wave 2 featuring six Star Wars titles including X-wing Alliance, X-wing vs TIE Fighter, Galactic Battlegrounds Saga, Dark Forces, Knight of the Old Republic II and Battlefront II.
IcV2.com has posted info regarding several new trading card series coming to retail and hobby shops from Topps in 2015. Head on over to check out details for Star Wars Illustrated, Star Wars Masterworks, Chrome Perspectives, Star Wars Rebels, 3D Widevision and more.
MakingStarWars.net has posted an article recently describing several new books tied to the release of The Force Awakens. Within the text, it appear that it is planned have the books released in conjunction with the first wave of Disney Consumer Products “toys to bed spreads and everything in between” sometime in September 2015.
Thanks to C.C. Russell for the heads up.