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Episode VIII Rescheduled for December 2017 Release

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Today, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that Star Wars: Episode VIII, originally scheduled for release in summer 2017, will now debut on December 15, 2017.

The move follows the extraordinary success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was the first Star Wars movie to premiere outside the traditional summer blockbuster window and smashed numerous records, including biggest domestic and global debuts of all time as well as the biggest domestic second and third weekends, en route to becoming the highest grossing domestic release of all time with over $861.3 million and the third biggest global release ever with $1,886.7 billion.

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently in preproduction and will begin principal photography in London next month. Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman will produce and J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski will executive produce. Stay tuned for exciting updates in the coming weeks.

Episode #85: 2016 – Just Let It In

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New Year! New Show! We’re back after taking some time to bask briefly in the afterglow of The Force Awakens. With the holiday’s behind us and Toy Fair right around the corner, there is still much to be discussed in the collecting community from Hasbro, LEGO, Funko, Hot Toys and more. We also give a few parting thoughts on The Force Awakens as we prep ourselves for Rogue One in December. All this and more on Episode 85 of The Realm Recap.

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“Galaxy Premiere” Exclusive Theater Merchandise for The Force Awakens

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Yahoo has just posted an article revealing that several theater chains across the US will be offering exclusive “Galaxy Premiere” merchandise for sale for The Force Awakens. Items include hats, shirts, commemorative tickets, keychains and the much desired one sheet/poster! Click on through to check out all the merchandise available and look at this list of participating theaters.

Episode #84: Come On Baby, Don’t Let Me Down

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One. More. Week. On this episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I discuss the latest in Star Wars collecting. There have been a slew of product leaks and discoveries since our last show, and one of them in particular has drawn the legal forces of the First Order Disney. We also break down the latest announcements from Sideshow and Hot Toys, LEGO and a great preview of new figures from S.H.Figuarts. All this and more in this jammed-packed Episode 84 of The Realm Recap!

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Episode #82: Thankful For Star Wars

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We are only a few days away from Thanksgiving and there isn’t a better time to be a Star Wars collector. On this episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I discuss the latest in Star Wars collecting – everything from Hasbro, LEGO, Gentle Giant, Hot Toys, Funko and more! It’s all in the jammed-packed episode 82 of The Realm Recap

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Jimmy Kimmel Previews 6″ Black Series Princess Leia (Sort of)

Last night, Jimmy Kimmel had a special “Force Awakens” themed show featuring the stars of the film and director J.J. Abrams. Check out the custom 6″ Black Series version of Abrams as Han Solo and Jimmy as Princess Leia which incidentally provides a pretty clear look the upcoming 6″ figure – the body and soft goods anyway.

Thanks to HunterPR’s Justin Aclin for the heads-up.

Empire Magazine Collectible Covers for The Force Awakens

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Empire Magazine has revealed their special edition lenticular covers for The Force Awakens! The six covers (with a seventh subscriber cover to be revealed) features Rey with BB-8, Captain Phasma, Finn, Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren and Han Solo with Chewbacca. Click on through to check them out.

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The Vader Project Auction Catalog

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Sideshow is now taking preorders for the Vader Project Auction Catalog Book by DKE Toys. $29.95 – available Dec. 2015/Jan. 2016

From Sideshow:

The Vader Project is a reimagining of the iconic Darth Vader helmet curated by Dov Kelemer and Sarah Jo Marks of DKE Toys. For this unique project, 100 of the hottest underground and pop surrealist painters, artists and designers customized a 1:1 scale authentic prop replica of the actual Darth Vader helmet featured in the Star Wars™ films. The Vader Project Full Color Auction Catalog (over two hundred pages) features artist bios and includes a 2-page spread for each artist helmet.