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Star Wars Emojis Now Available on Twitter

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StarWars.com has announced that there are now Star Wars Emojis available for Twitter. Check out #C3PO, #BB8 and the TFA #Stormtrooper

 

Lando #1 Coming In July

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Hot on the heels of the character’s return in the Star Wars Rebels animated series, Lando joins Marvel’s growing line of critically acclaimed and bestselling Star Wars comics, including Star WarsStar Wars: Darth VaderStar Wars: Princess Leia, and Kanan: The Last Padawan. This deal is getting better all the time. Head to StarWars.com for the exclusive reveal.

UPDATE: Revealed 6″ Star Wars Rebels Ahsoka

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Hasbro has revealed that a 6″ Ahsoka from Star Wars Rebels is coming to The Black Series assortment in 2016. Here is an image courtesy of SithFire30 on Facebook.

UPDATE: Rebelscum has posted detailed images of Ahsoka. She’s gorgeous.

The Force Awakens Panel LIVE

The countdown to The Force Awakens Panel at Celebration Anaheim has begun! StarWars.com has launched their live feed of the event on their YouTube channel so everyone can experience the show around the world. This will be a day long remembered…

New Images & Art from The Force Awakens

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New images and artwork for The Force Awakens have hit the web in the last few hours. One of them is surely official as it was printed in the Celebration Anaheim program, but the others are as-of-yet “unofficial”. Click on through to check them out. Spoiler Warnings Apply

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ToysRUs Launches Midnight Madness Page

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Toys”R”Us has updated their website with a Midnight Madness page to register for the VIP Shopping Spree plus, they announce their exclusive LEGO build day on May 3.

Life Size Vintage Kenner R2-D2 Coming Soon

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Rumors are rolling regarding upcoming products to be featured at Celebration Anaheim. The latest is that Gentle Giant is planning on releasing R2-D2 as part of their Life Size line of Kenner figure statues. Look for more info on this in the coming days.

* Image above is representational only, not of Gentle Giant product.

Fall 2015 Black Series Line Look Revealed

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Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives and Jedi News are on the show floor for Celebration Anaheim’s Preview Night and the have provided a great detailed look at new revamped packaging for the 6″ Black Series. It is 1000X better than the orange and blue versions to be sure. Head on over to their respective sites to check these out as well as carded images of The Black Series.

Tamashii Nations Teases Boba Fett

Tamashi Nations has tease a reveal of a new Star Wars item on Thursday. While it is hard to see in the embedded tweet above, this inverted image reveals a silhouette of Boba Fett.
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Hot Toys Spacetrooper Preorder

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Sideshow Collectibles is now taking preorders for the Celebration Exclusive Hot Toys 1:6 Scale Spacetrooper figure. It retails for $219.99 and is limit one per customer.

Celebration Exclusive: PPW Toys Star Wars Nesting Dolls

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Our friends at Vinylmation World turn us to this announcement by PPW Toys for their first-to-market set of Star Wars Nesting (Matryoska) Dolls debuting at Celebration Anaheim. This set is limited to just 500 pieces. and is available at Booth #1245

Another Black Series Packaging Change?

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Our friends at JediNews are on the floor at Star Wars Celebration and have been snapping photo of the set up progress. One image caught my eye in particular as it appears that The Black Series is getting a color change again from blue to red and possibly a switch to Chewbacca from the current TIE Pilot. Note the “2015 New Series” text on the side of the display cabinet. You can check out the full image via Instagram or Twitter.

Celebration Exclusives: Build-A-Bear

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Judging by this ad I noticed on the StarWarsCelebration site, Build-A-Bear looks to be offering Celebration exclusives as well as an opportunity to pre-order the next collection of Star Wars-themed Build-A-Bears. Check them out at Booth 1314.

Hot Wheels Reveals Wicket Character Car

Hot Wheels has revealed an all-new Star Wars Character Car via twitter today — Wicket!

LEGO Buildable Grievous and Obi-Wan Kenobi Revealed

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The Wall Street Journal has posted the first look and LEGO Group’s upcoming line of buildable Star Wars figures.

At the Star Wars Celebration festival beginning Thursday, four new Lego Star Wars large scale, buildable figures will be unveiled — Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous, Jango Fett and Clone Commander Cody. Speakeasy has an exclusive first look at Obi-Wan Kenobi and General Grievous. The General Grievous set includes 186 pieces, and Obi-Wan Kenobi includes 83 pieces.

Two additional sets, Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, were unveiled in February at the New York Toy Fair. All six sets will be available in September, with prices ranging from $19.99 to $34.99.

Click on through for a closer look.

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Yakfinities #56: Rebel Militia

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It’s time to crack open some custom fodder, as a new Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just kicked off in our forums – Rebel Militia!  For all the details, click here!

TRU Midnight Madness Confirmed

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Ever since it was revealed that Toys R Us was sponsoring the Thursday JJ Abrams / Kathleen Kennedy panel at Star Wars Celebration, folks have speculated about the return of Midnight Madness. Thanks to our friend Chris at The Wolfpack Podcast it looks like that is indeed the plan. Click the image above for a closer look.

Celebration Exclusives: The Force United Patch and Trading Cards

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The Force United (TheForceUnited.com) returns to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. The sites included are Jedi Business, Jedi News, Jedi Temple Archives, Star Wars Forum UK, Star Wars Report and Yakface. The sites will take turns to cover the booth (1074) and help each other to ensure as many panels and talks are covered as possible. Click on through for the details.

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New Bandai C-3PO Model Kit Images

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Bandai has released new final product images for their upcoming C-3PO 1/12th scale model kit and WOW does it look fine with that gold and silver plating. It might give that Revoltech version a run for its money. Head over to TAGHobby and check them out.

Con Exclusives 2015: Hallmark Ornaments and Itty Bittys

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We haven’t even started the first day of Celebration yet and we already have announcements for upcoming exclusives for SDCC. Hallmark has announced that they will be having a U-3PO and R5-D4 Keepsake Ornament set as well as a set of Itty Bittys featuring Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite. Click through for the details.

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Watch Star Wars Celebration LIVE on StarWars.com

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Can’t make it to Anaheim? Don’t worry — StarWars.com is here to rescue you as they will be streaming Celebration Anaheim LIVE! Visit the official site for details.

UPDATE: Celebration Exclusive: Hot Toys Spacetrooper

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Today we are happy to let fans know that Hot Toys will be making an appearance at Star Wars Celebration 2015 in a few days! To welcome this event, Hot Toys is excited to present the new 1/6th scale Spacetrooper Collectible Figure as a Star Wars Celebration Exclusive item. Watch for preorder information from Sideshow soon.

UPDATE: Sideshow will open preorders for the Hot Toys 1:6 Scale Spacetrooper tomorrow.

The Enloe Trials: WIP Previews

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Slowly but surely, progress toward the next installment in The Enloe Trials Photonovel Series continues.  Head on over to the forums for some new previews, or catch up on the previous chapter by clicking here!

2015 Premier Guild Membership Mini Busts

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Gentle Giant has sent out solicitations for their 2015 Premier Guild Memberships and gifts. This year’s mini busts include Commander Faie (with swappable head), Emperor Palpatine from The Empire Strikes Back, and finally a Scout Trooper. Check them out at the3DStudio.com

Celebration Exclusives: Funko Super Shogun Shadow Trooper & Boba Fett

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Funko has just announced two more exclusives for Star Wars Celebration with their Super Shogun Shadowtrooper and Super Shogun Boba Fett. The Shadowtrooper features as a launching fist and rolling wheels and the Boba Fett features launching fist, jetpack missile and rolling wheels. No prices are given at this time.

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