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The Force Awakens Products Launch Date

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StarWars.com has officially announced the product release date for The Force Awakens as September 4. We also get the first official look for the packaging featuring Kylo Ren! Plus, we get additional detail about “Force Friday”!

StarWars.com is thrilled to announce that Star Wars: The Force Awakensproducts will land in our galaxy on September 4, 2015, at 12:01 a.m. — “Force Friday” — with stores around the world opening their doors at midnight for a special celebration of all things Star Wars. It will be a day long remembered.

New Enloe Trials Chapter Approaching

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A new installment in The Enloe Trials photonovel series is almost here!  For a sneak peek at some full size images, head on over to the forums!

DorksideToys Exclusive R2-L3 POP! Vinyl

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DorksideToys has announced their very own exclusive POP! Vinyl R2-L3 figure. It is available for preorder now and is expected to arrive in August.

Topps Journey to The Force Awakens Series Preorder

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Our sponsor DorksideToys is taking preorders for Topps’ new “Journey to The Force Awakens” series of trading cards featuring the classic design of the original series. Head on over to DorksideToys for the breakdown.

Stream Star Wars Rebels Season 1 FREE

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StarWars.com is now streaming the full first season of Star Wars Rebels on their site for free. If you have yet to experience this season, now is a great time to catch up before the one-hour movie premiere on June 20 on Disney XD. Click on through for details.

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Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars

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Speculated on for months and now revealed: Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars! Head on over DisKingdom for the first look!

Thanks to Corey from The Wolfpack Podcast for the heads up.

The Force Awakens One-Sheet Hits eBay

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It was only a matter of time but the theatrical one-sheet poster for The Force Awakens has hit eBay. Thanks to Owen T. for the heads up.

AMC Star Wars Marathon This December

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Franchise marathons seem to be the trend these days as sequels and universe type films get released as seen most recently with the Marvel. Our friends at Star Wars Action News have received confirmation via an AMC manager that there will be a Star Wars marathon planned for the launch of The Force Awakens. Often times, these events have free swag and commemorative items to give away so you may want to start planning.

Customizer Mega Spotlight

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Tonight we highlight some more of the great custom works of several of our forum members!

First up, Evilivo continues to inspire with a great repaint of the recent Mission Series Yoda.  What he’s done here really brings this figure to life.

Next, my kind of scum shows off another batch of his custom figures, including one using several non-Star Wars parts to create a spectacular alien.  I don’t know what the heck this thing is, but it’s awesome!

We’ve also got some really cool new droids that you’ll want to see by Jawaking, who has been on one heck of a role lately with his customs.

Last but not least, forum newcomer AjuntaPall has posted a ton of custom figures for your viewing pleasure – check out his latest updates here.

“Bad Batch” Now Available at StarWars.com


The unfinished Clone Wars arc “Bad Batch” that premiered at Celebration Anaheim is now available to watch at StarWars.com

TBS Wave 8 Preorders Open May 3rd

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DorksideToys passes on info that the next wave of The Black Series 3.75″ line (wave 8) will go up for preorder on May 3rd.

Topps Star Wars Illustrated: The Empire Strikes Back Giveaway

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See ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ drama like never before with Topps Star Wars Illustrated: The Empire Strikes Back trading cards. Each base card uses brand new artwork to re-tell the radio drama from a unique and interesting vantage point.

We will be another giveaway in partnership with Topps regarding this series. Simply leave a comment regarding this series for your chance to win a HIT/insert card. We will announce the winner on this weekend’s episode of The Realm Recap

Click through for a preview of this series (which hits stores today) and additional details.

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Princess Leia #3 Now Available

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Marvel’s Princess Leia #3 is now available via your local comic shop or online distributor.

Leia’s mission leads to the underground world of Sullust! The Empire’s forces are on her trail and gaining! Join the galaxy’s toughest Princess on a quest to save her people!

You can also purchase a digital version from Marvel’s Comic Shop.

The Force Awakens Posters Hitting Cinemas

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Twitter follower Darren Hayes shares this image he snapped at his local theatre of the first one sheet/poster for The Force Awakens – not surprising since the trailer will be attached to The Avengers: Age of Ultron this weekend.

Does your theater have the TFA poster up yet? Send us your images via email, Twitter or Facebook with the tag #TFAposter

Episode 449: SWCA 2015 Coverage Pt. 2

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This podcast discusses details of The Force Awakens obtained from the second trailer and the props shown at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

Toys, panels, autographs, swap meets, trading, exclusive reveals and more — Star Wars Celebration Anaheim had so much to do that no one podcast can contain it all. So in this episode we get four!

Marjorie and Arnie from Star Wars Action News, Matt Fox from This Week in Star Wars, Jason Luttrull and Ryan Beise from Galaxy of Toys, and Amy Sjoberg from Star Wars Collecting Cosmos came together for the biggest podcast of the convention!

Join the gang as they discuss Star Wars collecting at Celebration, The Force Awakens, and so much more!

If you missed Celebration this show will make you feel like you were there! If you attended the con, relive the experience, all with this mega-packed podcast!

Watch now, and then join us in a few days for even more coverage of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015!

SWCA Cloud City Diorama Workshop: One Week Later

Frank Diorio from Diorama Workshop has posted a follow up video recapping the hugely successful Cloud City Diorama Build from Celebration Anaheim. Give it a watch and be sure to subscribe to the Diorama Workshop YouTube channel.

Sponsor News: Big Bad Toy Store

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Big Bad Toy Store has released their latest newsletter and they are now taking preorders for Fantasy Flight Games’ Imperial Assault: Twin Shadows Expansion, Topps 2015 Chrome Perspectives Jedi vs Sith Trading Cards, Star Cars and Metal Figure Collection Boba Fett from Takara, or give yourself to the dark side of the toast with the Darth Vader toaster.  For these items and more, visit BigBadToyStore.com

Star Wars Pinball: Star Wars Rebels Trailer

Check out the new trailer for Star Wars Pinball: Star Wars Rebels from Zen Studios coming later this week to XBOX.

Star Wars Pinball: Star Wars Rebels will take players on a journey to a galaxy far, far away, teaming them up with the crew of the starship Ghost, including Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, Zeb Orrelios, Sabine Wren, Hera Syndulla and the grumpy astromech Droid™ Chopper as they join forces to take on the evil Empire. The table will feature fully-animated starships including the Ghost and TIE fighters, a flaming engine thruster spindisk, Chopper’s own mini playfield, and seven exciting missions inspired by the show.

LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded

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Hitting book stores and e-tailers now is the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded.

The updated and expanded ultimate guide to the minifigures of the LEGO® Star Wars® galaxy DK’s LEGO® Star Wars® Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded now includes many more new LEGO Star Wars minifigures! Discover incredible LEGO Star Wars facts, such as which minifigure is the rarest and which can be found in the most LEGO sets. This updated and expanded edition contains 72 additional pages of new minifigures and includes an exclusive minifigure to add to your collection.

As a bonus, this book also includes a McQuarrie Concept Boba Fett minifigure. Order yours today from Amazon.com

LEGO Store May the 4th Event

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Starting on May 2, come to the LEGO Store to take advantage of exclusive offers and activities including a FREE Exclusive Admiral Yularen Minifigure!

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Toys”R”Us Destination Star Wars Details

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Toys”R”Us has issue a press release with additional details surrounding their Destination: Star Wars Year-Long Event that starts this Sunday. Click on through to check it out.

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Wolfpack Podcast #137: Celebration Anaheim Aftermath

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Join Corey, Dan, Chris, Stephen and Jayson as they wrap up Star Wars Celebration Anaheim experiences.

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Limited Edition Admiral Ackbar Keepsake Ornament

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Our friends at JediNews have received additional details regarding the Admiral Ackbar Keepsake Ornament from Hallmark. It will be available this year at Gold Crown store at their Ornament Premiere on July 11. Be sure to check out their other article as well which includes info on two ornaments coming later this year The Force Awakens.

FREE LEGO Mini Wookiee Gunship Build at TRU

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This Sunday from 12-2pm Toys R Us is holding a special LEGO build event where you (with a child) can build a FREE mini Star Wars Rebels Wookiee Gunship. Thanks to Flyguy for the heads-up.

Star Wars #5 C-3PO Action Figure Variant Cover

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The ever expanding list of action figure cover variants for Marvel’s Star Wars series continues with C-3PO for issue #005. Like the others, this variant features the work of John Tyler Christopher giving the cover a Vintage Kenner inspired design with a realistic twist. Look for it at your local comic shop on May 20.

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