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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.