Where has the time (and money) gone? My earliest childhood memories included Star Wars, and to this day it is an ever present aspect of my life that I share with my children, and hopefully, they will share with theirs. From the movie that started it all in 1977, to the expanded universe, TV and to the new era of films, we embrace it all (yes, even the Holiday Special). Thank you George Lucas, Lucasfilm and Disney for opening our imaginations and our sense of wonder to that galaxy far, far away.
Instagram user sw_up_wir20 has posted the first look at a couple of D23 exclusive Vinylmation figures scheduled for release this July at the event. The Star Tours themed figures include the Imperial Sky Trooper packed in a 9:10 ratio, with a chase RX-24 packed 1:10. The figure retail for $16.95 and are limited to 2500 pieces (total).
The date for the next chapter in the Star Wars saga has been announced! Episode IX will hit theater May 24, 2019! As a bonus, Lucasfilm has also announced the release date for a new Indiana Jones film slated for July 10, 2020.
Glendale, Calif. (April 12, 2017 – 9:00PM PST) – Disney and Lucasfilm today announced Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a new initiative celebrating the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from across the Star Wars universe. An original series of animated shorts (each 2-3 minutes in length) willexplore exciting, all new adventures of key characters including Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia,Ahsoka Tano and others, ahead of books and a TV special later in the year. The stories will also be supported by a line of toys from Hasbro, including new ‘Adventure Figures’ – a fusion between traditional dolls and action figures, creating a whole new way to play Star Wars.
Lucasfilm and Disney have announced that Star Wars Rebels will be returning for a Season 4 this fall. There had been some questions regarding the status of the series as many of DisneyXD’s renewals have already been announced while Rebels had been absent.
Experience Rogue One: A Star Wars Story again — and go behind the scenes with a galaxy of bonus features — when the thrilling tale of rebellion comes home on Digital HD (March 24) and Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, and On-Demand (April 4).
You can check out the different retailer exclusives and formats at StarWars.com. Preorders open tomorrow (February 23).
Our friends at Jedi-Bibliothek have received intel that the Force Friday merchandise roll out for Star Wars: The Last Jedi will allegedly begin globally on September 1, 2017. With the problems that surrounded The Force Awakens event, let’s hope that the products for the sequel have better distribution on launch day.
We have another as-of-yet unannounced figure to share today. This image comes from our source that discovered those four disney droidfactory astromechs we revealed. Details are scarce for this protocol droid other than it looks to be R-3PO. There is a theory that the build-a-droid/droidfactory program may expand to include protocol droids as there are a fair amount throughout the films to pull from. Click on through for a closer look.
With Rogue One, we saw most of the product names shielded with animal designations such as shark, seal, owl, unicorn, etc. Episode VIII product will follow suit adapting the NATO phonetic alphabet with terms like “Victor”, “Tango” and “Foxtrot”. These names have been spotted in databases already so get ready to learn and speculate as to what they may stand for in the film.