The shroud of “The Disney Side” is slowly, but surely, being lifted on the plans for Force Friday. This week, Flyguy and I discuss some of the images, product lists and unwitting retail employees leaking out info ahead of September’s big reveal. Speaking of big, Hot Toys revealed the ultimate 1:6 item – the Millennium Falcon display recently in Hong Kong. It not only went viral in the collecting community, but caught worldwide attention on media outlets as well. Is something like this actually viable in today’s market? We wrap things up with a bit of comic news as well as our weekly breakdown of new purchases and acquisitions and more on Episode #70 of The Realm Recap!
San Diego has come and gone, but there has been an awakening, and it is the confusion and frustrations of the Star Wars collector. Read on as I attempt to armchair quarterback last week’s Hasbro event and hope for better things to come in our journey to Force Friday.
San Diego Comic-Con is nearly here and as we have done in the past, we will be aggregating news as it is revealed via our site and various social media channels. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news. If you are sensitive to constant alerts, notifications and potential spoilers, we suggest you temporarily mute our channel(s) over the next few days. That being said, we hope you follow along and experience the reveals with us. #sdcc2015
Disney and Lucasfilm today have officially announced the Han Solo Anthology film. Directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (The Lego Movie) and screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan. Head to the official site for details and look for Han Solo Anthology in theatre May 25, 2018.
EW.com has posted that fans expecting to see new trailer or even new footage at SDCC from The Force Awakens will be disappointed as there will be none shown. Head on over to EW.com for what you can expect.
Our friends at MakingStarWars.net turned us to a post over at HothBricks which claims to have the names, piece counts and prices for seven LEGO sets coming for The Force Awakens. Nothing really spoilery in terms of reveals but there is a new vehicle listed that has yet to be mentioned previously. Click on through for the list.
Playmation is the next step in the evolution of play, where digital gets physical and imagination becomes real. The groundbreaking system of toys and wearables uses smart technology to inspire kids to run around and use their imaginations, as they become the hero or heroine of stories from across The Walt Disney Company. The systems kicks off with the Marvel Universe in 2015, Star Wars in 2016 and Frozen in 2017. Visit Playmation.com for more details.
StarWars.com has updated today with an expanded interview with Annie Leibovitz from the recent Vanity Fair feature. The new article reveals a new image of Andy Serkis in full mo-cap mode as well as the character he will be playing (name only). For spoiler-phobes steer clear, but for others click on over to the official site.
USA Today has announced today the return of Star Wars Reads Day – Oct. 10, 2015. This marks the fourth anniversary of the event and to commemorate it, Disney/Lucasfilm has created a new logo featuring BB-8 from The Force Awakens. For more info check out the article and visit the Star Wars Reads Facebook page.
A new LEGO Star Wars set from The Force Awakens has leaked and despite it being briefly seen in the newest trailer we won’t be posting it here as it is unofficial. Head over to MakingStarWars.net – spoiler warnings apply.
StarWars-Universe has posted the scoop revealing a nice full body shot of the chrome stormtrooper / Captain Phasma as played by Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie. Head on over for a closer look.
Vanity Fair has updated this morning with new images from The Force Awakens. Head on over to check out the gallery of Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren with Snowtrooper, a great sampling of smuggler, pirates and aliens and learn the name of Lupita Nyong’o’s character. Mild spoiler warnings apply.