May the 4th has come and gone, but for many the credit card hangover still remains. There were new releases from Disney, Sideshow, Gentle Giant, Hot Toys, plus sales at LEGO and more! Biggest of all, the next Star Wars Celebration convention was confirmed! On this week’s podcast Marjorie and Arnie are joined by Ryan and Amy from Star Wars Collecting Cosmos. The four look back on the highs, lows, and purchases of May the 4th, 2016!
Also on this week’s show, Brock reviews the new Star Wars novel BLOODLINE. Taking place between Episode VI and VII, this book had direct input from Lucasfilm to help shape the universe for Episode VIII. Join Brock to find out if this is a must read for you.
With a review of the S.H. Figuarts Captain Phasma, a Darth Vader Humidifier, and a run-down of the perks of being a Jedi Knight or Master, it’s all in this week’s new podcast!
Our friends at Vinylmation World have posted official images of the upcoming assortment of Tsum Tsums for The Force Awakens. The mini collection will contain BB-8, Rey, Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren, Rey (Scavenger Outfit), Finn in Stormtrooper Outfit, First Order Stormtrooper, Poe Dameron and Finn. Head on over to check out the full details including medium and large size characters.
Today, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars veteran Mark Hamill announced a new campaign sponsored by CrowdRise in support of Star Wars: Force for Change, an initiative that inspires people to make a positive impact on the world. Starting April 5th, Star Wars: Force for Change will match the donations of Star Wars fans to four select charities up to $1,000,000!
All the magic and excitement of the past, present, and future of Disney entertainment will come together once again D23 presents D23 Expo 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center the weekend of July 14–16. Each of Disney’s magical worlds will unite under one roof to celebrate what’s new and what’s on the horizon from theme parks, television, music, gaming, and films, including Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel. Advance tickets for D23 Expo 2017 will go on sale at D23Expo.com beginning July 14, 2016.
With this date superseding SDCC, could we see our first trailer for Episode VIII at D23?
Disney announced today the next installment in the Indiana Jones franchise has been green lit with Harrison Ford returning to the iconic role with Steven Spielberg as director. No word yet if he is killed by Mutt with the Spear of Destiny.
The next assortment of Disney’s Tsum Tsum Star Wars characters is set for release on April 5 in store and online. This wave features plush figures from Episode I including, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, Queen Amidala, Darth Maul, Anakin Skywalker, Sebulba and Jar Jar Binks!
StarWars.com has updated (finally) with the official release announcement for The Force Awakens on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital. Head on over to check out the break down of features and various retailer exclusive versions*.
There has been a new trademark filled recently from Disney/Lucasfilm that could possibly be tied to current/future films in production. For the spoiler sensitive, we’ve put the images behind this link.