It’s time for the monthly episode of Boring Conversation Anyway. In Episode 53, we join Flyguy and several other fan site members as we chat about the news from the past month including official Episode VII casting, the reorganization of Expanded Universe, toy reveals and much more.
VinylmationWorld.com has posted image of the complete set (minus the chaser) of blind boxed Vinylmation Series 4 figures coming to DisneyWorld, Disneyland and DisneyStore.com later this month. The Empire Strikes Back-themed series includes: Luke Skywalker (Hoth), Han Solo (Hoth), R2-D2 (Dagobah), Princess Leia (Bespin Gown), Ugnaught, Bossk, 4-LOM, Zuckuss, Snowtrooper, Dengar and Tauntaun. Speculation is that IG-88 will be the rare “chaser” character.
Thanks to our friend Kevin Gawthrope for the heads up.
Check back tomorrow at 12 PM Eastern time for another Disney Star Wars announcement. Information is under embargo until then under penalty of carbon freeze.
Another week has passed and it’s time for our look back at the latest news in Star Wars collecting. On this special episode of The Realm Recap, we “recap” our trip to the Disney Star Wars Event held at Disney Studios & Disney Store Headquarters, the newest collectible news and the impact of the reclassification of POST-ROTJ EU material. Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.
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John Jackson Miller has shared official details for his upcoming Star Wars Rebels adult tie-in novel that takes place prior to the events of the series. Star Wars: A New Dawn features main characters Kanan and Hera and will be available in September.
PS. I guess you can cross “A New Dawn” off the list for potential Episode VII titles.
Lucasfilm via StarWars.com officially announced today that Episodes VII-IX will not tell the same stories told in the post-Return of the Jedi Expanded Universe. Popular stories will be kept in print as needed but under a new Star Wars Legends banner. Head to the official site for the full story and video.
Next up in our Disney Star Wars Event focus are children’s costumes. The line starts off with Darth Vader and the Stormtrooper for $59.95 each which be available in various size runs (S, M, L, XL). The fit and finish of these costumes are above and beyond what Rubies has done in the past. Look for more characters to be available in the future. Click on through for the gallery.
On April 21 and 22, Disney is holding a special VIP event to showcase new product coming to their Disney Stores as well as a tour of their merchandising headquarters. Everything is hush-hush for now in terms of what will be shown but thankfully we will be onsite to report the reveals and announcements firsthand! Check back with us over the next couple of days as we breakdown and share with you the latest from “The House of the Mouse”!
DisneyParks Blog has updated today announcing that the D-Tech Me Experience is returning for Star Wars Weekends (May-June 2014) and have added new options – 7″ Alderaan Princess, X-Wing Pilot (available in male or female bodies) for $99.95 each and 16″ versions as well for $1499.95 each. Head on over for the full details.
For the first time in event history, Mark Hamill, the actor who brought Luke Skywalker to the silver screen in the Star Wars saga, will appear at Star Wars Weekends. Hamill will be one of the celebrity guests for Weekend IV, June 6-8, 2014. Fans can see him in the daily “Legends of the Force” Star Wars-themed motorcade and in a featured talk show. Click on through for the full details.
The Official Site has posted that principal photography for Episode VII will commence this May. They also confirm that the story will continue 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and feature three new young leading actors as well as a some familiar faces.
DisneyParkMerchanside.com has updated their announcement of the Rebel Rendezvous package with their full catalog of random selection and pre-purchase merchandise.