Lucasfilm has just announced that Star Wars Celebration will return to Anaheim in 2020.
During Disney’s Investor Day Webcast, they revealed that the official launch date for Disney+ will be November 12. With that, the new Lucasfilm series, The Mandalorian will also be available. Subscription costs for the Disney+ service launches at an attractive $6.99 per month.
Following up on my deciphering of the identities of Episode IX characters, I found a listing on Walmart for Hasbro’s new line* of Lightsaber Academy lightsabers: “LSA LVL 2 London Lightsaber“. I think this further supports my theory that “London” correlates to Rey in Lucasfilm’s mystery box surrounding the final chapter in the Skywalker saga. Look for this item and more on Force Friday (October 4, 2019).
*Officially announced at Toy Fair 2019.
Lucasfilm has registered nine new trademarks with the USPTO for varieties of alcohol (wine/beer/hard cider). The names are as follows:
White Wampa Ale (beer)
Gamorrean Ale (beer)
Gold Squadron Lager (beer)
Trandoshan Ale (beer)
Andoan White (wine)
Corellian Red (wine)
Imperial Guard (wine)
Spice Runner Hard Cider (hard cider)
These look to be just some of the beverages served at Oga’s Cantina at Galaxy’s Edge
EBGames Canada store database has started to include new products for late 2019 that tie directly, at least in part, to Episode IX. Click on through to check out what has been uncovered thus far.
DorksideToys.com and Yakface.com are happy to announce the Jabba’s Sail Barge Ultimate Giveaway*. Simply follow the instructions on the above graphic on Instagram to enter. Winner will be selected on March 15, 2019. *Open to continental U.S. residents only. (Giveaway is NOT affiliated with or sponsored by The Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilm or Hasbro/HasLab).
A SECOND barge will be given away to attendees of Star Wars Celebration Chicago next month. Stay tuned for details.
Disney has officially announced that Galaxy’s Edge will be opening on May 31 in Disneyland and on August 29 at Walt Disney World.
As you know, the characters from The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi, and Solo, were shrouded in secrecy with the use of code names. For Episode IX and The Mandalorian, that practice continues. I found out a few of these a while ago and waited for a little more corroboration but now that the Toy Fair dust has settled a bit, I feel now would be a good time.
For Episode IX, code names revolve around famous cities, like London, Oslo, Bruges, Limerick, and Boston. As for The Mandalorian, I’ve only seen one name referenced thus far and that is “Huckleberry”.
How these names are assigned to the characters has yet to be deciphered, but I would think it’s safe to assume that The Mandalorian may be “Huckleberry”. More as we learn more…