Confirming our initial report from back in December, StarWars.com has posted the official announcement of “Triple Force Friday” (October 4) which commemorates the launch of Episode IX, The Mandalorian and EA’s Jedi: Fallen Order title. Stay tuned for more as we get closer.
We are ONE MONTH from the release of the HasLab Sail Barge and we felt this was the perfect time to reveal our partnership with DorksideToys in announcing The Ultimate Giveaway: The HasLab Jabba’s Sail Barge*.
That’s right! One lucky fan will have the opportunity to win their very own Sail Barge. But wait there’s more! If you are attending Star Wars Celebration Chicago, you will get the chance at a second Barge to be given away via DorksideToys at their SWCC booth.
Full details will be announced as we get closer to the barge’s release date next month and Celebration Chicago in April.
*Giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or promoted by Disney, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Celebration, ReedPop and/or Hasbro.
Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the high-flying animated series “Star Wars Resistance” for a fall 2019 premiere. The series follows Kazuda Xiono (“Kaz”), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Season one continues on SUNDAY, JAN. 13 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EST/PST), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. The mid-season one trailer for “Star Wars Resistance,” featuring a first look at a major villain from “The Force Awakens,” was released today on the Star Wars YouTube page.
Columbia Sportswear has officially revealed their next offering in their Limited Edition Star Wars line of jackets. The Star Wars Empire Crew parka is a tribute to that iconic blue and orange crew parka from the Norwegian location shoot for Hoth. It is set to launch on December 7th for $500.00. There will also be a limited number of jackets signed by Mark Hamill ($1,980*).
If the newest official animation from Lucasfilm isn’t “doing it” for you, check out this amazing submission via Daz Tibbles for this year’s Star Wars Fan Awards. I’d love to see a series or feature length films in this style — it’s truly impressive.
Hot on the official announcement of the Galaxy of Adventures series of shorts, Walmart has begun setting the first wave of Hasbro figures here in Minnesota. Click on through to check out Darth Vader, Jedi Luke, Chewbacca, and R2-D2. And if you’re looking to pick these up you can get the assortment SKU from our master list of UPCs and the DPCIs. Stores are receiving them via aisle shippers in an assortment of 32 (8 of each figure ).
Earlier this week, we posted updated details surrounding Hasbro’s “story in a box” assortment of figures – now known as Galaxy of Adventures. It looks like there will be (potentially) a lot more tie-ins as Lucasfilm as filed multiple trademarks for products featuring that name. Click on through for the listings.
Disney has just announced that a new prequel series to Rogue One is in development with Lucasfilm. Diego Luna is set to reprise his role as Cassian Andor and the live-action series will air on Disney’s new Disney Plus digital streaming service.
Industrial Light & Magic expanding its offering of best-in-class visual effects and animation services to include the streaming and episodic television market with a new division: ILM TV. The division will be based out of ILM’s new 47,000 square foot London studio and supported by the company’s global locations in San Francisco, Vancouver and Singapore.
The ILM TV team will be lead by Visual Effects Supervisors Hayden Jones and Jonathan Privett alongside Executive Producers, Louise Hussey and Stefan Drury. Previously, the team set up and oversaw DNEG’s television division; winning a BAFTA for Special, Visual and Graphic Effects for their work on BLACK MIRROR.
ILM TV’s first projects will be Lucasfilm’s eagerly anticipated live action series based in the Star Wars universe, THE MANDALORIAN, being developed by Jon Favreau and Superman prequel series KRYPTON, now in its second season, based on DC characters from Warner Horizon Scripted Television for SYFY.