After taking a post-Star Wars Day break from the show last week, Flyguy and I are back to discuss the latest in Star Wars collecting. A mysterious Black Series set of astromechs turned up in Hong Kong and we speculate on its destination. Funko dropped their new Smuggler’s Bounty this week and we break down its contents and criticisms. Plus, Rogue One had a series of “spoilers” drop this week in terms of characters names, aliens and vehicles. All of this and more PLUS our latest acquisitions on Episode #97 of The Realm Recap.
Everything surrounding Rogue One has been pretty hush-hush up until this point but today a bunch of new information for the next Star Wars film has made its way online. Edelweiss has posted ten 2-page spreads from the upcoming Official Visual Story Guide and it reveals character names, aliens, vehicles and more.
Thanks to Jedi-Bibliothek for the heads-up.
UPDATE: Images removed from Edelweiss
The president of Lucasfilm will be joined by the director of Rogue One and special guests for an opening day event at the massive fan gathering this July.
“Secret mission? What plans? What are you talking about?”
Find out, when Gareth Edwards – director of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — joins Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and some special guests for a Rogue One panel at Celebration Europe on July 15th for what is sure to be a can’t-miss event! Visit starwarscelebration.com for tickets, and check back closer to the show for queuing and wristband details.
DisneyParks Blog has announced that Star Wars: Force for Change will be returning to Disney Parks on May 4th and locations will be offering the first merchandise to feature the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story logo. Twenty-five percent of the retail sale price of this product will be donated to U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF Kid Power.
Head on over to DisneyParks Blog for the full details.
Spoiler alert for those looking to remain in the dark about details of Star Wars: Rogue One.
Mads Mikkelsen has revealed his character/role in this interview clip from SkyNews posted on Twitter.
Since our last show, rumors have “gone Rogue” regarding the first waves of 6″ Black Series set to launch on Force Friday 2.0. Reports of 6″ Ahsoka figure sightings are becoming more prevalent as well as the appearance of the Kmart Exclusive Rey figure. New lists of Funko POP! figures have leaked as well with huge support for Rogue One characters. All of this plus Sideshow, Disney Elite, LEGO, Tsum Tsum news & reveals and much more including our latest acquisitions on Episode #94 of The Realm Recap.
Our friends at JediNews reach out to us regarding exclusive news they’ve received regarding potential 6″ Black Series figures for Rogue One’s Force Friday launch on September 30. Click on over for their exclusive report.
On this episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I reunite from across the globe to discuss the latest in Star Wars news. A lot has transpired since the last time we broadcast: The Force Awakens has been released in the US (in various incarnations), a glorious teaser for Rogue One debuted and a sail barge-sized load of collecting news has dropped from Hasbro, Sideshow, Bandai and Funko! All of this and much more on Episode #93 of The Realm Recap.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Felicity Jones reveals the prize for this week’s top Star Wars: Force For Change fundraiser: a wearable Rogue One stormtrooper helmet autographed by the cast! In addition, Star Wars: Force for Change will match the donations of Star Wars fans to four select charities up to $1 million until May the 4th.
StarWars.com has updated today with the first official look at the packaging/line look set to debut with Rogue One.
Tune into Good Morning America tomorrow for the debut of the brand new teaser trailer for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY.
— Jordan Maison (@JordanMaison) March 18, 2016
C2E2 kicks off today with an announcement that Rogue One is getting a 3 issue comic series, plus a one shot release starting in October. Thanks to @JordanMaison on Twitter for the heads up.