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BB-8 Is “Live Prop” Not CGI

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According to Mark Hamill in an interview with Yahoo, BB-8 aka ” the Ball Droid”, the small droid is not CGI (computer generated imagery)* but “a live prop”. All the more reason to like the little guy/girl. Head on over to read more including his reaction to the teaser and is thought on the sequel in general.

There’s no doubt that there will be a CGI version at some point in the film(s) but having a physical model will surely help “ground” the actors in the scenes.

New Star Wars Items from Funko

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Our friends at DorksideToys alert us to a few new product announcements (via ToyArk) from Funko. In the works for next year are Star Wars themed Wacky Wobblers for The Force Awakens and also a series of Hikari Star Wars figures that include Greedo, Clone Trooper, Wampa, Boba Fett, Bossk and more. Head over to DorksideToys blog to check out the news.

UPDATE: New The Force Awakens Details Tomorrow?

Good Morning America offered up a tweet this evening teasing exclusive details for Star Wars: The Force Awakens tomorrow. Check local listings for air times.

Good Morning America is aired on ABC, a division of The Walt Disney Company.

UPDATE: GMA confirms the rumor that the voiceover in the teaser was indeed given by Andy Serkis and they also state the source of that other lightsaber (not the cross blade one) you hear in the trailer. Head over to ClubJade for the details, spoiler warnings apply.

Episode 42: The Fandom Awakens

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After a day that is surely to be long-remembered, Yakface and Flyguy are back this week to discuss the new teaser trailer for The Force Awakens! But before we get to that, we run down the latest in collecting news from Hasbro, Hot Toys, Anovos and more while we also touch on some of the new customs and artwork spawned by The Force Awakens trailer. All this and more on Episode 42 of The Realm Recap.

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