On my morning searchings today, I noticed that Lucasfilm has registered a new Lucasfilm Animation logo last week that cleverly incorporates a clone trooper helmet into the design. Two listings are associated with this filing:
88605560 G & S: Entertainment services in the field of film and television, namely, the creation, production of films, videos, animation, and computer generated images; animation production services
88605539 G & S: Pre-recorded CD-ROMs, compact discs, and DVDs and downloadable audiovisual files featuring pre-recorded films, animation, games, music, computer game software and video game software; downloadable interactive entertainment software for playing computer games and video games; video game software and manuals sold as a unit; interactive video game programs; interactive computer game programs featuring science fiction, action, adventure, animation, drama, or music; interactive multimedia software; interactive multimedia game software
With the return of the Clone Wars in February, prepare to see a lot more clone-related tie-ins/merchandise in the coming year.
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.
The USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) has updated with new listings for The Mandalorian. Per Disney/Lucasfilm’s modus operandi, the trademarks run the gamut of product types. Click on through for some of items.
ILMxLAB with Oculus have revealed the first teaser for a new VR experience coming in 2019. Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series
The 3-part series takes place on the lava planet Mustafar between Revenge of the Sithand A New Hope, and features a unique combination of immersive cinematic storytelling and dramatic interactive play. You’ll go inside Vader’s fortress, first seen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is set in the fiery wasteland the Sith Lord calls home.
Collector Kyle B. writes in with an update regarding the non-functional Wampa and Luke set from the Force Link 2.0 line. Per a conversation with Hasbro’s customer help department, this issue will be addressed in the next update, remedying the annoying “Firmware Update Required” utterance the Wampa current triggers.
EA has announced that players of Star Wars Battlefront II will soon get to explore the world of Geonosis from Attack of the Clones as well as battle with characters like General Grievous, Count Dooku, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker.
Hasbro’s app team has rolled out another update of the Force Link 2 app. This latest build addresses “minor bugs and improvements” and “updated content”, but as one of the worst product Hasbro’s ever released in terms of end-user operability, does anyone care?