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Rumor Report: New LFL Code Names

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…

Resistance Mid-Season Trailer and Season 2 Greenlit

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.

Update: Rumor Report: Force Friday 2019

While the final cinematic chapter in the Skywalker story draws to a close in December 2019, there will (once again) be a huge marketing push and global launch for products for Episode IX. Rumor has it that this date is set a bit closer to the film launch than the previous installments — October 4, 2019. Barring leaks and official early first looks and preorders, this will be the hard street date for the copious amount of licensed products (toys, books, clothing, etc.) from not only Episode IX but from other sources throughout the franchise as well.

And yes, you can expect us to assemble our downloadable “unofficial” checklist for this event as well.

UPDATE: also of interest, Star Wars will be sharing a merchandise launch date with another popular and highly anticipated sequel. If you have young kids like I do, hopefully that won’t cause your bank accounts and credit cards to be Frozen, too.

New Star Wars Kids YouTube Channel

Disney and Lucasfilm have officially announced a new Star Wars Kids YouTube channel and with it, the first trailer for a series of animated shorts called “Galaxy of Adventures”. If that name sound familiar, we revealed that earlier this month along with products from Hasbro we revealed in October.

Update: Preorder Star Wars Icons: Han Solo

Preorder the new Star Wars Icons: Han Solo book by Insight Editions for 20% off the cover price only through Sideshow Collectibles.

Smuggler. Rogue. Hero of the Rebellion. Scruffy-looking nerf herder. Han Solo has been called all these things and more since making his debut in the original Star Wars film back in 1977. Four decades later, the irrepressible Solo continues to be one of the most iconic and enduring elements of the saga.

Update: Now in stock at Sideshow Collectibles