After a huge run up at the end of the campaign, the Vintage Collection Archive book has surpassed $231,000 in backing and is set for production! Backers of this project will not only receive the physical book, but a digital copy as well, plus a several other bonus items due to the unlocking of multiple stretch goals. Congratulations to Dave, Rich and Derryl on this amazing campaign!
We’ve reached our $125k stretch goal milestone and are moving on to a stretch goal that’s close to our hearts. At $150,000 all book backers will receive a recreation of the reverse-side of Kenner’s 1984 Star Wars is Forever mail-away poster (shown above) using Hasbro’s The Vintage Collection action figures and vehicles. The poster will be arranged and photographed by its original creator, Kim Simmons. Kim was the principal Star Wars photographer for Kenner between 1981 – 2000 and if you own any classic Kenner items, it’s a sure bet his photography is featured on it.
Incredibly, Kim has confirmed he still has some of the original elements he used in the 1984 poster and they’ll be included in his TVC recreation! The 18×22-inch poster comes folded in a mailer envelope, like the original.
To back the Vintage Collection Archive Edition book, hit up Blue Milk’s Kickstarter page.
Update: new details added for the $175,000 stretch goal
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – June 7, 2019 Today, Blue Milk LLC launches Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Archive Edition book on crowd-funding site Kickstarter. Starting from $50 for early bird backers, the Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Archive Edition is a comprehensive historical manuscript and detailed visual archive of one of Hasbro’s most popular lines of 3.75-inch Star Wars action figures, The Vintage Collection (TVC).
Update: thanks to you the collector, the book made its goal in one day!
I’m told that THIS is the kind of thing we should be reporting, so here it goes. There are strong rumors swirling that a movie based on Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is in the early stages of development! Buzzfeed News has an exclusive report that according to 3 sources, Laeta Kalogridis (whose work includes Altered Carbon, Shutter Island, Terminator Genisys) is writing the screenplay.
Kathleen Kennedy, was tightlipped when asked at Star Wars Celebration about a potential film or series saying only that “we are developing something to look at”. With the built-in Expanded Universe fan base that the KOTOR series has, this should be a no-brainer.
What do you think, should there be a KOTOR film or series of films? How closely should it fall in line with what has already been developed for that story – a direct interpretation or should it take certain aspects (characters, locations, etc.) pull them in and develop an all-new storyline around them?
Next month’s Vanity Fair will feature an in-depth first-look covering the details of Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Accompanied by photography by Annie Leibovitz, the story will give readers our best look yet at the final chapter in the Skywalker Saga. Print editions featuring two collectible covers will be on newsstands on June 4.
The family of Peter Mayhew, with deep love and sadness, regrets to share the news that Peter has passed away. He left us the evening of April 30, 2019 with his family by his side in his North Texas home. pic.twitter.com/YZ5VLyuK0u
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) May 2, 2019
Sad news to report today as it is just been revealed that Peter Mayhew passed away on April 30.
Rest in Peace, mighty Chewbacca.
During Disney’s Investor Day Webcast, they revealed that the official launch date for Disney+ will be November 12. With that, the new Lucasfilm series, The Mandalorian will also be available. Subscription costs for the Disney+ service launches at an attractive $6.99 per month.
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…