Last week we exclusively revealed that there is another 6″ Black Series figure from The Mandalorian en route to the US., and after some additional digging today, I’ve been able to confirm that the character code named “BOBBY” is IG-11.
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.
EW has posted an exclusive article revealing that highly anticipated series, The Mandalorian, will explore the mysterious origins of The First Order. Head on over for the details.
Disney and Lucasfilm have released the D23 Special Look at the final chapter in the Skywalker saga, The Rise of Skywalker
D23 also officially revealed the long rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+, with Ewan McGregor and is set eight years after Revenge of the Sith.
Disney and Lucasfilm have released a new poster promoting the highly-anticipated series The Mandalorian coming to the new Disney+ service launching November 12. You can also follow the series new social media account on Twitter at @themandalorian
The D23 Exclusive POP! The Mandalorian from Funko has been revealed thanks to a tweet from Stitch Kingdom. This is a pre-release item for the event so this same version will be available at retail (minus the sticker) in October.
While hunting for new product info today I found a new name for a Hot Wheels Imperial walker for The Mandalorian series on Disney+. The product was designated “Huckleberry Walker“, and we know that products with the “Huckleberry” code name refer to that show specifically. With some further digging, the name has now changed to “AT-ST Raider” which is also interesting as it revives a name previously used in the Expanded Universe/Legends era. It so happens that in EU, the vehicle was also used in a battle on Mandalore. The AT-AR concept was also repurposed for the Star Wars Rebels series and became that AT-DP.
Jon Favreau is a huge EU/Legends fan so it’s not surprising that he’s pulled from that material to populate his vision universe. Rest assured, there will be plenty more Easter eggs like that throughout the series.
Hot Wheels will also have The Mandalorian’s Razor Crest, as part of its Starships line of die cast vehicles.