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.
Another week has passed and it’s time for our look back at the latest news in Star Wars collecting. On this special episode of The Realm Recap, we “recap” our trip to the Disney Star Wars Event held at Disney Studios & Disney Store Headquarters, the newest collectible news and the impact of the reclassification of POST-ROTJ EU material. Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.
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Lucasfilm via StarWars.com officially announced today that Episodes VII-IX will not tell the same stories told in the post-Return of the Jedi Expanded Universe. Popular stories will be kept in print as needed but under a new Star Wars Legends banner. Head to the official site for the full story and video.
The Padawan Menace video, The Old Republic game, the Fate of the Jedi novel series, and so much more! In the third installment of our 2011 year in review show, Arnie, Nathan and Brock look back on how 2011 expanded the Star Wars universe. From the Clone Wars TV series to non-fiction like the Star Wars Blueprints and The Complete Vader, they cover it all, and also look at the recent Star Wars eBook initiative! All this and more in our continuing 2011 Year in Review series!