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.
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?
Those on the hunt for the 6″ Black Series Jaina Solo may want to bounce on over to HasbroToyShop as she is currently in stock.
Update: Out of stock
Target.com is now taking orders for the 6″ Black Series Jaina Solo figure. Thanks to Corey from First Order Transmissions for the heads-up.
Update: Out of stock
The current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge (Pre-Disney Expanded Universe) only has about a month left. So, if you’re looking to get an entry in before the December 31 deadline, be sure to submit your entry in the forums.
Our latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge delves into the Pre-Disney Expanded Universe days.
This theme isn’t a slight toward Disney, but a recognition that there are so many character choices that still deserve to be made in 3.75″ form – so if you’ve got the itch to join in the fun, CLICK HERE!
Today, Marvel has announced the Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 1 – a gathering of EU/Legends tales focusing on the years following Revenge of the Sith.
Visit StarWars.com for a breakdown of included titles.
It’s time for the monthly episode of Boring Conversation Anyway. In Episode 53, we join Flyguy and several other fan site members as we chat about the news from the past month including official Episode VII casting, the reorganization of Expanded Universe, toy reveals and much more.
Head on over to the YouTube page to check out the Hangout (and subscribe to the channel) or download the Mp3. (Caution: coarse language)
Episode 52: Are We Collectors or Hoarders?
Episode 51: Toy Fair 2014 Review
Marjorie and Arnie are joined by more members of the Star Wars Action News family to talk Star Wars Collecting at C2E2!
This past weekend saw the largest comic convention in Chicago — Reed Pop’s C2E2! Saturday night Marjorie, Arnie, and several members of the Star Wars Action News family got together to talk about the convention, their Star Wars celebrity encounters, and their collectible finds!
But the past two weeks have been full of news for Star Wars fans and collectors alike. Listen in to hear about the announcements of new toys and collectibles exclusive to the Disney Stores. From new scales of action figures to vehicles, plushes, mugs, and more, the gang rates their interest in the new collectible lines.
Also on this show, the news came down while everyone was at C2E2 that Star Wars canon has rebooted. The books, games, comics, and stories that formerly made up the “Star Wars Expanded Universe” have been rebranded “Star Wars Legends”–alternate, non-canonical, tales of the galaxy far, far away. But coming now is a new status quo, a new canon, and four new novels that fit into it. Hear the group reaction on this week’s show.
With a discussion on if Star Wars is a kid’s movie, a very special coin, and much more, it’s all in this week’s Star Wars Action News convention coverage!
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.
Also, if you prefer not to look at our ugly mugs, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.
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