Disney has officially announced that Galaxy’s Edge will be opening on May 31 in Disneyland and on August 29 at Walt Disney World.
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…
We are ONE MONTH from the release of the HasLab Sail Barge and we felt this was the perfect time to reveal our partnership with DorksideToys in announcing The Ultimate Giveaway: The HasLab Jabba’s Sail Barge*.
That’s right! One lucky fan will have the opportunity to win their very own Sail Barge. But wait there’s more! If you are attending Star Wars Celebration Chicago, you will get the chance at a second Barge to be given away via DorksideToys at their SWCC booth.
Full details will be announced as we get closer to the barge’s release date next month and Celebration Chicago in April.
*Giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or promoted by Disney, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Celebration, ReedPop and/or Hasbro.
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.
Columbia Sportswear has officially revealed their next offering in their Limited Edition Star Wars line of jackets. The Star Wars Empire Crew parka is a tribute to that iconic blue and orange crew parka from the Norwegian location shoot for Hoth. It is set to launch on December 7th for $500.00. There will also be a limited number of jackets signed by Mark Hamill ($1,980*).
Click on through for more details and where it will be available in your area.
*All proceeds of these sales go to charity.
If the newest official animation from Lucasfilm isn’t “doing it” for you, check out this amazing submission via Daz Tibbles for this year’s Star Wars Fan Awards. I’d love to see a series or feature length films in this style — it’s truly impressive.
Hot on the official announcement of the Galaxy of Adventures series of shorts, Walmart has begun setting the first wave of Hasbro figures here in Minnesota. Click on through to check out Darth Vader, Jedi Luke, Chewbacca, and R2-D2. And if you’re looking to pick these up you can get the assortment SKU from our master list of UPCs and the DPCIs. Stores are receiving them via aisle shippers in an assortment of 32 (8 of each figure ).
Thanks to Philip G. for the images.
Earlier this week, we posted updated details surrounding Hasbro’s “story in a box” assortment of figures – now known as Galaxy of Adventures. It looks like there will be (potentially) a lot more tie-ins as Lucasfilm as filed multiple trademarks for products featuring that name. Click on through for the listings.