Fan News

Be One With The Force, Ralph McQuarrie 1929-2012

By Mike — Saturday, March 3, 2012

News was released today that the great Ralph McQuarrie, the artist whose brilliance left an indelible mark in shaping and creating the Star Wars universe, has passed at the age of 82. Thank you for your genius and galactic vision, Mr. McQuarrie. May The Force Be With You. Click here to visit his official site and here to pay your tribute on his Facebook page.

Vader Project Nominated For Designer Toy Award

By Mike — Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Vader Project has been nominated in the category of Most Influential Event by the Designer Toy Awards. You can register and vote now by clicking hereCurated and produced by Dov Kelemer and Sarah Jo Marks of DKE Toys (www.dketoys.com), The Vader Project features 100 of the best underground artists and designers working today. For this unique project, each artist customized a 1:1 scale authentic prop replica of the actual Darth Vader helmet featured in the STAR WARS™ films.  

FREE Savage Opress Poster at Screenings

By Mike — Saturday, December 4, 2010

As if you even need anymore reason to attend a FREE screening of The Clone Wars on the big screen, fans attending the theatrical event will also receive a FREE one sheet poster featuring the new series villain, Savage Opress, in 30's  style "classic horror" art.

Being that this is a limited event, this should prove to be a great piece of collectible memorabilia and/or wall art. Read the full story at StarWars.com.

 

The Clone Wars Magazine #2

By Mike — Thursday, December 2, 2010

The next issue of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine hits shelves on December 7, and if you thought issue 1 was out of this world, issue 2 is totally out of the galaxy!

Rest in Peace, Irvin Kershner

By Mike — Monday, November 29, 2010

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Irvin Kershner, the much praised director of The Empire Strikes Back, passed today at 87 years old. Star Wars fans know well the important role of the man behind the vision of  what is almost universally regarded as the best of the six Star Wars films. May you be one with The Force, Kersh. Read the full story here.

ILM Party: "Attack of the Bones"

By Mike — Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The annual ILM Halloween Party digital invites for this year show various Star Wars characters and vehicles in spooky cool skeletal form. The art is by ILM's Shawn Feeney. Click here for the full story at StarWars.com.

First Issue of The Clone Wars Magazine Out Today

By Mike — Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The all-new Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine goes on sale today! Available from newsstands, book stores and comic stores, issue one is packed with action and adventure, fun features, puzzles and an awesome The Clone Wars comic story!

Subscribe today and make sure you never miss an issue! 6 issues for just $23.95 - that's 20% off the cover price, plus free delivery straight to your door! Click here!

Her Universe Launching Message Boards

By Mike — Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Star Wars™ and Sci-Fi fans now have a unique opportunity to talk with each other, build their community and empower like-minded enthusiasts all over the world to embrace their love of everything Sci-Fi when the Her Universe™ message boards go live this Friday (October  1st) at www.heruniverse.com

Star Wars in 3D

By Mike — Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lucasfilm officially announces the conversion of the live action Star Wars Saga to 3D! Industrial Light and Magic will be leading the project, with Episode I: The Phantom Menace expected to be released sometime in 2012. Read the entire article at The Official Site!

Star Wars Uncut Wins Emmy

By Mike — Saturday, August 28, 2010

 Hundreds of Internet users remade “Star Wars: A New Hope” into a fan film last year, 15 seconds at a time. This month they all played a part in Emmy history. The finished product, Star Wars Uncut,” won an Emmy last week in a relatively new category, interactive media, heaping new attention onto a project that its producers call a “user-directed broadcast.”  

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Arnie and Marjorie in the News

By Mike — Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Super collectors and overall nice people Arnie and Marjorie Carvalho of Star Wars Action News are profiled in the Springfield, Illinois State Journal-Register with a focus on their Celebration V exploits. Click here for the article!

Celebration V: 5 Clubs, 5 Patches

By Mike — Monday, July 26, 2010

Five of the largest Star Wars collecting clubs in the US are pleased to announce a set of five themed patches for Star Wars Celebration 5.  Theparticipating clubs are The Washington DC Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC), The Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club (KSWCC), The Ohio Star WarsCollectors Club (OSWCC), The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (PSWCS), and the Star Wars Grand Florida Alliance (SWGFA).  The five triangular embroidered patches, each sponsored by one of the clubs, fit together like a puzzle to form a larger image of Boba Fett, the show's de facto mas