The StarWars.com voting for the Fan Choice poll is up now! Interestingly, Ben Skywalker did not make the cut, and Emperor Palpatine - who got 0 votes here and I don't believe I saw on anyone else's top 6 - did. Well, at press time Doctor Aphra (Marvel) and Ahoka (Rebels) are tied for the lead, so click here to vote for them or not! If history is any indication, a close vote usually means we get both figures.
StarWars.com updates their SDCC coverage with exciting news about the Marvel's future plans. Three new comics will be published including an aptly titled Star Wars ongoing series by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday (January), a Darth Vader ongoing series by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca coming next February, and a Star Wars: Princess Leia five issue mini-series by Mark Waid and Terry Dodson (March). All are canonical and will pick up where Episode IV left off.
In 2005 we met the Chopper Droid, and a few years later we met Chopper the Clone Trooper. Now meet Chopper the Astromech Droid, new for this year's upcoming animated Star Wars Rebels. Based on Ralph McQuarrie's concept R2-D2, the little guy will also be an action figure later this year. Click here for more - he's hidden in the gallery.
StarWars.com updates with more information and images of the Carbon-Freeze Me Experience which officially opens on May 18th for the launch of Star Wars Weekends.
The Official Site gives a breakout of all the exclusive swag at Comic-Con International later this week, including Hasbro's Death Star Collector's Pack, Gentle Giant's McQuarrie Snowtrooper and Jumbo Vinyl Cape Jawa, the SOLD OUT Sideshow 12 inch Clone Commander, and others.