Lucasfilm Ltd. today announced that Kathleen Kennedy will become Co-Chair of Lucasfilm. In an effort to move forward with his retirement plans, George Lucas will work with Kathleen Kennedy to transition into her new role. Lucas will become Co-Chairman of the Board of Lucasfilm and continue as CEO. Micheline Chau will remain as President and COO of Lucasfilm, and continue to focus on the day-to-day operations of the business.
LucasArts announces a new internally developed videogame franchise, Star Wars 1313™. The game will make its formal debut at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles June 5-7. As players take control of a lethal bounty hunter in a never-before-seen dark and mature world, Star Wars 1313 introduces an integrated development approach by bringing together great artists across the Lucasfilm organization, including LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. and Skywalker Sound. A third person cinematic action adventure game, Star Wars 1313 will bring to life the Coruscant underworld, the most dangerous place in the Star Wars™ galaxy.
Sideshow continues to tease and updates their San Diego Comic-Con splash page with an image of the upcoming Sixth Scale Removable Helmet Darth Vader.
With Grand Moff Tarkin never being released in the Vintage Kenner line despite being a key character in the film, finally having a Vintage Collection style Star Wars card with a photo of Peter Cushing's iconic portrayal should be a day long remembered for collectors. But Hasbro made some design decisions on the action figure which are a few pegs below ideal. The head sculpt is unmistakably Cushing and one that's absolutely the best yet. But the inclusion of a soft goods skirt and a uniform that's probably too green takes away points on what's otherwise a superb figure. We'll take the mouse droid anytime of day though.
The lovable fellows at Sandtroopers.com posted this story showcasing the blandly named Classic Character Adventure Pack, which joins repackaged Jedi Force figures with what seems to be a repack of a Galactic Heroes Jawa.
According to the July issue of the Star Wars Insider, Gentle Giant will be releasing a Jumbo Vintage Power Droid (Gonk!) on a Kenner Star Wars card in the 4th Quarter of 2012.
That Galactic Hunter Christmas Tree is nearly complete as Hallmark announces the follow up to their Dengar and IG-88 exclusive Keepsake Ornaments from 2011. 4-LOM and Zuckuss will be offered as this year's Comic-Con International exclusive.
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Sideshow offers a pre-production glimpse at the upcoming Mythos Boba Fett Statue in their Design and Development Section as more will be revealed in the exciting runup to Comic-Con 2012!
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The Celebration VI Store is offering a Pre-Order T-Shirt featuring Yoda that will be shipped in advance prior to the event. Orders will be shipped in late July and this exclusive t-shirt will not be sold on site at CVI.