Star Wars Identities Character Portraits

By Mike — Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Official Star Wars Blog previews some new character portraits from the upcoming Star Wars Identities Exhibit which opens in Montreal Canada on April 19th and in Edmonton on October 27th

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GHR: Podracer Pilots Sale, Walmart Clearance On New Stuff

By Mike — Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Walmart's known to follow their own lead, so when it's time to make shelf space, why not start moving that "new" old stuff? No massive sale at ToysRUs this week, but there are a couple of items cheaper than usual.

 

BBTS News: The Hobbit, TMNT, Dark Knight, Transformers, Bandai & More

By Mike — Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Here's a quick update on some cool orders and latest arrivals from BigBadToyStore.com.  Star Wars items include Wave 2 of Movie Heroes Class II Vehicle assortment with the new Naboo Starfighter!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,756

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 7, 2012

It's Clone Trooper Hevy!  He's got padded armor, a cool helmet, and a big gun.  Should you get him?  I think so.  Read on!

Disney Series 5 Figures Set To Debut This Month

By Mike — Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A new wave of park exclusive Disney Star Wars figures are scheduled to be released this month at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. 

SWAN 336: In Memory Of Ralph McQuarrie

By Mike — Wednesday, March 7, 2012

This past weekend a light went out in the universe as Ralph McQuarrie passed away at the age of 82.  The concept artist of the original trilogy, the artist took Lucas' words and created visions of a galaxy far, far away that would inspire generations of artists to come.  It is to the memory of this great visionary that Marjorie, Arnie, and the crew of Star Wars Action News dedicate our latest podcast.  He will be missed.

Ashley Geeks Out As Ahsoka

By Mike — Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Actress Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on the popular Cartoon Network animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, had the ultimate cosplay experience recently when she dressed up in full make-up and costume as the Star Wars character she brings to life on the show. She documents her experience and the world of cosplay in a new blog she has written exclusively for CNN Geek Out! online and shares photos of the finished product.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,755

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It's Clone Trooper Draa!  He was on Geonisis, is green, and has a lot of non-firing accessories.  For this, he is awesome.  Read on!

George Lucas On Prophets Of Science Fiction Season Finale

By Mike — Monday, March 5, 2012

Ridley Scott, the creative genius behind several Hollywood blockbuster films such as “Alien,” “Blade Runner” and “Gladiator,” returns to SCIENCE this February with the remaining four episodes of the critically acclaimed PROPHETS OF SCIENCE FICTION. Through the series, Scott explores the connections between science fiction and science fact.

Dawn of the Jedi To Be Reprinted After Sellout

By Mike — Monday, March 5, 2012

Retailers around the country are sold out of the first two issues of Dark Horse’s recently launched Star Wars series, the highly anticipated Dawn of the Jedi!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,754

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, March 5, 2012

Another IG-86? The time fo The Clone Wars was lousy with them, and each figure is just a little different.  If you love droids, maybe you'll want this Vulture's Claw version.  Read on!

Image Bank: MH17 Queen Amidala

By Mike — Sunday, March 4, 2012

The second wave of Movie Heroes has less re-issue more new sculpt with action feature. More focused on play than display, they're still very displayable unlike the old action feature laden figures of old. A new iteration of Queen Amidala in Theed Palace battle outfit is most welcomed since we haven't had a version since 1999 and it badly needed an updated. How does she measure up?

Q&A: Jedi Force, MTT, Bigness, Sabe, and Much More

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 4, 2012

Whither Jedi Force? Does Sabe have a future in toys, for you Kiera Knightley fans? All this and more, in this week's thrilling Q&A! Well, OK, maybe not "thrilling" but they can't all be winners.

Image Bank: 01 Aurra Sing (Discover The Force)

By Mike — Sunday, March 4, 2012

We second our dose of pasty white, angry, former padawans turned gun for hire with the all new Aurra Sing from the Discover The Force Walmart exclusive wave of figures. Twelve years is a long time to upgrade from the almost pre-posed Power of the Jedi figure, but it's a worthy and even definitive effort.

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.