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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
I think Aurra Sing has evolved quite nicely in the Star Wars mythos. When she first appeared as a passing glimpse in The Phantom Menace, we hardly knew the personality of the padawan turned bounty hunter. Her recent appearance in The Clone Wars really cemented the deal of her badassery. The new Gentle Giant minibust is based on The Episode I version played by actress Michonne Bourriage, and it's a stunning piece that not only captures her likeness quite compellingly, but there's so much more.
Passes for all 4 days of this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego went on sale online this morning at 8 am, and as anticipated, quickly sold out in record time. The event takes place this year from July 12-15 with a Preview Night on Wednesday, July 11th. We'll be there for our annual coverage.
Sideshow is now taking pre-orders for the stunning new Medicom Real Action Heroes Darth Vader, featuring detail and articulation of galactic proportions, a lightsaber with LED light up feature, and he even talks!
All new this week at Brian's Toys is the Darth Nihilus Mini Bust, 2012 Movie Exclusive Dewback, and MOTU Classics Sorceress & Fisto. Restock include a Sideshow 12" Storm Shadow, Toys McCoy Indiana Jones, and a few Biker Scout artist proofs from Christian Waggoner. Also check out the pre-order and packaged images of Movie Heroes Vehicles Wave 2 including the awesome new Naboo Fighter!