After the "freeze yourself in Carbonite" collectible, now the Disney Parks Blog reports you can also be a Stormtrooper! It's coming May 17 to Disney's Hollywood Studios as part of Star Wars Weekends. It's $99.95 and takes a few weeks to deliver, but that's a lot faster than never getting to be a Stormtrooper that sits around on your desk. And would you believe a similar, cheaper product exists for Star Trek too now?
The ToysRUs exclusive Vintage Collection Endor AT-AT is now available online for $129.99. TRU.com is currently offering FREE shipping with purchases of $79 or more along with a FREE Star Wars Fighter Pods pack.
Tomorrow a new era in Star Wars Expanded Universe novels beings with the release of Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void. Written by Tim Lebbon and based on the Dark Horse comic series Dawn of the Jedi this book tells of Force users twenty-five thousand years before the battle of Yavin. It's the first Star Wars novel set so early in the timeline, and also the first Star Wars novel by Lebbon.
Now that LucasArts is out, StarWars.com confirms EA is in. Electronic Arts is one of the biggest video game publishers of all time with quite the reputation. EA has a massive warchest and marketing reach to match, but has pioneered a number of gamer-unfriendly innovations while cultivating some of the greatest franchises of recent memory.
Good Monday to you! My hard drive failed over the weekend, and I was terrified. Let's divert my attention by discussing Dark Horse comics and the thought of every year being a movie year really soon. What's the scoop with all the new DIY and hand-made stuff? Why is it OK? Or is it OK? All this and more when you read on!
From our sponsors at BriansToys.com: Brian's Toys would also like to say May the 4th Be With You! To celebrate, Brian's Toys is offering Free Shipping for the next few days for orders over $40 that ship via UPS Ground. To take advantage of the Free Shipping Promotion, add $40 worth of items to you shopping cart, select UPS Ground as your shipping method, and enter the promo code MAY4TH at checkout. (Note: This promotion is only available to contiguous United States customers.)
May The 4th Be With You! Mimoco offers up this exclusive R2-A6 USB Flash Drive for Star Wars Day. Available in up to 128GB and USB 3.0 capabilities, the drive comes in a run of 1,000 limited edition hand-numbered units. The R2-A6 MIMOBOT drive also comes preloaded with bonus Mimory® and the MimoDesk® personalization suite of wallpapers, icons, and avatars.
An awesome surprise pops up this morning as USA Today unveils the upcoming Comic-Con exclusive Black Series Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite!
Sideshow jumps into the Star Wars Day celebration by sponsoring a giveaway for a Return of the Jedi Sixth Scale Prize Pack that includes Jabba the Hutt, Jabba's Throne Environment, Bib Fortuna, Leia as Boushh, Han Solo in Carbonite, and a couple of creature packs to create a good portion of Jabba's throne room scene.
The latest e-mail blast from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com include Man Of Steel movie figures and vehicle pre-orders, Japanese Import figures, and some pretty awesome Star Wars business card holders from Kotobukiya. Shop the full listing after the jump!
The Art Show we mentioned the other day is coming up tomorrow, and we noticed NegNeal posted this preview on Tumblr of two denizens of Jabba's Palace! Check out Salacious Crumb and Max Rebo, which are pretty much the two best things in the first chunk of Return of the Jedi.
Hasbro joins in on this Saturday's International Star Wars Day celebration by offering a 20% off promo code at HasbroToyShop for any Star Wars toy, including their wildly popular Angry Birds assortment. Check out the press release after the jump!
Friend of me (and by association the site) @EllyFontArt let me know that a whole troupe of artists and creative types in Atlanta, GA will be doing some amazing Star Wars-themed artwork for Free Art Friday Atlanta (#fafatl). There's going to be an art show! And free stuff! What more could you want?
Our intrepid pal Shannon Cosman strikes again! He went to Disneyland last weekend and shot some video of a pair of surprisingly awesome lunch kits. The R2-D2 has multiple lights and sounds, giving the means with which to keep your lunch cool the kind of movie-magic we want to see applied to action figures. Check out R2-D2 and Darth Vader after the jump.