Earlier this afternoon at STAR WARS Celebration V in Orlando, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart sat down for a one-hour interview with STAR WARS creator George Lucas in what was billed “The Main Event.” Hasbro is proud and honored to create a special gift for Stewart, which Lucas presented to him during the event – a one of a kind (NOT FOR SALE) 3.75-inch Jon Stewart Stormtrooper action figure!
The deleted scene shown in today's tease for the upcoming Blu-Ray release of the saga has already made the jump to YouTube. Want to see Darth Vader talking to Luke through the Force, or Luke building his lightsaber? Well, we found it. Click here to see it.
We have tons of new pictures! Want to see in-booth shots of the newest waves of The Clone Wars and The Vintage Collection? How about life-size fan-made replicas of Ephant Mon, the Max Rebo Band, and Muftak? It's all here!
Warning/guarantee: I will be livetweeting The Main Event live from CV! George Lucas, Jon Stewart, and me in the back typing bits of it up for you. Just click here to follow or watch! Updates: Twitter locked me out for posting too much! I'll post the rest below. Have some more updates on Clone Wars, the Blu-Ray and a deleted scene.
We've had Obi-Wan Kenobi, yesterday was General Grievous, and today it's Anakin Skywalker! This is the one that may have a running change to "Darth Vader" on the nameplate, so you may as well get this special version if you're here. And if you aren't? Well, you're dead to me.
Just posted: a gallery of the slides from Hasbro's collector presentation... another gallery with photo highlights from the presentation... and for the completists out there, click on "Read More" for this article to download the whole presentation as a PDF. (Edit: Fixed PDF link; was only showing up for some users.)
I live-tweeted the panel, but if you missed it, here are my posts in reverse order-- included are highlights from the slides as well as commentary. Big news: 3-Packs 3-Pack, Kohl's Galactic Heroes AT-ST, Vintage AOTC wave! It's messy.
Hundreds more pictures from the show floor! Check out this ShopStarWars.com Mara Jade (and Darth Bane) as well as dozens of fans, toys, panels, and other goodies! Seriously, go now! And don't miss the dozens of photos from the entire Ralph McQuarrie exhibit, which we shot and freaking loved!
On sale at Celebration V-- with practically no line at all-- is a two-pack with Fixer and Camie Marstrap. This is a great set-- the comic is nice, but the fact that you're getting action figures of a legendary scene you've likely never seen is pretty amazing. She's well-done too, so read on!
Mickey Gunslinger finds the new Deluxe Obi-Wan Kenobi with BARC Speeder and Mandalorian Speeder with Mandalorian Warrior for $16.97 each at the Super Wal-Mart in Scottsdale, AZ. Happy Hunting!
Hasbro pulled out the brand-spanking newly revised Boba Fett (with corrected paint-ops) along with the finalized Gamorrean Guard featuring his furry loin-cover thing, Wooof! with his softgoods (which look nice and wooly in person), the carded Endor Rebel Commando, and sculptor supremo David Vennemeyer busted out some waxes. (Do you spot anything new?)