Funko Reveals Series 6 of Star Wars Pop!

In honor of “Star Wars Day”, Funko has sent over pictures of Series 6 of their “Star Wars” Pop! Line!  Featuring a huge (relatively speaking) Wampa pop vinyl figure that stands at 6″ tall , this line will also bring you bobble heads of Luke Skywalker in Hoth Gear, Bossk, Emperor Palpatine, Hammerhead, and a Biker Scout. Yes, that Wampa is as awesome as you think it is.  You have to wait until June to get these, though.

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Confirmed! Star Wars Episode VII to Start Filming May 2014

[Update: I typed 2015 when I meant 2014.  Sorry, I’m stupid today.] If it’s on StarWars.com, that means it’s legitimate news and worthy of posting.  Star Wars Episode VII starts filming in London in May 2014.  Pinewood Studios will once again be transformed into that galaxy far, far away as J. J. Abrams starts directing the highly anticipated sequel. Also, we learn that the story takes place 30 years after Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, features three new lead characters and familiar faces.  I’m betting those faces are Willrow Hood and that Stormtrooper who hit his head on that door.

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Joliet Public Library Annual Star Wars Day 6/1/2013 (With Photo Gallery)

On Saturday, June 1st, the Joliet Public Library in Joliet, IL, hosted their annual Star Wars Day.  This year’s event was again held at the Joliet Public Library, with additional displays hosted at the Joliet Historical Museum. The 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion again provided many of the displays.  These displays included many screen accurate costumes and props constructed by members of these organizations.  Also on hand were the R2 Builders, with a display of several droid units built by their members.  Members of all organizations were on hand to answer any questions from visitors.  The organizations also hosted

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LucasFilm Announces Second Annual Star Wars Read Day!

LUCASFILM LTD., DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE AND PUBLISHING PARTNERS ANNOUNCE SECOND ANNUAL STAR WARS READS DAY Bookstore and library events to be held October 5, 2013   New York, NY – Lucasfilm, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and its publishing partners announced today the second annual Star Wars Reads Day to be held this October 5, 2013.  Last year, 30 authors and 1,500 costumed volunteers participated in over 1,200 Star Wars Reads Day events across North America.  On October 5 of this year, Star Wars fans, authors, and artists will again come together in this multi-publisher initiative that celebrates reading and Star Wars.  Participating

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Joliet Public Library’s Fourth Annual “Star Wars” Day This Saturday

If you’re around northern Illinois this weekend, head over to Joliet, IL as the Joliet Public Library presents its fourth annual Star Wars Day!   From 10:00am to 4:00pm, you can experience sights and sounds from that galaxy far, far away as the city of Joliet, the staff of the Joliet Public Library, local businesses, and members of the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion join together to provide Star Wars-themed fun for the public.  This event is free, and there will be costumes, fan-made props, pictures, and events for all to enjoy.

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C2E2 2013: The 501st Legion and The Rebel Legion at C2E2!

The 501st Legion’s Midwest Garrison and the Rebel Legion’s Nar Shaddaa Base will once again be providing C2E2 attendees with the best in Star Wars costuming.  Visit them at booths #1540 and #1532 for information about the organizations and to get some great photo ops with costumed members. In addition to their booths, The Midwest Garrison and Nar Shaddaa Base have a lineup of activities planned for the weekend: Friday from 7:00-8:00pm:  “Costuming in the Star Wars Galaxy” panel in Room #W475b.  This panel will be presented jointly by the Midwest Garrison and Nar Shaddaa Base. Saturday from 10:00-5:00:  Droid

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Review: “Star Wars” #1 from Dark Horse

See the preview at http://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/19-812/Star-Wars-1 So, when I walked into my local comic shop (Neptune Comics – give them a try! I don’t make money by linking them; they’re just good people.), I wasn’t sure I was going to buy “Star Wars” #1.  I knew the story — this takes place shortly after Episode IV, and it could be a continuity mess by treading in the waters of the established “Expanded Universe”.  However, after I decided to pick it up, I jokingly told the owner, “Well, they can’t screw it up any more! And they may just burn it clean

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Completely Unscientific Poll: Disney Star Wars vs. Disney Firefly

So, on Sunday night, Science Channel aired “Firefly: Browncoats Unite”, a special commemorating the tenth anniversary of Joss Whedon’s beloved show. This, combined with their all-day marathon of the entire television series, filled me with the conflicting emotions of joy and anger. “Firefly” is one of those shows that if I find it on TV, I will most likely stop and watch, even though I’ve seen each episode dozens of times and have them all on DVD. The show is just that damn good. So, an entire day of the ‘Verse made me so happy. And it also made me

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Breaking News: Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm, Episode VII Premieres in 2015

I’ll just let you process that title and link you to the press release on Yahoo! Ready? Ooof.  I have no idea what to say.  So many emotions are going through my head right now.  When I was a kid, I wanted more of Luke, Han and Leia, Chewie, R2 and C3PO, Lando, etc.  When the prequels were announced, I was so excited.  Even as TPM and AOTS fell flat, I was still excited for ROTS. For the past few years, I’ve loathed the idea of more Lucas-involved movies.  I didn’t want any more Star Wars movies precisely because I wanted more movies

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