ThinkGeek sent us a couple of fun EXCLUSIVE items from Star Wars: The Force Awakens that you can buy now at ThinkGeek.com featuring the lovable new droid BB-8!!!
This little guy is sure to delight fans come December, so if I may… let’s ‘get the ball rolling’ and take a closer look at the cool new stuff!
Before you read this, understand one thing.
THERE MAY BE SERIOUS SPOILERS in this piece. POSSIBLE, but SERIOUS SPOILERS.
I will be openly referring to things that might actually happen in the film.
Run away now if you don’t want to know what MIGHT happen in The Force Awakens based on internet rumors and such.
A lot of this is probably incorrect and based on rumor, so don’t get too upset with me or the film until you actually see it.
Originally published February 8, 1998
Steve Perry, author of Shadows of the Empire, was the first author to pen a Star Wars novel taking place between two original trilogy films: The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Most of the books that have come out since Tim Zahn’s Heir to the Empire in 1991 were set after the theatrical trilogy’s finale.
Shadows of the Empire is a fantastic piece of work and accurately reflects the action, adventure, and excitement of the original trilogy. It was launched as part of a huge multimedia extravaganza including a CD soundtrack, video game, action figures and toys, comics, and more. Some of Steve’s work was even referenced in the Star Wars: A New Hope Special Edition. I had a quick chat with to Steve Perry resulting in some rapid-fire answers about his work. Enjoy! (more…)
It’s time for another round of ThinkGeek product reviews!
Every once in a while, the good folks at ThinkGeek send over a package of Star Wars branded items for review. I’m always happy to oblige, of course. Everything they’ve sent so far has been quite fun and this batch is certainly no exception, so let’s get right down to it. (more…)
Love ’em or hate ’em (and just admit that you love ’em already), you have to admit that Disney knows how to run a company. They’re like the Google of the entertainment industry, which is odd to say out loud since they were around long before Google. Founded in the 1920’s, they’ve done nothing but dominate and grow in the fields of film, television, publishing, music, theme parks and more. When Robert Iger took over the helm in 2005, the company took even bigger steps to cement its place as a leader in entertainment by purchasing companies like Pixar ($7.4 billion in 2006), Marvel ($4.24 billion in 2007), and of course Lucasfilm ($4.06 billion in 2012). (more…)
If you’re a Star Wars fan and love keeping up with Star Wars news, here’s a chance for you to put your skills to work.
I’m in need of some good people with decent writing/reporting skills to help out with the site. Anyone is welcome to apply.
The site is based in WordPress so if you’re familiar with that, you’re halfway there. If not, it’s very easy to learn.
With lots of new films in the works and whatever else is coming, there’s going to be plenty of news to cover for years to come.
Why not be a part of the news instead of just reading it?
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Let me just say this first. I’m not the kind of guy to get excited about socks. Hell, I don’t even like feet. If I could get rid of them, I would. They’re a necessary evil. When it comes to hosiery, I usually stick to the standard white socks and only in recent years have I adapted to the ankle high ones. It used to be tube, all the way.
ThinkGeek.com is a glorious shopping site you’ve probably heard of before. They offer fully-licensed merchandise from geeky franchise favories like Star Trek, Doctor Who, Marvel, Game of Thrones, and of course Star Wars. Once in a while they send me a few items to check out and review on the site and I’m happy to oblige. Today’s bundle includes four items.
http://www.gog.com/news/lucasfilm_on_gogcom_wave_ii_starts_nowI count myself lucky enough to have been around at the dawn of home (and arcade) video gaming. From set-top pong variations right up until the Xbox/Playstation generation, I’ve seen and played them all. When home PCs started to become “a thing,” I was there also. Some of my fondest gaming memories are playing the early Star Wars titles on my old custom-built Pentium 90. I spent many an hour working through games like Rebel Assault, X-Wing and Dark Forces, not to mention non-Star Wars titles like The Dig and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. (more…)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Francisco, Calif. – These are the comics you’re looking for. Humble Bundle and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up to launch the Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle. For a limited time, fans of the epic sci-fi franchise can pay what they want for up to $190 worth of digital comics, all while supporting a great cause. (more…)
If you are anything like me, you watched Star Wars as a child and had dreams of robots, aliens, and flying through hyperspace. For most fans there is at least one scene or character that just grabs you and becomes a favorite. For me, that is Chewie. Chewbacca the Wookiee. I don’t know if it was because he growled and threw people around, or if it was the way Han somehow knew what he was saying, or just that he was so darn BIG. Whatever it was, I’ve been collecting everything from backpacks and mugs, to action figures with his likeness.
Kenner and Hasbro have been doing Star Wars action figures since the movies came out, but a relatively new company named Hot Toys just created the Chewbacca you have (well… I have) always wanted.