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The Mandalorian First Image & Directors Revealed

Production on the first Star Wars live-action streaming series has begun and here is the first image courtesy of starwars.com.

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

The series will be written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau, as previously announced, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). It will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.

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LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader’s Castle (75251) Amazon Exclusive

Battle with Darth Vader in his fortified castle!

Set the scene for action on planet Mustafar with LEGO® Star Wars 75251 Darth Vader’s Castle! This building set of Vader’s mysterious stronghold features lots of great details, including a brick-built lava flow, an underground hangar with mouse droid and docking station, ancient Sith shrine with holocron, racks for extra ammunition, and secret compartments hiding more Sith relics.

The hangar also houses a buildable TIE Advanced Fighter model with stud shooters and space to sit the Darth Vader minifigure. There’s also a bacta tank, Darth Vader’s meditation chamber with holographic communication unit, and a meeting platform at the top with a defensive stud-shooter cannon. As well as classic Darth Vader, the set also includes a bacta tank version of the Dark Lord, plus 2 Royal Guards and an Imperial Transport Pilot.

-Includes 5 minifigures: Darth Vader, Darth Vader (bacta tank), 2 Royal Guards and an Imperial Transport Pilot.
-Features Darth Vader’s Castle and a buildable version of Vader’s TIE Advanced Fighter. Underground hangar with mouse droid and docking station, ancient Sith shrine with holocron, racks for extra ammunition, Sith relics, secret compartments hiding a lightsaber handle and a red kyber crystal element, plus space for Vader’s TIE Advanced Fighter.
-Castle also features a side access door, opening bacta tank, a hook for Lord Vader’s cape, meditation chamber with space for a minifigure and holographic communication unit, plus a circular meeting area at the top with a defensive stud-shooter cannon.
-TIE Advanced Fighter features 2 stud shooters and an opening minifigure cockpit.
-Weapons include Darth Vader’s red lightsaber, the Imperial Transport Pilot’s blaster pistol and the Royal Guards’ Force pikes.
-Darth Vader’s Castle Star Wars building set measures over 16” (41cm) high, 11” (28cm) wide and 9” (23cm) deep.
-TIE Advanced Fighter measures over 2” (6cm) high, 4” (11cm) wide and 3” (9cm) long.

The 1060 piece set will retail for $129.99 and will be available exclusively at Amazon.com for the 2018 Holidays; Pre-Order October 4.

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Jon Favreau’s Live-Action Star Wars Show Will Be Called The Mandalorian

Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars TV show has a name and a plot: The Mandalorian. Favreau will pen the script and exec produce the live-action series for the forthcoming Disney streaming service. In a post to his official Facebook and Instagram pages, Favreau posted a brief synopsis that offers a glimpse into what we might expect for the show, which will take place in the years following Return of the Jedi.

Disney’s streaming service is expected to arrive next year, and The Mandalorian is one of several original projects that are expected to launch at the same time.

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LEGO Star Wars Betrayal At Cloud City (75222) Officially Announced

Visit Bespin’s amazing metropolis in the sky—Cloud City!

Relive a world of unforgettable moments from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back or add your own fun twists to the story with this LEGO Star Wars 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City set. 

The amazingly detailed set is divided into 4 sections, each depicting scenes from the classic movie. There’s a landing platform complete with Boba Fett’s Slave I ship, a detailed promenade, a dining room with seating for 5 minifigures, a garbage processing room with incinerator, and a sensor balcony for epic Luke vs. Vader Lightsaber duels. There’s also a carbon freeze chamber with a function to ‘freeze’ Han in carbonite, an interrogation chamber and prison cell, a secondary landing platform for the Twin-Pod Cloud Car, and so much more. Add an astonishing 18 LEGO minifigures plus 2 droids to the mix, and you have a set that Star Wars and LEGO fans of any age would be proud to add to their collection.

The 2,812 piece set will be available for LEGO VIP members starting on September 13 and to the general public on October 1. The suggested retail price is $349.99.

– Includes 18 minifigures: Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker in Bespin outfits, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Lando Calrissian, Lobot, 2 Cloud City Guards, 2 Cloud Car Pilots, Leia and Han in Hoth outfits, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, 2 Stormtroopers and an Ugnaught, plus R2-D2 and an IG-88 droid.

– Section 1 features a landing platform with a sliding entrance door and Boba Fett’s Slave I ship with an opening minifigure cockpit, movable wings and space underneath to store the Han in carbonite element.

– Section 2 features a dining room with a table, seats for 5 minifigures and a decorative Cloud City micro build; lounge with a transparent sculpture and 2 chairs; garbage processing room with an incinerator, conveyor belt and a deactivated IG-class droid; and a promenade with tree sculpture, mural relief and opening doorways leading to other parts of the model.

– Section 3 features a sensor balcony with railing and swing-out function, plus a maintenance cabin with opening round window for epic Lightsaber duels, plus a carbon freeze chamber with lever-activated ‘freeze’ function.

– Section 4 features a dark-red corridor leading to the interrogation chamber with a turning interrogation chair, plus a prison cell, hangar with a secret trapdoor and tool & weapon rack, and space for the Twin-Pod Cloud Car with opening minifigure cockpits and 2 stud shooters.

– New minifigure details include Leia’s red dress, Han’s Corellian blood stripe, Luke’s dark-tan Dagobah outfit, the Ugnaught’s head decoration and the cloud car pilots.

– Weapons include Han’s blaster pistol, Chewbacca’s bowcaster, Luke’s Lightsaber, Vader’s Lightsaber, Boba Fett’s blaster rifle, IG-88’s blaster rifle, 5 blaster pistols and 4 blasters.

– Accessory elements include a wrench, handcuffs and Lobot’s cybernetic band.

– Stage air-to-air battles between Boba Fett’s Slave I and the Twin-Pod Cloud Car.

– Pull the carbon freeze chamber lever to pretend freeze Han in carbonite!

– Relive unforgettable scenes from the classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back movie.

– This amazing set is part of the LEGO® Star Wars Master Builder Series.

– Cloud City measures over 6” (16cm) high, 22” (58cm) wide and 22” (56cm) deep.

– Slave I measures over 4” (11cm) high, 7” (19cm) long and 7” (18cm) wide.

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Opening Season Just Announced For Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge At Disney Parks

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in summer 2019 at Disneyland Resort and in late fall 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort, when guests will land in the middle of the action as they live their own Star Wars stories.

Both east and west coast versions of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will allow guests to visit a remote trading port on the edge of wild space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life – and where guests will find themselves in the middle of the action. The lands will feature two major attractions that put guests in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Each attraction – and even the land itself – will offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in the Star Wars universe like never before.

One attraction will make you feel like you’re on a Star Destroyer inside a hangar bay. The second attraction will give guests the opportunity to fly the Millennium Falcon, piloting the ship, shooting blasters or preparing for hyperspace – all while completing a critical mission. But how you perform on the mission holds even bigger stakes: perform with skill and you may earn extra galactic credits, while bringing the ship back banged up could put you on the list of a bounty hunter. End up on Harkos’s list and you may face a problem if you show up at the local cantina!

Guests will also encounter many familiar faces inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, including BB-8, Chewbacca, members of the First Order and – among many others – Rex, the troublesome pilot you may remember from Star Tours, who takes on a new role in this land as the DJ at the cantina. At the cantina guests will be able to try unique concoctions like blue milk. Nearby, they’ll also be able to acquire trinkets and treasures from across the galaxy. You won’t be buying ordinary Star Wars merchandise or T-shirts at the gift shops, but rather special figures and vehicles (like an AT-AT) built by Batuu’s female Toydarians. The toys are inspired by designs from films like The Force Awakens, Rogue One and The Last Jedi.

A Star Wars-inspired resort will also debut as part of the new Disney 360 vacation concept. This new vacation experience will be a living adventure that allows guests to immerse themselves in an entirely new form of Disney storytelling.

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Compulsion Limited Edition Print By Alex Gross

Alex Gross has just released his latest print, Compulsion featuring some of your favorite Star Wars characters yielding to temptation and one ice cream wielding Vulcan.

The signed and numbered prints are made with the Epson P20000 large format printer by Brooklyn Editions, using archival Ultrachrome inks on Optica One heavyweight matte fine art paper. The print measures 24″ x 26”, has an edition size of 100 and is priced at $149.

Order the print HERE.

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Celebrate May The 4th With This Limited Edition R2-D2 Pin From Shop Disney

Celebrate the day fans have made Star Wars Day with their clever play on the phrase ”May the Force Be With You.” Commemorating the year 2018, this limited release pin features everyone’s favorite Astromech droid R2-D2. The bold design features holographic artwork, inspired by the iconic scene from Star Wars: A New Hope.

Features:

– Limited Release
– Enameled cloisonné
– Gleaming silvertone finish
– R2-D2 design with holographic artwork
– Text reads: ”Star Wars Day May the 4th Be With You”
– Star Wars logo and ”Disney Pin Trading 2018” symbol on back
– Comes on silver print card
– Mickey icon pin backs
– Metal / enamel
– 2” H x 2” W

Order HERE for $16.95.

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Tour The Millennium Falcon With Donald Glover

Have you ever wanted to take an in-depth look at the iconic Millennium Falcon? Thanks to a new featurette for Lucasfilm’s upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story movie, you can now join Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian) as he takes you on a tour inside of Han Solo’s famous starship.

Solo: A Star Wars Story makes the jump to light speed in a high-octane adventure that navigates the perils of a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, forges new friendships that will last a lifetime, and reveals untold secrets from the hidden past of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes. Han Solo meets loyal co-pilot Chewbacca and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian for the first time, bound by a desperate mission against impossible odds that will help shape the irresistible scoundrel audiences have come to love.

Directed by Ron Howard, Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Hail, Caesar‘s Alden Ehrenreich as Han, with Atlanta‘s Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and The Force Awakens‘ Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. Woody Harrelson is playing Han’s mentor, a man by the name of Beckett, while Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke, Westworld‘s Thandie Newton, Avengers‘ Paul Bettany, and Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge also star.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is the second film in the Star Wars story series, following Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which opened in December 2016, and has garnered worldwide box office receipts of over $1 billion dollars.

The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel. Lawrence Kasdan, Jason McGatlin, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are the executive producers. Jonathan Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay.

Solo: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on May 25, 2018.

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Check Out This Incredibly Detailed Han Solo DL-44 Complete Blaster Replica

Now this is a good blaster to have at your side!  Perfect for display, conventions, collecting, or just because it’s cool!

The long awaited Han Solo DL-44 Blaster is the result of a year and a half’s worth of fanatical research. Todd Coyle procured all of the original elements that are currently available including Veron model kit cylinders and pushrods, Hensoldt-Wetzlar scopes, and MG-81 flash suppressor and adapter. 

Todd even spec’d them all in minute detail. He searched out the best manufacturers for each of the parts required to duplicate this prop, down to the screws. 

This is the closest replica to the real prop.

Features include:

-Custom made Hensoldt-Wetzlar scope made of all original materials, and working optical lenses! More than 27 individual parts!
-Grille made of 3 Veron model kit cylinders
-Denix C-96 Mauser replica customized especially for this prop
-Steel bull barrel complete with threads for the rifle barrel extension (as seen when the original gun appeared in “Naked Runner”)
-Custom made steel MG81 flash hider and mounting collar
-Steel scope mounting bracket and hardware
-Barrel greeblies made of PVC and ABS plastic
-Functioning hammer, trigger and bolt!

Two finishes are offered: Factory New is as the DL-44 would have appeared in the laser gun store display case. Battle Worn is as close to the finish as used on screen. Almost every scratch and chip that is visible in the reference photos have been duplicated.

Order HERE for $450.

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Star Wars Darth Vader Stovetop Kettle

The Fowndry is featuring a stainless steel Star Wars Stovetop Kettle designed to resemble the silhouette of Darth Vader‘s iconic shiny black helmet. It also features a handle made out of his lightsaber hilt.

In space, no-one can hear you steam… which is a shame because the superbly menacing Darth Vader Kettle has a whistle that could awaken The Force. This officially licensed, high quality stainless-steel stovetop kettle will have 1.7L of water boiling with barely suppressed rage faster than you can say “the brew is strong with this one…”

You can order the kettle HERE for $70. 

 

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