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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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Mark Hamill Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony

Today, Mark Hamill was honored with the 2,630th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theatre with special guests Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Billie Lourd, Kelly Marie Tran and R2-D2.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming home digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD and via Movies Anywhere on March 13 and Blu-ray on March 27.

                             

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First Look: New Images of The Star Wars-Inspired Resort

Disney has released two new concept art images of their new Star Wars themed hotel that is coming to Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios, which will be connected to their new Galaxy’s Edge themed land.

The immerse experience offered at this hotel will stand out among all of our resorts around the globe. As you can see, families visiting this resort will board a starship alive with characters and stories that unfold all around them during their voyage through the galaxy – and every window has a view of space!

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Hasbro Announces HASLAB. First Crowdfunding Project Is Star Wars Jabba’s Sail Barge Replica

Announced at this year’s Toy Fair, HASLAB is Hasbro’s new platform that hopes to put dream products into the hands of fans. To that end, we’re excited to announce that the first HASLAB item is the biggest Star Wars vehicle Hasbro and Kenner have ever produced – fan favorite Jabba’s Sail Barge! Measuring approximately 4 feet long, this large scale, highly detailed item features premium deco and vintage packaging. An incredible addition to any collection, Jabba’s Sail Barge comes complete with  exquisitely-detailed and fan accessible interior/exterior decks, one Jabba the Hutt 3.75-inch scale figure, two soft-cloth fabric sails, and other realistic features that mimic one of the most notorious vehicles in the Star Wars universe.

HASLAB takes inspiration from other platforms by inviting participants to support the product by backing the project up front by placing a pre-order. You’re our only hope to make Jabba’s Sail Barge a reality! For Jabba’s Sail Barge to go into production, Hasbro must meet a certain minimum threshold of 5,000 pre-orders. It’s up to the fans to support the campaign and help successfully reach that goal by 11:59pm ET on April 3rd, 2018. Those who pre-order the item will also receive “Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna): Behind The Workbench,”  a premium, 64-page booklet that goes behind the scenes of the design and development of the actual Sail Barge film set piece and Hasbro toy and includes set photos, product blueprints, interviews, and more.

Starting today, fans can place a pre-order for Jabba’s Sail Barge for $499 at HASBRO.COM/HASLAB. If the goal is met, the product will go into production. For more information on HASLAB and to follow the project’s progress throughout the 45 day pre-order window, visit HASBRO.COM/HASLAB and follow @HasbroPulse on social media. You can download assets using this link, and we appreciate you spreading the word.

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Game of Thrones Creators David Benioff And D.B. Weiss To Write And Direct A New Series of Star Wars Films

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going from Winterfell to a galaxy far, far away.

‘It was announced today that Benioff and Weiss, creators of the smash-hit, Emmy Award-winning television series Game of Thrones, will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films.

These new films will be separate from both the episodic Skywalker saga and the recently-announced trilogy being developed by Rian Johnson, writer-director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.”

“In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since,” Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement. “We are honored by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.”

No release dates have been set for the new films, and there have (thankfully) been no sightings of White Walkers around Lucasfilm.

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