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Funko Pop! Deluxe Star Wars: Battle At Echo Base Series – 6″ Wampa, Amazon Exclusive, Figure 1 of 6

The Star Wars, Battle at Echo Base Funko Pop! Deluxe Series is a brand new set of combinable figures exclusive to Amazon. All celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, and the ice planet of Hoth. The Pop! Deluxe: Battle at Echo Base series will feature 6 brand new uinque figures, with combinable bases, starting with a 6″ Wampa!

This series will capture iconic characters and moments from the planet Hoth. The figures will feature bases that can be combined to nest together in any order you wish! When all the figures are combined, they will make for one cohesive side by side shelf display!

These figures feature a level of detail not captured by original Star Wars Funko Pops! The next figure will be announced when the previous figure begins shipping.

Each figure will be available for individual purchase, as they are announced. Figures will continue to be announced and made available throughout 2020. Start you Battle at Echo Base series today by securing the first figure, 6″ Wampa, exclusively on Amazon.

Pre-order the Funko Pop! Deluxe Star Wars: Battle at Echo Base Series – 6″ Wampa HERE.

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Hallmark Imperial Probe Droid-Themed Keepsake Ornament 

Available at San Diego Comic Con 2020, this Imperial Probe Droid-themed exclusive Keepsake Ornament features a metal rendition of the infamous, spindly armed reconnaissance droid.

The ornament pays honor to the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. You’ll have to line up to get one as there will only be 3,200 available and the cost will be $35.

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LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper And Boba Fett Busts Revealed

Box art images of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper and Boba Fett bust sets have been popping up on the internet.

 

The two sets feature the Stormtrooper (75276) and Boba Fett (75277) and they are reported to be priced at $69.99. No word yet on release date but I suspect my friend Mike Arenque will be making extra space on his shelves for these.

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What If Kevin James Was The Sound Guy For The Empire Strikes Back?

Actor Kevin James has hilariously taken on a new character with the launch of his YouTube channel. He plays a sound man who is coincidentally present during crucial scenes of iconic films. 

In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, he finds out that Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s father.

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Lucasfilm To Launch Star Wars: The High Republic Campaign In 2020

Later this year, Lucasfilm will launch an epic new era of Star Wars storytelling that will be explored through multiple voices in adult and young adult novels, children’s books, and comics from a variety of publishers including Disney Lucasfilm Press, Del Rey, IDW Publishing, and Marvel.

Star Wars: The High Republic, which has previously been referred to as “Project Luminous”, will be set in an era when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their zenith, about 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. This period on the Star Wars timeline will not overlap any of the filmed features or series currently planned for production, giving creators and partners a vast amount of room to tell Star Wars stories with new adventures and original characters.

Star Wars: The High Republic concept art.

Star Wars: The High Republic concept art.

“We are so excited to be opening up such a rich, fertile era for our authors to explore,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “We’ll get to see the Jedi in their prime.”

“Star Wars: The High Republic features the Jedi as we’ve always wanted to see them — as true guardians of peace and justice. This is a hopeful, optimistic time, when the Jedi and the Galactic Republic are at their height. But of course, into this glorious new era something wicked this way comes,” says Lucasfilm publishing creative director Michael Siglain. “This initiative will give readers young and old a new corner of the galaxy to explore through rich, meaningful stories. Plus, readers will learn what scares the Jedi.”

“This was a golden age for the Jedi, and also a time of galactic expansion in the Outer Rim. So expect there to be rich tales of exploration; charting out the galaxy, meeting new cultures, and discovering what pioneer life in the Outer Rim was like. This is an incredible sandbox for our storytellers to play in, both within publishing and beyond, and we can’t wait to see the great fiction they build within it,” says Lucasfilm vice president, franchise content and strategy James Waugh.

Star Wars: The High Republic has enlisted top-tier, fan-favorite authors Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott, and Charles Soule to craft this new era of Star Wars publishing.

The first books and comics are set to debut at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in August 2020 with Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi, a massive interconnected story that’s told across various formats by various publishers.

The first wave of Star Wars: The High Republic titles includes:

Star Wars: The High Republic – Into The Dark 

Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage 

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures 

Star Wars: The High Republic

Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi 

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Hasbro Reveals New Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Toys For 40th Anniversary

It’s been 40 years since Hoth, Dagobah, Cloud City and “I am your father.” And to mark the occasion, Hasbro is releasing an assortment of new action figures from  the fan-favorite Star Wars film, The Empire Strikes Back.

Hasbro announced a slew of new Star Wars: The Black Series 6″ figures at the Entertainment Brand Preview presentation at Saturday’s New York Toy Fair. 

Characters include Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, R2-D2 and Yoda (old school Yoda, not the achingly cute one). There’s also a TIE fighter pilot, rebel solider and AT-AT driver.  The line hits stores in spring, 2020 and retail from $19.99 each.

Check them all out below:

 

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Lucasfilm Hires Sleight Director J.D. Dillard To Develop A Star Wars Movie

Lucasfilm has tapped J.D. Dillard to develop a new Star Wars film. It’s still not known whether he’ll direct the movie himself.

Dillard is perhaps best known for directing the film Sleight, which opened in 2016. His most recent feature, Sweetheart, starred Kiersey Clemons and was released by Blumhouse last year. Dillard is currently working on his next project, a Korean war epic titled Devotion. That movie is currently in the pre-production stage.

It’s also not clear whether Disney and Lucasfilm will release Dillard’s Star Wars film in theaters or on Disney+. However, they have Dillard pegged to work on the movie alongside writer Matt Owens. Previously, Owens has written for a variety of Marvel TV shows, including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Luke Cage, and The Defenders.

Lucasfilm has a bunch of Star Wars projects in development. That slate consists of a new trilogy spearheaded by Rian Johnson and another film executive produced by Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige. The studio is also supposedly courting Taika Waititi to direct a Star Wars movie of his own.

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Check Out The New Star Wars Themed ‘Faraway Galaxy’ Print By Scott C.

This week Mondo is thrilled to release a poster for an all-time classic, Star Wars, by Scott C! Titled Faraway Galaxy, this poster is Scott’s love letter to a film that inspired a generation and chronicles nearly every beat and character imaginable from the film. 

If you’re familiar with Scott’s work, it’s lovingly produced in watercolor and usually released as high quality giclee prints. Mondo wanted this one to be a little different, and for the first time, Scott’s artwork will be offered as an 11-color screenprint.

From Scott:

“Every square inch of that movie inspired who I am today and the paintings and stories I create.  Every character in that film meant something to me, even the characters passing by in the background. It is incredible to me that a film would make that much of an impression on people that fans collectively remember that there was a wolfman and a praying mantis in the bar. I have always wanted to create a painting that paid homage to every one of those characters. That is what this painting means to me.  I wanted to include every Cantina patron, every X Wing pilot and Jawa. The ships were all characters to me, so it was important that they were welcomed in the family. It became quite a party, this painting.  It is a place I have always wanted to live within.  It was a dream realized, my friends, and I invite you to join me in this world.”

Faraway Galaxy by Scott C. will be available at mondotees.com from 12PM (CT) on Thursday February 6th until 11:59PM (CT) Sunday February 9th

Faraway Galaxy by Scott C.
24″ x 36″ Screenprinted Poster
Timed Edition
Available until 2/9 at 11:59 PM (CT)
Expected to Ship in May 2020
$100

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Compilations of Marvel, Star Wars & Disney References From The Simpsons

Three animated compilations featuring many of the Marvel, Star Wars and Disney references made during thirty seasons of The Simpsons were put together as a fun way to promote the fact that the animated series is exclusively streaming in its entirety on the Disney+ channel.

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Funko Reveals Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Pops! At London Toy Fair

2020 marks the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and to celebrate Funko has revealed a number of Pops! at the London Toy Fair. I especially like the ominous but cuter Darth Vader in his chambers in which we get to see the villain unmasked.

Another favorite in Han Solo frozen in Carbonite.

Check out all of the Pops! below.

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