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Mondo Announces “The Bounty” Timed Edition Giclee Print By Rory Kurtz

Thank the Ancients for Jon Favreau. Not only is he one of the key figures responsible for launching the MCU and the filmmaker that gifted us with one of the best modern Christmas classics, but he is a bonafide Star Wars master and one of the primary forces behind the excellent series: The Mandalorian. 

Set sometime between the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order, the show follows a lone warrior and bounty hunter as he navigates the outer reaches of an all too familiar galaxy. The show proudly wears its influences on its armor – from Leone’s Westerns to Samurai epics – and we fell in love with every gritty detail from week to week. From Ludwig Göransson’s incredible score to Pedro Pascal’s stoic performance as the titular Mandalorian, everything just sort of clicked in the best way. But there was one character who simply transcended it all: The Child. 

Together with Acme Archives, Mondo has teamed up with Rory Kurtz on a new poster for this instantly iconic new character to Star Wars lore. Titled “The Bounty,” Rory has beautifully brought life to one of The Mandalorian’s most captivating new characters, and will be available as a Timed Edition starting Friday, February 21 at 11AM CT and running through Monday, February 24 until 11:59PM CT. In addition to the timed edition release, Mondo will also offer a limited edition 5″x7″ graphite variant of Rory’s artwork. 

From Rory:

“I can’t say exactly when my feelings toward The Child turned from hesitant curiosity, to full on fan obsession. I had started this small original drawing for the sheer fun of it, just two or three episodes into The Mandalorian, and before even finishing it, I was just as ecstatic for The Child as everyone else seemed to be. Something about the child’s original trilogy design, and live real world puppeteering just brings so much more to the character than another forgettable CGI creation. That, and the certain mysterious understanding in it’s giant glassy eyes. The entire series is such a great addition to Star Wars canon, and season two can’t come soon enough.”

“The Bounty” by Rory Kurtz
8″ x 10″ Giclee Print
Timed Edition – Available until 11:59pm on 2/24
Printed by Static Medium
Expected to Ship May 2020
Ships Worldwide
$35

“The Bounty” (Variant) by Rory Kurtz
5″ x 7″ Giclee Print, Edition of 175
Printed by Static Medium
Expected to Ship May 2020
Ships Worldwide
$35

“The Bounty”, both Timed Edition and Variant, by Rory Kurtz are on sale now at mondoshop.com.

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ILM Gives Behind-The-Scenes Look At Production of The Mandalorian

Fans are still waiting with bated breath for the second season of Disney+’s hit Star Wars spin-off series, The Mandalorian, but in the meantime, ILM and the streaming service have debuted a behind-the-scenes featurette showing the production that went into bringing the first season to life.

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.

Pedro Pascal (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) will star as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy and will be joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool) who plays Cara Dune, a former Rebel Shock Trooper, having trouble re-integrating herself into society.; and Carl Weathers as Greef, a man who heads a guild of bounty hunters that hires The Mandalorian for a specific job.

Also set to star in the series are Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Nick Nolte (Affliction).

Jon Favreau serves as executive producer and showrunner for the series, Directors for the first season include Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), who will be directing the first episode, plus Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), who will also provide the voice for bounty hunter IG-88 in the series.

The Mandalorian 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 The Razor Crest 

Fly to the outer reaches of the galaxy in The Mandalorian’s armored transport shuttle, The Razor Crest! It’s got everything you need for a mission – a big cargo hold for carbonite bounty, spring-loaded shooters, escape pod… and even a bed to get some rest! When you land, grab the weapons and prepare for battle. Protect the Child and defeat Scout Trooper to prove you are the ultimate warrior!

A challenging build for ages 10 and up, this 1,023-piece starship construction kit includes 5 collectible LEGO Star Wars characters, including new-for-August-2020 The Mandalorian and the Child LEGO minifigures. It’s great for role play and combines with other LEGO Star Wars sets for even more action.

The LEGO Star Wars Razor Crest is available for pre order for $129.99 on Amazon and will launch on September 1, 2020.

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LEGO Announces The Mandalorian And The Child BrickHeadz

Inspire memories of epic Star Wars: The Mandalorian stories with this fun building toy for creative kids, featuring LEGO BrickHeadz versions of The Mandalorian and the Child (75317). 

Fans will appreciate authentic details such as The Mandalorian’s signature weapons – a blaster rifle and a blaster pistol. The Child has adjustable ears to create happy and sad expressions, and it sits in a hoverpram ‘floating’ on 4 transparent LEGO elements.

Pre-order HERE for $19.99. The set will ship on August 1, 2020.

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Disney Announces Release Dates For The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, And The Mandalorian On Disney+

Marvel Studios’ big Disney+ series finally have release dates, with the first series hitting in August.

CEO Bob Iger confirmed on a call with investors during the company’s first quarter earnings report that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will debut in August, with WandaVision premiering in December.

Both WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. WandaVision will also play into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is expected to be released in 2021.

Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian will also return in October for a second season, Iger confirmed on the call.

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Sideshow Presents The Child Life-Size Figure From The Mandalorian

Sideshow presents The Child Life-Size Figure, created in partnership with Legacy Effects to bring you the galaxy’s most sought-after bounty. 

Lovingly referred to by audiences as ‘Baby Yoda’, the mysterious alien known as The Child has quickly become the breakout fan-favorite of Star Wars: The Mandalorian on Disney+. Now eager collectors can become a clan of two and bring home the asset as an incredible 1:1 scale Star Wars collectible, no tracking fob needed.

The Child Life-Size Figure measures 16.5” tall, standing on a simple black podium base that lets this adorable alien steal all of the focus- along with the Mandalorian’s ship parts. Inspired by its unique onscreen appearance, this mixed media statue features a tan fabric coat swaddling The Child as it gazes up with charming wide eyes, hiding the silver shift knob from the Razor Crest in its right hand. 

Every inch of this incredibly lifelike figure has been meticulously detailed to recreate everything that Star Wars fans love about the young alien, from the fuzz on its wrinkled head to its irresistible pout, all the way down to its tiny, toddling feet. Fans looking to bring home The Mandalorian collectibles need look no further- bounty hunting is a complicated profession but collecting the galaxy’s cutest alien has never been easier!

Pre-order HERE for $350.

 

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Baby Yoda Is Coming To Build-A-Bear 

Star Wars fans’ will soon be able to build their own version of Baby Yoda, the adorable, green, wide-eyed character that captured hearts nationwide in the Disney+ show, “The Mandalorian.”

After emerging as an internet sensation, the Child, referred to more often as “Baby Yoda,” will be available to purchase at Build-A-Bear workshops this spring, Build-A-Bear CEO Sharon Price John announced at an investment conference on Tuesday.

“I’m excited to share that we’ll be one of the first companies to be able provide the new digital and internet phenomenon who is trending higher than all of the presidential candidates combined,” John said. “We now will have The Child, also known as Baby Yoda.”

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Jon Favreau Confirms The Mandalorian Season 2 Coming Fall 2020

Creator Jon Favreau shared on Twitter today that the second season of The Mandalorian will arrive on Disney+ in Fall 2020.

Favreau tweeted a picture of a model for a mysterious Star Wars creature along with a message of hope for fans of The Mandalorian. Saving specifics for a later date, Favreau confirmed that Season 2 would be arriving in the fall of next year.

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Hasbro Unveils Line of Baby Yoda Toys

Hasbro, which holds the master toy license for Star Wars-branded toys, has finally revealed its first collection of figures based on everyone’s favorite character from “The Mandalorian” — Baby Yoda.

While the cute creature has been dubbed Baby Yoda, because of his resemblance to the iconic “Star Wars” character, retailers, manufacturers and Disney itself call the character “The Child.”

Starting Thursday, fans will be able to preorder four new Baby Yoda toys. The toys are expected to arrive in spring 2020. The Child has become a social media sensation since debuting on Disney+ a month ago.

Keeping “Baby Yoda” a secret has meant that toys, plush and other items haven’t been available to purchase right away, disappointing eager holiday shoppers. It’s why most of the products currently available are from apparel companies or are made with the same, simplistic photo from the show.

As part of Hasbro’s Black Series collection, high-quality collectibles, there will be a 1.12-inch figure of The Child with multiple points of articulation. It will come with a small bone broth cup, ball toy and Sorgan frog.

There is a series of 2.2-inch collectible figures that have The Child in a variety of poses, including eating a Sorgan frog, sleeping and playing with the silver knob from the Mandalorian’s ship.

A 6.5-inch figure will also be available.

Hasbro has also created a talking plush toy that can be squeezed to activate several cooing sounds.

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Mattel Introduces “Baby Yoda” Plush Figure

Fully embrace the cuteness of the 50-year-old Yoda species with this adorable 11-inch plush toy from Mattel!

He may look like a Baby Yoda, but this lovable creature is referred to as “The Child” or in the hit Disney+ Star Wars live-action series, The Mandalorian. With it’s lovable face, this sweet Star Wars plush toy makes a perfect Force Sensitive addition to your Star Wars collection!

You can now preorder your very own Star Wars The Mandalorian 11in “The Child” Plush (SRP: $24.99) HERE. “The Child” plush figure is expected to arrive in April 2020.

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