Sideshow Star Wars Clone Trooper Deluxe

Sideshow Collectibles sent me a sample of their Star Wars Clone Trooper Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure. Lets unbox this figure and take a look at whats inside the box. After the jump you will find photos of the Sideshow Star Wars Clone Trooper Deluxe, alongside my thoughts on the product.

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Han Solo Pinball

The big theater convention CinemaCon brought no new news for Star Wars Episode VII. However, there’s still news to be found. In this edition of Star Wars Bits, read about the following:

  • Mark Hamill will appear at Disney’s Star Wars Weekends.
  • Star Wars Detours may still see the light of day.
  • Check out the trailer for Star Wars: Assault Team.
  • Chewbacca himself, Peter Mayhew, teases a potential new project.
  • Han Solo gets his own board in Star Wars Pinball.
  • Star Wars Episode VII will reportedly shoot plates in Iceland.

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UPDATE: Indiana Jones Not Being Rebooted

Indiana Jones silhouette

Update: We’ve contacted a high-placing source who tells /Film the below story is not true. Also, producer Frank Marshall tweeted on the manner. The original text follows.

Update #2: Frank Darabont has also spoken up to say that there is no truth to the aspect of the story saying he pitched a new Indy story. Read that below.

There are rumors, there are big rumors, and then there are stories like this. A new report says Disney, which recently acquired the rights to release more Indiana Jones films, is looking to go the James Bond route with the character. That is, the company could recast him for years to come. Who would don the fedora after Harrison Ford? Rumor has it Bradley Cooper is at the top of the list. Read More »

30 Years After Return of the Jedi

Here’s some actual Star Wars news! (Even if it is minor.) Most of what we know about Star Wars Episode VII can be confined to a paragraph, and we know next to nothing about the new story. But today in a shareholders conference call Disney head Bob Iger said that Episode VII will take place thirty years after Return of the Jedi. That means the series is aging nearly in real-time along with its fans.

Along with that nugget, Iger confirmed that there will be three new young characters, and several retuning faces.

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Billy Dee Williams Dancing With Stars

Lando himself, Billy Dee Williams, put the “Star” in Dancing With the Stars Monday night, kicking off the 18th (?!?!) season of the ABC show with a Star Wars inspired dance featuring Stormtroopers, R2-D2 and more. He and partner Emma Slater did a Cha-Cha to John Williams‘ famous theme hoping to play on the audience’s nostalgia. It had mixed results.

Of note, ABC is owned by Disney which now owns Lucasfilm so, this is just corporate synergy its most embarrassing. Still, there is something to take out of this. Check out the video and read more below. Read More »

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order List

We all know that Star Wars: The Clone Wars has always been chronologically set during the three-year time period between the Star Wars prequel films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. To be more specific, 22–19 BBY on the Galactic Standard Calendar (where BBY means Before the Battle of Yavin, and ABY stands for After the Battle of Yavi). But the episodes didn’t take place (ie air) in chronological order. Now that the series is complete, LucasFilm has released an officially cannon Clone Wars Chronological episode order listing which includes the series’ 121 episodes and the feature-length film.

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Lupita Nyong'o

Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o has met with, and may sign on for, a key role in J.J. AbramsStar Wars Episode 7. The 12 Years A Slave star reportedly is “extremely close” to playing a role not related to the original trilogy. It may be a Sith or a descendant of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Read More »

Star Wars ESPN

It’s March and even if you aren’t a sports fan, it’s hard not to get caught up in March Madness. The excitement of filling out a college basketball bracket can only be topped if the bracket was something a little more geeky. Like Star Wars characters, for example.

StarWars.com is hosting a “This is Madness” tournament allowing fans to vote on their favorite characters in a single elimination bracket. In 2013, they did the same thing and Yoda beat Darth Vader in the finals. So, to help promote the contest, Yoda appeared on a version of ESPN’s SportsNation with Max Kellerman to discuss the tournament. It’s super cheesy, but a nice surprise for Star Wars fans. Check it out below. Read More »

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