Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:
- Preparations are underway for Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney World
- Star Wars Weekends and Disney Star Wars characters may be on their way out
- Watch an adorable video of BB-8‘s big day rolling around Disneyland
- Take a peek at the Star Wars and Darth Vader annuals coming from Marvel Comics
- Will the Star Wars books and comics become required reading for the movies?
- New Force Awakens merch offers a new look at characters like Tasu Leech
- Jimmy Vee has been spotted on the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII
- The first set photos from Star Wars: Rogue One have hit the web
(Header image: “Three Sith Moon” by 6amcrisis; buy the shirt here.)
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With Force Friday in the United States just hours away, Star Wars fans will soon be getting their hands on a slew of new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys. And while there’s a currently airing unboxing live stream of all the new Star Wars merchandise hitting shelves tonight, we’re still learning of new characters that have gone under the radar so far.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys are already being sold in the Philippines, and a photo of a previously unseen action figure has revealed a new character known as a Guavian Enforcer. Check out a photo of the action figure, and learn a little bit about this The Force Awakens Guavian Enforcer after the jump! Read More »
We’re hitting peak Star Wars with “Force Friday”, and I’m sure if you’re not excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens you’re probably getting a bit annoyed of this site and the internet this week. So I apologize in advance, but we have another Star Wars story coming out of “Force Friday.” A new Star Wars: the Force Awakens toy gives us our first listen at what Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma sound like in the new film. Not only that, but the Force Awakens dialogue used in the toys presents some juicy questions.
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With all the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys being revealed today in the lead to Force Friday tomorrow, we are also getting a look at some of the more expensive collectibles. Hot Toys has revealed the first Force Awakens figures in their 1/6 scale line of collectibles: Kylo Ren, the First Order Stormtrooper and the First Order Heavy Gunner Stormtrooper. Hit the jump to see a ton of photos of these life-like Hot Toys Force Awakens figures, and learn more information about the releases.
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Ever since the little ball droid known as BB-8 was revealed in the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans were hoping that the franchise that has mastered the art of merchandising would be releasing a remote controlled BB-8 toy for fans to play with at home. And their hopes have become realities.
Not one, but two remote controlled BB-8 toys are coming on Force Friday, and we have a good look at the two different options you’ll have to choose between. They’re both relatively pricey for toys, but they just might be worth it, especially the more expensive version, which comes from Sphero, the company that helped create BB-8 in the first place. Read More »
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LEGO master builder Michal Kazmierczak has constructed a 120,000 piece The Hobbit LEGO Erebor set, and you won’t believe how big and detailed this creation is. Even more impressive is that it’s not just an exterior LEGO creation, but it also has an incredible interior as well. I can’t even imagine how much this cost to create. Read More »
We’re just four days away from Force Friday, the huge unveiling of goodies that continues to fuel the hype machine for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a day which will be preceded by an 18-hour live streaming unboxing event. And while it seemed like we had seen a majority of the toys that will be sold, and therefore all the characters they’ll introduce, it appears there are still some new items to see.
In fact, two new action figures have just been unveiled, showing us two new The Force Awakens alien characters. One of them is a Resistance X-Wing pilot while the other is a character we’ve seen before, but didn’t have a name at the time. Check out the characters below! Read More »
Even though Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t out until December 18th, some fans have already decided that their new favorite character is the adorable little ball droid known as BB-8. The character debuted in the first teaser for the film, rolling across a desert service, its little motor whirring as it moved as quick as it could. However, we’ve yet to here what the little droid actually sounds like.
A new commercial for Star Wars LEGO sets for The Force Awakens features some quick animation specifically one part with the little droid running from Kylo Ren and some First Order Stormtroopers where we get to hear what BB-8 sounds like for the first time. Check it out below! Read More »
Disney Consumer Products has announced that they will unveil products inspired by the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens through an unprecedented 18-hour long live YouTube stream of unboxing videos. Pretty insane. Watch the video announcement and read the full star wars toys unboxing press release after the jump now.
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