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In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • See what Chewbacca looks like without hair.
  • Watch the Disney Infinity Star Wars Twilight of the Republic trailer.
  • See some of the best art from the Star Wars Art Awakens contest so far.
  • A new image from Star Wars Rebels season 2 and information on the 2015 New York Comic Con presentation.
  • Han Solo’s past finally confirmed or debunked in issue #8 of Marvel’s Star Wars comic book.
  • Two new spoiler-free synopses for Star Wars: The Force Awakens reference books
  • What is the X-Wing Squadron called in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
  • And your chance to bid on special artist-painted Stormtrooper Helmets to benefit Star Wars: Force For a Change‘s UNICEF efforts.

All that and more in today’s Star Wars Bits. Hit the jump to hyperspace.

Last week Disney as part of the Art Awakens announcement, an art contest was revealed for fans to create Star Wars: The Force Awakens fan art that could end up as part of a Force Awakens art show at Gallery 1988 later this year. Movies.com has compiled the best submissions so far, but I personally love the one that imagines Star Wars: The Force Awakens as an old school Star Wars comic book and the exploded Force Awakens era X-Wing fighter.

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Star Wars: Force For A Change has an auction on eBay right now to raise money for UNICEF. The auction is for Stormtrooper helmets painted by various artists in the Disney family. For example, former Marvel Editor-in-cheif Joe Quesada created a Stormtrooper head painted like Iron Man. Pretty cool. You can go place your bid right now.

Star Wars Rebels Season 2

Disney XD has announced that fans at New York Comic Con on October 8th will get an “exclusive sneak peek of what’s to come in the second season of Star Wars Rebels with a panel featuring special guests plus a preview screening of two new episodes from the series.” Above is a new Star Wars Rebels Season 2 image and below is the press release.

Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Sneak Peeks and Preview at NYCC

Fans attending New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 8th will receive an exclusive sneak peek of what’s to come in the second season of Star Wars Rebels with a panel featuring special guests plus a preview screening of two new episodes from the series.

As the second season of Star Wars Rebels opens, the crew of the Ghost is now considered a very real threat to the Empire and has caught the attention of Darth Vader himself. Undeterred, the rebels seek out old friends and add powerful allies to their cause, forming the beginnings of a more formidable alliance against the Empire. To stop them, Vader will dispatch new agents to hunt down their growing coalition, determined to snuff them out before they can ignite a galaxy to rebellion.

The Star Wars Rebels panel will take place on the Empire Stage from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and will be followed by an exclusive screening of two new episodes later on the same stage, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. These all-new episodes will feature the series debut of Captain Rex, Captain Gregor and Commander Wolffe – three clones from the previous Star Wars animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. They join another fan favorite from The Clone Wars – Ahsoka Tano – who made her Star Wars Rebels debut in the final episode of season 1.

Star Wars Rebels returns with new episodes this fall on Disney XD.

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