Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Victory? Victory you say? Master Obi-Wan, not victory. The shroud of the dark side has fallen. Begun Star Wars Bits has. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:
- Full Disney Infinity 3.0 game will be available for Apple TV.
- Latest box office predictions for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- New art from Gallery 1988’s The Art Awakens show.
- Slave Leia merchandise is going up in price on eBay.
- A cool flask made out of Han Solo’s trademark pistol.
- Adam Relf‘s impressive The Force Awakens poster.
- New details on The Big Bang Theory‘s upcoming Star Wars episode.
- The Force Awakens preview hitting Disney Channel on Thursday.
- Awards season voters won’t see The Force Awakens early.
Until now, Disney Infinity has only been available on PC and game consoles, but now the toy-based video game will be available on the new Apple TV. A starter pack for Disney Infinity is now available in Apple Stores for $99. The pack gets you a wireless controller developed by SteelSeries Mobile and a black Bluetooth Disney Infinity Base, plus the Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic play set with Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano action figures. All the previously released Disney Infinity sets will work on the Apple TV once you have this starter pack.
We’ve heard the loading times on the Disney Infinity demo that features the Battle of Yavin experience are a little long, so we’re not sure Apple TV is the best way to play. But if you’re not shelling out $300 to $400 for a next-generation system, this isn’t a bad option for the family. [Variety]
The latest box office estimates for Star Wars: The Force Awakens are in, and obviously the film is on track for a record-breaking weekend. As of now, the latest predictions have the movie raking in around $225 million, which would make it the biggest opening weekend of all time, besting previous record holders Jurassic World ($208 million) and The Avengers ($207 million). It probably helps that the movie is playing on more screens with more showtimes than either of the previous record-setting films. We’ll see if The Force Awakens has what it takes in just over a month. [Collider]
Finally, here are more pieces that will be part of Gallery 1988’s The Art Awakens show coming up this weekend:
Get more details on the special show right here.
In the wake of news that Disney will retire any merchandise featuring Princess Leia in her slave outfit from Return of the Jedi, some of the action figures and statues featuring the risqué costume have gone up in price on eBay. Collectors are beginning to pick up what may be the last versions we’ll see of the metal-bikini-clad figure in toy form. Some are going for nearly $750. [Bleeding Cool]