R2 D2 Hot Wheels

Lots of cool merchandise and droids are in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following.

  • Watch a BBC News report try to figure out if Star Wars Episode VII is shooting in the woods.
  • Chopper the astromech droid is built in a new Star Wars Rebels video.
  • Check out a new Star Wars Rebels poster.
  • Eric Tan‘s insane Empire Strikes Back poster is now on sale.
  • Check out the R2-D2 Hot Wheels coming to Comic-Con.
  • Han Solo and Chewbacca have been revealed from the upcoming Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars.

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Star Wars The Clone Wars

A new Star Wars trailer for the “lost episodes” of the Clone Wars headlines this jam-packed edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following.

  • Watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions coming soon to Netflix.
  • Harrison Ford is rumored to be part of a TV miniseries being shot during the Star Wars Episode VII filming schedule.
  • Star Wars merchandise is now being sold in Disney stores in person and online.
  • Artist Eric Tan makes his first Star Wars poster.
  • The female Star Wars Rebels character toys will debut at San Diego Comic-Con.
  • Sign a petition to name a stage at Pinewood Studios after late Return of the Jedi director Richard Marquand.
  • The sound mixer for Star Wars Episode VII is excited.

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Eric Tan - Hollywood

This Friday, Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles is being turned into the private travel agency of artist Eric Tan. Tan, who works full time in creative at Disney Consumer Products, created posters based on his global travels, then organized them as a solo show called Fly. It opens June 28. The artist – who we’ve covered for years –  has created 15 posters based on real places like New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego (as well as one fictional city) that showcase his love of pop culture as well as his unique, geometric styles. Below, we exclusively debut five of the 15 pieces in the show including the one fictional entry: Hill Valley 1985, based on Back to the Future Part II. Read More »

Monday, we exclusively premiered Mondo’s Tyler Stout posters for Captain America: The First Avenger. They were bold, brash, and exactly the kind of beautiful busy style we’ve come to expect from Stout. We also mentioned that, in addition to Stout’s Captain America posters, Mondo would be releasing additional Cap posters by /Film favorites, Eric Tan and Olly Moss. Besides being inspired by the same movie, the differences between Stout’s posters and these couldn’t be more significant. For one, Moss and Tan didn’t make movie posters. They each made a set of World War II propaganda posters, one for the Americans and one for Hydra. Which do you side with? Check out all the images and decide after the jump. Read More »

Cool Stuff: Crazy 4 Cult 5 Preview #1

This Friday, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles will hold the fifth Crazy 4 Cult art show, an annual exhibition which I’ve called the super bowl of pop culture art. I am so jealous of all my fellow Los Angelans who are able to attend this week. I’ll be away in Texas, but I can’t complain as I’ll be bringing back my girlfriend with me (the big move, exciting). The great guys at G1988 have given me a bunch of art from the show to premiere on the site.

After the jump you will find part one of our preview, which includes a new Back to the Future-inspired piece by the great Eric Tan, Monster Squad and Better Off Dead pieces by /Film favorite Dave Perillo, an incredibly multi-level Scott Pilgrim vs. The World piece by Jim Horwat, Alex Pardee‘s tribute to a new cult classic, Rubber, and more. So what are you waiting for?

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TRON: Legacy is out at midnight Thursday and if there’s one thing the film is lacking, it’s merchandise. Seriously though, while there are a ton of different TRON toys and tech out there right now, the one thing we haven’t seen yet are bad ass, limited edition posters. Mondo is happy to oblige. They’ve just unveiled a pair of glow in the dark posters by one of our favorite artists, Eric Tan, which will go on sale on Mondo’s site Thursday December 16 at a random time. See the full sized images and more after the jump. Read More »

While you go ahead and (attempt to) purchase the Daniel Danger Sanctuary Moon Star Wars print on Friday, horror fans might have to dig a bit deeper into their wallets as Mondo is also releasing two additional posters. First is two editions of The Return of the Living Dead by Eric Tan: a 24 x 36 standard edition of 125, and also a limited glow-in-the-dark variant edition of 65. Then Rhys Cooper is releasing a 24 x 36 poster for the cult film Critters in an edition of 135.  The regular editions are $40 each and the Living Dead variant will be $75. Follow @MondoNews Friday December 10 for the on sale announcement for all of these posters. You can see them in their full glory after the jump. Read More »

If you’ve been reading /Film for a while, then you know that I love good movie-inspired art. And the superbowl of movie art is Crazy4Cult, an art show put on every year by Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. This year’s show will open on July 9th, and we have seen the first batch of artwork premiere online. For years I’ve been writing about the show, and posting and buying the art online. I’m super excited because this year I’ll be able to attend the event since I now live in Los Angeles.  After the jump you will see a compilation of the artwork I have found thus far. New pieces from Eric Tan, Dave Perillo, Tom Whalen and more. We should have another preview closer to the show. Believe me, if you like movie art, hit the jump!

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