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Cool Stuff is your geekarific Holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition of Cool Stuff we’ll take a look at Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series Poe Dameron Electronic Helmet, Funko’s Guardians of the Galaxy pin mate figures, A cool Stranger Things screenprint from MB, an illustrated A Nightmare on Elm Street t-shirt, Hot Toys’ Batman sixth scale figure from Suicide Squad, Ape Meets Girls’ Planet of the Apes screenprint and more.

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A few months before Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters in 2015, fans were excited about an event called Force Friday. It was a day in September when the first wave of merchandise tied to the Star Wars sequel was released in stores. Fans were not only excited because it gave them a whole bunch of new collectibles to toss on their shelves, but because it provides a bunch of new information and sneak peeks at various characters, ships and settings from the movie. Now Force Friday II has been confirmed for later this year.

Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that Force Friday II will return on September 1st, in honor of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and along with it they’ve revealed an image that gives us our first look at Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) from the movie. Read More »

Star Wars The Last Jedi Set Photo

Fans are still waiting for their first official look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the form of stills from the movie or even the first footage. One rumor has said that our first glimpse at the Star Wars sequel will arrive at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando while there have been rumblings that the first teaser trailer might hit with Beauty and the Beast. Now we have a little bit of a push towards one of those rumors being true.

Yesterday, director Rian Johnson took to Twitter to confirm that there will be a Star Wars: The Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration, and along with that announcement, he included a photo from the set, showing off some new Stormtroopers. Check out the photo after the jump. Read More »

Star Wars The Last Jedi Footage

Just the other day, we were talking about the arid, empty, Tusken Raider-inhabited planet that is Star Wars movie news in February 2017 – it’s a bit of a wasteland out there. And right on cue, the universe has delivered some new Star Wars: The Last Jedi material for us to sink our teeth into. Specifically, it deals with a new spaceship, a certain cameo, and the nature of Finn’s mission in the film. If you want to know as little as possible about Rian Johnson‘s follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this is probably your cue to seek some other kind of movie news diversion. .

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Han and Leia Break Up

Next week brings the arrival of Aftermath: Empire’s End, the third book in a new trilogy of Star Wars stories that help fill in the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The book series has done a fine job of giving us some details about what happened between the end of the last Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of a new one, introducing us to new characters while also revealing what characters like Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Chewbacca have been up to, and the latest book is no exception.

Aftermath: Empire’s End has already revealed an excerpt that taps us into what happened to Lando Calrissian after Return of the Jedi, and now more information about what Han Solo and Leia Organa have been up to will be featured in the book as well. In fact, the book shows us what may have led to the Han and Leia break up, despite having a child between them. Read More »

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • A description of a new planet in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  • The new R2-D2 actor (that we already knew about) has been officially announced.
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Felicity Jones will attend Star Wars Celebration.
  • John Williams just won his fifth Star Wars-related Grammy award.
  • Daisy Ridley won’t answer your Star Wars: The Last Jedi questions.
  • Some people still think Snoke is Mace Windu.
  • Marvel’s Star Wars comics are coming together for a new crossover event.
  • Details on upcoming episodes of Star Wars Rebels.
  • A rumor about the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  • Doug Chiang answers a bunch of your Rogue One design questions.
  • And more!

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Here’s what happens when Star Wars fans start getting thirsty for news and start poking around in the desert: they find tiny updates in the official StarWars.com biographies for two major characters and start to wonder what it all could mean. In this case, two small additions to the pages for Kylo Ren and Rey tease something that fans have been wondering about since Star Wars: The Force Awakens: a mysterious “connection” between the evil son of Han Solo and the mysterious desert scavenger.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Score

The release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is almost exactly 10 months away, and we haven’t seen a single frame from the film yet. Word on the street is that we won’t see the first footage until Star Wars Celebration in April, but there have been rumblings of a teaser trailer maybe being attached to Beauty and the Beast in March. We’ll find out soon enough.

Meanwhile, we do have some new details from behind the scenes of the anticipated Star Wars sequel. It seems franchise composer John Williams is already hard at work on the score, which is surprising, since that’s not usually how the post-production process works. Find out more about the Star Wars The Last Jedi score development after the jump. Read More »

‘Han Solo’ Movie Adds Thandie Newton

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The Han Solo cast just keeps getting bigger and better. Thandie Newton is reportedly orbiting the Star Wars spinoff, which also stars Alden EhrenreichDonald GloverEmilia Clarke, and Woody Harrelson. The news comes just one day after we learned that Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) was also in talks. Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie) are directing.  Read More »

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Cool Stuff is your geek-a-rific Holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition, we take a look at a custom “The Cast of Star Wars Rogue One” action figure from Forces of Dorkness, Glen Brogan‘s Gremlins 2 print, Ommegang’s new Game of Thrones beer, Clark Orr‘s Pop Culture Postage screenprints, Medicom’s Spider-Man: Homecoming action figure, Hellboy ReAction Figures from Super 7, Kay Jewelers’ replica of Jyn’s necklace from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story., and Joseph Harrold‘s minimalistic Westworld poster.

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