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The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

This week we’ve got some new Star Trek goodies for the 50th anniversary, including a new Barbie doll set and an exclusive bobbelhead diorama coming to San Diego Comic-Con. In addition, there’s a great new Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure movie set that comes with an action figure of George Carlin as Rufus, new Funko POP Vinyls for Power Rangers and Preacher, and a few new Star Wars items, including a couple featuring BB-8.

See all that and more in The Toy Box after the jump.

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In today’s edition of Episode 8 Bits:

  • A group of “urban explorers” take some pretty great pictures of the Millennium Falcon.
  • Irish set photos reveal a new alien of some kind.
  • Chewbacca visits a school to hang out with the local youth.
  • Lucasfilm thanks Ireland for hosting their shoot.
  • The latest wacky theory about Rey’s parentage.
  • A potential spoiler about Luke Skywalker.

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Rogue One Reshoots

There have been a lot of details regarding the Rogue One: A Story Wars Story rehoots that will take place starting this month. The initial report indicated that Disney was unhappy with the first cut of the movie from director Gareth Edwards and was followed up with details saying the tone of the movie needed to be lightened up a bit to match with the original Star Wars from 1977. Then a more worrisome rumor indicated that 40% of the film was going to be reshot with director Christopher McQuarrie overseeing the reshoots.

There’s been a lot of information to sift through, and now some clarification arrived regarding the reported details along with new information revealing who is helping with the reshoots and how. Get the new details on the Rogue One reshoots after the jump. Read More »

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“Reshoots” is a dirty word in entertainment journalism, often used as an indicator of a disastrous film production. But the truth of the matter is, reshoots can be a good thing. The purpose of reshoots is to make a movie better, not worse. Let’s take a look at the purpose of reshoots, and why they don’t necessarily signal disaster for films like Star Wars: Rogue One and Suicide Squad.

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In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Warwick Davis talks about being cast in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • A fan finds out what a middle-aged Anakin Skywalker would actually look like.
  • Simon Kinberg on the differences between making X-Men and Star Wars movies.
  • The loudest Star Wars shoes you will ever see.
  • A fascinating look at modern politics through the prequel lens.
  • More footage from LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • The probable final gasp of fame for the Chewbacca mom.

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The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

This week we have some cool new collectibles statues for Jurassic Park, The Legend of Zelda and Space Ghost. Plus, there are new Funko POP Vinyls for Star Trek Beyond, some Star Trek: The Next Generation swimsuits, some upcoming San Diego Comic-Con 2016 exclusives for Ghostbusters and Masters of the Universe, and much more.

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In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Take a new look at Marvel’s comic book adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Lawrence Kasdan reveals when that Han Solo movie will begin shooting.
  • Dave Filoni teases the return of a legendary character in Star Wars Rebels.
  • Daisy Ridley discusses the death of Han Solo.
  • Star Wars Celebration reveals its full podcast line-up.
  • Tickets for Star Wars Celebration 2017 are on sale right now.
  • Is Han Solo the biggest problem with The Force Awakens?
  • You can now buy some very expensive First Order Stormtrooper armor.
  • New details on LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed.
  • Check out a new variant cover for Marvel’s Han Solo series.
  • And more!

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The Force Awakens Prop Replicas

If you’ve been anxious for top of the line Star Wars: The Force Awakens prop replicas, Disney and Lucasfilm announced some amazing news today, but it’s going to be bad news for your wallet.

Disney and Lucasfilm has announced Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition, a new line of prop replicas with flawless detailing made by the actual propmakers at Propshop in Pinewood Studios. New props include the melted Darth Vader helmet, FN-2187’s bloody Stormtrooper helmet, Kylo Ren’s lightsaber hilt and much more.

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SNL Star Wars Auditions

The 41st season of Saturday Night Live might be over (read my review of the season finale hosted by Fred Armisen right here), but that doesn’t mean the late night sketch show is done releasing new material for us to enjoy.

You might remember last fall, when Matthew McConaughey hosted Saturday Night Live, there was a sketch featuring footage of a bunch of auditions for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega got in on the fun with the rest of the SNL cast and even Jon Hamm and Emma Stone popped up. Now more auditions that were cut from the final sketch have been revealed online, including one with Matthew McConaughey making a pretty poor pitch to play Lando Calrissian.

Watch the extra SNL Star Wars auditions after the jump. Read More »