New Star Wars and The Mandalorian Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles

Star Wars Day might be getting more expensive than Christmas. Whenever May the 4th rolls around, you can always expect to open up your bank account for some new Star Wars merchandise, and today is no different thanks to a batch of new collectibles unveiled by the quality creators at Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles.

Hot Toys has unveiled a trio of new figures (including a gnarly steed) inspired by the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, as well as the animated series The Bad Batch. Meanwhile, Sideshow Collectibles is digging into The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels with new statues of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka Tano. Check them all out below, and be prepared to weep for your wallet. Read More »

Updated Star Wars Canon Timeline 2021

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this Star Wars Day edition, find out everything you’ve missed recently in the Star Wars universe with an updated canon timeline, including all the movies, TV shows, books, comics, and more. Plus, watch Boba Fett’s return in the second season of The Mandalorian recreated in stop-motion animated LEGO form. And finally, a new edition Disney+’s The Deets dives into Star Wars: A New Hope for some fun facts about the franchise starter. Read More »

Animated Anakin Skywalker

Star Wars: The Clone Wars may be over, but that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of the animated version of Anakin Skywalker, even if he’s already transformed into Darth Vader.

Matt Lanter, who voiced Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi apprentice turned Sith Lord throughout the Star Wars animated series, has just teased a surprising return as Anakin Skywalker in some kind of upcoming Lucasfilm Animation project that’s currently in the works. Read More »

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Poster

Even though The Clone Wars animated series has officially come to an end, the adventures will continue with Star Wars: The Bad Batch. The new spin-off series coming to Disney+ in May follows the titular team of misfit clone commandos who are now one of the most elite special forces in the galaxy. The squad finds themselves dealing with the aftermath of the Clone War and trying to find their place in the Star Wars universe, and now we can find them on a new Star Wars: The Bad Batch poster. Read More »

Outside the Wire VFX

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a look at the visual effects in Netflix’s new sci-fi action movie Outside the Wire starring Anthony Mackie. Plus, examine the cinematography of Genndy Tartakovsky across Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, The Clone Wars, Primal and more. And finally, try out a Cobra Kai workout led by Tae Bo creator Billy Blanks, who is apparently still around. Read More »

Tom Kane

Unless you’re a hardcore animation fan, you probably don’t know the name Tom Kane, but there’s a very good chance you’ve heard his voice sometime over the past 25 years. Tom Kane is probably best known for voicing Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and various other Star Wars animated TV shows and video games. Unfortunately, the voice actor suffered a stroke back in November, leaving him mostly unable to speak. Read More »

(Welcome to The Galaxy-Wide Star Wars Character Guide, where we give proper due to the smaller figures in Star Wars history.)

A year from now, we will all be arguing passionately about The Book of Boba Fett, the surprise new Star Wars show set to arrive in December 2021. Given The Mandalorian’s excited willingness to bring animated Star Wars characters into the live-action realm, and given the character’s bounty hunter profession and personal past with Boba Fett, it feels like a certainty we will see Cad Bane on the show (obviously this is mere speculation and not an actual certainty). The whole thing is just too juicy for Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni to pass up.

But wait, who the heck is Cad Bane?

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Ahsoka Tano Explained

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, if you didn’t keep up with Star Wars: The Clone Wars or Star Wars Rebels, then you might want to watch a video explaining everything you need to know about the character Ahsoka Tano on The Mandalorian. Plus, find out how Weta Workshop creating leather armor for Mulan, and listen to Jude Law break down his most memorable characters. Read More »

The Mandalorian The Jedi Review

Naturally, there are spoilers here.

Dave Filoni, protege of George Lucas and a shepherd of the future of Star Wars, wrote and directed the thirteenth chapter of The Mandalorian. In this episode, Din Djarin finally makes his way to the forest planet of Corvus and the city of Calodan, and it’s there that we meet a familiar face. Read More »

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New Star Wars Black Series Figures

Another Mando Monday has come and gone, and while The Mandalorian merchandise reveals haven’t always been thrilling every single week, there tends to be a handful of new items that are worth looking at. In addition to new Star Wars Black Series figures from The Mandalorian being revealed this week, including Moff Gideon with the Darksaber, a few characters from The Clone Wars are coming to shelves next year too, such as villain Asajj Ventress. Read More »