Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker brings back a lot of characters from the original trilogy and features plenty of nostalgic references to the history of the sci-fi saga. However, there’s one particular character return that you almost certainly never noticed, and like a lot of the additional details about The Rise of Skywalker these days, the revelation came from supplementary sources and materials. The character in question is a bounty hunter from The Empire Strikes Back, and believe me when I say you will be perplexed by the manner in which this character has returned. Read More »
Today is Star Wars Day, so May the 4th be with you, especially if you’re looking to get your hands on some new additions to Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series line of action figures and collectibles. On top of the new 40th anniversary Empire Strikes Back figures now hitting shelves with retro packaging inspired by the 1980 toy line, this year will also bring a few more additions, including Han Solo Carbonite, Luke Skywalker in Dagobah gear with Yoda, a prop replica of Boba Fett’s white prototype helmet, and more. Read More »
There are so many Star Wars prints out in the world, and just when you think that you’ve got all the art you need inspired by a galaxy far, far away, another artist comes along and pulls you back in again. This time, that artist is Florey, and today Bottleneck Gallery and Acme Archives are releasing two sets of Star Wars trilogy prints inspired by A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, each one focusing on a significant moment centered on Luke Skywalker. They look amazing. Read More »
Sure, it’s only April, but at this point, thinking about Christmas feels like a nice escape from the hellish reality that is the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. Right on schedule, Hallmark has announced the new line of Star Wars Christmas ornaments that will be available for order throughout this year. The line-up includes the first Christmas ornaments from The Mandalorian, new ornaments for both A New Hope and The Force Awakens, and a handful of Empire Strikes Back additions for the film’s 40th anniversary this year. Check out all the 2020 Star Wars Hallmark Christmas ornaments below. Read More »
In case you didn’t realize, this year marks the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Regarded as one of the best sequels of all time, it’s largely considered to be the best film in the entire saga. And it wouldn’t be a proper celebration without a special line of toys being released by Hasbro to commemorate it.
Back at Toy Fair 2020 in February, Hasbro announced that there would be a wave of re-releases featuring previously retired figures from the Black Series line in retro packaging. Figures like Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in Bespin gear, Leia Organa in Hoth gear, Lando Calrissian, and more are returning. But the best part of the Empire Strikes Back 40th anniversary toys are the new Snowspeeder scaled to the 6-inch Black Series figures, and an Imperial Probe Droid too. Check them all out below. Read More »
Star Wars fans know nearly everyone who played the most minor part in the original trilogy, even those hidden behind helmets, masks and make-up. Actor Alan Harris was lucky enough to play a variety of roles across Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, and he was even an integral part in creating some of the most iconic props of the trilogy. Unfortunately, Alan Harris has passed away at age 81 after a long battle with cancer, but we remember his contributions to Star Wars below. Read More »
The London Toy Fair hosted a variety of reveals for upcoming merchandise from your favorite movies and TV shows, but no one had more reveals than Funko and the never-ending line of Funko POPs vinyl figures. The toy company had dozens of new figures to reveal from a wide variety of programming ranging from The Empire Strikes Back and the Harry Potter franchise to Murder, She Wrote, Dinosaurs, American Psycho and even a classic Marilyn Monroe. Check out some of our favorite forthcoming 2020 Funko POPs announced at the London Toy Fair below. Read More »
In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the lightsaber handed down to Luke Skywalker by Obi-Wan Kenobi from his former apprentice Anakin Skywalker makes a surprising appearance. But many fans were wondering just how it came to be in the hands of Maz Kanata when Rey stumbles upon it in the basement of her castle. Han Solo even asks the question for us, but the only answer we get from Maz is that it’s a good question “for another time.” Well, it seems like that time may have come.
A new Star Wars comic set shortly after the events of The Empire Strikes Back will explore what happened to Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber after Darth Vader famously cut off his right hand while it was still clutching the weapon in question. The hand and lightsaber fell down into the depths of Cloud City, never to be seen again. But this new comic will have Luke Skywalker returning to Cloud City with Princess Leia and Lando Calrissian in order to find it. Read More »
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The beginning of the summer brought us a knockout collection of Star Wars prints by John Guydo with incredible composition and rich colors. Now as summer winds down, we have artist Karl Fitzgerald wrapping up the season with a set of Star Wars prints that look like beautiful paintings that belong in a museum. Each of them represents moments that Fitzgerald holds dear to his own heart, and you can have all of them on your wall.
Check out the new Karl Fitzgerald Star Wars prints below. Read More »
Hasbro’s Black Series has been making waves for a few years now by making 6-inch action figures (and a few other collectible items) from the Star Wars saga. They’re much detailed than the smaller, standard 3 and 3/4 inch figures that have been popular since the original movie released the first merchandise following the original Star Wars, and they’re intended for more grown up collectors. But they’re about to release one of the coolest items yet, and it’s not an action figure.
Along those same lines of the detailed Black Series action figures, Hasbro has also been releasing a series of adult-sized helmets based on the costumes for Kylo Ren, Darth Vader, and Stormtroopers, as well as X-Wing pilots helmets for Poe Dameron and Luke Skywalker. Now they’re bringing the helmet the the Mandalorian bounty hunter Boba Fett to shelves, and it looks absolutely incredible. Check out the Star Wars Black Series Boba Fett helmet below. Read More »