Marvel Star Wars ‘Thrawn’ | Issue #1 Review

After the release of Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn in April 2017 as part of the new canonized timeline, many Expanded Universe fans flocked to see where our Chiss counterpart had been for so many years. I was beyond excited to learn that Mitth’raw’nuruodo was getting a backstory within the new canon, and that this personal favorite of mine would become part of the canon-family again. After reading the novel, I continued to crave more content surrounding Grand Admiral Thrawn and patiently waited (like many others) to see where he would show up again. The time has come,  and now the well-spoken, disciplined leader of Imperial efforts on Lothal in Star Wars Rebels gets his own Marvel Comic’s run in 2018.

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Hot Toys: Emperor Palpatine Available For Pre-Order

So be it, Jedi!

The long-awaited debut of Emperor Palpatine in the Hot Toys sixth scale is finally here. Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles just announced that pre-orders are now available for the ultimate Sith Lord.

True to form, Hot Toys is releasing two versions of this figure: a standard version and a deluxe version (with LED lighted Imperial throne). Continue reading “Hot Toys: Emperor Palpatine Available For Pre-Order”

Hot Toys: Royal Guard Available For Pre-Order at Sideshow

Before Supreme Leader Snoke’s Elite Praetorian Guard made their onscreen debut in Star Wars: The Last Jedi – there were the Royal Guards of Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. 

Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles recently announced their latest sixth scale collectible figure with a Royal GuardContinue reading “Hot Toys: Royal Guard Available For Pre-Order at Sideshow”

Rebel Cause Lancaster Charity TK-Bucket Auction 2018

Rebel Cause Lancaster and the folks from Rebel Chatter Podcast are proud members of the Brick City Blockade Podcast Network. The entire team in Pennsylvania is dedicated to serving their community, and the fandom. We are so excited to help in promoting the upcoming TK-Bucket Auction on Facebook Live with the entire crew from the Northeast!

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Solo: A Joyous Story of Hope

Just when we thought that Star Wars would blow us away with The Force Awakens, the announcement of a Han Solo standalone film surprised fans during the Summer of 2015.

The film was initially met with optimistic voices in the community, and the media praised the concepts of a Lord & Miller directed Solo story. After the release of The Force Awakens and the death of Han Solo by the hands of his son, Ben Solo (Kylo Ren), questions surrounding the 2018 film began to surface across the online community. Continue reading “Solo: A Joyous Story of Hope”

Black Series: Captain Poe Dameron (The Last Jedi) with Oldboy CTTS Head Sculpt

53 Captain Poe Dameron
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Toy Line: 6″ Black Series
Release Date: November 2017
MSRP: $21.99
Current Price: eBay | Amazon
Oldboy CTTS: The Ace (1065 THB or $33.82 USD)

“We are the spark that will light the fire that will burn the First Order down.” – Poe Dameron, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

With Hasbro’s new “face-printing” technology coming out, we will see toy companies begin to pay more attention to the smaller details in paint applications. We have a few outlets for replacement head sculpts for Hasbro’s The Black Series action figures. There is the Casting Cave and Mos Eisley Casting among others. Or you can go the route of getting a figure that costs more that already comes with a well casted and painted head sculpt, like Bandai SH Figuarts or Medicomtoy! MAFEX. But where is the fun in that? Continue reading “Black Series: Captain Poe Dameron (The Last Jedi) with Oldboy CTTS Head Sculpt”

The Last Jedi: Rey’s Origins

Fresh off my third viewing of The Last Jedi I find myself liking this movie more and more. Initially I walked out of the theater on opening night and had a mix of emotions. I liked the movie, but much of what I expected to see or hear didn’t come to fruition and that left part of me feeling almost let down.

In my second viewing that feeling of being let down had subsided and I watched the film expectation-free. What a difference! I went from having conflicted feelings, to being in balance and putting this film ahead of Return of the Jedi on my personal “Best of Star Wars” list (which was previously third). Continue reading “The Last Jedi: Rey’s Origins”