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May The 4th fast approaches, and as any Star Wars fan knows, so do the Star Wars sales. Few franchises can match Star Wars for their merchandising. Plushes. Mugs. Toys. Costumes. If it exists as a thing in the world, it has a Star Wars version of it. If you’re looking for the next Star Wars collectible to grace your collection, look no further than Toynk Toys with their new Star Wars May The 4th Be With You sale. Great prices for quality collectibles for any fan of Star Wars. Whether your Original Trilogy die-hards, New Trilogy lovers, Star Wars animated series buffs, couples, families, chefs, pets, Toynk Toys has everything you didn’t know you absolutely needed. Offering up to 60% off on over 800 of Star Wars products (figures, accessories, home goods, etc). It starts 5/3 and ends 5/6.

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By now any Star Wars nerd worth their salt knows about the ominous laugh at the end of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer. The laugh is an ill omen, a portent foretelling the return of Emperor Palpatine. Some fans are excited about the return of the villain of both the previous sequels. Some aren’t so thrilled. Is this a legitimate end to the Star Wars saga or merely a cash-grab to put butts in seats? Does this bank on nostalgia to sell tickets or has Palpatine played a role since The Force Awakens? Either way, it’s clear that the return of Darth Sidious will be yet another point of contention between fans.

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Is Luke Skywalker the best Jedi that ever lived? That’s a question that inspires endless debates and one that will not be answered here. But just for the record, he did go from orphan farmer boy to galaxy-saving Jedi in just three movies. Took down the Death Star with his eyes closed. Turned his evil dad good again. Oh, and he gives awesome piggy back rides. We’re here today to not talk about Luke the Jedi, but Luke the pilot. Now, we wouldn’t be so bold to say one is cooler/better than the other but in terms of what his actions as a pilot meant for the Rebels and, well, the galaxy pilot Luke is pretty dope.

While it’s a far cry from sniping Womp rats in a T-16 you can now have Luke decked out in full pilot gear in your home. Technically, there have been lots of Rebel Pilot Luke toys made over the years (lots!), but none quite like this 1/6th figure from Sideshow Collectibles.   (more…)

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Among the few answers we’ve gleamed about Star Wars: The Force Awakens from the advertising released so far, none of them has answered the question of Luke Skywalker. Where is he? What is he up to? Is he bad or good? All those queries and more are of primary interest for the classic character played by Mark Hamill, but the publicity has seemed to go out of its way to avoid Luke, forcing some fans to wonder if Hamill’s role will be more cameo than leading man. Not to fear, says master of the mystery box J.J. Abrams, no one will be singing a Simple Minds song in the relation to the Jedi Master. (more…)

Star Wars Celebration 2015 Wrap Up!

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Star Wars Celebration Anaheim is now behind us and there are plenty of fanboys and fangirls out there who feel pretty spent after 4 days of absolute bliss.  The greatest convention in the galaxy brought with it plenty of surprises and even a few tears (of joy, of course) and if you were among the tens of thousands in attendance, making the decision to either go to work or stay in bed on Monday morning was probably a tougher decision than whether or not you should have paid that $15 for the food truck Wookie Fries while at the convention.  Nerd Bastards was on hand for some of the more glorious moments of the convention, so we wanted to share a few of those moments with you! (more…)

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Freddy Krueger – a.k.a. Robert Englund – has been tearing up the interview circuit as of late due to the upcoming 30th anniversary (yes… you hear that right, 30 years!!!) of A Nightmare On Elm Street. Some of his anecdotes have been compelling to say the least, but one that sticks out in our minds is the revelation that he helped Mark Hamill secure his Star Wars gig, playing the role of Luke Skywalker. As it turns out, getting drunk and passing out on Krueger’s couch isn’t necessarily a bad thing. (more…)

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J.J Abrams‘ Star Wars VII has just announced that principle photography has wrapped up and the production moves into the Special effects and editing phase. Along with this announcement comes the full title for Star Wars VII, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ The film had a welcoming start, with some fans a little skeptical of Abrams taking the helm with his lens flare fetish and ‘Star Trek’ affiliation. And the middle hit a few bumps with a heavy door breaking Harrison Ford’s leg when he tried to exit the ship he’s been flying for 30 years. But here we are at the finish line and a title that makes perfect sense within the Star Wars universe. Especially if you believe the spoiler I post at the very end… (more…)

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The Jedi beard is a proud tradition, one that Luke Skywalker never really got a chance to take part in because his schtick was that he was the new boy fresh of the farm and ready to rock and roll. But if you’re an older, more mature Jedi, it’s practically expected that you grow a dignified, but manly, Jedi beard, and now that Luke is a little more mature, he’s got the facial hair to prove his status as an honored elder in the new Jedi Order. And so does Luke’s portrayer Mark Hamill. (more…)