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Some disappointing news for Star Wars fans, today. In an announcement made earlier today, it seems that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have parted ways with Lucasfilm over “creative difference” with the upcoming (and still untitled) Han Solo movie. However, despite the set back, the scheduled release of Memorial Day 2018 is still goal. It’ll be interesting to see how long that date will stick, and, more importantly, how long it will take to find replacements for Lord and Miller. This isn’t just any ordinary film – it’s quite the undertaking.

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Daniel Logan is all grown up and ready to suit up if Disney calls. In fact, he’s already got a brand new set of Empire Strikes Back Fett Armor thanks to @wasted_fett and @arkadydesigns. Logan first played young Fett in the prequels and then went on to do the voice work for the character in the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series. Now that he’s older and there is a very real chance of Boba Fett getting his own movie or at least appearing in other upcoming Star Wars movies, Logan wants everyone to know he’s more than ready to strike fear into the hearts of his targets. Check out the instagram posts of Logan’s new armour below. (more…)

The overwhelming majority of fan interactions, be they on the street, at a con, or at the local comic shop, are very, very positive. Heartwarming, even. And that’s why when something like the following Crimestoppers report happens, it feels like an even greater betrayal. Earlier this year, Steve Sansweet, known to be the world’s most prolific Star Wars memorabilia collector, suffered a theft of over $200,000 in items at his Rancho Obi-Wan Museum in California. The alleged perpetrator has been a friend of Sansweet for over 20 years, but with the crime seemingly solved there’s still one thing left to do: to help Sansweet get his stuff back.  (more…)

Hey, do you remember Pinball – those coffin-shaped boxes where you hit a silver ball around a chaotic playfield? If you thought this game of skill died out in the 90’s, you’d be wrong. Sure, Pinball machines are no longer as prevalent in arcades, bowling alleys, or bars as they once were; but the culture of Pinball is alive and well. Despite the staggering decline in pinball gaming, new machines are being made all the time. Particularly to promote pop movie and television licenses; with such titles as: The Walking Dead, Star Trek, The Avengers, Game of Thrones, Ghostbusters and more.

If the Force isn’t strong in pinball, how about this… Stern Pinball has announced that it is making a special 40th anniversary Star Wars pinball machine!  (more…)

Star Wars

Last week in preparation for the upcoming DCEU film Wonder Woman, the Alamo Drafthouse, stated that they would have a “ladies only” screening of the upcoming film. That set off a firestorm of coverage on the idea. Many males voiced their anger on their keyboards as they saw it as a form of “reverse-sexism” even if it was for a special occasion and only for one night. The Alamo Drafthouse didn’t budge, and even expanded the idea to their satellite theaters across the United States. It didn’t take long for those against the idea to come up with their own “guys night out.”

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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…)

Star Wars 40th Anniversary

On this day in 1977, Star Wars opened in a handful of theatres across North America. Walking in, the first people paying to see it hoped to see a good space adventure movie, but when they walked out a couple of hours later, they were the first prophets of a cultural phenomenon. Four decades later, it’s hard to find anyone that hasn’t been touched in some way by Star Wars. Even if they haven’t seen it, they know about it, they’ve seen glimpses of it, or they know someone absolutely ravenous in the love for a galaxy far, far away. This piece is dedicated to all those people, the lovers and those that want to understand the love. Why do we love Star Wars? Why have we poured our hopes, dreams, and happiness into a fictional galaxy of the distant past? (more…)

Star Wars Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Like peanut butter and bacon or Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” on the radio while you’re stuck in traffic, there are things in the universe that you don’t know are awesome until you randomly come across them. Palette-Swap Ninja‘s “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans.” This is one of those things.

Welcome to your new ear worm because the duo behind Palette-Swap Ninja ( on twitter) has combined two classics, that is the epic Bee Gees Beatles* album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and little known indie/art film Star Wars** into one master stroke of musical mash-up genius! Check the full album out in this easy to use YouTube playlist: (more…)

“The $20 billion toy industry is getting drunk on movies.” That’s the opening line from a New York Post article about how there are so many blockbusters coming out now that they’re having a negative effect on the all-important toy sales. Nobody can enjoy the toys they buy, because before you know it, you have to buy a whole new bunch of new toys. The toy industrial complex represents $20 billion a year in sales, but with 30 big movies coming out this year, each with their own accompanying toy lines, the question must be asked: is the industry hurting itself with an abundance of plenty? (more…)