Star Wars


Geek culture has provided us with trinkets and tchotchkes abound to help bring out the true nerd in ourselves, but let’s be honest: there’s a dearth (Vader?) of pop-culture products aimed at our paw-padded compatriots.  That’s right, our pets need to feel the love of movies, TV, and comics just as much as we do; finally, one company is stepping up and helping out in this arena.  Animal-friendly superstore Petco has recently unleashed a surprisingly-large collection of Star Wars toys and apparel for the furry friend in your life.



According to his Spotlight account (an active, online resume for actors), Sherlock actor Jonathan Aris will be joining the cast of Star Wars: Rogue One. BBC News noted that Aris added the role of Senator Jebel, which, if true, means he’ll be joining up with fellow Rogue One cast-mates Felicity Jones, Rizz Ahmed, Diego Luna, and Ben Mendelsohn; and director Gareth Edwards.



There have been some rumblings that Hot Toys have been developing a 18-foot-long 1/6th scale Millennium Falcon. I refused to believe it. I mean what normal person would even have enough galactic credits to purchase a collectible that big and that expensive? But, here we are. Hot Toys has indeed made a Millennium Falcon in scale to their 1/6th scale Star Wars figures (which are around 12 inches). We have the pictures to prove it!  (more…)


While some may baulk at her ridiculous hair buns and experimentation with incest (making out with her brother Luke), Princess Leia is tougher than anyone ever gives her credit for. Leia spies on the Galactic Empire on behalf of the Rebellion. When captured she is tortured by Darth Vader but remains loyal to her cause. She later disguises herself as an Ubese (alien race, not to be mistaken with the word “obese”) Bounty hunter to save the man she loves from being a permanent trophy in Jabbas palace. If these are not be signs of courage, nobility and romance, I don’t know what is. Isn’t about time Princess Leia got an action figure worthy of her presence?

Princess Leia, of course, has had many action figures and collectibles made in her likeness, but never to the scale and detail as Hot Toys. That is, until now.

Hot Toys – the premier leader in fine detailed and high end collectibles – has officially announced the addition of a 1/6th scale Princess Leia figure to their Star Wars line. (more…)


GQ chose Amy Schumer for their annual Comedy Issue which featured a photo layout of Schumer mixed into the Star Wars Universe. It was a hot post last week, with a lot of mixed reactions from fans. Disney came out later with a Twitter statement labeling the photo shoot as an inappropriate use of their characters that they: didn’t approve, participate in, or condone. GQ also asked Schumer to design her own GQ cover shot and include her own cover lines for the articles inside her comedic imaginary GQ cover issue. (more…)


Everyone agrees that there really isn’t a movie in the near future that audiences are more excited about than Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.  Hell, it wouldn’t be unfair to say that it may be the most anticipated film in history.  The newest chapter of the Star Wars saga will reunite the cast of the original trilogy and will continue the story that began back in 1977 with Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.  During the super-secret production of the film, very few people were allowed to witness the awesomeness that was taking place behind the scenes but Kevin Smith managed to make it to the shooting location and was happy to report that what he saw brought him to tears.  This past Friday night, while at San Diego Comic-Con, the fan favorite science fiction property likely managed to draw yet another tear or two from Smith but for an entirely different reason.  Thanks to Star Wars, Kevin Smith’s Hall H appearance at SDCC was only witnessed by less than a third of his usual audience. (more…)


As the convention hall doors prepare to close on another sensory-overload edition of the most media-heavy nerd gathering in the known universe, we here at NBHQ thought it would be wise to take a quick trip down Recent-Memory Lane by recapping some of the craziest, zaniest, and most mind-blowing-y moments of SDCC15.  As with all forms of public opinion, this list is not meant to be all-inclusive or definitive, but simply a gathering of some of the cool stuff that transpired.  Enjoy!



So far, Marvel has given us a standalone Princess Leia mini series, a Star Wars Rebels tie-in miniseries, and a Darth Vader standalone comic. Who would be the most obvious choice for the leading character in their next Star Wars related comic series? Why, Chewbacca of course! Written by Gerry Duggan and with art by Phil Noto, Chewie’s story will take place on a strange planet, set right after Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. We’ll see him take up with some new allies, and possibly run into some familiar faces? (more…)


I can still remember my shock and disbelief that J.J. Abrams and company would not be bringing any new footage  from Star Wars: The Force Awakens to SDCC 2015. Promising instead that there would be plenty of talk, but no film. Director and Geek Extraordinaire Kevin Smith, thinks otherwise and he’s willing to put big money on the line to prove it. (more…)


A little over 10 years ago, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was released with the promise that it would be the last Star Wars movie we ever see. My, what a difference a decade makes. With as many as six movies currently in the pipe, the Galactic Empire Disney is cooking with gas to take full advantage of the Star Wars brand, the backbone of which is the long-awaited sequel trilogy. Episode VII, The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams comes out in December. The as-yet untitled Episode VIII comes out two year hence and will be directed by Rian Johnson. And now, rumor has it, the third and final film, Episode IX, will be directed by Colin Trevorrow. (more…)