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 thanToynk Toyswith 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.
The long honored tradition of debating one thing vs another is always fun, right? Pepsi vs Coke, Marvel vs DC, tacos vs pizza; and the true fun is in the fact that the conversation is eternal, there are no finite true winners (editors note: Coke, DC Comics and tacos.)
Keeping that in mind, well… if you are the betting type, maybe hold off on making an costly wagers in the 600 Jedi vs 60,000 medieval foot soldiers fight because thanks to YouTuber SergiuHellDragoonHQand a PC game called Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator we have the definitive winner in that match-up. (more…)
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens won’t hit theaters for almost half a year, but casting on Star Wars VIII has already begun, and if the news out of Hong Kong is to believed, director Rian Johnson (Looper) scored a critical hit with the signing of martial arts film legend Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Iron Monkey) to the film.
We are only a little over a year away from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and while George Lucas may not give a damn about the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise, the rest of the world is in a frenzy for any bit of information they can get. After an absolutely titillating teaser trailer (really, has 88 seconds of footage ever set the internet on fire like this before??), many are waiting with bated breath for more details on the franchise. Well, thanks to a recent communication between TFA director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, fans now have a bit more meat to chew on. Not a lot, of course, considering J.J. Abrams’ obsession with secrecy (*cough* Khan *cough*), but enough to make fans of the series a little happier today. But first, let’s roll that teaser ONE MORE TIME!!! (more…)
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…)
For the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series – Disney‘s first Star Wars project – we’ve met the bad guy and the requisite astro droid. Today, Lucasfilm unveiled the cartoon’s first human character, Kanan, a Jedi survivor who swapped his lightsaber for a blaster in order to keep up appearances. (more…)
While definitive news on what the story line for Disney‘s Star Wars: Episode VII remains an unconfirmed mystery, there’s some interesting news coming out of the UK about the characters and their casting details. Bleeding Cool is reporting that the list of character traits below is being used to cast a number of the parts in the upcoming Blockbuster Space Opera.
Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit.
Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.
A late twentysomething male, fit, handsome and confident.
Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be particularly fit.
A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit.
Forty something male, fit, military type.
Thirtysomething male, intellectual. Apparently doesn’t need to be fit.
There’s some interesting information in that list. The ages seem to lend credence to the children of Han and Princess Leia sub-plot being a major part of the overall storyline. Is this the lineup of character traits for those at the Jedi Academy?
What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below. Casting began today in the UK, any actors or actresses you’d like to see fill those roles?
Jason and Jeremy discus Jason’s lightsaber problem and then talk about feeling… something. Also, eBay enters the theater of social networking with a collector twist, someone casts a resurrection spell on MySpace, bacon is disappearing at an alarming level, and there is Ghostbusters 3 news to be infuriated by. Also, we have more than a confirmed nod from Patrick Stewart about X-Men: Days of Future Past and the guys ooh, ahh, and oy at the Toys R’ Us top 15 toys of 2012 list.
Then in the MAIN EVENT: Jason and Jeremy debate the value of Mark Millar becoming the kaiser of Fox’ Marvel film slate and ponder if he is being brought in to enhance their films or just stand out as a nerd mascot.
Speaking of the art of debate, the guys have a new segment called VERSUS where they quickly scuffle over the important questions of our time. This week: Ninja’s VERSUS Jedi. The best part? You decide the winner!
The last time Star Wars helped to reveal a father didn’t go very well, there was lots of screaming and limbs flying everywhere. Thankfully this one went much smoother. Colonel Rob Kiebler was returning home from fourteen months in Afghanistan, just in time for his son Danny’s birthday.
The Colonel and his wife cooked up a special treat for their son to make his father’s homecoming extra special. Enlisting the aid of some Cosplaying friends, Kiebler was transformed into a Jedi and joined by a group of other Star Wars characters. They then surprised an clearly overwhelmed 5 year old Danny during a birthday lunch.
Is it just me or do Jedi seem to like interrupting people in bars?