Yesterday, we were all witness to the amazing visuals of The Force Awakens in the new trailer. Now, some of the backstory is getting fleshed out through the new Battlefront game via a DLC (downloadable content). Star Wars Battlefront: Battle of Jakku takes place just after the victory at the Battle of Endor and leads to the crashing of that Star Destroyer on Jakku’s surface. Click on over to ComicBook.com for the full story.
Details are coming in hard and fast surrounding the plot and details of The Force Awakens. Click on through to check out images and descriptions.
Sideshow updates again now revealing their 1:6 scale R5-D4. It is on display now at Celebration Anaheim, watch for a preorder in the near future.
Kyle Newman (Fanboys, Smuggler’s Gambit) posted a great image via Instagram of some new troopers from The Force Awakens. On closer inspection, I noticed a nice little nod to the concept art for snow trooper, namely the graphics on the McQuarrie helmet and the TFA “snowtrooper” chest armor.
— Leland Chee (@HolocronKeeper) April 16, 2015
Crossguard. Broadsword. Kylo Ren’s unique/controversial lightsaber goes by a couple names but we haven’t received a good look at it until now. Leland Chee posts this image from Celebration Anaheim. No wonder that thing doesnt look entirely stable.
Sideshow Collectibles has updated today with a teaser preview of their 1:6 Scale Jawas Figure set. It is on display now at Celebration Anaheim
— FLYGUY™ (@FLYGUY) April 16, 2015
The Realm Recap co-host shares this nice packaging shot of the Celebration Exclusive LEGO Tatooine Mini-Build set. It feature 178 pieces and retails for $40.00
StarWars.com has announced that there are now Star Wars Emojis available for Twitter. Check out #C3PO, #BB8 and the TFA #Stormtrooper
Hot on the heels of the character’s return in the Star Wars Rebels animated series, Lando joins Marvel’s growing line of critically acclaimed and bestselling Star Wars comics, including Star Wars, Star Wars: Darth Vader, Star Wars: Princess Leia, and Kanan: The Last Padawan. This deal is getting better all the time. Head to StarWars.com for the exclusive reveal.
Hasbro has revealed that a 6″ Ahsoka from Star Wars Rebels is coming to The Black Series assortment in 2016. Here is an image courtesy of SithFire30 on Facebook.
UPDATE: Rebelscum has posted detailed images of Ahsoka. She’s gorgeous.
The countdown to The Force Awakens Panel at Celebration Anaheim has begun! StarWars.com has launched their live feed of the event on their YouTube channel so everyone can experience the show around the world. This will be a day long remembered…
New images and artwork for The Force Awakens have hit the web in the last few hours. One of them is surely official as it was printed in the Celebration Anaheim program, but the others are as-of-yet “unofficial”. Click on through to check them out. Spoiler Warnings Apply
Toys”R”Us has updated their website with a Midnight Madness page to register for the VIP Shopping Spree plus, they announce their exclusive LEGO build day on May 3.
Rumors are rolling regarding upcoming products to be featured at Celebration Anaheim. The latest is that Gentle Giant is planning on releasing R2-D2 as part of their Life Size line of Kenner figure statues. Look for more info on this in the coming days.
* Image above is representational only, not of Gentle Giant product.
Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives and Jedi News are on the show floor for Celebration Anaheim’s Preview Night and the have provided a great detailed look at new revamped packaging for the 6″ Black Series. It is 1000X better than the orange and blue versions to be sure. Head on over to their respective sites to check these out as well as carded images of The Black Series.
— TamashiiNations (@TamashiiNations) April 15, 2015
Sideshow Collectibles is now taking preorders for the Celebration Exclusive Hot Toys 1:6 Scale Spacetrooper figure. It retails for $219.99 and is limit one per customer.
Our friends at Vinylmation World turn us to this announcement by PPW Toys for their first-to-market set of Star Wars Nesting (Matryoska) Dolls debuting at Celebration Anaheim. This set is limited to just 500 pieces. and is available at Booth #1245
Our friends at JediNews are on the floor at Star Wars Celebration and have been snapping photo of the set up progress. One image caught my eye in particular as it appears that The Black Series is getting a color change again from blue to red and possibly a switch to Chewbacca from the current TIE Pilot. Note the “2015 New Series” text on the side of the display cabinet. You can check out the full image via Instagram or Twitter.
Judging by this ad I noticed on the StarWarsCelebration site, Build-A-Bear looks to be offering Celebration exclusives as well as an opportunity to pre-order the next collection of Star Wars-themed Build-A-Bears. Check them out at Booth 1314.
— Hot Wheels (@Hot_Wheels) April 15, 2015
Hot Wheels has revealed an all-new Star Wars Character Car via twitter today — Wicket!
The Wall Street Journal has posted the first look and LEGO Group’s upcoming line of buildable Star Wars figures.
At the Star Wars Celebration festival beginning Thursday, four new Lego Star Wars large scale, buildable figures will be unveiled — Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous, Jango Fett and Clone Commander Cody. Speakeasy has an exclusive first look at Obi-Wan Kenobi and General Grievous. The General Grievous set includes 186 pieces, and Obi-Wan Kenobi includes 83 pieces.
Two additional sets, Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, were unveiled in February at the New York Toy Fair. All six sets will be available in September, with prices ranging from $19.99 to $34.99.
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It’s time to crack open some custom fodder, as a new Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just kicked off in our forums – Rebel Militia! For all the details, click here!