Archive for January, 2012



Exclusive Darth Maul 3D Glasses at RealD Theaters

StarWars.com Team | January 30, 2012

Fans have the chance to feel the Force like never before with an exclusive pair of Darth Maul 3D glasses at all RealD theaters across the country! The glasses, tattooed like the sinister Sith, are available while supplies last at day-one 3D screenings of Episode I at all RealD theaters. Check your local RealD theater for additional details!

Additionally, 10 AMC theaters across the U.S. will be hosting special event screenings of Episode I, which will offer activities, interactive experiences, and giveaways (including a pair of exclusive Podracer 3D glasses!). Click here to find out if your city’s AMC theater is hosting an Episode I special event screening!

Week 4: Exclusive “Jedi Thumb Trick” T-shirt Now Available

| January 30, 2012

It’s Jedi Week at StarWars.com — videos, crafts, downloadable posters and more await fans of the galaxy’s saber-toting peace-keepers! A new themed week also means there’s a new Jedi-themed t-shirt exclusive available from Mighty Fine through next Sunday!

“Jedi Thumb Trick” by Reece Ward is now available exclusively from welovefine.com through midnight Sunday, at which time the fifth and final t-shirt design will be unveiled! Head on over to pick up this week’s exclusive tee before “Jedi Thumb Trick” becomes all but extinct!

The Clone Wars Crew Remembers Ian Ambercrombie

Pete Vilmur | January 30, 2012

Ian Ambercrombie, best known to Star Wars fans as the voice of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine in The Clone Wars, sadly passed away on Friday. He will be deeply missed by The Clone Wars crew and the many Star Wars fans who have enjoyed his Clone Wars characterization of Palpatine and his alter-ego, Darth Sidious.

The Clone Wars supervising director and producer relayed their regrets on Friday to the Lucasfilm Animation crew and the many fans of Ambercrombie’s work on The Clone Wars:

Supervising Director Dave Filoni:

“Today is a very sad day for Star Wars fans, as we lost a dear friend in Ian Abercrombie. I cannot express how thankful I am to have had the opportunity to work with Ian. He was extremely passionate about his role on the series and he was brilliant at it. I always called him ‘Chancellor’ no matter where we were, in the studio or out at a restaurant. I think he enjoyed that a great deal. I learned so much from him about directing actors, and working with dialog. His advice and mentoring will be sorely missed by all of us. Though he played a villain on our show, you would be hard pressed to meet a kinder person. He loved to laugh and his sense of humor always lightened our record sessions. I will miss his stories, I will miss his performances, and I will miss his contribution to our show.

“My friend, the Force will be with you, always, and you will never be forgotten.”

Producer Cary Silver:

“Today is a sad day in the Star Wars galaxy. We lost not only an incredible actor but also a very dear man. Ian Abercrombie was an integral part of Clone Wars from the beginning and we will deeply miss not only his portrayal of the Supreme Chancellor, but also his professionalism and especially, his stories. We owe a great debt of gratitude for the time we did get to spend with Ian. May the force be with him.”

You can read more about the work of Ian Ambercrombie (who is also well known to Seinfeld fans as Mr. Pitt) at imdb.com.

Vader Vs. Maul in Star Wars Galaxy Comic #17

StarWars.com Team | January 27, 2012

Titan sends us an update for its UK/Ireland readers today with release information for Star Wars Galaxy #17, which hit the newsstands on January 26. Here’s the update plus several sample pages from the issue:

Star Wars Galaxy celebrates the release of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace in 3D with an all-action story featuring the big, bad Sith, Darth Maul, as he takes on Lord Vader in a high-octane battle for survival! “Resurrection” is a Star Wars tale that you won’t want to miss – and you can check out preview artwork below! Also included in this issue is a fantastic Darth Maul poster – again, check it out on this page.

Elsewhere in the issue there’s the grand finale of Republic spy Theron Shan’s adventure in “The Lost Suns”! Will it be a happily ever after for Shan and his unlikely comrades? After taking a break in the last issue, we return to the Dark Times as Darth Vader and an unknown assassin continue to stalk their prey: Jedi Dass Jennir.

Star Wars Galaxy comic #17 is now on sale in the UK and Ireland. To subscribe to Star Wars Galaxy, save money on the cover price, and never miss an issue, click here.

Preview pages:

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May the Pixels Be With You

StarWars.com Team | January 26, 2012

Check out this fan-made rendition of Return of the Jedi in pixels!

Lucas, Filoni and Others Sign Clone Wars Poster for Charity

StarWars.com Team | January 26, 2012

Clone Wars Supervising Director Dave Filoni

In an effort to support the Aids and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund of San Francisco, Lucasfilm Animation has just posted a 3-day auction at eBay for a rare Clone Wars artwork poster by Dave Filoni, supervising director of The Clone Wars. In addition to the striking artwork, what makes this poster exceptionally cool are the signatures that grace it — here’s the auction description:

This is an extremely rare poster that was only made available to select pass-holders at Star Wars Celebration V (2010). The artwork was done by Dave Filoni, Supervising Director of the hit series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and features fan-favorite characters – Cad Bane and Boba Fett.

The poster includes original signatures from George Lucas, Dave Filoni, Daniel Logan (“Boba Fett” in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Corey Burton (“Cad Bane,” “Count Dooku,” and “Ziro the Hutt” in Star Wars: The Clone Wars).

Opportunities to pick up any officially-sanctioned, multiple-signature posters from Lucasfilm don’t come up too often, and this one’s window will be closing in less than 3 days — head on over now and place your bid!

More images below:

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Exclusive LEGO Poster Free with Star Wars Pre-Orders

StarWars.com Team | January 24, 2012

For just 5 more days, fans who pre-order any one of the eleven new LEGO Star Wars sets listed below will get a free 2-sided 24×32-inch poster showcasing the 2012 LEGO Star Wars mini figure gallery on one side and Episode IV’s trench run scene on the other!

This exclusive offer is only available for orders made through the LEGO Catalogue, on shop.LEGO.com and over the phone. This offer ends at 4pm EST on January 29, so head on over to shop.LEGO.com now!

Pre-order any of these new Star Wars sets to get a free poster:

Views of both sides:

Week 3: Exclusive R2-D2 Tee Now Available

StarWars.com Team | January 24, 2012

“R2 Graffiti” is the latest exclusive t-shirt available from welovefine.com for one week only, the third of five exclusives that are being rolled out before the February 10 release of Episode I 3D! Designed by Reece Ward, “tagged Artoo” still pulls off the look, don’t you think? Order it here through this Sunday night!

R2-D2 is just one of the many Episode I droids being highlighted at StarWars.com this week, where you’ll find exclusive videos, crafts, soundboards, and other interactive activities (while you’re there, be sure to also check out the Podracing and Darth Maul themed pages)!

Stay tuned for next week’s update (along with an exclusive new tee): “Obi-Wan”

Lifesize Stormtrooper Cake!

Bonnie Burton | January 23, 2012

This 6’4″ tall edible Stormtrooper was made by Oak Leaf Cakes for the Arisia Science Fiction Convention in Boston.

Check out more cakes in our Flickr set here:
Star Wars Edibles

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Source: BoingBoing.net

Virtual Twitter Podrace Recap

Bonnie Burton | January 23, 2012

To celebrate the release of The Phantom Menace in 3D (out in theaters Feb. 10, 2012), we asked some of our favorite Star Wars fan groups, celebs and Clone Wars actors to rev their engines for our first ever Virtual Podrace on Twitter!

On Jan. 14, 2012, fans gathered together to watch and have fun participating in our virtual podrace. While some tweeted at their favorite racers, other fans went a step further and joined the virtual pit droid crew!

The Podracers included:
Cyborgturkey AKA Robot Chicken, TheForce.net, Darth Vader, Ben Quadinaros, Deathstar PR, 501st Legion, Fanboys director Kyle Newman, Boba Fett actor Daniel Logan, The Clone Wars actor James Arnold Taylor, and Team Unicorn members: Clare Grant, Michele Boyd, and Milynn Sarley. Plus special guest sniper, bounty hunter Aurra Sing voice actor from The Clone WarsJaime King!

Podracers tweeted as themselves, or as the characters they play in The Clone Wars. The @StarWars Twitter served as the commentator who called out play by play action by rolling dice to determine who went forward, who had engine problems, who got shot at by a bounty hunter, who sped ahead and who got sideswiped.

As the @StarWars Twitter tweeted play by play actions, the Podracers tweeted what was happening to them and the racers around them.

Everyone used the hashtag #Podrace at the end of their tweets so the Podrace could be followed by fans on Twitter who wanted to see the action.

There were a lot of explosions on the racetrack, surprise sniping from none other than Jaime King as Aurra Sing, a surprising romance with Darth Vader and plenty of hilarious comments from the racers!

And in the end, none other than The 501st Legion won the Podrace!

Our Virtual race was so popular that we even got the hashtag #Podrace to trend on Twitter! Yay us!

For those of you who missed all the action, here’s the play by play for you below. READ THE TWEETS FROM BOTTOM TO TOP to follow the race in its entirety.

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