Archive for July, 2012

SDCC 2012: Star Wars Collectibles Panel Team | July 13, 2012

Kotobukiya 2012

Star Wars Day kicked off this morning at San Diego Comic-Con International with a Star Wars Collectibles Update panel showcasing new and upcoming releases by eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles.

Moderated by Lucas Licensing’s Chris Spitale, the previews include sneak peeks at eFX’s new Darth Maul lightsaber and biker scout helmet, Kotobukiya’s new light-up lightsaber chopsticks and Star Wars Bishoujo statue line, and Sideshow’s upcoming sixth-scale figures and new Mythos series!

Below the fold, check out the slideshow presentations to get a first look at what’s coming from eFX, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow!


Star Wars @ SDCC 2012! Team | July 12, 2012

San Diego Comic-Con 2012 is now under way, and plenty of the our newest bloggers are on hand! Check back from now until the end of the weekend for updates from Pablo Hidalgo, Katie Cook, Jennifer Landa and the team, and perhaps a few more surprises. Or, if you’d rather see it for yourself, our Flickr slideshow above will update throughout the weekend with photos of all things Star Wars at Comic-Con! (And if you’ve got your own Star Wars photos from the floor, be sure to share them in the Star Wars @ ComicCon Flickr group!)

Counting Down to Star Wars at Comic-Con

Pablo Hidalgo | July 12, 2012


San Diego Comic-Con International begins today, and I’ll be moderating a trio of panels this weekend. As I rush to make sure that we’re all clear on what we’ll be talking about, and all the video and visuals are good to go, I’m thinking back to my first Comic-Con, back in the summer of 2001. It was a very different animal back then.


Introducing… Jennifer Landa

Jennifer Landa | July 12, 2012

Editor’s Note: If you were at last year’s Comic-Con, or visited this blog last summer, you might recall our profile of Jennifer Landa, an actress, video blogger and life-long Star Wars fangirl who got a lot of attention for her hand-crafted Death Star Dress. She has also produced and appeared in several Star Wars web videos, including the Star Wars Blu-Ray Rap. Now, as this year’s Comic-Con gets underway, we’re pleased to welcome her as the newest contributor to the Star Wars blog, where she’ll be covering crafts and pop culture from the fan girl perspective. Read on for Jenn’s story, and check back throughout the weekend for her dispatches from the floor in San Diego!



Course of the Force: Video Recap with Alex and Alison Team | July 11, 2012

On the final mile of the journey from Santa Monica to San Diego Comic-Con, co-hosts Alex Albrecht and Alison Haislip recap their Course of the Force experiences.

(Re) Introducing… Pablo Hidalgo

| July 11, 2012

Editor’s Note: Long-time readers of this blog will be familiar with Pablo Hidalgo, who spent several years as the Managing Editor of, is an ongoing contributor to Star Wars Insider, and is also one of Lucasfilm’s most authoritative experts on all things Star Wars. In addition, Pablo is the author of several Star Wars books and guides, the next of which – The Essential Reader’s Companion: Star Wars – is due out this October. And now, despite his best efforts to escape the internet’s gravitational pull, he’s back here, blogging. Read on for his thoughts on how that happened, and for details on what you can expect from his posts.



Course of the Force: David Eckstein Video Blog Team | July 11, 2012

Course of the Force: Day Five Team | July 11, 2012

That’s a wrap, folks! Course of the Force has completed its epic journey from Santa Monica to San Diego Comic-Con! Check out our photos from the final day of the event and come back for our recap video and more fun from the final day!

Course of the Force: Ashley Eckstein Video Blog

Ashley Eckstein | July 11, 2012

ashleyAshley Eckstein is the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and also the Founder of Her Universe, the first merchandise line made exclusively for female Star Wars fans! You can follow Ashley on Facebook and Twitter.

SDCC: Lucasfilm Pavilion Sneak Peek

Mary Franklin | July 11, 2012

Tuesday night at the Lucasfilm Pavilion, San Diego Comic-Con International. The build is just starting to come together for the preview night tomorrow night. Read on for some impressions and photos from behind-the-scenes as we finish getting ready…