Archive for February, 2012

The Clone Wars Magazine #10 Now Available Team | February 9, 2012

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine issue 10 is on sale now! This tie-in issue celebrates the release of The Phantom Menace in 3D by showing readers how the characters from The Clone Wars began their sagas in the movie itself! It is also revealed how the fearsome Darth Maul ties into brand-new episodes of The Clone Wars!

Issue highlights include:

Phantom Menace to Clone Wars!
Many heroes and villains of The Clone Wars first appeared in Phantom Menace. This feature explores their recent histories.

The Return of Darth Maul
In perhaps the most shocking return since Obi-Wan Kenobi came back from the Force in The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Maul is back in the Star Wars saga — and he’s more deadly than ever!


McDonald’s Star Wars Spinners

| February 8, 2012

Starting February 10 in U.S. McDonald’s restaurants, fans will be able to collect one of eight Episode I 3D-themed spinners with the purchase of a Happy Meal!

The spinners, which are launched like tops from a spring-loaded handle, come in eight shapes: Darth Maul’s lightsaber, Sebulba’s Podracer engine, Mace Windu’s lightsaber, Qui-Gon Jinn’s lightsaber, Yoda’s lightsaber, R2-D2, Anakin’s Podracer engine, and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber. The spinners themselves showcase the corresponding handle’s “owner.”

Look for all eight Star Wars spinners at participating McDonald’s in the U.S. starting this Friday (and while you’re at it, go catch Episode I 3D in theaters!).

Week 5: Exclusive Queen Amidala T-shirt Now Available Team | February 6, 2012

We’re in the final week’s stretch to the release of Episode I 3D, which means the fifth and final Episode I-themed exclusive t-shirt is now available at!

This striking Queen Amidala tee, designed by Lucasfilm’s Craig Drake, is available through midnight Sunday (February 12) in a womens fitted, mens, and hoodie. In addition to the exclusive tee, is devoting their Episode I 3D page to Queen Amidala this week, with exclusive videos, a soundboard, a drawing tutorial, and more!

You can also browse back through the previous weeks of content by clicking the tabbed dates, which will take you to pages featuring the Racer Rush game, the Maul Me feature, exclusive video, downloadable prints, craft and drawing tutorials, and much more!

Head on over to now to pick up this week’s Queen Amidala t-shirt – the last in this exclusive series!

Darth Maul Puck for Tampa Bay Lightning Fans Team | February 3, 2012

It’s Star Wars Episode I 3D night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Thursday, February 16, when the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team takes on the San Jose Sharks! Select ticket-holders will sit in a special Star Wars seating section, have photo-ops with costumed characters from the 501st Legion, and receive a limited edition Phantom Menace Lightning puck (pictured above)!

The puck comes as part of a “Star Wars Prequel VIP Pack,” which also includes a terrace endzone seat, a “stadium favorites” menu, and a selection of beverages. Click the image below for an expanded view of the event flyer and ticket information.

Episode I Toy Premiums from French Quick Restaurants

Pete Vilmur | February 3, 2012

Fans from France, Belgium and Luxemburg may have recently discovered a cool Episode I 3D-themed promotion overtaking their local Quick restaurant – a promotion which earned a lot of buzz last month with a sneak peek of a black-bunned “Dark Vador Burger” (which doesn’t yet appear on the chain’s French site – it will be offered exclusively in France between March 2 – 5).

In addition to the Dark Burger and Jedi Burger currently available between January 31 and March 1 in France (or to March 5 in Belgium and Luxemburg), there are several Episode I 3D toys being offered in Quick “Magic Boxes”, the equivalent of a Happy Meal box in the U.S. While the Magic Box toys are usually reserved for younger children, older fans – ages 9-14 – are eligible to receive some cool menu top box items, such as light-up lightsaber key chains, glow-in-the-dark bracelets, buttons, and iron-ons.

Check out the Magic Box prizes below, with the menu top box premiums for older kids shown at the bottom (and if you’re feeling adventurous and don’t mind doing a little navigating around a French-language site, you can find the promotion’s TV spot as well as pdf downloads of the Dark Burger and Jedi Burger posters!):

Podracer roll-along