Archive for February, 2013



Chronicling The Clone Wars #8

Leland Chee | February 15, 2013

Giant monster! Notorious espionage! The second battle of Geonosis begins!

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“The Zillo Beast” (S218)

The Republic’s new superweapon awakens the fearsome Zillo Beast of Malastare. Now the Jedi have a new problem on their hands — how to contain the deadly creature.

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The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: The Jedi Kids Are Alright

Casey Pugh | February 15, 2013

Kids Strike Back Star Wars

We love getting new scene submissions for The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, because we know every re-creation is going to bring together a whole different cast of props, costumes, effects, and characters. And boy do we get characters.

Some of our favorite performances are from the youngest Jedi who are filling big, adult-sized acting shoes. Or even Artoo-sized shoes. And many kids are even getting behind the camera or taking on other roles in the production process.

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Meet Daniel Fritzel: The Celebration Europe Attendee With The Fastest Clicking-Finger On The Planet

Star Wars Celebration Team | February 15, 2013
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Not Daniel, but one of the many colorful interpretations of his favorite character at Celebration VI.

Since going on sale January 17, Star Wars Celebration Europe tickets have been selling like pfannkuchen, and, today, we’d like to shine a spotlight on one very special fan.

Our first-day ticket numbers were awesome, our first-hour ticket numbers were astounding, our first-minute ticket numbers were downright nutty, and Daniel Fritzel — purchasing his ticket mere seconds after Celebration Europe tickets went live — was the very first fan to claim his pass to the biggest Star Wars party Europe has ever seen, and we caught up with Daniel to find out a little more about him…

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Making Star Wars Love Connections in the 501st Legion

Albin Johnson | February 14, 2013

Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is here again. Aside from the irrational fear we might one day accidentally kiss our sister, Star Wars fans are full of romance just like anyone else! In fact, we’re coming into a golden age for fans. A love of Star Wars crosses every demographic boundary and thanks to powerful female characters in the saga, more and more women are proudly displaying their inner Jedi. As a result, it’s no surprise that fan clubs are becoming the new melting pot where eligible singles meet and make a love connection!

Looks like she got her man

Looks like she got her man

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You Are the C-3PO to My R2-D2…

Ashley Eckstein | February 14, 2013

Star Wars Valentine's Tee

We released this new Star Wars by Her Universe quote tee just in time for Valentine’s Day. No, this is not a shameless plug for our new shirt…it’s my hope for all of us this Valentine’s week. I hope that each one of you has a Valentine in your life, someone you love. It could be your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, mom, dad, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, cousin, neighbor, co-worker…I think you get the point. Valentine’s Day is not just a romantic holiday, but a holiday to show someone in a completely platonic way, how much you care and how much they mean to you.

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Han and Leia: Why They’re Perfect Together

Jennifer Heddle | February 13, 2013

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I first saw A New Hope when I was four years old, and although I loved it, my thought process about it admittedly didn’t go much beyond ROBOTS SPACE EXPLOSIONS COOL! By the time The Empire Strikes Back was released, I was an oh-so-sophisticated second grader who was beginning to recognize the importance of human relationships, and so I cried a little when Han got frozen in carbonite. (This was a much more reasonable reaction than that of my friend who was with me, who cried when C-3PO got blown up. So embarrassing.)

For the next three years, as a nation obsessed over whether Darth Vader really was Luke’s father, I obsessed over what was going to happen to Han. And what I really meant by that was, what was going to happen to Han and Leia? Because by then I was officially obsessed with the relationship between the princess and the smuggler.

There are a lot of things I love about Star Wars, but Han and Leia’s romance is the main thing that has kept me a passionate fan for 30 years. Why do they capture my imagination so? There are the obvious reasons: the witty banter, the contrast between royalty and rogue, epic love in the midst of war, the fact that they’re both really good-looking (I never said I wasn’t shallow). But the older I get, the more I appreciate the finer nuances of their relationship, that can often get lost in the crackle of their repartee.

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DIY Couples Clothespin Dolls: Star Wars Edition!

Tessa Braun | February 12, 2013

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If you would like to craft a keepsake that celebrates both love and Star Wars this Valentine’s Day, then get to work on these kissing clothespin dolls. I made two versions of the dolls with my favorite galactic couples: Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker and, of course, Princess Leia and Han Solo.

What you need:

  • Clothespins
  • Pencil
  • Acrylic paint
  • Fine paint brush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Small button
  • Leather cord
  • Small brass hardware washer
  • Fine black pen

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I Know…

Katie Cook | February 12, 2013

I Know

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Star Wars Black Series: The 6″ Figures You’re Looking For

Hasbro | February 12, 2013

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We know what certain Jedi Masters have to say about judging by size, but this is definitely an exception to the rule.

Introducing Star Wars Black Series from Hasbro. The world’s first collection of 6″ Star Wars action figures.

Star Wars Black Series sets out to capture the quintessential characters and scenes from the Star Wars saga — legendary moments in time brought back to life in excruciatingly accurate detail. Go ahead and picture it. Luke Skywalker has just climbed down out of his X-wing fighter with helmet in hand after destroying the Death Star. Massive hangar doors slide open to reveal a sinister Darth Maul, prepared for an epic lightsaber battle on Naboo. These are the kinds of memories that are burned into the hearts and minds of every Star Wars fan. That’s why each figure is highly articulated and comes with the right accessories, so that fans can pose them to recapture these classic Star Wars scenes.

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ILM’s Model-Making Masters of the Universe

Steve Sansweet | February 11, 2013

There was a panel at a relatively small model show Saturday in the community center of my relatively small town, Petaluma, California, population 57,941. That’s not nearly as small as most semi-rural towns in wine country, but for a guy born in Philadelphia it sure is.

There were about 2,000 people who filled the center all day. The display we had at the Rancho Obi-Wan table attracted folks for the length of the show. There were babies in strollers and grizzled granddads whose lifelong hobby has been building exquisite scratch-built and model kits.

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