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Report from Wonder-Con: Lucasfilm Presentation (Part 2)

Pablo Hidalgo | February 23, 2008

After Brett Rector left the stage. Steve Sansweet turned to the subject of The Man with the Hat– Indiana Jones and his return to adventure this year. First, Sansweet reminded audiences about the final installment of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones coming to DVD on April 29th. He then screened the trailer for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (in theaters May 22) as well as the trailer for the LEGO Indiana Jones video game before turning the subject back to Star Wars… From a certain point of view.



Hasbro’s Star Wars Comic Packs

Pablo Hidalgo | February 17, 2008

Hasbro continues to mine the Expanded Universe of Star Wars comics for new action figure creations. Here’s a look at some of the two-packs they have coming up for 2008.


From Star Wars Republic #69 Asajj Ventress and Tol Skorr, acolytes of Count Dooku and from Star Wars: Obsession #3, Durge and Anakin Skywalker. Look for these sets this summer.



Hasbro’s Star Wars Figures, The Legacy Collection at Toy Fair

Pablo Hidalgo | February 17, 2008

A look at some of the classic trilogy inspired 3 3/4″ figures coming from Hasbro and previewed at Toy Fair. More figures after the jump.


After much demand (and at least one false start), Yarna D’al Gargan — a.k.a. “Fat Dancer” is finally coming to action figure form


Hasbro’s Clone Wars Figures at Toy Fair

Pablo Hidalgo | February 17, 2008

A look at Hasbro’s assortment of figures from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, in 3 3/4″ scale with animated styling. More figures after the jump…


Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One


LEGO Previews at UK Toy Fair

Pablo Hidalgo | February 1, 2008

The UK fan site Jedi News is the first out the gate with some tantalizing high resolution images from the UK Toy Fair that is happening right now. The LEGO display is filled with preview items from this year’s TV series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, including some familiar Star Wars vehicles — the AT-TE, the V-19 Torrent, and the P-38 fighter — as well as some brand new faces.


The side of the AT-TE packaging indeed includes the recently revealed Padawan Ahsoka, alongside Clone Captain Rex of the 501st and little bitty Rotta the Hutt.

Visit Jedi News for more high-res pics, including more imagery of the Indiana Jones line of LEGOS.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Set to Honor George Lucas

Pablo Hidalgo | January 10, 2008

This in from the wire:

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Set to Honor Clive Davis, George Lucas and Johnnetta B. Cole at 2008 Annual Awards Dinner

Event hosted by Bill Cosby at Waldorf=Astoria will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Jackie Robinson Foundation


Vader Wants Your Brains: Star Wars Zombies

Pablo Hidalgo | October 13, 2007

Despite their cadaverous pallor, zombies are hotter then ever. Marvel zombified their heroes and villains with the smash hit Marvel Zombies series, and now Star Wars gets the undead treatment thanks to sculptor Michael Barrera’s awesome work that can be seen at his website,


The latest issue of Toyfare (Dec 2007, #124) — now on newsstands — has Barrera’s step-by-step instructions on how to turn a slave Leia into a zombie as part of their Customizing 101 column.

Also in this issue for Star Wars fans: an interview with Ralph McQuarrie about the concept artist action figure currently available from Hasbro, a spotlight on the Kotobukiya ArtFX statues, and the Hasbro / Dark Horse Star Wars Comic 2-Packs.


Tiny Star Wars Novel: Look at the Size of That Thing!

Pablo Hidalgo | September 9, 2007

This hand-crafted item was found in a hobby store in California specializing in miniature items for doll houses. It is a tiny copy of the Shadows of the Empire paperback, with front, back and spine, and printed interior pages. Now your Star Wars action figures can read about their Expanded Universe adventures.



Latest ToyFare Riffs on Holiday Special

Pablo Hidalgo | July 18, 2007

Available now from Wizard Entertainment is issue #121 of ToyFare. Star Wars fans should snatch it up for their great mix of toy coverage and immature jokes, but this issue’s Twisted Toyfare Theater is entirely devoted “The Star Wars Holiday Special.” Ackmena, Saun Dann, Lumpy and all your favorites (except Jefferson Starship) from the cringe-mas* special are here.


It’s the issue with Homer on the cover, and inside you’ll find articles on The Simpsons Movie, Doctor Who, M.A.S.K. and more. For more info about ToyFare, head to their official site here.


*Yeah, we know it was a Thanksgiving day special, but then the pun doesn’t work.

Who Likes Pi?

Pablo Hidalgo | June 26, 2007

This one is strictly for fellow math nerds. Star Wars has no shortage of memorable numbers. Now, astound your friends at MIT and JPL by rattling off where within Pi’s endless series of digits said numbers can be found.

1138, as in detention block… ? Why, it’s 5,698 digits in.

2187, as in detention block…? Why, it’s 3,317 digits in.

3720, as in odds-against survival in an asteroid field…? Look 5,543 digits in.

3263827, as in garbage masher…? That one, you have to go 42,703,611 digits past the decimal points.

Find out more here. We now return you to your less numerical day-to-day life.