Archive for ‘Collecting’



Rancho Obi-Wan: From dream, to reality to “Experience”

Steve Sansweet | July 30, 2012

Welcome-to-Rancho-Obi-Wan

I didn’t set out to amass the world’s largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia, or WLPCoSWM for you acronym fans. It just kind of happened. It’s like a baby’s first steps: First one tentative foot forward, soon followed by the second, then a quicker third step…and the next thing you know, little Carl Lewis is winning nine Olympic gold medals in Track and Field!

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Pics from LEGOLAND’s Star Wars Miniland

StarWars.com Team | July 25, 2012

A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to tag along with Course of the Force during its epic journey from Santa Monica to San Diego — which conveniently took a quick detour through LEGOLAND California. While we were at the park we couldn’t help but shoot some pictures of the awesome LEGO Star Wars Miniland, a whole area devoted to LEGO recreations of iconic scenes and characters from the Star Wars universe.

Win a Life-size Darth Maul!

StarWars.com Team | July 20, 2012

If you’re a European Star Wars fan, this strikingly realistic statue of Darth Maul might look familiar – 15 of these bad boys were produced by Hasbro along with Lucasfilm and Studio Oxmox last fall to help promote the 3D release of Episode I earlier this year.

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Star Wars T-Shirt Design Contest Winners!

StarWars.com Team | July 19, 2012

The fans have spoken, the guest judges have made their picks, and at last the winners of WeLoveFine’s first-ever Star Wars T-Shirt Design Contest are here!

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SDCC 2012: What’s Next From Hasbro?

StarWars.com Team | July 13, 2012

Hasbro & Star Wars - ComicCon 2012

Collectors of Hasbro’s Star Wars toy lines got a sneak peek of what new characters, vehicles, exclusives and more are coming soon to a toy shelf near you! The update includes a preview of the expanding series of Fighter Pods as well as the return of the “Build a Droid” pack-in promotion for 2013, allowing collectors to piece together droids from unique parts included with each action figure. The final slide in the presentation also reveals Hasbro’s 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International exclusive!

Check out the entire slideshow, just beneath the fold…

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SDCC 2012: Star Wars Collectibles Panel

StarWars.com 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!

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From hard-bitten reporter to unabashed geek: A fan’s tale

Steve Sansweet | July 3, 2012

SW column May 1987 (c) Dow Jones & Co.

People often ask how I got involved with Lucasfilm. There are several answers, some less embarrassing than others.

In 1987, just a few months after I had become Los Angeles Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal, and well aware of the upcoming Star Wars 10th Anniversary, I proposed an editorial page column looking back at and assessing the amazing cultural phenomenon and Lucas’ career. I had never written for the edit page before, but the New York editors said yes. Then I—a fiercely independent, hard-bitten journalist who had once spent two years tracking down and reporting on multinational corporate bribery scandals—began fantasizing about my first visit to the fabled Skywalker Ranch and a chat with George Lucas. Oh, the cruelty of daydreams that dissipate as quickly as a cold front during an Orlando summer!

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Win a Life-Sized Figure of Darth Malgus

StarWars.com Team | April 13, 2012

Throughout the Great Galactic War, the ruthless Sith Lord Malgus spread chaos and destruction across the galaxy. With his hulking figure and piercing gaze, Darth Malgus struck fear in the hearts of even the most hardened of Republic troopers. Now you will have the chance to stand before the legendary Sith Lord within your very own home. We are proud to announce that Sideshow Collectibles, in partnership with BioWare and LucasArts, is giving away one seven-foot figure of Darth Malgus, to one lucky fan of Star Wars: The Old Republic!

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7-Eleven R2, Darth Maul Utensils, and Lightsaber Popsicle Sticks

Pete Vilmur | April 5, 2012

A month ago, we reported on several Star Wars: Episode I 3D promotions being launched in Japan, including the Pepsi premium character straps.

With Episode I 3D still playing in theaters there (it was released March 15), the promotional tie-in campaigns are still very active, with some downright cool items available exclusively to Japanese fans and consumers.

Here’s a peek at some of the various premiums available at participating Japanese 7-Eleven stores, Domino’s Pizza outlets, and consumers of Gari Gari Kun ice-cream products: (more…)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine #11 Out Now

StarWars.com Team | April 3, 2012

Issue #11 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine goes on sale today (April 3) and includes two all-new adventures. We’ve got all the details!

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