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Star Wars Insider at Celebration VI

StarWars.com Team | July 5, 2012

Limited Edition Anniversary Issue with 3D Comic Strip!

Be the first to get your hands on this special limited edition of Star Wars Insider #136, featuring an ultra-rare Star Wars 3D comic strip — unseen in North America. This exclusive 3D strip prequel to Episode I: The Phantom Menace features Anakin Skywalker, showing off his Podracing skills on Tatooine, while Darth Maul destroys battle droids while being trained up by evil Darth Sidious. The spectacular action on Tatooine and Coruscant comes to life with awesome 3D glasses, free with every copy of the magazine.

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Course of the Force: A Lightsaber’s Journey to Comic-Con

StarWars.com Team | July 5, 2012

The Force is strong with Chris Hardwick.

Check out his epic journey from Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic all the way to the Santa Monica Pier to deliver the Course of the Force lightsaber, encountering the likes of R2-D2, Boba Fett, and The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman along the way.

Course of the Force: Will You Be My C3PO?

Katie Linendoll | July 3, 2012

Hi hi! Katie Linendoll here from Spike TV’s “All Access Weekly.”  I am super pumped to be running in Course of the Force!  As many of you know Course of the Force is an Olympic-style lightsaber torch run from Santa Monica to San Diego in preparation for Comic-Con.  Naturally, I asked my mom to design a one-of-a-kind light-up R2 costume for me. Why?  Because I’m obsessed with R2!! From R2 ice cube trays, an R2 robot that patrols my home and my R2 Xbox, he is the one and only man for me. Anyhow, mom delivered a custom R2 costume with an English twist (including fascinator) -formally dubbing it “R2-D2 Across the Pond” – nerd amazingness!!  She also hand-painted R2 shoes!  What do you think??

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Koto Shock Trooper 2-Pack a WonderCon Exclusive

StarWars.com Team | March 7, 2012

Sold exclusively at next week’s WonderCon in Anaheim, California, Kotobukiya will be offering an exclusive Shock Trooper 2-pack pre-painted snap-fit kit through Action Figure Xpress (booth #457)!

The 1/10 scale statue stands over 7 inches tall and is limited to just 1,000 pieces. From Kotobukiya:

Outfitted in standard Clone Trooper armor, these elite security forces were immediately recognizable by their bold red markings, the same that differentiate these ARTFX+ statues from the clones that came before them! Perfect miniature versions of the onscreen characters, these dynamic Clone Trooper repaints have fully detailed armor and weapons. Both included Shock Troopers come with multiple arm and leg parts giving you a variety of poses to choose from, and they’re ready for battle with both DC-15S blaster carbines and DC-15A blaster rifles! Finally, like the other ARTFX+ Star Wars figures the elite units have magnets in their feet for display on included bases.

If you’ll be attending WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center March 16-18, stop by Action Figure Xpress (booth #457) to add this stunning pair to your collection! There are also a limited number of pre-orders available at Action Figure Xpress.

New Star Wars Identities Exhibit Portraits

StarWars.com Team | March 6, 2012

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The Star Wars Identities exhibit, which opens in Montreal, Canada on April 19 and comes to Edmonton, Canada on October 27, will explore the theme of personal identity both in ourselves and in the characters that inhabit the Star Wars universe. The exhibit’s marquee image – the inkblot Darth Vader – quickly captivated our readers when it was first revealed last November. Canadian ad agency Bleublancrouge, who created the inkblot Vader video and is one of three companies that make up X3 Productions (the exhibit’s licensee), has created several new character portraits for the campaign, which we’ve showcased below.

Rather than offer an explanation of each, we are leaving it to our readers to decipher the meaning inherent in the portraits. Given the exhibit’s theme of identity, or “the forces that shape us,” the illustrations draw inspiration from each character’s individuality — what it is that makes them unique or the things and events that shaped them along the way.

Check out the expanded images, and offer your interpretations in the comments below!

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Yoda in 3D Glasses Goes 3D

StarWars.com Team | February 23, 2012

The ‘Yoda in 3D glasses’ design you may have spotted on t-shirts and elsewhere last year is now available – you guessed it — in 3D!

Gentle Giant Premier Guild Members and attendees of this year’s WonderCon in Anaheim, California have a chance to snag a nifty new Mini Bust of Yoda sporting classic ‘50s-style 3D glasses and a box of “Obi-Wan Cinemas” popcorn.

The description from Gentle Giant:

To celebrate the return of 1999′s Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3-D, Gentle Giant presents a special commemorative exclusive Yoda mini bust. This highly-detailed, film-accurate collectible puts the Jedi Master in the theater seat, with a box of “Obi-Wan Cinemas” popcorn and a removable pair of “3-D” styled glasses which sport real red and blue cellophane gel lenses. This hand-numbered limited edition is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.

Check out the pics of this cool convention exclusive below, and head on over to Gentle Giant for more details!

Darth Maul Puck for Tampa Bay Lightning Fans

StarWars.com 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.

Maul-icious Posters

Pete Vilmur | January 20, 2012

1999: Darth Maul transit poster from Hong Kong

With our Darth Maul-themed week of content giving way to “Droids” on Monday, we wanted to squeeze in one last bit of retro Maul material before the week closes out. To that end, we’ve dug up eight poster images featuring Episode I’s enduringly vogue villain, from the 1999 international campaign to Koto’s ukiyo-e style Maul of 2011:

1999: Unisource Papers used a Maul visage which now appears hopelessly outdated by today’s CGI standards, but no less intimidating

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Red Tails Red Carpet Premiere Recap

StarWars.com Team | January 18, 2012


Red Tails at the Ziegfeld Theater in NYC

Underdogs fighting evil against all odds! Heroes overcoming adversity to save the day! Sound familiar? The hero’s journey isn’t just part of Star Wars, it’s part of American history thanks to George Lucas’ new WWII film about the Tuskegee Airmen — Red Tails!

Red Tails comes out in theaters on January 20, but StarWars.com attended the Red Tails NYC premiere with cast, crew and special guests including executive producer George Lucas.

Red Tails actors Terrence Howard, Nate Parker, Tristan Wilds, Elijah Kelley, Leslie Odom Jr., Method Man, Lee Tergesen, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Oyelowo, Ne-Yo, Marcus T. Paulk, Michael B. Jordan, Andre Royo, Kevin Phillips came to the premiere, as well as executive producer George Lucas, producer Rick McCallum, producer Charles Floyd Johnson, director Anthony Hemingway, film composer Terence Blanchard, and screenwriters Aaron McGruder and John Ridley.

Special guests James Earl Jones, Spike Lee, Francis Ford Coppola, Kimberly Locke, Al Roker, and more attended to show their support for Red Tails..

Here’s a glimpse of our Red Tails red carpet premiere with George Lucas, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terence Howard, and the cast, as well as the heroic Tuskegee Airmen!

George Lucas poses with the cast of Red Tails and the original Tuskegee Airmen.

“It’s a great story about young people who overcome a lot of adversity. I thought this was a perfect subject, especially for young people, to understand part of their history.” – George Lucas on why he made Red Tails.

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Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars Day

StarWars.com Team | December 15, 2011

Last year to show support for a little girl named Katie who was bullied for liking Star Wars, fans everywhere wore their Star Wars shirts to show support for “May The Force Be With Katie Day.”

This year, on Dec. 16, Katie’s mom urges fans to show off their Star Wars pride by wearing a Star Wars shirt — but to also consider donating a Star Wars gift to toy drives with the condition that it can go to a boy OR a girl, not just a boy! This helps spread the word that Star Wars is for both girls and boys!

Read more about this special event here:
Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars Day

Carrie Goldman (Katie’s mom) writes:

Please join us in the second annual Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars event on December 16, 2011. Celebrate this day of geek pride and anti-bullying by wearing something Star Wars or science fiction-related.

Since it is the holiday season, please also celebrate the day by donating a Star Wars or science fiction toy to a child in need (but be sure to put a post-it note on the new, unwrapped toy specifying that it can go to a girl or a boy; otherwise, these traditional “boy toys” will be given only to boys!)

You can bring the toy to a hospital, a shelter, or drop it off with any organization collecting toys. Feel free to host a similar toy drive at your child’s school, although you could call it “Proud To Be Me Day,” like Katie’s school does, so that the reach goes beyond science fiction.

Here’s our goal: let’s get Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars to spread to as many people as possible! Every time you read or write a blog post about the event or upload a photo of what you’ll be wearing, share it on Twitter with the hashtag #WearStarWarsShareStarWars.

If you are on Facebook, you can join the event here.