Elhoffer Design’s Padmé-Inspired Fashion

October 5, 2018

Elhoffer Design has up for pre-order pullovers, hoods, and cardigans/capes inspired by Padmé’s famous white battle outfit from AOTC.

 

Available in white and plum, pre-order prices run from $20 to $90.

New Book Covers Displayed At NYCC

October 5, 2018

Today publishers dropped cover art for two new prequel books set for next spring.

First is Alice X. Zhang’s cover art for “Master & Apprentice,” the Del Rey novel with Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan:

And here’s the Choose Your Destiny book from Disney Hyperion with Anakin and Obi-Wan:

Funko’s NYCC Shared Exclusive Captain Rex

September 18, 2018

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Photo from @MayTheFunkoBWY on Twitter

Funko announced its shared exclusive Pop figure with Hot Topic and NYCC: Captain Rex! Look for this bad boy to drop (if you’re not going to the con or don’t want to wait in line) soon!

Comics News

September 18, 2018

 
This lists the release schedule for Marvel’s upcoming Age of Republic series of comics. I’m assuming further details will be revealed at the Disney-Lucasfilm publishing panel at NYCC early next month. Marvel’s also doing an Age of Rebellion (OT) and an Age of Resistance (ST) series.

Check out what are supposedly the variant covers for the Qui-Gon and Maul comic covers.

Ray Park On Playing Maul Again

September 12, 2018

Ray Park discusses his return as Darth Maul in “Solo” and Ewan McGregor’s shock at seeing his old nemesis’s surprise cameo:

As a bonus, here’s a picture from Twitter of Ray Park and his vocal counterpart, Sam Witwer:

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Obitine Wedding Video

September 10, 2018

Also at Fan X last weekend was this wedding, between an Obi-Wan and a Satine cosplayer, and officiated by TCW alumni James Arnold Taylor and Anna Graves.  How awesome is that?

Video by Andrew Gallup

 

Ian McDiarmid’s Fan X Panel

September 10, 2018

Learn how a lot of dead padawans got cut from ROTS and more from Palpie himself at last weekend’s Fan X convention in Utah.

H/T Naboo News

Prequel Pix At Star Wars Authentics

September 7, 2018

Star Wars Authentics is a subsidiary of Topps and it has the current license to sell Star Wars autographs and produce official photos.  Not only have prequel alum like Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Ray Park, Temuera Morrison, and TCW’s James Arnold Taylor have autographs available, you can now get still photos from all of the prequel flicks and The Clone Wars.

(As an aside, back in July I was shopping at the SW Authentics booth at Comic Con and chatted with one of the reps.  They’re working on getting more prequel alumni autographs and may land some new names soon.)

 

Maul-O-Rama

September 7, 2018

“Solo:  A Star Wars Story” is out on digital next Friday (Sept. 14) and available on DVD/Blu-Ray later on in the month.  To promote the releases, Lucasfilm decided to drop the film’s biggest spoiler figuring we all know by now anyway.

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Check out the robotic legs!

Clickbait site Movieweb features an interview with Ray Park and how he pretty much had spoiled his return to the Star Wars galaxy but nobody noticed.

Lucasfilm released a clip of Maulsy’s jaw dropping cameo:

And here’s Sam Witwer appearing on The Star Wars Show to talk about his part voicing Maul for the film:

 

 

Those Devious Matchmakers

September 7, 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve featured someone else’s meta.  Here’s an interesting one on Tumblr comparing Palpatine bringing Anakin and Padmé together in AOTC and Snoke bridging Kylo and Rey’s minds in TLJ:

So, both Palpatine and Snoke saw something that was already naturally there between the respective pairings–Anakin’s feelings for Padme and their childhood friendship; Ben’s compassion for Rey and their nascent Force bond. And, being the opportunistic, manipulative, exploitative gremlins that they were, sought to take advantage of it for their own benefit. By helping things along and pushing the two together–physically, in Anakin and Padme’s case, and mystically/mentally in Ben and Rey’s.