Archive for October, 2008

Guess what fell into my hot little hands

October 29, 2008

As a collector, I love acquiring promotional and press materials. Press kits in particular aren’t that hard to find, especially on eBay, but they are expensive. I remember back in 2003, I saw a guy at Shore Leave–a fan-run Trek/sf con near Baltimore–selling an AOTC press kit for $75. Don’t ask how much an ANH or TESB press kit that’s complete and in mint condition would cost!

So, a few days ago on eBay I spotted someone selling a Clone Wars press kit, which I ended up buying for $55. This being 2008, there’s nothing on printed paper. All of the press material is on a CD, including interviews, bios of the main players, headshots of the voice talent, synopses, and dozens of stills. The kit includes a DVD of the first two televised episodes. Sweet, isn’t it?

Looking through some of the stuff (it’s a slow day at work), I found a couple of synopses of episodes that haven’t aired yet. Wanna see what they are?

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Clone Wars Debriefing: “Rookies” (Spoilers)

October 25, 2008

Although it was hard to top last week’s episode, I thoroughly enjoyed this one…

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Interview with Clones’ voice actor

October 24, 2008

There’s a new interview on starwars.com with the actor who voices all of the clones. Read about the challenges to make a bunch of similar-looking guys with the same voice sound distinguishable.

Also, check out a blurb on Karen Traviss’s upcoming CW novel!

New goodies at shop.starwars.com

October 24, 2008

There are new CW t-shirts for sale at shop.starwars.com, including two based on the artwork seen on the clone transports in the CW theatrical release. They also have new maquettes based on the show.

The upcoming prequel trilogy reissue is also available.

Bad footage from the Scream Awards 2008

October 23, 2008

Last night Spike T.V. aired its annual Scream Awards, honoring comics, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, superheroes fare, etc.. It was an appalling show in some ways but the finale was honoring George Lucas with the Comic Con Award, presented by Samuel L. Jackson. In case you missed it, here it is on YouTube, shot in EarthquakeCam apparently.

Here comes the Clonetrooper Potato Head!

October 23, 2008

Haven’t seen him in stores yet, but Rebelscum.com posted the latest addition to the Hasbro Mr. Potato Head SW line, the Clone Tuber:

Raised on a potato farm on Kamino, I guess…

Star Wars Continues to Rock The Show

October 22, 2008

Lucasfilm issued a press release today bragging about how awesome the SW franchise is doing. Here’s an excerpt:

A new era in STAR WARS entertainment has begun: Following its record-breaking Oct. 3 premiere on Cartoon Network, a cumulative total of more than 27 million people have seen the first three episodes of Lucasfilm Animation’s weekly STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS animated series, and STAR WARS has become the biggest licensed toy property of the year.

Since its Sept. 16 release, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has become the fastest-selling STAR WARS videogame in history, while the official novelization of the game rocketed to the top spot of the New York Times Best Sellers list in its first week of sales.

Read the rest here.

Clone Wars Debriefing: “Destroy Malevolence”

October 19, 2008

Simply put, best episode so far.

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Short interview with CW voice actress

October 17, 2008

starwars.com has posted a short interview with voice actress Catherine Taber, who plays Padmé in CW. In it she talks about Anakin and Padmé reuniting in tomorrow night’s episode of CW, an event this hardcore A/P shipper can’t wait to see!

Update: starwars.com posted a longer interview with Taber on Friday.

Celebrate Halloween SW Style

October 17, 2008

Halloween is little over two weeks away, but it’s not too late to celebrate SW style! Aside from the many classic/Imperial trilogy era costumes out there (Vader, Leia, etc. remain perennial favorites), you can also find new Clone Wars costumes for kids and adults:

I don’t know if the orange makeup is included.

You can still order from ShopStarWars.com and get rush delivery in time for the holiday.

As pointed out in a previous post, there are sexy costumes for the ladies this year, including the Padme tighty-whitie from AOTC.

If all else fails and you can’t find what you want in the stores or at shopstarwars.com, check online costume shops that likely still have older costumes available or check eBay. I find plenty of commercial and fan-made costumes and costume accessories for sale.

Trick or treaters can buy a Vader trick or treat bucket at Wal Mart. If you want something bigger, poke around eBay or Etsy to see if anyone has made bags from SW fabric. If you’re really creative, buy some SW fabric and make a bag yourself!

Or, just use a SW pillowcase…you can find those on eBay too.

Now for home décor! Target has a new Clone Wars pumpkin carving kit that comes with tools and stencils to make some cool designs. You can also find stencils on the internet for other SW designs.

Why stick with the usual witches, cats, ghosts, and bats to decorate your home? Gather up all of your SW baddies in your collection and make a Sithly-good display instead. Make it extra creepy with cheapo fake spiderwebs or light your display with candles. Make mini posters of past ILM Halloween party invitations (this year’s is a vampiric Princess Leia) by printing them up and displaying them. Keep an eye out too on starwars.com/kids or darthcraftsy on LiveJournal for more interesting ideas.

Every year since 2005, starwars.com has made available a creepy soundtrack perfect to scare trick or treaters SW-style. I’m guessing they will post it again this year.

There will be a Clone Wars episode on Halloween this year and I believe it will be the highly-anticipated “The Lair of Grievous.” Bwahahaha!