Archive for December, 2009

365 Days of Jar Jar Binks

December 30, 2009

A guy named Nick Stone has a series of photos called 365 Days of Jar Jar Binks, where you can find a Jar Jar action figure in all kinds of poses. He began this project back in September, so he’s up to 100 photos now. Interestingly enough, he started out as a Jar Jar hater but now he says the klutzy Gungan is as much a part of SW as anything else.

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Clone Wars Monthly To End With Issue #12

December 30, 2009

Dark Horse head honcho Randy Stradley posted yesterday on DH’s Star Wars forum that its Clone Wars comics series will end with issue #12. He says the comic title couldn’t find an audience, given that the show’s primary audience skews younger than the average comics buyer. The small digests though will continue; apparently those sell really well.

The title obviously wasn’t edgy enough for adult comics fans while I can’t remember the last time I actually saw children in a comic book store. Plus, the title often had long hiatuses between issues and that’s no way to garner readers. The quality from issue to issue has been a little uneven.

Sideshow’s Aurra Sing Premium Format Figure

December 30, 2009

As part of Sideshow Collectibles’ 12 Days of Christmas extravaganza, it has been offering teases of upcoming products. A couple of days ago, it previewed the Yoda vs. Sidious diorama. Today it’s Aurra Sing‘s turn.

Is Clone Wars Too Violent For The Younglings?

December 29, 2009

Clone Wars returns with two new episodes this Friday (woo-hoo!) but is it too rough for young viewers?

I’ve addressed it in two different posts on my LiveJournal in response to different articles about CW’s violence, which I’ve repro-ed below:

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Yoda Vs. Sidious Diorama

December 29, 2009

Sideshow Collectibles has just previewed its latest Star Wars diorama, this time depicting the epic battle from ROTS between the two most powerful Force users in the galaxy: Yoda and Darth Sidious. No word on when this is up for pre-orders, but you can see a prototype plus a link to Sideshow here.

Get A Clonetrooper For 10 Bucks

December 26, 2009

Gentle Giant is offering an Episode II Blue Clone Trooper Lieutenant Classics Bust, originally offered as a premiere members gift in 2008, for free. Well, not exactly for free…you still pay s&h, which is $10.01 for standard shipping. Given that this wasn’t previously available to the general public and it would retail for about $30-35, it’s still a very good deal. I just ordered one, so there are some left!

Merry Christmas

December 24, 2009

Preview of The Clone Wars Encyclopedia

December 24, 2009

It won’t be out until next summer, but starwars.com has a preview of The Clone Wars Encyclopedia From DK Publishing.

Jar Jar On The Soundboards

December 24, 2009

Everyone’s favorite Gungan is on starwars.com’s soundboards. Enjoy!

Spike’s Christmas SW Fest

December 24, 2009

Unfortunately, I think TPM has come and gone but you might be able to catch AOTC right now (9 p.m.) and ROTS later on tonight (midnight) as part of Spike TV’s Christmas fest! I’m guessing Eps IV-VI will follow.