Archive for July, 2010

Cyborg Maul Premium Format Figure

July 14, 2010

The ever-popular Darth Maul is back again as a Premium Format Figure, this time as a cyborg! What, you don’t remember the “Star Wars Visionaries” comic book story where he appeared? I don’t either but if you’ve got $334.99, he’s up for pre-order from Sideshow Collectibles.

Prequel Appreciation Panel At Celebration V

July 11, 2010

Bryan from The Star Wars Examiner and Big Shiny Robot is hosting a prequel appreciation panel at Celebration V. It’s scheduled for 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Friday August 13. As soon as I find out in what room, I’ll let you know!

“Darth Maul” Cheers For Spain

July 11, 2010

Clone Wars Wins Award

July 9, 2010

The votes have been counted and Clone Wars wins’s NOW award for best animated program!

Congratulations to the Clone Wars team and a pat on the back for the fans who rallied to help bring the show to victory!

PT/CW Art At Celebration V

July 8, 2010

Most of the art exclusives for sale at Celebration V are centered around TESB, since the con is to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary. But if you’re also looking for artwork from Eps I-III or CW, there are a few in the mix.

Head over to to check out artwork from TPM, Clone Wars, and ROTS.

Clone Wars Snubbed By Emmys

July 8, 2010

The Emmy Awards, t.v.’s version of the Oscars, have snubbed The Clone Wars for a second year in a row.

The Emmys have generally not favored science fiction or any kind of genre shows unless it has an unusual amount of mainstream press backing it up (The X-Files, Lost). Clone Wars isn’t considered “sexy” t.v. like those programs were. Now, the Clone Wars microseries from 2003-2005 did win Emmys and it could be the voters figured they’ve done enough for CW, not realizing it’s not the same show. Or, maybe Lucasfilm and Cartoon Network don’t know how to play the game.

In any case, it’s a shame. Maybe I’m biased but Clone Wars is for my money one of the best shows on the air today. I hate to see talent go unrecognized.

Payless Star Wars Shoes

July 7, 2010

Payless’s line of Star Wars shoes for “kids” is available right now. Designs featuring Clone Wars are among the Star Wars designs available. I love these hightops…what stinks is that I have large feet, so it’ll be tough to find youth sizes that correspond with a woman’s size 9:

Clone Wars Novel In Stores Now

July 7, 2010

The Clone Wars: Gambit: Siege by Karen Miller is out in your bookstore now! See how Miller wraps things up. Unfortunately, this is the last Star Wars novel for her for the foreseeable future and there doesn’t seem to be any adult Clone Wars novels in the pipeline after this one.

Spike’s 4th of July Marathon

July 1, 2010

Once again, Spike TV will be running a marathon of all six SW films on July 4 (and four SW films on July 3). You can also win a trip to Celebration V and other cool prizes by answering trivia questions pitched throughout the broadcast. So forget about those grill-outs, bbqs, parades, or fireworks! You have better things to do! has details and broadcast times.