Archive for December, 2012

Poll: Licensee Of The Year 2012

December 31, 2012

Below are the nominees for SWPAS’s first Licensee Of The Year. A couple were suggested by readers; the rest were added by me. What I’m aiming to do is honor the licensee that acknowledges prequel fans exist and does a good job spreading the love across the saga.

Over the past couple of years, Gentle Giant has improved its offerings of prequel-themed collectibles, including 2010’s spectacular “Holiday” Padmé mini bust and this year’s holiday mini bust set with Jar Jar and Wald. Hasbro has consistently offered figures, vehicles, play sets, and other collectibles from all six films and Clone Wars. Lego has also consistently produced sets representing all of the movies and Clone Wars. Her Universe offered great new stuff around the time TPM 3D came out, including jewelry. Sideshow produced a number of collectibles aimed at the discriminating prequel fan. WeLoveFine, a relatively new licensee, did a great line of limited edition tees to promote TPM 3D.

Voting is open one week, then I’ll announce the winner!

Thoughts On Clone Wars’ 100th Episode

December 31, 2012

Believe it or not, the 100th episode of The Clone Wars airs January 5. has posted comments from several of the show’s main players.

SWPAS Stats For 2012

December 30, 2012

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Some Love For Padmé

December 30, 2012

Teresa at Jedi News has a new installment in her “Characters I Hold Dear” series, this time on Padmé Amidala.

Meme Tastic

December 29, 2012

A couple of more memes for ya…

First, this brand spankin’ new one by yours truly. I just love Slappin’ Batman:


Then, there is this one I posted on the SWPAS Facebook a few days ago, created by Jimmy Cumbest:

More Facebook Pages & A Couple Of Tumblrs To Like

December 28, 2012

On Facebook:

The Prequels Are Fine The Way They Are

Jar Jar Binks Appreciation

And of course…

Phantom Menace: The Holiday

On Tumblr:

Anidala: The Outside Gallery–an AWESOME Anakin/Padmé fan art archive…its DeviantArt gallery is here.

Knights of Twilight–Some great gifs and pix.

Pringles AOTC & ROTS Video Promo Contest

December 27, 2012

H/T Jedi News

Apparently Pringles is going to be doing promotions for AOTC and ROTS 3D and to kick it off, Tongal is sponsoring some kind of video contest or is requesting ideas with a $75,000 budget. The grand prize winner gets to direct Episode VII!

Well, no, it doesn’t say that ;). But you do get a 5% residual! Get going, budding filmmakers!

Crafty Fans

December 27, 2012

Jedi News posted a link to Starwarsgami, home of origami renditions of your favorite Star Wars vehicles. Here are the prequel ships and you can watch an instructional video here.

Meanwhile Eddie at Phantom Menace The Holiday created a Jar Jar snowman. Go check it out!

Praise For Aayla Secura

December 27, 2012

Teresa at Jedi News has an essay on everyone’s favorite Twi’lek Jedi babe, Aayla Secura.

Merry Christmas

December 24, 2012