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Sphero BB-8 updated with exclusive Star Wars content before film’s premiere

Sphero BB-8 updated with exclusive Star Wars content before film’s premiere

The Star Wars toy BB-8 by Sphero is given a software update that includes exclusive content from The Force Awakens several weeks before the film's premiere. While you can see the relatively limited holographic projection action released with the device initially in our first BB-8 review, today we're running down the extras delivered in this update. Both C-3PO and R2-D2 are now here to provide us with a couple of clues as to what will be happening in the film. Very, very tiny clues.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens will stream on Netflix

Star Wars The Force Awakens will stream on Netflix

The Chief Content Officer of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, spoke this month with shareholders to tell them the news about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It would seem that while the movie would potentially be on the service in Canada as early as the end of this year, the film won't be available to Netflix for streaming until Netflix gets streaming rights from Starz inside the year 2016. There's a bit of missing information here when you read this story on other publications publishing before SlashGear.

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Millennium Falcon and Slave I detailed for Star Wars Battlefront

Millennium Falcon and Slave I detailed for Star Wars Battlefront

Star Wars Battlefront 2015 is about to blow up thanks to two legendary vehicles detailed this week: the Millennium Falcon and Slave I. The former belongs to Han Solo and Chewbacca, of course, while the latter belongs to the notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett. This follows with previous reveals of playable Boba Fett and Han Solo characters, of course - and all will be coming to the Fighter Squadron mode of gameplay in the near future.

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Our own Star Wars The Force Awakens mega-trailer (in chronological order)

Our own Star Wars The Force Awakens mega-trailer (in chronological order)

The following Star Wars The Force Awakens mega-trailer includes every piece of footage from all trailers released thus far. It also includes behind-the-scenes video from the SDCC reel released earlier this year, and a number of photos from Variety Fair, StarWars.com, and presentations at comic book conventions galore - straight from Lucasfilm and Disney. While the video you're about to see comes from public sources only, we must warn you that you will very likely be somewhat spoiled by watching it - in other words, SPOILER ALERT, TURN BACK NOW.

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Toyota shows off Marty McFly’s dream truck concept

Toyota shows off Marty McFly’s dream truck concept

Today is Back to the Future day if you haven’t figured it out yet. October 21, 2015 is the day that was on the dash of the DeLorean time machine when Marty went to the future in the second installment of the franchise. Anyone who has seen the film will remember the stainless steel clad DeLorean.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer 3 released in 4K and Music editions

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer 3 released in 4K and Music editions

The original "3rd" Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer (otherwise known as the first full-length trailer) has already garnered many millions of views in just over a day. Now Lucasfilm has decided to bestow upon us two new versions of the trailer - one without words, the other in full Ultra HD, aka glorious 4K resolution. These trailers show the same content as before - they're just better for one reason (far higher-definition) or the other (time to bask in the greatness of John Williams' score alone).

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Star Wars the “biggest surge for movie tickets our industry has ever seen”

Star Wars the “biggest surge for movie tickets our industry has ever seen”

According to Alamo Drafthouse theater chain CEO Tim League, Star Wars The Force Awakens has created "the single biggest simultaneous surge for movie tickets our industry has ever seen." This in a single night, according to League, as the first full-length trailer was released during an ESPN football broadcast and releases in Disneyland-based movie theaters and online via YouTube. "The Alamo Drafthouse has been preparing for this hugely important day for the past nine months," said League, "and we thought we were ready."

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Is Boba Fett in Star Wars The Force Awakens? [UPDATE 2]

Is Boba Fett in Star Wars The Force Awakens? [UPDATE 2]

One of MANY Easter Eggs found in the new Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer released this week was a pair of banners bearing familiar imagery. One banner features the "Boba Fett Symbol" as some like to call it, another bears the "Boba Fett Wheat". These banners appear above the heads of Finn, Rey, BB-8, and Han Solo as they enter what we can only assume is the headquarters of some nefarious criminal organization. We might have already seen this organization's insides, too.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer released in full

Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer released in full

The first full trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released to the public - not just a teaser, but a full, real-deal trailer this time. This trailer was released during a football game on ESPN during half-time - just about as strange a place as a Star Wars trailer has ever premiered. This release follows a release of the first (final) poster for the film. You'll want to see the Star Wars parody poster collection for starters - right after you watch the video, of course.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster parodies ’till trailer time

Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster parodies ’till trailer time

Last night Lucasfilm released the first (or last?) official Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster in anticipation of the first full-length trailer. That trailer will be debuting tonight during Monday-night Football on ESPN. Until then - or depending on when you read this article, after then - we're having a peek at the poster in all its different iterations. There's a tall version, yes - that'll go with the rest of the collection - but there's also a horizontal compilation. There's also a new nest of fan-edited posters surfacing this week.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens pictures galore: rarities and big graphics

Star Wars The Force Awakens pictures galore: rarities and big graphics

This week we've been provided with a new cache of Star Wars: The Force Awakens images, some of which we've never seen before, others which we've never seen this big before. What we're looking at here is what we understand to be a set of photos and designs designed at Lucasfilm and distributed through licensing channels for placement on officially licensed Star Wars products. You'll find some of these images on t-shirts in the near future, others on lunch boxes. Some you'll find in posters, others will appear on trading cards produced by Topps!

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Star Wars 7 trailer coming on Monday night, right here

Star Wars 7 trailer coming on Monday night, right here

The first big Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer will be released on Monday night at right around 8PM EST says a number of anonymous sources. Multiple sources, that is to say, adding up to a rumor that's nearly as good as the real deal. In addition to the first big trailer for the movie appearing on Monday, there'll be an "official one sheet" - that's the main movie poster - for The Force Awakens on Sunday morning. These bits and pieces will be different from previous releases which, in turn, were teaser posters and teaser trailers - they don't count!

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