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Star Wars Boba Fett’s Slave I: 20th Anniversary Edition LEGO Review

Star Wars Boba Fett’s Slave I: 20th Anniversary Edition LEGO Review

Boba Fett's own personal lowrider Slave 1 was made available as a 1,000-piece LEGO set at last. Note here that I'm using the lower-cased l, the number 1, and the upper-cased I interchangeably because different sites say different things, and different Gs use different keys. But here's the deal - this is the most balanced version of Boba Fett's spaceship offered yet.

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Peter Mayhew is forever Chewbacca: RIP, 2019

Peter Mayhew is forever Chewbacca: RIP, 2019

It was announced last night that actor Peter Mayhew died on April 30th, 2019, with his family by his side. Mayhew's family announced the passing of this film hero, best known for his role as the wookie Chewbacca from the Star Wars film series. Peter Mayhew portrayed Chewbacca in all the original films, and passed the torch to a new generation over the course of the filming of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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Razer Stormtrooper gaming gear goes B&W for Star Wars day

Razer Stormtrooper gaming gear goes B&W for Star Wars day

A set of new peripherals for Razer fans popped up today with full-on Stormtrooper regalia. There's a new mouse, there's a new keyboard, and there's a new MASSIVE mouse mat. Each of these items was decorated with Lucasfilm-approved graphics, black and white, all in a suite. They're the same as they were before, only now they're better, because they look, all... stormtrooper-like.

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Return of the Jedi question answered in new Star Wars land comic

Return of the Jedi question answered in new Star Wars land comic

This week the first issue of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is in comic book stores. Inside you'll find a definitive answer to one of the most puzzling questions in the history of the Star Wars universe. What's the true look of the desert-bound hole-gobbling Sarlacc? The answer comes thanks to a new hero in the Star Wars universe, one suspiciously similar to a character from the Marvel Comics universe (comics and cinematic universes, incidentally), by the name of The Collector!

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New Star Wars trailer’s Emperor hint: JJ Abrams clarifies

New Star Wars trailer’s Emperor hint: JJ Abrams clarifies

The new Star Wars Episode 9 trailer included a laugh track you may've recognized. You probably reacted to the end of the first trailer for The Rise of Skywalker like Han Solo right after getting un-frozen from his carbonite block: "I know that laugh." But we won't know what it all means until the movie is released, right? As it turns out, JJ Abrams, director of this Star Wars film, was more than happy to lend additional confirmation to the hint given in the trailer.

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Fans share new Star Wars 9 wallpapers and images galore

Fans share new Star Wars 9 wallpapers and images galore

Over the last few days, interest in the new Star Wars movie has exploded. Not that interest in Star Wars has ever really abated over the last half-decade, but still: it's clear the new Rise of Skywalker trailer's struck a chord. As such, we asked Star Wars fans to take the new trailer and any other media shared thus far from the Star Wars cast and crew, and share them all in one place. This is the first wave.

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Star Wars 9: About Rey’s parents

Star Wars 9: About Rey’s parents

A bit more information about Rey's parentage was revealed this week amid release of the New Star Wars 9 trailer. This movie, called Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker, will be directed by J.J. Abrams, like The Force Awakens. In commentary this week at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, Abrams lent some welcome insight into the future of the most important character of this trilogy.

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New Star Wars Death Star theory makes canon inoperable

New Star Wars Death Star theory makes canon inoperable

Yes, I spelled canon right - it's a pun, see? The newest Star Wars movie, Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker shows a piece of what would appear to be the Death Star, and today we're going to talk it. We're going to have a brief chat about how it's possible, how it's impossible, and why canon no longer operates in the way the average Star Wars fan thinks it does, or should.

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Star Wars IX secrets, clarifications: Why Rey’s Skywalking again

Star Wars IX secrets, clarifications: Why Rey’s Skywalking again

There may be a few spoilers in this article, but non that you wouldn't have already seen had you watched the first teaser trailer for Star Wars IX. That's the last film of the 9-film series centered on the Skywalker family. Of particular note is the title, one that ties together everything, and might as well be the name of the entire series: The Rise of Skywalker. Film 3 was Sith, Film 6 was Jedi, Film 9 is the balance of the force - AKA Rey is the chosen one.

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New Dune 2020 cast list is inarguably epic

New Dune 2020 cast list is inarguably epic

This morning the new Dune movie's full cast list was revealed by Warner Bros Pictures and Legendary Entertainment. This is the newest adaptation of the original Frank Herbert classic tale of those who control the spice in the universe - and tales of its production history are as interesting as anything thus far produced. There is a 1984 film called Dune, but it may as well have never been made as created with such... lack of fervor. Now, in 2020, the real deal comes into play again.

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Nike power laces return in 2019 for lower price

Nike power laces return in 2019 for lower price

The average consumer might be able to afford the next Nike self lacing shoes - imagine that! Nike's announcement this week suggests that the Back to the Future shoe will be back - sort of - inside the next year. This next-generation release won't LOOK LIKE the original Nike Air Mag, but they'll work pretty much the same. This is the "future of footwear" in the form of a Nike shoe called Nike HyperAdapt, complete with Nike E.A.R.L. (Electric Adaptable Reaction Lacing).

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New Blade Runner: Black Lotus announced

New Blade Runner: Black Lotus announced

The next chapter in the Blade Runner series will appear in limited series of animated stories. These episodes were announced in the form of a series called "Black Lotus" today by Alcon Television Group, Crunchyroll, and Adult Swim. The series will feature thirteen 30-minute episodes that'll be available both on broadcast television on Adult Swim and through the Crunchyroll streaming video service.

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