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The world’s rarest Star Wars toy just went up for auction

The world’s rarest Star Wars toy just went up for auction

A true prototype Rocket Firing Boba Fett Star Wars action figure was revealed for sale on eBay this week. As the Star Wars brand made the most valuable "collectors item" toys in modern history, the Rocket Firing Boba Fett is the most sought-after item in the whole Star Wars action figure universe. This version of the action figure is not only one of the very few examples of this action figure to ever exist, it might also be one of the rarest iterations of said action figure.

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Star Wars: Squadrons settles on key period in Empire’s history

Star Wars: Squadrons settles on key period in Empire’s history

Since the dawn of Star Wars, George Lucas's universe has expanded with stories from across the galaxy - and across time. In Star Wars: Squadrons, the gamer is dropped in to the cockpit of a starfighter at a key point in the history of the Rebellion, and the decline of the evil Galactic Empire. Much like Star Wars: Battlefront (2015), this game takes place (at least in part) just after the battle of Endor, after the destruction of the Death Star II.

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New Star Trek shows Spock, Pike in decade before Kirk

New Star Trek shows Spock, Pike in decade before Kirk

Spinning off bits of Star Trek: Discovery, CBS revealed they'd launch Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, a show about the U.S.S. Enterprise before Captain Kirk. This is the latest in a long, strange journey the Star Trek universe has taken from the very first appearance of the universe, with the Pilot episode of the original Star Trek. It was there that we first met the crew that we'll once again see operate with Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

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Schwarzenegger returns to Predator as Dutch, fills in plot

Schwarzenegger returns to Predator as Dutch, fills in plot

The game Predator: Hunting Grounds will fill in the blanks with what Arnold Schwarzenegger's character Dutch has been up to since his appearance in Predator (1987). And it's no voice-alike, it's the real deal. After director John McTiernan's original film, the original plan was to see Dutch return in Predator 2 in the role essentially filled by Gary Busey. Now, 33 years later, we get to see Schwarzenegger return to the Predator universe, in his original role, in an officially licensed expansion of canon in the game Predator: Hunting Grounds.

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Steve Carell’s Space Force trailer tips Netflix release date

Steve Carell’s Space Force trailer tips Netflix release date

This morning the first major trailer for the show Space Force was revealed with Steve Carell as the star. This show will focus on a fictional iteration of the real deal, the Space Force, the space-centric "force" of the military decidedly announced by President Donald Trump. The trailer suggests that this television show will start streaming on Netflix this month.

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Taika Waititi (Mandalorian, Thor: Ragnarok) to direct new Star Wars movie

Taika Waititi (Mandalorian, Thor: Ragnarok) to direct new Star Wars movie

Today it was made official that Taika Waititi will both write and direct a new Star Wars feature film for theatrical release. This is just about the best good news we've heard since the Star Wars universe was acquired by Disney. Taika Waititi is famous for his creation of the cult classic movie What We Do In The Shadows as well as his direction of the best Marvel movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Thor: Ragnarok!

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Star Wars games on sale today with PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and candles

Star Wars games on sale today with PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and candles

Today we're taking a peek at the various game sales out on May the 4th, aka Star Wars day, across the gaming universe. If you're in the mood for PC games, you're going to be in luck. If you're looking for Xbox One or PlayStation 4 games, you're going to have a slightly more slim set of pickings. This day is just about the best day to buy Star Wars games if you've been waiting, though - so let's take a peek!

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Star Wars lightsaber/Vader VR Series expands this summer to PSVR

Star Wars lightsaber/Vader VR Series expands this summer to PSVR

In celebration of May the Forth, aka Star Wars Day 2020, the folks at ILMxLAB have announced a new release of a now-classic piece of VR action. The set of three episodes of the VR experience Vader Immortal will be released this summer on PlayStation VR. That means the most engaging, amazing, and immersive Darth Vader-centric VR experience ever made will soon be on the PlayStation 4-based virtual reality system that's still available for purchase in stores right this minute.

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Magic The Gathering Godzilla lands, HD artwork shared

Magic The Gathering Godzilla lands, HD artwork shared

Wizards of the Coast shared a set of Godzilla images for their newest MTC Secret Lair collection along with pre-order information over the weekend. In the mix we've got everything that needs to be known about this latest Secret Lair Drop Series: The Godzilla Lands set, including countries in which it'll be released, data on each card, and imagery. Best of all - for most of us - the images themselves have been released in relatively giant fashion, for free.

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Disney claims media rights to all #MayThe4th replies to one Tweet

Disney claims media rights to all #MayThe4th replies to one Tweet

This morning the official Disney+ Twitter account suggested that Star Wars fans could celebrate the next big holiday with the biggest brand in the galaxy. "Celebrate the Saga," they said, "Reply with your favorite #StarWars memory and you may see it somewhere special on #MayThe4th." The followed up to this message with a bit of lawyer language.

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May the 4th Star Wars Disney+ new releases: Clone Wars, Mandalorian

May the 4th Star Wars Disney+ new releases: Clone Wars, Mandalorian

Today we're taking a peek at what Disney+ has in store for Star Wars day, aka May the 4th (be with you). While this wouldn've been a fantastic point at which to premiere new episodes of The Mandalorian, that's not exactly what the team at Disney has in mind. Instead, alongside the final episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, they've got a documentary series about The Mandalorian that's basically as long as The Mandalorian itself!

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All Star Trek Picard episodes stream free for a month

All Star Trek Picard episodes stream free for a month

CBS just made all episodes of Picard (the Star Trek series) free for the viewing for a month. They've done this for at least two reasons. One, basically everyone in the world is under some form of quarantine due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Two, the best way to get people to join your subscription payment service is to get them to sign up with a "free" offer that keeps them signed up once it's expired.

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