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R2-D2 gets its own Tamagotchi with mini games and 19 skills

R2-D2 gets its own Tamagotchi with mini games and 19 skills

Tamagotchi, the small egg-shaped virtual pets that were highly popular for a period of time in the late '90s, has seen a revival in the US since 2019. The latest example of this revival is a new Tamagotchi model from Bandai and Lucasfilm, one that is based on the astromech R2-D2 from the Star Wars universe. Unlike old-school Tamagotchi, R2-D2 won't die if you neglect it...but it may be taken away.

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Lucasfilm hires Star Wars fan behind Luke face fix

Lucasfilm hires Star Wars fan behind Luke face fix

The creators of Star Wars at Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) and Lucasfilm aren't shy about the fact that they employ fans of their most popular creations. After so many decades of creating Star Wars, it was inevitable that Lucasfilm would eventually be working with professionals that grew up watching Star Wars as a kid. This week, we have a friendly reminder that the dream is real: A creative film and special effects individual that went by the name "Shamook" was hired by Lucasfilm after he created his own take on a scene from The Mandalorian.

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Star Wars Thrawn and Ezra actor casting leaked

Star Wars Thrawn and Ezra actor casting leaked

This week casting has leaked for two key characters in the upcoming series of shows for Disney+, including Ahsoka and a potential Thrawn/Ezra standalone series. A report this week goes into detail on how two actors have apparently been locked in as actors for a future show or shows in the Star Wars universe, almost certainly set in the years during and immediately after what we've seen in The Mandalorian. We got a great big teaser about this future in The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 5 - now it's time to get slightly more specific.

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The Mandalorian Season 3 and Book of Boba Fett are separate shows, in production now

The Mandalorian Season 3 and Book of Boba Fett are separate shows, in production now

When the credits rolled for the final episode of The Mandalorian Season 2, there was a bit of confusion from fans. It was suggested in the post-credits sequence that The Book of Boba Fett would be released - but didn't specifically say whether said show would be its own entity, or if it'd just be The Mandalorian Season 3. Further confusion ensued as rumors spread that characters from one show would appear in the other.

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New Star Wars games at EA Play Live? Don’t get your hopes up

New Star Wars games at EA Play Live? Don’t get your hopes up

After giving E3 2021 the cold shoulder earlier this year, Electronic Arts is about to host its own gaming get-together. Next week, EA will host EA Play Live, an event where it will showcase many of its upcoming games. EA has been fairly tight-lipped about what to expect from the show, but it has told us about some franchises that won't be there. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you feel about EA's work with this franchise), it seems that Star Wars won't be on tap.

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First Book of Boba Fett details fall in line, and in time

First Book of Boba Fett details fall in line, and in time

This week The Book of Boba Fett's future became a little more clear, courtesy of the man himself: Temuera Morrison. Morrison is the current face of Boba Fett, and the man behind the mask when it comes to the voice of most clone troopers in Star Wars movies and TV shows. In a segment of an interview posted with Express this week, Morrison revealed a bit about The Book of Boba Fett without actually spilling any key beans.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi spoilers and a new must-see list to prepare

Obi-Wan Kenobi spoilers and a new must-see list to prepare

Today we're going to speak a bit about what's coming with the Obi-Wan Kenobi show on Disney+. This show is not yet completed, it's still in-the-making, but we have some early information on what's inside the show's plot. At this point I'd like you to absolutely turn back and wait for the show to debut before you read any further if you're not the sort of person who likes to read spoilers for a show such as this. This is your last SPOILER ALERT.

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Star Wars: Visions anime detailed: Release date, titles, and Japanese studios

Star Wars: Visions anime detailed: Release date, titles, and Japanese studios

The Star Wars universe will soon include an anthology series called "Visions," a show that tells different original stories in an entirely new way. Star Wars: Visions will mark the first time the science fiction universe has been presented to fans in the form of Japanese anime, including a "diverse cultural perspective" on the hit franchise.

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SWTOR Star Wars The Old Republic updates Darth Malgus story, 10 years later

SWTOR Star Wars The Old Republic updates Darth Malgus story, 10 years later

The game Star Wars: The Old Republic is about to turn 10 years old. As the game celebrates a full decade online and active, there'll be a new expansion called Legacy of the Sith. This new expansion will be driven by the renegade Sith Darth Malgus, suggesting this isn't the last we've heard of the most infamous force of evil to never grace the face of a full-fledged Star Wars movie.

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LucasArts legacy lives on in Prime Gaming push: Sam & Max, Secret of Monkey Island

LucasArts legacy lives on in Prime Gaming push:  Sam & Max, Secret of Monkey Island

Amazon heralded a return to some of the most beloved cult-classic video games ever made by LucasArts this summer in Prime Gaming. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you'll be able to "claim" a few games with Prime Gaming starting on July 1, then again on August 1 and September 1. The games are each LucasArts classic titles, each of them "iconic point-and-click adventures."

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Boba Fett ship name change got you down? Check the past

Boba Fett ship name change got you down? Check the past

Today we're going to take a peek at how and why LEGO was the first company to release a Boba Fett's Starship without the name "Slave I" attached. We're also going to take a peek at a few other examples of times when Star Wars toys had their names changed, their names switched, or their characters removed from movies entirely!

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Mandalorian Star Wars LEGO ships bring new Stormtrooper and Dark Trooper

Mandalorian Star Wars LEGO ships bring new Stormtrooper and Dark Trooper

Star Wars: The Mandalorian spawned a few more LEGO sets this week, including the tiny Imperial Armored Marauder and the massive Imperial Light Cruiser. There's also a LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett's Starship to span the gap. These ships take advantage of some of the most interesting pieces of hardware in the Star Wars show released thus far, making CERTAIN that all the bases are covered.

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