The Mandalorian

Why Baby Yoda plush toys aren’t ready for Christmas 2019

Why Baby Yoda plush toys aren’t ready for Christmas 2019

You cannot buy an officially-licensed Baby Yoda plush toy in time for Christmas 2019. That's by design... sort of. As Lucasfilm product licensing SVP Paul Southern said today, "It was important to us that the reveal of the new character, the Child, be a special moment for fans, and we could not be more thrilled with the response." Lucasfilm and Disney felt it was so extremely important to keep Baby Yoda a secret that they did not include imagery or descriptions of the character in the first wave of license-ready media for manufacturers. As far as they knew - no such character would even exist!

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The Mandalorian is still in “A New Hope” mode

The Mandalorian is still in “A New Hope” mode

Here at the start of December of 2019, we've seen 4 full episodes of the Star Wars streaming live action show The Mandalorian. It started out slow, then it kept on going slow, and it's remained relatively slow through the last couple episodes. This show isn't the bombastic spectacle to which we've grown accustomed with Star Wars movies and cartoons - this is something different entirely.

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The Mandalorian starter kit: 5 essential bits of info before you binge

The Mandalorian starter kit: 5 essential bits of info before you binge

Star Wars: The Mandalorian, a streaming show on the Disney-based streaming media service Disney+, is a confusing show. It's not confusing if you're the sort of person that knows everything about Star Wars, but for the casual viewer, it's important to go in with a basic understanding of the environment and the timing of the show. If you've never seen any Star Wars before, you could, potentially, still watch this show, if you had the following info at your disposal.

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The Mandalorian Episode 3 reveals Star Wars deep cut mystery

The Mandalorian Episode 3 reveals Star Wars deep cut mystery

The Mandalorian is the go-to place for retconned and/or fan-service greatness in the Star Wars universe. Or at least that's the case for the first three episodes of the series. The 3rd episode just premiered this morning, and is no exception to the rule! In this episode, we get to see the inside of a long-fabled piece of Star Wars prop history - via the made-up word of a toddler! ALSO: Spoiler alert! From this point forward, we're assuming that you've already seen episodes 1-3 of The Mandalorian!

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Star Wars: The Mandalorian AT-ST Raider LEGO Review

Star Wars: The Mandalorian AT-ST Raider LEGO Review

The LEGO Star Wars set 75254 "AT-ST Raider" rolls with one of the most epic-looking pieces of hardware in The Mandalorian. This set contains four minifigures and a rather mixed-up looking All Terrain Scount Transport (AT-ST), the likes of which we've only ever really seen looking a lot more... completely flat metal gray. Now it's got parts in red, with stripes, and all sorts of oddities.

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Disney Plus new episode release times: Mandalorian, Encore!, more

Disney Plus new episode release times: Mandalorian, Encore!, more

The next episode of the Disney Plus (or Disney+) Originals show you love so very much will roll out tonight. Disney announced that each of the several Disney+ "first original series" will begin to release new episodes starting on Friday, November 15, 2019. That's just under a week after the release of the service itself. Disney noted that each new episode after November 15 would be released one week after the last, on a Friday, at one minute after midnight.

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The Mandalorian ‘fixes’ an old Star Wars plot hole, again

The Mandalorian ‘fixes’ an old Star Wars plot hole, again

No less than documentary voice and living film legend Werner Herzog narrates the final trailer for The Mandalorian. As such, we have no choice but to listen extremely intently to each word, then rewind and watch again. In this trailer, the character which Werner Herzog depicts uses the word "parsec" - and as any deep-tracks-only Star Wars fan knows, the term "parsec" has long been the topic of some discussion with respect to Han Solo's usage of the term in Star Wars: A New Hope.

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