Disney Consumer Products just hit THE ROCK FATHER Magazine with official images of the first toy from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY - Hasbro's STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES Jyn Erso (Jedha). The six-inch figure will be released later this year, alongside a full range of new toys and products from the first-ever live-action standalone STAR WARS film, Gareth Edwards' ROGUE ONE. Check out the pictures of star Felicity Jones getting a first look at her figure, along with pack shots straight from the Hasbro team! ROGUE ONE is in theaters on December 16, 2016.
At the in-progress STAR WARS CELEBRATION EUROPE in the UK, Lucasfilm leader Kathleen Kennedy just unleashed a special reel of behind-the-scenes footage from Garth Edwards' forthcoming film, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. This is the first-ever standalone STAR WARS film that falls outside of the episodic timeline, taking place just before the opening moments of 1977's STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE. This is the tale of the Rebels who stole the plans for the Death Star, and a story that will once again bring Darth Vader back to the big screen. Check out the reel below...
Mattel's collaboration with Lucasfilm to create diecast vehicles with roots in a galaxy far, far away dates back to 2014, and without a doubt the major success has been the line of Hot Wheels STAR WARS Character Cars (view the checklist here). Now comes the next chapter, with the summer 2016 SDCC debut of Hot Wheels STAR WARS Carships! Launched with the release of an exclusive set for SDCC, more Carships have been racing into retailers and flying off the pegs. For the spring of 2017, new packaging featuring the STAR WARS 40th Anniversary branding began hitting stores.
As the folks at Funko prepare to set their "Jabba's Palace" edition of their STAR WARS Smuggler's Bounty subscription boxes free upon the world, here at Rock Father HQ the time has come to share our unboxing of the most recent installment, "Bounty Hunters." While little Finley of The Rock Daughters™ and I cracked this open weeks ago (big sister Addie was at school), I'm late when it comes to posting, but I assure you that it's probably the cutest unboxing of these that you'll see...
I'm sitting in Los Angeles as I type this, about to head over to Walt Disney Studios on some not-so-secret Rock Father business. While I'm on the Disney lot, of course I'll be keeping my eyes and ears open, hoping to discover some grand secrets about December's release of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, but I can be 99.999% sure that there will be none. As with THE FORCE AWAKENS, official news has been light thus far, but with STAR WARS CELEBRATION: EUROPE coming up and SDCC (which I'm told will not have a ROGUE ONE presence, but ya never know) as well, you can bet the floodgates will soon be open as we head toward fall. ROGUE ONE is an interesting beast, a film that's a prequel by definition (34 years before THE FORCE AWAKENS), but not in the same realm of the infamous George Lucas-helmed "Prequel Trilogy," and today comes some real details.
I like a good surprise every now and then, and this week the folks over at StarWars.com served up a good one with the debut of The STAR WARS Show. Hosted by Andi Gutierrez and Pete Townley, this new series should roll out new episodes every Wednesday, each providing a rundown on the important STAR WARS news and happenings for the week. Check out the debut episode below, coming straight from the heart of Lucasfilm... in what was once a copy room. Mouse Droid!
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