As I've mentioned before, the accelerated release schedule of new Star Wars movies can lead to some problems when it comes to the logistics and distribution of new toys - particularly those that are assorted. While it seems like it's been better lately, new action figures from Star Wars: The Last Jedi are about to start running into a squeeze when Hasbro releases new product tied to Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story and the long-awaited return of their Star Wars: The Vintage Collection line. As they did with Rogue One, my friends at Entertainment Earth aim to help kids and collectors looking for the hard-to-find characters by bringing in a trio of exclusives to finish up The Last Jedi-branded run. From Hasbro's 3¾" Action Figure collection comes a First Order Flame Trooper, Resistance Pilot C'ai Threnalli and the Finn vs. Captain Phasma 2-Pack (with Finn in First Order disguise)! You won't find these at a store near you!
Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi is no doubt a divisive installment of the Star Wars Saga, but it's one that our family loves and looks forward to seeing again. Having seen it twice on the big screen thus far (the second time in 4DX), there were nuances that didn't emerge until the second viewing, and as with all things Star Wars, there's much more left to be discovered. After all, Star Wars is not just film - but an ever-expanding tale that spans mediums, from books and games to comics and television, interlocking under the watchful eyes of the Lucasfilm Story Group, who make sure that the official continuity works. In the latest episode of The Star Wars Show, the crew sits down for an extra-long episode that unlocks some of the secrets of The Last Jedi. Take a look...
If you're a console gamer like I am, this won't apply to you, but if PC gaming is your thing and you're currently playing EA's Star Wars: Battlefront II, this might be up your alley. Mods are a big deal to a lot of PC gamers, and Battlefront already has its share, but one in particular that came across my twitter feed this morning is pretty fantastic. I've mentioned it before, but SNL's Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base sketch still holds up as being a delightful piece of Star Wars comedy - one that has a lot of re-watch potential. Many became fans of Matt the Radar Technician (Kylo Ren in disguise), and now you can play as Matt in Battlefront II is mods are your thing. Check out the video below!
Back when the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) was in its original run (I still have yet to acquire an SNES Classic Edition), JVC and Lucasarts released a trio of games based on the Original Star Wars Trilogy. Super Star Wars (1992), Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1993) and Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1994) rank among my favorite games for that system, and now there's a new video that recalls the excitement of those titles. From 16-bit animator John Stratman, here's Luke Skywalker facing off against Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Last Jedi... in classic SNES style!
Is Kylo Ren's body a wonderland? Following the now-classic Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base SNL sketch in which it is touted that Kylo Ren "is shredded" and "has an eight pack," Adam Driver had the chance to show the goods in Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Indeed, while some audiences (and Rey) were surprised to see a shirtless Kylo Ren hanging out on his First Order Star Destroyer, others took note of his unusually high-waisted pants. One such viewer was John Mayer, and he rung in the new year by launching the #KyloRenChallenge on Instagram. As of this writing, there's over 1,043 participants on Instagram, proving that The Force is strong with those looking to show off what they've got. Don't want to see some skin? You can turn back now...
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters now, and if you happen to have an AMC Theatre nearby, then there's a good chance that there's a MacGuffins Bar & Lounge inside. For those of legal drinking age (21+, of course), The Force is strong with MacGuffins as they serve up a pair of new cocktails inspired by the film - like the new collaboration with Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka (which I've enjoyed on occasion). Does Revenge or Hope best suit you?
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