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For those who collect Hasbro Star Wars action figures in the classic 3.75" scale, you may have noticed what's been called the "home entertainment 4-packs" the past few years. These sets hit retail alongside the in-home releases of each new film on Blu-ray and DVD, and in the past they've included the Takodana Encounter (The Force Awakens) and Jedha Revolt (Rogue One). These have traditionally included some exclusive figures, and for Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes the Battle on Crait 4-pack. Available this spring, my friends at Entertainment Earth just sent over the full details on this new collection which features Rey (Jedi Apprentice, salt on boots), a First Order Snowtrooper, First Order Gunner, and Rose (Crait Poncho). Check out the box below, and be sure to pre-order yours now!
With the news that Gwendoline Christie would be returning as Captain Phasma for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a big mystery was created in the galaxy: How did she survive the destruction of Starkiller Base in the final moments of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? The answer to that question will be revealed a few months prior to the latest Star Wars film, when writer Kelly Thompson (Hawkeye, Star Wars Annual) teams with artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Star Wars: Screaming Citadel) for JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – CAPTAIN PHASMA, a four-part miniseries bridging the events between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi!
Bad Lip Reading is one of YouTube's finest channels, and one permanently marked with "legendary" status here at Rock Father HQ thanks to their Star Wars parody, SEAGULLS! (Stop It Now) - A Bad Lip Reading of The Empire Strikes Back. Our four-year-old has the song and it's dialogue breaks completely memorized. Now comes a new trip into a galaxy far, far away with THE FORCE AWAKENS: A Bad Lip Reading (featuring Mark Hamill as Han Solo). It's almost overdue that they're just now getting to THE FORCE AWAKENS, but it's a good clip - one in which Han Solo (indeed, voiced by Luke Skywalker himself) has a language barrier issue with Admiral Ackbar (who's first name is "Bill"), in addition to some pretty exciting moments while looking for the gift shop at Starkiller Base alongside Rey, Finn and Chewbacca. Check it out below...
You knew it was coming, and today it's been 100% confirmed - STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is getting a reissue just in-time for the coming Holiday season... as a 4-Disc 3D Collector's Edition Blu-ray set. While I personally don't have a 3D set-up here at Rock Father HQ, I am curious about all the new bonus features and never-before-shared deleted scenes that are coming in this set - along with a commentary by filmmaker J.J. Abrams. Check out a brief teaser below, along with all the specs on this exciting new package!
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.
"Exclusive" toys and collectibles are a double-edged sword - on one side they can be fantastic pieces made to mark a special event or occasion, but on the other they can be difficult to get and sometimes a smack in the face to those who would love to own them, but just can't attend the event or afford the ridiculous aftermarket prices. For the summer of 2016, two that fit the bill are the beautiful new STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6" action figures being offered by Hasbro at San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC), FanExpo Canada and STAR WARS Celebration Europe. Yesterday afternoon my friends at Hasbro sent over a look at two new depictions of Obi-Wan Kenobi (A NEW HOPE) and Kylo Ren (THE FORCE AWAKENS), each packaged with some excellent accessories. Take a look...