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‘Empire Strikes Back’ 40th Anniversary Celebrations Continue with Even More ‘Star Wars’ Toys

This year marks the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, and Hasbro has been celebrating by releasing a bunch of toys tied to the Star Wars sequel. They began with a series of Black Series re-releases in vintage-style packaging, as well as a new Imperial probe droid and snowspeeder scaled to the 6-inch action figures. Now the line of Empire Strikes Back 40th anniversary figures is expanding with a new wave that includes Boba Fett, Darth Vader, and more. Plus, there’s an awesome new carb...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Leia, Cool Stuff, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Imperial, Dagobah, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Hasbro Pulse, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back


This Googler is crocheting a royal dynasty

In recent months, many of us have been taking up eclectic new hobbies while stuck at home. But Danish Googler Christine Sørensen didn’t need social distancing to inspire her unusual passion project: She was already well on her way to crocheting all 54 monarchs in Denmark’s history. We spoke with her to learn what inspired her, and how it’s had some unexpected intersections with her day job. Christine's first crochet project, Queen Margrethe I What’s your role at Google?I work in the G...
Tags: Google, New York, Instagram, Denmark, Estonia, Copenhagen, Leia, Oslo, Northern Europe, Christine, Margrethe, National Museum of Denmark, Chelsea Market, Helle Thorning Schmidt, Passion Projects, Google in Europe


Adam Driver Blames Han And Leia’s Bad Parenting For Kylo Ren

The Force was not with his "Star Wars" parents, according to Kylo.
Tags: News, Leia, Kylo Ren


Adam Driver Reportedly Blames Han And Leia’s Bad Parenting For Kylo Ren

The Force was not with his "Star Wars" parents, according to Kylo.
Tags: News, Leia, Kylo Ren


Video: More Secrets of Dok Ondar’s Den Of Antiquities in ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’

Take a virtual field trip to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to explore more of Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities! Every item in his shop has a story behind it, some more dangerous than others. Inside Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities there are many artifacts, relics, and treasures…. today we are only going to focus on some of them. Including a very rare Kyber Crystal Statue and some Rebellion helmets. The artifacts included in today’s video: The Rebellion Medal of Bravery: We saw this presented to L...
Tags: Movies, Youtube, Theme Parks, Leia, Dok, Video Blog, Jedi, Luke Han, KSE, Fandom, Star-Wars, Featured Stories Sidebar, Jedha, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Dok Ondar, Den of Antiquities


Listen to the original NPR radio drama adaptations of the first STAR WARS trilogy

In my 90s childhood Star Wars obsession, I remember hearing a lot about the fabled NPR radio drama adaptations (read: "podcast") of the original trilogy. They were supposed to be canonical, in-as-much as they were Lucas-approved stories that expanded on the familiar ones we already knew. Now, someone has finally compiled them all on YouTube (although apparently you can find the MP3s on Archive.org as well). And wow, they are expanded — the A New Hope radio drama is 13 hours long! It's quite a st...
Tags: Star Wars, Post, News, Adaptation, Death Star, Npr, Radio drama, John Williams, Mark Hamill, Leia, Lucas, Luke Skywalker, Luke, Tosche Station, Brian Daley, Anthony Daniels


‘Star Wars’ Concept Art Hints That Rey’s Yellow Lightsaber Was Going to Play a Larger Role in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ended with Rey revealing her new yellow lightsaber, signaling the end of an era and the beginning of a new chapter for the Jedi. But originally Rey, who had fought for the past three films with lightsabers that belonged to Luke or Leia, might have been able to wield her own lightsaber much earlier in The Rise of Skywalker. New Star Wars concept art that show the inner workings of Rey’s lightsaber, which she builds through the course of the film, suggests that th...
Tags: Images, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Rey, Concept Art, Luke, Palpatine, Skywalker, Szostak, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Matthew Savage


Two New ‘Star Wars’ Manga Adaptations Arrive This Fall

Stories from the Star Wars franchise have been adapted into manga before, but two new adaptations are coming this fall from Yen Press, and they’re both set before the events of A New Hope. Star Wars Rebels and author Claudia Gray’s young adult novel Leia, Princess of Alderaan are each getting the manga treatment. Star Wars Manga Yen Press has announced that manga versions of Star Wars Rebels and Leia, Princess of Alderaan will be launching in print and digital versions sometime this fall, a...
Tags: Movies, Comic Books, Sci-fi, Disney, Adaptation, Lucasfilm, Leia, Crunchyroll, Leia Organa, Ezra, Star-Wars, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Claudia Gray, Yen Press, Lothal


Concept Art: Leia’s Lightsaber in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Was Inspired By An Art Deco Lamp

One of the best things about Star Wars is how it distilled dozens of unrelated inspirations into a sci-fi world that felt simultaneously familiar and unlike anything people had ever seen. Tasked with wrapping up the entire Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker didn’t have quite the same freedom to innovate as George Lucas’s scrappy original 1977 film, but distilling reference material into new things is still an essential part of the franchise’s fabric. Case in point: some new concep...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Leia, Lucas, Jj, Leia Organa, Rey, Concept Art, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Star-Wars, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar


New Star Wars Manga Acquisitions Announced By Yen Press

New Star Wars manga acquisitions announced by Yen Press Join the Rebel Alliance as they launch an epic battle against the Galactic Empire in a pair of riveting new Star Wars manga taking place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. Yen Press, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, presents Star Wars Leia, Princess of Alderaan and Star Wars Rebels. Both ongoing series will be available in print and digital. RELATED: Katee Sackhoff Returning to Star Wars For The Mandalorian! Star Wars Leia, P...
Tags: Star Wars, Comics, Movies, Comic Books, Disney, Lucasfilm, Leia, Manga, Leia Organa, Ezra, Galactic Empire, Movie News, Kanan, Claudia Gray, Yen Press, Katee Sackhoff


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Novelization Adds Needed Context to Jannah Meeting Lando Calrissian

Plenty of details about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker have been revealed in supplementary materials like the Visual Dictionary companion book and the novelization of the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. Now yet another detail has been revealed about a much-discussed and perplexing moment from the end of the film. In the final moments of The Rise of Skywalker, when the Resistance is celebrating victory over the First Order, Jannah (Naomi Ackie), the former First Order Stormtrooper turned ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Leia, Billy Dee Williams, Lando, Anakin Skywalker, Luke, Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Jannah, Calrissian, Naomi Ackie


Disney unveils coronavirus masks with Mickey Mouse, Hulk and Baby Yoda characters

A new line of face masks with Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters will let Disneyland visitors add a little superhero, princess or intergalactic flair to their Disneybounding attire once the Anaheim theme park reopens following the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney has unveiled 24 new cloth face coverings featuring Mickey Mouse, Hulk, Baby Yoda and other characters amid the continuing coronavirus outbreak. Disney will donate masks and initial profits from the sales of the protective gear to a...
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Star Wars Bits: Quest of the Jedi, The Merry Rise of Skywalker, 365 Days of Star Wars Women, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Talking Bay 94 Chats with ILM Effects Supervisor Roger Guyett 365 Days of Star Wars Women An Excerpt from William Shakespeare’s The Merry Rise of Skywalker Blast Points Podcast Celebrates the Love with New Commentaries and Bonus Episodes A First Look at Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Stories of Light and Dark And More! Talking Bay 94 Chats with ILM Effects Supervisor Roger Guyett Devoted to interviews with the cast, crew, and creators from the Star Wars uni...
Tags: Movies, Nintendo, Harry Potter, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Lucasfilm, Alex, Jason, Ilm, Leia, Kenner, Kylo Ren, Charlotte, Toro, Brandon, Ren


Cool Stuff: Hallmark Unveils 2020 ‘Star Wars’ Christmas Ornaments for ‘The Mandalorian’, ‘Empire Strikes Back’ & More

Sure, it’s only April, but at this point, thinking about Christmas feels like a nice escape from the hellish reality that is the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. Right on schedule, Hallmark has announced the new line of Star Wars Christmas ornaments that will be available for order throughout this year. The line-up includes the first Christmas ornaments from The Mandalorian, new ornaments for both A New Hope and The Force Awakens, and a handful of Empire Strikes Back additions for the film’s 40th ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Death Star, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Collectibles, Leia, Cool Stuff, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Hallmark, Mando, Luke, Peter Mayhew


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's Lightsabers Are Holding Some Incredible Design Secrets

A lightsaber is a part of a Jedi, a defining tool that reflects their personality, their goals, their needs. It turns out, this is just as true of the prop lightsabers designed by Lucasfilm as it is for their in-universe depictions. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Leia, Lightsabers, Rey, Skywalker, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


A hairstylist is using her spare time to turn her boyfriend into Princess Leia and Joe Exotic

For hairstylist Heidi Oley, social distancing means more time on her hands to practice her skills. So she's gotten creative -- by making her boyfriend the canvas for her masterful hair creations.
Tags: Cnn, Leia, Joe Exotic, Heidi Oley


Was Rey Ever Going to be a “Real” Skywalker? The New ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Art Book Has a Potential Answer

When we first met Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there was plenty of mystery surrounding just who she was. Flashbacks showed her family deserting her on Jakku, and then there was the fact that she was able to yield the Force with great ability and strength. Immediately, fans began speculating: was she secretly a Skywalker? Of course, now we know the answer: No. She wasn’t. She was actually a Palpatine – a twist that still leaves a bad taste in my mouth. But was that always the plan? There...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Rumors, Leia, Colin Trevorrow, Rey, Luke, J J Abrams, Jakku, Palpatine, Skywalker, Ridley, Star-Wars, Derek Connolly, Pablo Hidalgo


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Originally Gave Leia Another Fight

Leia was going to have a pretty serious struggle in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Tags: Religion, Leia, Skywalker Originally Gave Leia Another Fight


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Novelization Fills Out More Plot Holes About Kylo Ren

Even three months after its release, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker refuses to leave the national conversation. Perhaps that’s because so much supplementary material keeps coming out after the fact to fill out the plot gaps in the film’s ever-so-complex narrative. The latest from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novelization is all about Kylo Ren and his arc form Big Bad to big softie, and how exactly it happened. Kylo Ren’s redemption arc was arguably one of the most dissatisfying par...
Tags: Books, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Leia, Kylo Ren, Rey, Ben, Palpatine, Skywalker, Jedi, Kylo, Claudia Gray, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Luke s Force Ghost


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Honest Trailer: You Can’t Teach An Old Emperor New Tricks

Last year, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ended the Skywalker saga, not with a bang, but with a whimper. That’s because the final chapter of the Skywalker saga desperately tries to cling to whatever nostalgia is left for the original trilogy rather than delivering a satisfying, cohesive story. However, as the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Honest Trailer reminds us, unless you were reading one of the supplementary books, paying attention to interviews with co-writer Chris Terrio in the week...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Lol, Honest Trailers, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Ben Solo, Rey, Honest Trailer, J J Abrams, Palpatine, Skywalker, Lando Calrissian


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Leia AI Website Builder actually guarantees they can get a fully-functioning professional-grade website up for you in 60 seconds.
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10 Things We Learned From The Skywalker Legacy

BEGIN SLIDESHOW 10 things we learned from The Skywalker Legacy With the early arrival of the digital edition of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the upcoming release of the Blu-ray and 4K UHD copies, ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to watch the making-of documentary The Skywalker Legacy and we’ve learned a surprising number of details from the conclusion to the four decades-long Skywalker Saga. Check out 10 of the things we learned below! Purchase your digital copy of The Rise of...
Tags: Movies, Chicago, Carrie Fisher, James Bond, Akira Kurosawa, Tom Cruise, George Lucas, Joseph Gordon Levitt, John Williams, Mark Hamill, Rian Johnson, Leia, Force, Damon Lindelof, Daisy Ridley, Billy Dee Williams


Tekken: the fighting game that gives women the meatiest stories

Filled with intrigue and drama, the Tekken games are like violent soap operas in which women are the complex starsA young woman stands at the grave of her recently departed father, her blond hair in a ponytail. After a quiet moment, she places flowers on the ground, then hears the crunch of gravel behind her. She whips around, pulls out her gun and finds a brunette woman of roughly her own age. The brunette smiles faintly and reassures the blonde that she’s not here to fight. She, too, is here t...
Tags: Games, Xbox One, Women, Pc, Playstation, Culture, Xbox, Playstation 4, Retro games, Leia, Peach, Lara Croft, Fighting Games, Tekken, Chun Li, Nina Williams


Star Wars Retro Collection throws back to The Empire Strikes Back - CNET (cnet)

Exclusive: Yoda with a snake, Leia on Hoth, Lando and more. [Author: Mike Sorrentino]
Tags: News, Leia, Cnet, Yoda, Mike Sorrentino, Hoth Lando


New ‘Star Wars’ Comic Reveals Luke Skywalker Had a Secret Yellow Lightsaber

Audiences got a first glimpse of the rare yellow lightsaber on the big screen in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, when Rey revealed her own personal lightsaber at the end of the film, emitting a golden-yellow hue. It was a stark contrast to the blue and green lightsabers that Jedi Masters had wielded in the past, or the red lightsabers of the Sith. But a new Star Wars comic has revealed that this isn’t the first time a major Jedi Master has wielded a yellow lightsaber. Luke Skywalker, who unti...
Tags: Movies, Comic Books, Sci-fi, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Rey, Luke, Skywalker, Jedi, Rebel Alliance, Silva, Maz Kanata, Anakin, Star-Wars


Leia iPhone iPad – Créez Sites et Boutiques en Ligne (gratuit)

Source : Leia iPhone iPad – Créez Sites et Boutiques en Ligne (gratuit) MaxiApple.com Avec l’innovante application Leia de Vybe Software, vous allez pouvoir créer gratuitement sur iPhone et autre iPad un site internet ou une boutique grâce à … The post Leia iPhone iPad – Créez Sites et Boutiques en Ligne (gratuit) appeared first on MaxiApple.com.
Tags: Iphone, Ipad, Internet, Seo, Leia, Ipod Touch, App Gratuites, AppStore, Leia de Vybe Software, Créez Sites et Boutiques en Ligne


Leia Succeeded Where Luke Failed

The Skywalker bloodline is perhaps defined by a series of failures. Anakin’s attempts to protect Padmé brought about the rise of the Empire. Luke’s pressure to live up to this prophecy of the chosen one brought about the undoing of his fledgling Jedi Order and his own nephew—who himself saw a moment of weakness and…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Princess Leia, Lucasfilm, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Luke, Anakin, Padme, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Takara TOMY MP-51 Arcee Compared with Ocular Max, Fanstoys, ToyWorld, Big Firebird Toys

Once again we have the BIG comparison guide from the ineffable, Cheem, showing us how the new Takara TOMY Transformers MP-5 Arcee measures up to the many other editions we have seen in recent years. Check out the guide comparing the 2010 Cartoon, MP-51 Arcee, Ocular Max PS-04 Azalea, FansToys FT-24 Rouge, Toyworld TW-M06 LEIA and the controversial Big Firebird Toys EX-01 NICEE.
Tags: Toys, Takara Tomy, Leia, Arcee Ocular Max PS 04 Azalea FansToys FT, Rouge Toyworld TW


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and the Problem With Nostalgic Blockbusters

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: here’s the problem with our biggest movies relying too heavily on nostalgia.) The end of any particular year in film and the beginning of the next – to say nothing of the transition between two entire decades – affords us the opportunity to introspect and pinpoint certain filmmaking trends and tendencies that stand out from the crowd, that recur over and ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Marvel, Stephen King, Disney, America, Star Trek, Features, New Jersey, Darth Vader, Quentin Tarantino, Tom Cruise, Avengers, Don Draper, John Williams, Leia