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Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide by Pablo Hidalgo

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:  The essential, comprehensive guide to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story™.
This exciting reference format accompanies the eagerly anticipated, first-ever standalone Star Wars™ movie: Rogue One. This beautifully detailed title features in-depth character profiles, plus 5 newly commissioned and fully annotated cross-sections of vehicles and mapped-out locations. With clear and authoritative text, this book is packed with essential information—and presented alongside stunning stills from the movie.

My copy was waiting for me at home last night.  I pre-ordered it from Amazon, and they delivered on the release date, true to their word!

This book is interesting because it's a little bit of a departure from previous DK reference books.  They seem to have folded multiple reference books into one single volume.  Whereas we used to get a Visual Dictionary plus an Incredible Cross-Sections book, and perhaps a locations book, this is a single book that appears to cover most of those bases.

I think this book provided some excellent background material on the organization of the Rebel Alliance.  That in itself made this a great read.

This one seems to have flown in under the radar.  This WalMart exclusive 3-pack has the Eadu versions of Cassian Andor & Jyn Erso, plus K-2SO.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Walgreens Black Series 6" C-3PO
« on: October 1, 2016, 10:28 AM »
KOTAKU FILES THIS POST about a number of upcoming Hasbro Star Wars exclusives, including this one at Walgreens stores:


Star Wars Dioramas and Displays / Twelfth Parsec "Space Base"
« on: September 24, 2016, 10:13 AM »
The guys at Twelfth Parsec have unveiled their new "Space Base".

This looks like it might be a prototype.  If they can refine this, it's going to look amazing.  And each room is available for sale separately as well as being available as a complete set.

Rogue One / Rogue One Class II Vehicle Sets
« on: September 4, 2016, 02:07 PM »
Some of the info that's been coming out has me wondering in which class of vehicle the REBELS A-wing is going to slotted.  It seems a little big for Class I, but is it big enough to be part of the Class II line?

The Black Series 6" Figures / 6" Black Series - Rogue One Wave 2
« on: September 1, 2016, 03:51 PM »
A little bit surprised that a couple of the figures mentioned in the Hasbro press release escaped notice:

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-Inch Figure Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Bring home the adventure from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY in impressive detail with STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figures. Each 6-inch scale figure features extensive articulation and realistic character design for the ultimate collector. Characters include JYN ERSO, CAPTAIN CASSIAN ANDOR, K-2SO, IMPERIAL DEATH TROOPER, DIRECTOR  KRENNIC, SCARIF STORMTROOPER SQUAD LEADER, and more. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on

You had to expect to see Director Krennic in a Black Series 6" figure assortment.  And it's good to see the Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader in there, too.

Rogue One / Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: August 28, 2016, 05:50 PM »
THIS JTA POSTING shows what seems to be the first wave of ROGUE ONE figures, with a look at the carded front and back of each figure.  Included in this wave are the following:

-Kanan Jarrus (Stormtrooper Disguise)
-Imperial Stormtrooper
-Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu)
-Imperial Ground Crew
-Kylo Ren
-Sabine Wren

The carded back images show enough detail where you can read the character bio.  And there's a segment of the cardback that also highlights the new Hasbro Star Wars StudioFX App, which allows you to make videos with your Star Wars toys.

Rogue One / Rogue One Rebel U-Wing Fighter
« on: August 15, 2016, 07:44 PM »
Check out this posting at From 4-LOM to Zuckuss.  They've got our first glimpse of what look like official Hasbro images of the 3.75" U-Wing Starfighter.  This vehicle also includes a 3.75" Captain Cassian Andor figure ..... and Nerf action features. 

These images appear to have leaked from a French product listing that was posted a little early.  The vehicle definitely looks scaled down.  And the original article stated that they think the price point will be around $50.


A new vehicle on the scene with the NERF strike force! A magnificent ship to ship your figurines and launch missiles.Nerve! Vehicle up figurines 10 cm.MEGA compatible with Nerf darts.

This is the ROGUE ONE - Black Series 6" Jyn Erso figure that was shown during the ROGUE ONE panel.

1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / 1/6 Scale Zuckuss
« on: July 4, 2016, 12:51 PM »
Next up in the 1/6th scale bounty hunter line?  Zuckuss!  Check for a product unveil for the new Zuckuss 1/6th scale figure at SDCC 2016.

The Original Trilogy / 'Revenge Of The Jedi' trailer
« on: May 29, 2016, 11:04 AM »
Check out this posting from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences:

With Star Wars (1977) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980) taking the world by force, 1982 was a year defined by anticipation for the third and (then) final chapter in the Star Wars saga. The film’s originally promoted title Revenge of the Jedi and its ultimate change to Return of the Jedi has always been of significance to fans. Advertising materials that bear the more aggressive Revenge title reveal how far along the film’s marketing cycle had come prior to George Lucas’ decision to dismiss it in favor of Return. From posters and trailers to merchandising tie-ins, Revenge artifacts represent a compelling period in Star Wars history.

The Academy Film Archive holds several trailers from the United States with the initial Revenge title, most of which announcing a May 25th 1983 release date which coincided with the anniversary of the original Star Wars stateside release in 1977. However, this peculiar and very brief Revenge of the Jedi teaser trailer originated from a cinema in the United Kingdom, where the film was originally being considered for a Christmas 1983 release. This rare teaser, preserved by the Academy Film Archive, was apparently shown with the U.K.’s May 1982 double feature re-release of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. American audiences would not get a glimpse of the third film until Star Wars was re-released in the U.S. in August 1982, meaning that this may be the earliest Revenge trailer distributed – and fans from across the pond got the first peek!

"Revenge Of The Jedi" trailer

Not so much a rumor since there are pics, but this morning I saw the post for an astromech 3-pack at Yakface.  Considering the lineup of droids?  I think this set might be linked to ROGUE ONE since at least one of them looks like it was in the hangar on Yavin IV in the first trailer.  Based on the packaging the droid lineup includes:


Rogue One / Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: April 25, 2016, 12:01 PM »
Saw this via the Yakface twitter feed.  I translated the text (thanks, Google!).  The YF post mentioned an AT-AT, but there's nothing in this Swiss retail product list that gets anywhere near that descriptive.  Other mentions of this "Signature Set" seem very much focused on this € 454.91 priced  offering being an AT-AT.  I've seen similar inclinations over at the RS forums.  Given the story of ROGUE ONE and the price, I'm leaning more towards a Death Star set. 

This ROGUE ONE product list was originally posted by Star Wars  Here's the translated text.  The prices that are listed in both Swiss Francs and Euros.

In our daily research news from the Star Wars collector world, we are on the Swiss online wholesale "yesterday Bazar Herscher encountered" were uploaded in which already the first Hasbro Rogue One article with some information.

Below we bring you all found Hasbro Rogue One Collectibles on the information contained to date. Of course, it must be noted that it is all the name is code-name and therefore also no pictures are of course available.

Please note: Prices are quoted in Swiss francs respectively. We have supplemented the converted € -Prices for orientation. The recommended retail price in Germany and Austria could differ, however, as the prices in Switzerland are higher.

12 "highlight 1  (Star Wars Rogue 1)

EAN code:  5010994978624
SKU:  B7098100
Price: CHF 74.90 (approx € 68.28)

12 "Highlight 2  (Star Wars Rogue 1)

EAN code: 5010994978648
SKU: B7098101
Price: CHF 74.90 (approx € 68.28)

12 "highlight 3  (Star Wars Rogue 1)

EAN code: 5010994978587
SKU: B7098103
Price: CHF 74.90 (approx € 68.28)

12 "Ultimate figures elect. (Star Wars Rogue 1)

EAN code: 5010994962241
SKU: B7077EU4
Price: CHF 49.90 (approx € 45.49)

Battle Action Basicfigures (Star Wars Rogue 1)

EAN code: 5010994962203
SKU: B7072EU4
Price: CHF 15.90 (approx € 14.49)

Battle Action Figure Set  (Star Wars Rogue 1 with two figures)

EAN code: 5010994961411
SKU: B7073EU4
Price: CHF 29.90 (approx € 27.26)

SWU 3.75 Signature Set  (Star Wars Rogue 1)

EAN code: 5010994965112
SKU: B7076EU4
Price: CHF 499.00 (approx € 454.91)

Class D vehicle  (Star Wars Rogue 1)

EAN code: 5010993317196
SKU: B7105EU4
Price: CHF 79.90 (approx € 72.84)

Class E vehicle  (Star Wars Rogue 1)

EAN code: 5010994961473
SKU: B7101EU4
Price: CHF 99.00 (approx € 90.25)

Class I Lead Hero Droid  (Star Wars Rogue 1)

EAN code: 5010994958718
SKU: B7102EU4
Price: CHF 57.90 (approx € 52.78)

Blaster Power Lightsaber  (Star Wars Rogue 1)

EAN code: 5010993302376
SKU: B8264EU4
Price: CHF 74.90 (approx € 68.28)

Eddy Action Lightsaber  (Star Wars Rogue 1)

EAN code: 5010993302390
SKU: B8263EU4
Price: CHF 85.00 (approx € 77.49)

Communicator Green Blaster  (Star Wars Rogue 1)

EAN code: 5010993307494
SKU: B7764EU4
Price: CHF 44.90 (approx € 40.93)

Dolphin Blue Trooper Blaster  (Star Wars Rogue 1)

EAN code: 5010993307470
SKU: B7763EU4
Price: CHF 99.00 (approx € 90.25)

Shark Trooper Deluxe Blaster  (Star Wars Rogue 1)

EAN code: 5010993307517
SKU: B7765EU4
Price: CHF 74.90 (approx € 68.28)

Star Wars Blaster Sidekick  (Star Wars Rogue 1)

EAN code: 5010994933173
SKU: B4439EU4
Price: CHF 27.90 (approx € 25.43)

Star Wars Trooper Blaster  (Star Wars Rogue 1)

EAN code: 5010994933043
SKU: B4441EU4
Price: CHF 39.90 (approx € 36.37)

14er Darts Refill Pack  (Star Wars Rogue 1, Glow in the Dark)

EAN code: 5010993308118
SKU: B7865EU4
Price: CHF 19.90 (approx € 18.14)

Super Soaker Alien Sidekick  (Star Wars Rogue 1)

EAN code: 5010994932947
SKU: B4446EU4
Price: CHF 42.90 (approx € 39.11)
Some item titles you can already guess pretty well to what products could be doing. In some other again, it is the more difficult. Plenty of room for the usual speculation indicated.

Once we learn more about the new Hasbro Rogue One Collectibles, we will tell you about course.

Veteran Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew, the man behind Chewbacca, has tweeted some pages from the original script for Star Wars.  Those pages depict a very different version of Obi-Wan Kenobi's confrontation with Darth Vader on the Death Star.  It's very difficult to imagine Obi-Wan escaping from his duel with Vader, and escaping aboard the Millennium Falcon.  His survival would have reshaped much of the saga without him becoming one with The Force, and he likely would have served in the capacity of Luke's Jedi Master in TESB had the script not been changed to what we saw in ANH.

Check out THIS ARTICLE by former Lucasfilm staffer Bonnie Burton.  It's about a group of fans called Team Negative One who acquired a 35mm print of the original theatrical release of STAR WARS (not A New Hope) and restored it to it's original glory.

Fans restore original 'Star Wars' for online release

A group of die-hards spent years cleaning a 35mm film print and published it online without George Lucas' later alterations -- or any permission.

If you saw the original 1977 "Star Wars" in theaters or grew up watching it on videotape or laserdisc, you may know every moment by heart.

When filmmaker George Lucas began revising scenes in 1997 in what became known as "Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope," some die-hard fans vowed to learn lightsaber skills to one day exact revenge.

Luckily, you don't need to go to the dark side to get back those precious original moments. A group of ambitious fans who call themselves Team Negative One decided to restore and release the original version online.

Fans can already legally buy Episodes IV, V and VI on DVD and Blu-ray, but those are actually the special editions that Lucas altered. If you don't mind scratches and poor sound quality, the unrestored versions of the films from laserdisc were made available as bonus material on a 2006 DVD release.

But in this new version made by fans calling themselves Team Negative One, each frame has been painstakingly restored from a 35mm theatrical print of "Star Wars." The high-def print was released on a movie message board in January, under the name "Silver Screen Theatrical Version," according to Movie Mezzanine blog.

This restored version shows scenes that die-hard fans care about deeply, like Han Solo shooting Greedo first. But what also is most impressive are Team Negative One's videos showing how they managed to transform the 35mm print into a version comparable to, and in some cases, better than the official Blu-ray release.

Unlike the fan-made "Star Wars Despecialized" edition which is made using multiple sources including the laserdisc, Blu-ray, 16mm print transfer and various audio dubs, this "Silver Screen Theatrical Version" from Team One Negative is from the 35mm theatrical print of "Star Wars."

"Why did it take over three years to complete?" YouTube user The Star Wars Trilogy wrote in its video description. "This is why. Manual cleanup alone took an average of one minute per frame. Star Wars has around 174,000 frames."

Clearly, this fan release of the film is not legal and will most likely be shut down by Disney and Lucasfilm lawyers soon. But it does make the point that if fans are willing to put in the time and effort to restore the version of "Star Wars" they want in their collections, why should it not be sold officially? Your move, Disney.

Check out the following links for a look at how some of the footage has been restored:

Team Negative One SW Reel 1 shot 2 cleanup example

Team Negative One's Star Wars Before / After Comparison 02

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