It's not like our readers really need a heads up, but Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters a mere week from tonight! You'll want to make sure you get your tickets soon if you haven't already. Also, beware of spoilers floating about from even some of the promotional videos for the film, but of course also on social media, and elsewhere.
Star Wars Celebration 2019 is heading to Chicago! Celebration 2019 will take place at McCormick Place on April 11-15, 2019. Multi-day tickets, single day tickets, and VIP passes are scheduled to go on sale June 5 at noon CST at www.starwarscelebration.com.
Site sponsor Entertainment Earth is taking pre-orders for a number of former Walmart exclusive Black Series 3.75" figures in sets or cases. If you're missing some of the Walmart figures, like the Scarif Stormtrooper, Ahsoka, or the Elite Praetoran Guard, it might be worth a look!
StarWars.com has posted a feature on The Moviemaking Magic of Star Wars: Creatures & Aliens, the first book in a new series that goes behind the scenes of Star Wars movie-making. The book includes a number of photos, fold out features, and sketch books that showcase the evolution of our favorite creatures and aliens.
Our friends at Yakface.com posted a pair of interesting store reports from a Toys R Us store in Hong Kong. This particular TRU store had not one, but two unannounced exclusives - a 3.75" The Last Jedi figure 5-pack and a Black Series 6" "Blast Effect" Stormtrooper. No word on when (or if) these items will see distribution in the USA.
StarWars.com has announced a new series of books and comics focusing on the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. The Flight of the Falcon series will feature the Millennium Falcon through different eras of Star Wars storytelling, from just before Solo: A Star Wars Story through the new trilogy, even tying into Disney's new Galaxy's Edge plans.
Hasbro has released an update for the Force Link 2.0 App. Version 1.6 includes minor bug fixes and improvements, but does not appear to include any new content. You can download the app at the App Store and Google Play.
Just a reminder that Boss Fight Studios' kickstarter campaign to create a line of 1:18 scale articulated horses ends on Friday, May 11. In addition to the horses, there are accessory sets and creature kits that allow you to transform the horses into unicorns, pegasus, or centaurs!
In celebration of May the 4th, Hasbro's PR team sent us an amazing Solo: A Star Wars Story goodie box filled with the newest Star Wars toys and games. Click here to check out what was inside the box!
Now through May 6th, you can get 20% off and free standard shipping on most Star Wars products currently for sale on Hasbro Toy Shop by using promo code MAY4TH at checkout!
Tickets for Solo: A Star Wars Story are finally on sale! Head on over to your favorite movie ticket pre-sale site (like Fandango or MovieTickets.com) and grab yours now!
Site sponsor Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for a new exclusive figure - Black Series 6" Admiral Piett. Piett is priced at $21.99 and is expected to ship in June.
Lucasfilm and Star Wars: Force for Change announced Roar for Change. The initiative invites fans to share their own version of Chewbacca's iconic roar. For each public post, like, or share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter that includes #RoarForChange between May 3 – 25, Force for Change will donate $1 to UNICEF USA, up to $1 million.
The Target exclusive Black Series 6" Solo Chewbacca figure has started hitting stores this week. Our pals at Yakface.com are reporting on an error version where a piece of Chewie's blaster is missing. Check out the story and be sure to check the figures carefully before you buy!
Once again, StarWars.com has posted a Star Wars Day Deals Guide to help you get the most out of May the 4th this year. Jump on over and check out the deals from Hallmark, Mattel, Her Universe, and more!
Four of the Solo: A Star Wars Story posters are now available on Disney Movie Rewards. For 800 points each, you can grab the Solo character poster, the Chewie character poster, the theatrical teaser one-sheet, or the theatrical payoff one-sheet. Thanks to Yakface.com for the heads up.
The Force Link 2.0 App is finally ready and able to push Solo content to your Force Link 2.0 gauntlet. Many folks (including myself) had troubles getting the Force Link reader through all three of the required updates. If you're having troubles, give this fix a try. You can download the app at the App Store and Google Play.
Site sponsor Entertainment Earth has opened up a new pre-order for the Vintage Collection Rogue One Imperial Combat Tank slated for release in August. This premium vehicle features moving tracks, detailed interior, and more, for $79.99 with free shipping! Order yours today!
It looks like the upcoming Walmart exclusive The Vintage Collection Rey (Island Journey) figure has started popping up in overseas ebay auctions. Shouldnt be too much longer before she starts hitting stores here in the USA. Thanks to our friends at Yakface.com for the tip.
Now through May 6, you can get $10 off most orders of $75 or more on HasbroToyShop.com by using promo code RAINYDAY at checkout!
Lucasfilm has released a new behind-the-scenes style look at Solo: A Star Wars Story. In the feature, Becoming Solo, Director Ron Howard and the cast share exciting new footage and insights into the young scoundrel.
StarWars.com has announced that production has begun on a new animated series. Star Wars Resistance will follow a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.
Today we received another #MUGGLife Promo Box courtesy of Hasbro's PR team. The box contained four of Hasbro's newest Mighty Muggs figures to celebrate Avengers: Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Click here for more on the box and the Mighty Muggs line.
The Hasbro Behind the Workbench: Jabba's Sail Barge The Khetanna booklets have started arriving in backers' mailboxes. I received my booklet today in excellent condition. There have been a few reports of booklets arriving damaged due to mishandling during shipping, so hopefully your booklet arrives safely!
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