ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY International Trailer #2

A new international trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrived a few days ago. The latest trailer gives us more of Jyn Erso’s backstory through flashback scenes to her childhood. We also get to see the Death Star in action, and Darth Vader!

Here’s the trailer:

Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.

Rogue One, arrives in theaters on December 16.

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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Official Trailer

W.O.W.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters on December 18 (same date as The Force Awakens debut) 2016. 

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STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC KNIGHTS OF THE FALLEN EMPIRE, BATTLE OF ODESSEN

Exciting news today from EA! BioWare and Lucasfilm released the climatic chapter in the episodic storyline of Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire. All active Star Wars: The Old Republic subscribers can now play through The Battle of Odessen and confront Arcann and his powerful fleet in a full-scale assault that will determine the fate of the galaxy.

Here’s the trailer:

The chapter also introduces new gameplay experiences to Star Wars: The Old Republic:

  • New Battler Cartel Market Pack: Inspired by the climactic new chapter, this pack contains a variety of new items which may include never-before-seen gear, like the Ruthless Scion Armor and ISO Droid Companion!
  • New Guss Companion Alliance Mission: Recruit the wily Mon Calamari scoundrel, Guss Tuno, as your Companion. When the Alliance receives a lead on the identity of a potential new recruit, the Outlander’s search unveils the most unlikely Jedi candidate – serving as apprentice under a man of questionable character.

For info on a free trial, visit www.swtor.com/fallen-empire/free-trial.

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LEGO Star Wars: Droid Escape Pod Review

Following is my ttpm review of the LEGO Star Wars: Droid Escape Pod from LEGO. Item number 75136.

LEGO revisits an iconic Star Wars scene in a new, small-sized, LEGO Star Wars set. The LEGO Star Wars: Droid Escape Pod, is a 197-piece set, LEGO item number 75136, that builds the escape pod used by C-3PO and R2-D2 in the movie, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The set comes with four LEGO minifigures of 3PO and R2, plus two Jawas.

Here’s the review.

For more info, and price check, check out the full review page.
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LEGO Star Wars Carbon-Freezing Chamber Review

Following is my ttpm review of the LEGO Star Wars Carbon-Freezing Chamber from LEGO. Item number 75137.

The LEGO Star Wars: Carbon-Freezing Chamber, from LEGO, is a 231-piece set that builds the crude but adequate facility on Cloud City where Darth Vader has Han Solo encased in Carbonite. The Carbon-Freezing Chamber set comes with the three minifigures of Han Solo, Boba Fett, and an Ugnaught.

Here’s the review.

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Happy Star Wars Day! Here are Some Deals

Each year on May 4, Star Wars fans celebrate one of their favorite movies by saying “May the Fourth be With You”. This play on the iconic line from Star Wars – May the Force be With You – has grown from a grassroots movement to becoming known as Star Wars Day. What better way to celebrate than with some great shopping deals.

Amazon

  • Amazon has a page of Star Wars Days deals including toys, apps and games.

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Marvel

  • Commemorate Star Wars Day this year with ten $1 comics, at your local comic shop. Just stop in a participating shop on May 4th.

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GameStop

  • Exclusive items like the Poe Dameron #1 variant and a full line of Star Wars accessories from Love and Madness.
  • 20% off select Star Wars housewares.

Toys ‘R’ Us

Build-A-Bear Workshop

  • Celebrate May the 4th with Build-A-Bear Workshop and save on Star Wars furry friends! Buy any Star Wars furry friend, get one for $10.
  • Offer valid April 28 – May 11 using promo code STARWARS10US.
  • Furry friend sized T-shirt with Star Wars May the 4th logo is the perfect way to celebrate Star Wars Day!

Walmart

Target

  • Free $10 gift card when you spend $50 on Star Wars items online at Target.com.
  • Offer valid on May the 4th only.

Bed Bath and Beyond

  • $20 off Sphero BB-8 the App-Enabled Droid.
  • Offer Valid April 30 – May 8.

Kohl’s

  • Take an extra 20% off select Star Wars Hasbro items at Kohls.com.
  • Offer valid May 4 – May 10 using promo code MAYTHE4th.

Best Buy

  • $20 off all officially licensed Star Wars: The Force Awakens wired controllers for XBOX One.
  • Offer valid May 1 – May 7.

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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Official Teaser Trailer

We finally have our first real look at the movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

When Lucasfilm and Disney first announced this (and the other Star Wars Anthology movies) I was excited, but also a little skeptical. Will these movies look and feel like stories that take place in the Star Wars galaxy, or will they just be spin-offs. Judging by the trailer for Rogue One, I think it’s safe to say that these are going to be full-on Star Wars movies!

Check it out:

Mon Mothma, Star Destroyers, Death Star, the rebel base on Yavin 4, and AT-ATs!!!! Sign me up.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters on December 18 (same date as The Force Awakens debut) 2016. 

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Box Office, Kung Fu Panda Holds The Top Spot

Kung Fu Panda 3  held onto the #1 spot for a second weekend in a row. Three new movies opened, but the only one to crack the Top 3 was the latest from the Coens – Hail, Caesar!, which debuted in 2nd. The Revenant dropped to 3rd (from #2), and Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens moved down a spot to #4. Speaking of Star Wars, the movie has now made more than $900 million domestically and is the third film to ever make over $2 billion worldwide.

Here is The Top 10 for the weekend of February 5 – 7, 2016:

1. Kung Fu Panda 3 (Fox $21,000,000)
2. Hail, Caesar! (Uni. $11,440,000)
3. The Revenant (Fox $7,100,000)
4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (BV $6,890,000)
5. The Choice (LGF $6,085,000)
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (SGem $5,200,000)
7. The Finest Hours (BV $4,715,000)
8. Ride Along 2 (Uni. $4,520,000)
9. The Boy (STX $4,098,000)
10. Dirty Grandpa (LGF $4,050,000)

New Movies in bold.

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