We're so excited to be part of the QuirkBooks Blog Tour for the third installment of Ian Doescher's Shakespearean retelling of Star Wars. The Jedi Doth Return hits physical bookstores and online retailers tomorrow! To celebrate its release, Ian has written a guest post for our site about his favorite science fiction reads.
Hot on the heels of the New York Times best seller William Shakespeare's Star Wars comes the next two installments of the original trilogy: William Shakespeare's The Empire Tell Me More!
This stunning incarnation of Twi'lek from the Star Wars universe mixes her galactic roots with a pinup burlesque style. The cosplay concept was dreamed up by Valentina Leontyeva and the photos were taken by Marianna Orlova. We're in love with everything about this cosplay from the light lilac tone of her skin, to the crystal, lace and pearl embellishments, to the oversized feather fans, and her retro makeup.
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Quantum Mechanix, known for their gorgeous Serenity keychain, has debuted three new Star Wars spaceship keychains at Toy Fair! The new additions to their line will include the Millennium Falcon, Boba Fett's ship Slave One, and an Imperial Star Destroyer. The availability and pricing has yet to be announced.
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Gentle Giant is releasing two adorable maquettes inspired by the Vader and Son and Vader's Little Princess books which were released last year. The maquettes will be released in Spring of 2014, just in time for Father's Day. The Vader and Son statue shows Luke Skywalker giving Darth Vader a tie and eagerly looking on as his father holds his new present. The Vader's Little Princess maquette shows Leia hugging Vader's leg after cutting hearts out of his cape. Both statues retail for $149.99. Tell Me More!
We spotted this adorable R2D2 wreath on Amy Ratcliffe's blog and immediately fell in love with it. We are always looking for new ways to incorporate our nerdy interests into our holiday decor, and this is the perfect idea for any Star Wars fan-- including us! Check out Amy's detailed and easy-to-follow instructions here. Tell Me More!
The official release date for Star Wars: Episode VII has been announced! We'll be getting the next film on December 18, 2015. Episode VII is the first Star Wars film to be released by Disney after they purchased Lucasfilm and it is the first in the sequel trilogy. The film will be directed by JJ Abrams. Star Wars: Episode VII will begin shooting in the Spring of 2014 in the UK.
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The next addition to Kotobukiya's Star Wars Bishoujo statues is the lovely Mara Jade Skywalker. Mara Jade is well known in the Star Wars extended universe. She originally worked for The Emperor and was instructed to kill Luke Skywalker, but she ended up marrying him instead. The Kotobukiya statue comes with a removable cape and two lightsabers, and feature Mara in her combat suit. You'll be able to own your own Mara in May of 2014 for $74.99 and you can pre-order her now on Amazon.
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Yesterday we showed you an image of the newest Star Wars villain, The Inquisitor, to be seen in the upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels, and today we have a ton of concept art from the series to share with you! The artwork first appeared at NYCC during the Star Wars Rebels panel.
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A new featurette was released at NYCC about the new animated series Star Wars Rebels. The video is available to view below, and it focuses mainly on The Empire, and the villains of Star Wars. The show is set during the rise of the Galactic Empire and the key setting for the series will be on the planet Lothal. The newest villain, and the first character announced since Disney purchased Lucasfilm is called The Inquisitor. The Inquisitor is under the control of Darth Vader. Also released Tell Me More!
The new animated Star Wars series, Star Wars Rebels, from Dave Filoni and Greg Weisman is set to launch around this time in 2014. The first 15 second teaser trailer for the series has been released. Star Wars Rebels is designed to be in full canon with the saga movies, including the upcoming Episode VII.
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