40 Years Ago, at a Drive-Inn 6 Hours Away

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   A long time ago, at a Drive-In that still exists today, a seven year old me was taken by his Father to see Star Wars. Alright, it was 40 years ago. We went to the Sacramento Six a lot in those halcyon days but we rarely went to a showing more than once. Star Wars was one of those films that my Dad had no problem seeing over and over.  I thought it was pretty OK too.

Meet Mark Boudreaux, Star Wars Toy Designer for 40 Years

   This article is part of a special StarWars.com series in honor of Star Wars’ 40th anniversary on May 25. With Star Wars celebrating its 40th anniversary this week, fans all over the world have be [read more…]

Source: Meet Mark Boudreaux, Star Wars Toy Designer for 40 Years | StarWars.com

   This is the (right) stuff of dreams! Many of us owe this individual much gratitude for hours of entertainment. I pulled the prototype Falcon image for two reasons, it’s awesome, AND it is a photo that I have personally never seen before.

Hasbro Star Wars Creators Talk New Toy Lines

   We sat down with the toy creators for an exclusive chat about the new Hasbro Star Wars lines out for this year’s 40th Anniversary celebration! [Read More…]

Source: CS Interview: Hasbro Star Wars Creators Talk New Toy Lines

Star Wars: May the 40th be with You!

   I am all about the vintage Kenner Star Wars line, and seeing them animated in a short by the team at Hasbro is simply awesome!

Star Wars Trailers…

   Star Wars: the Last Jedi, looks incredible! ☝ You can definitely tell that Rian Johnson has a different style than JJ.  I am pretty excited for it, but I think I am even more excited to watch the next season of Rebels. 👇

Star Wars: Tamashii Nations’ Darth Maul… 素晴らしい!

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   If I could afford anything in this line, I would get this guy. Next to the Stormtroopers in Yoroi, this design resonates with my love of Star Wars and my admiration of the Feudal Japanese aesthetic. Darth Maul is simply stunning. The character was one of my favorite parts of the Phantom Menace, and I totally dig the treatment that this gives him.

Star Wars Follies by RetroBlasting

   From time to time I love to revisit RetroBlasting‘s video catalogue. Check out their Star Wars Follies series. It’s pretty cool to chart the progress that Michael and Melinda have made in their production quality. Michael’s sardonic whit is a nice punctuation on in-depth mini documentaries on great toys, toons, and times.

   Check out more from them on YouTube, give them a follow on Twitter, and like them on Facebook.

Podcast Spotlight: The Resistance

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The Resistance is a weekly Podcast by Justin Seeley of Star Wars Collectors Galaxy

   The Resistance is a weekly podcast devoted to Star Wars. Justin Seeley breaks down the latest happenings in the Star Wars universe, such as upcoming films, reviewing films of the past, discussing fan theories, and interviewing special guests from around the galaxy. If you’re into Star Wars, this is the podcast you’re looking for!

   I wait for this podcast each week. Podcasts are life for me in my daily occupation. His former podcast, Star Wars Collectors Galaxy, was a favorite collector focused show of mine for the last year. Vintage was a huge reason why that was. Just brings just as much interest in the area of modern as well as vintage. He a knowledgeable, nice guy, who has a great presence behind the mic. Give him a listen…

   Check out his show on these various platforms:

I Am Your Father

   This is playing on Netflix. It’s a great tribute to Dave Prowse, the man who played Darth Vader. The documentary goes into why Lucasfilm has had issues with Dave. There is a nice scene that Dave films, that isn’t shown, as sort of a moment of closure. Watch the film, and enjoy it for yourself.