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Hasbro Pulse Fan First Friday: New Star Wars Toys Revealed

Soon you can walk the halls of the Tantive IV to defend the Rebel Alliance or enforce the rules of the Galactic Empire, enjoy unlimited power with Emperor Palpatine’s lightsaber in your grasp, and build out your own clone army with a selection of new toys hitting store shelves this fall from Hasbro.

During the Hasbro Pulse Fan First Friday livestream this morning, we got our first look at new action figures, playsets, and other toys from the brand’s most popular Star Wars lines, including The Black Series and The Vintage Collection.

Here’s the full rundown of everything that’s been revealed so far with pre-order links that will go live at 1 p.m. PST and 4 p.m. EST today.

 

The Vintage Collection

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Funko Honors Star Wars Concept Artist Ralph McQuarrie with New Pop! Bobbleheads

When Funko’s senior product designer Reis O’Brien was younger, he came upon some Star Wars tomes that would have a profound effect on him. They weren’t the sacred Jedi texts, but for a fan and a future artist, they were close.

“I had books, when I was a kid. The Art of Star Wars and The Art of The Empire Strikes Back,” O’Brien tells StarWars.com. “They had a lot of [Ralph] McQuarrie sketches in them. Those early sketches always blew my mind.”

Ralph McQuarrie is, of course, the legendary Star Wars concept artist that gave form to George Lucas’ ideas when making the original trilogy. To put it simply, Star Wars does not exist as we know it without his work. On top of that, his images were

Empire at 40 | The LEGO Star Wars “Bespin Duel” Set Celebrates the Moment That Changed Everything

On May 21, 1980, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back made its theatrical debut. To celebrate the classic film’s landmark 40th anniversary, StarWars.com presents Empire at 40,” a special series of interviews, editorial features, and listicles.

“I am your father.” Following a brutal duel, Darth Vader reveals a terrible truth to Luke Skywalker, turning his world upside down. In 1980, these words shocked moviegoers just as much as the young Jedi, and it ended Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with a cliffhanger for the ages.

Now, Star Wars fans can experience it again — in beautiful LEGO brick form.

Launching August 27 exclusively on Target.com, the new LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel set celebrates the climactic clash between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, in honor of the

The Clone Wars Rewatch: You’ve Got “The Wrong Jedi”

To celebrate the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Disney+, we’re undertaking a full chronological rewatch of the five original seasons, The Lost Missions, and the theatrical release. We’d be honored if you would join us for the weekly #CloneWarsRewatch — you can watch this week’s episode on Disney+ now — and share your thoughts on the award-winning series.

108: “The Wrong Jedi” (Season Five, Episode 20)

“Never give up hope, no matter how dark things seem.”

Synopsis:

On trial for murder, Ahsoka faces her greatest challenge.

Analysis:

It’s treason, then. A conflicted Jedi Council expelling Ahsoka Tano from the order and allowing her to face a military tribunal for her alleged crimes is the latest in a long list of betrayals of everything the Jedi claim to value.

The Jedi

Running Out of Options in Marvel’s Doctor Aphra #3 – Exclusive Preview

Nothing seems to come easy for Chelli Lona Aphra.

In StarWars.com’s exclusive preview of Marvel’s Doctor Aphra #3, set after the events of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Aphra finds that her search for the mystical Rings of Vaale has come to a sudden halt: most of her crew seems to have perished, and rival Ronen Tagge’s goons have closed in. Still, it takes a lot to keep the good doctor from her payday…

Doctor Aphra #3, from writer Alyssa Wong and artist Marika Cresta, with a cover by Valentina Remenar, arrives August 26 and is available for pre-order now.

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Maul Revels in His Revenge in Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Stories of Light and Dark – Exclusive Audiobook Excerpt

“At last we will have revenge.”

Maul’s words in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace echo throughout his life as a Sith and beyond. In StarWars.com’s exclusive audiobook excerpt of “Dark Vengeance” by Rebecca Roanhorse, taken from Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Stories of Light and Dark, an older Maul recounts his tale of survival and quest for revenge against Obi-Wan Kenobi. An adaptation of the classic The Clone Wars episode “Brothers,” Sam Witwer returns to the role of Maul once more with a menacing performance. Check it out below.

First Editions of Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising Pay Homage to the Grand Admiral – First Look

In a sea of identical white-armored stormtroopers and stoic, gray-uniformed Imperial officers, the Chiss tactician Grand Admiral Thrawn stands out for the blue tinge of his skin and his glowing red eyes. But before he climbed the ranks of the Empire, Thrawn made his home in the Unknown Regions, thriving among the Nine Ruling Families of the enigmatic Chiss Ascendancy.

On September 1, fans will learn more about Thrawn’s origins in the first book in a new trilogy by Timothy Zahn, Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising. To celebrate the return of Zahn’s fan-favorite character, StarWars.com is thrilled to reveal a glimpse the first edition of the book, which has been printed with blue pages, as well as color and accents throughout the interior.

This special edition

Funko Reveals New The Child Pop! Bobblehead

The Child, with its favorite toy, can now join your Funko Pop! Star Wars collection.

Funko revealed today a new Pop! bobblehead inspired by The Child, featuring the mysterious alien holding a detached control knob from the Razor Crest’s cockpit. As fans of The Mandalorian know, the Child routinely unscrews the control knob from a lever (sometimes to the chagrin of his protector), charmingly adopting it as a plaything. Check out the very, very cute bobblehead below!

Only at GameStop in the US, the Funko Pop! bobblehead depicting The Child with Control Knob arrives mid-September and is available for pre-order now.

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Answer 10 Questions and We’ll Tell you What Star Wars Movie to Watch Right Now!

Can’t decide which of the 11 Star Wars movies to watch today? Like Jek Porkins, we’ve got you covered. Just answer this quick 10 question StarWars.com quiz and we’ll help you determine the right film to match your current mood. Then the perfect movie night just a click away on Disney+.

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