Fans of a certain classic analog camera and the galaxy far, far away have a new ultimate bounty: Polaroid unveiled last week a limited edition The Mandalorian Polaroid Now camera and the Child-inspired instant film, available now. Sporting a design inspired by the Disney+ series’ titular helmeted warrior, the stunner of a camera seamlessly blends the retro-cool look and legacy of the beloved Polaroid brand with the aesthetic of one of Star Wars’ most popular new characters. In addition, the accompanying instant film features imagery of the Child, making for a playful, perfect companion to the device. For those who’ve never known the joy of Polaroid — load up the instant film, shoot, and watch as your image comes to life — or used to love it, this is the
As fans around the world celebrated the release of the final episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars earlier this year, the design team at Funko was putting the finishing touches on a new line of Pop! bobbleheads. Just as the seventh season showcased a sleeker animation style and more mature characters, as the story edged closer to the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, their adorable mouthless counterparts were imbued with a subtle evolution from earlier renditions.
“The paints on the Pops needed to feel like they properly represented the rendered animation,” says Funko’s senior product designer Reis O’Brien, “which led us to many rounds of trying different techniques of weathering, paint wipes, and dry brush techniques. But it’s always fun to see it all come together
At the first-ever Hasbro PulseCon this week, Hasbro revealed a galaxy of major new figures and collectibles across several lines celebrating all eras of the Star Wars saga.
Among the biggest announcements is one that’s sure to please bounty hunter fans everywhere: a new Hasbro HasLab crowdfunding campaign for the Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Razor Crest. In addition to the fan-favorite warrior’s very cool ship, the release will come with a 3.75-inch Mandalorian figure in Beskar armor with a one-of-a-kind soft goods cape — but only if the campaign is successfully funded. Want to make it happen? This is the Way: you can pre-order and back the HasLab Razor Crest for $349.99 (US/CAN; price may differ internationally). If the campaign is backed with a minimum 6,000 backers by November 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET, the
The Mandalorian ushered in a major visual effects innovation with StageCraft, the immersive screen that projects real-time 3D environments. But it also brought back a decidedly old-school technique that formed the very foundation of the original Star Wars: modelmaking.
Today, Industrial Light & Magic, the visual effects house of Lucasfilm, released a new mini-documentary called Inside ILM: Creating the Razor Crest, which tells the story of how ILM built and shot a model of the Mandalorian’s hulking vessel. With the advent of digital technology, models have been used less and less frequently over the years — though respect for the artistry and craft always remained at ILM and Lucasfilm. “Miniatures and motion control are in our DNA at ILM, and it’s been over 15 years since we have done
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.
113: “An Old Friend” (Season Six, Episode 5)
“To love is to trust. To trust is to believe.”
While on Scipio, Padmé Amidala is called upon by an old friend, Rush Clovis, to help uncover corruption in the Banking Clan. They must evade the bounty hunter Embo to escape the planet with the incriminating information.
Padmé’s past comes screaming back once more with the return of Rush Clovis, a known
When it came to designing lightsabers for the High Republic era, Lucasfilm knew that they had to be special — elegant weapons for a more civilized age, as Obi-Wan Kenobi might say. So they took inspiration from one of the most legendary swords in storytelling.
“We wanted to make the Jedi distinctive and instantly recognizable as Jedi Knights of the High Republic, and that applies not only to their clothing but to their lightsabers, as well,” says Michael Siglain, Lucasfilm Publishing’s creative director. “Internally, we often refer to the Jedi of this era as ‘the Jedi Knights of the Round Table.’ Taking that idea one step further, their sabers can be viewed as their own versions of Excalibur.”
Star Wars: The High Republic, a storytelling epic that kicks off
Amid the mystical Rings of Vaale lies an ancient living city, with bones that sing a haunting melody to drive all who hear it to madness.
In StarWars.com’s exclusive preview of Marvel’s Doctor Aphra #4, set after the events of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Aphra’s journey to the Lost City of Vaale ends with a bang as she and her surviving companions unlock the mysteries of a macabre security system gone rogue…
Doctor Aphra #4, from writer Alyssa Wong and artist Marika Cresta, with a cover by Valentina Remenar, arrives September 30 and is available for pre-order now.
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Think you know Star Wars? It’s time to take your trivia trials, Padawans.
The famed El Capitan Theatre will host a Star Wars-themed Trivia Night this Thursday, September 24, for fans of the Skywalker saga. And you don’t need to leave your home — this is an online-only event, and you can play by yourself or with a team.
Players must register by 4 p.m. PT that day to be eligible to participate when the games begin at 5 p.m. PT and 8 p.m. ET. Head over to ElCapitanTheatre.com for more details.
If you’re looking to brush up on your Star Wars knowledge, try some of StarWars.com’s quizzes and complete your training!
Good luck. You’re gonna need it.
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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.
Costumes, especially in a galaxy like Star Wars, help tell us what sort of world we’re being dropped into and — perhaps more importantly — who the characters are. After all, the look of Darth Vader’s imposing black armor stays in your mind long after the final credits roll. And without the signature look, Star Wars just wouldn’t be the same.
In the case of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the costumes also give a sense of the evolution of characters like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa, while helping to show that time has passed since