Alan Dean Foster is a name that would likely be familiar to avid readers of Star Wars novels. In fact, he was the ghost writer for the first novel ever made for the franchise, which was the original film's novelization, released in November 1976 (six months ahead of the film's release. He later wrote the first Expanded Universe novel, 1978's Splinter of the Mind's Eye, which was based on ideas from George Lucas for a low budget Harrison Ford-less sequel film that could have been made had the original film not been successful. 2002 saw the release of Foster's The Approaching Storm, which preceded the release of Attack of the Clones and explains the "border dispute on Ansion."
By the time that Microsoft bought Minecraft for $2.5 billion in 2014, Minecraft had pretty much conquered the whole world at this point. Teaming up with Star Wars to add on to this creative popular block-based platform is pretty much no brainer. The Star Wars brand and their universe have extended their creative platform from LEGO to another popular block-based platform for people who love to be creative with the tools of the Star Wars universe. The extension of the creative mind goes beyond across the galaxy as a Star Wars DLC pack is now available in Minecraft. This Star Wars Minecraft is packed with features such as a new map, skin pack mobs & item reskin, a fresh UI, texture text with a new original soundtrack and sound effects. This Minecraft Star Wars universe is what it says to be its biggest downloadable content mashup to this date. This Star Wars downloadable pack is altogether priced at 1,340 Minecoins, or between $15 to $20 dollars. About $7.66, given that a pack of 3,500 Minecoins costs about $20 dollar.
If you've got a Star Wars fan at home with a love of all things small, cuddly and equal parts deadly, then this is just the holiday time for you. Released now is a new Boba Fett plush, perfect for the kid in you or your actual children.
Out of all of the characters in cinematic history, few are as powerful and memorable as Darth Vader. Everything about him helped turn him into a cultural icon, including the American Film Institute ranking him as the second greatest villain in cinematic history behind only The Silence of the Lambs' Hannibal Lecter. From his look to his red lightsaber to the booming voice of James Earl Jones providing his dialogue, Darth Vader is a villain impossible to forget.
Star Wars is, without a doubt, the biggest and most influential film series (and arguably media series in general) in the history of film. Since its debut in 1977, it has been a cultural milestone, with it still being number two on the overall highest grossing films list, behind only Gone With the Wind. Since then, Star Wars has just been a part of society in a way that few other pieces of media have. With that in mind, it would be a huge honor to be a part of the universe, especially in an amazing show like The Mandalorian, arguably already one of the best TV shows of all time, and certainly one of the best pieces of Star Wars media possibly since the original trilogy.
We finally have a new Asajj Ventress collectible!
On a recent Fandom Friday, Hasbro Pulse announced a new set of figurines available for pre-order. All figures derive from characters from The Clone Wars animated series.