The Mandalorian, or "The Baby Yoda Show" as I am sure some viewers may call it, has depicted a lot of memorable moments for The Child. His introduction alone was a mindblowing reveal that was totally unexpected by viewers on day one of the series. Since then, we have seen him eat a frog, Frog Lady's eggs, and now some "space macarons."
After all these years since the first Star Wars film came out in 1977, from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope to the recent Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, and throughout the rest of the universe consisting of comic books, video games, novels, TV series )including live action and animation), it had never been revealed what the real nickname of Chewbacca, our all time favorite Wookiee, was. Chewie, as his friends call him, has finally been given a new, grander nickname. It is an interesting aspect to hear about after all these years. He finally earns the name.
When it comes to the Star Wars franchise and its fandom, it seems like a miracle these days when fans generally agree on one thing. The Mandalorian has been perceived as such. It has long been a crowd pleaser for the fandom, and even casual viewers. But the longer that a Star Wars story lasts, the more likely it is to introduce something that may be off-putting to some fans.
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."
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.
Darth Vader has been a staple of Marvel's Star Wars comics. He is now on his third ongoing series, this one written by Greg Pak and set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. As has been the trend, there have been prequel connections and psychological study moments of the character that is Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader. Given that this story has been coming out after the release of The Rise of Skywalker, there is also the opportunity for this series to tie into aspects of the sequel trilogy.