Joe Corroney has worked for pretty much everyone in the comics industry, and that includes creating Star Wars art for Disney and Lucasfilm. So he was a perfect fit for Denver Comic Con when they sought to create a piece of artwork in honor of Carrie Fisher, who was scheduled to attend the con before she passed in December. [click to continue…]
To celebrate Star Wars Day, Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles released new Princess Leia and Han Solo figures along with a look at their upcoming Luke Skywalker. They even dropped a life-size (7-foot tall) Vader statue for anyone with a loooooot of disposable income. Take a closer look at the figures below. [click to continue…]
Ever since the Star Wars franchise was purchased by Disney, fans have questioned whether or not Leia should be an official Disney Princess. Carrie Fisher’s passing has prompted one fan to launch a petition on Change.org in an attempt to persuade Disney CEO Bob Iger to bend the rules: [click to continue…]
After Hot Toys made their 1/6 Scale Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader figures, you had to figure that it was only a matter of time before the family was complete. Well, Leia’s here and she’s gorgeous. The new Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope Princess Leia 1/6 Scale Collectible Figure has captured Carrie Fisher perfectly –– right down to that signature hairstyle and her determined expression.
The figure has over 28 points of articulation, a newly developed head sculpt, detailed hair sculpt, specially tailored costume, two types of blasters, five interchangeable palms, and a figure stand. It’s the variety of extra hands I find kind of awesome here, because it gives you lots of ways to pose her holding her weapon like the self-rescuing princess she is.
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The newest wave of Star Wars Black Series action figures is out and they look great. This set includes Commander Cody, IG-88, and Leia in her Boushh disguise (she looks like a totaly BAMF). The detail on all of them is pretty awesome.
If you missed it, Wave 8 looks pretty great as well. Stormtrooper Han and Luke, Emperor Palpatine, and a Clone Captain make up that case.
Wave 8 is estimated to arrive in April, Wave 9 is expected in June.
Entertainment Earth has both waves, plus past Black Series figures in cases and broken into single figures available to order or pre-order now.
This beautiful work-in-progress art is the brainchild of James Hance. We’ve featured work by James Hance in the past with everything from Winnie the Pooh/Star Wars mashups to Doctor Who to Adventure Time. Now he’s put Princess Leia with Indiana Jones. I don’t think that counts as cheating on Han, does it?
(Geek Tyrant via GAS)
Now you can lounge with a bikini-clad Princess Leia while relaxing in your own bikini this summer. This 30″ x 60″ beach towel features an art nouveau design by Adam Hughes that looks like it’s advertising cruises on Jabba’s sail barge. The text reads:
The Mighty Dune Sea
& Jabba Cruises
Last Daughter of
Sarlacc the Magnificent
and the execution of the prisoners
Sy Snootles and the Max Rebo Band
Figrin D’an and his wailing Modal Nodes
The Comedic Computations of L-MAO
The Sinewy Dance of Oola CANCELLED
This is an officially licensed Star Wars product and will have you dreaming of cruising the Dune Sea while you’re lying on the sandy beach of your choosing.
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Jeffrey Brown, author of Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess, has a new book coming out called Goodnight Darth Vader. Vader may be ready for his kids to go to sleep, but his twins, Luke and Leia, want a bedtime story first — one that involves the aliens, heroes, villains, and monsters of their world.
Goodnight Darth Vader is due out in August 2014, but it’ll debut at Comic-Con International the week of July 21st and we’re sure we’ll get more news as the date approaches.
In the meantime, we have printable Valentine’s Day cards by the author for your Star Wars dose of cute.
You can get them after the break (click to enlarge).
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She may have been unwilling to give up the location of the secret rebel base, but she’s perfectly happy to confirm her return in the next Star Wars movie. Carrie Fisher let loose the news in a recent interview with Palm Beach Illustrated.
Disney is going to continue the Star Wars saga, producing movies set to hit theaters starting in 2015. Can you confirm whether you’ll reprise the role of Princess Leia?
A definite, one-word answer that has fans everywhere squealing in delight. Then they asked her the follow-up question that you know you wanted to ask, too.
And still wearing the bagel buns?
The bagel buns and the bikini, because probably she has sundowners syndrome. At sundown, she thinks that she’s 20-something. And she puts it on and gets institutionalized.
Really, I don’t care what she does with her hair or how well that metal bikini fits. The important part is that Princess Leia is back!
UPDATE: A rep for Fisher told CNN that “she was joking” with regard to her return as Princess Leia. While that wouldn’t be surprising, it could also be simple backtracking. Mark Hamill recently revealed that the powers-that-be were talking to the cast about reuniting, so it seems like this is the direction that they want to go in.
(Palm Beach Illustrated via io9)
This comic by Katie Cook details the perfect reaction one should have to someone replying to “I love you” with “I know.”