Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Why Have the 3D Re-Releases Been Postponed?

 With all of the excitement and buzz as months of speculation have come to an end, Lucasfilm have taken the opportunity to bury some embarrassing news. The 3D re-release of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith that were due for late this year have been cancelled. What led to this decision, and is it a smart move?

Monday, January 28, 2013

How much Influence will JJ Abrams have?

This piece is not a reaction to the announcement of JJ Abrams and what he will or won’t bring to the new trilogy. There has already been, and will be, plenty of fanboy discussion on every corner of the web about whether or not he is the right guy for the job. The prevailing opinion seems to be that he is. But what is the director’s role in the new movie?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Darth Vader Back on the Packaging in 2013

Courtesy of JediInsider.com
So not long after it turns out that Hasbro are completely shaking up the plan for the Star Wars action figure line, the UK Toy Fair has revealed that Lucasfilm have a new packaging design linked to Revenge of the Sith- and that it is designed to replace the Yoda design partway through 2013. What, why and will it work?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What would Zack Snyder mean for Star Wars?

The news that Zack Snyder is working on a Star Wars project was crushed before it had even done the rounds. But it reminded everyone what the announcement about a new Star Wars film every 2-3 years meant… the possibility of films beyond the core Saga. What impact could various, possibly high profile, directors have on Star Wars?

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Writers for New Movie are Cause for Optimism

Lawrence Kasdan
Star Wars fans have had mixed reactions to the announcement of Episode VII and movies beyond. Some are overjoyed that new films will be released and the franchise can continue, whilst others are concerned that without George Lucas it just isn’t Star Wars. What can offer hope to all Star Wars fans however, is the talent that looks set to be involved.

Monday, January 7, 2013

An Uncertain Future for Star Wars Action Figures

It’s a strange time for collectors of the Hasbro Star Wars 4” action figure collection. The Droid Factory line has been cancelled, the Vintage Collection has been extended with re-packaged figures and a rumoured new line is mysteriously entitled “Back to Black”. With Wave 1 Movie Heroes figures filling the pegs at stores everywhere, how can Hasbro re-invigorate the line rather than letting it continue to dwindle?