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Hasbro Reveal STAR WARS L0-LA59 (LOLA) ANIMATRONIC EDITION FROM OBI-WAN KENOBI SHOW

Kicking off their roll-out of product reveals for Star Wars Celebration, Hasbro and Star Wars revealed the next fan-favorite droid inspired by the OBI-WAN KENOBI live-action series – STAR WARS L0-LA59 (LOLA) Animatronic Edition and Interactive Electronic Figure. The STAR WARS L0-LA59 (LOLA) ANIMATRONIC EDITION lets kids and fans alike bring home a beloved droid companion. This toy features design and deco inspired by the OBI-WAN KENOBI live-action series on Disney+. Touch the censor on L0-LA59's head to activate more than 45 different light, sound, and movement combinations through 3 modes of play. Unlock Companion Mode by attaching L0-LA59's legs, Hover Mode by attaching her stand, or On the Go Mode by removing her from either base. She even responds to background noises with a series of lights, sounds, and movements. Kids ages 4 and up will love this adorable animatronic droid, which makes the perfect addition to any fan's Star Wars collection. Includes figure and 2 stand

OBI-WAN KENOBI” LIGHTSABERS ILLUMINATED LONDON WITH THE LIGHT AND DARK SIDE OF THE FORCE

  To celebrate the release Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+ tomorrow, London’s newly restored Battersea Power Station appeared as if reclaimed by a Tatooine sandstorm with each tower representing the light and dark side of the Force via a spectacular lightsaber illumination across the night sky. The new limited series will launch exclusively on Disney+ from May 27. “OBI-WAN KENOBI” begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” is dir

OBI-WAN KENOBI, NOSTALGIA, FAN EXPECTATIONS AND ME

One of my favorite "bumper sticker" sayings is that conflict in relationships almost always results from expectations not being met by one side or the other. I like that line of thinking because it can apply to almost any kind of relationship. As it pertains to this post, I am thinking about the relationship between fans of an Intellectual Property (IP) and the IP itself. I am thinking of this in relation to the premier of Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi , which is just one week from today. The story of Obi-Wan Kenobi between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope is the one as-yet untold Star Wars story I most want to see told, and it's the one I most would want to take a crack at as a writer. The story of a Jedi who reached the greatest heights of his craft, only to suffer a failure of galactic consequences. And to make it worse, he has to live with the guilt of his failure for another 20 years. Ah, there it is. You see it? Me laying out my own expectations for this show, and t

GET YOUR FIRST LOOK AT STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN #1!

Check out all eight covers and interior artwork for STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN #1, on sale July 6  The saga of the Mandalorian comes to Marvel Comics! Kicking off in July, STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN will be an eight-issue adaptation of the Disney+ series’ first season, giving fans a chance to relive the events and characters of Season 1 through the lens of writer Rodney Barnes and artist Georges Jeanty! From the thrilling introduction of Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin to his unforgettable first encounter with the Child, these iconic STAR WARS moments will be brought to life in a brand-new way, and you can get your first look at the highly-anticipated debut issue right now in a special preview! “The story of the Mandalorian checks so many boxes of the stuff I’m passionate about,” Barnes told StarWars.com. “I love Westerns, fantasy, science fiction, comedy, drama…it’s a dream gig for any writer. I’m just glad I was chosen for this assignment!” Check out all the covers right now and

John Williams SpaceCamp Soundtrack Two CD Intrada Album Announced

SpaceCamp Gets The Intrada Two Disc Treatment I will let you into a little secret.  I love a good training montage.  Most people when they think of such a thing will instantly go to the Rocky movies but for me its got to be SpaceCamp.  John Williams brings us a cracking two minutes training montage that never fails to bring a retro 1986 smile to my face.  Actually, I've always thought that the SpaceCamp soundtrack from John Williams often gets overlooked and it's a shame because it's a classic 1980's John Williams score.  Thankfully, the good folks over at Intrada are bringing out a two-disc special edition that will hopefully give it the love it fully deserves. For this release, producer Mike Matessino built the complete score program from Armin Steiner's original three-track film mixes, featuring a breathtaking and sweeping clarity to the score. This is featured on disc 1, along with three extras. Disc 2 presents the original RCA program as mixed for record by Len