Today is the start of New York Comic-Con and Hasbro has revealed some new figures from the Black Series 6 Inch line. There is one new figure from The Last Jedi and the rest are from the Original trilogy. We knew DJ was coming in 3.75 inch figures but now we have confirmation he will also be released in 6 inch, the figure looks great! For the OT figures, it’s Lando Calrissian in Skiff Guard disguise, 4-LOM and Dengar, we also knew they were coming thanks to rumors but NYCC is giving us the first look at these figures. Rey (Resistance) was also presented there, she had already been revealed at SDCC but this time, we know she will have her poncho for the rain as an accessory like the 3.75 inch version. All these new figures will use the digital face print app technology, the same tech that S.H. Figuarts and MAFEX use. They are likely to be released in early 2018.
There were already two new promos released today for Star Wars Rebels season 4 and now there’s another one. It includes plenty of new footage from the season premiere!
Star Wars Rebels season 4 premieres Monday, October 16th.
Today’s episode of Forces of Destiny has just been released! It’s “The Starfighter Hunt” with Padmé Amidala and Ahsoka Tano.
After Ahsoka has taught Padmé some starfighter combat move, she has to put what she learned in practice when a Vulture droid attacks them. Ahsoka doesn’t play a big role in the episode, it’s really Padmé who does everything with R2-D2 and takes down the droid, it’s Padmé episode. It’s a really nice episode! I love how Padmé has her own personal Naboo fighter, it’s chrome just like her Naboo yacht and Naboo starship from Attack of the Clones and The Phantom Menace!
This is the last new episode from last week TV Special, the other four episodes will be released after the October 29th TV Special.
Two new promos for Star Wars Rebels season 4 have been released, the first contains new footage and comes from Disney X.D. US while the second is from Disney X.D. Canada and only contains footage from the second trailer. The series returns October 16 for its final season.
Episode IX was recently pushed back to December 2019 after J.J. Abrams was appointed director. Now, Variety is reporting that production will start in June 2018. Production was originally planned for February 2018 but with Trevorrow being replaced by J.J. Abrams, who has now to write a script with Chris Terrio, it lead to things being postponed.
The Disney Youtube channel has just released a new episode of Forces of Destiny – “Teach You, I Will.” Today feels like a perfect day for this episode as it features Ahsoka Tano!
In this short, Ahsoka is learning to use her two lightsabers. First, she trains with Anakin but he doesn’t manage to get her to use properly her second blade then she trains with Yoda, who teaches her to take what she learns and make it her own. That’s a good lesson here because it’s how you get better at what you do. Forces of Destiny is really about the smalls things but it’s what matters, to quote Gandalf in The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey “It is the small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keeps the darkness at bay. Simple acts of kindness and love.” It’s the beauty of this series and that’s why it’s important, to kids but also to everyone. I really love this new episode and I always want more stories from the clone wars era! This one is not only teaching us a good lesson but it also gives a little more backstory for how Ahsoka learned to use her second lightsaber.
The episode “Tracker Trouble” has just been released on Disney Youtube channel. It was part of yesterday’s TV Special on Disney Channel in the US.
This short features Rey, Finn, Chewbacca, BB-8 and Han Solo. It takes place during The Force Awakens before the team arrives on Takodana. The Millenium Falcon is pulled out of hyperspace because of a tracker that Unkar Plutt put on the ship. Rey and Chewbacca work together to locate it and get rid of it. It’s a pretty cool episode! It was absolutely delightful to hear John Boyega voicing Finn again and Daisy Ridley voicing Rey. I really love the Rey shorts, they’re nice little stories. For Han Solo, it was Kiff VandenHeuvel doing the voice and I got to say, he did a good job at it, it’s something close from Harrison Ford’s voice!
We will update you when more of yesterday’s shorts are released!