Official Star Wars Fragrances: Product Review

This post is sponsored by the KeepMe Group. I have been compensated for my time. All opinions are 100% my own.

KeepMe Group has teamed up with LUCASFILM and Disney to create The Ultimate Star Wars Collectors Gift – a range of Official Star Wars Fragrances boxed in beautifully designed packaging. The Star Wars fragrance collection includes six unique scents representing the light and dark side of the Force. Amazing, right!?

In the development of this, KeepMe Group has focused on creating a range of products that are true to Star Wars fans from many walks of life. The team, based in the UK, states these items have been created by Star Wars fans for Star Wars fans, and, with the attention to detail on the packaging, it’s evident. The hardcore fan and collectors will truly appreciate the attention to detail with references to characters (using unique designs that can ONLY be found in this collection and are artistic and beautiful) It truly is a cool product, combining high-quality Eau de Parfum fragrances with high-end packaging finishes. Basically, it appeals to a much more diverse audience than one might originally expect.

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First Order TIE Fighter and Rogue One Shoretrooper Replica Helmets In-Stock and Shipping from Anovos

There are two updates from Anovos today. The Star Wars First Order TIE Fighter Pilot and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Shoretrooper helmets are in-stock now and available for shipping.

Details below:

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New Story Unleashed in STAR WARS #38 as Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca Take Over as Creative Team

Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca Unleash a New Story in STAR WARS #38!
The Darth Vader creative team will take over the title in November!

New York, NY—July 26, 2017—Fans were blown away by their work in DARTH VADER, and we fell in love with a rogue archaeologist in DOCTOR APHRA. Today, Marvel is proud to announce that writer Kieron Gillen will continue to bring his exciting storytelling to a galaxy far, far away along with artist Salvador Larocca, when Gillen takes over as the writer for Marvel’s ongoing STAR WARS title this fall.

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The Caffeinated Collector: Episode 34 – Coming Back For More, Part 1. Which is actually Part 4…

Hello there! You may have noticed I was M.I.A. for a couple of months. Or, maybe you didn’t. If you didn’t, good. Just don’t tell me that you didn’t. Anywho, I’m back, baby, better than ever, and I’m ready to inundate you with thoughts, feelings, and remembrances. What you are about to read is part 1 in what will be an ongoing series about the Star Wars films. We all love Star Wars, most of us started out with the films, and we keep coming back to them time and time again. We all do this for different reasons, but the one common factor is that they just kind of feel like old friends, don’t they? Or a warm, fuzzy blanket on a chilly afternoon. Or….you know what, I’m gonna stop that right there before I drink a gallon of hot cocoa and fall asleep. My point is this: We love the saga. What I have been pondering is each film as a separate work. What keeps me coming back to each film individually? When I decide that I want to watch one, why do I choose the one that I opt for? I’ve found that the answer is different for each chapter in the saga, and that’s what my next several blogs will be concerned with. I’m going to go through each film one-at-a-time and discover what it is uniquely about THAT film that I am drawn back to. I’m sure I’ll surprise myself with a few of my findings, and hopefully it will give some of you an appreciation for elements of the films you’ve never noticed, or encourage you to consider this topic for yourself and discover your own answer for each film.

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Lattes with Leia Show #19: Collect All the Star Wars

Episode 19 of Lattes with Leia is here! This time around we discuss collecting. What Star Wars collectibles do we have on our shelves, when does collecting become hoarding, what sort of collecting rules do we have for ourselves? We also talk about BB-8 on the Run and The Science of Star Wars.

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SDCC: Lucasfilm Publishing — New Star Wars Stories Panel [Video]

Penguin Random House has released the full video of the Lucasfilm Publishing: New Star Wars Stories Panel. If you were unable to attend the panel at San Diego Comic-Con, you can now see all the exciting reveals for yourself — and there was a lot of news, both for upcoming Star Wars books and comics.

Check it out below:

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The Mystique of Stormtroopers

Stormtroopers in Formation

Dan Zehr recently asked patrons of Coffee With Kenobi, “What makes stormtroopers so cool?” He asked his question in conjunction with a giveaway of 99 Stormtroopers Join the Empire by Greg Stones. I answered with a few of my observations about stormtroopers, but the question got me thinking about stormtroopers in general. Stormtroopers are indeed popular. Go to almost any comic convention, and you will find the 501st Legion, the costuming group featuring the Empire that raises money for charity. Many, if not most, of the 501st’s members costume themselves in the white armor of the stormtroopers. Fans flock to get their picture taken with the stormtroopers. So, what it is about stormtroopers? What is the public perception of them? Why are they so popular. Here are some of my own thoughts on the subject.

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Introducing the Limited Run of Star Wars Death Trooper Replica Armor Kits from Anovos

News from Anovos:

The elite soldiers of Imperial Intelligence, Death Troopers are encased in specialized armor with a dark, ominous gleam. Our new Star Wars Death Trooper Armor Kit will be a limited run of just 300 units! These do-it-yourself kits are for costumers who enjoy building their own armor for a custom fit. Pre-order yours today and save 10% with discount code SDCCSTARWARS until July 23.

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Hasbro SDCC 2017 Convention Exclusives Pushed Back to September

Hasbro has updated the online availability of their San Diego Comic-Con exclusives. Originally slated for August 14 on, the three convention exclusives will now be available at some point in September.

These include the Black Series 6-inch Grand Admiral Thrawn figure, the Black Series 6-inch Luke Skywalker with X-34 Landspeeder, and the Black Series 6-inch Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) and Rey (Jedi Training) 2-pack.

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Her Universe SDCC 2017 Fashion Show — Images and Winners!

The 4th Annual Her Universe Fashion Show strutted its stuff yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con, and thanks to friend of Coffee With Kenobi, Brian Sims, we have a wealth of images from the event. It’s almost like being there! Out of 25 amazing fashions, three winners were chosen in the categories of Judges Pick and Audience Choice.  The winners will design a Disney Princess Fashion Collection alongside Her Universe founder, Ashley Eckstein. The designs will be available at Hot Topic in 2018.

Check out the images, and find out the winners, below:

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At Fan Convention, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Co-Screenwriter Shares Insights Into the Gig

A Guest Blog by Rhett Wilkinson

Appearance by wordsmith Gary Whitta headlines a Salt Lake City comic con heavy on Star Wars storytelling and continuity

Star Wars was a significant swath of Salt Lake Comic Con’s FanX 2017, with multiple panels, including one that featured Gary Whitta, co-screenwriter for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

At the panel Inside Rogue One, Whitta spoke about writing the first standalone film among the Star Wars films. Other panels on the event’s Saturday included The Interconnected Star Wars Universe and Full of Sith. They saw Lucasfilm Story Group executive Matt Martin and Full of Sith podcasters Bryan Young and Holly Frey answer questions from each other and attendees that usually had to do with the *story* of Star Wars.

(And, on the off-chance that you haven’t seen Rogue One yet, spoilers follow.)

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