Let Your Voice Be Heard in the ANOVOS Star Wars Product Survey!

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The licensed costume and prop maker ANOVOS is looking to further develop their Star Wars product line through 2015, and they’d like your input. The products in question are part of their “soft-goods” (anything that doesn’t require armor) line. Since there is a restriction on how many costumes they can produce during the course of one year, they need to determine the area of greatest demand.  That’s where you come in!

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VANS Introduces its Star Wars Themed Holiday Collection

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Take a Walk on the Dark Side – VANS to Release STAR WARS™ Themed Holiday Collection

Vans teams up with the Star Wars brand once again, this time exploring the dark side of the Force to introduce new designs inspired by villains from the original trilogy. Taking cues from the summer collection, the Vans x Star Wars holiday offering extends through Classics footwear to men’s apparel and accessories combining heritage Vans prints with Star Wars villains from around the galaxy.

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Melinda’s Brew : A Celebration Fit For Rebels [like us]!

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T – is for the tremendous honor it is to be part of the Coffee With Kenobi Family.

I – is for the immeasurable joy I feel whenever you stop by to read something I’ve written.

M – is for my musings you let me share with you.

E – is for the energy that fills me up when I read your thoughtful comments.

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Announcing the Third Annual ‘Star Wars Reads Day!’

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From the youngest Stormtrooper to the wisest Jedi, this October 11th, artists, authors, educators, librarians, book retailers, and readers will join forces to celebrate the global phenomenon of Star Wars Reads Day!

THIRD ANNUAL STAR WARS READS DAY STRIKES BACK ON OCTOBER 11, 2014!
Franchise Events Will Include Star Wars Rebels for the First Time

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Here’s a First Look at the Variant Cover for Star Wars #1 by Joe Quesada

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This January will see the return of Star Wars comics to Marvel with the debut of Star Wars #1, and now we have our first look at the variant cover for that issue featuring artwork by Joe Quesada. Here is the word from the Official Site:

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A New Found Respect For Uncle Owen

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It may not be known to a lot of CWK readers and listeners, but right after Star Wars Weekends ended, my personal life went crazy. Out of nowhere and in the blink of an eye, our happy family of 3 grew by one as we added a foster child to our numbers. For the purpose of this blog, we will call her Ahsoka. Our new lil padawan is only 2 and half years old and has greatly changed our lives. This wasn’t something we sought out, much less something we were ready for. Everything happened so fast too. From the time of the phone call asking us to take her to the time she moved in was only a couple of months. Now that there are 4 of us and there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in a day. Laundry doesn’t seem to ever be done, and potty training has reemerged as a dominating factor of my days again. Its created an extra stop in the morning to drop Ahsoka at the Jedi Academy preschool, another in the afternoon to pick her up. An extra bath time in the evening, and extra plate to set at meal time. This lil padawan has added a lot of work and at times stress into our lives.

Yet, as I sit here right now typing this with one hand as I’m holding her while she is coughing and running a fever, I would not want my life any other way. Even though Ahsoka’s arrival added a lot of complications and work into our lives, her arrival has added more good. She has added a lot of hugs, laughs and love into our lives, lives which we thought were pretty complete. Why am I telling this story you ask. It’s for this reason, through all the experiences of the past few months, I began to analyze my views on a lot of things. This time of analysis and self exploration let me to realize I have been too hard on one of the most crucial characters in the Star Wars Saga, Owen Lars.

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‘Star Wars Rebels: Spark of the Rebellion’ Now Available via Watch Disney XD

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If you’re a verified user of Watch Disney XD, or if you have the Watch Disney XD app, you will be able to watch the premiere of Star Wars Rebels: Spark of the Rebellion on any enabled smartphone, tablet, or connected television. According to StarWars.com, the premiere was moved up to today – Friday, September 26 – allowing for a one-week preview of the episode before it formally debuts on October 3. Continue reading

Book Chat: How Star Wars Conquered The Universe by Chris Taylor

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We are happy to welcome Chris Taylor of Mashable .com to join us for a Book Chat at Coffee With Kenobi.  Chris’ new book How Star Wars Conquered the Universe is coming out September 30th, and examines Star Wars’ impact on Culture, not just Popular Culture, but Culture in general.  This is the Podcast you’re Looking for!

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An Examination of the Prologue of the Star Wars Novelization by Guest Blogger Mike MacDonald

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I recently picked up at an antique store, an excellent conditioned paperback copy of the 1976 movie adaption to Star Wars, ghost written by Alan Dean Foster. This was one of the first (if not the first) piece of Star Wars merchandise I can remember ever owning as a kid. My brother Doug and I flipped through the photo insert pages until they were falling out of the book—so many iconic images back then were sparking our imaginations even before we saw the movie.  In fact we used these images as templates for building our own Star Wars toys in 1977; before the Kenner action figures hit stores in 1978. We built crude versions of R2-D2, C-3P0, TIE fighters and X-wings.  There is a two-page spread of a TIE fighter and X-Wing fighting over the Death Star that has stuck with me since the book’s release. Oddly enough though, I don’t recall reading the book until well after 1977, prologue pg 00 copypossibly late 1978. As a 9 year old in 1977, I think my biggest literary accomplishment then was a Hardy BoysPrologue pg 0 copy book or two. When I finally did read the book, the prologue stuck out in my mind and would continue to do so through the years and especially during the Prequel era.

 

 

 

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The Legacy of ‘The Clone Wars’ Lives On! [Video]

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The Clone Wars series may have come to an end, but its legacy lives on. From the Darth Maul Son of Dathomir comic book arc that came out this past summer, to the untold stories of the animated series, to the Asajj Ventress novelization yet to come – there is still a wealth of material to enjoy. You can get an overview of all the goodness in the video below:

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