Star Wars Rebels Talking Points: “Zero Hour: Parts 1 and 2”

The Star Wars Rebels season finale is always an event; threads are tied up, mysteries are solved, and tears are shed. Season Three is no different. Personally, I spent most of the episode full of angst and nervousness. The stakes are high, and with Grand Admiral Thrawn in hot pursuit, even the Duke boys would be in trouble (#80sReference). As with all Talking Points columns, there will be spoilers, so don’t click on the link below until you have seen “Zero Hour: Parts 1 and 2”.

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Star Wars Rebels Talking Points: “Twin Suns”

Warning: this post contains spoilers for the Star Wars Rebels episode, “Twin Suns”. Be sure to watch the show before proceeding.

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Book Review: Aftermath: Empire’s End

Chuck Wendig’s final entry in the Aftermath trilogy, Aftermath: Empire’s End has been released, and completes the adventures of Norra Wexley and her mismatched group of miscreants. The reader journeys with Norra Wexley and bounty hunter Jas Emari in their pursuit of Grand Admiral Rae Sloane, but that is only one focal point of the narrative. We also follow Temin (“Snap”) Wexley, his wonderfully terrifying droid, Mr. Bones, and recovering Imperial Loyalty Officer, Sinjir Rath Velus as they desperately try to convince the New Republic that they must journey to Jakku (no spoilers here; once you read the book, you will understand why) for a number of reasons that are critical, both personally, as well as on a galactic scale. While it does not reach the staggering heights of Life DebtEmpire’s End is a worthy bookend to the Aftermath trilogy.

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Star Wars AC Worldwide Speakers Review

AC Worldwide’s Star Wars Bluetooth speakers are an incredible value for both Star Wars fans and audiophiles alike. The sound quality is superb, as is the sculpt; they are sure to please even the most discerning of consumers. We are proud to have them as an affiliate at Coffee With Kenobi. Let’s take a closer look at two of the three options: the C-3PO speaker, and the Darth Vader speaker.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review

The first ever standalone Star Wars movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, debuted on December 16th, and with it comes a unique set of circumstances. At long last, the story of how the Rebellion came into possession of the Death Star plans has come into the canon of Star Wars‘ sometimes daunting mythology, and the revelation of this is unlike anything we’ve seen before on screen from a galaxy far, far away. The ramifications this film will have on future Star Wars storytelling will be intricate and, most likely, long lasting.

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Share The Force: The Target Rogue One Commercial, featuring Dan Z., is here!

 

Dan Z Target Commercial Shot

It’s finally here; I’ve been excited to share this news for what seems like an eternity!

Over the summer, I flew to LA and got to be a part of this amazing commercial for Rogue One and Target!

Click the link below to see the commercial!

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Book Review: Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual History, Updated Edition

Star Wars Year by Year A Visual History

Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual History, Updated Edition by Daniel Wallace and Pablo Hidalgo is a revised edition of the original visual history (originally published in October of 2012). Naturally, additional entries have been crafted to reflect what has transpired in the Star Wars universe since 2012, with additional emphasis on The Force AwakensStar Wars Rebels, etc. Approximately 60 pages have been added since the original, and like its predecessor, is an absolute Star Wars fan’s dream come true.

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A Closer Look at the Disneyland Star Wars Launch Bay

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When I first discovered that Disney was expanding its Star Wars presence in their theme parks, I was beyond ebullient. Like many of us, I have many fond memories of the Disney theme parks, and when you add Star Wars to the mix, you’ve got entertainment gold. Star Wars Land is at least a few years away (absolutely nothing has been confirmed tim-wise at the time of this post), but the appetite for anything Star Wars is at an all time high.

To whet our collective appetites until Star Wars Land is finished, the Launch Bay has been created to satiate us , and certainly does so in grand fashion.

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Hasbro’s 2016 SDCC Action Figure Images

Black Series Jyn Erso
Black Series Jyn Erso

The amazing people at Hasbro sent along the exclusives for SDCC, and they are a thing of beauty! Be sure to check HasbroToyShop.com daily, as you never know when one of these might become available for a limited time. Enjoy these images, and happy hunting!

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Book Review: Aftermath: Life Debt

Life Debt

Aftermath: Life Debt is the second novel in Chuck Wendig’s post Return of the Jedi trilogy, which continues the story of what happened to the galaxy once the second Death Star was destroyed by Lando Calrissian and the Rebel Alliance. As with the first novel, Aftermath, Life Debt follows the exploits of Norra Wexley and her assortment of characters from every walk of life in Star Wars. While I enjoyed Aftermath, it certainly was a departure from the usual Star Wars lore, with legitimately gritty characters and a truly lived in, raw universe that bordered on nihilism. Life Debt does something wondrous, in that it takes those stakes and original characters and evolves them into a group you not only care about, but learn to love. In a well-established lore, Life Debt adds emotional depth and dimension to the Star Wars universe that is equal parts mature and deliciously entertaining.

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