Introducing Luke Skywalker’s Kid-Sized Landspeeder by Radio Flyer

It’s probably the dream of every kid at some point — to own your very own landspeeder, just like Luke Skywalker on his home world of Tatooine. (Honestly, it’s the dream of most adults, too.) Now, that dream can come true with Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder from Radio Flyer — “The First Kid-Sized Landspeeder You Can Drive!”

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Melinda’s Brew: Princess. Senator. Freedom Fighter. A Rose By Any Other Name…

Melinda's Brew

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Force and Faith: To Rebel is to be Truly Human

“I rebel.”

Very simply put, this is the most important thing you can come to grips with, and become part of.  And yeah, me, of the first estate by vocation, I will teach this to the bitter end.  There are evil and nefarious forces in the world masquerading as goodness, trying to steal the inherent beauty in each of us.  There are greedy people trying to gain unlimited power through the theft of the beauty each of us possesses.

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Star Wars Finds a Home on Empire’s The Greatest 100 Movies List

Empire Online has revealed its list of The 100 Greatest Movies, as voted on by thousands of movie lovers. The entire list features a wide variety of quality films, and it is well worth checking out, but we’ll just highlight the fact that the Original Trilogy did indeed make the cut. Unfortunately, the Prequels, Rogue One, and The Force Awakens did not find homes on the list.

Here’s how the OT placed:

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Lattes with Leia Show #17: 40 Years of Star Wars

 

Prepare your ears because Episode 17 of Lattes with Leia is here. This time around we discuss our May the 4th activity, books we’re into, a Star Wars VR opportunity, as well as 40 years of Star Wars. Since the 40th anniversary of A New Hope just happened on May 25, we look back on our experiences with the film and how it’s held up over the decades.

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Growing Up With Star Wars: After 40 Years, the Journey Continues

The day is almost here and honestly, it’s hard to believe that Star Wars (A New Hope) is celebrating its 40th anniversary. What’s even harder to fathom, is the realization that I’ve grown up right alongside it―we’ve gotten old!

It was the first film that I’m aware of that played in the theater for a full year, giving it the title “blockbuster.” Strangely enough, I still remember going to the theater to see it for the first time. My brother was just super excited, and I was experiencing the movie theater for the very first time. Yes, Star Wars was my first film experience―and it’s left its mark on me. Read more

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40 Years of Star Wars Memories: Boba Fett and the Special Editions

Favorite Memories of Star Wars: The Special Editions and Boba Fett

The 40th anniversary of Star Wars dominated Star Wars Celebration Orlando this month. In fact, a celebration of 40 years kicked off the convention. George Lucas, Warwick Davis, Mark Hamill, Hayden Christensen, Harrison Ford and many others recounted the history of Star Wars from 1977 to the present and began the conversation from the Galaxy Stage. Naturally, this lead to many conversations about the best and favorite Star Wars moments from the past 40 years. One of my most favorite moments was the release of the Star Wars: Special Editions. I’m certain this is a controversial pick. Many fans hate the changes made to the classic movies. However, I have many reasons for celebrating the 20th anniversary of the special editions. For now, I’ll focus on two, which include a personal reason and a content addition.

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Hallmark Introduces Additional Star Wars (and More) Event Exclusives for 2017

PopMinded by Hallmark Introduces Event-Exclusive Products for 2017

Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, itty bittys® and gifts among items planned at seven events

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 30, 2017) — PopMinded by Hallmark plans its highest-ever level of yearly participation at the nation’s largest pop culture fan gatherings with limited quantities of products and collectibles developed exclusively for events starting next month.

PopMinded, which debuted nationally last year, is Hallmark’s new way to celebrate fandom with gifts and collectibles created and chosen with all fans in mind. PopMinded continues and expands on Hallmark’s decade-long tradition of providing event attendees access to Hallmark’s ever popular event exclusive products through its event pop-up store.

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Melinda’s Brew: Rey of Sunshine

Melinda's Brew

A couple of days ago, I stopped into our local financial institution to do a bit of banking, and since there were no other customers waiting in line, I took a little extra time to chat with the friendly teller. The course of our discussion took us down the path of musing about change and how open to it people are. About 35 years my junior, I was surprised when Sam told me she did not like change at all. “I like to know what I’m doing when, where I’ll be tomorrow,” she remarked. I remember being her age, and being very open to change. Don’t get me wrong. There is something comforting about the steadfast day-to-day goings-on, but change can open whole new worlds to a person, give one the chance to explore the previously unknown frontier. Different strokes for different folks, of course, but that didn’t stop me from smiling to myself as I left the bank, shaking my head pondering what Sam could be missing by wanting to keep her feet firmly planted in her own yard.

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Force and Faith: Abundant Life Blooming in the Desert

The Star Wars community tends to boil things down to a lowest common denominator.  While we all have Wookieepedia bookmarked and a vast knowledge TIE fighter models, we find the conversations being whittled down to likes or dislikes, goods or bads.  We polarize our conversations instead of finding deeper levels of understanding through true understanding, dialog and compassion.  If you think I’m nuts, have you ever persuaded someone with your theory about who Snoke is?  When talking to someone with an opinion on midichlorians, have you changed your mind?  There is a call to something greater, though.

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