BB-8 Will Greet Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Starting This Spring

The Disney Parks Blog announced something very cool this week: This Spring, BB-8 will begin greeting guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! You can read the full announcement below:

Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will have more Star Wars fun to look forward to this spring when BB-8, the loyal droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, begins character greetings at the park’s Star Wars Launch Bay.

BB-8 will appear in addition to Kylo Ren and Chewbacca, two characters from the Star Wars galaxy who guests regularly encounter at Star Wars Launch Bay. In addition to character greetings, the location also offers guests the chance to explore galleries full of treasured memorabilia and authentic replicas of large-scale Star Wars artifacts, including some from the latest film in the franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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The Star Wars Show | 20 Years of StarWars.com, BB-8 Force Band Obstacle Course, and Dr. Aphra #2

This week on The Star Wars Show, Lucasfilm’s Lynne Hale stops by to talk to guest host, Pablo Hidalgo, about the 20th anniversary of StarWars.com, Sphero’s Battle-Worn BB-8 runs through an obstacle course with the aid of a force band, and we get a first look at Marvel’s Dr. Aphra #2.

See all that and much more in the video below:

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Core Worlds Couture: Loungefly Bags Review

Core Worlds Couture With Jay Krebs

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Time to lounge around, Star Wars-style! This week, I’ll be reviewing two Loungefly accessories: The “Loungefly x Boba Fett Brown Crossbody Bag,” and the “Loungefly x Star Wars: The Force Awakens BB-8 Mini Dome Bag.”

Loungefly is known for their wide variety of contemporary whimsical items, including bags, t-shirts and other licensed accessories. In addition to their online store, you can purchase their products through several other websites, as well as specialty boutiques, or even conventions.

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A Quart of Oil With Joe2-D2: My Thoughts on The Force Awakens

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I’ve seen Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens about one dozen times in the theater, and a couple more times at home. As I’ve viewed the film, there have been little things that stood out to me.

Spoilers ahead!

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Elite Stormtroopers! Han Solo! Poe Dameron! The Force Awakens! Marvel’s Star Wars Comics in July Feature It All

STWPOE2016004_MAIN STWVADER023COVER_400 STWARS2015021_MAINFrom elite stormtroopers seemingly inspired by The Clone Wars to Han Solo’s adventures in galactic space races to Rey’s discovery of a greater galaxy, Marvel’s Star Wars comics in July offer a taste of travel, adventure and even a bit of fear.
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Chopper, BB-8, and MORE! These ARE the Droids You’re Looking For!

Jay’s Galactic Espressions

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Me, with my Sphero BB-8 and Force For Change T-shirt

Robotics have enthralled the human psyche since the ancient Egyptians developed a steam-operated animatronic statue (1), so it’s really no wonder that the Star Wars saga has always been at the forefront of delighting our hearts and souls with its wide array of droids. From our first introduction to the comical and endearing duo of R2-D2 and C-3PO in 1977, to the absolutely loveable BB-8 in the 2015 release of The Force Awakens, we have undeniably been smitten by these amazing gizmos.

Why are we so enchanted by droids? What is it about them that draws our hearts and souls into their animatronic grasps? Obviously, there are also scary robots and destructive robots, but this piece will focus solely on the positive attachments we feel.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Behind the Scenes and Around the World with BB-8

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 28: ANA's BB-8 themed jet lands in Los Angeles in celebration of in-home release of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS on March 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
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Need more BB-8 in your life? Who doesn’t? He’s the breakout star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he’s in demand wherever he goes, and he’s adorable. From his humble origins as a design concept, to visiting NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and jet-setting around the globe with Japan’s ANA airline, here are a few bonus clips and images highlighting the one and only, BB-8. Enjoy!

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Star Wars Comic Review — Poe Dameron #1

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This review is for Star Wars: Poe Cameron, written by Charles Soule and drawn by Phil Noto. It contains some spoilers, but not many.

OK, let’s be frank and to the point: What Marvel’s Poe Dameron #1 does to Star Wars comics — and canon — is nothing less than spectacular.

Charles Soule and Phil Noto have taken the Star Wars Saga’s comics to a new level, a higher level, setting a new standard for not just this series, but others based on characters and events that we know are key components of The Force Awakens and Episodes VIII and IX.

The fill-in: Poe Dameron takes place ahead of the seventh film, setting the stage for the opening scenes of that film and giving readers — nearly all of whom are already viewers — more detail on Poe Dameron’s backstory, the rise of the First Order, the struggle by the Resistance and, looming over all, the disappearance of Luke Skywalker.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – BB-8 ANA JET Lands at LAX

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 28: ANA's BB-8 themed jet lands in Los Angeles in celebration of in-home release of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS on March 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 28: ANA’s BB-8 themed jet lands in Los Angeles in celebration of in-home release of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS on March 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – BB-8 ANA JET Lands at LAX

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes home on Digital HD April 1st and Blu-ray Combo Pack April 5th

We have some exciting news! ANA, Japan’s largest airline, had the inaugural flight of the BB-8™ ANA JET (Boeing 777-300), the final of three aircrafts with special Star Wars decoration. Part of the previously announced ANA STAR WARS™ Project the aircraft landed at LAX on March 28, 2016 with special guest BB-8 on hand to celebrate.

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Get Your First Look Inside Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1, Coming This April!

STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 Soars This April – Your First Look Inside!
New Ongoing Series Featuring Fan-Favorite Character!

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New York, NY – March 4th, 2016 – Strap in and lock s-foils in attack position because one of the breakout stars of the Star Wars™: The Force Awakens is getting his very own ongoing series! Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside the highly anticipated STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices this April! Superstar creators Charles Soule (Lando, Obi-Wan and Anakin) and Phil Noto (Chewbacca) take you to a galaxy far, far away for the new adventures of Poe Dameron – former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter and the best pilot in the galaxy!

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