Star Wars Force Friday Returns This September; New Packaging Revealed


Attention, Star Wars fans: It’s time to make some room on your desk, toy shelf, bookshelf, and in your closet.

Disney and Lucasfilm today announced Star Wars Force Friday II, a global fan event celebrating the launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi products. Toys, collectibles, books, apparel, and more will go on sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017, with stores around the world opening for a weekend-long celebration of all things Star Wars. In addition, packaging for the new line, featuring striking images of a lightsaber-wielding Rey, Poe Dameron, and Finn, was also revealed today and can be seen below.

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Melinda’s Brew: Finn – A Stormtrooper With Heart

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I am well aware that each of us has our individual list of favorite characters from the Star Wars Galaxy. We might like the same character for the same reasons – or even for vastly different reasons. Some of the reasons might revolve around major themes a character embodies, maybe traits we see in ourselves [or wish we’d see].

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Melinda’s Brew: It’s A Tie!

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Poor Obi-Wan. [Come to think of it, that’s not a very good adjective to affix to one of the Greatest Jedi who ever lived.] He gets such a bum rap from certain segments of the “Star Wars” fan base. He lied to Luke. He failed Anakin. How much guff can a Jedi take?

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Star Wars and the Name Game

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“I call everyone ‘Darling’, because I can’t remember their names.”
-Zsa Zsa Gabor

What’s in a name?

They’re just a bunch of letters that form words, right? Actually, names are so incredibly powerful, that the concept of “naming” has been an integral part of every culture, religion and belief system around the world. Among everything: from objects to people…pets to phenomena, names are as influential as they are immortal.

If you’ve been a faithful reader of my blogs (and I hope you have been), you may be thinking that this subject sounds familiar to you. You’re correct: I spoke about this topic in one of my very first blog entries for Coffee With Kenobi. However, because I’m so enamored with the psyche, power, and philosophy of names in general, I wanted to revisit some new ideas and personal revelations I’ve had since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as some other personal a-ha moments, as represented at various points in the Star Wars saga.

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Force and Faith: My D’Qar D’iet

Force and Faith Sabers SquareAlmost a year ago, I was at a convention and had to have my picture taken for a directory, which I resisted for 6 years.  It could be put off no longer.  A few of my buddies and I got in line and had a ton of fun trying to look professional.  A week or so later, the picture came back and I was confronted with something that I had already known: I had let myself get way too big.  Jabba big.  Pergill big.  I should be Han average, but it seemed that I had taken Malakili as my patron saint.  Something had to be done about it.

That day, I jumped off the couch and went for a walk.  I was incredibly pleased to be able to go an entire mile.  That was the first step in a long journey of trying to live a little better each day.  Over the past few months, I have been thinking of this as my D’Qar D’iet.  Clever, right?

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This IS How The Force Works!


“There’s no mystical energy field controls my destiny.” Controls? Probably not. Influences, while still allowing for free agency? I believe so. The Force, much like God, is capable of mighty miracles (creating Anakin Skywalker, for example), but more often it influences individuals to act in ways that change the fate of the galaxy. As evidenced in scriptures, God is also capable of amazing wonders, but most often he ministers to us through people that we encounter in our daily lives. These subtle “miracles” are usually more impactful.

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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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Enjoy These Bonus Clips from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ — on Digital HD TODAY & Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD 4/5


Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available on Digital HD today! No doubt many of you are enjoying the experience of seeing the record-smashing foray into the galaxy far, far away in the comfort of your own homes — and/or portable devices — already. Feels good, right?

To celebrate the Digital HD release, and in anticipation of the arrival of the Blu-ray combo pack and DVD on April 5, here are four bonus clips focussing on Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe), and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren).

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CWK’s Dan Z Looks at ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in the Latest Studying Skywalkers


Coffee With Kenobi co-host Dan Z has a new installment of his ongoing series Studying Skywalkers available on the official Star Wars blog. This time around, Dan examines identity in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. For part one of this series, the focus is on Finn.

Read an excerpt below:

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Han Solo Debuts & Obi-Wan Kenobi Returns; Rey, Finn & Poe Star in The Force Awakens Adaptation in Marvel’s June Star Wars Comics Offerings

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Han Solo is back on a mission, Obi-Wan Kenobi is laying low without much success, The Force Awakens returns to the public consciousness and Darth Vader has so much to contend with that it’s going to take TWO issues to do it. Such are the plans for Marvel’s Star Wars comics in June.

HANSOLO.FINAL_BERJEMOMarvel starts the month by bringing Han Solo, and Chewbacca, to the forefront, with the late smuggler’s adventures forming the crux of a five-issue mini-series written by Marjorie Liu and Drawn by Mark Brooks. With a slew of variant covers to start off Marvel’s latest spotlight on a core character, the first issue of Star Wars: Han Solo, on sale June 1 for $3.99, sees Han given a top-secret mission — undercover, no less — to rescue several Rebel Alliance spies. The cover? The most famous, most lethal and most infamous starship race in the known galaxy that makes the Kessel Run look like the Kessel Cake Walk. The 32-page issue sports a cover by artist Lee Bermejo.

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