Star Wars: It’s About Family

Star Wars has many themes, and one of them is family.  It’s relatable.  It’s honest.  And that’s powerful.

Since the very first film, Star Wars introduced us to a new family, the Skywalkers.  A family that lives in a galaxy far, far away, but at the same time, that family feels like home.  Sometimes, it feels or has felt more like home than home.  At one time or another, we were Luke.  A dreamer.  We were Leia and Padmé.  A strong leader. We were Shmi.  A nurturer.  And yes, even Anakin.  Fiercely loyal and yet tried and troubled too. After all, what family is not all these things and more?

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Hasbro Reveals Star Wars The Black Series Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and Rey in Training Set

At long last, Luke Skywalker! Hasbro has revealed the Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) and Rey (Jedi Training) 6-inch scale two-pack — the first action figures available for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The set will be offered first at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, according to Nerdist, and will be available to order online from Hasbro starting August 14.

Find out the details of this set below:

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Melinda’s Brew: The Thrill of Victory…

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You know where, in The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda encourages Luke: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”? A lot of Star Wars fans take exception to Yoda’s lesson. They think that Yoda is wrong in making such a statement to Luke, our fledgling Jedi-in-Training. These fans criticize Yoda because they believe he is not validating the significance of the ol’ college try. They argue that trying counts for a lot. I can see their reasoning.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Character Posters Revealed! ***UPDATED***

On the heels of the release of the amazing behind-the-scenes video for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, character posters are here! The General — she’ll always be royalty to us! — Finn, and Rey are the first to be revealed. Should more be released, this post will be updated. For now, enjoy!

**UPDATED** to add Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, and Poe Dameron.

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

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Melinda’s Brew: The Race Is On!

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Dodging laser fire … Eluding capture – and becoming the main course of an almost 10-foot tall behemoth … Oh my gosh! Is that Darth Vader off to the side ready to use his Force powers on you? … There’s BB-8 up ahead, beckoning you to join him for a photo op. What’s going on here? If you didn’t know better, Read more

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Darth Vader: Bad Guy, but Good Dad?

With Father’s Day coming up next week I was thinking about what makes that day special. If any dads are like me, on Father’s Day they prefer to have alone time. A lot of alone time. That’s the difference between dads and moms: on Mother’s Day moms seem to want to spend a lot of quality time with their kids. On Father’s Day I want a nap. But a weird thing happens when I’m not around my kids: I start to miss them. How many times has someone said to enjoy your kids while they are young because they won’t stay young forever? And is there anything a father wouldn’t do to protect his children? Now imagine how Darth Vader felt when he found out his child (and later children) was alive and he had missed out on his son’s childhood and the most evil person in the galaxy may want his son dead. I would imagine he was filled with some desire to spend time with his son, make up for lost time, and do anything to protect him. Is Darth Vader really so different than other fathers?

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi — New City, Characters, and Images Revealed by Vanity Fair

Yesterday we saw the four new limited-edition Vanity Fair covers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They promised us even more images today and have delivered in a massive way! Not just the new images, though, but new character and city reveals as well.

With the new images released today, all captured by the great Annie Leibovitz, we get a closer look at the characters we already love — Luke, Rey, Leia, Kylo Ren, Poe, Finn, and more — but we also get our first look at new characters such as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, played by Laura Dern, and a shady grifter-type character called “DJ,” played by Benicio Del Toro.

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Melinda’s Brew: The Force Springs Forth

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Can you feel it? There’s an energy pulsing through the air. It’s palpable. It’s electrifying. It’s so strong I can feel it coursing through every pore of my being.

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Hasbro Product Reveals at Star Wars Celebration!

Hasbro was busy at Star Wars Celebration this weekend! Several new products were revealed during the Hasbro panel and they also introduced the new 3.75-inch Vintage Collection line, available in Spring 2018. The Hasbro Star Wars Fan Figure Vote for 2017 was officially kicked off as well. (You can submit your selections here at Coffee With Kenobi.)

Also making her debut is the Star Wars Fan Figure Vote winner from last year, Jaina Solo. She will be available this fall. Be sure to check out all the new figures below:

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