Hasbro Reveals New Star Wars Toys Ahead of New York Toy Fair

NEW REVEALS: Hasbro Star Wars Toys!

Hasbro has revealed more must-have Star Wars toys ahead of New York’s Toy Fair this weekend. There’s an addition to the Bladebuilders series of lightsabers, a deluxe Stormtrooper blaster, and an electronic Black Series Poe Dameron X-wing pilot helmet featuring sound effects from The Force Awakens.

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Comics With Kenobi Issue #26 (238)

It’s never easy losing a friend, an idol, an icon. The loss of Carrie Fisher is one we won’t forget and will feel, acutely, through 2017 and beyond.

It’s among the reasons this episode starts somber, and for good reason, but we never lose sight of the hope that Star Wars brings its legion of fans and the community that has built itself up around the Saga.
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Comics With Kenobi Issue #25 (229)

Oh my. So much Star Wars comics from November in this episode.

So much we even had to include an issue from December, too, to be sure we got them all.

How many? Six. Just like the original trilogy plus the prequel trilogy.

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Comics With Kenobi Issue #24 (224)

 

It’s finally here. It took three recording sessions, six World Series games (Spoilers: CUBS WIN!), two trans-Atlantic crossings, one move and MULTIPLE cups of coffee, but episode 24 is ready for your listening pleasure.

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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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In a First, Marvel’s Star Wars Comics Slide Out of Top 20 in July

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Marvel achieved a milestone in July: None of its Star Wars comics were among the top 20 books sold in comic shops during the month, the first time since the debut of Star Wars #1 in January 2015.

The sales rankings are compiled by Diamond Comics Distributors Inc.

Author and comics aficianado John Jackson Miller breaks down the sales estimates monthly on his website, Comichron: The Comics Chronicles, to determine how many copies were sold that month of a particular title, while also including the cover price of each particular issue. (Diamond and Miller track only print sales, not digital.)

It’s clear that the slide in rankings, and decline in issues sold for the Star Wars titles, was due, in part to the massive success of DC ComicsRebirth, which has dominated charts, sales and comics conversations since its ramp up in June (The harbinger of the initiative, DC Universe Rebirth #1 was released in May).

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Check Out the Latest ‘Comic Book Galaxy’ by CWK Co-Host Dan Z!

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StarWars.com’s weekly comic book feature, “Comic Book Galaxy” by Coffee With Kenobi co-host Dan Z, returns this week with a look at what’s new in the world of Marvel’s Star Wars comics. Dan takes a look at highlights from Poe Dameron #5, The Force Awakens #3, and Star Wars #22. Hope you’re caught up with your comic book reading! There’s a lot to enjoy right now.

You can read an excerpt from Dan’s piece below:

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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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Check Out the Latest ‘Comic Book Galaxy’ from CWK’s Dan Z!

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In this week’s Comic Book Galaxy on StarWars.com, Coffee With Kenobi co-host Dan Z takes a look at the latest offerings from Marvel’s Star Wars comics including Poe Dameron #7, Darth Vader #24, and more.

You can read an excerpt from this entry below:

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Marvel’s October Comics Feature Han Solo’s End, Poe vs. Terex, Sgt. Kreel and SCAR vs. Luke & Co.; Missing, Still, is a Third Monthly Series

STWARS2015024_COL STWTFA2016005_MAINStar Wars comics in October see Han Solo’s end (literally), but not the star, while Sgt. Kreel and his SCAR team face off vs. Luke Skywalker, Leia and company aboard the Harbinger and Finn, Han and Chewbacca set off to save Rey from the First Order.

Poe Dameron, the Resistance’s best pilot continues his ongoing rivalry with First Order agent superior Terex, too.

Missing from the October line up? A third monthly series to replace Star Wars: Darth Vader, which ends in August.
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