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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Lattes with Leia Show #10: Costumes and Cosplay (222)


It’s time for the tenth episode of Lattes with Leia! Since it’s nearly Halloween, we thought it was a perfect time to discuss costumes. We cover our Star Wars cosplay, discuss some results of a cosplay study Drea did, and touch on the costume design of the films. Listen and then share your thoughts on the subject and your Star Wars cosplay pics with us.

Links relevant to this episode are listed below.

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Girl Transforms Into 4 ‘Star Wars’ Characters in Under 60 Seconds [Video]


Disney Style set out to recreate some of the most recognizable looks from the Star Wars franchise by turning one girl into 4 characters in under 60 seconds!

One of the most dazzling elements of the Star Wars universe is the iconic costumery and fashion of its characters. Who can forget Darth Vader’s all-black outfit, or Princess Leia’s chic double hair buns that have perpetuated pop culture for more than three decades?

From Rey’s stylish yet functional sand-colored desert uniform and up-do, to a feminine take on a Stormtrooper donned in white armor, there is a look for every Star Wars fan.

See the artists work their Disney magic for yourself, with the full transformation here:

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The Latest Comic Book Galaxy by CWK’s Dan Z is Here!


Missing your weekly dose of Star Wars comics this week? We’ve got something that should help — the latest installment of Comic Book Galaxy from Coffee With Kenobi co-host Dan Z.!

With no new releases this Wednesday, Dan takes a closer look at The Force Awakens #4, which features Rey’s mysterious vision after she comes into contact with Luke’s old lightsaber in Maz Kanata’s castle. Check out an excerpt below:

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Melinda’s Brew: It’s A Tie!

Melinda's Brew

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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Core Worlds Couture: Star Wars and the Power of Costume Exhibition

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This week features a special edition of Core Worlds Couture – full coverage of Star Wars and the Power of Costume Exhibition at Discovery Times Square, New York City. Read on to learn about the exhibit and experience my adventures!

Whether interested in the fashion/cosplay aspect or not, costumes tell a tale and set a stage like nothing else in a story. “Craftsmanship and artistry in costume design are valued creative components in the Star Wars saga,” said George Lucas. “The detailed precision of a design can be as bold a measure of storytelling as words on a page, leading to the truths at the core of a character, situation or shared history.”

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Hasbro Reveals New Star Wars SDCC Images


Hasbro has revealed all-new Star Wars items that will be on display at their booth during San Diego Comic Con which is just around the corner! Do you need a few more Rebels to add to your collection? You’re covered. Sith Lord? Check. Love Rey? She’s there, too!

Check out the images of these must-haves below:

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Welcome to Core Worlds Couture: A New Fashion Review Column by Jay Krebs!

Core Worlds Couture With Jay Krebs


Welcome to the first edition of Core Worlds Couture, a blog dedicated to the fashion and accessory finds from my corner of the galaxy! I am an avid fan of geek fashion, and with approximately 50% of my entire wardrobe revolving around my various fandoms, it just seemed like a logical step to talk about my finds here on Coffee With Kenobi, and give some personal insight to these items. I am a Family and Consumer Sciences high school teacher with 23 years’ experience, and one of the areas I instruct is fashion design and clothing construction. Stick with me, and you’ll never know what you may find here: clothing, jewelry, shoes, accessories…whatever happens to make the jump from retail to my collection!

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