Rebels Reconnaissance: “Rebel Assault” Review

*Spoiler warning: This review contains spoilers for the Star Wars Rebels episode “Rebel Assault.”

One thing that Star Wars has always done exceedingly well is subvert expectations. “Rebel Assault,” this week’s episode of Star Wars Rebels follows that tradition with a story that shatters assumptions from the outset. With this first half of the season seemingly building toward an epic clash against the Empire, “Rebel Assault” instead takes the narrative on a downward trajectory much faster than many probably expected.

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Empire Magazine Reveals ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Newsstand Cover, Poe Dameron’s X-wing (Possible Spoilers)

Last week, Empire Magazine showed off its exclusive subscriber cover for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It featured the hand of Rey passing a lightsaber to Luke Skywalker’s robotic hand. To start off this week, Empire is revealing the cover for the newsstand edition of its October issue.

Check it out below:

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Legends Library: X-Wing Rogue Squadron (225)

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 Luke has a very special announcement this month and shares a story about a new member of our fan community! Alex Damon from Star Wars Explained joins Randy as they discuss this month’s book, X-Wing: Rogue Squadron. Before there was Rogue One there was a different squadron of elite pilots fighting The Empire and defending the galaxy. Meet this band of brothers … and sisters, as Micheal Stackpole introduces us to all of our favorite Legends characters.

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Star Wars Icons: The Imperial Star Destroyer — A Guest Blog by Amy Richau

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Star Wars Icons: The Imperial Star Destroyer

A Guest Blog by Amy Richau

If you ask a Star Wars fan what their favorite vehicle is the vast majority of people would probably answer the Millennium Falcon. How could you not choose Han Solo’s bucket of bolts that can do the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs even while it’s falling apart in the process? Luke Skywalker’s X­-wing fighter or Boba Fett’s Slave 1 ship would surely also get a few votes, but it’s the Imperial Star Destroyer that stole the show in the second teaser for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. And in one instance, it’s not even operational.

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Spin Master Launches Legendary Yoda, Air Hogs Star Wars Millennium Falcon, and X-Wing

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Spin Master Corp., a leading global children’s entertainment company, is proud to launch a variety of innovative new toys and games based on the classic Star Wars saga. The line of toys offers something for Star Wars fans young and old – read on for more details.

Standing 16” tall, Legendary Yoda’s lifelike movements and voice recognition make it possible to train with the Jedi Grand Master like never before. Through Legendary Yoda’s three modes – Force, Wisdom and Warrior – young Padawans can train to use the force, speak directly to Yoda to hear him speak classic words of wisdom and watch as the fan-favorite character battles with his lightsaber. Yoda is transported from the big screen to homes with this interactive product. MSRP: $179.99 USD.

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Melinda’s Brew: The ABCs of Star Wars (5)

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To say I’ve been walking around feeling like a giddy schoolgirl is … well, an understatement. 🙂 With just a tad bit more than 100 days to go [see this blog’s end for the exact number] until “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” debuts in theaters around the country, that is exactly how I feel! 🙂 And why not? All of us were under the impression that “Revenge of the Sith” would be the last feature film to be released that centered on the galaxy far, far away. It wasn’t all that long ago that we learned that wasn’t to be the case, and now we have something tangible to which to look forward! 🙂 New characters. New environments. New multi-layered stories. I can’t wait!

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Melinda’s Brew: The ABCs of Star Wars (2)

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I have a fancy for flight. Always have. Or at least for as long as I can remember. Knowing that about me, I hope it comes as no surprise to you why I chose the characters I selected to represent the next two letters of the alphabet in my run through the ABCs of Star Wars. My allegiance leans toward the Rebels … so, again, it should come as no surprise to you that this month I chose three top-notch Rebel pilots to highlight “C” and “D”. They truly are worthy subjects, and I hope you enjoy learning something more about them [than what you might garner from those few seconds they appear on film]. 🙂

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