Book Review: ‘Red Rising’ by Pierce Brown

July 28, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews | Leave a comment
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There’s nothing worse than reading a great book, being swept up in that last page, and then it’s over. There’s nothing more to read. It’s that moment when you wonder, “what am I going to do next?” Well if you’re looking for another great book to read, might I suggest Red Rising. It was so good that I’m once again left wondering that painful question of what to read next. The problem is Red Rising was so good, it’s hard to find anything else that can match it. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

The Black Series: Chewbacca

July 23, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Reviews, Star Wars, Toys | Leave a comment
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The mighty Chewbacca. In six inch scale, that’s 7 and 3/4 inches of Wookiee. The Hasbro Black Series Chewbacca might not be perfect, but he’s still pretty neat.

As seen above, Chewie comes with bandoleer and bowcaster, but good luck getting the bowed part of the bowcaster to stay on. The piece pushes on to the front and doesn’t really have anything to hold on to, so it constantly falls off. I’ve given up trying to use it and I’m reluctant to glue it on. Continue Reading The Black Series: Chewbacca…

Podcasts in Review

July 23, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 88 touches base with the trooper who finished walking around Australia and the trooper who trekked from San Francisco to San Diego. Then they recap their Star Wars Celebration experiences and play a live segment they did at the con. Wrapping things up is troop reports and upcoming events. Great way to catch up with the legion. Lots of good content in this episode.

Coffee With Kenobi: Ultimate Star Wars Book Chat features authors Adam Bray and Tricia Barr as Dan and Corey interview them about the book Ultimate Star Wars. It was a good interview but I do want to note there were a couple audio issues with overlapping audio and one lengthy pause. Otherwise a good episode.

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 1 is hosted by Jeff and Matt as they talk a little about themselves and their comic fandom then dive into Star Wars comics. They go over all the Marvel Star Wars series that are currently out and talk a little about the latest issues. With there not being that many Star Wars comic podcasts out there (in fact I actually don’t know of any dedicated solely to Star Wars comics), this podcast definitely fills a niche that’s been longing for some attention. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

The Black Series: Scout Trooper

July 16, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Reviews, Star Wars, Toys | Leave a comment
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The Black Series six inch Scout Trooper is a two for one figure. Not only do you get the Scout Trooper, but you also get a speeder bike. With lots of articulation, this one is worth checking out.

The figure comes with only two accessories. His tiny blaster and a big speeder bike. Continue Reading The Black Series: Scout Trooper…

Podcasts in Review

July 16, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 18 features an interview with author Christie Golden as they discuss her novel Star Wars: Dark Disciple, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the prequels. This being my first time listening to this podcast, I was impressed with the sound quality and the hosts had some good questions which makes it worth checking out. I might be listening to some more episodes of this podcasts, especially if I can find some more Star Wars interviews.

Coffee With Kenobi: Rebels Reactions: The Siege of Lothal features Cory, Dan and Jeff as they discuss the episode with a nice, thorough breakdown. There’s a lot of thematic coverage that dives deep into the underlying story and the connective tissue of the premiere. With Cory, Dan and Jeff directing the discussion, it’s a dynamic trio.

Book Chat with Christie Golden has a nice, spoiler light discussion with the author of Dark Disciple. Dan and Cory do a great job as interviewers digging into some good subjects. Definitely a good one to check out.

Episode 39 begins with a donation thing they’re doing. The Bearded Trio provides an update on Jurassic World and the box office records it’s broke along with other Spielberg news. They talk about Star Wars SDCC exclusives before diving into their main topic: the music of Star Wars. For this segment they bring on guest Steve Torok whose music they use for the podcast. Ending things off is some listener feedback. Another great episode for Star Wars fans. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Lando #1′

July 15, 2015 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Lando #1 kicks the series off on a good start as the wily scoundrel gets into some cons and over his head. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Reviews: B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #132 and #133

July 15, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, horror, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Catching up on B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, I tacked #132 and #133 back-to-back. It’s an interesting contrast as the two issues mark a change in artists. With an intriguing story, they’re worth checking out. Click here to read our review of B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #132 and here to read our review of B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #133.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘The Great Bazaar & Brayan’s Gold’ by Peter V. Brett

July 14, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Still looking to get your Peter V. Brett fix? Then look no further than The Great Bazaar & Brayan’s Gold. This short story collection will take you back into the night with Arlen as he fights demons in the cold snow of the north and the hot sands of the south. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘Dark Disciple’ Roundup

July 10, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Television, The Clone Wars | 4 Comments
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Here is a roundup of reviews, interviews and more for Christie Golden’s Dark Disciple.

Reviews

Interviews

Misc.

If you have a review or interview you’d like to share, just leave a link in the comments and we’ll add it to the roundup.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

July 9, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 202 features an interview with author Christie Golden as they talk about her latest book Dark Disciple. Christie talks about the project and the unique challenges involved. She also mentions that the first four episodes of the eight episode TCW arc had animatics which she was able to watch as part of her research for the book. The interview also touches on Starcraft and Warcraft. Good interview overall.

EndorCast: Episode IV has an audio clip of Robert Englund laying the story straight on his involvement with Star Wars and how he got Mark Hamill to audition, which is pretty cool. They also have guests Gus Lopez and Amy from the Ewok Builders Club on to talk about the club which is still pretty new and gaining momentum. Afterwards they talk with the Perales family about cosplaying as Star Wars Rebels characters. Nice episode with a cosplaying focus you might want to check out.

Fly Casual: Episode 44 has some news from Kylo Ren’s stuntman who talks about the security onset. Trank talks about fan hate, and they get into some toy news with the San Diego Comic Con Hasbro six inch Black Series The Force Awakens trooper exclusive, the Han and Tauntaun, the Funko C-3PO, Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Rebels figures, and they talk a little about the E3 Star Wars: Battlefront videos.

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