Around the Web

July 24, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Marvel, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys, Video Games | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Dark Disciple by Christie Golden hit #17 on the New York Times Best Sellers list.
  • Barnes & Noble is offering pre-orders for signed copies of Chuck Wendig’s upcoming Star Wars novel Aftermath.
  • And according to XPOSE, Carrie Fisher will be writing a new book recanting behind the scenes stories from her work on Star Wars.

Comic News

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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…

Databurst From the 501st

July 22, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from July 22 to July 28th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

July 22

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, MO for the DARE Conference Car Show at the Zona Rosa Outdoor Mall from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Austrian Garrison will be at Bayern Park for the International Star Warrior meeting from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

July 23

  • Georgia Garrison will be in Hampton, GA for an event at the Fortson Public Library.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in La Habra, CA for the Special Olympics Concert at Lion’s/El Centro Park from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in London for the Starlight Summer Party 2015 at Belmont Farm from noon to 5:00 PM, and in Newport at V-Dub Island from July 23 to 26th.

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Happy Birthday, James Arnold Taylor

July 22, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment

jat-sw-weekendsToday we wish a very happy birthday to voice actor James Arnold Taylor! Be sure to check out James’ website and wish him a happy birthday on Facebook and Twitter.

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Happy Birthday, Kathy Tyers

July 21, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment

kathy_tyersToday we wish a happy birthday to Star Wars author Kathy Tyers! Be sure to check out Kathy’s website for interviews, new books and the latest news.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Monday Funny: Death Star RP Ep 4

July 20, 2015 at 10:49 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment

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Happy Birthday, Joe Corroney

July 18, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment

joe-corroney-rancorToday we wish a happy birthday to Star Wars artist Joe Corroney! Be sure to stop by Facebook or Twitter and wish Joe a happy birthday.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘Vader Down’ this November

July 16, 2015 at 5:50 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

darth-vader-downThis November, Marvel revealed that the Darth Vader series will be crossing over with the Star Wars series for a special six issue Vader Down mini-series event.

Jason Aaron: I think this is the chance for me and Kieron to do the biggest story either one of us has done. When we started these new books, STAR WARS and DARTH VADER, we wanted them to feel like they were part of the same universe, that everything was happening at the same time. So it was pretty clear from our first arcs how things were pretty closely inter-connected. Then with our second arcs we both kind of veered off in our own directions. Kieron has been setting up a lot of new characters in his book. We’ve had a big new character pop up in my book. It made [sense] after we both veered off for a bit that the third arc would be when things would come crashing back together in a huge way. I was especially excited about the idea of taking the cast of characters that we’d both built in our books and having them interact for the first time. In the story, what are the Rebels thinking going into it?

Jason Aaron: Just that they’ve got Vader in quite the predicament. He’s alone. He’s grossly outnumbered and his ship has crashed on this alien landscape. Whether everybody believes they can do it or not, they know this is their best shot to capture him or kill him or whatever. When you get that shot, you’ve got to take it and send everyone you’ve got down after him.

According to, the crossover “rolls out over two issues each of their respective Star Wars titles, plus a special VADER DOWN one-shot to kick it off”. Since they said it’s six issues, I’m assuming one writer will be writing an extra issue or it will be getting shared credit.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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…

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