Disney wouldn’t allow Steven Spielberg to use any Star Wars references in his latest film, Ready Player One. io9 has the full story. I guess we’ll never see another film like E.T. where Elliot plays with Greedo and Snaggletooth anymore. 🙁
UPDATE: io9 has posted a correction on this story. The cause of confusion is that Steven Spielberg contradicted himself.
Disney Parks has released an unlisted video on YouTube featuring video footage of a drone flying over the construction site of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in Anaheim, California.
The 14 acre Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in 2019. And construction seems to well on its way to completion next year.
But look for yourself:
Are you already planning a trip?
Remember those cool Solo: A Star Wars Story posters? Well, it looks like the artist that made them was “inspired” by a series of SONY music compilation CDs. You be the judge. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Danny R. for the alert!
The state of Star Wars since the sale to Disney has generated a lot of discussion, which only intensified after The Last Jedi was released. Three Star Wars films have been released since the sale to Disney and Solo: A Star Wars Story is just around the corner. In addition, we have Star Wars Rebels, Battlefront II, and the various novels and comics that have been released under this new leadership. Now that we a significant amount of material to work with, let’s open up the discussion of “Disney’s” Star Wars a little more. I have put together a list of questions that are intended to assess the state of Star Wars under Disney’s leadership, as well as your hopes for the future. We take pride in the wonderful community that has been established here and would love it if you participated in this discussion. As always, please keep the discussion civil and be respectful of differing opinions. Click through to see the full list of questions.
Wow! The next wave of Disney Star Wars Toy Box figures have been announced courtesy of DisKingdom.com! Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Princess Leia Organa are all CONFIRMED! This is FANTASTIC news!
Get 40%-60% off at Shop Disney’s end of year sale!
Nonstop Star Wars is never a good thing. We have been saying this since 2015. It seems to have ramifications now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a hit, but the Force may not be as strong for Disney when it comes to merchandise sales this year. Panjiva, a data company that tracks the giant shipping containers that arrive at U.S. ports, says 6,587 of them with Star Wars gear were shipped in the seven months leading up to The Last Jedi, but that’s down 47 percent from the seven months leading to Rogue One in 2016 and off 56 percent from the same time period ahead of The Force Awakens in 2015. The Hollywood Reporter has the full story. (more….)
It’s official! Disney is set to buy 21st Century Fox in a deal worth more than $52 billion! CNBC.com has the full story!
Have all of you seen the Funko Dorbz Landspeeder with Luke Skywalker? Special thanks to friend Russ T. for directing my attention to it. I agree with him that it’s a must-have collectible. I think this may be one of the greatest things ever. They’re available at Shop Disney if you’re interested.
Do you want to see one of the most amazing exclusive items on the planet right now? JTA reader and good friend Mario M. sent me an image of something I must have. Why does it look more interesting than Hasbro’s Rogue One Rapid Fire Imperial AT-ACT? And it’s only $25. And you get popcorn! Mario also let me know that the legs and neck have articulation and the side guns move as well. It also comes with a lanyard so it can be carried over the shoulder.
Shop Disney has made their Black Friday promotion better than ever. Shop now for 60% off select merchandise!
Shop Disney’s Black Friday STARTS NOW! More details happening every other day too, so be sure to check back and see how much you can save!
Shop Disney is in Friends & Family mode. Save 25% on your entire purchase by using promo code DISNEYPAL. Special thanks to JTA reader Markus for the alert!
JTA reader Paul V. has already hit his local Disney Store and picked up the latest Toy Box figures. He also sends us a comparison shot to accurately show their size differences to Hasbro’s 3.75″ 5POA line. The Toy Box figures are noticeably larger. Check out the images yourself! I cannot wait to pick these up today!
Just as promised, Shop Disney has put the three new Star Wars Toy Box figures up for order for $12.95 each. These things looks “fantabulous.” They also show the back of the packaging where new figure silhouettes are revealed. Two have to be Han Solo and Sabine Wren, right? What do you think?
Toy Run Facebook group, of which I am part, has a member who has posted proof that there are indeed Disney Infinity action figures by TOYBOX coming. If you recall, we posted this story a few days ago. We have posted the shot below. You likely have to be a member of the group to see the post, so don’t expect the link to work please. I am so excited for this line. These will be fantastic for collectors of all ages. I hope some OT characters are part of the first offering!
Well, he isn’t officially listed on the site, but JTA reader and friend Charlie went to great lengths to obtain this link through customer service. So, here is the Elite Series Chewbacca with Porgs page to order. Actually a great figure! Thanks Charlie for the hours of work! lol
There is another new line of Star Wars action figures coming? Oh boy! Count me in! That’s what Infiniteer Adventures on Twitter seems to be revealing/teasing! Check it out. They’re arriving as soon as November 3rd! Special thanks to JTA reader Jason G. for the news and link!
If you’re a fan of the Disney Elite Die Cast or need some black series or other Hasbro products, ShopDisney.com (the new DisneyStore makeover) is having a 20% off sale until Sunday. Use promo code SAVE20 to get 20% off of $75, you can also use SHIPMAGIC for free shipping on orders over $75. It’s always nice to be able to save some money, especially when we get overloaded on new releases!
These two sets are NOW AVAILABLE on the Disney Shop Parks App! Special thanks to JTA reader Thomas S. for the alert!
Disneystore.com has a promotion going on where you can save 20% on your order of $75 or more. The great part is that they carry everything from The Black Series Centerpieces and Speeders to 3.75″ 5POA and the new Elite Die-Cast figures. You can save a good amount by using promo code: SAVE20 and on top of that you can get free shipping on orders of $75 or more with promo code: SHIPMAGIC. It’s always great that they let you combine promo codes.
So far we’ve had Force Friday in 2015. Rogue Friday in 2016. And Force Friday II in 2017. For 2018, what would be a good product line launch name for Han Solo: A Star Wars Story? Unlike our headline, we’re “thinking” that Wookiee Weekend would be a nice use of alliteration, no?
With special thanks to Ricardo from The Astromech Collection for forwarding us this image, it looks like the holiday edition R3-H17 should be imminent at Disney Parks. Check out the carded image of this cool droid!
OK, so it’s time to spill the beans. How was your Force Friday II generally speaking? Did you find everything you needed? Were you elated with what you found? Were you disappointed? How much did you spend? What did you pre-order? Is this getting old? Or is it rekindling the inner child in you? Let us know in the comments! Hey, did Disney do that awful YouTube thing again this year? I totally missed it if they did.
Check out what the DisneyStore.com has to offer for Force Friday II!
We received a look at two Droid Factory Sets from The Last Jedi. Click below for a closer look at the R4-X2/Y5-X2 two-pack and the BB-series 4-pack!
Sydney, Australia (Sept. 1, 2017) – As the global Force Friday II celebration kicks off around the world, fans in Australia were the first to officially unveil a new dark side character from the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi film, named BB-9E. (more….)
Toys R Us Australia’s Facebook page is live streaming Force Friday II products! Check it out!
The last 2 D23 Limited Edition Premium Elite 2-packs have been put up on Disneystore.com! Hoth Leia and Darth Vader and Resistance Base Rey and Maskless Kylo Ren. These are limited to 1000 and come with a certificate of authenticity. Also, use SHIP50 for free shipping!
Toys R Us has formally announced their Force Friday II Midnight Opening event. Click through for more!
JTA reader and friend Mario M. sends us word that R3-BOO17 is hitting Disney Parks in Orlando and should be arriving in CA shortly. This is one figure I have been waiting for since its announcement at SWCO!
GLENDALE, Calif. (August 24, 2017) – Following the global phenomenon of Force Friday in 2015, Disney and Lucasfilm today announced Find the Force, a global augmented reality (AR) event rolling out on Force Friday II (September 1) to commemorate the worldwide launch of new products inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. (more….)
NOTE: If you recall, this was another one of our many rumor reports revealed to be true.
Disneystore.com now has the D23 limited edition Premium Elite Series Jyn Erso & Director Krennic set. These sets are limited to 1000 and come with a certificate of authenticity. No sign of Hoth Leia/Vader or Rey/Kylo, but we will let you know when they show up! Don’t forget to get free shipping with promo code ship50! Thanks to JTA reader and friend Charlie for the heads up!
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