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Mark Hamill shows his sentimentality on Twitter as revealed by his May 9th tweet. The actor admits that knowing he’s played Luke Skywalker for the last time is a bittersweet thing. Cinema Blend has the full story.

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If you’ve been holding out buying the physical disk of the last entry in The Skywalker Saga, it looks like May the 4th will be the day to start streaming it on Disney+. Click through for the full press release.

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Weekend Fun! - The Rise Of Skywalker Honest Trailer

It’s weekend! Time to relax. Time to have some fun! And even though times are not the best and many of us feel the impact of the ongoing pandemic, it’s always good to have at least some fun and a few lighthearted moments. Earlier this week the Screen Junkies YouTube channel released their long awaited honest trailer for The Rise of Skywalker. It’s more than 7 minutes of hilarity! No matter if you liked or disliked the film, you will certainly find something in the trailer that will make you smile or even laugh. So click on the image below to watch the honest trailer! Or watch it on YouTube! Either way, have a great 7+ minutes! And then discuss the trailer in the comments! Are the Screen Junkies on or off the mark? Is The Rise of Skywalker really just Episode 7.5, as the honest trailer says?

The Rise of Skywalker Honest Trailer

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Sideshow Collectibles has put both the regular and deluxe versions of the sixth scale The Mandalorian & The Child figure set. Click the images below for each pre-order page!

 

 

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Review: Sith Jet Trooper - TBS6 [P3] - 106

NEW IMAGES ADDED! See the underrated Sith Jet Trooper in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

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Review: Zorii Bliss - TBS6 [P3] - 103

NEW IMAGES ADDED! See the beautiful Kerri Russell behind the mask! The Zorii Bliss 6″ figure is beautiful. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

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Review: Knight Of Ren [Vicrul] - TBS6 [P3] - 105

NEW IMAGES ADDED! Here is another beautiful figure in The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line. The Knight Of Ren, also specifically known as Vicrul, is another fantastic addition to the line. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Releases Early On Digital

Arriving 4 days early, you can now buy the digital version of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Check out the full report over at IGN, and thanks to JTA reader Michael for the alert!

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We’re thrilled to present you with a sneak peek of the latest wave of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures. Wow. What a wave! In addition to three fabulous The Rise Of Skywalker characters, we get a long-awaited Count Dooku and Clone Commander Bly, both of which are fantastic as well. Clone Commander Bly utilizes old tooling, but Hasbro did a good job as disguising that. Count Dooku will enrage longtime 3.75″ collectors. Why in the world do we not have a quality Count Dooku figure like this in our collections yet, Hasbro? Count Dooku comes with an all-new widened lightsaber blade attachment. Zorii Bliss is another incredible addition. The figure’s mask is removable and displays a beautiful visage of Kerri Russell. The Knight Of Ren is excellent. But these characters lost their luster a bit after Episode IX. Still, Hasbro should be commended. Will we ever get them all. Sith Jet Trooper may only be a repaint, but its sculpt is underrated. And the figure works beautifully in this color too. The reviews are coming shortly, but you can enjoy rough galleries now. More images coming soon!

        

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io9, your go to source for Star Wars news, has an exlusive new preview clip of a The Rise Of Skywalker bonus feature. The clip is about the massive fleet assembled by Lando Calrissian and what went into creating the scene. It turns out there are several well known ships in the fleet, a Naboo Starfighter, a U-Wing, the Ghost from Rebels, several slightly updated versions of B- and A-Wings, but since JJ Abrams wanted a massive fleet, Lucasfilm had to create 55 all new ship models from scratch for that scene. Click through for a closer look at several design sketches for the ships.

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One of the new ships designed for the fleet

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In the past few days several details leaked from the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker novelization by Rae Carson. And one thing that many fans wondered about after the movie was released is finally explained in the book. How did Palpatine survive his fall down the shaft on the Death Star II and its subsequent explosion? Click through for the answer!

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The Rise of Skywalker Coming To Blu-ray March 31

The final movie in the Skywalker Saga will be coming home on March 31. Click through for the full Blu-ray specs

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Nipping at the heels of our positive article on the Sequel Trilogy, I’d thought I’d share an astounding custom figure of Emperor Palpatine by my respected good friend Josh Makison. I want one of these. Look at this stunning work!

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The Deafening Silence Of The Sequel Trilogy

As someone who, in my strong opinion, was justifiably critical of the Sequel Trilogy, I had zero hopes or expectations for The Rise Of Skywalker. ZERO! However, the last thing I ever expected was to like the film. A LOT. Let’s face some basic facts. The Sequel Trilogy went the wrong way for Star Wars. (more….)

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The Black Series Zorii Bliss Figure Has A Removable Visor!

Hasbro Pulse revealed on Facebook that the upcoming Black Series Zorii Bliss action figure comes with a special feature: you can actually remove the visor to reveal Zorii’s eyes behind the mask! Now the question is if Hasbro sculpted more of the face or just the eyes and part of the nose. I suppose someone will certainly destroy the helmet of their Zorii Bliss figure to find out. Click on the photo below for the full resolution version! The photo real eyes look really nice. Thanks to Cybereye for the alert!

The Black Series Zorii Bliss

Here’s looking at you, kid!

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The Rise Of Skywalker - How It Should Have Ended!

The HISHE team on YouTube released their “How It Should Have Ended” video for The Rise of Skywalker! And it’s hilarious! It does poke fun at various plot holes and also gives fans the ending they were looking for! Click through to watch the video!

Making out, Star Wars Style

Making out, Star Wars Style

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Cover For The 'The Rise Of Skywalker' 4K Blu-Ray Revealed

Blu-Ray.com has an entry for the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker 4k Blu-Ray that also reveals the cover. It’s a re-use of the exclusive Dolby Cinema poster, so it’s nothing new. A lone X-Wing is facing off a fleet of Final Order Star Destroyers. The release date of the Blu-Ray is still unknown. Will you add The Rise of Skywalker Blu-Ray to your Star Wars movie collection? Or will you wait until the movie is on Disney+? What do you think of the cover?

The Rise of Skywalker 4K Blu-Ray Cover

The Rise of Skywalker 4K Blu-Ray

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The Academy Awards 2020, And The Winners Are....

The Academy Awards just ended, I watched the entire 3 1/2 hour show so you don’t have to. Yes, I am crazy. From a Star Wars perspectice not much happened, The Rise of Skywalker won zero Oscars. As expected! But there is still a little bit to talk about and not all people who are involved with Star Wars failed to win an Oscar! So please click through for a few words about the 92nd Academy Awards.

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A PDF with a ton of behind the scenes photos from The Rise of Skywalker is available on the Art Director’s Guild website! No matter if you like or dislike the movie, it’s always interesting to get a peek behind the scenes of a movie to see how it was made! You will find that they put a lot of effort into even the smallest details. Some things may even genuinely surprise you! Click through for more!

The Rise of Skywalker Behind the Scenes

The X-Wing levitation scene was a practical effect

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Now this is certainly…. quite the revelation. Actor Juan Bautista, who played one of the Knights of Ren in The Rise of Skywalker, was a guest on the Popcorn Talk YouTube channel and he revealed that the version of the movie he saw one week (!) before the official release was somewhat different. The movie had an entirely different ending. Click through for more!

UPDATE: It appears Popcorn Time failed to perform a proper background check or otherwise failed to check if their guest was legit. The guest on their show was NOT a Knight on Ren in the movie. A “Juan Bautista” is nowhere to be found in the credits for The Rise of Skywalker.

Rey is dead

Rey on Exegol after the final battle

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Review: Darth Vader - TROS - 12-Inch Figure

Can you believe Hasbro repacked the dreadful Darth Vader 12-Inch FIgure from 2013 once again in The Rise of Skywalker toy line? Why? See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

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The Concept Art Book For The Rise Of Skywalker Has Leaked

The concept art book for The Rise of Skywalker was apparently accidentally sold in South Korea, as photos of the book with South Korean writing have appeared on social media. The few things that have been posted so far show an alternative look for Dark Side Rey (which I greatly prefer to what we got in the movie, it basically pays homage to Luke’s look in Return of the Jedi), we also get a look at things that were cut from the script/movie, like the “Oracle” Kylo Ren was originally meant to encounter early in the movie. You can see some photos on Twitter! And below is a photo of what was probably an idea for a Force vision, Emperor Kylo and Empress Rey with yet another look for her. Would you be interested at all in a sequel trilogy action figure line that is based on concept art?

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Kylo Ren and Rey concept art (click to enlarge)

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The Rise Of Skywalker Joins The Billion Dollar Movie Club!

Tuesday was a very special day for The Rise of Skywalker! The movie crossed two thresholds at the box office! One positive and one not so postive! Click through for the details!

The Rise of Skywalker Celebration

So happy you could cry

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The Skywalker Saga Blu-Ray Box Set Release Date!

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Walmart.com has listed the Skywalker Saga Blu-Ray Box set for $129.99 with 18-discs (which is one bonus disc per film) and the release date is set for April 17. I’m willing to bet that The Rise of Skywalker will likely release around that time (maybe a bit sooner to try and make people double-dip as Disney likes to do) as well as the Best Buy Skywalker Saga 4k Box Set. Now we’ll have to see if this new rumor of a second theatrical release with more footage a la Endgame comes at the end of January, but for now, we at least have a release date for the Box Set.

 

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Review: Supreme Leader Kylo Ren - TROS - 12-Inch Figure

Check out the Supreme Leader Kylo Ren 12-Inch Figure from The Rise Of Skywalker line. It’s the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Supreme Leader Kylo Ren

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