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Could Darth Vader and Obi-wan Meet Again?

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One of the most powerful moments in Revenge of the Sith is the showdown between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-wan Kenobi on Mustafar.  This confrontation is bookended with their final meeting onboard the Death Star twenty years later.  As far as we’ve been told these characters never met in the intervening years, but could they have?

While talking to Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader tells him that “Obi-wan once thought as you do.”  However, when the prequel trilogy came around and the two friends met on Mustafar, it was Padme not Obi-wan who spoke of the good inside the newly christened Darth Vader.  Obi-wan did not seem to make any mention of the good still inside Anakin/Vader.  Of course when the original trilogy was being produced, Padme as a character didn’t exist, but that still doesn’t explain the disconnect.

What if the former master and apprentice were to meet again at some point in the intervening years between Mustafar and the Death Star?

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We don’t know much about Obi-wan’s time on Tatooine in seclusion.  The Legends era EU has very few stories about Old Ben’s time beyond the Dune Sea.  The new canon recently published a story of Obi-wan fending off Jabba’s thugs when Luke was a boy.  That’s still only a matter of days out of the nearly 20 years he was in hiding.

I’ve worked on the assumption that Obi-wan thought he was leaving Anakin to die on Mustafar, if he was not already dead after the amputation and immolation.  Is it possible that Obi-wan left Tatooine after finding out that Darth Vader still lived?  If the two faced again, Obi-wan may have tried to talk Anakin back to the light, unable to bring himself to try and kill his brother for a second time.

The only problem I have with this theory is that if they were to fight again, I don’t see any scenario where Vader would allow Obi-wan to walk away.  Even if he was beaten again, Vader’s hatred for Obi-wan would seem to be too strong to let him live.

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During their final fight onboard the Death Star, Vader steps on Obi-wan’s cloak as if he is testing it to see if it was merely a trick.  Could Obi-wan have evaded Vader with a simple disappearing trick before?

This discussion quickly becomes wild speculation and potential fan fiction.  The amount of evidence supporting another confrontation between Darth Vader and Obi-wan is limited at best.  I know some people complained about the amount of times Anakin and Dooku faced off in the Clone Wars series, so it is possible that too many fights can lessen the dramatic effect on the story.  You can have too much of a good thing.

With the Star Wars Anthology films the door is open to this kind of story, I know they would have my $10 easily.

Topps 3D Widevision For Revenge of the Sith

Topps has another exclusive product planned for the coming months that will no doubt be thoroughly saturated with Star Wars.

Topps Star Wars 3D Widevision: Revenge of the Sith.

 

The collector set goes on sale Tuesday August 18th onTopps.com.

 

This is a continuation of our Return of the Jedi 3D Widevision format that we started last year.

It’s a single-purchase collector box with 44 widevision base cards telling the story of Revenge of the Sith in spectacular 3D lenticular technology.

Each box also contains 2 hits – a sketch card plus either a medallion card, patch card, sketch medallion card, printing plate or autograph.

Disney Product Update from D23

Another Disney Update.  Always worth checking out.

      

DISNEY CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA

SHOWCASES UPCOMING LINE-UP OF PRODUCTS AT D23 EXPO 2015

 

Co-Stars of Star Wars™ The Force Awakens John Boyega, Daisy Ridley Surprised Guest On Stage And Gave Away Their Disney Infinity Character Figures To Audience Members

 

Limited Edition Star Wars PlayStation®4 Hardware Bundles Unveiled

 

New Products and Updates from Across Disney Interactive’s Games Slate Announced

 

LONDON, United Kingdom – (17 August 2015) – Yesterday, during a presentation at the D23 Expo 2015, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media revealed new details about some of the biggest products in the interactive entertainment industry including Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits, Playmation and KINGDOM HEARTS III plus two new limited edition Star Wars™ PlayStation®4 hardware bundles.

 

“We have the most exciting slate of upcoming game titles in our history, and we’re also focused on new platforms and technologies that enable us to develop experiences we would never have dreamed possible just a few years ago,” said Jimmy Pitaro, co-chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and president of Disney Interactive.

 

Highlights from yesterday’s presentation include:

 

·        On 17 November, fans will be able to purchase two very special limited-edition Darth Vader-inspired PlayStation®4 Star Wars bundles: Star Wars: Battlefront and Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars.  The bundles include a fully customised PS4™ featuring an image of Darth Vader, a controller inspired by Darth Vader’s suit and more.  For full information for theLimited-Edition PlayStation®4 Hardware Bundles visithttp://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/08/16/star-wars-ps4-bundles.

·        John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, co-stars of Star Wars™ The Force Awakens, surprised guests on stage and gave away their character figures, Finn and Rey, for the upcomingDisney Infinity 3.0 Play Set based on the film.

 

·        Other character reveals also included Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia, Spot from Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and a limited edition set of Light FX Star Wars™ character figures that light up when placed onto the Disney Infinity Base.  Exciting newDisney Infinity integrations with Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line® were also unveiled.

 

·        Guests who attended the Hall D23 received a special Kingdom Hearts Mickey Costume Power Disc that unlocks a one-of-a-kind costume of King Mickey, Keyblade Master and King of Disney Castle for Disney Infinity’s Mickey Mouse character and a classic Mickey Mouse figure. For full information about Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition reveals visithttp://bit.ly/1Le7F4B

 

·        Coming this autumn, Playmation Marvel’s Avengers Gamma Gear – inspired by the 7-foot Hulk – lets you smash into battle using motion-sensing technology putting you in the Avengers action.  Slip your hands into the Gamma Gear and use the motion-based controls to smash your way through missions and stomp through battlegrounds with different Hulk moves like Ground Slam, Thunder Clap, and other combos.

 

·        Square Enix and Disney Interactive revealed that Baymax and other beloved characters of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning film Big Hero 6 will make their debut in the ever-expanding narrative of KINGDOM HEARTS III.  For full information about the Big Hero 6 world inKINGDOM HEARTS III visit http://bit.ly/1Kq0aEP.

 

·        Disney Interactive announced Disney Magic Kingdoms, a new mobile game being created with Gameloft that lets players build the Disney theme park of their dreams by recreating and placing iconic attractions such as Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion, California Screamin’ and many more in a fun animated landscape. For full information aboutDisney Magic Kingdoms visit http://bit.ly/1hgFvwo.

Star Wars Gifts for Gamers

So many Star Wars games and yet not enough time to play them all. Just as there is no shortage of Star Wars fans there is no shortage of Star Wars games ranging from a variety of video games to a number of Star Wars themed card and strategy games. The range of games is so vast there is surely something for the avid video gamer to enjoy as well as the fan of more traditional games like poker and chess. The following is a list specifically designed for gamers of all sorts. 

Top Two Star Wars Video Games 

Gamers who fantasize about driving their own pod through Beggar’s Canyon, meeting other Jedi in the forests of old Alderaan, or even facing down the Sith can experience all this and much more with the Star Wars video games currently on the market.

The Kinect Star Wars game is one of the absolute favorites of Star Wars gamers who want an interactive experience, jumping around and pretending to be a Jedi Knight. The game is absolutely huge in scope and players can enjoy the entire experience with no controller. Players do all of the movements themselves, including the lightsaber action. Players also experience controlling a podracer as well as the Speeder Bike, avoiding obstacles and putting down their foot when appropriate. This is the ultimate in Star Wars fan gaming with the only downside being the need for a relatively large gaming space. 

The biggest and best game in the genre is Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, which is available on various platforms, including PlayStation, Wii, Xbox, DS and PSP. This game has been the classic movie tie-in ever since it first came on the market for the original Xbox. The Force Unleashed has a fan base of legions that increases each year, and/or when the game experience is enhanced by add-ons or a new version is released. The Force Unleashed genre has stood the test of time partly due to being beautifully rendered and its stunning graphics. It may also be due to the immense game play and the fact it has an actual story, making it challenging enough to keep the attention of the average gamer as well as fun. Truthfully it is everything a fan would want from a Star Wars video game. 

Star Wars Themed Strategy Games

Surely, of all the Star Wars fans out there in the world some of them must also be fans of poker. It is easy to imagine someone like Han Solo being a card shark, while Chewie watches his back in one of the dimly lit back rooms of the Chalmun’s Cantina. Remember that fictional bar (cantina) in the pirate city of Mos Eisley on planet Tatooine? It’s the one with all the various alien races and dangerous characters. This makes it easy to picture fans of the movie genre also being fans of playing poker.

Fortunately, there is a Star Wars Poker Set to link the two together. There are a wide range of poker games that can be played with this poker set. While many people know how to play some of the basic poker games like Omaha, Stud and Texas Hold’em, you can always learn more online, sharpen your poker knowledge and strategy.   which have become popular in recent years. If you are unsure, check out the rules of these games online; they are fun and exciting variations. Star Wars fans will love the case of this poker set with its 72 LED lights that illuminate the chips in lightsaber colors of red, green, and blue. Licensed by Star Wars, the product is a limited edition and will surely be a collector’s item. Inside the case there are two hundred chips, two casino-quality Star Wars decks exclusive to this particular set, and much more. 

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The other strategy game that is quite popular is the Star Wars Chess Set. Just as there are Star Wars fans who are also poker players, there are fans who love to play chess as well. This is truly a collectible chess set if there ever was one. Even Star Wars fans that have never played chess would surely delight in owning this set and it is pretty simple to learn the rules of chess, and there are even Star Wars Chess groups.

The set has pieces fashioned in all the classic figures and ships, including Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Han Solo, C3-PO, and R2-D2 to name a few. The design of the chess set is like no other set out there with pieces made from pewter with a luxurious silver and gold finish. The board itself is a marvel with a glass etched top with Death Star imagery. The chess board also has a slide out drawer to protect all 32 pieces when the game is not being played. Then again, a true Star Wars fan would probably leave the pieces out on the board to show them off. 

Just For Fun

Star Wars fans looking for a game just for fun might want to check out the Angry Birds Star Wars Jenga Death Star game. It is exactly as it sounds; it is an Angry Birds game come-to-life, but for Star Wars aficionados.

The first stage of the game involves building a piggy Death Star out of Jenga blocks. Then comes the fun; launching birds to destroy it. The birds included in the game are that of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca, with the latter bird being exclusive to the set. The game also comes with five pigs (a Darth Vader pig and four Storm trooper pigs). This is truly a fun game and an intergalactic battle to send the Death Star crashing down.