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Update for Topps at SDCC

Some great SW fan events are kicking off today at The Topps booth SDCC.  If you are lucky enough to be there be sure to check them out.

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At 1pm we’ll be giving away our new Topps Star Wars Galactic Connexions trading discs to 50 lucky fans. The disc features the First Order Stormtrooper which will only be available at SDCC in an extremely limited quantity of 250. Topps Star Wars Galactic Connexions will be on sale on Force Friday September 4th exclusively in Walmart with 85 characters to collect. 

Next up – Topps will be hosting Steve Blum, the voice of Zeb from Star Wars Rebels, at our booth at 3:30pm. He will be signing Topps cards for the first 50 fans.

Chuck Wendig to Write Entire Aftermath Trilogy

EW has just reported the Chuck Wendig will write the two books following Star Wars: Aftermath in a trilogy.  The books will help stitch together Return of the Jedi to The Force AwakensIt seems like it will be the biggest new addition to the literary side of continuity when the first book gets released September fourth.

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U.K. Release Date and Preorder Deal for Disney Infinity 3.0

We have another big update with Disney Infinity.  Giving us the U.K. release date and a sweet preorder deal. 

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Disney Interactive Announces UK Release Date and Pre-order Incentive for

Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits

 

New Information and Assets Also Released for Toy Box Expansion Games

 

LONDON, United Kingdom – (8 July, 2015) Disney Interactive today announced that Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits will be available in the UK on Friday 28 August 2015. In addition, fans who pre-order the Disney Infinity 3.0Starter Pack, the Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars™ Special Edition, or the Disney Infinity 3.0 Video Game Software (with or without a Play Set), will receive the new Toy Box Takeover Game Piece for free, at participating retailers*.

Available for pre-order now, the following will launch on 28August in the UK:

 

·        Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Pack (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Wii U), featuringthe Star Wars Twilight of the Republic Play Set, the Disney Infinity 3.0 Video Game Software and Base, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker character figures, and a web code card that unlocks content for PC and mobile devices   

 

·        Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars Special Edition (exclusively for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3), which is the only place fans will be able to play as Boba Fett in Disney Infinity 3.0 and get the Star Wars™ Rise Against the Empire Play Set nearly a month before it hits store shelves

 

o   Additionally fans in the UK and Ireland that already own a Disney Infinity 1.0 or 2.0 Starter Pack can purchase just the Disney Infinity 3.0 Video Game Software*, or the software disc with either the Twilight of the Republic Play Set or Inside Out Play Set*, and use the base they already own**

 

·        Fan-favourite characters, including Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Chewbacca; Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren and Zeb Orrelios from the popular animated TV series Star Wars Rebels™; Inside Out’s Fear, Disgust and Sadness; Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse; Sam Flynn and Quorra from Tron: Legacy; Mulan and Olaf

 

·        Power Discs, now sold in labeled franchise-specific packs:Star Wars™ Twilight of the Republic 4-pack

 

For pricing details and to pre-order, please visit Amazon, GAME, Smyths and Tesco, among other UK retailers.

Also revealed today is information and assets for Toy Box Takeover (the pre-order incentive at selected retailers*), and Toy Box Speedway, two new Toy Box Expansion Games available to play in the game.

Toy Box Takeover is an action-adventure game featuring dungeon-crawler gameplay in which players can use all of their favourite Disney Infinity characters across the worlds ofStar Wars™, Marvel, Disney and Disney•Pixar, and Toy Box Speedway is a kart-racing game – both set for release this autumn. Toy Box Expansion Games unlock additional hours of gameplay inside Toy Box 3.0. Players place a Toy Box Expansion Game Piece on the Disney Infinity Base to unlock pre-built games that instantly take them into the action, mixing, matching and mashing-up characters from across The Walt Disney Company and using unlocked toys and gadgets to complete missions.

Toy Box Expansion Game Overviews:

 

Toy Box Takeover

When Syndrome gets his hands on Merlin’s magic wand, it’s up to the player to stop him. Using their favorite characters in Disney Infinity, they must battle across multiple worlds, such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Marvel’s Upper Manhattan, The Old West, or The Incredibles Volcano Lair to defeat the bad guys before they ruin the Toy Box forever. Players can complete missions with family and friends via two-player local co-op or four-player online.

 

Toy Box Speedway

Players can join their favorite Disney, Disney•Pixar, Marvel’s and Star Wars™ characters and vehicles in an action-packed kart-racer.  With nine franchise-themed tracks to choose from – Sugar Rush, Frozen, Tatooine, a classic Star Wars™ location, San Fransokyo, Agrabah, Monsters Inc., Halloween Town, Gravity Falls or Marvel’s Knowhere – they can choose from three different game modes including Time Trial mode, Race mode and Combat mode.   Players put their driving skills to the test as they attack opponents with gadgets and weapons and earn trophies across three challenge cups.

 

Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits is being developed by Avalanche Software in partnership with Ninja Theory, Sumo Digital, Studio Gobo and United Front Games. Additional Disney, Disney•Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars™ figures and Play Sets will be announced in the coming months. With Disney Infinity 3.0, fans have the unique opportunity to play with allof the Star Wars™ characters in all of the Star Wars™ Play Sets.

 

Disney Infinity 3.0 Video Game and Base are required to play the Toy Box Expansion Games. Toy Box Takeover and Toy Box Speedway will be sold separately. All figures and Power Discs from the 1.0 and 2.0 editions of Disney Infinity will be compatible with Disney Infinity 3.0 in the enhanced Toy Box 3.0.

Han Solo Anthology Film Announced!

Starwars.com just dropped that Christopher Miller and Phil Lord have the bridge on a new Han Solo Anthology film.  The dynamic duo of Miller and Lord have worked on films like Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs. The screenplay will be written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan.  The movie will provide Han Solo’ backstory as to how he became a smuggler.  This topic provides a lot of different angles to take, and should provide the filmmakers with the position to put out a quality film.

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