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Making Connexions at Topps! – CCC Ep. 017

This week Michael and Bruce are joined by Mark Von Ohlen @darthvonohlen Brand Manager of Star Wars and Dr. Who at Topps trading cards to discuss some of the new and exciting products!



Collecting? Gaming? We have something for everyone in this Jammed packed episode where we discuss the old 77 star field cards, some of the Upcoming The Force Awakens Cards, Rebels, and Topps new collectible game Galactic Connexions!


Don’t know how to play Galactic Connections? That’s ok you can get caught up with these short tutorial videos below. And keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter page to find out how you can win Some of these Connexion discs of your own!


Billie Lourd Not Playing Young Leia in The Force Awakens?

“That’s a lie. That’s a rumor. I wish I played a young princess,”  – Billie Lourd

Billie Lourd and Carrie Fisher

The rumor that Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher’s daughter, would be playing a young Princess Leia in a flashback scene in the The Force Awakens, has been circulating unconfirmed for quite some time.  As it turns out, HNGN has reported that Lourd told Entertainment Tonight that she will not be reprising her mother’s role.  It is still unknown as to what role she will be playing at this time, but she did make it sound as though she will play a character in the new Star Wars film. So we will have to keep a look out for Lourd on screen in The Force Awakens December 18th 2015!


Star Wars Scrapbook: Star Wars Kid

Greetings Bothans! What follows is a post about the Star Wars memories of a long time fan, Stuart Tullis. Reminisce about battles set in a galaxy far, far away, at a time that we have long passed, with characters, creatures, and stories we shall always love. Many of you will know Stuart, a fan of RebelForce Radio, but he is also a podcaster over at TechnoRetro Dads, so be sure to check that out! With that, I’ll let Stuart take us a long time ago, to a galaxy far, far away…. ~ Bethany Blanton

Star Wars Scrapbook

On a warm night in northeastern Kentucky, three kids sat atop hood of the family car, captivated by the characters on the screen at the drive-in movie.  Although the sound came from a small speaker on the pole beside the car and the picture on the screen paled in comparison to today’s high definition resolution, the sights and sounds they saw that night would be forever imprinted on their minds as well as the minds of hundreds of millions of both children and adults since 1977.  And though I don’t remember whether I was four or five at the time (my age is dependent on whether my mother’s recollection that we saw it in 1977 is correct or my brother’s insistence that it was 1978 is the year), what I do remember is that I wanted to see more of that “galaxy far, far away”.


I am a Star Wars kid.  Everyone was a Star Wars kid in the late ‘70s.  We reenacted that movie in the basement, in the backyard, at school, at our friends’ homes, in the park, at the camp, and at the playground.  Before we had any official Star Wars toys, we shot stormtroopers with tree-branch blasters and had lightsaber duels with sticks, tubes, and vuvuzelas.  We quoted lines (and probably misquoted lines), pretended we were on the run from the Empire’s sinister agents, and jumped off walls into homemade trash compactors.  We wondered about the Clone Wars, imagining a younger Obi-Wan Kenobi with the father of Luke Skywalker flying their spaceships on missions as directed by their commander Bail Organa.  When we played dodgeball at school, we thought we could hear the voice of Obi-Wan telling us to “use the Force” as we prepared to throw the ball.  Car rides were especially exciting, since the car behind us was most certainly a TIE fighter in disguise, waiting for the right moment to fire at us.  Star Wars was everywhere because we took it with us in our minds. Continue reading

Fire’s Edge – SWBW #16

Reviews this episode:
Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge (novel)
Dark Times: Fire Carrier (comic volume)

We have been away for a little over a month but we are back with a brand new episode of Star Wars Bookworms! Here is a summary of the episode.

  • We welcome Eric Geller (The Forcecast, TheForce.net) and William Devereux (EU Cantina, We Talk Clones) as our guests
  • Aaron and Teresa shamelessly plug their new podcasts Fangirls Going Rogue and Bad Wolf Radio
  • Thoughts on the current state of the Expanded Universe
  • We all rank our favorite Star Wars novels of 2013
  • Discuss and review the recent novel Razor’s Edge
  • Eric leaves the show early to go watch Agents of Shield
  • William stays to help us discuss and review the comic volume Dark Times: Fire Carrier

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