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Shadows of the Death Star – SWBW #18

Reviews this episode:
Ewoks – Shadows of Endor (comic digest)
Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual (reference guide)

Another episode? So soon? That’s right, it’s still January and we already have two episodes on the books. Since we didn’t do any reviews in last week’s episode we decided to do another episode right away to get back on schedule. Plus Teresa just couldn’t wait any longer to review this Ewoks comic.

  • We welcome collector extraordinaire, podcaster, and official Star Wars artist Dan Curto as our guest
  • Dan talks about his personal fandom, collecting, and classic Star Wars EU
  • E-E-E-E-Ewoks. We talk about everything from the Ewoks animated series to the latest comic release
  • Teresa complains about the lack of good Ewok plushies
  • Aaron reveals the secret to getting the good Star Wars toys at Target
  • We talk about our favorite Death Star collectibles
  • Finally we discuss and review the Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual

Ewoks

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SWCEII: The Hasbro Panel Recap

This was one panel I had planned on waking up early for but unfortunately sleep kept me in bed. When I woke to the awesome coverage by Star Wars Action News I began to realize that sleep was the better choice. I did not expect them to reveal anything major but I had hoped they would reveal some new items. Unfortunately the panel was a bit of a let down. Many of the things they shared were things previously shared with fans at San Diego Comic Con. Here is a brief run-down of the panel: Continue reading

Rancho Obi-Wan Experience at Star Wars Celebration VI!

 

Rancho Obi-Wan Brings Treasures, Logo Souvenirs,

And Giveaways For Fellow Fans at Celebration VI

The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience (booth #1235) at Star Wars Celebration VI will exhibit items ranging from the first, 1978 prototype Boba Fett laser rifle, to unproduced Star Wars action figures, to an incredible two-foot high piñata of Luke on a tauntaun. About 300 special pieces from the world’s largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia, owned by Steve Sansweet, will be on display at the 800-square-foot exhibit.

To mark the occasion, Rancho Obi-Wan (ROW) will be offering special Celebration VI membership packages that include an exclusive ROW C VI patch (while they last) as well as specially-priced family memberships. Even better, you’ll be able to pick up your full, personalized membership kit at the booth. Members get a 10% discount on all merchandise purchased at C VI.

There will be a chance to take home a limited edition solid-bronze bust of Darth Vader as conceived by Ralph McQuarrie ($1,500 retail price) for a small donation. Giveaways will include postcards, stickers, and bookplates. Rancho Obi-Wan is a nonprofit museum depending on the generous support of the public to share the excitement, fun, and friendship that Star Wars has brought. Its motto is “Inspired by the Force of Imagination.”

For the first time outside the museum, limited amounts of exclusive Rancho Obi-Wan branded souvenirs will be available, including T-shirts (two styles), an embroidered baseball cap, a 15-ounce bistro mug, a coaster-paperweight, and other items. Copies of some of Sansweet’s most popular Star Wars books will also be available. And you can get your book personally autographed by Steve.

Special illustrated bookplates for the upcoming book, Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection (Chronicle Books, fall 2012) will be available at no charge and will be signed by all four contributors at least once each day of the show. Times will be posted. Also, The ROW Experience will be headquarters for the Curto/Burns Collectors’ Cast, a monthly podcast about Star Wars collecting.

“We’ve got so many incredible things to share with fellow fans that we asked for and got more floor space to show them all,” Sansweet said. “I look forward to saying hello to old friends and making lots of new ones at the show.”

Photos of the merchandise are at: http://www.ranchoobiwan.org/experience.php. More information about the mission of Rancho Obi-Wan and booking tours is available at www.RanchoObiWan.org. Follow us on twitter @RanchoObiWan and at www.facebook.com/RanchoObiWan.

DETAILS

C VI Membership Kits

The first 300 Memberships purchased will include a special Yoda Celebration VI patch with art by Jerry Vanderstelt, a great companion to the already-included Obi-Wan Kenobi Charter patch, also by Jerry. The $40 kit includes:

A welcome letter from Steve Sansweet

Exclusive 4-inch square 2012 Obi-Wan Charter Member patch

Celebration VI Exclusive 4-inch square Yoda Patch

Charter Membership card personalized for you and signed by Steve

Quarterly email newsletter with the latest news about ROW

$30 discount towards tour-level membership within a year of purchase

New Family Membership

With the purchase of any regular membership, you are entitled to a Padawan Membership for your children 12 and under for only $20 per child. The Padawan Membership includes everything in the regular Membership Kit. Already a Member? Stop by and pick up your special C VI Yoda Patch for only $5.

Bookplates

Specially-designed adhesive bookplates for the upcoming Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection will be signed by Sansweet and contributors Anne Neumann, Dan Curto, and Paul Harrison.

Rancho Obi-Wan Souvenirs

The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience T-Shirt: $25.00

(Hanes Nano 100% premium combed cotton)

Rancho Obi-Wan Logo T-Shirt: $25.00

(Hanes 5250 Tagless 100% cotton, 6oz)

Rancho Obi-Wan Embroidered Logo Baseball Cap: $25.00

Rancho Obi-Wan Logo 15oz. Bistro Mug: $15.00

Rancho Obi-Wan Logo Coaster-Paper Weight: $30.00

Rancho Obi-Wan “Challenge Coin”: $10

Rancho Obi-Wan Patches (color or gold metallic): $10 each

Rancho Obi-Wan Logo Pen: $5.00

Rancho Obi-Wan Logo Bamboo Keychain: $5.00

Introduction to New Writer Teresa Delgado

Greetings all, and welcome! I’m here to introduce you to a new staff member and writer for the Star Wars Report, Teresa Delgado. I originally met her one sunny day in Texas at a certain convention known as Star Wars Fan Days, where Riley, Aaron and I had quite a bit of fun chatting all things Star Wars and more! We of the Star Wars Report are quite excited to welcome her aboard! Without further ado, I’ll turn it over to her to tell you a little about herself! ~ Bethany

Star Wars for me is more than just movies, books, toys and video games. It is more than just a culture that has absorbed the stories and the characters. For me Star Wars is part of my foundation as a person. It has been a part of me since I can remember and while at times it has not been my strongest fan passion it has always been at my core. I believe in the Force the same way that a lot of people believe in Christianity. The Force to me is something that helps guide me in my life because in essence the Force is something that was created with modern religions in mind. The basic ideas that Star Wars was created on are symbols that we all can look to. The hero, the rogue, the good vs. evil and even the emergence of the strong female lead. It is because of all of these things that I learned from Star Wars when I was young that I have the passions and the drive that I do now.

I first got into the world of writing when I realized that I had a considerable passion to talk about all of the things that I am a fan of. I was beginning to see that the world of fandom was strongly dominated by men and that the few women that were involved were so over shadowed that it made it very hard for them to have a voice. That was when I decided that I wanted to start sharing my views on the world of fandom. However, this would come to a standstill when I simply was not sure exactly what my main focus should be. I decided that I was proud to be a fangirl for Star Wars around the same time that Ashley Eckstein and other prominent geek girls started their female activism. It was their outspoken passion that finally led to me being able to discover my niche. I knew then that I wanted to talk about Star Wars and not just Star Wars, but all things geek including my many toy collecting passions. I started thinking about all of the things that were of interest to me. I began making a list, and I began to notice that I truly was a fangirl, but it was not just for science fiction. It was for so many things! It was these realizations that moved me to begin really writing, and that moved me to wanting to create my own site. It was in this manner that Fangirl Next Door was born.

I have learned that being a fan and being a girl can be a difficult road, but most of the time it just tons of fun. No one expects a girl to be into toy collecting, LEGO building or even video games. These are all things that I love and that really keep me going in life. My passions for the world of fantasy, science fiction, and film have brought me to the point that I am in now, where I love to share even the small things about those worlds with anyone that will read or listen.

Since I love Star Wars so much I know that there are many people who would want to know what my favorite things about the franchise are. So if I break it down into categories, I think I can give you guys a better idea.

Favorite OT Movie: Return of the Jedi
Favorite PT Movie: Phantom Menace
Favorite Star Wars Book: The Jedi Path
Favorite Jedi Character: Aayla Secura
Favorite Good Guy: R2D2
Favorite Sith: Darth Maul
Favorite Bad Guy: Cad Bane
Favorite Planet: Feluica
Favorite Vehicle: TIE fighter
Favorite Creature: Ewoks

Characters I collect: Darth Maul and R2D2

Favorite oddball item I collect: Star Wars Marbles

Favorite Star Wars Collectible that I own: Master Replicas Force FX Lightsabers

I am very excited to be contributing to the Star Wars Report and I can’t wait to bring you guys another female view on the world of Star Wars!

You can find me in Austin, Texas if you ever visit the Lone Star State and I almost always attend the comic cons in Dallas and in Austin. You can catch me at other major conventions sometimes as well. If you want to stay current with me then visit my website www.fangirlnextdoor.com or you can also find me on twitter: @Fangirl_ND or @icecoldpenguin. You can also catch my contributions to the Star Wars Report right here, and if you’d like to tune in, find the Fangirl Next Door podcast on iTunes!