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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”.

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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

Bail Faster than Senator Organa! – SWR #149

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On this week’s podcast RileyBethany,and Mark are joined by brand new Star Wars Report contributor Johnamarie Macias!

  • The Cowboy Jedi and some Rebels Talk (3:15)
  • We talk about the happenings an NYCC! (10:20)
  • Is Vanessa Marshall an actual angel? (17:35)
  • Emails
  • A welcome to and interview of Star Wars Report contributor Paul DePaola! (34:30)
  • SPOILER discussion of the leaked concept art (45:00)

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  1. Star Wars Themed Merchandise at NYCC 2014
  2. Star Wars Reads Day: The Empire Invades!
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Droids in Distress (or Gratuitous Droids) – Rebels Roundtable #2

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The Star Wars Report’s Rebels Roundtable takes on Droids in Distress.

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The Star Wars Report’s Rebels Roundtable returns this week to check out the Season 1 episode Droids in Distress, the first “regular” episode in the series’ run.

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Join Johnathan, Berent, Nathan, and guest Shawn as they discuss the episode. Were the cameos used well? What does the team think of Zeb now that he has actually gotten some characterization? Where might this all be leading? All this and more in this episode of Rebels Roundtable.

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Sneak Peek at Darth Vader Earrings From Her Universe

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I might have to finally get my ears pierced just to wear these amazing Darth Vader studs… #comingsoon #sneakpeek #starwars #DarthVader @thesparklefactory #HUFriday #affordableluxury #jewelry

Her Universe and The Sparkle Factory have joined forces once more to bring Star Wars fangirls jewelry inspired by characters from a galaxy far, far away.

Back in May, the team at Her Universe released a collectible, high-end jewelry line designed by The Sparkle Factory. Known as the “My Hero Jewelry Collection,” the line features the lovable droid, R2-D2, on various pieces of jewelry.

Ashley Eckstein recently shared with fans a sneak peek of the latest Her Universe product: Darth Vader studs designed at The Sparkle Factory! Having purchased some pieces from the “My Hero Jewelry Collection,” I look forward to adding these Darth Vader earrings to my growing collection of geeky jewelry.

Made in the USA, The Sparkle Factory produces and sells quality items both online and at their Los Angeles and Milan (Italy) locations. A third location at New York City will be coming soon. Stay tuned for more Her Universe news and updates!

Vindication (Part 2 of 2) – SWBTF #145

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Zayne’s path has come to an end, but will his Vindication be just? Or will Sith relics, and careful manipulations win the day?. All this and more! All on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR Podcast of Legends! YOUR ticket to that Galaxy far, far away!

This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Champion of the Multiverse; Mark Hurliman, and your Count of 2 Continuities; Nathan P. Butler, sit down to continue discussing Dark Horse Comic’s Knights of the Old Republic: Vindication by John Jackson Miller. So strap in, and tighten your crash webbing Fandom, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away!KotORVindication-TPB Continue reading