The blogside. Nanci at Tosche Station points out how backstory isn’t an impediment to Expanded Universe characters appearing in the sequel trilogy. (If you really want to make that point, there are plenty of more legitimate reasons!) Meanwhile, on the Star Wars blog, editor Jennifer Heddle talks a bit about editing the roleplaying books.
Upcoming. has a blurb now, and The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Kevin Hearn’s outline for his Rebels book – the Luke one – has been approved. Making of is due in October, while we’ve got a tentative January 2015 date for the Hearns. And while we’re on the topic, the first Rebels novel, the still-untitled Leia one by Martha Wells, has moved up a week to October 15. ( via)
Excerpts. And on that note, the first chapter of Tim Lebbon’s has appeared in the Random House catalog. That one is out in May. ( Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void via)
Podcasts. Our own Jawajames guested on the second episode of Star Wars Bookworms.
Conventions. Dark Horse will be selling a limited edition cover variant of the new at WonderCon. Legacy
Translation. Abel Pena will be translating some vintage into English. Droids and Ewoks comics from Spain
Reviews. James gives a big thumbs-up, while he’s ‘intrigued’ by the new Dawn of the Jedi: The Prisoner of Bogan #4 . Legacy #1
Chris Bartlett built this Gonk costume for his kids with storage bins, foamcore and dryer vent hoses. ( via)
Packed in like sardines is a collection of droids in every color from Don Solo.
StarWars.com unearths some European gems from the twilight of original
Star Wars mania… The . Some, like the stuffed Ewoks above, are kind of terrifying. I’m pretty sure that guy on the right is sizing up that poor girl’s skull for his percussion kit. Droids and Ewoks cartoons
DK has posted Artoo and Threepio from their upcoming blueprints collection. Nifty! ( via)
A number of Spike’s
Star Wars billboards in New York get a bit of a remix. Am I Not Lying reports.
Chop Shop’s WeRobot and AlienWe tees feature several familiar silhouettes… I swear! (We featured their
pin-stripe shirts a while back.)
Doctor Beef’s stormtroopers are small, frisky, and ready to get down. (Check out
all her photos for lots of tiny plastic fun.)
MIT undergrads build robots inspired by the remote droid in One of the tiny satellites is aboard the International Space Station, and they could even be used for space exploration. A New Hope.