Our pal Mary Franklin has a strong supporting role in this video about the real-life Chopper and his travels! (There’s a new Rebels clip at the end as well.)
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. The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi has a blurb now, and 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)
Conventions. Dark Horse will be selling a limited edition cover variant of the new Legacy at WonderCon.
Translation. Abel Pena will be translating some vintage Droids and Ewoks comics from Spain into English.
StarWars.com unearths some European gems from the twilight of original Star Wars mania… The Droids and Ewoks cartoons. 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.
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Needs more high kicks, but what can you do? (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.)