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SDCC ’09 photo: From the con floor

Lucasfilm pavilion by jawajames @ Flickr / Used with permission

Our own JawaJames, a San Diego native, is posting Comic-Con pics on his Flickr. Above, the Lucasfilm pavilion!

Of course, Mary, Bonnie, Pablo and crew are also in town, taking and posting a ton of floor photos from the con. You guys feast on them (Preview night and set up, so far,) watch the StarWars.com blog and keep an eye on the usual fansites, and I’ll be back later today to gather more links.

Toy Fair: LEGOs, Clone Wars, and Legacy figures!

IMAGE: V-19 Torrent

The Official Blog has pictures of new Clone Wars and Indiana Jones LEGO vehicles and sets, fresh from U.S. Toy Fair. Above, the V-19 Torrent. (You can see the Star Wars stuff a tad larger, plus descriptions, over at Gizmodo.) Warning to spoilerphobes: The Indy IV sets look like they contain some location spoilers.

IMAGE: Hasbro’s TCW ArtooWizard has official photos of Hasbro’s Clone Wars line.

Yakface has an impressive gallery of pictures from the Hasbro booth, including some familiar faces from the Legacy comics and other EU faves.

Oh, and Deet? Gentle Giant is coming out with a Shirtless Darth Maul. I thought you should know.

Latest from the world of Indiana Jones

News from starwars.com:

  • Indiana Jones Heritage trading cards to have autograph cards from 14 stars of the first three Indy films, including Karen Allen, John Rhys Davies, Ke Huy-Quan, Julian Glover. But the real autograph to get is from Vernon Dobtcheff, who played the Butler in the Castle Brunwald: “If you are Scottish lord, then I am Mickey Mouse!”
  • Gentle Giant is also getting some Indy action. First up is a statue of Indy on horseback from Last Crusade, and next is a mini-bust of Indy, the first in a series.

    And in other Indy news:

  • USA Today sets the stage for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by mentioning a little about the roles for Jones, Blanchett, Winstone and LeBeouf and a little about crystal skulls. Not much actually new mentioned here, but it’s a tidy summary of what has been officially released about the plot of the movie.
  • Trespassing charges against Shia LeBeouf were dropped. Apparently Walgreen’s was scared of being attacked by Autobots and Indiana Jones if they pursued the case.

    The starwars.com tour of Volume Two of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones moves on with:

  • Disc Seven: Espionage Escapades. Indy does some ballet while undercover in Spain, and has a surreal adventure in bureaucracy on a mission in Prague where he is assisted by Kafka. Companion documentaries focus on Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, ballet, and Kafka.
  • Disc Eight: Daredevils of the Desert . Indy joins up with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Daniel Craig to help the British take Beersheba from the Turks. Two historical documentaries focus on T.E. Lawrence and the making of the modern Middle East as a result of WWI.