is a collection of action figure photographs by Hasbro’s Gianni Lopergolo, who is living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Hasbro is selling the collection – which features mainly photographs of their Insight , G.I. Joe, and Marvel lines, to help raises funds for his family and others suffering from the disease. Star Wars
You know things are tough when… A gift for the geek that has everything – a battle-scarred Hasbro – amazingly got no bids on eBay. Well, maybe not that amazingly, but $300 doesn’t seem that bad a price considering it’ll run you only about half that brand new. ( Millennium Falcon via)
TV: Jon Stewart is very excited about a Threepio bobblehead on Monday’s . I don’t have the heart to tell him that bobbleheads are kind of lame.
The Daily Show Fanmade: Finally, a Han in Carbonite USB drive! Alas, it was already sold out last week.
Lists: I think the green skin might have less to do with their popularity than the trend of not wearing very many clothes.
Peter Clute adds to the the geek cool factor of Hasbro’s new
Falcon with detailing, a motion sensor, and additional lighting.
Also at the Giz:
Heroes’ writer Jesse Alexander guest-reviews the (unpimped) Falcon.
A brand-new clip from
The Clone Wars, The Battle of Christophsis, debuted (more or less) at the con and more importantly, is now online. Meanwhile, io9 has a video interview with Filoni.
And since Friday was
Star Wars day, the official site has a transcript of the Lucasfilm panel (pretty much just The Clone Wars so far,) the making of , and Clone Wars Hasbro’s presentation.
Pity them or envy them, the StarWars.com crew are off for their second con in two weeks – and here’s their
SDCC setup gallery. Also attending? Marco Andretti ‘s . Clone Wars car Rebelscum is pulling double duty as well, and they’ve already got several galleries from preview night up. EU fans will probably be most interested in Hasbro’s comic packs.
Meanwhile, Del Rey’s Suvudo blog has
images and a a video tour of the con floor. (But what’s up with the elevator music?)
all of the : Mostly on Friday, mostly Star Wars events at San Diego Comic Con The Clone Wars, with some Indiana Jones thrown in for good measure.
The folks over at
ExtremeTech’s Gearlog got a sneak peek at some upcoming , including the new Star Wars toys Millennium Falcon, which is 30% bigger than the old ones. (They were using the same mold for 30 years before it broke!) Head on over to the link to see another video of The Clone Wars line.
Falcon will be officially unveiled at San Diego Comic Con next month.
Rebelscum spotted a supposed list of next year’s comic packs, which includes names sure to make many EU fans happy (Cade, Karrde, Thrawn.) And some that just make me want to facepalm (Xizor?) but we all have our demons.
Look who’s back:
Bail Organa and Obi-Wan Kenobi and their bundles of joy, now in a nifty two-pack. Of course, you still have venture into Wal-Mart to buy them, but sacrifices must be made.
(For the record, these figures inspired
our nativity contest back in 2005.)
Hasbro profits tumble after Lucas stock buyback, but sales are strong for Transformers and Spider-Man toys.
No Harry! I swear!
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