The Celebration Store had its soft open on Thursday night, with exhibitors, VIPs, and Jedi Master level-badge holders getting a shot to pick up their Celebration merchandise. Her Universe’s shop was part of the Celebration store, and Ashley Eckstein was on hand to give us a tour of the Her Universe gear at Celebration. Plus shirts, football/soccer gear, barware, and a visit from Admiral Ackbar?
Several of my fellow convention attendees enabled my shopping, and I escaped there with a ton of damage to my credit card bill. But I did show off my new Boba Fett messenger bag to Jeremy Bulloch!
UPDATE: Here are the Thursday photos!
Our own Paula has been highlighted by Her Universe for their Fangirl of the Day initiative!
Their booth isn’t the only thing that got a new look for SDCC! The Her Universe website also unveiled a redesign today. And the limited-availability Jaina Solo and Mara Jade shirts are now online.
And while we’re on the topic, here are James’ shots from Preview Night!
With preview night at San Diego Comic-Con nigh, Her Universe posted a photo of their new mega-booth. And over at the StarWars.com blog, Mary Franklin shares a look at the Lucasfilm Pavilion. Galactic Hunter has pics from tonight as well.
And here are the Mara and Jaina shirts! For real!
Ashley Eckstein’s Her Universe is bringing the expanded universe to SDCC! They’ll be debuting a new Mara Jade tee using Daryl Mandryk’s art from the Choices of One paperback cover, and a Jaina Solo tee using John VanFleet’s art from the Sword of the Jedi teaser image. Only 100 of each will be offered at the con, however, and they’ll only be online “for a limited time only.” They’ll be online during SDCC.
It also sounds like they’ve revamped their booth, which is promising.
There are a few other debuts, including their new Walking Dead line, but you know we’re biased.
UPDATE: Here’s the chat link, and huge thanks to Ashley for the kind words!
Just in time for SDCC, Her Universe adds another franchise – They’re now making products based on AMC’s zombie drama The Walking Dead. It’s not a show I’m all that familiar with, but one thing’s for sure – that hoodie is killer. (There’s more, including a dress, at the link!)
The line isn’t online yet, but it will be available at at San Diego Comic-Con so we’ll no doubt be seeing it soon.
(Star Wars fans, there’s something new for us, too – An Artoo dress at Hot Topic!)
Next Thursday, July 11, Ashley Eckstein of Her Universe and The Clone Wars will join the folks at Star Wars Books for another chat.
Not sure what will come up this time, but last time she revealed that more EU designs are in the pipeline for Her Universe.
Ashley Eckstein’s Her Universe will be selling these Course of the Force t-shirts and hoodies at the race’s “conival’ events and San Diego Comic Con.
$5 from each tee and $10 from each sweatshirt will go to Make-A-Wish, and it looks like they’ll be sold online as well.
On that note, if you’d still like to donate directly, Hondo has raised James’ donation goal to $750. Support Team Hondo and Make-A-Wish!
Here’s a closer look at Her Universe’s exclusives for Celebration Europe. In addition to many of the new products that debuted for Star Wars Weekends, you’ll also see this Darth Vader dress, limited edition Ahsoka tee featuring Dave Filoni artwork, and a tee that features ‘May the Force Be With You in multiple languages.
UPDATE: The Darth Vader dress, while debuting at Celebration Europe, is NOT an exclusive. You’ll be able to get it on the Her Universe site and at SDCC, per Ashley.
It may not be coming to a theater near you anytime soon, but Attack of the Clones 3D will be heading to Germany for Celebration Europe II in July. Reed today announced that exclusive screenings of the converted film will be shown for ” an extremely limited engagement.”
They’ve also revealed the art show prints, which are now up for pre-order.
Other recent CEII news: Ashley Eckstein will be attending, and there will be a limited edition Her Universe dress and tee avaliable, as well as 200 of the Return of the Jedi necklaces.