It’s Ashley Eckstein’s birthday, and Her Universe is celebrating by debuting a new ‘Come to the dark side – we have cupcakes‘ t-shirt, plus 40% off on all Ahsoka Tano-themed items and free Her Universe lanyards with every order. The birthday specials run through Sunday.
Ashley will also be appearing on the RebelForce Radio podcast tonight (7pm PST/10pm EST) for a “birthday bash.”
Ashley Eckstein shared a short video featuring two Boba Fett-based dress samples. We don’t know if either or both will make it to the main line – though if she’s sharing them I expect they will – or when they could come out. Head under the cut to see the full video!
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!
Sure, she’s in the catsuit, because of course she is, but it’s still pretty neat. This sketch, by Shunya Yamashita, was posted on the Kotobukiya Facebook today. (Thanks to @ASMzine for bringing it to our attention!)
Kotobukiya will be part of the Star Wars: Collectibles Update panel Friday at SDCC. Mara will be their second EU figure – Jaina Solo was the first.
UPDATE 7/19: According to reports from SDCC, the Mara statue will be out February 2014, and the Jaina one will be re-released.
If you’re into that whole Christmas ornaments thing, you probably already know that today is the day that Hallmark’s ornaments (including but not limited to the Star Wars ones) are in stores beginning today. If you weren’t aware… Head out to the store! Remember that the Boushh one is limited edition, so if you want it, pick it up now!
We got a look at them earlier, but now that the 2013 Keepsake Ornament Dream Book is live so you can zoom to your heart’s content. The Star Wars stuff lives on page 70.
And don’t forget about the NYCC/SDCC-exclusive rancor!
UPDATE: And here’s a limited edition Boushh that you only have to travel as far as your local Hallmark store to get! (Granted, the limited editions still sell out quickly.)
Ashley Eckstein shared this photo by Joel Aron of her and Dave Filoni. The ‘Ashoka Lives’ tee “will be available soon.”
Fresh from the photo shoot… Ashley Eckstein gave Her Universe fans our first look at these van Gogh TARDIS leggings the other day. Sounds like they’ll be another Hot Topic exclusive.
Sure, it’s a little fuzzy, but you get the idea… And there’s a distinct Return of the Jedi vibe, fitting with this year being the movie’s 30th. We’ll get a closer look when the new ornaments go live on Hallmark’s site. And as for the event exclusive for SDCC and NYCC? It’s the rancor!
Thanks to Rach for the picture, and we’ll let you know when Hallmark takes it all up for public viewing.
With new Doctor Who coming any day now (more on that later,) get yourself in the mood by ordering the latest from Her Universe: A Dalek dress.
Like the Tardis dress, this one is a Hot Topic exclusive and will run you $26.50-30.50. It also, according to Ashley, runs small.