This list by Pablo is actually from a few years back, but it got a bit of a spiff-up for the new format, and what the hell — it is Halloween, and the internet has the collective memory of a goldfish for stuff like this. (Not you, Wookieepedia.) Have at it, kids.
Quality of Vector Prime aside, this was a sad day for Expanded Universe fans… I remember being surprised by it on the Sci-Fi Channel and being terribly embarrassment squicked. (My wariness of book trailers probably dates from that moment. Though things do seem to have improved.)
All the wonderful toys. They also have Hasbro’s presentation. The Comic Packs are mostly things we’ve already seen, but I think the Exar Kun and Ulic Qel Droma are new. Walmart is getting an exclusive Corran Horn/Whistler and Rouge Squadron #1 two-pack (Dllr Nep and Plourr Ilo?) while Target will have a Wedge with X-Wing.
But the biggest news in here for us is that they’re adding Jacen and Jaina Solo to the Droid Factory line in 2010! Meanwhile, future Comic Packs will include Legacy’s Delia Blue/Darth Nihl and KOTOR’s Jarael/Rohlan Dyre. (5:20e)
TFN has two separate interviews with the creative team behind Dark Horse’s upcoming New Jedi Order comic, Invasion. The first is with writer Tom Taylor, by former staffer Mike Cooper on their message boards. The second, on TFN proper, is with artist Colin Wilson, who’s also worked on the Star Wars titles Legacy and Republic.
Last weekend at NYCC, Dark Horse announced Invasion, a new ongoing series set during the massive New Jedi Order series. Fandom, at least the TFN version, went wild with fanboy squee at the news. But for many of us, the NJO and the five years of books detailing it is something we’d rather put behind us. Do you have faith in Dark Horse’s ability to revitalize (or recapture) the era? Vote on the sidebar or beneath the cut. (more…)