Rumor roundup. In light of today’s THR report, HuffPo’s Mike Ryan points out that quick turnaround and behind-the-scenes turmoil are nothing new for Star Wars. Meanwhile, Gregory Ellwood and Drew McWeeny at HitFix discuss it, and McWeeny has some wise words for fandom as well. I’m getting pretty sick of all the panic and hand-wringing myself.
Merchandise. I’m a little horrified by this, but at least one Jader was happy to hear that Star Wars Crocs are coming. May the fug be with you?
Audio. James Burns and Mark Newbold of Jedi News are the latest to launch a podcast, RADIO 1138, with the help of the vets at Rebelforce Radio.
We’re all aware of the Star Wars ice cube trays by now, but now… Now you get them in DELUXE FORM. The Star Wars Deluxe Silicone Mold is available in Han Solo in Carbonite, R2-D2 or the Millennium Falcon form… And in addition to ice, you can bake with them. Or make Jell-O. But come on: Bake.
Star Wars is no stranger to glasses, but usually they’re of the drinking kind. A bit pricier at $500 a pop – but perhaps more practical – is this Star Wars designer eyewear, from Japan’s Aigan, that will be available stateside from Gizmine come the end of the month. Prescription lenses not included, but they do come with matching cases. (via)
The official store at Star Wars Celebration VI opened up for a sneak preview sale tonight. I was on hand to film the merchandise, and also got some good shots of the Jabba’s Throne Room diorama that’s really only visible from the store. They did start selling the Thursday Mara Jade busts in advance. Slipping through the shopping madness were Seth Green and Matthew Seinrich. Also, check out my photos of the convention so far – I’ll be adding to them every night, so stay tuned!
EDIT: Mara Jade statues are still in stock for Thursday!
Before we put the Comic Con files in the archives, I’ve got a few more videos to show from San Diego this past weekend. First up is a tour of some of the different licensees in the Lucasfilm area. We’ve already gotten a tour of the Her Universe booth with Ashley Eckstein, but now let’s take a look at:
I have never seen the appeal of this, even in fannish form, but if you really want every random tailgater to know the exact size and makeup of your family, you can now say it in Star Wars. There are plenty of options for fans of all stripes, and they are kind of cute, I guess.