If you were wondering why The Clone Wars’ Ashley Eckstein was chatting on the Star Wars Books Facebook today, well here’s your answer: She announced that Her Universe has acquired the rights to make Expanded Universe products! (As you may recall, the Mara Jade shirt for Celebration VI was a one-off and limited availability due to not having the EU rights.) Here’s what Ashley had to say about what’s to come:
We are designing Several NEW Star Wars designs this year. Everything will be debuting in May. We are making shirts, dresses, jewelry…We have Rogue Sqaudron designs AND I am SO excited to announce that Lucasfilm has given us the rights to design shirts for the women in the EU, so expect more Mara Jade and Jaina Solo designs!
She later asked fans to be sure to speak up about what EU stuff you’d like to see.
Later, a (male) fan asked “Why do girls pretend to like Star Wars?” (Really people? Really?) Ashley handled that pretty well:
Girls definitely do not pretend to like Star Wars. It’s a fact that close to half of all Star Wars fans are girls. There may be some girls and boys that pretend to know more about Star Wars than they really do, but I would encourage you to talk about Star Wars with them and teach them more. Sometimes people may pretend to know more than they really do because they want to fit in. But even if there is a seed of interest in Star Wars, it’s our job as fans to welcome NEW fans into this Universe. Especially during this exciting time! We are about to get more movies!
Of course there was plenty asked about The Clone Wars:
I honestly don’t know Ahsoka’s eventual fate. I encourage you to watch the Season 5 finale on Saturday because there are some surprises. You will get some answers and then you will also probably have a lot more questions…You must tune in and bring some tissues…
There’s plenty more, so check out the chat!
8 Replies to “More Expanded Universe designs are coming to Her Universe!”
I am so excited by her announcement of more EU merchandise! I was not able to attend Celebration V…and I wanted that Mara Jade shirt so bad! Can’t wait to see what they come up with. And for guys who think girls “pretend” to like Star Wars??? Wha???? Let me have a moment of his time, we need to have a chat!
I saw that comment, and heartily wished for a ‘dislike’ button. He sure picked the wrong audience for that comment. :P
+ 12 respect for Ashley for that response. Also, Jaina shirt? Yes please.
Ashley is fantastic. Can’t wait to see the new designs!
How about another Mara shirt, this time with sleeves? Pretty please?
Or maybe she could reference that scene in Union where Mara, Leia, Tionne, Mirax, and a couple of other ladies whose names slip my mind defeated a top smashball team at a spa. That’s a fun scene to set the guys back on their heels!
I”M SO EXCITED!!! I would LOVE a Jaina shirt!!!
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