Entertainment Weekly has our first official look at The Force Awakens toys, but they’re all stormtrooper-themed, so it feels a little underwhelming. (One of them, Hasbro’s Black Series 6″ stormtrooper above, has already shown up on eBay – and as it’s the SDCC exclusive, expect it to show up again.) Wake me up when we get the details on that remote-controlled BB-8.
There are 3 new pieces of leaked concept art at Millennium Falcon, including the new fighter Making Star Wars described the other day – though I’m pretty sure we’ve heard about all three of these from MSW recently.
As Rebels returns with ‘Path of the Jedi,’ and some interesting implications for the galaxy (or at least the Jedi) as a whole, so does Rebels Recon. Next episode airs January 19, and will be online next week.
Tonight we saw ‘Droids in Distress,’ the second episode of Rebels and (technically) the first official episode. In this week’s Rebels’ Recon, we hear from Lucasfilm folks about making it – and Pablo Hidalgo definitively answers the stormtrooper/clone question. (There’s also a new video teasing the rest of the season.)
The first of the two does have some resemblance to the Tom Hodges version, but really, who knows? (Note: Hodges has deleted his drawing from Instagram.) It seems to me that stormtrooper helmets, even physical ones, are probably one of the easiest things for savvy and creative fans to fake, so I’m not counting on much of anything here.
UPDATE #2: Latino Review‘s contribution: Chrome stormtroopers with the ability to cloak.