Perusing the pages of Amazon.com, looking to see what new Star Wars tomes I would have to be plunking my hard earned $$$ out for this year. I came across one titled "Ultimate Star Wars", by Ryder Windham. It looks to be released April 28th, there's no pic of the cover art yet. But here's the synopsis directly from Amazon's website:
Become an expert on the Star Wars galaxy!
Ultimate Star Wars® is an in-depth visual feast exploring the characters and storylines from the Star Wars galaxy. This is a beautifully illustrated guide that is structured chronologically and packed full of information about key characters and storylines from the Star Wars movie saga, The Clone Wars, and Rebels. The perfect primer before Episode VII is released, Ultimate Star Wars will get old and new fans caught up and knowledgeable on all things Star Wars.
Not sure if this an updated version of something previously released, or if this is an entirely new entity, either way, the cost is $30.14 ($9.86 off the list price) and if you order over $35.00, you get free shipping! So don't try to get it, just do it! After all "Do or do not, there is no try."
With today being the day Marvel's new “Star Wars” comic hits the shelves, complete with its uptillion variant covers and such. I wonder if it will “play nice” with other titles out there. We've had “Predator vs Magnus: Robot Fighter”, “Batman vs. Predator”, “Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash”, “Robocop vs. ...
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If you're reading this site, you obviously like sci-fi. Which implies you like robots. And thus, it's a pretty fair bet you also probably like robots who can be in some form of disguise.
So, long story short: fellow humorous hairy British fan of robots Thew Adams does heavy-metal TransFormers reviews on his YouTube channel. Last year was not a good one for me, but his hilarious reviews kept me laughing, so I showed my appreciation and sent him a few TransFormers.
Well, he thanked me and linked to Creature Cantina in the following review . . . .
. . . so I'm returning the favour. Click on the links, but be warned: there may be some of what the prudes at the MPAA would call "language." And also robocentric vocabugasms.
Thanks, mate. Thate.
Looking back at past Celebrations, and starting to see for this one, the myriad patches, pins, etc...that different clubs, groups, and fan communities put out for people to collect over the four day event makes me wonder why CC.com hasn't jumped on the bandwagon, but before we could commit to ...
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So 2014 draws to a close, we have a New Year on the horizon, a New Celebration in April, and a new film in Dec. Yet no more guest announcements, no sneak peeks at Celebration Exclusives, and no new info being released (or at least leaked) on Episode VII. Sheesh! You'd think Lucasfilm, or at least Disney, would want to close out the year with something, anything to whet our appetites in anticipation of what is to come once next year becomes THIS year. So until we get any sort of word, I wish everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. Hopefully all this waiting won't give everyone ulcers and assorted stomach problems by the time Dec. 18th rolls around.
Anyone know where the nearest Carbon freezing chamber is? Maybe I can freeze myself until April. Just have to make sure to be released well enough in advance of my flight. Wouldn't want to be wandering the con w/hibernation sickness and not being able to see anything. But then again, that may have its advantages...“I'm terribly sorry miss! I'm blind and thought I was grop...I mean fondl...I mean touching two firm, yet oddly squishy training remotes! They seemed too large to be Thermal Detonators. Perhaps I could make amends over dinner...followed by a trip to NABOOty, BedSPIN, or if you prefer something more local...Uranus???”
P.S. I know what you're thinking and I do not have a dirty mind, but a sexy imagination!!! See you in 2015.
Considering this is the last time we'll chat before the big holiday, wanted to wish all of you and your families all the best this yuletide season and continued health and prosperity in 2015. I know we SW fans have to wait just under a year to open our present, but we have Celebration Anaheim to tide us over (now if they'd just start making more regular announcements about it, I mean it is only @112 days away!) But we have the new SW comic from Marvel releasing next month as well, along with the umptillion variant covers that will accompany it. Anyone planning on getting them all? Let me re-phrase that, anyone have the funds (w/Celebration on the horizon) to obtain them all?? I know we're all extremely busy at this time, so I'll wrap this up by wishing a “A Merry Sithmas to all, and to all a Jedi Knight!”
I'm not generally for one-upmanship, but you have to put some people in their proper place . . . .
I've totally fallen behind on Star Wars collecting. That black stuff? Never touched it. I haven't even seen Rebels, yet, so there is nothing doing there. I almost bought the Han/Chewie mission series two-pack, but all of the Hans had crazy eyebrows. But thanks to a sale, I was convinced to tread back into the 3.75" waters...
Saw on a couple of other "lesser" SW sites there is a screen used blaster rifle up for auction on eBay. Per eBay's website it's an "ESB" Stormtrooper E-11 blaster rifle. As of writing this, the bidding is at $20,300.00 and the reserve hasn't been met yet. The listing states it shows signs of wear from being used during production use. Sounds like a really cool piece to add to anyone's collection, providing they have the funds. But two questions remain... What the #@&* is a Stormtrppoer, and why do the SW fansites list it as being from "a New Hope"? You'd never see CC.com allow any grievous (not to be confused with General Grievous) errors like this posted on our site, no sir! You come here, you get quality reporting by die-hard fans who know how to use spell-check and verify facts before putting anything up for public view. So this just goes to show you, other sites may get it first, but CreatureCantina.com still does it best!
***ADDENDUM*** since writing this, I see said sites have corrected their misspelling to Stormtrooper, well done!
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