Basic Lego not minimalist enough? This "purchase of the droids" set reduces Luke, Artoo and Threepio to the barest minimum of color suggestions, with super-mini-Landspeeder and, for some odd reason, a normal minifig-scaled C-3PO. For the element of surprise, I guess, they didn't reveal this until the very last minute. Like Hasbro should have done...with anything (seriously, no figure exclusive from the primary maker of same?)
It's going for $40, despite the fact that Lego's own Facebook page calculates its value at $5.99. Now you know what the Lego markup really is.
Look, let's face it, if I run a big feature this morning about something other than Star Wars, is anyone gonna read it?
I'm thinking not. At the same time, I'm also thinking the average casual reader doesn't have the time to do the kind of Internet legwork to assemble everything we learned yesterday about The Force Awakens, not just from the trailer, but from the Celebration itself, which revealed a bit more in panels and displays. So I've compiled this list as a summary of everything I saw and heard that went down, and how it all fits together. There are no spoilers beyond what was either in the trailer or said/displayed at the show - but there is some speculation as to how all the tidbits combine.More >>
You remember Kung Fury, right? A tribute to '80s cheese featuring Hitler as "The Kung Fuhrer", Norse gods co-existing with dinosaurs, and robots made out of arcade machines. It was pitched as a 30-minute short on Kickstarter, seeking $100,000, and made over six times that because society actually does have good taste. Or terrible taste. Doesn't matter.
Point is, they got David Haselhoff to make a music video for it, and it both sounds and looks like the greatest '80s relic you somehow dug up on a VHS tape found in the attic. I am now firmly convinced this will be the best movie of the year to feature Thor as a character. Sorry, Joss.More >>
This comes from a Spanish Facebook page, but several sources seem to think it's legit. We'll know soon enough.
Crossguard saber aside, I'm feeling like Kylo Ren is a bit generic in appearance. Darth Vader and Darth Maul had iconic looks, while Darths Sidious and Tyranus were played by amazingly expressive actors. This looks like generic Sith cosplay - I hope it plays better onscreen.More >>
So rather than post this tomorrow morning when I'm at my desk, Zack Snyder decided to prematurely shoot his load and post it during my dinner time. Savvy, since so many journos will be on the road to Star Wars Celebration at 9 a.m. tomorrow, but really? I can't leave my laptop alone without the Internet breaking something?
The full trailer will be screened in IMAX theaters with a special intro by Snyder on April 20th, because duuuuuude, 4/20, maaaan. In the meantime, a tiny taste is below.More >>