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Week 3

Thursday May 17, 2007
Star Wars Fan Film Finalists Announced

The finalists in the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge have been posted over at the Atom Films website. Click below to cast your vote for your favorite fanfilm - the winner of which will have their film broadcast on Spike TV!


Posted by: batTUrd

Thursday May 17, 2007
Early Studio Scale X-Wing Prototype Photos

In the "Ask Amy" thread on the Master Replicas forums, Bryan Ono has posted a few images of our possible Red-5 X-Wing Studio Scale replica. PLEASE NOTE, these photos only illustrate where MR are in the process, and in light of recent announcements, they can't say for sure they will be producing these (as much as they'd love to bring it to us).

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Image 2
Engine Lights

Posted by: batTUrd

Tuesday May 15, 2007
Master Replicas Clone Commander Gree Helmet

Master Replicas have just announced that the first of their 2007 Collectors Society Exclusive products - the Clone Commander Gree Limited Edition Helmet - will be available for pre-order this week. This highly-requested helmet will feature an edition size of only 500 pieces, and will be available on a first-come/first-serve basis for Collectors Society members starting tomorrow, Wednesday the 16th of May.


Posted by: batTUrd

Monday May 14, 2007
"The Orchestra Strikes Back"

McClellan's Longleaf series will be putting on a show called "The Orchestra Strikes Back" to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of A New Hope on the 2nd of June, 2007. This will be performed by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in Longleaf Park at old Fort McClellan in Anniston, Alabama. Of course, if you want to turn up dressed as a character, I'm sure people would love it.

For more info, visit

Posted by: batTUrd

Monday May 14, 2007
Happy Birthday Mr. Maker

Today, the 14th of May is George Lucas' 63rd birthday. So let's all celebrate (but not like those Ewoks) and "thank the maker"!

He's the bearded one... but like you didn't know that...

Posted by: batTUrd

Monday May 14, 2007
BBC Radio Star Wars documentary

Those of you in the UK will be able to tune in to a special BBC radio documentary on the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars. Click below to check out more information at the BBC's website.

Thirty years ago, one of the most popular, profitable and entertaining sci-fi adventure fantasy films of all time was released. Since then, Star Wars has become the most influential movie franchise in cinema history.

This programme features a host of actors, musicians, directors and producers who worked on, or were influenced by, Star Wars, highlighting the impact the film has had on contemporary cinema in the 30 years since it was released.


Posted by: batTUrd

Sunday May 13, 2007
Yoda Spirit of the Force Kotobukiya is reporting Kotobukiya will be selling an EXCLUSIVE 1:7 ArtFX statue at Celebration IV next month, a Yoda: Spirit of the Force model:

Yoda: Spirit of the Force statue...

Kotobukiya announces in a recent press release that they will be attending Star Wars Celebration IV (May 24-28) and will be offering an exclusive ARTFX Statue.

The first-ever USA convention exclusive from their series of ARTFX Statues - Kotobukiya’s brand nam! e for snap fit, prepainted vinyl statues – will be YODA:! SPIRIT OF THE FORCE ARTFX STATUE, featuring a LED light and voice sound chip.

Starring the Jedi Master as he appears in The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda will feature a button on his base that triggers three different phrases of original movie dialogue, as spoken by Frank Oz:

- “May the Force be with you.”

- “No. Try not. Do…or do not. There is no try.”

- “You must feel the Force around you. Here, between tree...the rock...everywhere!”

Cast in translucent material, activating the LED feature will illuminate Yoda in his blue, glowing Jedi Spirit form. YODA: SPIRIT OF THE FORCE ARTFX STATUE will be limited to only 1138 pieces for Celebration IV. Each box will be individually serial numbered to ensure collectibility, as this is one of the smallest production runs for any piece in the ARTFX line.

To try to ensure that fans attending on different days of the convention! will all have an opportunity to obtain a Yoda, each day’s sales will be limited as follows:

- May 24th 500 pieces (Star Wars Fan Club Day)

- May 25th 300 pieces

- May 26th 200 pieces

- May 27th 100 pieces

Purchases will be limited to only 3 toys per person, but there will be no individual limit on Star Wars Fan Club Day. Yoda will retail for $60 and will be available at Kotobukiya’s booth #921.

A limited quantity will also be made available for fans attending Star Wars Celebration Europe in London this July, as well as a limited quantity available for Japanese fans at Kotobukiya’s chain of retail shops. Details of the exact edition size produced worldwide for this 30th Anniversary item will be printed on the back of the package.

Posted by: batTUrd