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Week 1

Friday October 06, 2006
Kurt S. Adler, Inc. - Star Wars Darth Vader Fabriche Figurine

sw0133-1.jpg (967940 bytes)NEW YORK CITY--- To celebrate the release of new Star Wars DVDS, Kurt S. Adler, Inc. introduces the "Star Wars Darth Vader Fabriche Figurine." Kurt S. Adler, a leading designer and supplier of holiday ornaments and accessories, unveils these holiday designs in conjunction with the upcoming release of a two-disc DVDs of Star Wars (since retitled as Episode IV: A New Hope), The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi that include the films as they first appeared in theaters, as well as the recent DVD release of new, restored versions in the four-disc Star Wars Trilogy.

Kurt Adler's collection features the 7-inch "Darth Vader with Death Star" Fabriche Figurine. Handcrafted with a mixed media technique, Fabriche combines modern methods and materials, resulting in the effect of movement and lifelike expressions. Also new are blown-glass ornaments featured in Kurt Adler's award-winning Polonaise Collection. Darth Vader's bust has been precision-cut into a spectacular Polonaise Heirloom Egg ornament in Poland. Darth Vader and Yoda debut as blown-glass Polonaise ball ornaments.

Kurt Adler's Fabriche Collection introduces porcelain ornaments, standing 3.5 inches, depict Leia, Luke, Amidala, Emperor and the Storm Trooper. A porcelain five-pack mini ornament set includes a Darth Vader head, Yoda head, Boba Fett head, C3PO head, and Storm Trooper. A variety of stockings, including vinyl, felt and styles with plush character heads, are offered. For more information or a local dealer, click on:

Posted by: Jedi Power

Friday October 06, 2006
Star Wars Lethal Alliance-Characters Introduced

The Official Star Wars Site has announced that Ubisoft, the developer and publisher behind the upcoming Star Wars Lethal Alliance video game for the PSP and DS, has released new information about the game. This exclusive character artwork introduces two new characters to the Star Wars universe: Rianna, a mercenary bent on revenge against the Empire that once enslaved her, and Zeeo, a multifunctional security droid who assists Rianna in her missions. You can find the game in stores in early December. Be sure to read the full article introducing Rianna and Zeeo.

Posted by: Jedi Power

Friday October 06, 2006
Path to the Force - Episode 116

Today we have Episode 116 of Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force which has been created by Nathan Ciprick. You will be able to access these stories through the Comics section. Check out the latest episode!

Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force-Episode 116

Be sure to check back next week for the one-hundred and seventeenth episode of Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force. Then join us every week as we continue to follow the adventures of the Wookiee E'nac from the Star Wars Galaxies videogame in the form of Gamics!

Posted by: Jedi Power

Thursday October 05, 2006
George Lucas' Future For Lucasfilm has an article featuring George Lucas as he talks about the future of Lucasfilm. Here are some highlights of the article. George Lucas has a message for studios that are cutting their slates and shifting toward big-budget tentpoles and franchises: You've got it all wrong.

The creator of "Star Wars," which stamped the template for the franchise-tentpole film, says many small films and Web distribution are the future.

And in case anyone doubts he means it, Lucasfilm is getting out of the movie biz.

"We don't want to make movies. We're about to get into television. As far as Lucasfilm is concerned, we've moved away from the feature film thing because it's too expensive and it's too risky.

"I think the secret to the future is quantity," Lucas said.

Spending $100 million on production costs and another $100 million on P&A makes no sense, he said.

"For that same $200 million, I can make 50-60 two-hour movies. That's 120 hours as opposed to two hours. In the future market, that's where it's going to land, because it's going to be all pay-per-view and downloadable.

"You've got to really have a brand. You've got to have a site that has enough material on it to attract people."

"Right now we're doing television, which looks great. I'm very, very happy with it," he said of his toon division. "And out of doing the animation, we're getting the skill set and the people and putting the studio in place so we can do a feature. But it's probably going to be another year before we have the people and the systems in place to do a feature film."

Be sure to go and read the article in its entirety.

Posted by: Jedi Power

Thursday October 05, 2006
No More Master Replicas?

HONG KONG--Corgi International Limited has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the outstanding shares of Cards Inc. Limited and an agreement to merge with Master Replicas Inc. in a stock-for-stock merger transaction. The closings of the acquisitions are expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2006, after receipt of shareholder approval and satisfaction of other closing conditions.

The company, which will retain the Corgi name, will produce a wide variety of product categories, and will feature collectible products from licenses, on a combined basis, for nine of the ten highest grossing film franchises of all time, including Batman, James Bond, Disney Classics, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek, Star Wars, and Spiderman.

Cards Inc., headquartered in Watford, England, specializes in creating licensed collectibles, gifts and toys. Master Replicas Inc., with headquarters in Walnut Creek, California, develops and markets movie replicas and high-end pop culture collectibles.

For more information about the companies, please visit, and

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of offers to buy, any Corgi securities. The securities to be issued by Corgi in connection with such acquisitions have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 and absent such registration or an applicable exemption, may not be offered or sold in the United States.

About Corgi International

Corgi International, based in Hong Kong, sells die-cast collectible products under its own brand. In the U.S., the company is known as Corgi USA. Corgi also produces high quality die-cast and plastic products for multi-national companies that market collectible or gift items worldwide. Corgi has a high-volume manufacturing operation in China and sales offices worldwide.

I sure hope that this merger will be nothing but good for all collectors. I really like Master Replicas and I hope this doesn't hurt their product quality. I also hope that some of the European products will now become more readily available in the United States.

Posted by: Jedi Power

Wednesday October 04, 2006
Featured Artist Craig Burt-Painting by Numbers 10

Featured Artist Craig Burt has sent in another breakdown of one of his paintings that provides us with a look into how the picture came about. Here is some of the article created by Craig:

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"Premonition Padmé"

This one is another of the digital colored paintings. That is, a black & white biro drawing scanned then colored-in on the computer.

1. Is the inspiration for the picture. I was looking through images of the American actress Christina Ricci and found this one. The tunnel in the background reminded me of the round circular hallways of the Millennium Falcon, that reminded me of Star Wars, that reminded me of Episode III, that created a painting in my mind with Padmé and the round doorways of the junction room of the Tantive IV. That is the room where Vader strangles a rebel in 'A New Hope'.

Be sure to read the rest of the article about "Premonition Padmé" in the Painting by Numbers section. Thanks Craig for another great walkthrough of how this image came about! Enjoy!

Posted by: Jedi Power

Wednesday October 04, 2006
Name the Next Sith

The Official Star Wars Site has announced that Jacen Solo has embarked on a journey to the dark side. Long out of step with the rest of the new Jedi order, the powerful son of Han and Leia has traveled to the ends of the galaxy, uncovering new and potentially dangerous avenues of Force study. When the galaxy once again approaches the precipice of war, he sees a solution that will bring order to the chaos. That solution requires him to fully embrace the dark side, become corrupted by its influence, and emerge as the newest Dark Lord of the Sith.

These events are being told in the new Legacy of the Force series, now in its second of nine books. By the fifth book, Sacrifice by Karen Traviss, Jacen will reveal his Sith name -- a name that Star Wars readers will supply. It's your chance to name a Dark Lord of the Sith and make an indelible impact on the Star Wars galaxy -- an impact that will be felt by all the major heroes. Find out how you can leave your mark by heading here, and entering the Darth Who contest today.

Posted by: Jedi Power

Tuesday October 03, 2006
Featured Artist Holly Freeman-Star Wars Poster 4

Holly has completed and sent in her fourth poster in a series of four. She has done some really excellent work creating these posters for a Star Wars Role Playing Game. We have all four posters listed in her gallery. Thanks Holly! Also, you can find other great works by more very talented artists at the Featured Artists section. Enjoy!

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Posted by: Jedi Power

Monday October 02, 2006
Star Wars Battlefront 3 Confirmed!

Mygen has finally announced something all you Star Wars fans have been waiting for! (At least I have) The mother of all Star Wars games is back again for its third installment!

"Free Radical scoops Battlefront
Friday 29-Sep-2006 3:26 PM World exclusive: TimeSplitters dev to create next installment in the best selling Star Wars series ever

The next installment in the massively successful Star Wars: Battlefront series is being developed by the UK-based developer Free Radical.

Our investigative reporters have learned that this is the fruit of the Nottingham-based studio's recently announced partnership with LucasArts.

No further details were offered from our sources, but after the massive success of the first two Battlefront games, we can't wait to see what Free Radical - with its years of experience working on shooters like TimeSplitters and GoldenEye - will do with the license.

When contacted Free Radical declined to confirm or deny its involvement in the next Battlefront: "I'm not currently able to elaborate on the details of our recently-announced deal with LucasArts," said Steve Ellis, a director at the studio, only adding that the deal is "a project we are very excited to have been given the opportunity to work on. It will be awesome."

Now the only problem I see so far is that has been announced for the 360 platform only at this time. As for us PC players, we can only hope they will continue the series for us as well.

Posted by: Jedi Power

Monday October 02, 2006
Path to the Force - Episode 115

Today we have Episode 115 of Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force which has been created by Nathan Ciprick. You will be able to access these stories through the Comics section. Check out the latest episode!

Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force-Episode 115

Be sure to check back later this week for the one-hundred and sixteenth episode of Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force. Then join us every week as we continue to follow the adventures of the Wookiee E'nac from the Star Wars Galaxies videogame in the form of Gamics!

Posted by: Jedi Power