Do you enjoy Hot Wheels toys?! Me neither, but I know some people who do! Just announced is a new collaboration with Lucasfilm to create some Star Wars-themed Hot Wheels products.
Asian studies student Nick Stember is blogging his translation of an interesting 1980s Chinese comic book adaptation of Star Wars. Princess Leia is translated as Laia Gongzhu (來阿公主), Uncle Owen is apparently a Western swashbuckler, Boba Fett and other smugglers are present at the capture of Leia, and the art is … fascinating. Worth a look at this different point of view:
In this video J.J. Abrams announced Star Wars: Force for Change, which is intended to raise funds and awareness for UNICEF. Donors will become eligible for the grand prize which includes visiting the Episode VII set and other minor things. Speaking of the set, check out the video!
It’s worth mentioning that Random House has made Star Wars: A New Dawn, by John Jackson Miller, available for pre-order. A New Dawn is a prequel to the upcoming Rebels TV show and will include the story of how two of the show’s main characters (the same ones on the novel’s cover art), former Jedi Padawan Kanan Jarrus and Twi’lek pilot Hera Syndulla, first met and became a team. This will be the first novel written in collaboration with the Star Wars Story Group and therefore to be part of the new canon, and is due to go on sale September 2, 2014. John Jackson Miller is the author of the Star Wars: Knight Errant comic series, the novel Star Wars: Kenobi, and Knights of the Old Republic graphic novels.
Photo source: Miller’s cool website.