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Man builds 2-story ‘Star Wars’ vehicle replica for Halloween – SFGate

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A two-story, “Star Wars”-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio should be enough to make any trick-or-treating Darth Vader proud. Nick Meyer has built a replica four-legged All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker, nearly as tall as his Parma home. Meyer tells Cleveland.com he used wood, hard foam and plastic barrels. He says he enjoys the “Star Wars” movies but isn’t a fanatic and simply thought…

A little breathing room gives life to the premiere of Star Wars Rebels’ final season – AV Club

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Episode 1 & 2 If you haven’t heard, this is Star Wars Rebels’ fourth and final season. Throughout its run, Star Wars Rebels has had its heights for sure, but quite a few lows as well. Its primary issue, however, is that it has always felt inessential, a side curiosity to Star Wars lore instead of something substantial and supplementary. It always felt like the show never quite knew how…

British Toys R Us shops hit by supplier fears – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Toy suppliers have stopped deliveries to the UK arm of Toys R Us over fears the financial struggles of its American parent company could leave them out of pocket. Despite Toys R Us insisting last month that it was “business as usual” for its UK operation, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt that that a clutch of suppliers have cut off the chain ahead of the crucial Christmas trading season. Sources…

Mattel Sets Thomas The Tank Engine Makeover With Eye on Global Appeal – Variety

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Mattel is planning a big makeover for the venerable Thomas the Tank Engine property in the hopes of reinvigorating its prospects as a global film and TV franchise. Thomas is off to see the world, while his cohort of engines in the Steam Team are set for a shake-up. Henry and Edward are making way for Rebecca and Nia, the first African engine who was developed with help from the…

New trailers: Stranger Things, Justice League, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and more – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

I watched the original Blade Runner (the Final Cut) and Blade Runner 2049 back to back last weekend, and what stood out to me most is the difference between the two films’ visuals. Both are absolutely gorgeous movies, and I think the sequel does a very good job of adapting the original’s very specific look to a new story. But I also think it’s far less daring, and that sort…

Star Wars Reads Day comes to Springville Public Library – Daily Herald

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

The iconic tune of the Star Wars Main Theme and characters from the famous space series greeted excited families Friday as they made their way into the Springville Public Library for Star Wars Reads Day. “It’s a national thing that George Lucas and Lucasfilms sponsors,” said Kim Christensen, teen librarian at the Springville Public Library. She explained that the event aims to familiarize visitors with what…

This Guy Built a Giant Leica Camera Out of LEGO – PetaPixel (blog)

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Danish designer Milan Madge recently built himself a gigantic Leica III rangefinder camera out of LEGO blocks. The level of detail is impressive. Here’s a photo of what the Leica IIIa looks like in real life: The Leica IIIa. Photo © Kameraprojekt Graz 2015 / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0. “I’ve always loved the Barnack screw mount Leicas,” Madge tells PetaPixel. “I own a couple of Leica IIIs, they…

Marvel has considered doing its own version of Comic-Con – SYFY WIRE (blog)

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Marvel has had a formidable presence at San Diego Comic-Con for years, both with the publisher’s gigantic, central booth on the convention floor and, for the past decade, the film studio’s (mostly) annual Saturday afternoon blowout in Hall H. Let’s also not forget about the increasing presence of the TV shows as well, whether it be Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Netflix Defenders series or the upcoming Runaways. But while Marvel is dominant…

Jack Dorsey’s Week from Hell Gets Worse – Vanity Fair

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

October has historically been a tumultuous month for Twitter. Two years ago, Jack Dorsey reclaimed his title as C.E.O., inheriting the role from outgoing chief executive Dick Costolo. Last October, Twitter laid off 9 percent of its staff, announced the shut down of beloved six-second video platform Vine, and appeared to be in the throes of a crisis thanks to a plummeting stock price and a paucity of potential buyers….

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Most Recent Trailer Tops Its First With 120M+ Views – Deadline

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer that dropped on Monday night earned 120.1M views worldwide. Per the studio, that’s 29.1 million more views than for the film’s first teaser released at Star Wars Celebration in April, and there are 242,000 (and counting) Twitter posts surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi this week. RelishMix reports that YouTube views for The Last Jedi are at 24M-plus over past two days and that they’re outpacing 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens over same period with 21.8M, Spider-Man…

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Star Wants All-Female Marvel Film, Cites Lady Liberators – Inverse

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Imagine a Marvel movie starring exclusively female heroines. Cool, right? That’s what a Thor: Ragnarok star recently pitched to Marvel, and while it’s not any way officially happening, Marvel head Kevin Feige seems interested. During a press event for Thor: Ragnarok on Wednesday, actress Tessa Thompson (“Valkyrie”) and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige revealed that Thompson had seriously approached Feige with the idea. “Recently I marched up with a couple…

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Most Recent Trailer Tops Its First With 120M+ Views – Deadline

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer that dropped on Monday night earned 120.1M views worldwide. Per the studio, that’s 29.1 million more views than for the film’s first teaser released at Star Wars Celebration in April, and there are 242,000 (and counting) Twitter posts surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi this week. RelishMix reports that YouTube views for The Last Jedi are at 24M-plus over past two days and that they’re outpacing 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens over same period with 21.8M, Spider-Man…

Samsung’s ‘Star Wars’ vacuums are proof that brands will never stop … – BGR

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Star Wars is one of — if not the — most popular multimedia franchises ever to exist. As such, everyone wants a piece of the action whenever a new Star Wars film rolls around, and it seems Samsung was willing to throw any semblance of self respect right into the dumpster just for a taste of that sweet, sweet cross-branding action. The company is now rolling out two new models…