SWNZ News Digest – 13 Sep 2015

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Here’s this weeks New Digest, collating all of the latest official Star Wars news headlines and links through to sources where you can read more.

Star Wars Uprising is now available.
Set after Return of the Jedi, the mobile game Star Wars Uprising is now available for free from iTunes and Google Play (game offers in-app purchases). Website.

First official Star Wars subscription box revealed.
Star Wars has teamed up with Funko to launch ‘Smugglers Bounty’ – the first official Star Wars subscription box. Priced at US$25 per month plus shipping, the subscription launches in November with two exclusive Pop! Vinyl ‘The Force Awakens’ figures – though it appears the service is only available to customers in US and Canada. Website.

Cover revealed for ‘The art of The Force Awakens’ book.
StarWars.com revealed the cover art for the upcoming ‘The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, which features Kylo Ren in painting by Doug Chiang. Written by Phil Szostak, the book contains concept sketches, blueprints, matte paintings and more – the release date is 18th December. StarWars.com article.

Behind the Sphero BB-8 Toy.
StarWars.com has posted an interview with Sphero’s director of product Allen Richardson about their popular app controlled BB-8 toy, and the process of recreating the character’s personality without having seen Episode 7 yet.StarWars.com article.