SWNZ News Digest – 28 July 2016


Welcome to this week’s News Digest, collating interesting Star Wars news headlines, announcements from San Diego Comic Con, and links through to sources where you can read more.

StarWars.com SDCC Round-Up

StarWars.com has a feature article, packed with photos and images, dedicated to listing the highlights of San Diego Comic Con. It covers the following:

  •  The Force Awakens (and Prequels) Graphic Novel
  • Aftermath: Empire’s End (book) and More
  • Obi-123 (book)
  • The Art of Rogue One (book)
  • Jaina Solo (action figure) and the Black Series
  • Grand Admiral Thrawn Action Figure and More from Rebels
  • Rogue One Costumes
  • Ahsoka Novel
  • Cosplay
  • Ashley Eckstein’s LEGO Ahsoka Dress
  • Kevin Smith’s Hall H Story

Read the full article here.


The Star Wars Show Episode 11

Peter and Andi give a recap of news revealed during Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, StarWars.com catches up with Alden Ehrenreich, star of the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story, and more! Watch on YouTube here.

The Star Wars Show Episode 12

Action Movie Kid (and Dad) visit the studio, we take a trip to San Diego Comic-Con, and much more! Plus, what’s up with the Yoda fountain this week? Watch on YouTube here.

Hot Wheels Life-Size  X-wing Fighter Carship

Following on from their life-sized Darth Vader sportscar, Mattel/Hot Wheels have created a fully functional X-wing Fighter “Carship”. A couple of clips on the official Hot Wheels YouTube channel show it off:

  • X-wing Fighter Carship: The iconic Star Wars X-wing Fighter is reimagined as a high performance Hot Wheels racecar equipped with a 2.0 liter 16 valve DOHC engine, AP dual piston calipers with slotted rotors, and custom Slick tires to out-maneuver the Empire and save the galaxy. Watch on YouTube here.
  • The Making of the X-wing Fighter Carship: Hot Wheels and Star Wars take you behind the scenes in the making the first-ever Hot Wheels “Carship”. Watch on YouTube here.



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