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All the Most Thrilling Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming This Fall

Your “to read” pile is about to get much more massive. This fall’s science fiction and fantasy books include new titles by legends like Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Stephen King, Jim Butcher and Tanya Huff. You’re not ready for this! Which is why we’re getting you ready, with our guide to fall books. » 8/28/15 2:17pm Today 2:17pm

Bandai's Samurai Star Wars Figures Have Gotten Even Better

Bandai’s “Movie Realisation” Star Wars figures—which take the Empire and turn them into ancient samurai with flintlocks and katanas rather than blasters and lightsabers—are fantastic. But now the line’s got a few more additions that make it even cooler. Sandtroopers! Royal Guards! Boba Fett! Oh my. » 8/27/15 5:45pm Yesterday 5:45pm

How the Hell Is This JPG of Han Solo Worth $225?

Would you spend almost $225 for a single digital image of Han Solo from the original Star Wars? For most people, the answer is obviously “No.” But many of us who are using the app Star Wars: Card Trader, from Topps, would kill to have that singular image in our collections. And some people will pay dearly for it.
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Nothing About This Star Wars Toy Event Makes Sense to Me

Can’t wait for Force Friday, the event where Hasbro has talked retailers into opening their doors at midnight so people can purchase the first action figures and merchandise of The Force Awakens? Well, good, because Maker Studios is giving people a sneak peek of the toys—in an 180hour, international, completely insane… » 8/26/15 7:22am Wednesday 7:22am

In This Week's Star Wars Comic, Princess Leia Gets To Kick Butt—Literally

After taking a break from its ongoing story last month to give us a badass Ben Kenobi side story, this week’s issue of Marvel’s Star Wars series gets ready to deal with the fallout from that insane twist that sent ripples through the new Star Wars canon. It also gives us Princess Leia being awesome. » 8/21/15 3:44pm 8/21/15 3:44pm

A Whole Bunch of People Named Their Babies After Anakin Skywalker Last Year

We have officially hit peak Star Wars. The Social Security Administration just published its annual tally of the most popular baby names in the U.S., and “Anakin” made the top 1,000. Squeaking in at #957 on the list, Darth Vader’s birth name was bestowed on 218 baby boys last year. » 8/21/15 3:00pm 8/21/15 3:00pm

Are Green Arrow and The Flash the New Batman and Superman?

Greetings, whippers of snappers! You guys sent in a bunch of (short) questions this week so I have a bunch of (long, rambling) answers! More of those, please! Meanwhile, let’s keep dissing Fantastic Four, discuss whether Hugh Jackman is trolling fans, and stop people who want to send movie studios free money. » 8/20/15 12:30pm 8/20/15 12:30pm

Han Solo Has Become an Urban Legend in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

For years, fans have imagined what Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia have been up to after Return of the Jedi. And even with Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening in just four months, we still don’t know. Director J.J. Abrams has offered up a tiny tease, though, specifically about Han Solo. » 8/19/15 12:20pm 8/19/15 12:20pm

9 Star Wars Toys That Were Canceled Before Anybody Could Buy Them

Star Wars merchandising is infamous for making a toy out of almost everything in the movies and beyond. That fervor is something we’ll be seeing again next month, when new toys for The Force Awakens come out. But not every Star Wars toy planned has actually been released! Here are nine that never saw the light of day. » 8/18/15 10:00am 8/18/15 10:00am

Hot Toys' Boba Fett Comes With A Sarlacc Pit To Eat Him Up

Sure, in the former Expanded Universe, Boba Fett gained the reputation of being the meanest bounty hunter around—but in the movies, he’s better known for his less-than-graceful encounter with the Sarlacc pit. Hot Toys’s newest Star Wars toy capitalises on that moment, but makes it look a lot cooler, for Boba’s sake. » 8/17/15 9:41pm 8/17/15 9:41pm