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JoBlo.com Unboxing: Sideshow Collectibles Boba Fett & R5-D4 (video)

One thing most of us around here at JoBlo.com love is collectibles and toys. We are nerdcore for that stuff and I've spent the better part of my life as a collector of every piece of plastic, resin, polystone, and brick (LEGO that is) that could possibly be put on my shelves. With that, we're kicking off our new Unboxing series, which will have us unboxing something really cool...
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08.09.2016
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Top 10 Greatest Sequels of All Time

This summer has not been very kind to sequels. From NOW YOU SEE ME 2 to ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS and THE HUNSTMAN: WINTER'S WAR, sequels have been mediocre at best and doesn't bode well for franchises in the future. As much as we complain about sequels, there have been quite a few great films, some of which have been as good or surpassed their predecessors. Here is our ranking of the ten...
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06.10.2016
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Cool Videos: The Empire Strikes Back gets a James Bond style title sequence

While the opening title sequence is definitely still around, we don't see it pop up in films as often as we used to. One franchise which has kept that tradition alive throughout the years is the James Bond series, and many fans have used the James Bond style in order to create title sequences for other films. New York City’s School of Visual Arts student Kurt Rauffer recently...
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05.10.2016
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Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar voice actor Erik Bauersfeld has passed away

It saddens me to report that Star Wars voice actor Erik Bauersfeld has passed away at the age of 93. The performer died on Sunday morning at his home in Berkeley, California. Bauersfeld, who delivered Admiral Ackbar's iconic "It's a trap!" line from RETURN OF THE JEDI, reprised his voice role as the Rebel Alliance Commander in THE FORCE AWAKENS, and for several...
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04.05.2016
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LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures animated series coming to Disney XD

Disney is wasting no time in expanding the STAR WARS Galaxy as quickly as they possibly can. Following in the successful footsteps of their STAR WARS REBELS series, Disney XD will be adding another show to their programming line-up this summer as LEGO STAR WARS: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES enters into the canon. Set between THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI, THE FREEMAKER...
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02.11.2016
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Cool Videos: Yub Nub goes acoustic

Longtime STAR WARS fans love their Yub Nub. Going back to the Original Trilogy of STAR WARS, before the Special Editions and all of George Lucas ' tinkering with his films, RETURN OF THE JEDI had a different ending. There was no celebration across the galaxy over the destruction of the second Death Star and the seeming defeat of the Empire. There was a simple party at Ewok...
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01.21.2016
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Luke Skywalker's The Empire Strikes Back blaster is up for auction

How would you like to own the DL-44 Blaster used by Mark Hamill 's Luke Skywalker in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK? The 12-inch long prop was originally gifted by Hamill to an eight-year-old fan on the BBC show Jim'll Fix It, and is now up for sale at auctioneers Nate D. Sanders of Los Angeles . Apparently the blaster (which was used by the actor for all the non-firing scenes) is...
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01.19.2016
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Carrie Fisher knows exactly what to tell your kids about Slave Leia

Talking to your kids isn't as difficult as some people make it out to be. They ask questions, because they're curious, and, as an adult, it's up to you to not be embarrassed and offer up an intelligent answer that will help them understand the world in which they live. Too often we hear "What am I supposed to tell my kids?" and we sit in amazement as someone shrugs their parental...
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12.04.2015
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Cool Videos: The Great Return of the Jedi Debate

RETURN OF THE JEDI has long been a source of debate among STAR WARS fans for years and years. Is it good? Is it not? What's the deal with the Ewoks? What about Boba Fett? And, as I've witnessed these arguments unfold right in front of me, sometimes getting way too heated, middle ground has been few and far between with hyperbole popping up way too often. "It's amazing!" "It...
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12.02.2015
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Why It Works: The Empire Strikes Back

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** Hey, did you guys know there's a new STAR WARS movie coming out? Unless you've been living inside the belly of a space slug, you know that the anticipation for THE FORCE...
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11.13.2015
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VHS Retro Art Round-up: Goldeneye, The Empire Strikes Back, Malone, and more

Every child of the 80s will remember going to the video store and trying to find a movie to rent. Back before the days of Blu-ray and On Demand, selecting a movie usually meant finding the flick with the coolest box art. Like modern posters, classic VHS art has been lost but thanks to the Internet there are countless reminders of these cool creations. This column will be dedicated to...
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10.29.2015
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Exclusive Cool Video: Han Solo's "I know" response works in any movie

One of the best lines from the original Star Wars trilogy was Han Solo's totally boss response to Princess Leia's "I love you" in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. The original scene had Harrison Ford saying "I love you too," but as I'm sure most of you know, the actor and director Irvin Kershner didn't like it, so Ford changed the line to "I...
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02.26.2015
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