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Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comic collections launched by IDW

Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comic Volume One

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the first Star Wars film this May, IDW Publishing and the multi award-winning imprint, Library of American Comics have just released Volume One of Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comic which contains 575 sequential strips from its premiere run 11th March 1979 to 5th October 1980. Included are every Sunday’s title header and “bonus” panels in meticulously restored original ... Read More »

One Plastic Carrier Bag, One Careful Star Wars Owner – A Snip at 240 Pounds!

Palitoy Staff Shop Plastic Bag

How many of us have had a grumble at the new 5p carrier bag charge – and that’s for a cheap one? Well, on Wednesday 29th November a vintage carrier bag from the once Palitoy Staff Shop in Coalville went under the hammer at Vectis Auctions and sold for a whopping £240! The “Palitoy “We Care” bag carried logos from ... Read More »

VECTIS massive Star Wars toys auction includes early play set building magazine collection

Woman's Day Book of Best-loved Toys and Dolls - Sample Image

On Black Friday – a day of commercial discounting and special offers that originated with Amazon, it’s perhaps worth remembering that once, a long time ago in decades far, far away there were times when toys were expensive and often only bought for special occasions, like birthdays and Christmas. Cast your mind back then, to 1978, when Star Wars was the latest ... Read More »

Cats Go Geek with CacaoFurniture’s Cat Houses

CacaoFurntiture TARDIS Cat Box

We all know cats love a cardboard box, right? Well, Bulgarian company CacaoFurniture has run with that in a big way and created a range of cardboard cat houses – some inspired by well known SF icons, including Doctor Who‘s TARDIS, Star Wars and, perhaps unsurprisingly, Hello Kitty. We have absolutely no idea is any of the designs are officially ... Read More »

MCM Comic Con back in Brum this weekend

MCM Birmingham Comic Con Logo

MCM Birmingham Comic Con returns to the NEC this weekend for another feast of geeky entertainment… and alongside all the exhibitors, comic artists, eSports tournaments and cosplay competitions, the show will be playing host to a great line-up of special guests. Comic creators and illustrators at the event include John-Paul Bove, Dave Boydell, Alfie Garland, Mike Krome, Alex Lloyd, Alexandra ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Tony Dyson, R2-D2’s Original Builder

Tony Dyson walking R2-D2

We’re sorry to report the passing of Professor Tony Dyson, the British robot genius who originally built Star Wars R2-D2. A convention regular around the globe, 2015 marked his first appearance in the country he had made his own – Malta – for Malta Comic Con. It was an enormous privilege to meet him, even though I think he quickly decided most of the ... Read More »

Preston Comic Con Returns in August

Preston Comic Con 2016

Preston Comic Con will return to Preston Guild Hall on 6th August 2016. No guests have been announced yet for the event but with a great cosplay element, last year’s event was well received, including media stars such as Star Wars Kenny Baker and Doctor Who‘s Sylvester McCoy and others. 2015’s comic creator line up included Lee Carter, Andy Diggle, Tom Foster, Dave ... Read More »

Disney showcases British fashion initiative for Star Wars: The Force Awakens 

Designers to have created outfits for the charity auction includes Agi & Sam, Bobby Abley, Christopher Raeburn, Claire Barrow and J.W. Anderson.Disney and Lucasfilm have unveiled a British fashion initiative celebrating the imminent arrival of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. At an event held at the Old Selfridges Hotel, 10 London-based designers showcased catwalk looks inspired by the fiilm. Read ... Read More »

Egmont Launches Star Wars LEGO title

Lego Star Wars magazine

Hot on the heels of their Star Wars Adventures magazine launch, Egmont Publishing has now released LEGO Star Wars Magazine. Produced by the award winning TOXIC Magazine team, the first issue of the title, priced £3.75, is now on sale in all UK newsagents. The LEGO Star Wars Magazine combines two of the most popular children’s brands of all time, LEGO and Star Wars, and ... Read More »

Egmont UK Launches “Star Wars Adventures” title next week

Star Wars Adventures Issue 1

Egmont Publishing, will launch Disney’s Star Wars Adventures magazine next week, focused on the Star Wars saga and including comic strip material. The monthly magazine will offer a premium pack of Star Wars goodies that will give kids a real insight into the whole of the Star Wars universe, including all things Star Wars from the classic films, to Star Wars: Clone Wars to Star Wars Rebels. Each loosely themed issue will contain stickers and awesome posters. The ... Read More »

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