Star Wars Rebels

The Jedi have been wiped out and the Empire spreads tyranny through the galaxy. Hope runs thin. But on the small planet of Lothal a big change is looming. A group of rebels meet a 14-year-old con artist named Ezra and soon it’s clear their destinies are linked. Aboard their ship, the Ghost, Ezra and the rebels embark on an adventure to ignite a rebellion and strike back against the Empire.

Words can not express how excited I am to see this animated feature after watching Star Wars The Clone Wars for 6 years. I was very disappointed when it came to an end but Disney did not want to disappoint and hopefully this will be just as good with just as many characters. It takes place after the Clone Wars with some very different characters, and the Dark Side have taken over, the Storm Troopers are here. In October we get to see the Rebels and how they face the Dark Side, this is going to be Epic.

Young Justice, Green Lantern: Animated Series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars – All Gone

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Green Lantern: Animated Series

For once a show that really explored the Green Lantern Universe, and the animation grew on me, I’m not usually too keen on CGI but this combination they got it right. The characters really filled their place with the right type of drama. Only to be suddenly cut off and now no more GL when there is still so much to explore and so many enemies to face. The thing about the Green Lantern Universe is that they have so much material to work with that they can literally keep this show going for decades with an excellent story line, but it is yet another show that met it’s end prematurely.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

For Five Years I have been following this show and craving every episode, I just love the way it was developed and now, I have to wait until the movie next year or the new animated series which is called Star Wars Rebels. I don’t know where its going to pick up but I loved the characters in this show, especially the bad guys, they really put a lot of depth into the characters, it doesn’t feel like some kid show. I’m almost done with season five, I just hope they didn’t leave us hanging, now that Disney bought it out I just hope they don’t turn it into a kiddy show and keep the dignity that the Star Wars animated franchise has.

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Young Justice

They built an amazing storyline, which had a hell of an ending, I was honestly expecting more for next season only to find out that it has been cancelled. They sort of picked up where the original Justice League left off and that was an amazing show too, now I don’t know what they have planned but for something as serious and as well done as these animated shows, they have some big shoes to fill.

Review: Star Wars – The Jedi Path

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Passed down from Master to apprentice, The Jedi Path is an ancient training manual that has educated and enlightened generations of Jedi. Within its pages, the Jedi-intraining will discover the history and lore of the Jedi Order, the ways of the Force and how to wield it, the subtle nuances of lightsaber combat, and the dangers of the Dark Side. The only remaining copy in existence, this hallowed tome features handwritten annotated notes by Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Count Dooku, and Darth Sidious, among many others.

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Right off the bat this book is for the Star Wars fan, it is so detailed and well written that you feel yourself immersed in the Jedi Universe, with notes from so many Jedi. When I first started the book it seemed like a used manual which is what it is supposed to be, explaining how you develop the Force within you to become a Jedi. As you progress you read the notes of the different Jedi and at the same time you get a feel for their mentality which. And one Jedi who became a Sith, Count Doku, his notes are clear that he is a ruthless human being with the way he used the force. As you progress you get more immersed as to the different types of Jedi and different fields. It is one detailed training manual and the origin stories as to how the Jedi developed their powers, and I do love reading Yoda’s notes, I can hear his voice in my head when I read it. A Must have for any Star Wars fan.

Link: Amazon
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Star Wars – The Clone Wars – Coming To An End On Cartoon Network

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Now this is something I really wasn’t expecting, one of the animated shows that I follow religiously and I thought was going strong. This might be the last season of Star Wars on Cartoon Network, and there is still so much to see, whats great about Star Wars is that it’s in a Universe with so many stories to tell, but it doesn’t seem like it is stopping, but they might be changing directions. Still I’m a bit shocked that a show that is doing so well might stop for now, I hope that what ever they do they will continue this amazing animated show in some form. Got to love Star Wars!

While the studio is no longer producing new episodes for Cartoon Network, we’re continuing production on new Clone Wars story arcs that promise to be some of the most thrilling adventures ever seen. Stay tuned for more information on where fans can soon find this bonus content.

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Lego X-Wing

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Anything Star Wars is cool, but this is just over the top, Lego has come up with the Red Five X-Wing Starfighter. It is the most accurate piece from them yet, and it’s even better then the original Lego X-Wing Ultimate Collector Series which was released years ago.

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The X-Wing UCS was 1,304 pieces. The Red Five X-Wing Starfighter is 1,558 pieces measuring a whooping 20 inches (52cm) long, 18 inches (46cm) wide and 10 inches (26cm) high (the previous one was 13 x 8 inches).The price is not bad at all: only $200 USD. Considering that the original X-Wing UCS is getting a $1,300 price tag on eBay now, it’s peanuts!

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I know I want to get my hands on this piece and its probably going to sell out like all other cool Lego Star Wars pieces. It’s going to be available in May directly from Lego, I know I will keep my eye out for it on Amazon.

Link: Gizmodo

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The pic below is a shot between the old and the new, the new one being on the right side.

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What I’m Reading?

The books I’m reading these days have nothing to do with each other and sometimes I just really want to read a book so I do. A long time ago I thought that I couldn’t read multiple books at one time, thinking that I can’t keep up with the story but turns out I just pick up where I left off, its surprisingly easy so now I do it more often, and this I finish more books then I would have before. This is the list of books that are currently on my reading pile.

Inside Apple – Adam Lashinsky

  • Its not the Steve autobiography, and I thought it would take a more aggressive stand point, but honestly its an excellent look at Apple from a Forbes writer and very relevant. Books like these have to be read in the moment or a year later it would be dated, and its a pretty fun read since its like getting an inside view of Apple even though it is still so damn secretive.

The Jedi Path

  • This book is for any Star Wars nut, so much information packed into it, you feel like your training to be a Jedi.

Ninja – John Man

  • A Book about Ninjas, just couldn’t get any cooler, the original spies

007 Carte Blanche – Jeffery Deaver

  • I have had it for some time, but jumped right into it after watching 007 Skyfall, can’t get enough of Bond, and the books never disappoint.

Nerd Do Well – Simon Pegg

  • I’m taking this read at an easy pace, its a funny book about the life of Simon Pegg, he is a British Actor/Comedian, I do enjoy his movies.

Star Wars Vehicle Art

This artwork just spoke to my inner nerd, there isn’t enough Star Wars work out there and I can never get enough of it. Nicholas Hyde aka Harshness has taken the vehicles we have come to love from Star Wars and turned them into works of art. I would love to see the Millenium Falcon & AT-AT Walker pieces hanging on my wall. All of these are for sale on Etsy

Link: Etsy


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The Surfing Trooper

Dark Side Surfing all over the world, these Storm Troopers do know how to enjoy themselves on the nicest surfing beaches of the world. When you work for Darth Vader you do get to enjoy your vacations in these unique places, comes with the job description.

The only way to track the Surfing Trooper is follow him on tumbler before he disappears to the dark side again. Its a team on Stormtroopers taking this journey and probably the most creative bunch of Stormtroopers they have. Lets hope for another series Stormtrooper vacation activities soon.

Link: SurfingTrooper


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Lego – What I Have To Build!

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Over the last year I have piled up a few boxes of Lego which have been sitting on the floor for about 8 months now. I get annoyed seeing the boxes on the floor but then I realize the time commitment required for me to finish them, and I hate to leaving something unfinished. Still I’m getting more and more anxious to work on these two Lego models first, I do have other one’s as well but these two are the one’s I have to see completed first. I have the space to place them right now, or at least one of them but after that I don’t think I have anymore space to place the other ones. Need to think of a solution, I seriously can’t get enough of Lego.

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  • Technic Mobile Crane

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