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Ace Kim | May 29th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, News

The Yoda Chronicles Primer: What You Need To Know

The Yoda Chronicles

So what is The Yoda Chronicles? It’s a TV show, an online experience, and a marketing gimmick all in one. And I’m going to try and break it down for you all in one post cause I myself need to get this straight in my head.

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Ace Kim | March 26th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Empire Strikes Out Released Today

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The latest installment of the unofficial LEGO Star Wars comedic animated series, The Empire Strikes Out comes out today on DVD format only. I received the above and below meme’s from their marketing department as promotional material. Not sure if they’re supposed to convince you to buy it or avoid it, so take’em for what they are.

Still haven’t ordered? Amazon still has it for $9.99 as of this writing. And don’t forget about Medal Ceremony Darth Vader. The only way to get him is through the DVD.

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List of Exclusive Minifigs from Books, Movies, Video Games

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With the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Blu-ray/DVD tomorrow, and Target having their exclusive version that comes with an exclusive Bilbo Baggins minifigure, and with the announcement of the exclusive Special Forces Commander Clone Trooper minifigure included with The Yoda Chronicles book, I figured now would be as good of a time as any to make a checklist for all the exclusive minifigs that came with a book, video game, or Blu-ray/DVD release.

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Ace Kim | March 17th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Reminder: The Empire Strikes Out DVD Will Be Released Soon

Just a friendly reminder that the follow-up to Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace, The Empire Strikes Out is being released across the pond in the UK tomorrow March 18. For us here in the colonies, the US release date is set for March 26th, Canada too. If you can get past continuity issues and you enjoyed Padawan Menace, you’ll like this one as well:

Your favorite characters are back to save the galaxy in LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out. The heroes of the Rebel Alliance including heroic Luke Skywalker, swaggering Han Solo and steadfast Princess Leia have no time to celebrate their victory over the Empire as a new Imperial threat arises. But as Jedi-in-training Luke embarks on this next mission, he discovers that his celebrity status as a “Death-Star-Blower-Upper” can be a double-edged lightsaber when he’s constantly mobbed by crazed fans. So much for secret missions! Meanwhile, Darth Vader and Darth Maul are locked in a hilarious “Sith-ling” rivalry as they compete for the Emperor’s approval. It’s an action-packed comic adventure that’s out of this world!

Unfortunately for Blu-ray collectors, there is no Blu-ray edition of the show, which is really, really odd. I mean, why not just release it on Laser Disc or Betamax to really push the annoyance factor up? But you do get a medal ceremony Darth Vader exclusive minifigure to make up for it.

Ken Robichaud | January 22nd, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

The Empire Strikes Out On DVD

The Empire Strikes Out On DVD

Info for LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out’s DVD release has arrived and as expected it will include an exclusive figure from the cartoon, a new Darth Vader with his Award. I won’t go into what the medal is for because I’m guessing there are still some who haven’t seen it yet. Walmart already has it up for preorder at a whopping eight bucks, shipping on the 26th of March in the US. DarthBuilder has noted in the forum release dates of March 28th for the UK and April 3rd for France. Padawan Menace came out as a Blu Ray/DVD combo pack, but this seems to strictly be a DVD. I hate it when the packaging is inconsistent.

LEGO® STAR WARS®: The Empire Strikes Out™ Animated Special Arrives on DVD

Packed with Humor, Action and Fun – and an Exclusive Darth Vader LEGO Minifigure!

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (January 22, 2013) – After a record breaking debut on Cartoon Network, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm announced today that LEGO® Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Out will release on DVD this coming March 26, 2013. The 22-minute original standalone special will bring the same tongue-and-cheek humor fans know and love in a brand new epic adventure featuring everyone’s favorite LEGO Star Wars characters. Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, the DVD will include an exclusive collectible Darth Vader LEGO minifigure and is available now for preorder at www.foxconnect.com/awesome.

Filled with charm, action and irreverent humor this original story features characters, locations and vehicles across the entire LEGO Star Wars universe including Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, C-3P0, R2-D2, Darth Maul, and more. When the premiere of LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out aired on Cartoon Network, it became the number-one telecast of the day with kids ages 6-11 and boys ages 2-17. Written by Emmy Award winner Michael Price (The Simpsons), the show features many of the beloved Star Wars voice-actors fans know and love including Anthony Daniels, Sam Witwer, Ahmed Best and more.

SYNOPSIS:

HOLD ON TO YOUR BRICKS….FOR AN ALL-NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURE!

Your favorite characters are back to save the galaxy in LEGO® Star Wars®: The Empire Strikes Out™. The heroes of the Rebel Alliance including heroic Luke Skywalker, swaggering Han Solo and steadfast Princess Leia have no time to celebrate their victory over the Empire as a new Imperial threat arises. But as Jedi-in training Luke embarks on this next mission, he discovers that his celebrity status as a “Death-Star-Blower-Upper” can be a double-edged lightsaber when he’s constantly mobbed by crazed fans. So much for secret missions! Meanwhile, Darth Vader and Darth Maul are locked in a hilarious “Sith-ling” rivalry as they compete for the Emperor’s approval. It’s an action-packed comic adventure that’s out of this world!

Ken Robichaud | November 3rd, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, News

The Empire Strikes Out In Canada On Teletoon

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LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out will finally be airing in Canada on Friday November 9th, so check your local listings for the time in your area. How did I find this out, you may be asking yourself. Did I look up the schedule on Teletoon.com’s awesomely detailed, easily navigated website? Ha! Did I see an advertisement for this sure-to-be-a-hit-with-the-kiddies special running a million times a day on the station? Of course not. I saw a split second shot of a LEGO C-3PO in a spot for their current “Morevember” campaign and scoured my PVR for anything LEGO. That’s the type of journalistic dedication that comes from a parent desperately trying to find that special show that will be equally enjoyed by father and son while the broadcast station does everything in their power to make sure we miss it.

Thanks Teletoon.

Ace Kim | September 26th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars

Empire Strikes Out Airs Tonight

Don’t forget to set your DVR’s or reminder alerts. The newest LEGO Star Wars TV Special, The Empire Strikes Out, is set to debut tonight at 8pm local time on Cartoon Network here in the US. Airtimes And in case you’re wondering, there are no plans to offer a special minifig with the Blu-ray/DVD release.

Ace Kim | September 19th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Trailer for The Empire Strikes Out Special

StarWars.com released a trailer for the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out television special. This was linked to in an updated post from a few days ago but I think it warrants its own post. The 30-minute special will air next Wednesday September 26 at 8:00pm local time on Cartoon Network with repeats happening the following days.

Also, forum member TooMuchDew managed to scrounge up the following press release:

LEGO Star Wars(TM): The Empire Strikes Out” Blasts Onto Cartoon Network

30-Minute LEGO Special Premieres Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

Get your lightsabers ready because a brand new LEGO Star Wars special is coming to Cartoon Network. Your favorites are back and even though it’s just moments after the Death Star has exploded, Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the rest of the Rebel Alliance’s heroes have no time to rest on their laurels.

In LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, premiering Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT), a new Imperial threat has been detected and the good guys have to nip it in the bud. But Jedi-in-training Luke discovers that instant fame as a “Death-Star-Blower-Upper” can be a double-edged lightsaber, as his secret mission to Naboo is thwarted by those most unstoppable of foes -crazed fans!! Meanwhile, Darth Vader sees his day go from bad to worse when his relationship with the Emperor is imperiled by the unexpected arrival of Darth Maul. Luke and Vader’s quests to prove themselves lead them on a collision course with each other (literally) and their destiny. Tune in for the action, suspense and comedy on September 26 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network.

The first 30-minute LEGO Star Wars special, LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace which aired on Cartoon Network last summer, was a major fan favorite ranking as the #1 telecast of the week on all TV with boys 6-11, in addition to #1 for the day with all key boy demos.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is the #1 U.S. television network among boys 6-11. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 178 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

LEGO, the LEGO logo, and the MiniFigure are trademarks of and (C) The LEGO Group. All Rights Reserved.

STAR WARS(TM) and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & (C) Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

RATING PERIOD: 07/22/11

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research based on Live+7 blended with Live+ SD most current data. Rankers based on Live+SD.

NOTES: All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 115,000,000 homes.

Ace Kim | September 17th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out TV Special Airs Wednesday Sep 26

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Update: You can now see the trailer at StarWars.com

LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace director, Michael Price, confirmed yesterday on his Twitter account that a new LEGO Star Wars TV special is on it’s way. A quick browsing of TVGuide.com yields the air date: Wednesday September 26, 2012 at 8:00pm on Cartoon Network with reruns at various times days after. They also give the following synopsis:

New celebrity Luke begins a secret mission but is thwarted by his fans; Darth Vader clashes with Darth Maul.

Excited? I am.