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Ken Robichaud | May 5th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

First Full Trailer For Star Wars Rebels

May the Fourth brought a full minute trailer for the new Rebels show, due to hit this fall. It gives a quick glance at the whole team and what they’re up against (increasingly idiotic stormtroopers) and would’ve dropped an interesting twist on everyone about the new Jedi had they not already told us he was one. Seems weird to see a Jedi running around blasting away, but I think it will be a neat reveal for those remaining blissfully unaware until the show is out. Y’know, like kids.

I’m still down for a pink Mando helmet at least.

Nick Martin | April 19th, 2014 | News

First Clip of Star Wars Rebels

WonderCon is going on right now out in California, and along with what is possibly a trove of nerdy news (I have been doing yard work, so running behind on keeping up… there aren’t any real fun Cons in Arkansas), we get the first actual clip from the show. We’ve had a lot of videos telling us all about the characters (who are, shockingly, not as cliched in those videos as they were in the short blurbs and descriptions. Executive Producer Dave Filoni (who also directed The Clone Wars) and Vanessa Marshall (who voices Hera) open up the video.

Yeah, I’m still looking forward to seeing this, and all of the sets that it brings along. Thanks to dano for the head’s up on this!

 

Nick Martin | February 20th, 2014 | News

All of the clich- I mean “Heroes” of Star Wars Rebels

Normally I wouldn’t make a joke about cliches in any Star Wars property, but when you put videos there with things like “Street-Smart Hero” and “Cowboy Jedi” you’re just kind of asking for it. The idea of Rebels still has me pretty excited, but then I read the descriptions of the characters and I think that they’re not even trying anymore. Anyway, we have the full main cast revealed now through more than action figure or minifigure names, so there is that.

As a series and behind-the-scenes look, these are actually pretty cool, showing the animation process and concept art that went into making all of these. I can’t say if this makes me more or less excited to see it, but I am looking forward to both of the sets!

Hera, the Leader (voiced by Vanessa Marshall)

I actually like this video a whole lot more than I liked the Sabine one. Still a lot of cliche baked in, but she sounds like one of the most complete characters. Also very nice to see a Twi’lek that’s not a slave or a Jedi finally.

Kanan, the Jedi-Cowboy (voiced by Freddy Prinze, Jr.)

Ezra, the Street-Smart 14-year-old kid that “Works Alone”

Chopper, the “Ugly” Astromech made out of spare parts

Zeb, the Muscle who I’m pretty sure is going to say “That’s not a knife… this is a knife!” at some point

… I’ll admit that this one is worth watching just to see some of the concept art for Chewie

Sabine, who we’re already tearing apart in another thread.

Ken Robichaud | February 19th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Meet The Star Wars Rebels Mandalorian Weapons Expert Sabine

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the latest cast member for Rebels to be a Mandalorian who has “turned against the Empire” and Dave Filoni describes her further below:

Who is Sabine? She is a Mandalorian, and is described as “sassy,” “spunky,” “feisty” and has “a little bit of attitude.” She has an expert’s knowledge of weapons and arms, with an affinity for blowing things up. “She does it with flair,” Sircar says of Sabine, who also moonlights as a graffiti artist.

This show is rapidly sounding more and more like a recycled Tron: Uprising to me, but I’m still curious, admittedly.

This Sabine character also seems a lot like Wyldstyle, but I’ll bet she ends up cosplayed even quicker.
In 5-4-3…

Nick Martin | February 14th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

New Hi-Res Shots of Rebels sets

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Need a pre-Toy Fair taste of news that’s coming up? How about some hi-res images of the upcoming sets, via the Yak Face forums?

First up we have The Ghost, a large ship that features some interesting building with a distinctly Star Wars look and a lot of different cockpit canopies. Also, three new minifigs, Zeb Orrelios, Hera Syndulla, and Kanan Jarrus, as well as a Storm Trooper. I’m especially excited for Zeb, and not just because his last name makes me want to go grab some cookies!

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Next up, we have The Phantom, which strikes me as a bit less Star Wars-y (you put some different colors on there and that’s Galaxy Squad), but features Ezra Bridger and C1-10P. The most interesting thing here is that our little astromech buddy has an obviously shorter torso and legs, meaning that he’s quite a bit shorter than his minifig buddy. The cockpit glass also stands out, and I wonder if that front marking is a sticker or printed…

Star Wars Lego - Rebels - The Phantom

We still don’t know a whole lot about Rebels, but if the ships are any indication, or the figures, it should be a decent successor to Clone Wars.

Ken Robichaud | September 23rd, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Star Wars Rebels Is Looking For A Few Good Voices

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The Hollywood reporter is claiming David Oyelowo, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray and Steven Jay Blum are all in talks to voice the lead characters of the upcoming Lucasfilm animated series. While it is unknown who the lead characters are and whether or not these actors will end up in the show I’m still interested based on the animation style alone. Also, the synopsis sounds interesting.

The series is set between the events of Episode III and IV — an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. It takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape.

Something Star Wars-y to look forward to next Autumn.
Via Super Hero Hype.