Monday, October 31, 2011
Well no spotlight today, instead a friendly reminder that our contest, Customs for a Cause starts up tomorrow!! Hope you guys have had your creativity hats on these last few days!! Can't wait to see your entries!!!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
We're big fans of John Coppinger and his many contributions to the Star Wars saga! Back in 1983 he was part of the team that created the incredibly advanced Jabba the Hutt puppet for Return of the Jedi (which we interviewed earlier this year; click here to check out Part 1 & Part 2 of the mega-interview if you haven't already). Then when it came time for Star Wars' return to the big screen in 1999, John was involved with bringing more characters to life for The Phantom Menace including Yarua the Wookiee senator and Podrace spectator Graxol Kelvyyn. I recently interviewed him again about his work on The Phantom Menace as we look forward to its return to theaters next February.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Who wants to win some cool prizes, and help a great cause at the same time? Well from November 1 to January 31, Echo Base News will be running a Star Wars customizing contest called Customs for a Cause! We'll have several winners, including a fans' choice vote! You may be asking yourself, "Whats the theme?" We decided to forgo the theme and make it an open ended contest as long as it's set in the Star Wars Universe! We're limiting it to three entries per person. We'll announce prizes at a later date and to make things even better, for every entry, Echo Base News will be donating $1 to ROAR Charity (Rwandan Orphan Assistance Response), run by Lily Nyamwasa (the actress who played Jedi Master Stass Allie in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith). More information about the charity is available on their website www.roarcharity.org So get out there, and start customizing!!
Monday, October 24, 2011
For you lucky souls near a Toys 'R' Us, some amazing sales are going on this week: ten dollars off the Battle for Endor sets, 25% off LEGO sets and $20 off the Slave 1 Ultimate Battle Pack!
Target has a great sale on Battle Packs this week: each Battle Pack will only cost you $16.99! Most packs have at least one new figure and it takes part of the pain out of buying sets like "Cad Bane's Escape."
Friday, October 21, 2011
Voting for the next phase of Hasbro's official Fans' Choice poll is now underway! Fans can pick a character from a list of twenty, which was compiled from data from various fan sites across the web. Click here to place your vote!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Personally, this is one of my favorite announcements. Kotobukiya is turning their eyes on Star Wars in their popular Bishoujo (Japanese term meaning "beautiful young girl") line! First of the bat is Jaina Solo, X-Wing Pilot! Check out Rebelscum's report for more detail and a bigger picture.
Rebelscum.com details the "newly" revealed line called "Discover the Force!" 17 items will be available in 3D packaging for the release of Episode I..what are they? Read on to find out!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
At Fan Days I got a chance to talk to the always wonderful Ashley Eckstein about voicing Ahsoka Tano in The Clone Wars, Season 4, and the Her Universe line of fangirl clothing and accessories. Read on!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Last weekend at Star Wars Fan Days I got a chance to chat with the very fun actress Meredith Salenger. She's been the voice of Barriss Offee in Season 2 of The Clone Wars and various other characters throughout the series, including a new character coming up in Season 4. Read on to see what she has to say about her experience working on The Clone Wars so far!
Not even being cut in half can bring an end to Darth Maul, apparently, because the most iconic Star Wars villain since Darth Vader will be returning alive and well later in Season 4 of The Clone Wars. To read the USA Today article and see the first image of the Zabrak Sith in animated form, click here. To see a quick video sneak peek, click here to check it out at Entertainment Weekly. What do you think of Maul's return? Totally exciting? Completely ridiculous? Join in the discussion on our Facebook page!
If you're a Bay Area collector then you wan't want to miss the San Jose Super Toy Show coming up on December 3, 2011. And for the first time, Echo Base News will have a booth at the event, so be sure to stop by and check it out. More information on what exactly we have planned for the show will be posted soon. Mark your calendars!
Monday, October 10, 2011
Hey guys! We really want to see your customs!! I want to show off your work, but I need new customs to do that! WIP's are fine as well. If you know anyone who customizes but isn't apart of our site, please invite them! We'd love to have them join the EBN family! Thanks in advance guys!! -BJ
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Incom has been busy with some great WIP's lately!! Here is is Arkanian Smuggler. This has the makings of being a truly fantastic custom!! Click here to see his other WIP's!! Just a reminder to everyone to post your work in the forums. They don't even need to be finished, we'd love to WIP's as well!!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Mercury Art Studios is in our spotlight today with Darth Bandon. Mike may be gone, but his legacy lives on in his family and in his customs. His work was always of professional quality and really showed his love of Star Wars. His artistic ability was great, but even greater than that was the kindness he showed everyone. I'll always remember his talent, but even more than that, the friendship I had with him through a mutual love of Star Wars customs. Gonna miss ya, buddy.
Looking for a good sale? My local K-Mart has 50% off clearance items, and the K-Mart near my hometown has clearance for 30% off. Most K-Marts still have a good supply of Locks ($7 before the sale) and Plo Koon and Cad Bane Deluxe packs ($14 before the sale) if you've held off!
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