Monday, 27 April 2015

Star Wars Celebration Is Back in London.

I called it. I was right... not often the happens.
Ok i was hoping and i thought it was going to be in the UK. But i was right none the less. The next Star Wars Celebration is going to be in the UK and it's back in London at the Excel Center. Last time it was in London was in 2007. So Star Wars Celebration Europe ( SWCE ) 2016 here we come.

The first SWCE was a very good convention and i went with my farther. We had a great time and it was a very different kind of convention than the ones we have in the UK. Our ones tend to be or like large markets with talks and panels off to one side. They have started to get better and with the  Destination Star Trek cons showing us that there is more to a con than just stalls & talks and that Bandai and Namco were at the last Expo i went to i have hopes the convention scene in this country will get better and maybe fall more in line with the cons in the US. 
As soon as i heard the news that the next one was in London I book my tickets. Normally i would of just gone on the Saturday but this time i decided to attend all 3 days. Friday - Sunday 15-17. I am in two minds about this i have already brought the tickets and i am so excited and looking forward to it. But on the other hand i am not 100% about how i am going to go about doing all three days. I mean i want to go in costume of cause. I am working on my Darth Vader amour and then i have a Jedi's robes so that's fine but i need a hotel. I haven't book a hotel or need to for a very long time i look in to booking when i got my tickets but i couldn't book that far in advance not that i am to worried as i am sure i will be able to near the time. but it is playing in the back of my mind. Also i will need to try to book the two weeks off in July.... 
Ok  this is going to take a little more organizing than i am used to... But hay it's all part of the fun. All this is nit picking and can and will be sorted very quickly so no big worries and problems. Heck i have over a year to think about it... 

If you want to get tickets  for SWCE the link is here

The Jedi Master VIP tickets Sold out in 20 minutes on the first day they went up. But i am sure there will be more than enough tickets for everyone. So if you are thinking about going then i would highly recommend you do and if you are going let me know in the comments below. 


Sunday, 19 April 2015

Star Wars Celebration and Trailers. ....

It is day 3 of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Star Wars Celebration is the Super large Star Wars Convention held every few years, mostly in america but there was one in the UK, Japan and a few years ago Germany. I was unable to go to this year event but i am hoping to get the chance in the future. And i really hope that there is another one in the UK after all most of the new films will be shot in the UK. So it is not a big jump to say there might be another Celebration in London. I went to the first Celebration Europe in London back in 2007 and it was AMAZING!!!! one of the best cons i have been to. And all the coverage i have seen from Anaheim looks great from the reveals and panels. I wish i was there. But there are plenty of updates and videos online.
For me the two biggest reveals was the Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens trailer and the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 trailer. Both look fantastic and i I am so excited for both as well as being inspired to work on my Vader Armour... ( More on that in a near future post )

Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens 

Star Wars Rebels Season 2

The Force Awakens look like its going to be the movie we all wanted something new but at the same time feels like Star Wars. This is something that is missing from the Prequels but the Clone Wars cartoon by the 3rd season started to feel just like Star Wars and that feeling has carried on through with Star Wars Rebels. The first season was great and i enjoyed every episode and season two looks like it will be fantastic. 2015 is looking to be a great year for Star Wars fans.

This is a small post more or less to keep in the habit of doing these. But with Avengers Age of Ultron is out in cinemas next week and i hope to do a little more work on my Vader Helmet next weekend.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Really.. you're charging how much?

After the last post all about How much is to much That can be read here How much is TO MUCH??? And not going to see The Empire Strikes Back at the Secret Cinema, i was looking forward to the release of the Star Wars The Digital Collection. The idea of Star Wars on the go is great. On a long train ride or standing in line at a con i can just whip out the tablet or phone and start watching... Great idea, we would all agree and i normally use all the ultraviolet digital codes that come with some Blu-Ray movies. So having the stuff on the go is great and they are free so all the better. And then comes the Star Wars movies. Now i have these film on VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray and multiple copies on each format. So getting the movies again was not a big deal what was a deal breaker was the price.... 
£59.99 on Amazon, Google Play store and Itunes. 
Or £9.99 per movie with A New Hope being £11.99. Don't know why that one is more expensive. I paid £59.99 for the Blu-Ray boxset a few years ago and i am not going to pay that much for a digital copy. If it was half that or so. Say £30-35 i probably wouldn't of said anything and just brought them but at a penny off £60 I can not justify the cost. 
And i was really looking forward to this weekend, i had it all planned. I was going to get the Digital Collection and watch them in the Machete Order... Something i have wanted to do for a while now. And i had a Box from full of the new Star Wars models from Bandai turn up a few days before. I was going to spend two days going through the movies while making the models. Something i have not done in a very long time.  And the Machete Order is very interesting. I came across it a little while ago on the net and then on a rerun of The Big Bang Theory. You Watch Episodes 4,5,2,3 and finally 6. And you drop Episode 1 altogether. It means that the prequels become a flashback and no big reviles are given away. Also nothing is really lost by not watching Episode 1 as it does not really impact anything as the characters are reintroduced in Episode 2. And Maul and Qui-Gon Jinn don't appear in any of the other movies. A real pity as they were the best things in Episode 1.
Now this hasn't really effected much I can still watch the movies in the Machete Order but i will just have to use the disc instead of the digital copies. Though i think i will be watching the Adywan Star Wars A New Hope Revisited. This is an incredible fan edit of the movie and is the special edition we should of gotten in 1997 and on DVD and Blu-Ray. 
You can read more here  Star Wars Revisited News 
Adywan is currently working on The Empire Strikes Back Revisited and that is looking even better than A New Hope Revisited. 
Let me know If you picked up the Star Wars The Digital Collection and if it was worth the £59.99 in the comments below.