- This week we check out new products from Hasbro
and take a look at your best Jedi poses,
but first we give Darth Roosevelt a trim.
Kristin Baver here and back again
for some more Star Wars news.
Let's get to it.
On Monday, Hasbro hosted a livestream fan event
where they announced so many awesome new products
coming this year.
Among the reveals was the vintage collection Chirrut
He is one with the force, and the force is with him.
The celebration of "Empire Strikes Back's"
40th anniversary continued with the announcement of the Bespin
carbon freezing chamber playset, which I honestly just
want to play with right now.
The set includes a classic imperial storm
trooper in the 3 and 3/4 size on a new ESB card back.
We're also getting new black series figures of Darth Vader,
Boba Fett, a snow trooper, Chewbacca, and Luke Skywalker
in Dagobah chic, ready to unlearn everything
he's learned, no doubt.
The 6" figure line will also see a version
of the Hoth rebel trooper in the new black series packaging.
And last, but not least, Hasbro teased that a new Star Wars
HasLab item is in the works.
To check out a full list of all the fun new toys
and details on when and where to preorder,
head to StarWars.com/thisweek.
Star Wars book fans got to get their grabby hands
on "Shadow Fall" by Alexander Freed this week.
Now you can learn even more about Alphabet Squadron
and the trilogy if you had to StarWars.com for a brand
new interview with the author.
This week in Star Wars history, back in 1998,
Star Wars posted the first installment of Lynn's diaries,
a series that gave fans at home an intimate behind the scenes
look at "Star Wars--
The Phantom Menace."
Hosted by Lucasfilm's currently VP of publicity
and MVP of my heart, Lynn Hale, each episode chronicled
the making of the film.
From script writing to shooting on location,
to the highly anticipated release,
And because this is the internet and nothing ever truly
disappears from the web, if you miss them or simply want
to revisit the series like an old friend,
Lynn's diaries are still available on StarWars.com.
Check out this link.
Last week, we asked to see your best Jedi poses, and, as usual,
Fawzi shared a photo of this formidable master
and apprentice posing in front of the fastest hunk of junk
in the galaxy.
John proved that the force is indeed strong in his family.
Blasty Trooper set up this scene with an enviable collection
of action figures, including a Jedi Jar Jar,
or is that Darth Jar Jar?
Geo shared these adorable engagement photos.
Talking Bay predicted Ahmed Best becoming a Jedi,
and Kelly sent in a photo of her Padawan crossing blades
with Darth Vader.
Thank you all for proving that you don't have
to be a contestant on "Star Wars Jedi Temple Challenge"
to live your own adventure as a Jedi knight.
Ever since we learned that Star Wars Celebration would
be canceled this year, we've been thinking
about how excited we are to return and celebrate
with all of you in 2022.
So instead of being sad about not getting
to see all of your smiling faces this summer,
we want to hear about some of your favorite memories
from celebrations past.
Share photos of your most impressive cosplay.
Tell us about your favorite panel, or even the coolest Star
Wars celebrity encounter.
Tweet us your fondest Star Wars celebration recollections
using the hashtag #ThisWeeksCelebrationMemory,
and we'll feature a few of our favorites in the next episode.
That's it for this week, but for more
on these stories and other news from around the galaxy, check
And be sure to join us right here for "This Week
in Star Wars" every Thursday.
Thanks for watching, and may the force be with you.