San Francisco, CA, January 14, 2020 – 43 years after Star Wars: A New Hope hit theaters, the legendary space saga unfolds in the galaxy of manga thanks to the latest story in the Skywalker saga.
Packing in all the adventure that fans would expect from Star Wars, publishing and entertainment juggernaut VIZ Media, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, presents Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga.
Encounters with the elusive Jedi Luke Skywalker have mystified many in a galaxy far, far away. A cadre of renowned Japanese manga artists, Akira Himekawa, Haruichi, Subaru, Akira Fukaya, and Takashi Kisaki, brilliantly capture and bring him to life in this literary piece.
Star Wars and manga fans alike will delight in the storytelling and humor narrated in Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga inspired by Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy award-winning author Ken Liu’s Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
THIS IS THE WAY. SOON YOU CAN WEAR YOUR LOVE OF THE MANDALORIAN’S MYSTERIOUS AND ADORABLE NEW CHARACTER.
With a charming smile and curious outstretched hand, the Child from The Mandalorian comes alive in a new piece by RockLove jewelry. And StarWars.com is pleased to give you your first look at the solid sterling silver necklace, available for preorder now!
RockLove CEO and designer Allison Cimino says she barely made it through the credits of the first chapter in the new live-action Disney+ series before she was emailing Lucasfilm “begging if we could work on this adorable new character.”
While fans have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of new products featuring the pint-sized member of the clan of two, Cimino and her team were hard at work trying to capture every precise detail. “This is an extremely challenging project — tweaking over and over, trying to make one perfect sculpt that celebrates an entire season’s worth of love for the Child,” Cimino says. “We were particularly focused on all the minute details, from his tiny button nose to each finger and toe nail. His mouth is down-turned but we didn’t want him to look sad or stern.”
The biggest challenge was capturing the detail in the eyes. “Most difficult was the shape of the eyes and brows, which express fragility, concern, and curiosity all at once,” Cimino says. “We had to keep tweaking the eyes and forehead wrinkles to get it right, adding hand-painted glossy black enamel to the pupils, so that the Child looked content…like he’s eagerly reaching for Mando’s silver ball.” And the final step, to distress and antique each one by hand, means no two pendants are alike.
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Check out the Hot New Star Wars Items!:
Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child 11-Inch Plush — STILL AVAILABLE!
Star Wars The Vintage Collection The Mandalorian 3 3/4-Inch Figure
Star Wars The Mandalorian The Child 7 1/2-Inch Electronic Plush Toy
Congrats to The Rise of Skywalker, nominated in the below categories! The Oscars air Sunday, Feb. 9 2020 on ABC.
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