Celebrating Our 16 Year Anniversary! Prizes All Month Long!

For the past 16 years, we have had the honor of bringing you daily news, product reviews and coverage of many conventions.  We have posted over 42,620 articles since 2004, we have never missed a single day in 16 years! We have enjoyed sharing our love of Star Wars with you.  As our 16 year anniversary is upon us, we would like to thank both our staff and our readers.  To our staff, we are grateful for the commitment, drive, and energy that you to bring to Yodasnews. Without your tireless dedication, none of this would be possible.  To our readers, it is your dedication and loyalty that keeps alive this great franchise; it is a pleasure and an honor to share it with you.

During the month of February, we have amazing giveaways planned to thank you, our readers, for all your support over the last 16 years! 

Also, as with previous anniversaries, we are giving away prizes for both our casual readers and those who follow us on social media. Keep your eye out for special events to test your creativity, fun and competitive trivia nights, and much more. Some of the items up for grabs include Gift Cards to your favorite online stores, statues, mini busts, action figures,  and more! Over 150 prizes worth over $6,000! 

It all starts today, stay tuned for how to enter the first giveaway around 3pm EST today! If you don’t follow us on Social Media, now is the best time to do it as we will do random giveaways not posted here on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Links at the top right of the website, and on this page!

Some of the items up for grabs include:

Ten $25 Gift Certificates to BBTS
Limited Edition Art Prints from Joe Corroney
Kotobukiya  ARTFX+ Mandalorian
Kotobukiya ARTFX+ IG-11
Mythosaur Skull from The Mandalorian – Mini Sculpture From Regal Robot
Limited Edition Art Prints from Brian DeGuire
2020 Membership Kit to Rancho Obi-Wan which includes a T-Shirt
Gentle Giant Han Solo Mini Bust
Gentle Giant Obi Wan Kenobi (Exclusive) Mini Bust
Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Palpatine
Gentle Giant Han Solo in Carbonite
Gentle Giant Princess Leia Mini Bust
Gentle Giant Range Trooper Mini Bust

Tie, Cufflinks and Tie Bars from Cufflinks.com
Coffee Mugs, T-Shirts, Keychains, Funko Mystery Minis
Patch Sets from Padawan Bear
Over 75 Action Figures and vehicles from various lines
Topps Galactic Connexions HallMark Exclusive Trading Discs
Marvel 2015 Star Wars #1 Hasbro Toyfair Previews Exclusive Cover
4 Hobby Boxes of Topps Star Wars Cards
Rey and Kylo Topps Star Wars Card Trader Posters
Topps and Star Wars Autentics Hats and Shirts
Hasbro Role Play Masks and Lightsabers
Sideshow R2-ME2 A Sideshow Exhibition Catalogs
The Child “Baby Yoda” Pins and Keychains

And much more!!!

You can see these, as well as, other prizes right here. Of course, none of this could be possible without the generosity and support of our Anniversary Sponsors, so be sure to check them out on our prize page and support them.

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16 Year Anniversary – Prize Reveal #3

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Prize Reveal #3 – Some amazing items from our friends at @razorsedgecollectibles – Be sure to visit them at RazorsEdgeCollectibles.com – They donated @gentlegiantltd and @sideshowcollectibles items, Comics. Shirts. #Hasbro Figures and more more! Check it all out – 7 days until we kick off our 16 Year Anniversary and more prizes are still arriving – Check back 2/1/20 to see how to win some of these great prizes from #razorsedgecollectibles and others. We will announce more prizes each day for the next 6 days! Stay Tuned, we have over 150 items this year! #Yodasnews16 #yodasnews #yodasnewsgiveaway #starwars #hasbro #starwarsfigures #starwarscomics #starwarsshirts #giveaway #freetoys #gentlegiantltd #jumbostarwars #sideshowcollectibles

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16 Year Anniversary – Prize Reveal #1

 

 
 
 
 
 
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@andrewstoyz has been a sponsor of the site for all 16 years we have been online and they went over the top with the donation to celebrate our 16 year anniversary. Over 60 items from action figures, to comics to shirts and so much more. Huge thanks to @andrewstoyz for this very generous donation. Be sure to check them out at AndrewsToyz.com – 10 days until we kick off our 16 Year Anniversary and more prizes are starting to arrive, Check back 2/1/20 to see how to win some of these great prizes from #andrewstoyz and others. We will announce more prizes each day for the next 9 days! Stay Tuned, we have over 150 items this year! #Yodasnews16 #yodasnews #yodasnewsgiveaway #starwars #bobafett #darthvader #hasbro #actionfigures #starwarscomics #starwarsshirts #starwarsfigures @starwarsfigures501 #princessleia #hansolo @actionfigureinsider @mwctoys #giveaway #freetoys

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Celebrating Our 15 Year Anniversary! Prizes All Month Long!

For the past 15 years, we have had the honor of bringing you daily news, product reviews and coverage of many conventions.  We have posted over 41,000 articles since 2004, we have never missed a single day in 15 years! We have enjoyed sharing our love of Star Wars with you.  As our 15 year anniversary is upon us, we would like to thank both our staff and our readers.  To our staff, we are grateful for the commitment, drive, and energy that you to bring to Yodasnews. Without your tireless dedication, none of this would be possible.  To our readers, it is your dedication and loyalty that keeps alive this great franchise; it is a pleasure and an honor to share it with you.

During the month of February, we have amazing giveaways planned to thank you, our readers, for all your support over the last 15 years! 

Also, as with previous anniversaries, we are giving away prizes for both our casual readers and those who follow us on social media. Keep your eye out for special events to test your creativity, fun and competitive trivia nights, and much more. Some of the items up for grabs include Gift Cards to your favorite online stores, statues, mini busts, action figures,  and more! Over 160 prizes worth over $6,500! 

It all starts today, stay tuned for how to enter the first giveaway around 8pm EST today! If you don’t follow us on Social Media, now is the best time to do it as we will do random giveaways not posted here on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Links at the top right of the website, and on this page!

Some of the items up for grabs include:

Ten $25 Gift Certificates to BBTS
Limited Edition Art Prints from Joe Corroney
C-3PO Sixth Scale Figure by Sideshow Collectibles
Speeder Bike Sixth Scale by Sideshow Collectibles
First Order Stormtroopers 2 Pack by Hot Toys via Sideshow Collectibles
Special Edition Pewter Mandalorian Skull Mini Sculpture From Regal Robot
Limited Edition Art Prints from Brian DeGuire
Kotobukiya Dengar ARTFX+ STATUE
Kotobukiya Bossk ARTFX+ STATUE
Kotobukiya Zuckuss ARTFX+ STATUE

2019 Membership Kit to Rancho Obi-Wan which includes a T-Shirt
Gentle Giant Finn Mini Bust
Gentle Giant Obi Wan Kenobi (Exclusive) Mini Bust
The Force Awakens Resistance X-Wing Fighter Hot Wheels Elite Die-Cast Metal
I Backed The Barge Patches
Over 75 Action Figures from various lines (Solo, TLJ, TFA, Black Series, Clone Wars, etc.)
Topps Galactic Connexions HallMark Exclusive Trading Discs

Marvel 2015 Star Wars #1 Hasbro Toyfair Previews Exclusive Cover
Hobby Box of Topps Star Wars Galaxy 2018
Rey and Kylo Topps Star Wars Card Trader Posters
Star Wars Card Trader Rey Pins

Hasbro 2002 12″ Gamorrean Guard
Kotobukiya Star Wars R2-D2 DX Silicone Tray
Sideshow R2-ME2 A Sideshow Exhibition Catalogs
Hasbro 2003 ANH Imperial Dogfight Tie Fighter with Pilot
Darth Vader 25oz Water Bottles
Star Wars The Black Series Astromech Droids 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures – Entertainment Earth Exclusive

And much more!!!

You can see these, as well as, other prizes right here. Of course, none of this could be possible without the generosity and support of our Anniversary Sponsors, so be sure to check them out on our prize page and support them.

 

Marvel’s Last Jedi Adaptation Reveals Luke Skywalker’s Final Words

Via Cbr.com:

SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation #6

In Marvel’s adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi from the film to comic pages, you’ll find little gems seen for the first time that make director Rian Johnson’s story all the more sweeter. In short, these scenes, whether it’s a subtle visual, someone’s thoughts or actual lines spoken, act as bonus scenes.

The final issue brings the movie’s closing battle to life, focusing on Luke Skywalker facing off against Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren in one of the franchise’s most memorable moments. However, the big takeaway here is that we’re now privy to Luke’s final words, or more specifically his inner thoughts, as he dies and becomes one with the Force.

This adaptation hasn’t shied away from giving fans more of Luke, which goes a long way to make things up for those who felt he was robbed of a stronger presence in the film. In these comics, we saw him mourning the death of Han Solo, learned his biggest regret about how he handled the Jedi Order when Darth Vader died, and where he felt he let Rey down in training her as his successor. Now, we get further insight into how he views his time with Ben Solo and his nephew’s eventual fall from grace, with all these emotions barreling into their climactic fight.

Before we get to Luke’s final thoughts, we see him accepting does he has to teach Kylo one final, strict lesson, reiterating that no matter how much hope everyone has, Ben’s long gone. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time,” he says as he stares down Kylo’s fleet on the salt planet of Crait. “One final chance to set things right,” he continues, as he lures Kylo out for one last duel.

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YN 14 YEAR Giveaway #2 – The 14 Year Hunt

This idea was sent in by a reader back in 2010 and we did it again for our 12th and 13th Anniversary, and it’s always fun and has a great response! It won’t be for everyone, but it will be fun for those who choose to take part.

The first thing you need to do is print out the main 14 year logo below, you will need to include this in ALL photos to verify they are your photos and taken for this giveaway. On most computers you can simply right click and print it, you can also click here for the URL to just the image for those printing from a mobile phone or device.

Okay, now look at the list of 14 obscure items below. Find each of the items you need, gather what is needed or go to a location, place the logo you printed out in front of them and take a picture. Once you have all 14 done, email the images to us at YodasnewsAnniversary@gmail.com with the subject “14 Year Hunt” – We WILL be sharing some of the pictures online and on social media, so make sure what is in your photos is okay for the public to see.

THE LIST 

1)  Create your own Happy 14th Anniversary message (can be a sign, a drawing, a sculpture, anything you want)

2)  A Star Wars branded grocery item

3)  Something Fuzzy

4)  Picture of a store Star Wars display

5)  Star Wars figure or item in a fridge or freezer

6)  Something Green

7)  Store receipt with an “embarrassing or funny” item on it

8)  Picture of how you browse Yodasnews.com 

9)  A receipt, food order, sign, address, subway train number, flight, etc…showing 1138

10) Sign or Product with something spelled incorrectly

11) You in a store/mall/shopping center or someplace historic with something Star Wars on (Shirt, Hat, Holding a figure, etc…)

12) In front of a The Last Jedi or SOLO Movie Poster

13) 14 Identical Items (14 dollar bills, 14 paper clips, 14 cans of soda. etc…)

14) Outside a  Fast Food or Convenience Store

There will be TWO Winners (and it is possible for the same person to win both).

The Early Bird Prize – The first person that sends in all 14 photos that are in the proper format wins a $40 Gift Card to BBTS, they are still eligible for the grand prize. We will be sharing all 14 images from the Early Bird winner, this will help others to see how it’s done! You can also click here  to see the 2016 Early Bird winners images and here for the 2017 Winner (he won both the Early Bird and Grand prize)

Grand Prize (25 total items) – 1  Astromech Droids 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Set (Entertainment Earth Exclusive), 10 Random 3 3/4″ Hasbro Action Figures from multiple lines, 2 Marvel 2015 Star Wars #1 Hasbro Toyfair Previews Exclusive Cover, 1 R2-ME2 A Sideshow Exhibition Book,  10 Topps Yoda Connexions 1st Edition chips and 1 Acme Archives Star Wars Clone Wars Asajj Ventress Character Key

We will pick one random person from all the people who find all items or locations and send in 14 correct photos (early bird winner is eligible and part of the random pool the grand prize will be selected from). You must send in all your pictures before 11:59pm EST on 2/7/18.The random winner will get all 25 items listed above under Grand Prize.

Recap, you need to send 14 unique pictures and each one must include the logo above and be an actual picture – no google images or Photoshop is allowed. Have Fun and always be SAFE when taking your images!  As with all our giveaways, please click here to read the Terms and Conditions of entering our giveaways, that are located at the bottom of that page. 

 

Star Wars Will Fill In Gaps Between A New Hope And Empire Strikes Back

Via Cinemablend.com:

If you’ve been reading Marvel Comics canonical Star Wars series, you know it begins just moments after the end of A New Hope as the Rebellion is still celebrating their victory over the Empire. Now, 38 issues later, Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca are beginning a new arc that will steer the storyline towards The Empire Strikes Back. The series will soon explain how and why the Rebellion settles on Hoth for their new base. What’s more, upcoming storylines will borrow from elements of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, offering some interesting development opportunities for the central heroes. Gillen explains:

“This is just as much about the rise of Luke, Han, and to a slightly different degree Leia. By the time we meet up with Han in Empire you’ve got Leia saying that he’s a born leader of men. That means he’s been leading men! He’s called Han Solo, Solo being the key word, but he’s been in a position of authority at some point.”

Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca are no strangers to Star Wars comics. They previously teamed for the critically-acclaimed Darth Vader series that initially ran parallel to the main Star Wars title’s first 25 issues. With their first arc on Star Wars proper, Gillen and Larroca will bring Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie to the remains of Jedha, the holy world of the Jedi Order that was obliterated by the Death Star in Rogue One. Gillen tells CBR that the journey is one that will be particularly resonant for Leia. After all, the Princess’ homeworld of Alderaan was itself destroyed by the Empire’s ultimate weapon. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker will learn of the specific sacrifice of Jyn Erso and the others that gave their lives to ensure that the Death Star plans made it into the hands of the Rebellion.

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Star Wars Adventures, An All-Ages Comic

Via Cbr.com:

IDW Publishing surprised fans this past April with news that the San Diego-based company would publish a new ongoing, all-ages series titled Star Wars Adventures — rather than Marvel, which already publishes a line of Star Wars comics and shares Disney as a corporate parent.

Soon after the announcement, CBR spoke to Greg Goldstein, President and Chief Operating Officer of IDW, at the C2E2 convention in Chicago. Goldstein discussed why IDW was the right home for Star Wars Adventures, and what type of stories to expect from the September-debuting series.

The conversation then moved to details about IDW’s newly announced DuckTales and Tangled comics, and moved on to IDW’s approach to licensed children’s comics in general.

CBR: Let’s start with the Star Wars Adventures comics. How are your comics different from Marvel’s, and why are these comics with IDW?

Greg Goldstein: The former question is easier to answer in that we are doing the all-ages comics. Marvel has been doing some amazing, great Star Wars comics, some of the best Star Wars comics ever done, and they are really for the more mature Star Wars readers. I don’t mean adult with a capital A, but the storylines are sophisticated, they are PG-13, they are continuing stories, they are longer stories, and Disney/Lucas/Marvel, which is all one happy family, really wanted an all-ages version of Star Wars out there for younger readers.

We have had great success with the all-ages comics, whether it’s My Little Pony or Skylanders or what we’ve done on [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles] Adventures, and so forth. We’ve done Disney classic titles with Disney, we have great relationships with all three companies, and already we are working with Marvel on the Star Wars Artist’s Editions and the [minicomics that come with IDW’s Fun Packs]. I don’t like to speak for another company, but Marvel especially wanted to focus on the more mature titles that fit in with the core kinds of superhero stories they tell, and there was room for somebody that has already got a lot of all-ages material, and somebody that they already trust to work in that world.

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Yoda’s Past Adventures Will Be Explored In New ‘Star Wars’ Comics

Via Slashfilm.com:

When it was first revealed that Disney would be making standalone anthology movies in the Star Wars universe, one of the many rumored projects in development included a Yoda film which would have been focused on the master Jedi in his early years. We even heard rumors of filmmaker Zack Snyder pitching Lucasfilm on a Seven Samurai-style movie which would have featured a younger Yoda.

Now Lucasfilm has revealed that a new Star Wars comic book series will explore Yoda’s past adventures. Learn more after the jump.
When Disney purchased Lucasfilm, the expanded universe became “Legends,” leaving only the six theatrical live-action Star Wars films and the Clone Wars animated series as canon. Over the last couple years, we’ve added a bunch of books, comic books, a video game and the Star Wars Rebels animated series to the mix. But the earliest any of this material takes us is a handful of years before A New Hope. Most of the comics are set in the time between the original film and The Empire Strikes Back, while the books have mainly been focusing on the years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. So it’s interesting that Star Wars canon will finally explore an earlier period.

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The Star Wars Comic – Try Stealing A Star Destroyer

Via io9.gizmodo.com:

Those pesky Rebels. How they love causing reactor overloads! According to last week’s issue of Star Wars, the Rebels’ battle plan—maybe their only battle plan—can be applied to anything, whether it’s blowing up space stations or stealing a capital ship.

Star Wars #22, by Jason Aaron, Jorge Molina, Matt Milla, and Joe Caramagna, is essentially one big love letter to the Death Star assaults in A New Hope and Return of the Jedi—but instead of blowing up moon-sized, fully armed and operational battlestations, the Rebels are attempting to hijack a Star Destroyer, by causing a reactor overload that makes the Imperial crew abandon ship so they can swoop in, repair the overload, and run off with a free capital ship.

Although, unlike the Death Star assault, this is not meant to end in an explosion, it turns out the methods for accomplishing both are remarkably similar. First, your plucky group of starfighters runs the hellish trench run that is swarms of TIE Fighters and gun emplacements:

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