– by Conn8d
There’s no doubt that merchandise, and toys in particular, are a huge part of both the success of Star Wars as a brand and a part of cinema. These products remain an essential part of the franchise’s identity, but in many ways also helped launch what we experience as modern merchandising when it comes to film, literary, television, and other media properties.
Toys and merchandise in general are a major force in the ongoing life-blood of the franchise. We all know there are many ways to be a ‘fan’, and for many Star Wars fans, the toys are a hugely important part of their experience of the franchise.
To learn more, I had the chance to sit down with an avid amateur collector, Toytooine, for a discussion about merchandise from a galaxy far, far away. Continue reading Cracking the Collecting Code: Star Wars Toys and the People that Love Them
Written by Robotical712
In the second part of this series, I analyze how LFL plans out its story while maximizing the freedom of its individual creators.
Continue reading Lucasfilm, Plans and the Creative Process – Part 2
Compiled by robotical712 with help from conn8d
Fans have debated how much of a plan Lucasfilm has since Canon began. Based on statements from Rian Johnson and a couple of others, many fans have concluded LFL doesn’t have any kind of long term roadmap or plan. In the first part we present the various comments from those involved in the story creation process indicating there is in fact a plan.
Continue reading Lucasfilm, Plans and the Creative Process – Part 1
With filming for Star Wars IX well underway, we’ve recently been looking back at the last intra-film period, to see what members of Star Wars production were saying about the sequel trilogy during that time. Though the creative team seems to be keeping mum as we wait for Episode IX, some of them actually had a good deal to say between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
There’s a lot of really interesting insight, so…revisit some old quotations, we will!
Continue reading The Sacred Texts! – Lost Quotes from MaryAnn Brandon
Interview conducted by Needs_More_Sprinkles
I sat down earlier this week with Ken Liu, author of the book The Legends of Luke Skywalker, to talk about all manner of exciting Star Wars stuff. Full interview below the cut.
Continue reading An Interview with Ken Liu