Reassurance of The Last Jedi Spoilers

Reassured by The Last Jedi Spoilers | Green Card Back

As long-time readers will know, I have many problems with The Force Awakens.

Whilst there are a few issues that will never go away (the absolute destruction of Han Solo’s character since Return of the Jedi being a major one), I’ve still held out a faint hope that The Last Jedi could redeem some of TFA’s missteps and get the new trilogy on track. I admit that this hope has been tested, particularly as the woes of the ill-conceived Han Solo film roll on, but in recent weeks there has been one thing to make me feel more optimistic about the film than ever before – and that, ladies and gents, has been the spoilers.

I’ll be discussing some of these revelations in detail after the jump, so don’t click through if you want to stay unspoiled!

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Top 6 SDCC ’17 Hasbro Star Wars Reveals

Top 6 Hasbro Star Wars SDCC 17 Reveals | Green Card Back

Last weekend the hot new toy news was flying in from San Diego Comic Con (that’s SDCC to nerds like you and I), but as I had something a little more urgent to attend to I’m only now getting around to this round up. And as far as Hasbro’s Star Wars offerings went, there’s quite a bit to digest…

Let’s get to it!

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Princess Leia Organa (POTF2) Review

Princess Leia Organa Figure Review - Power of the Force 1995 | Green Card Back

Power of the Force, 1995

Accessories: Laser Pistol, Assault Rifle
Appears in: A New Hope

Card Back: After many unsuccessful attempts to bring change to the Empire as a senator, Princess Leia Organa became involved in the Rebel Alliance and immediately established herself as one of its most popular and influential leaders. Although it was extremely dangerous for someone of her prominence. Leia often participated in secret missions for the rebellion. It was during one such mission to recruit General Obi-Wan Kenobi that she obtained the technical readouts for the Empire’s new Death Star battle station. Moments before being captured by Darth Vader, Leia hid the plans in the droid R2-D2, who then escaped to the planet Tatooine to find Kenobi.

While being held on the Death Star, Leia was tortures by Vader yet refused to yield any Rebel secrets. She was then forced to watch the destruction of her homeworld Alderaan by the ruthless Grand Moff Tarkin. After a daring rescue by Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, she helped lead the Rebel forces on Yavin to victory by destroying the menacing Battle Station.

If you consider that even now, in 2017, the toxic elements of the Star Wars fandom make exceptions for gender (as seen with the attitudes exhibited towards Rey, Jyn Erso and Kathleen Kennedy in the last two years), then in 1995 you can imagine how much worse it all was.

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Celebrate the Love

Stormtroopers guard the happy couple | Green Card Back

No proper blog post this week. I’ve been a bit busy marrying the love of my life…

Needless to say, Star Wars still made an appearance! Thanks to the excellent Reaper Squad, a Kettering-based costuming group, for turning up and making a great show of the day. Under direct orders of the Emperor they were arresting ushers, posing with the ladies and being all-round brilliant sports – and the fact that they did it all for the charity KidsAid made it that much better.

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