Everyone Had Better Clear Their Calendar Tomorrow. The Force Is Awakening
October 18, 2015

Do you all remember back in 1999 when the first trailer for Episode I was released?   Can you remember ANYTHING else you did that day other than watch that trailer 100 times?

Tomorrow is going to feel a LOT like that.

Today Disney and LucasArts released the final poster for Star Wars Episode VII:

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It was also confirmed today that tomorrow we will be getting a brand new trailer:

The dark side and the light together on the new official poster. Tune in to ESPN’s Monday Night Football tomorrow for an exclusive new look at STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. ‪#‎TheForceAwakens‬

 Also word on the street is that theaters will start pre-selling tickets to Episode VII tomorrow.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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3 Comments »

  • Preston says:

    Interesting, no Mark Hamill in the poster.

    • Maximoff says:

      I imagine we’ll be seeing a revised version of the poster once the new trailer is released. Design-wise, there’s clearly a spot for Luke below Han/behind the Falcon — all that blueish-purple “space” is just wrong. And if you zoom in, it looks as if Han’s right hand has been silhouetted less than perfectly (note the hard dark edge around his knuckle) — a fairly clear indication that an additional image component will get dropped in there. I imagine Luke’s lightsaber will parallel Finn’s when all is said and done. There’s just no way a “Force Awakens” final poster would be released without Hamill.

  • danny says:

    i haven’t kept up too much with episode 7 stuff mostly cause i wanted to go in not knowing too much for once but, wow, this poster is telling me a lot as far as who certain characters are and how they relate to other characters just by the way certain elements of the poster are positioned…but now that i’m realizing specifics about the characters i’m even more hyped to see it.
    also the lack of luke is very intriguing..

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