Much Star Wars video game talk on this episode as we cover the Republic Commando and Star Wars Pinball VR announcements as well as Ryan’s decision to buy a $5 copy of The New Droid Army for Game Boy Advance. We also talk the Bad Batch and respond to a great listener message on the tempation of the dark side in The High Republic.
Ryan and John discuss the Star Wars Hunters announcement, an update on Rian Johnson’s future Star Wars films, LFL’s clarification that Cara Dune will not be recast, and E.K. Johnston’s upcoming Padme book Queen’s Hope.
Ryan and John spend the first chunk of this week’s episode addressing the Gina Carano situation before talking Star Wars Insider, a rumored Nintendo Switch Republic Commando release, and finally some spoiler-free discussion of last week’s High Republic comics releases.
This week’s episode is a little shorter (at least for us). We cover The Mandalorian’s Golden Globes nomination before chatting about some recent toy acquistions, the Star Wars Rebels premier episode, and a quick preview of the new YA High Republic novel Into the Dark.
This week’s show features a look at the debut episode of The High Republic Show and Hasbro’s recent Fan Friday announcements. We also couldn’t help getting into our thoughts re: Hasbro pricing, distribution, and whether or not toys will ever be big with kids again.
We open episode #169 with an assessment and denunciation of the harassment Krystina Arielle faced online last week before spending the rest of the show covering a few small news stories, our (spoiler-filled) thoughts on Light of the Jedi and A Test of Courage, and some listener feedback on the state of the High Republic in Japan from @norskakurino.
Ryan and John discuss the new announcements coming out of the High Republic live stream and the sales successes from the initiative’s launch before sharing our spoiler-free, then (lightly) spoiler-full impressions of The Great Jedi Rescue and the first third of Light of the Jedi.
We’re just days away from the launch of a new era in Star Wars publishing, The High Republic. Ryan and John preview the first wave of books and comics releasing this week as well as look forward to what’s to follow for this new period in the Star Wars timeline.