#Toy Tuesday – Millennium Falcon (2018)

When the first wave of Solo: A Star Wars Story Lego sets were announced I immediately asked my wife to get me this for my birthday (with help from other members of the family). It was an immediate must-have. I love the TFA Millennium Falcon set and I love the new design of the FalconContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday – Millennium Falcon (2018)”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 1 Disc 3 Part 2

Rather than write about The Clone Wars episodes individually or by story-arc, I have decided to review it by disc as they are in the Blu-Ray Box Set releases. In this post the episodes I will be talking about are Storm over Ryloth, Innocents of Ryloth, Liberty on Ryloth and Hostage Crisis. Storm Over RylothContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 1 Disc 3 Part 2”

Lando and L3’s Reunion – The Empire Strikes Back

If you have listened to the Steele Wars Live Solo Reaction Show then you will have heard ‘Fanboys’ Director, Kyle Newman drop some absolute knowledge about L3 and her installation into the Falcon and what it means over the course of the Original Trilogy. If you haven’t heard it, visit THIS LINK and listen, itContinue reading “Lando and L3’s Reunion – The Empire Strikes Back”

#Toy Tuesday – Imperial TIE Fighter (2018)

Thanks to the first wave of Solo: A Star Wars Story sets from Lego I can finally say after two-and-a-half years that I have an Imperial TIE Fighter set. Up until now I had a few TIE Variants. Vader’s TIE Advanced, the TIE Striker, Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer and the First Order Special Forces TIEContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday – Imperial TIE Fighter (2018)”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews The Clone Wars Season One: Disc 3 Part 1

Rather than write about The Clone Wars episodes individually or by story-arc, I have decided to review it by disc as they are in the Blu-Ray Box Set releases. In this post the episodes I will be talking about are Trespass, The Hidden Enemy, The Blue Shadow Virus, Mystery of a Thousand Moons, Storm overContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews The Clone Wars Season One: Disc 3 Part 1”

#Solo Sunday – The Finale – The Original Soundtrack

I have listened to the Solo: A Star Wars Story soundtrack by John Powell a few times and it is high on my list of favourite Star Wars Soundtracks. John Williams has set a very high bar for any other composers who work within the Star Wars franchise with his scores for the saga films,Continue reading “#Solo Sunday – The Finale – The Original Soundtrack”

What If… Qui-Gon Had Survived the Battle of Naboo?

Maul is pacing in front of the energy field, Qui-Gon Jinn is meditating. Obi-Wan is eager to finish the battle. The energy fields open up. Qui-Gon and Maul begin to fight again and Obi-Wan runs to aid his master. The eagerly field closes again, he’s so close. Maul and Qui-Gon are fighting. Maul hits Qui-GonContinue reading “What If… Qui-Gon Had Survived the Battle of Naboo?”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XII – Let The Hate Flow Through You

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I rant about the hatred within the Star Wars fandom. Caution – this weeks episode is full of explicit content. You can e-mail the show at lifedebtpodcast@outlook.com And if you are a member of Anchor.fm youContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XII – Let The Hate Flow Through You”

#Toy Tuesday – Han’s Speeder

I have been after set since it was released in April, so much so that I was willing to pay the full price of £25.99, which, if you have read previous #toytuesday posts, you will know that I try to buy sets reduced. But £26 for 345 pieces is nothing to scoff at based onContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday – Han’s Speeder”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews The Clone Wars Season 1: Disc 2

Rather than write about The Clone Wars episodes individually or by story-arc, I have decided to review it by disc as they are in the Blu-Ray Box Set releases. In this post the episodes I will be talking about are Bombad Jedi, Cloak of Darkness, Lair of Grievous, Dooku Captured, Gungan General, Jedi Crash andContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews The Clone Wars Season 1: Disc 2”

#Solo Sunday – Last Shot: A Solo Audiobook Review

As a recent convert to audiobooks when my Wife told me she had a spare credit on her Audible account I leapt at the chance to get ‘Last Shot’ by Daniel Jose Older, read by Marc Thompson, Daniel Jose Older and January LaVoy. I really want to say I loved this book. I really wantContinue reading “#Solo Sunday – Last Shot: A Solo Audiobook Review”

Speculation: Boba Fett – A Star Wars Story

This is all pure speculation for what I think could make a decent Boba Fett film. I’ve tried my best to keep the events as ‘in canon’ as possible. Title Card: By the age of 21, Boba Fett was one of the most notorious Bounty Hunters among the criminal Underworld, finding work with some ofContinue reading “Speculation: Boba Fett – A Star Wars Story”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XI – The Stand-Alone Kerfuffle

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I talk about the rumours from last week and give my thoughts on the best way to release the future Star Wars Stand-Alone films. You can e-mail the show at lifedebtpodcast@outlook.com And if you are aContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XI – The Stand-Alone Kerfuffle”

#Toy Tuesday: Lego AT-ST (Readers Choice Winner)

When the first wave of Rogue One sets were announced I did have to wonder why Lego were putting out an AT-ST set. When I saw the film I got it. One AT-ST in the Jedha street skirmish. The set has now been retired to make way for the updated First Order AT-ST from TheContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday: Lego AT-ST (Readers Choice Winner)”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Clone Wars Season 1: Disc 1

Rather than write about The Clone Wars episodes individually or by story-arc, I have decided to review it by disc as they are in the Blu-Ray Box Set releases. In this post the episodes I will be talking about are Ambush, the Malevolence Story-Arc, Rookies, Downfall of a Droid and Duel of the Droids. Ambush,Continue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Clone Wars Season 1: Disc 1”

#Solo Sunday – Most Wanted: A Solo Book Review

Warning – Spoilers about Star Wars: Most Wanted and Solo: A Star Wars Story are in this post. ‘Star Wars: Most Wanted’ is the Young Adult Prequel to ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ written by Rae Carson. It is set not long before the events of the scenes on Corellia, a year before at mostContinue reading “#Solo Sunday – Most Wanted: A Solo Book Review”

Fett, Phasma and Nest: Cool Costumes! Is that it?

Solo Spoilers in this post. When we first see Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back he’s cool. He looks cool, he sounds cool and the guy is being told by Darth Vader, the baddest of bad-asses in the Galaxy to not disintegrate people. He makes us wonder who this character is. He tracks downContinue reading “Fett, Phasma and Nest: Cool Costumes! Is that it?”

Life Debt Podcast Episode X – Star Wars Moving Target Review

The latest episode of The Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. In this episode I review the fantastic Young Adult, Solo: A Star Wars Story tie-in novel, Star Wars: Moving Target by Rae Carson. Thank you for visiting My Star Wars Life Debt. If you have enjoyed this blog,Continue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode X – Star Wars Moving Target Review”

#Toy Tuesday – Lego Vader’s Transformation

I’ll be honest, I was quite disappointed by this set. It was one that I wanted to get when it was announced. It looked cool and the selection of mini-figs was pretty good. Darth Vader, injured Anakin Skywalker and Darth Sidious. It even comes with two very screen accurate buildable medical droid figures. And £19.99Continue reading “#Toy Tuesday – Lego Vader’s Transformation”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Clone Wars (2008)

Released in the Summer of 2008, after two of the best comic book films ever were released, The Clone Wars came and went with very little fan-fare. This was during my period of Star Wars apathy, so to speak and even though I kept reading about the animated series coming out I never jumped onContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Clone Wars (2008)”

#Solo Sunday: The Spoiler Filled Blog Series Part 3

If you haven’t seen Solo: A Star Wars then this is NOT the blog post you are looking for and move along to one of the many great, spoiler free blog posts here. I’ve not been subtle about my live of the film, in fact my two Solo podcasts were just full of adoration, theContinue reading “#Solo Sunday: The Spoiler Filled Blog Series Part 3”

Speculation: Kenobi/******** A Star Wars Story

First off I would like to thank the crew of the Star Wars Underworld for their Solo Reaction Podcast for inspiring this post. Secondly, Solo: A Star Wars Story SPOILERS AHEAD! Do not read if you don’t want spoilers. The SPOILERS start right after this sentence. In the Podcast they talk about the Maul cameoContinue reading “Speculation: Kenobi/******** A Star Wars Story”

Life Debt Podcast Episode IX – The Clone Wars Season One Appreciation

The latest episode of The Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. In this episode I sit down and ramble on about some of my highlights from my recent rewatch of The Clone Wars Season One. Thank you for visiting My Star Wars Life Debt. If you have enjoyed thisContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode IX – The Clone Wars Season One Appreciation”

#Toy Tuesday – Lego Carbon Freezing Chamber

I got this set as a gift for my Birthday in 2016. It was the first set from the Original Trilogy that I got and what more could I ask for, Boba Fett and Han Solo mini-figs, excellent. This set has now been retired but when it was released it was priced very reasonably atContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday – Lego Carbon Freezing Chamber”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Phantom Menace

To put this one into context a little, I rewatched The Phantom Menace on 19th May. Nineteen years since it was released in the US and Canada. Us Brits had to wait until 16th July. Talk about painful. I still remember the first time I saw it at the cinema and when I got itContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Phantom Menace”

#Solo Sunday: The Spoiler Filled Blog Series Part 2

If you haven’t seen Solo: A Star Wars then this is NOT the blog post you are looking for and move along to one of the many great, spoiler free blog posts here. I’ve not been subtle about my live of the film, in fact my two Solo podcasts were just full of adoration, theContinue reading “#Solo Sunday: The Spoiler Filled Blog Series Part 2”

Speculation: A Star Wars Story

In the past few months rumours have been piquing the interest of us Star Wars fans. In August last year a rumour circulated about a Kenobi film in pre-production with Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) rumoured to be directing. Around this time Ewan McGregor who has said since Disney bought Lucasfilm that he’d loveContinue reading “Speculation: A Star Wars Story”

Life Debt Podcast Episode VIII – Solo: The Fallout

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. In this episode I talk about the underperformance of Solo: A Star Wars Story before going on a rant about the toxic fans that are giving Star Wars fandom a bad reputation. Sorry. Thank you for visiting MyContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode VIII – Solo: The Fallout”

#Toy Tuesday – Lego Phantom II

Because I didn’t get into Lego until late 2015 I missed out on the initial wave of Rebels sets that came out, including The Ghost and Phantom I, which have both since been retired and cost a fortune on the secondary market, I’m eagerly waiting for a reissue or updated version of both sets. ButContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday – Lego Phantom II”

My Star Wars Life Part 16: Solo (Jan – May 2018)

Honestly, not a great deal has happened this year. I started the year as I have done the past few years, binge-reading new Star Wars Books. I blazed my way through Cobalt Squadron, Canto Bight, Shadows of The Empire (I had the urge to dip into the Legends timeline) and From A Certain Point ofContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 16: Solo (Jan – May 2018)”

#Solo Sunday: The Spoiler-Filled Blog Series – Part 1

If you haven’t seen Solo: A Star Wars then this is NOT the blog post you are looking for and move along to one of the many great, spoiler free blog posts here. I’ve not been subtle about my live of the film, in fact my two Solo podcasts were just full of adoration, theContinue reading “#Solo Sunday: The Spoiler-Filled Blog Series – Part 1”

My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 3 – Identites

Back in February of 2017, my wife and I went to London to visit family and to go to an exhibition at the O2 Arena. Star Wars Identities was in London and we had been given money for the tickets for Christmas. What better for my heavily pregnant wife to walk around one of theContinue reading “My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 3 – Identites”

#Toy Tuesday: Lego Imperial Patrol Battle Pack

My first Solo: A Star Wars Story Lego set. OK it’s the Imperial Battle Pack releases for the film but I’m still pretty excited for it. It’s a Battle Pack so its not a big build and its main focus is the mini-figs. As usual there are four in the set. An Imperial Officer, anContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday: Lego Imperial Patrol Battle Pack”

My Star Wars Life Part 15 – The Last Jedi

Oh 2017. What a year. The first few months were spent prepping for the baby, whose due date was 1st May. Now my wife’s family has a history for late babies and I was a month early… so I figured that our baby may be Kate but not as late as my wife and herContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 15 – The Last Jedi”

Solo: A SPOILER FREE Review

If you have listened to my reaction podcast (It’s right here if you haven’t) then you know I loved the film, if you could discern that in between the gushing praise and wow’s. Solo: A Star Wars Story is a love letter to the fans. It’s full of references to stuff from the Prequel andContinue reading “Solo: A SPOILER FREE Review”

My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 2.2 – Celebration 2016 (Saturday)

Buckle up baby, this is going to be a long one. I woke up at 2:30 and was in the queue by 3:15 (I got slightly lost). There I met my fellow queuers Carlos, Jonny (what a coincidence) and Craig. We waited, we chatted, we tried to get some sleep but it wasn’t happening. OneContinue reading “My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 2.2 – Celebration 2016 (Saturday)”

My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 2.1 – Celebration 2016 (Friday)

Buckle up baby, this is going to be a long one. For my 30th birthday, the gift-giving queen asked me what I wanted and after some thinking and a modicum of research, I asked for two day tickets for Star Wars Celebration 2016 in London and a T-Shirt and Badge Set, I got tickets forContinue reading “My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 2.1 – Celebration 2016 (Friday)”

#Toy Tuesday: Lego Millennium Falcon (2015)

This set is the one that dragged me back into the world of Star Wars Lego. The last set I had bought was in 2005, the Grievous Chase set with Obi-Wan on Boga and Grievous in his Wheel Bike. I had admired the Star Wars Lego from afar for ten years until I got theContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday: Lego Millennium Falcon (2015)”

My Star Wars Life Part 14 – Rogue One

2016 started with me reading Alan Dean Fosters novelisation of The Force Awakens and seeing it for the third time at the cinema, this time with my wife and her family. Over the next couple of months I binged on Star Wars books. The three Journey to the Force Awakens junior books were great fun,Continue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 14 – Rogue One”

My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 1 – Secret Cinema

Let’s be honest, 2015 was a massive year for us fans. And as my excitement for The Force Awakens grew, so did my book collection and as my birthday approached, my wife began plotting gifts. And bang, she knocked it out of the park, two tickets to the Secret Cinema: Empire Strikes Back. True toContinue reading “My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 1 – Secret Cinema”

Solo: One Week To Go

Spoiler Free Zone!!! With only one week to go until Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out my anticipation levels are very, very high. The only problem is, unlike the previous three cinematic instalments to the franchise, there is a longer gap between the premiere and general release. Meaning, the reviews are starting to comeContinue reading “Solo: One Week To Go”

#Toy Tuesday: Lego Luke’s Landspeeder (2017)

This set is quite special to me because of when I got it. Our daughter had just been born and my wife thought it would be nice to splurge a little bit, she bought herself some stuff and asked me what Lego I would like. So I gave her a list. The next day thisContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday: Lego Luke’s Landspeeder (2017)”

My Star Wars Life Part 13 – The Force Awakens

To say that I was excited for December would be an understatement. New Star Wars!!! Better than Christmas! I did my best to play it cool, but by March I couldn’t hold it any longer. I bought The Phantom Menace on DVD, finally and at the end of March, I took a week off work,Continue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 13 – The Force Awakens”

Speculation: What Will Lucasfilm Learn From the Sequel Trilogy for 10, 11 and 12?

When it comes to fan opinions, Star Wars fans are very vocal about ours, at times this can be good and lead to great conversation but other times it’s terrible, which leads to very opinionated fans barraging people who work on our beloved franchise with hate-tweets and not-so-constructive criticism about the direction they take aContinue reading “Speculation: What Will Lucasfilm Learn From the Sequel Trilogy for 10, 11 and 12?”

#Toy Tuesday: The Maul Pop! Vinyls

So far, Funko have released two Pop! Vinyl Darth Maul figures. One from Phantom Menace and the other from Rebels. The Phantom Menace Maul was released early in the Star Wars range of Pop! Vinyls and is a nice looking figure in the usual hero pose that Funko adopted for the early Pop! figures. ItContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday: The Maul Pop! Vinyls”

My Star Wars Life Part 12 – The Disney Acquisition

It was quiet. Too quiet. They announced a writer, Michael Arndt. He had written some films I liked. This was promising. The speculation on who would direct. Would they follow George Lucas’s original idea. Would we see the original characters in these new films? Will they follow the EU? A lot of people got itContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 12 – The Disney Acquisition”

My Star Wars Life Part 11 – The Dark Times

I’ll be honest. After Revenge of the Sith came out I went through a sort of Star Wars apathy. Every now and then I would watch the films and I kept up with rumours about the live action TV series and the proposed animated Clone Wars series. I didn’t keep up with the comics either.Continue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 11 – The Dark Times”

Speculation: Filoni’s Finale

Just so you know, I wrote this post a week ago prior to the announcement of Star Wars: Resistance on Thursday. I’ve decided to keep this post because it just shows how our speculation can be wrong and not get belligerent over it. Am I disappointed that the following theories are wrong? Not at all.Continue reading “Speculation: Filoni’s Finale”

Well I Got That Wrong Didn’t I!

Created by Dave Filoni and set before The Force Awakens, this new series will follow the adventures of Pilot Kazuda Xiono who is recruited by the Resistance and sent on a top secret spy mission. The series will feature new characters and also include fan favourites Poe Dameron, BB-8 and Captain Phasma. The series willContinue reading “Well I Got That Wrong Didn’t I!”

Toy Tuesday: Lego Ski Speeder

Every Tuesday I aim to write about/review a toy in my collection, be it Lego, Funko or a random action figure I will write about it. For the inaugural post, this is the Lego Ski-Speeder from the ‘Defence of Crait’ set released as part of the Winter 2018 wave of Star Wars Lego. “I don’tContinue reading “Toy Tuesday: Lego Ski Speeder”

My Star Wars Life Part 10 – Revenge of the Sith

So the run-up to the most anticipated film since Phantom Menace began. Like with Attack of the Clones, we were graced with preview figures for Revenge of the Sith. General Grievous was the one I bought, with removable cape, a blaster and a lightsaber. And the one purchase I couldn’t stop myself from making, Anakin’sContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 10 – Revenge of the Sith”

Review: Star Wars From A Certain Point Of View

I have finally finished this book. It has been tough going. I loved the idea behind the book, retelling A New Hope from the perspectives of background or minor characters. 40 stories for 40 years of Star Wars, another great idea. In execution, not exactly my cup of tea. Overall, the Mos Eisley sequence goesContinue reading “Review: Star Wars From A Certain Point Of View”

Fan Speculation: Fun Fandom or Dangerous Path

I thought that I had better address this before continuing with an idea I’ve had for some upcoming posts. Fan speculation. For years, as we watched the Original Trilogy, be it as far back as 1977 or as recent as 1999 (pre May) all of us Star Wars fans have speculated on what could/would happenContinue reading “Fan Speculation: Fun Fandom or Dangerous Path”

My Star Wars Life Part 9 – The Prequel Expansion

As life geared up towards the next round of government mandated exams I found great ways of avoiding the work. Game Cube was a great way, with Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron being my go-to Star Wars game of choice, soon followed by Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast and the Attack of the Clones tie-in StarContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 9 – The Prequel Expansion”

My Star Wars Life Part 8 – Attack of the Clones

2002 was a big year. I had my GCSE exams in the May/June period. Which was key Star Wars time. In the months leading to the film coming out there was the trailer which was mind-blowing. The merchandise which was plentiful, I got my first figure in the January, a preview figure of Jango Fett,Continue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 8 – Attack of the Clones”