‘Tis The Season To Build Lego 2021 – Day 2

The run-up to Christmas has arrived and with it the all important Advent Calendar. Once again, my Wife, the Saint, the Expert Gifter, the Gift-Giving Goddess has got me the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar and with it she has, once again, also given all of you dear readers 24 days of Blog Posts. DayContinue reading “‘Tis The Season To Build Lego 2021 – Day 2”

‘Tis The Season To Build Lego 2021 – Day 1

The run-up to Christmas has arrived and with it the all important Advent Calendar. Once again, my Wife, the Saint, the Expert Gifter, the Gift-Giving Goddess has got me the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar and with it she has, once again, also given all of you dear readers 24 days of Blog Posts. AndContinue reading “‘Tis The Season To Build Lego 2021 – Day 1”

Attack of the Clones Novelisation by R. A. Salvatore Review

As listeners of The Life Debt Podcast will know from last week, I recently finished reading the ‘Attack of the Clones’ Novelisation by R. A. Salvatore which was the culmination of my week long ‘Attack of the Clones’ binge where I watched the film, listened to the soundtrack a bunch and read the book, whichContinue reading “Attack of the Clones Novelisation by R. A. Salvatore Review”

Dark Horsing Around

When it was announced in September that Disney/Lucasfilm had withdrawn the Star Wars licence from IDW it came as a bit of a shock. IDW had been publishing the popular “all ages” title ‘Star Wars Adventures’ which featured stories from across all eras of the saga and written by some pretty big names in StarContinue reading “Dark Horsing Around”

The Life Debt PodCARst 2.0 Episode 2: Attack of the Clones Deep-Dive

Listen to the episode on your Podcatcher of choice or on Anchor.fm. This week I talk about some recent news before deep-diving into a bunch of aspects of ‘Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones’. Keep up with the Blog over to http://www.mystarwarslifedebt.com Visit the Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/LifeDebtBlogPod/ Follow me on Twitter @LifeDebtJonnyContinue reading “The Life Debt PodCARst 2.0 Episode 2: Attack of the Clones Deep-Dive”

#CollectionCorner – January 2022 Lego Reveals

I always like this time of year, just waiting to see who I need to hit-up for Amazon vouchers for Christmas so I can splurge on the new Lego wave. In the last few days, we’ve gotten confirmation on at least two sets coming out on 1st January and so far it’ll be a cheapContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – January 2022 Lego Reveals”

The Edge of Balance Volume One by Shima Shinya and Justina Ireland

‘The High Republic’ branches out into an new genre for its first Manga, written by Justina Ireland and Shima Shinya that tells a new story with a cast of new characters and some familiar villains. Set on the planet Banchi and following the adventures of Jedi Knight Lily Tora-Asi in the aftermath of the eventsContinue reading “The Edge of Balance Volume One by Shima Shinya and Justina Ireland”

The Life Debt PodCARst 2.0 Episode 1: Bit of a Sh*t Couple of Weeks

The Life Debt Podcast returns this week and what a week to return on. Listen to the episode on your Podcatcher of choice or on Anchor.fm. Directors not directing anymore (on Star Wars at least), teased footage/Sneak Peeks not happening and a giant freaking Lego Set that makes a Mini-Fig look like an ant (wellContinue reading “The Life Debt PodCARst 2.0 Episode 1: Bit of a Sh*t Couple of Weeks”

Disappointment+ Day

On 1st November, fandom got to see the first look at the upcoming series ‘The Book of Boba Fett’, as the excitement started to settle, a realisation occurred, Disney+ Day is just under two weeks away… We were already promised ‘Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett’, a documentary all about the most famousContinue reading “Disappointment+ Day”

And Another One Bites the Dust…

Josh Trank… James Mangold… Colin Trevorrow… Patty Jenkins… What do they all have in common? They got Star Wars cancelled. They all had a film in development and they either got let go (Trank and Trevorrow), it never came to fruition (Mangold) or it got put into the “indefinitely postponed” camp (Jenkins). But why doesContinue reading “And Another One Bites the Dust…”

Star Wars Visions: Ronin – A Visions Novel by Emma Mieko Candon Audiobook Spoiler Free Review

I’m just going to say it, ‘Ronin’ is a beautiful (audio)book. Set in an alternate timeline as part of the ‘Star Wars: Visions’ series, ‘Ronin’ adapts the first ‘Visions’ short, ‘The Duel’ and expands on the story, giving us a continuation of the Ronin’s adventure as well as backstory that really she’d light on theContinue reading “Star Wars Visions: Ronin – A Visions Novel by Emma Mieko Candon Audiobook Spoiler Free Review”

The Book of Boba Fett Trailer Thoughts

The hype train for ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ has left the station folks, thanks to that minute and a half of wonderful Temura Morrison filled content. When it comes to trailers for Star Wars content, at this point it’s not a way to get me hyped, I can do that all on my own,Continue reading “The Book of Boba Fett Trailer Thoughts”

The High Republic: Heart of the Drengir Part 3 Review

BOOM! The explosive final part of ‘Heart of the Drengir’ has landed (a couple of months ago) and boy did it not disappoint! The battle between the Jedi/Hutt Alliance and The Drengir reaches its peak just as Keeve and Orla arrive on Mulita. Avar Kriss has gone on alone to fight the lead Drengir andContinue reading “The High Republic: Heart of the Drengir Part 3 Review”

The High Republic: Heart of the Drengir Part 2 Review

Keeve Trennis is stuck inside the shared consciousness of The Drengir’s Root-Mind, lost and having visions of those she has met previously she encounters a Sith Lord who attacks her in the presence of four statues (which I’m 100% sure are the ones from ‘Into the Dark’). She wakes up from her vision and triesContinue reading “The High Republic: Heart of the Drengir Part 2 Review”

Bad Batching Episode 14: Return to Kamino/Kamino Lost

The Life Debt Podcast returns for another week and another two episodes of ‘The Bad Batch’ with ‘Return to Kamino’ and ‘Kamino Lost’. So stick some Star Wars podcast in those ears as I talk about the latest episode all about our favourite defective clones, and it’s right HERE for your convenience. Thank you forContinue reading “Bad Batching Episode 14: Return to Kamino/Kamino Lost”

Tempest Runner by Cavan Scott Audio-Drama Review

Set between ‘The Rising Storm’ and ‘Out of the Shadows’, ‘Tempest Runner’ switches the main perspective from the Jedi and Republic to The Nihil, specifically the Tempest Runner, Lourna Dee. Much like ‘Dooku: Jedi Lost’, Cavan Scott’s previous Audio-Drama, the narrative flits between the current storyline, here, focusing on the capture of Dee, her timeContinue reading “Tempest Runner by Cavan Scott Audio-Drama Review”

#CollectionCorner: Lego Imperial Armoured Marauder

In my house, when it comes to buying stuff we have a rule, “If you’re not sure then leave it.” This rule usually works out for us and the feeling of buyers regret quite a bit. However, with this set I went back and forth with myself on whether or not I really wanted it.Continue reading “#CollectionCorner: Lego Imperial Armoured Marauder”

Out of the Shadows by Justina Ireland Audiobook Review

Justina Ireland is busy. Just her recent Star Wars content alone is something to be in awe of, with ‘Out of the Shadows’, the YA entry to the second wave of ‘The High Republic: Phase One’ as well as ‘Edge of Balance’, the first Manga entry into ‘The High Republic’ and ‘War of the BountyContinue reading “Out of the Shadows by Justina Ireland Audiobook Review”

Bad Batching: Infested/War-Mantle

The Life Debt Podcast returns for another week and another two episodes of ‘The Bad Batch’ with ‘Infested’ and ‘War-Mantle’. So stick some Star Wars podcast in those ears as I talk about the latest episode all about our favourite defective clones, and it’s right HERE for your convenience. Thank you for visiting My StarContinue reading “Bad Batching: Infested/War-Mantle”

#CollectionCorner: Lego AT-AT Set Review

In terms of excitement and ‘The Razorcrest’ near desperation, the ‘AT-AT’ was always a set I wanted but could happily wait, which is why I didn’t rush to buy this set in its initial release, instead opting to wait for my birthday this year… And wait I did, as after another month and a halfContinue reading “#CollectionCorner: Lego AT-AT Set Review”

War of the Bounty Hunters Issue 2

Boba Fett finds his way into the Crimson Dawn party after encountering an old friend. Once disguised and inside, he tasks a new ally with a job and attempts to sabotage the party as the auction draws to an end, leading him into a chance encounter with Leia, Lando and Chewie as Darth Vader makesContinue reading “War of the Bounty Hunters Issue 2”

Doctor Aphra: War of the Bounty Hunters Part 2

After getting into the grand Crimson Dawn party, Aphra and Sana work to keep a low profile but after getting recognised by a disguised Clone Soldier and a failed attempt at jewellery theft, Aphra is blindsided by the arrival of Darth Vader. The bar is raised in this slow paced but equally tense issue asContinue reading “Doctor Aphra: War of the Bounty Hunters Part 2”

CollectionCorner – Sabine Wren Black Series Figure Review

Out of all the characters from ‘Star Wars: Rebels’, Sabine is the one who got some of the best character development throughout the whole series. The quick witted, teenage Mandalorian graffiti artist turned heads with her brightly coloured armour and explosive hobby which makes her more than perfect to be immortalised in 6” of plastic.Continue reading “CollectionCorner – Sabine Wren Black Series Figure Review”

Doctor Aphra: War of the Bounty Hunters Part 1

Aphra and Sana’s search for Ebann Drake comes to an unexpected end when they find the crew and clientele of The Opal Empress dead. Their search leads them to a swarm of vicious bugs and the terrifying Bounty Hunter, Durge. The first issue in Aphra’s story within ‘War of the Bounty Hunters’ doesn’t wow. InContinue reading “Doctor Aphra: War of the Bounty Hunters Part 1”

The High Republic: Heart of the Drengir Part 1

Holy s&@£! After breaking our hearts with Issue 5 and then in ‘The Rising Storm’, Cavan Scott starts to heal one of those brutally inflicted wounds. Set in the time period around Scott’s recent novel ‘The Rising Storm’ following the oft mentioned battle against the monstrous Drengir led by Avar Kriss and Myarga the Hutt.Continue reading “The High Republic: Heart of the Drengir Part 1”

Bad Batching Episode 11 – Devil’s Deal

The Life Debt Podcast returns for another week and another episode of ‘The Bad Batch’ with the latest episode ‘Devil’s Deal’. So stick some Star Wars podcast in those ears as I talk about the latest episode all about our favourite defective clones, and it’s right HERE for your convenience. Thank you for visiting MyContinue reading “Bad Batching Episode 11 – Devil’s Deal”

The High Republic – Where’s the Merch?

In 1996, Lucasfilm tried something that was pretty ballsy at the time, so ballsy in fact that it has left an impression on fans the world over. They released a movie… without the movie. ‘Shadows of the Empire’ was a phenomenon, a cross-media event that told the story between ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘ReturnContinue reading “The High Republic – Where’s the Merch?”

Race to Crashpoint Tower by Daniel José Older SPOILER FREE Audiobook Review

Jedi Padawan, Ram Jomaram is much more at home in the garage tinkering with machines than meditating and his craftiness with electronics is required when, in the run up to ‘The Republic Fair’ on his homeworld of Valo when a long range communications array at Crashpoint Tower is damage by Nihil raiders, leading Ram onContinue reading “Race to Crashpoint Tower by Daniel José Older SPOILER FREE Audiobook Review”

The High Republic Adventures Issue 5 Review

The junk Moon, Quantxi, becomes a battlefield between the few Jedi and the Nihil as Zeen and Krix finally come face-to-face for the first time since they separated on Trymant. Daniel José Older brings the first arc of his ‘High Republic Adventures’ to an exciting end as ‘The High Republic’ prepares to enter its secondContinue reading “The High Republic Adventures Issue 5 Review”

Bad Batching Episode 10 – Common Ground

The Life Debt Podcast returns for another week and another episode of ‘The Bad Batch’ with the latest episode ‘Common Ground’. So stick some Star Wars podcast in those ears as I talk about the latest episode all about our favourite defective clones, and it’s right HERE for your convenience. Thank you for visiting MyContinue reading “Bad Batching Episode 10 – Common Ground”

#CollectionCorner – Chopper (C1-10P) Black Series Figure Review

Whilst Hasbro have had a hit-and-miss success rate of getting figures to look like their on-screen counterparts (just look at every Poe Dameron figure ever), Droids, Troopers, masked characters have always looked amazing This is Chopper’s second ‘Black Series’ release, and this is a repack of the first, with the same accessories and base thatContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Chopper (C1-10P) Black Series Figure Review”

Star Wars: The High Republic – The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott Book Review (SPOILER FREE)

There are very few books in the world (that I have read) that, when I finished them I closed the book and just sat for a moment wondering “What will I do now?” The last time it happened what back in early 2017 when I finished Stephen King’s ‘It’. That’s how rare it is forContinue reading “Star Wars: The High Republic – The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott Book Review (SPOILER FREE)”

Darth Vader: War of the Bounty Hunters Part 1 Review

After successfully thwarting Booka’s attempt to kill him, Vader uses the Hutt to gain access to Hutt Space and a Droid Gang’s base to find the lost Carbonite clad Han Solo, only to come up against IG-88 and Bokka’s own weapons. A return to form for the ‘Darth Vader’ series. Vader kicks some serious DroidContinue reading “Darth Vader: War of the Bounty Hunters Part 1 Review”

#CollectionCorner – Hera Syndulla Black Series Figure Review

Whilst you could say that making a life-like figure based on an animated character could be hard to do, an easier thing would be to translate an animated alien character to a life-like action figure. A “life-like” Hera Syndulla has been done before. This is her second outing as a Black Series figure, we haveContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Hera Syndulla Black Series Figure Review”

Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Part 1

After getting the location of Han Solo, now in the possession of Crimson Dawn, Leia, Chewie, Lando, Lobot and C-3PO head to the meeting, with Lando taking the opportunity to do some dealings of his own. Soule kicks off the main titles ‘War of the Bounty Hunters’ storyline and it’s already go intrigue, shady dealings,Continue reading “Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Part 1”

The High Republic Adventures Issue 4 Review

Jedi and Nihil forces clash as Marchion Ro uses Krix to contact Zeen, who takes a Jedi ship and goes to meet her friend, Lula, Farzala and Qort take one last Jedi Vector and follow their new companion. With another stellar issue of ‘High Republic Adventures’, Daniel José Older continues to bring us an amazingContinue reading “The High Republic Adventures Issue 4 Review”

Bad Batching Episode 8 – Reunion

The Life Debt Podcast returns for another week and another episode of ‘The Bad Batch’ with the latest episode ‘Reunion’. So stick some Star Wars podcast in those ears as I talk about the latest episode all about our favourite defective clones, and it’s right HERE for your convenience. Thank you for visiting My StarContinue reading “Bad Batching Episode 8 – Reunion”

Doctor Aphra: War of the Bounty Hunters – Prelude Review

Aphra and Sana do what they can to thwart Vukorah’s hostage plot and fulfil their promise to Domina Tagge whilst Lucky and Ariole discover a plot against The Sixth Kin. Doctor Aphra’s entry into the ‘War of the Bounty Hunters’ is more of a fizzle than a bang in, much like the Darth Vader: WarContinue reading “Doctor Aphra: War of the Bounty Hunters – Prelude Review”

Spectre of the Past by Timothy Zahn Audiobook Review

Note: This review of of the abridged version of the audiobook. After disturbing information about a planets destruction comes to light the peace within the New Republic becomes frayed thanks to a plot from within the Imperial Remnant whilst the Imperial leaders debate a surrender to the New Republic in a bid to end theContinue reading “Spectre of the Past by Timothy Zahn Audiobook Review”

Darth Vader: War of the Bounty Hunters – Prelude

After learning of his Master’s plans on Exogol, Vader undergoes severe repairs and prepares to enter the War of the Bounty Hunters. Returning to the medical centre where Vader was originally put into the suit, Palpatine orders the workers to repair the damaged Vader who chooses to undergo the procedure without pain relief, allowing himContinue reading “Darth Vader: War of the Bounty Hunters – Prelude”

Bad Batching Episode 7: Battle Scars

The Life Debt Podcast returns for another week and another episode of ‘The Bad Batch’ with the latest episode ‘Battle Scars’. So stick some Star Wars podcast in those ears as I talk about the latest episode all about our favourite defective clones, and it’s right HERE for your convenience. Thank you for visiting MyContinue reading “Bad Batching Episode 7: Battle Scars”

#CollectionCorner – Kanan Jarrus Black Series Figure Review

When I decided that ‘The Black Series’ figures were something I was going to get into, I spent some time figuring out where to start other than a Rey and Kylo from each of the Sequel Trilogy as well as a Han Solo from ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ and a the Jedi Master LukeContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Kanan Jarrus Black Series Figure Review”

My Top Star Wars Moments 12

After finding out how to locate Moff Gideon’s Light Cruiser thanks to Mayfeld, Mando sends a message to Gideon that is WORD FOR WORD what Gideon said to Mando, Cara an Greef when he was first introduced (and another of My Top Star Wars Moments). As soon as the holo appears, we all knew thatContinue reading “My Top Star Wars Moments 12”

Star Wars Issue 13: War of the Bounty Hunters – Prelude Review

The ‘War of the Bounty Hunters’ arrives is the flagship title as Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca and the Droids travel to Nar Shaddaa and meet a familiar face whilst trying to locate Boba Fett and Han Solo. With the ‘War of the Bounty Hunters’ crossover event ramping up, the ‘Prelude’ issues from the main titles areContinue reading “Star Wars Issue 13: War of the Bounty Hunters – Prelude Review”

Bad Batching Episode 6 – Decommissioned

The Life Debt Podcast returns for another week (just a day late) and another episode of ‘The Bad Batch’ with the latest episode ‘Decommissioned’. So stick some Star Wars podcast in those ears as I talk about the latest episode all about our favourite defective clones, and it’s right HERE for your convenience. Thank youContinue reading “Bad Batching Episode 6 – Decommissioned”

My Top Star Wars Moments 11

For me, 2016 was the year of the bad-ass Vader. He throws down against Ahsoka in ‘Twilight of the Apprentice’, the season finale of ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Season 2, lost half his mask and walked away from the destruction of the Sith Temple on Malachor. Not to mention the amazing moment where we hear bothContinue reading “My Top Star Wars Moments 11”

Doctor Aphra: The Engine Job Part 4

After last issues ridiculous cliffhanger and a very misleading cover for this issue, this is probably my least favourite issue of this series. After their obvious survival, Aphra and Sana return to the bar to find everyone dead. They decide that their best course of action is to go to Midarr and get the hyperdriveContinue reading “Doctor Aphra: The Engine Job Part 4”

Bad Batching Episode 5: Rampage

The Life Debt Podcast returns for another week (just a day late) and another episode of ‘The Bad Batch’ with the latest episode ‘Rampage’. So stick some Star Wars podcast in those ears as I talk about the latest episode all about our favourite defective clones, and it’s right HERE for your convenience. Thank youContinue reading “Bad Batching Episode 5: Rampage”

#CollectionCorner Lando Calrissian ‘The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary’ Black Series Review

“Hello, what have we here?” When I dove into ‘The Black Series’ figures and started getting the 40th Anniversary series for ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ I debated buying the Lando figure. Had to had not long released a Lando from ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, which looked pretty good in terms of the sculpt and theContinue reading “#CollectionCorner Lando Calrissian ‘The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary’ Black Series Review”

My Top Star Wars Moments 10

As my introduction to Giancarlo Esposito as an actor, this moment was mind-blowing. Having not watched ‘Breaking Bad’, the show he was best known for at the time, I had no idea how amazing an actor he is. He’s so good in his brief scenes in Season 1 of ‘The Mandalorian’ that I started watchingContinue reading “My Top Star Wars Moments 10”

The High Republic: There is No Fear Part 5 Review

Just when I didn’t think last month’s issue could be topped, Cavan Scott and his team absolutely smash it it with this issue. With the Drengir attacking The Starlight Beacon and The Hutt Cartel attacking the Jedi on Sedri Minor, it all looks a bit hopeless for the Jedi. But when the Drengir attack theContinue reading “The High Republic: There is No Fear Part 5 Review”

The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray Book Review

After what felt like an eternity, I have finally finished Claudia Gray’s inaugural entry into ‘The High Republic’ series. The first YA novel of the series ‘Into the Dark’ never feels like a YA novel, and only really falls into that genre because of the age of the main protagonists, Reath Silas and Affie Hollow,Continue reading “The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray Book Review”

My Top Star Wars Moments 9

Say what you will about ‘The Rise of Skywalker’, many already have and still do in the deep, dark realms of social media, but if even the most staunchest of haters doesn’t have even a tiny glimmer of emotion at the moment then I don’t know what to say. The build-up to this moment isContinue reading “My Top Star Wars Moments 9”

The High Republic Adventures Issue 3 Review

In a change of pace from the previous issues, Older gives us a look at the aftermath of the attack on Bralanak City as Zeen and Krix start on their new paths. We learn that Zeen and Krix have been communicating with each other using the Com-Links that Yoda gave them in the previous issue.Continue reading “The High Republic Adventures Issue 3 Review”

Bad Batching Episode 3: Replacements/Yub Nubbin: Cries of the Trees

Bad Batching returns after another amazing episode of ‘The Bad Batch’ called ‘Replacements’. And as a bonus treat to tantalise your ear-buds, the first episode of ‘The Life Debt Podcast: Yub Nubbin’ is included to whet your appetite for the Early Access show on Patreon, starting in June. So if you like what you hearContinue reading “Bad Batching Episode 3: Replacements/Yub Nubbin: Cries of the Trees”

Darth Vader: Into the Fire Part 6

After finally reaching Exogol, Palpatine tests Vader once again to determine whether he is still worthy of being a Sith Apprentice as Vader learns of his Master’s secret plans. Questions get answered in this issue, we learn more about Palpatine’s master plan on Exogol than any of the material published around ‘The Rise of Skywalker’Continue reading “Darth Vader: Into the Fire Part 6”

Thrawn Ascendency: Greater Good Audiobook Review (SPOILER FREE)

Firstly, before I get started, I would like to thank Penguin Random House for sending a copy of this book for review. Secondly I’d like to complain to Royal Mail for said book not arriving at all, which is why I got the Audiobook on Audible (thanks to having some spare credits). Anyway, time toContinue reading “Thrawn Ascendency: Greater Good Audiobook Review (SPOILER FREE)”

War of the Bounty Hunters: Alpha

Marvel’s big Star Wars Crossover Event has arrived folks, and with a Charles Soule sized bang that means only one thing. It’s f@&#%*g amazing. Boba Fett is bringing the Carbon-Frozen Han Solo to Jabba’s the Hutt but something is going wrong with the Crime Lords soon-to-be favourite decoration, leading Boba to Nar Shaddaa to visitContinue reading “War of the Bounty Hunters: Alpha”

Bad Batching 2: Cut and Run

The Life Debt Podcast series four has returned and this week we get a great fun episode that I loved talking about on the latest episode. The second episode is out NOW, where I share my thoughts on the the latest episode of the series. You can find the episode on most major Podcatchers, orContinue reading “Bad Batching 2: Cut and Run”

Doctor Aphra: The Engine Job Part 3

On their search for a Nihil Hyperdrive Engine, Aphra and Sana come across a whole bunch of old Nihil ships, and of course, trouble. I’m not going to lie to you folks, but I’ve been really looking forward to this issue but had to wait to get it but was it worth the wait? Absolutely.Continue reading “Doctor Aphra: The Engine Job Part 3”