My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 3 Disc 2 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 reviewing are ‘Evil Plans’, ‘Hunt for Ziro’, ‘Heroes on Both Sides’ and ‘Pursuit of Peace’. Evil Plans ThisContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 3 Disc 2 Part 1”

#Collection Corner- Lego Tantive IV (Part 1)

Lego’s big May the Fourth set this year was announced at Celebration Chicago, the large scale (but not UCS) Tantive IV and damn, did it look good! It became one of those sets I craved, and not only for the Bail Organa mini-fig (but Lego Jimmy Smith, hells yeah), and as I had just startedContinue reading “#Collection Corner- Lego Tantive IV (Part 1)”

Poe Dameron Vol. 3 – Legend Lost

Writer – Charles Soule Artists – Frank D’Armata (7) and Arif Prianto (14 – 19) Charles Soule continues Poe’s adventures, this volume jumping back to Issue 7 where Poe takes an unprecedented day off and goes to visit an old friend, a former New Republic Navy pilot turned Investigative Journalist called Suralinda who claims toContinue reading “Poe Dameron Vol. 3 – Legend Lost”

Poe Dameron Vol. 2 – The Gathering Storm

Writer- Charles Soule Art – Phil Noto The Adventures of Poe Dameron continue in the second collected volume that spans issues 8 – 13 and follows Poe on a mission with BB-8, flight tech Oddy Muva and the Resistance Spy-Master, C-3PO to the planet Kaddak where one of 3PO’s spies has some information pertaining toContinue reading “Poe Dameron Vol. 2 – The Gathering Storm”

#Collection Corner – Duel on Starkiller Base Lego

Those bricks just keep on coming, and this week I dive into a small but rather great set that many moons ago I wrote a blog post about a leaked image, and now, thanks to my Wife and Daughter for Fathers Day I have the Duel on Starkiller Base set, based on the climactic duelContinue reading “#Collection Corner – Duel on Starkiller Base Lego”

#Collection Corner – 20th Anniversary Snowspeeder

The 20th Anniversary Building marathon has come to an end with this set. I intentionally left it for the end because it was one that I always wanted when it first came out in 1999 but never picked up. The box is designed the same as the previous 20th Anniversary wave, in black and silver,Continue reading “#Collection Corner – 20th Anniversary Snowspeeder”

#Collection Corner – 20th Anniversary Imperial Dropship

Only two sets to go before the 20th Anniversary Wave is complete. Well, make it one after this. After my disappointment with the Clone Scout Walker I was hesitant to crack on with this one, but gave it a go and was pleasantly surprised. I tend to only buy sets that have been featured inContinue reading “#Collection Corner – 20th Anniversary Imperial Dropship”

#Collection Corner – 20th Anniversary Clone Scout Walker

My 20th Anniversary Lego Build-A-Thon continues with the Clone Scout Walker. Originally released in 2005. Featured in ‘Revenge of the Sith’ prominently on Kashyyyk after Order 66 where the Clones are searching the battlefield. The box design follows the theme, and the replica mini-figure this time around is Darth Vader that I originally got withContinue reading “#Collection Corner – 20th Anniversary Clone Scout Walker”

#Collection Corner – 20th Anniversary Anakin’s Podracer

I managed to complete the 20th Anniversary Star Wars Lego wave thanks to family and friends monetary contributions of Birthday cash, which was great, and after finishing ‘Slave 1’ I turned to the pile of unbuilt sets and picked up the first in the pile. Ironically, as I am currently re-reading the novelisation of ‘TheContinue reading “#Collection Corner – 20th Anniversary Anakin’s Podracer”

Poe Dameron Vol. 1 – Black Squadron

Writer – Charles Soule Artist – Phil Noto To say that I was excited for this series when it was first announced would be an understatement. I loved Poe in ‘The Force Awakens’ and to get his own comic series set before the events of the film was like a dream come true. This volumeContinue reading “Poe Dameron Vol. 1 – Black Squadron”

#Collection Corner – 20th Anniversary Slave 1

Happy Birthday to me! Once again, like it is every year, the end of May heralded the anniversary of my birth, and in the traditional fashion, gifts were bestowed upon me. Mostly various means of currency with which more items shall be purchased (probably Lego… in fact most definitely Lego). But of course, there wasContinue reading “#Collection Corner – 20th Anniversary Slave 1”

Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed Book Review

WARNING! THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Firstly, I would like to thank Penguin Random House for sending a copy of ‘Alphabet Squadron’ for review. When it was announced that Alexander Freed was writing a novel about a squadron of pilots set after Return of the Jedi I was extremely excited andContinue reading “Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed Book Review”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 3 Disc 1 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 reviewing are Clone Cadets, Arc Troopers, Supply Lines and Sphere of Influence. Clone Cadets Chronologically, this episode comesContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 3 Disc 1 Part 1”

Life Debt Podcast LVI – Clusterfudge 4: The Rise of Clusterfudge

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I talk about the Star Wars Celebration news, my thoughts on the Dark Side, inspired by @Wtforceshow, rumoured ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Lego sets and ‘The Phantom Menace’ novelisation by Terry Brooks as well as aContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast LVI – Clusterfudge 4: The Rise of Clusterfudge”

Life Debt Podcast Episode LIII – Vanity Fair Enough

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the release of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’, I talk about those Vanity Fair pictures and articles and another segment of ‘Parenting 1138’. Don’t forget you can purchase TheContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode LIII – Vanity Fair Enough”

Dooku: Jedi Lost by Cavan Scott – Audiodrama Review

SPOILERS AHEAD! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Dooku has always been an interesting character. He is our introduction to the idea that Jedi could leave the Order, he is a political beast and a master manipulator, he is also incredibly strong in the Force. But not much was known about his life prior to the eventsContinue reading “Dooku: Jedi Lost by Cavan Scott – Audiodrama Review”

Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 3 – The Shu-Torun War

Writer – Kieron Gillen Artists – Lenil Yu and Salvador Larroca Colourists – Jason Kieth and Edgar Delgado The third graphic novel of Kieron Gillen’s series contains the Darth Vader Annual, which is set before the events of of ‘Vader Down’ and sets the events of the Shu-Torun storyline into motion when Vader wipes outContinue reading “Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 3 – The Shu-Torun War”

Star Wars: Vol. 3 – Rebel Jail

Writers – Kieron Gillen and Jason Aaron Artists – Angel Unzueta, Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan Colourists – Paul Mounts and Sunny Gho Volume 3 – Rebel Jail consists of the first Star Wars: Annual and issue 15, which is an Obi-Wan adventure, which I will look at sometime in the future, and issues 16Continue reading “Star Wars: Vol. 3 – Rebel Jail”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Bloodline by Claudia Grey

If you haven’t read Bloodline by Claudia Grey then tread lightly because there are SPOILERS ahead. You have been warned. When Bloodline was announced I was immediately excited. I had loved Claudia Grey’s previous entry into the Star Wars Canon, the Young Adult novel ‘Lost Stars’, a book I bought just because it was StarContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Bloodline by Claudia Grey”

Star Wars/Darth Vader Crossover: Vader Down

Writers – Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen Artists – Mike Deodato and Salvador Larroca Colourists – Frank Martin Jr. and Edgar Delgado In the first crossover event from the Star Wars side of Marvel we get the Darth Vader we have wanted to see since we first saw him walk into the Tantive IV. VaderContinue reading “Star Wars/Darth Vader Crossover: Vader Down”

Star Wars Celebration – Friday, Episode IX, Hasbro and Vader Immortal

If nothing else happened at Star Wars Celebration yesterday other than the ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ panel then I think the day would have been a phenomenal success. But we did get more stuff. Aside from the smaller panels and the Podcast stage we got a few other tidbits to whet our appetites.Continue reading “Star Wars Celebration – Friday, Episode IX, Hasbro and Vader Immortal”

#Collection Corner – Lego Death Star Escape

Sometimes a set gets announced and you feel the need to buy it and don’t know why? This was how I felt about this set for a while and finally got it. I suppose it’s to placate my wanton desire to one day own the complete ‘Death Star’ set, just waiting for a slight dropContinue reading “#Collection Corner – Lego Death Star Escape”

#Collection Corner – Funko Pop! The Finn Collection

When Funko got the license for Star Wars they landed on a goldmine. Like Hasbro (and Kenner back in the day) they could make figures of so many different characters in so many different costumes. Just look at Luke in ‘A New Hope’, he has the farmboy outfit, the poncho, the Stormtrooper armour, the farmboyContinue reading “#Collection Corner – Funko Pop! The Finn Collection”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XL – No Escape From My Colossal Resistance Thoughts

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I fly without a co-pilot and head to Castellon for the last time to talk about Star Wars: Resistance – No Escape (Part 2)’ and I throw some theories into the ether for what we couldContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XL – No Escape From My Colossal Resistance Thoughts”

Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 2 – Shadows and Secrets

Written by Kieron Gillen Art by Salvador Larroca Colouring by Edgar Delgado The Vader series continues at an astonishing pace in the second volume where Vader uses Aphra and her ties to the underworld to sabotage an Imperial shipment of credits and foil a series of investigations by his rivals for the Emperor’s favour. VaderContinue reading “Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 2 – Shadows and Secrets”

#Collection Corner – Rebels Pop! Vinyl The Inquisitors

When ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ started were introduced to a group of Dark Side users who were led by Vader and helped him hunt down the remaining Jedi, in the series they were known as The Inquisitors. Through Seasons One and Two we met four of them. Season One introduced us to The Grand Inquisitor whoContinue reading “#Collection Corner – Rebels Pop! Vinyl The Inquisitors”

Star Wars: Vol. 2 – Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon

Writer – Jason Aaron Artist – Stuart Immonen Inker – Wade Von Grawbadger Colourist – Justin Ponsor Whilst this volume covers Issues 7 – 12 I will be focusing on Issues 8 – 12 and will cover Issue 7 at a later date. ‘Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon’ follows directly after the end of theContinue reading “Star Wars: Vol. 2 – Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon”

#Collection Corner – Captain Phasma Pop! Vinyl Comparison

Whilst my last ‘comparison’ was a little one-sided, this time around its being done a lot fairer. These two figures came out months apart. The first as part of the first ‘Force Friday’ even in 2015 as part of the first merchandise push for ‘The Force Awakens’. The second was a Smuggler’s Bounty exclusive fromContinue reading “#Collection Corner – Captain Phasma Pop! Vinyl Comparison”

#Collection Corner – Boba Fett Pop! Vinyl Comparison

As far as regular Boba Fett Funko Pop! Vinyl figures go I have managed to get hold of two out of three (I’m not counting the recent Smuggler’s Bounty Movie Moment from Bespin) and I’ve not been able to get the ‘Holiday Special’ White Armour Fett. But I have managed to get my hands onContinue reading “#Collection Corner – Boba Fett Pop! Vinyl Comparison”

Star Wars: Vol. 1 – Skywalker Strikes

Writer – Jason Aaron Artist – John Cassaday Colourist – Laura Martin Let’s just set the scene. Early 2015. Star Wars Issue 1 arrives. I bought it. I devoured it. I had a complaint. Why is Luke facing Vader? I really didn’t like that aspect of the story (I have grown to accept its placeContinue reading “Star Wars: Vol. 1 – Skywalker Strikes”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 2 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 Death Trap, R2 Come Home and Lethal Trackdown. Death Trap follows young Boba Fett whoContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 2 Disc 3 Part 2”

#Collection Corner – Lego Yoda’s Hut

I’ve been interested in this set for a while, the dirty R2-D2 and the Jedi Training Luke Skywalker mini-fig are great looking figures and the price isn’t bad for the piece count, £25.99 for 229 pieces is pretty good, but the timing never felt right. Either there were better deals or I just didn’t haveContinue reading “#Collection Corner – Lego Yoda’s Hut”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 2 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 Cat and Mouse, Bounty Hunters, The Zillo Beast and The Zillo Beast Strikes Back. CatContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 2 Disc 3 Part 1”

#Collection Corner -Lego Snoke’s Throne Room

When this set was initially announced I was in two minds about it. The set itself looks cool but the fact that there were only two mini-figs that were new (Praetorian Guards) kind of put me off. I already had the Rey, Kylo and Snoke figures from the first wave of ‘The Last Jedi’ sets.Continue reading “#Collection Corner -Lego Snoke’s Throne Room”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp

I’ve been on a bit of a Vader kick recently. Built Vader’s Castle, bought a tonne of Vader comics, levelled Vader up on Battlefront 2 quite a bit and the first book I’ve read this year (I’m writing this on 6th Jan). I first read this in 2015 when I was on a huge StarContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp”

#Collection Corner – Lego Vader’s Castle

When this set was first announced last October and and made available for pre-order, I instantly sent the link to my wife under the banner ‘Christmas Please’. The timing was perfect with Vader’s Castle being a hot topic in two comics’ series (I wasn’t collecting them at the time but keep an eye out forContinue reading “#Collection Corner – Lego Vader’s Castle”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Dark Disciple by Christie Golden

What a great novel! From Katie Lucas’ introduction to the final sentence this book is fantastic. Originally written by Katie Lucas as two four part arcs set during The Clone Wars, Seasons Six and Seven the story follows Quinlan Vos, an unorthodox Jedi Master, who is sent by the Jedi Council to assassinate Count Dooku.Continue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Dark Disciple by Christie Golden”

#Collection Corner – Lego T-65 X-Wing (2018)

As some of my older readers may know, I got my first Star Wars Lego set in 1999 and it was the X-Wing. At the time it was the best thing ever. Screen accuracy meant nothing to me. I had a Lego X-Wing and that was all that mattered. Fast forward to 2016, my LegoContinue reading “#Collection Corner – Lego T-65 X-Wing (2018)”

Star Wars Battlefront 2: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden

As I have been slowly making my way through the game I have been re-reading the tie-in novel ‘Battlefront 2: Inferno Squad’ by Christie Golden. I can honestly say I was looking forward to this book when it was first announced. The promise of details on life as an Imperial Agent was intriguing to meContinue reading “Star Wars Battlefront 2: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden”

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 12 – Discoveries

As I have recently gotten back into gaming after getting a new XBox One S I’ve gone and gotten back into Battlefront 2 in a big bad way. There will be spoilers for the game so be warned if you haven’t played it yet. The result of this is I will now do some writingContinue reading “Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 12 – Discoveries”

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 11 – Until Ashes

As I have recently gotten back into gaming after getting a new XBox One S I’ve gone and gotten back into Battlefront 2 in a big bad way. There will be spoilers for the game so be warned if you haven’t played it yet. The result of this is I will now do some writingContinue reading “Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 11 – Until Ashes”

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 10 – The Battle of Jakku

As I have recently gotten back into gaming after getting a new XBox One S I’ve gone and gotten back into Battlefront 2 in a big bad way. There will be spoilers for the game so be warned if you haven’t played it yet. The result of this is I will now do some writingContinue reading “Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 10 – The Battle of Jakku”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 2 Disc 2 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 The Mandalore Plot, Voyage of Temptation, Duchess of Mandalore and Senate Murders. The Mandalore PlotContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 2 Disc 2 Part 2”

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 9 – Cache Grab

As I have recently gotten back into gaming after getting a new XBox One S I’ve gone and gotten back into Battlefront 2 in a big bad way. There will be spoilers for the game so be warned if you haven’t played it yet. The result of this is I will now do some writingContinue reading “Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 9 – Cache Grab”

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 8: Under Covered Skies

As I have recently gotten back into gaming after getting a new XBox One S I’ve gone and gotten back into Battlefront 2 in a big bad way. There will be spoilers for the game so be warned if you haven’t played it yet. The result of this is I will now do some writingContinue reading “Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 8: Under Covered Skies”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Rogue One

On New Years Eve 2015, having a meal with my in-laws, we were counting down the days until birthdays, the following Christmas and other fun stuff. I worked it out, there was 351 days until the next Star Wars film, which of course was ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’. From the announcement, Rogue OneContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Rogue One”

Star Wars: Resistance – Mid-Season Thoughts

When I make the following claim I pray that the Lords of Star Wars fandom don’t come and take my membership card. Star Wars: Resistance is the first of the three animated series I have watched from the beginning on TV. I wasn’t able to do so with Clone Wars or Rebels due to notContinue reading “Star Wars: Resistance – Mid-Season Thoughts”

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 7: General Distress

As I have recently gotten back into gaming after getting a new XBox One S I’ve gone and gotten back into Battlefront 2 in a big bad way. There will be spoilers for the game so be warned if you haven’t played it yet. The result of this is I will now do some writingContinue reading “Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 7: General Distress”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 2 Disc 2 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 Grievous Intrigue, The Deserter and Lightsaber Lost. In Grievous Intrigue, General Grievous captures Jedi MasterContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 2 Disc 2 Part 1”

Vader: Episode 1 – Shards of the Past Review

Over the last week or so the fandom has exploded with both love and hate for the new Star Wars fan-film ‘Vader: Shards of the Past Episode 1’, Directed by Danny Ramirez and Produced by ‘Star Wars Theory’ so I decided to take a look. If you haven’t seen it yet you can check itContinue reading “Vader: Episode 1 – Shards of the Past Review”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XXVIII – Where Plans Come To Some Sort of Fruition

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week my plans to finish the ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ commentary comes to an end, despite another cold and housework trying to get in my way. Don’t forget you can purchase The Life Debt Holiday SpecialContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XXVIII – Where Plans Come To Some Sort of Fruition”

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 6: Royalty

As I have recently gotten back into gaming after getting a new XBox One S this past week I’ve gone and gotten back into Battlefront 2 in a big bad way. There will be spoilers for the game so be warned if you haven’t played it yet. The result of this is I will nowContinue reading “Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 6: Royalty”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Force Awakens

How does one prepare to watch one of the most anticipated films ever? By binge-eating sweets, drinking coffee and hoping the butterflies in your stomach is actually nerves and not an inconvenient need to go for a poo when the film is mere moments away from starting. That was how I felt three years agoContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Force Awakens”

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 5: Outcasts

As I have recently gotten back into gaming after getting a new XBox One S this past week I’ve gone and gotten back into Battlefront 2 in a big bad way. There will be spoilers for the game so be warned if you haven’t played it yet. The result of this is I will nowContinue reading “Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 5: Outcasts”

#Collection Corner – Rebels Pop! Vinyl Ghost Crew

When it was announced that we would be getting Star Wars: Rebels Pop! Vinyl figures I was ecstatic. I wouldn’t say I was a Rebels fan from day one but once I finally started watching it around the time Season One finished I was hooked. It was one of the few times I ever pre-orderedContinue reading “#Collection Corner – Rebels Pop! Vinyl Ghost Crew”

‘Tis the Season to Build Lego – Day 9

The run-up to Christmas has arrived and with it the all important Advent Calendar. This year, my Wife, the Saint, the Expert Gifter, the Gift-Giving Goddess has bought me the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar and with it she has also given all of you dear readers 24 days of Blog Posts. Drumroll please… today’sContinue reading “‘Tis the Season to Build Lego – Day 9”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 2 Disc 1 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 Senate Spy, Landing at Point Rain, Weapons Factory, Legacy of Terror and Brain Invaders. SenateContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 2 Disc 1 Part 2”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XXVI – Where All Good Plans Go Wrong… Sort Of.

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I talk my way through an hour and fifty minutes of The Last Jedi but only recorded an hour (oops). The second part of the Commentary will be available in next weeks episode (I promise). Don’tContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XXVI – Where All Good Plans Go Wrong… Sort Of.”

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 4: The Storm

As I have recently gotten back into gaming after getting a new XBox One S this past week I’ve gone and gotten back into Battlefront 2 in a big bad way. There will be spoilers for the game so be warned if you haven’t played it yet. The result of this is I will nowContinue reading “Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 4: The Storm”

‘Tis The Season To Build Lego – Day 3

The run-up to Christmas has arrived and with it the all important Advent Calendar. This year, my Wife, the Saint, the Expert Gifter, the Gift-Giving Goddess has bought me the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar and with it she has also given all of you dear readers 24 days of Blog Posts. Today’s buildable treatContinue reading “‘Tis The Season To Build Lego – Day 3”