It's almost May 4th, as it "May the fourth (or Force) be with you" and Star Wars fans are getting ready to celebrate a big one, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the space opera (the original movie was released May 25, 1977. ) Japanese casual fashion brand Uniqlo is doing their part with a series of artist t-shirts, offered internationally. These got for $14.90 in America.
The Sith will be taking more revenge on Good Smile Company's Nendoroid figure line this June with a new super deformed figure of The Force Awakens bad boy Kylo Ren. This fifth Star Wars Nendoroid and second from Episode VII is on sale now. Get a look after thejump.
Bring down the Death Star with a caramel milkshake! Tokyo Disneyland has created special drinks themed to Rogue One to celebrate its release. Check out some of the delicious menu items you can get at Dreamers Lounge, including a one-day-only Pete's Dragon-themed dessert, after the jump!
The Rhythm Force Ukiyo-e Project is releasing a new set of hand-crafted, limited edition ukiyo-e prints featuring officially licensed likenesses of famous characters and vehicles from the Star Wars franchise. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japanese producer/distributor Toei is expected to announced that pretax profit likely jumped 44% to about 19 billion yen ($171 million) for the year ended March 31. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' helped with 3.7 billion yen in Japanese box office, plus strong goods sales. Japanese companies operating theaters, including Toei, Toho and Shochiku also recorded big boosts from the blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and to a lesser extent, Jurassic World.
With the assertion that the idea "works too well," fans have tried to fit footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers into the sort of patterns frequently seen in anime openings and set it all to the Flow music heard on the introduction to mecha series like Eureka 7 and Code Geass. See if you agree with the results after the jump.
Figure maker Kotobukiya has announced the launch of pre-orders for the Star Wars The Force Awakens Version Kylo Ren ARTFX+ Statue import. Selling for $69.99, the 1/10 scale figure is scheduled for July 2016. Get a look after the jump.