Why Isn’t Star Wars An Awesome Late-80s Anime?

Posted by Bob Muir on Mar 25, 2015 in Animation, Fandom, Star Wars

Star Wars: Tie Fighter

Look, Star Wars: Rebels is alright, but they could be doing something so much more stylized and interesting with the franchise, like Genndy Tartakovsky’s Star Wars: Clone Wars. They should be doing, say, a Star Wars cartoon that looks like a late-80s sci-fi anime, with detailed ships and dramatic shading. That’s what animator Paul Johnson has been working on for the last four years of weekends, and now he has finished his seven-minute short. Star Wars: Tie Fighter takes inspiration from the 1994 PC game of the same name and captures that dark, cool look of some classic anime like Gunbuster. Watch it and be amazed! Read more…

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Lego Reveals UCS TIE Fighter Model

Posted by Ben Huber on Feb 15, 2015 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars


It wasn’t that long ago that the Lego UCS Slave I came out, but Lego never stops. At the NY Toy Fair, Lego has revealed the Ultimate Collector’s Series TIE Fighter. With 1685 pieces, a TIE Fighter pilot, and of course, a display stand, the TIE Fighter model stands 18 1/2 inches tall and roughly 12 inches long and wide! This would definitely make a great desk piece. Lego also released their usual designer video, with a look at all the little features and pieces included. And here’s a heads up: there are rumors that there will be a large Hoth Rebel Base set in October. UCS sets are always pretty well-done. I’m still waiting for a new UCS Millennium Falcon, so I don’t have to pay ridiculous after-market prices on the old model! Check out more TIE Fighter images below. Read more…

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