The Mandalorian Trailer Hits the Mark

By Nolan P. Smith The D23 Expo in Anaheim has brought us tons of exciting news, but for Star Wars fans, the one that is buzzing the most is The Mandalorian. The Disney+ original live-action series feature a mysterious new bounty hunter in a story set years after Return of the Jedi. From Jon Favreau,…Read moreRead more

Project C28: Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Reaction Video

By Noble Morris What’s up, world? Project C28 back with a reaction video on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Check it out, and let us know what you think of the trailer? Will it be better than Battlefront?

Temura Morrison Serenades at the Washington State Summer Con

By Jason R. Smith Temura Morrison, known for his roles in Star Wars, Aquaman, and more, took the mic and serenaded the crowd at the Washington State Summer Con 2019!

Washington State Summer Con Wows With Celebrities, Cosplay and More

By Jason R. Smith Photos by Adrienne Smith and Jason R. Smith There is one word to sum up our time at the Washington State Summer Con – wow! Taking place at the Washington State Fairgrounds, there is no shortage of space. From autograph alley to the vendor and artist section there is a huge…Read moreRead more

The Galaxy Awaits- The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Coming This November

By Staff Reports Dark Horse Books, Lucasfilm Ltd., Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts present The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The new book, which was created in close collaboration between the four companies, is a full-color, oversized hardcover volume that captures the design process of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a galaxy-spanning, action-adventure…Read moreRead more

Project C28 Brings You a Reaction Video to Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Trailer

Whoa! Project C28 here, and after the massive news on the new Star Wars film, I had to bring you a reaction video to the trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! What did you think about it? Hyped? Not? Let us know!

Star Wars Always: Topher Grace Edits All 10 Star Wars Films into One Mega Five Minute Trailer

By Nolan P. Smith In case you missed it, actor Topher Grace dropped one of the coolest videos to hit YouTube as he edited all 10 Star Wars films into one mega trailer, one that tells the story from a galaxy far, far away. A much watch, Grace does the franchise justice with this!

Jump to Hyperspace: The Hyperspace Game Mode Brings Greater Diversity to X-Wing

By Staff Reports “How long before you make the jump to lightspeed?”  –Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: A New Hope Hyperspace travel has been an integral part of the Star Wars galaxy since we first watched Luke Skywalker depart Tatooine aboard the Millennium Falcon. One moment, Luke was a farm boy stuck on a desert planet, and…Read moreRead more

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review- The Rise of an Outlaw

By Nolan P. Smith It just might be the most critically panned Star Wars film, and that was before it was even released. Mired with setbacks, reshoots and a new director, many expected the film to falter before it even attempts the jump to hyperspace. Now that it is officially in theaters, how did the…Read moreRead more

IDW Brings Big Exclusives And Debuts To WonderCon

By Staff Reports IDW Publishing is returning to one of Southern California’s favorite comic conventions– the one and only WonderCon! Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 23rd to March 25th, attendees can stop by and see the IDW crew at booth #1109 all weekend. Kick off your convention season with a show full…Read moreRead more

Bluefin Announces North American Release of Bandai Hobby’s Character Line of Star Wars Model Kits

By Staff Reports Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, brings the force to Star Wars fans and retailers as it announces the Star Wars Character Line of model kits from Bandai Hobby. The news of these highly anticipated new products follows Bluefin’s previous North…Read moreRead more

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review- Use Force When Necessary

By Nolan P. Smith The time has come. We have finally entered the next chapter in the modern Star Wars trilogy with The Last Jedi. With so much writing in this film, did it deliver? Spoilers abound if you keep reading. Did it recapture the magic we all know and love in the Star Wars…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2017: Bluefin Tamashii Nations

Tamashii Nations Shows Off New Goku Black, Warrior Monk Darth Maul and More By Nolan P. Smith Bluefin Tamashii Nations has brought us so many great action figures in the past from Bandai. At the San Diego Comic Con, the company showed off the latest figures ready to invade stateside, including the much anticipated Goku…Read moreRead more

First Ever Comic Con Revolution Amazes in Ontario

Comic Con Revolution brings pop culture greatness to the heart of the Inland Empire By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith On Saturday, May 13th, the Ontario Convention Center was the epicenter for everything pop culture as the first ever Comic Con Revolution was a massive hit with fans from all around.

Scum and Villainy Cantina Celebrates May the Fourth by Extending Thru June

The galaxy’s watering hole cesspool Scum and Villainy extends through June By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The Scum & Villainy Cantina, the popular pop-up intergalactic experience that has been virtually sold out for its initial two-month run, is extending its inaugural activation through June 2017, proprietor J.C. Reifenberg announced Monday night at the Hollywood establishment.

SXSW Attendees Can Join the Rebellion Through An All-New Immersive Adventure Inspired by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, March 10-12

Rebel Mission – Escape from Scarif challenges participants to steal the plans to the Death Star like the hit movie Rogue One! Rebel Mission – Escape from Scarif, an all-new, immersive experience inspired by Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” will challenge South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals attendees to join the rebellion,…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Podcast: Toy Fair 2017, John Wick Chapter 2, The Great Wall and More

Pastrami Nation’s latest podcast covers the amazing toys of Toy Fair, the John Wick sequel, and the international blockbuster The Great Wall For our latest podcast, the group (Nolan, Jason, Robert, Mychal and Erik) talk about their favorite reveals at the New York Toy Fair, the awesomeness of John Wick Chapter 2, the surprise international…Read moreRead more

Episode VIII Officially Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi

The next chapter in the Star Wars franchise becomes The Last Jedi By Nolan P. Smith This morning brought a great disturbance in the force as StarWars.com broke the news: Episode VIII now has an official title, and its Star Wars- The Last Jedi. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, The Last Jedi is the…Read moreRead more

One with the Force Now- Carrie Fisher Passes Away at Age 60

Beloved Star Wars Icon, Author and Advocate Carrie Fisher Leaves Behind An Unbelievable Legacy By Nolan P. Smith The news gushed in from every media outlet: on December 27th, the world lost Carrie Fisher. The actress and author is best known for her iconic role in the Star Wars universe, portraying the strong willed Princess…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Podcast: Rogue One- A Star Wars Story Round Table

Pastrami Nation Breaks Down Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and More We are back, back again! Welcome to the latest Pastrami Nation podcast! We are excited to discuss the biggest movie this month, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! Plus, we talk about what movies we are looking forward to in 2017, and what…Read moreRead more

Five Days of Christmas Giveaways Becomes a Christmas Eve Giveaway!

By Nolan P. Smith As it is the season to be giving, we have decided to give away more items than we originally planned and move our Christmas Giveaways from online to our favorite comic shop: on Christmas Eve, we will be at QBC Toys and More in Victorville, CA at 6:00 p.m.: we will…Read moreRead more

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review- Expanding the Universe

Rogue One Lives Up to the Hyperspace Hype By Nolan P. Smith It has been the talk of 2016, and now we finally see how the first stand-alone film in the Star Wars franchise turned out. After attending the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, I can say I was honestly shocked and…Read moreRead more

Local Comic Book Shop Holds Private Screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

QBC Toys and More

QBC Toys and More Rings In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in Style By Nolan P. Smith (Victorville)– This Thursday, theaters across the United States will be premiering the latest chapter in the Star Wars franchise when Rogue One: A Star Wars Story releases. For QBC Toys and More, a comic book and collectible…Read moreRead more

Dynamite to Publish First Art Collection of Instagram Celebrity and Toy Photographer Johnny Wu, Better Known as Sgt. Bananas

Sgt. Bananas Brings Ten Frames Per Second to Dynamite By Staff Reports Dynamite Entertainment expands its growing line of deluxe art books beyond comics and video games, but with firm roots in fandom, with the collection Instagram sensation, Johnny Wu (Sgt. Bananas)! With over 50,000 followers on Instagram, and having been featured everywhere from io9…Read moreRead more

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collectors Edition – arriving in the US and Canada on Nov 15

The Force is Strong with this new 3D Collectors Edition By Staff Reports This fall, Star Wars fans around the world, will experience a galaxy far, far away—up close and in eye-popping 3D—through the highly anticipated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” 3D Collector’s Edition, rolling out beginning Oct. 31 and arriving in the United States and Canada…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2016: Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys

Sideshow Collectibles Showcased the latest, including some amazing Hot Toys figures from Captain America: Civil War and Suicide Squad By Nolan P. Smith The San Diego Comic Con brought plenty of surprises, reveals and more, but one thing many have been buzzing about has to be the super realistic figures from Hot Toys, on display…Read moreRead more

Countdown to Comic Con Giveaway: She’s Holding a Thermal Detonator!

Ready for the next Countdown to Comic Con Giveaway? Then here’s your chance to win a 3D printed Thermal Detonator kit! How? Watch the video, then head over to our interview with Boba Fett himself be the first to answer the question to win! Here’s the link to the interview: http://pastramination.com/from-boba-fett-himself-the-jeremy-bulloch-interview-with-pastrami-nation/

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 Review

Poe Dameron #1 takes us on a journey before The Force Awakens with everyone’s favorite X-Wing pilot By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one of the breakout characters has to be Poe Dameron. The hotshot X-Wing pilot and member of the Resistance instantly became a fan favorite. Now, thanks to…Read moreRead more

WonderCon 2016- The Coverage Continues

From Supergirl, a certain Radar Tech and everyone’s favorite Wookie, check out more cosplay from WonderCon 2016 By MrandMrsSmith All photos by Jason R. Smith WonderCon may be over, but the cosplay coverage continues to flow! From Supergirl to Matt the Radar Tech, Wondercon had some amazing cosplays! Check out some of the very best…Read moreRead more

March to WonderCon 2016: A Look Back- WonderCon 2012 Cosplay

Check out the WonderCon Cosplay of 2012 in this special throwback edition! By Nolan P. Smith WonderCon, one of the premiere comic book conventions in Southern California, is incoming fast, as it takes over the Los Angeles Convention Center from March 25-27th. Since coming to So Cal, the con has been a hit with fans-…Read moreRead more