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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 […]

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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.

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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, […]

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Episode VIII Officially Star Wars: 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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/

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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 […]

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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 […]

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First International Flight Date Set for BB-8 ANA JET

First Haneda- Los Angeles Flight Scheduled for March 29 for BB-8 (By Staff Reports)– ANA, Japan’s largest airline, announced today the inaugural flight of the final of three aircraft decorated with special Star Wars livery. Part of the previously announced ANA STAR WARS™ Project the last aircraft, the BB-8™ ANA JET (Boeing 777-300), featuring the […]

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Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 Soars Into Comic Shops This April

By Staff Reports Strap in and lock your s-foils in attack position because one of the breakout stars of the blockbuster Star Wars™: The Force Awakens is coming to comics! Today, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are proud to announce STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1, a new ongoing series coming this April! Superstar creators Charles […]

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Best of 2015- Cosplay

By the Pastrami Nation team With the last installment of our Best of 2015 series, I guess you can say we saved the best for last as we select our top cosplays of 2015. The Pastrami Nation team went to quite a few cons in California this year, including the San Diego Comic Con, WonderCon, […]

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Cosplayer Spotlight: Will Blagg

By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– Pastrami Nation is excited to spotlight one of the best cosplayers in the High Desert this time around, as well as one of the most recognized cosplayers around the convention circuit. He graced the front page of the Los Angeles Times as the menacing Predator, check out the spotlight […]

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Drone Pilots Recreate Famous Star Wars Scene

By Nolan P. Smith No Ewoks on this Endor. Remember the iconic speeder bike scene from Return of the Jedi? Well, now relive the magic in real life as four of the biggest drone racing pilots in the world have re-created the scene, complete with Biker Scouts and Rebel Troopers. The infamous scene takes Luke […]

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Bluefin Expands Star Wars Egg Attack Statue Line with New Premium R2-D2 and C-3PO Statues by Beast Kingdom

By Staff Reports Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, expands its line of Star Wars products with the release this month of the Egg Attack Star Wars series EA-015 R2-D2 statue and EA-016 C-3PO statue from Beast Kingdom. The statues are the latest […]

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Preview: Obi-Wan and Anakin #1 Unites Master and Padawan

By Staff Reports Before their military heroism in the Clone Wars, before their tragic battle on Mustafar, and many decades before their confrontation on the Death Star…they were Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan learner, Anakin Skywalker. Today, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are pleased to present your first look inside OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #1 […]

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