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, this looks more interesting than […]
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?
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!
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 amount of space and walking […]
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 video game from Respawn Entertainment […]
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!
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!
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 the next, the galaxy lay […]
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 standalone Han Solo film measure […]
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 of creator signings, announcements, panels, […]
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 American release of the Star […]
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 franchise? Did we see a […]
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 Black, Warrior Monk Darth Maul, […]
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.
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, March 10 – 12. Participants […]
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 box office hit The Great […]
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 next chapter in the Skywalker […]
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 Leia. For many, this is […]
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 we want to see a […]
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 be at the store to […]
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 stunned. Rogue One blew away […]
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 store in Victorville, the movies […]
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 to the Wall Street Journal, […]
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 on Nov 15. For the […]
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 at the Sideshow Collectibles booth. […]
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: https://pastramination.com/from-boba-fett-himself-the-jeremy-bulloch-interview-with-pastrami-nation/
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 Marvel Comics, Poe has his […]
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 we saw in Los Angeles! […]
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- from comic book enthusiasts, pop […]