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 new character from the movie […]

From Star Wars to Sundance: Daisy Ridley Signs on as Executive Producer of The Eagle Huntress

By Staff Reports Daisy Ridley, star of the current blockbuster STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and hero to young women everywhere, has signed on as an Executive Producer for the Sundance Premiere film THE EAGLE HUNTRESS, as announced by Morgan Spurlock, executive producer for the film. Ridley joined the team after seeing a cut of film and felt she was […]

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 Soule (Lando, Obi-Wan and Anakin) […]

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, Star Wars Celebration, Comikaze Expo, […]

Best of 2015- Action Figures

By Jason T. Smith and Nolan P. Smith 2015 was a great year for action figures: from Star Wars to dinosaurs, the action figure game was stepped up once again. Some from the giants in the industry, and some from new companies eager to show what they can do. So, without further delay and in no specific order, here is […]

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 on Will Blagg. Located in […]

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 and Leia through the dense […]

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 to join Beast Kingdom’s line […]

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 – the newest Star Wars™ […]

Comikaze Expo 2015 Wrap Up- A Convention for All

By Nolan P. Smith Photographs by MrandMrsSmith, DimSumHottie, Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith (Victor Valley)– This past weekend, thousands of resident from across Southern California and even across other states came together to celebrate their love of pop culture as Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo made true believers out of the attendees that flocked to the  Los Angeles Convention […]

Comikaze Expo 2015- The Cosplay- Part 2

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith, Jason T. Smith, MrandMrsSmith and DimSumHottie To continue the cosplay coverage, we are proud to bring you more directly from the Comikaze Expo floor! From a female M. Bison, a peaceful Deadpool, the deadly Foot Clan, Minions, Dr. Strange and more, there was so much to see at the Expo! All […]

Star Wars Episode 7-The Force Awakens- All Three Teaser Spots for Monday’s Trailer

By Nolan P. Smith By this time tomorrow, we will probably all have seen the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. But until then, check out all three teaser spots for the trailer below. Of course, tune in to Monday Night Football for the full trailer. Who’s excited? I think the whole world is. [su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na6l1C8-Ti0″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na6l1C8-Ti0[/su_youtube]  

Cosplayer Spotlight: Manuel Majarian

By Nolan P. Smith We are proud to bring you another installment of the Pastrami Nation Cosplayer Spotlight! Are you a cosplayer? Shoot us an email at Nolan@pastramination.com with your name, location, and a couple of cosplay photos so we can consider you for our spotlight! This time, we spotlight someone new to the world of cosplay: Manuel Majarian from […]

Pastrami Nation Podcast: Ultimate Star Wars Fan Giveaway, Disneyland Price Hike, Fall TV Shows and More!

It is time once again- it’s podcast time here at Pastrami Nation! This time, we talk about the Ultimate Star Wars Fan Giveaway that is all over social media (www.ultimatestarwarsgiveaway.com), as we spoke to Shyla, the lady behind the giveaway and documentary and have details to share with you all! Not only that, we talk about the upcoming Star Wars […]

Pastrami Nation Podcast: Star Wars Disneyland and Battlefront News, Comikaze, Penny Dreadful and Maple Bacon Soda

Pastrami Nation is back with another podcast, and this time, we brought the Maple Bacon soda… Wait, what? This podcast, we talk about the Star Wars news for Disneyland, the Star Wars Battlefront Beta, Penny Dreadful’s mobile game, the upcoming Comikaze Expo, and what exactly Maple Bacon soda taste like. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr […]

Target Unveils Star Wars Products for Force Friday Including Exclusive BB-8 Droid from Hasbro

By Staff Reports Force Friday is finally here and Target is delivering a one-stop-shop for fans to “Shop the Force” for the most in-demand Star Wars products – from an exclusive BB-8 droid from Hasbro to light sabers, LEGO® products and more.  With a meteoric rise of anticipation for the Dec. 18 release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the […]

Pastrami Nation Podcast: D23 Expo Fallout, Boba Fett, Covergirl Star Wars, Toy Soldiers War Chest and Battletoads in Killer Instinct!

Here it is, another exciting podcast from Pastrami Nation!!! This time we talk about the tons of news that came out of the D23 Expo 2015, we talk about our interview with the original Boba Fett, Jeremy Bulloch, Toy Soldiers War Chest, the new Covergirl Star Wars line, and the addition of Battletoads to Killer Instinct! Check it out, and […]

He’s No Good to Me Dead: Tamashii Nations Reveals Star Wars Movie Realization Rounin Boba Fett

By Nolan P. Smith Tamashii Nations have produced some of the best, most interesting interpretations of classic Star Wars characters in action figure form. The samurai versions of Darth Vader and the Stormtrooper are both amazing, and we know a Sandtrooper and Royal Guard are in the future. But now, thanks to the Tamashii Nations website, we got a look […]