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The Mandalorian – The Gunslinger

by Alan Rapp on January 20, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: The Mandalorian – The Gunslinger (Chapter 5)
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The Mandalorian - The Gunslinger television review

Forced to land on Tatooine after a space battle with a bounty hunter after the Child, the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) picks up so local work to pay for the repairs by partnering with inexperienced bounty hunter Toro Calican (Jake Cannavale) in tracking down the assassin Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen). Toro needs the credit for such a capture to earn his way into the Bounty Hunters’ Guild and is less interested in the money tied to the bounty which the Mandalorian desperately needs. It seems like a good job, though there will be complications.

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Darth Maul Phantom Menace ARTFX+ Statue

by Alan Rapp on January 15, 2020

in Toys & Collectibles

Darth Maul Phantom Menace ARTFX+ Statue

Darth Maul fans can now pre-order this Darth Maul Phantom Menace ARTFX+ Statue for the low, low price of $90.

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Baby Yoda Plush

by Alan Rapp on January 13, 2020

in Toys & Collectibles

Baby Yoda 11in. Plush

Fans of The Mandalorian can pre-order this 11in. plush of The Child for the low, low price of $25.

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The Mandalorian – Sanctuary

by Alan Rapp on January 8, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: The Mandalorian – Sanctuary (Chapter 4)
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The Mandalorian - Sanctuary television review

In one of the weaker episodes of The Mandalorian‘s First Season, and oddly enough the only one that got its own LEGO set, the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and the Child attempt to hide out on Sorgan from those hunting them after breaking his contract with the Imperials and rescuing the 50 year-old infant from their secret laboratory. “Sanctuary” features a truncated Seven Samurai plot of the Mandalorian and his new pal former Rebel Alliance Shock trooper Cara Dune (Gina Carano) take too little money to protect an isolated village from bandits with an AT-ST. The army the pair put together is laughable, but the fight sequence at the end still works well enough.

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Star Wars #1

by Alan Rapp on January 8, 2020

in Comics

Star Wars #1 comic reviewMarvel Comics launches a new Star Wars title with Star Wars #1 set immediately after the events of The Empire Strikes Back and the Millennium Falcon‘s escape from Cloud City on Bespin. Much of the issue focuses on the internal struggle with Luke Skywalker following his defeat at the hands of Darth Vader and the realization that the Vader is his father. The comic breaks with tradition a bit here by hinting at Luke embracing some darker aspects at the Force (perhaps unintentionally… or at least not fully aware of what he was doing).

Star Wars #1 does delivering some back-and-forth between Leia and Lando, offering us a look at the process of Lando earning back some trust from those he betrayed in Cloud City. We also see the Empire doing quite a bit of damage to the rag-tag Rebel fleet which survives thanks to a little help by one who is not yet a Jedi.

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