Mini Reveiw: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard


Since 2005, the Resident Evil franchise had begun to move away from the traditional survival horror genre everyone loved it for and focused more on an action/3rd person shooter type of game.  Gone were the days where you walk down a corridor, with 9 bullets left in your gun, hoping a scare didn’t pop out the corner.  With Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6, the guns and ammo were plenty.  When they announced this game, and released the demo, I will admit that it scared me a bit.  It did its job, as I didn’t want to play it after the sun went down, and it reminded me of all those scares I had playing the original and it’s sequels. [Read more…]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deluxe Figure Playset

starwarsawakensfiguresFans of Star Wars The Force Awakens who collect figure statues might want to check out this new item exclusive to the Disney Store.  This is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Playset which features a collectible box and 10 statue figures.  The figures stand 4″ and made from PVC.

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Massive LEGO Star Wars Death Star

legolandukdeathstarukOver 500,000 LEGO bricks took to build one of the world’s biggest Star Wars diorama, the Empire’s Death Star.  Fifteen LEGO builders took 3 months to build this special effects laden LEGO diorama/playset for Legoland Windsor in the UK.

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Meet the Stormtrooper Prop Master

stormtrooperpropdudeMeet Hollywood prop maker Andrew Ainsworth.  You might ask, “Who is he?”  Well, he’s the creator of the most iconic character helmets in film – the original Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet.


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Star Wars Launch Bay @ Disney World

starwarslaunchbaycoverThere’s a time to head to Disneyland in SoCal and a time to head to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  Disney World has just opened the Star Wars Launch Bay area and it’s great for Star Wars fans.

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Star Wars Themed Footwear from Irregular Choice

starwarsthemebootsBritish footwear company Irregular Choice collabs with Star Wars movie franchise for some fun footwear style.  You can rock Darth Vader platforms and Yoda high heels.  Prices range from $170.00USD and up to $418.00USD.

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L*R*G* x Star Wars = Capsule Collection

lrgstarwarscapulse2015This past week, LRG just dropped it’s Star Wars Capsule Collection featuring several graphic tees, long sleeve shirts, jackets and other accessories.  Prices range from $12.00USD and up to $79.00USD depending on item.

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The Black Series First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter

blackseriestiefightercoverI like buying Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series line of 6″ figures because of the details and pose-ability, but I never thought we would get full fledge vehicles or spacecraft for the 6″ line.  I’m proven wrong with this Hasbro release of the The Black Series First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter.  Now that’s a mouthful.

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Star Wars R2D2 from Thinkway Toys

r2d2toysrusthinkwayWhile everybody is trying to get their hands on the Sphero BB-8 toy from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, about trying to get your hands on this Toys’R’Us exclusive Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens – R2D2 Interactive Robotic Droid from Thinkway Toys!  The iconic droid R2D2 is loaded with playable features fun for all ages.

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All New Star War Toys and Products: The Force Awakens

targetstarwarsAre doing a midnight run to Target for the new Star War Awaken toys?  Friday, September 4, 2015 will kick-off around the world a celebration of new toys and products for the upcoming Star Wars:  The Force Awakens film.

Here’s a look at all the toys:

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Star Wars Land Announced

starwarslandThis past weekend was the Disney-only convention D23, which had many big movie announcements and other Disney-related items.  Imagineer Scott Trowbridge showcased the upcoming Star Wars Land in both Disney parks Orlando and Anaheim.  Plus they will be updating Star Tours with a new planet from Episode 7.

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Boba Fett 13″ Action Figure @ The Disney Store

bobafettactionfigure135One of the most popular characters in the Star Wars universe is the bounty hunter Boba Fett.  This exclusive Disney Store Boba Fett action figure stands 13.5″ tall with light-up blaster and sounds.  The action figure has several points of articulation and the chest-activated button features 15 Boba Fett phrases.


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Yoda Wind-Up for My Cubicle

flippingyodaEven though I have a pretrend “memory lost” of the Star Wars prequels, I did geek out when in Attack of the Clones (2002), Yoda had his CGI light saber battle.  So from the Disney Store, I ordered my very own Yoda Wind-Up Flipping Toy just for my little workstation.  Just wind it up and watch the 3″ Yoda figure flip around.

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Drawings of Kids Playing “Star Wars”

childrenstarwars00Reliving your childhood playtime experiences is what artist Craig Davison has done.  This is his series of illustrations of kids playing Star Wars.  If you have the money to spend, you pick-up one of these limited art pieces by Craig.

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Largest LEGO Millennium Falcon

legostarwarsfalconCelebrating International Star Wars day in Melbourne, Australia, the goal was to build the largest LEGO Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon.  LEGO approved Master Builders Chris & Dan Steininger and fans help in building the biggest Millennium Falcon spaceship.

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UNIQLO UTGP 2015 Star Wars

utgpstcoverWe just had the Star Wars Celebration this past weekend, now comes the UNIQLO UTGP 2015 Star Wars Collection.  The winning Star Wars graphic t-shirts are in!  The Global T-Shirt Design Competition 2015 received more than 5,000 entries from around the world.

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LEGO Star Wars Movie Posters

legostarwarsposteroneLEGO’s Star Wars product-line has been very successful over the years and now they celebrate it with their own LEGO-style inspired movie posters.

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Vintage Star Wars Toys in Watercolor

starwarswatercolorcoverIf you are of a certain age, then seeing those classic Kenner Star Wars action figure packaging will bring back insane geeky nostalgia of childhood.  Artists Alastair Eales brings that all back on a different medium – watercolors.  His work on vintage Kenner Star Wars action figure packaging is simply amazing and cool.

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TIE Fighter ’80s Anime-Style

tiefighterposterA few years back someone uploaded a 2-minute short of Star Wars TIE Fighter in 1980s anime glory, now after 4-plus years of animating on the weekends and approved by Lucasfilm, this is the TIE Fighter 7-minute animated version.

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Adidas Originals x Star Wars Capsule Collection 2015

starwarsadidasdrop2superstarWant to dress your kids in something cool?  Well, this Adidas Originals collaboration with Star Wars for 2015 will make your kid nerdy fresh.  Images of the first and second drops in this mini-capsule collection have appeared and it looks great for kids to rock’em.

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LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter 75095

tiefighterlegoLEGO announced and showcased lots of cool stuff at Toy Fair 2015, and here’s another one – the Star Wars TIE Fighter 75095.  Look for this high-end detailed model around May 2015 at the MSRP of $199.99USD.

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Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight

lukeskywalkerI recently had spare time to review a bunch of books and stuff, and one on the list is from Disney Worldwide Publishing, Star Wars:  The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight.  What a novel approach to this book project, take the original Star Wars concept art from Ralph McQuarrie and tie-in the 3 movies:  A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi into one book.

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HeroCross Boba Fett

herocrossbobafettEverybody seems to be making these big-head miniature body action figures or vinyl, ‘cuz it’s trending.  Well, HK toy company HeroCross known for it’s big-head figures, now has this Boba Fett action figure for it’s Hybrid Metal Figuration line-up.

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Star Wars Imperial Handbook A Commander’s Guide

starwarsimperialhandbookcoverWell, if you haven’t heard or hiding in a rock or something, the new Star Wars teaser trailer was just released on the Internets.  So we at Retrenders are hyped, and hyped for this neat book by author Daniel Wallace, the Star Wars Imperial Handbook Deluxe Edition:  A Commander’s Guide.  This Deluxe Edition should be a Star Wars bookworm dreams.


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75059 LEGO Sandcrawler

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I remember when the first LEGO Star Wars products were released and I was hooked and addicted like a madman.  I had to get this, get that, and this one.  My wallet was busting, but now as I’m older and much wiser when paycheck funds going into more important stuff, I’m a little more picky of what I want and I do want this!  The 75059 LEGO Sandcrawler from Star Wars:  Episode IV – A New Hope.
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