A few weeks ago, new photos were released for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one of which featured the famous droids R2-D2 and C-3PO. The image confirmed that the latter droid will have a red arm in the film (a feature that was spotted in early merchandising). At the time, everyone wondered why the golden protocol droid had one red arm, but as we all know, director J.J. Abrams keeps his “mystery box” securely closed.
Now, it turns out we will soon find out how C-3PO got that new red arm in Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1, a new one-shot comic book from Marvel that’s part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens program that will see 20 new stories in various formats (books, comics, and activity books, and more) leading up to the new movie.
In conjunction with the upcoming 3D re-release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Lucasfilm Ltd. and 20th Century Fox are teaming up with Variety the Children’s Charity to create a Star Wars-themed pin for their annual Gold Heart Pin Campaign. Every year since 1991, Variety has worked with a major Hollywood studio to sell special pins based on a certain film or character in theaters across the United States in order to raise money to provide much-needed assistance to disabled and disadvantaged children around the world.
This year, the Gold Heart Pin will feature the Star Wars franchise’s lovable droid duo C-3PO and R2-D2. The pin will be sold in over 1,000 theaters from November 2011 until April 2012 and will be priced at $3.00.
The t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel is the Iron Man – Star Wars mash-up called “The Invincible Iron Bot.”
The tee, by artist Gadget WK, went on sale at RIPT today, Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.
The design mashes up Star Wars droid C-3PO with Marvel superhero Iron Man.
The t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel is the Star Wars-inspired Valentine’s Day shirt called called “K9 Loves R2.”
The tee, by artist zerobriant, went on sale at RIPT today, Monday February 14, 2011, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.
The design has a robot dog K9 from Doctor Who falling in love with Star Wars droid R2-D2 because he thinks R2’s a fire hydrant. In the background, C-3PO finds the scenario amusing.