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Star Wars Day 2014 - Recap

A Few more things for May the 4th!

By Robert T. Trate     May 05, 2014
Source: Lucasfilm/ Disney / Instagram


Star Wars Day is May the 4th!
© Lucasfilm/ Disney
Another May the Fourth has come and gone. There was a lot of great celebrating going on and some great things came out on Star Wars.  It is nearly impossible to cover them all, but Mania tried. The one thing we did not know was where “May the Fourth Be With You” originated. Did you know it was said by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on her election day in 1979? Crazy, right?!
 
We thought we cover a few more things that went down over the past weekend. 
 
Star Wars Day Greeting from J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan
This was straight from London and far too short. Check it out below. 

Star Wars Rebels: Full Trailer (Official)
 
We also had three versionsof the Star Wars Rebels trailer over the weekend. Here is the final full length one (see the rest here). 

R2-D2's Secret D23 Star Wars Day Message
 
Here is an update on Disney’s upcoming D23 from R2-D2 himself. 

Hasbro’s Official Star Wars Black Series Figure Announcement
 
Hasbro had a Star Wars Black Series Selfie Party via Instagram on May the 4th. The idea was to take a picture with your Black Series Star Wars Figure and use the #BLACKSERIESSELFIE and #MAYTHE4TH. Later in the day they revealed the next Black Series figure with the help of Tom Kane (the voice of Yoda on The Clone Wars). 

Hasbro's also revealed the SDCC's 2014 Star Wars Black Series Jabba The Hutt's Throne Room Exclusive.

We included our selfie as well. Yes, we are making a statement here. 

Revenge of the Threesome: Star Wars Lightsaber Duel (Saber III)
 
The Nerdist also put out an incredible new commercial from Saber Body Spray! Check out more videos on Star Wars Day here

All in all it was a great May the Fourth. The popularity of this unofficial holiday is really growing. Imagine what the hype will be for next year’s unofficial Star Wars Day! 
 
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Redshirt1 5/5/2014 5:42:18 PM

Now it is time of Revenge of the Fifth

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