All Posts Tagged 'The Force Awakens'

Star Wars: A Licensing Empire [Infographic]

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Remember a long time ago, here in this galaxy, when Star Wars was just a movie? Neither do we! It’s no surprise that Star Wars is one of the most valuable franchises today and it’s mostly due to all the licensed merchandise that’s available out there. Sure, things started small with books and action figures (have you seen how many Luke Skywalker action figures there are?), but it’s grown into a colossal business. You can get Star Wars shoes, purses, slippers, bathrobes, pajamas, toasters, jewelry... pretty much anything you can think of!


If you add everything up - all the way down to Star Wars branded macaroni and cheese - you’ll find that Star Wars merchandise sales exceeded a quarter of a billion dollars last year alone! That’s a whole lot of noodles! As much as we’d like to go into every detail, we’d prefer to use our time to keep watching Star Wars movies on the regular. Here’s a look at amount of Star Wars movies, books, and toys produced since the franchise launched 40 years ago.

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You’ve Seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Now Buy These Toys

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We're going to go out on a limb here and assume that you saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It's a safe guess. Most of the world did. As one of the highest grossing films of all time, The Force Awakens is not only raking in the cash at the box office, but also at the toy store. Star Wars has been one of the most successful film franchises in harnessing the power of licensing and branding. A new Star Wars movie means the Star Wars characters will be slapped on just about any product imaginable. There are some questionable items out there with the Star Wars logo emblazoned on it, though, so we've set out to help you sift through the pile with this handy list. We've broken down our favorite Star Wars products into easy-to-understand categories: Heroes, Villains, Vehicles, and Robots. From Finn to the First Order, from Rey to Ren, now that you've seen The Force Awakens, grab some of these toys!

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Star Wars Action Figure Evolution: Luke Skywalker [Infographic]

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In 1978, a little-known director released a gamble of a movie called Star Wars upon an unsuspecting populace. Coming off of his first monster hit, American Graffiti, George Lucas was in a position to make himself a large payday on his next major motion picture. What he did instead would change the landscape of film for all of time. Lucas asked for a small sum of $150,000 and in exchange, he would retain the rights to any sequels and all merchandising. 20th Century Fox took the deal, which eventually made Lucas a billionaire, thanks to the ensuing mania over all collectable Star Wars items. Over the last 35 years, those merchandising rights became worth over $27 billion.

 

No Star Wars merchandise is as iconic as the countless number of action figures that have been released in conjunction with the films. Explore how these awesome toys have changed over the last 37 years as we concentrate on that farm boy turned Rebel hero, Luke Skywalker.

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6 Pop Culture Christmas Trees for 2015

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Decorating the Christmas tree is quite possibly one of the best traditions in the Christmas season. Sipping a warm cup of hot chocolate or egg nog while you and your family place tinsel, lights, and ornaments from years of Christmas past on the beautiful evergreen. But, if those same decorations have been used for decades, it might be time to give your tree a bit of a makeover, a geeky one that is! With big movie premieres like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Batman v Superman: The Dawn of Justice on the horizon, a pop culture inspired tree is just what you need!

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It's Force Friday! Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys

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Truth be told, there’s nothing like a hard day’s work of “researching” new Star Wars toys. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18, but Force Friday is today! This is the day that Disney and Lucasfilm is releasing all the new merchandise. There’s clothes, costumes, accessories, but our favorite, of course, is the toys! We’ve received a small fraction of the Episode 7 merchandise we’ll have at FUN.com, but we wanted to show you what we have so far!

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