Star Wars Insider #101
May/June 2008
$5.99




COMMENTS
There are two cover variants for this issue. The first is the newsstand edition. The second was shipped exclusive to comic book stores through Diamond Distributors.

Fan Club Hyperspace members can view exclusive content for this issue online with the Insider #101 Online Supplement. Content includes TBD.

Polybagged with a pack of 4 Top Trumps cards (Rancor, Nute Gunray, TIE Interceptor, and an animated Captain Typho) advertising their Episodes IV-VI, Episodes I-III, Starships and Clone Wars games.
SYNOPSIS

Features
"Watts the Story" by Jonathan Wilkins — Interview: Robert Watts
"Top Ten: The Greatest Ever Lightsaber Battles" by Paul Simpson
"The Essential Expanded Universe" by Daniel Wallace
"Effects Maestros: Making the Falcon Fly" by Calum Waddell — Interview: Richard Edlund


Departments
"Editor’s Welcome" by Brian J. Robb
"Launch Pad" — Clone Wars begin, Celebration: Japan, John Alvin remembered
"Science of Star Wars" by David Hawksett — Lightsabers, Ion Drive, Space Freighters
"Versus" — Chewbacca vs The Rancor
"A Long Time Ago..." — 1980: The Empire Strikes Back
"Space Gear" by Alex Jones & Craig Anderson — NY Toy Fair Reports
"Books" by Jason Fry — Legacy of the Force concludes
"Ask Lobot" by Leland Y. Chee
"Comics" by Daniel Wallace — Legacy comic series
"Scouting the Galaxy" by Steve Sansweet
"Toys" by Jeremy Beckett — Clone Wars min figs from LEGO, Star Wars Transformers
"International Collecting" by Gus Lopez — Russia Collectibles
"Bounty Hunters" — Meet Jake Lloyd
"Bantha Tracks" by Mary Franklin — Volume 31
"Classic Moments" — Luke's Training from Empire Strikes Back




Alternate Covers
Star Wars Insider 101 (Diamond Distributors Exclusive cover) Subscriber version Bagged (front) Subscriber version Bagged (back) Top Trumps Sample pack (front) Top Trumps Sample pack (rear)


San Diego Comic Con Coverage
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Stance Star Wars Socks
Loungefly Rey Backpack
Funko Han Solo & Thumbs Up BB-8 POP! Figures
Hallmark McQuarrie Boba Fett Keepsake & Itty Bitty Two Pack
Santa Cruz Skateboards
Beast Kingdom Egg Attack Electroplated Figures
Hasbro 6-Inch Obi-Wan Kenobi Pack
Mattel Hot Wheels Carships Trench Run
JAKKS Pacific Vac-Metal C-3PO & Captain Phasma
Bandai Teppou Ashigaru Sandtrooper Special Version
Gentle Giant Captain Phasma & Chewbacca McQuarrie Concept Mini Busts
Gentle Giant Jumbo Kenner Luke Skywalker Figures
Topps Star Wars Trading Card Posters
Sideshow Collectibles R2-D2 Unpainted Prototype
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