Posted by Jay on December 20, 2016 at 11:38 AM CST
As announced last evening on StarWars.com, Marvel Comics will be producing 48 variants throughout the year to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars (that's A New Hope to you and me)!

You can view the first 8 images (some with the titles they belong to, and others with just the artwork) over at StarWars.com. Presumably, as Marvel publishes four Star Wars titles per month, and there are 12 months per year (ok slowpokes; 4 x 12 = 48!, these variants will only appear on the Star Wars titles. No cross promotion between X-Men or The Avengers it would seem. So this first batch would be for the January 2017 and February 2017 solicited comics, with more coming in March 2017 as well.

Stay tuned for more info on these as it develops.
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Back before the world wide web and social media ruled our shopping habits there was a long-established practice of driving around all the nearby toy stores to hunt down the latest releases. Obviously times have changed and online retail is far more important than it was twenty-five years ago - but has it killed the toy run? What was your shopping experience over the Triple Force Friday product launch weekend?
I managed to find everything I wanted in stores!
I found some but had to resort to big box websites to complete my haul.
I didn't bother stepping outside and ordered everything online.
I haven't bought any of the TFF product yet. Roll on clearance sales.
I'm waiting for the TV series/movie release before I commit.
I've so over it, no more Star Wars collecting for me.
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