Star Wars is arguably the most epic space adventure to date, with millions of fans worldwide spanning different generations and demographics. The scale and magnitude of the Star Wars universe started out small and humble with the original trilogy spanning the late 1970s and 1980s. However, it has expanded to such a scope that there are now back stories to explain the rise of the Jedi and the Sith, as well as a book series on the descendants of Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker. There are even lengthy entries on Wookiepedia each of the creatures at the bar on Mos Eisley (called the Mos Eisley Cantina) where Obi-Wan and Luke meet Han Solo for the first time!
|Anyone remember these guys?|
|Kylo Ren and the intimidating First Order|
Not much is known about the storyline, except for the bits and pieces that can be picked out from the trailers. It would appear that even though the Galactic Republic has fallen, there continues to be a military power called the First Order that upholds the ideals of the old Republic and will resort to violence to get what they want. At the forefront of the First Order is the mysterious Kylo Ren (nobody can confirm or deny he’s a Sith Lord yet) who uses an extremely unique lightsaber in the form of a red cross. Rather ironic methinks.
|Gasp! The Millennium Falcon is back in all its speedy glory|
|New characters Finn (right) and Rey run from Stormtroopers|
|Will BB8 be the new fan favourite?|
Closer to home in Malaysia, the Outpost Movie Recon Team (M.R.T.) has scoured the galaxy to bring you promos and other goodies related to The Force Awakens. Firstly, all the major cinema chains have opened their advanced tickets sales (online, at the tickets counters and through their apps) but you’d better hurry as all the major cinemas are selling like hot cakes. Tickets are available in standard, 3D and IMAX3D.
Starting 17 December, GSC has awesome Star Wars loot up for grabs everyday day until 30 December 2015. Customers only need to post their photos on Facebook or Instagram showing their GSC movie tickets with a creative caption and hashtag #TheForceisStrongwithGSC for a chance to win a Kylo Ren FX lightsaber worth over RM1,000 and his voice changer helmet (see below). It's so good to be bad!
TGV Cinemas are having a tonne of promos related to Star Wars this month. Together with Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club, they are hosting a Christmas Cosmos from 10th to 20th December at 1 Utama Shopping Centre Court (Old Wing). Activities include Star Wars costume appearances by Star Wars Malaysian Fan Club, Lightsaber performances, collectibles display, a flea market and giveaways. Additionally, TGV is also selling Star Wars plush keychains as part of their combo, with 5 different characters available from 10th December Onwards. Additionally, TGV cinemas is holding a contest for Maybank Credit Card users who spend more than RM1000 from 1st November 2015 to 15th January 2016 with the grand prize being a Star Wars themed trip to London for two.
|A badass looking laptop that can intimidate even the most seasoned Jedi|
|Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and more could be yours in pewter.|
|Funko Pop figurines, the latest collectible craze sweeping across the world!|
|Hasbro's toy assortment of action figures, vehicles and role-play lightsabers.|
|Mr. Potato Head gets a makeover into Darth Tater.|
|LEGO's top-selling Star Wars line offering many bricks to keep hands busy.|
|Kids costumes of Kylo Ren and Stormtroopers.|
But if you don't want to spend credits on official merchandise, online movie site KLIPS is having a special giveaway of Star Wars products including a star projector, caps and mugs all the way until the end of December 2015. All you have to do is sign up and enter their simple contest.
|"The X-Wing has landed!"|
|Get thrills sitting in cockpit of a 80% scaled replica of the Resistance X-Wing starfighter|
|The highly anticipated Star Wars Battlefront video game is visually stunning|
|Preview of Hot Toys 1/6 scale First Order Stormtroopers|
For a full-sized replica of the X-Wing, head down south into Singapore and visit Changi Airport Terminal 3. There is also a scaled down TIE Fighter in Terminal 2.
Last month, Rebel Legion Malaysia, Outpost costumers and Force Arts Stunt Team (FAST) participated in Sony’s Star Wars Saturday at the Curve to highlight the game Star Wars Battlefront for PS4, mostly spending time goofing around and having fun.
|It's a great time for Star Wars cosplay with so many events|
Maybank also setup an Epic Force Prank now trending worldwide at 188k views!
- 501st Legion Malaysia Outpost is the local branch of an international fan-based organization dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate replicas of Imperial Stormtrooper armor, Sith Lords, Clone Troopers, bounty hunters, and other villains from the Star Wars universe. (Wikipedia)
- Rebel Legion Malaysia Outpost is the local branch of a worldwide organization of Star Wars fans in Rebel Alliance costumes. (Wikipedia)
- Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club (SWMFC) is a nonprofit organization registered with the Malaysian Registrar of Societies, and run by fans for fellow fans.
- Force Arts Stunt Team (FAST) is bent on inspiring people by performing fantasy fight scenes from pop fiction culture.
- Lightsaber League Malaysia (LLM) is a gathering of like minded individuals who admire the elegant weapon, from a more civilized age.
- Star Wars Fans Malaysia Facebook Group for fan discussion.
- Nar Shaddaa Facebook Group for Malaysia collectors trading.
- Star Wars X-Wing & Armada Malaysia Facebook Group for the miniature game enthusiasts.
OUTPOST UPDATE 19 DECEMBER 2015
Thanks to our Alliance with Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club and Rebel Legion, Outpost costumers got to attend the Premiere of Star Wars The Force Awakens at GSC Pavilion KL on Wednesday 16 December 2015.
|Left to Right: Han & Chewbacca, Rebels Luke & Porkins, with Padme Amidala and The Seventh Sister.|
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|Left to Right: Mysterious Jedi, Rebel Pilot Porkins, Queen Amidala, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Jedi Luke Skywalker, Stormtrooper, Kylo Ren, Royal Guard.|