GET THE INSIDE TRACK! As vital to all true Star Wars fans as the Mos Eisley Cantina is to the scum and villainy of the Galaxy, Insider returns with a veritable bounty of new interviews and features in the latest issue. We talk to a legend of the franchise in the shape of Anthony Daniels, the man behind C-3PO, chat with two of the technical geniuses that bring The Clone Wars to life, get the lowdown on the making of Star Wars figures, and much more. Check out this page for all the details.
ANTHONY DANIELS Insider interviews Star Wars' longest serving actor in the latest issue the man behind C-3PO, Anthony Daniels. It seems there is no one more surprised than he about the enduring popularity of the franchise we look back at his extraordinary career and find out what it feels like to get out of that metal suit for his latest role in The Clone Wars.
TOY WARS "Plastic is an inexact science," says Hasbro Design Manager Brian Parrish. "Humidity, temperature, the temperature of the mold itself will change how it responds. It's like cooking."
Parrish describes just one step in the long road to getting a new Star Wars figure on the shelves a process that takes more than a year and involves hundreds of people on two continents, from designers and marketers to sculptors and factory workers. In the latest issue of Star Wars Insider, we visit the Hasbro headquarters in Rhode Island to find out exactly what it takes to get a Star Wars figure ready for action.
CLONE CHAT ROB COLEMAN & DAVID ACORD
A veteran of the Star Wars prequels, respected Animation Director Rob Coleman was a natural choice when George Lucas needed an Animation Supervisor to work on his ambitious new TV show Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Although Coleman has now moved on from LucasFilm Animation, he found time before he left to talk to Insider about his groundbreaking work on the hit show. Plus, the show's Sound Designer David Acord speaks about his crucial contribution to The Clone Wars, explaining how each episode is approached as a mini-feature that gets the same 5.1 surround treatment.
A LONG TIME AGO 1984
In each issue of Star Wars Insider, we look back at one year in the glorious history of Star Wars. Cast your mind back to 1984 just a couple weeks after Ronald Reagan had been re-elected as the US President, defeating Walter Mondale in a landslide victory, The Ewok Adventure movie premiered on ABC as a two-hour special! The child-friendly tale was just one of many Star Wars highlights from the year we reminisce on all of them in the latest issue.