If you haven't read Mirus' Praetor report, head on over! It contains Herald Office updates you won't want to miss. As stated in my update, Herald Style Hanukkah is in production and tentative date begins December 25th. Oh you didn't know that? Well now you do!
My last report has been a while, and I do apologize for that. My surgery was quick but the recovery was much longer than anticipated. Thank you to those that sent me well-wishes. I am back on my feet just in time for flu season!
Everyone knows by now that the new movie trailer boasts a new kind of lightsaber that's been highly debated on its practicality. The "original" SW fan, as proudly proclaimed by Steven Colbert, has a great clip that Mirus posted of his take on it on his show. While we could go on about it more, I'm actually talking about it because of something else that was recently released although it may not see the big screen (or will it?).
Another radically different unconventional lightsaber design will debut on Disney's animated series Star Wars Rebels. Jedi News posted an image from the latest edition of Star Wars Insider magazine revealing Ezra's new multi-function lightsaber design. It allows him to disengage his lightsaber and use the hilt to fire stun blasts at an opponent. Click for bigger version:
LatinoReview has the specs on the actual toy as well.
We don't know if any other new lightsabers will be seen in the new movie but it's worth considering at this point with these teasers.
I'm sure there's a whole cache out there somewhere of concept sketches but this is what I've found so far, courtesy of Indie Revolver. Allegedly sketches of Han in the new movie in a couple different outfits. It's interesting to note that Han appears to be sporting a second blaster holster, on his left hip now. Also the first outfit would seem to indicate a snow planet location. Up for debate would be whether it would be a return of Hoth or some other cold weather locale. Production had been scheduled for Iceland so it stands to reason that there would indeed be one or both of the above in Episode VII.
That's all for now, feel free to comment on the new lightsaber style or concepts, and may your holidays be safe and wonderful!