The Origins of Rogue Squadron Now Have a Much Closer Bond to the Star Wars Movies

In the old Star Wars canon, Rogue Squadron—the legendary group of Rebel pilots who faced impossible odds and defied fate on the regular as ace pilot heroes—had a rather pedestrian origin. But now Rogue Group has been given its official, Disney-era origin, and it’s gotten a major connection to the new Star Wars movies…

The New Era of Star Wars Has Revitalized Darth Vader in the Best, Most Frightful Way

Within the context of most Star Wars movies, Darth Vader has been a figure that is both tragic and fearsome in equal measure. But in the decades since his first appearance, Vader’s reputation as a terrifying villain has been diminished by the other side of Star Wars: its equally petrifying ability to turn everything…

Life-Sized Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy Toys, and More of the Biggest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of shiny toys and merch we desperately wish we had the money to waste on. This week is getting a bit life-sized, with a giant Star Wars trooper, a slightly less giant (but still life-sized) baby Groot, and a cool look at Thor’s new Infinity War weapon. Check it out!

You've Only Got Six Months to Build This Wearable K-2SO Puppet For Halloween

If you’re planning to build your own lightsaber, droid, or time-traveling DeLorean replica, the first place you need to visit is the Replica Prop Forum. It’s the online hangout for builders to share tips and photos of their creations. It’s also where you’ll find Darren Moser detailing his build of a life-size K-2SO…

12 Questions We Want Answered at This Week's Star Wars Celebration

This Thursday, the biggest Star Wars party in the galaxy blasts off. It’s Star Wars Celebration Orlando, the franchise’s last official con until 2019, and it’s expected to focus heavily on 2017 being the 40th anniversary of the first film, as well as the new film, The Last Jedi. This means we’re heading into…