Monday, July 25, 2016

Love and Madness: Death Star Accessories

Love and Madness: Death Star Accessories | Anakin and His Angel

Love and Madness: Death Star Accessories | Anakin and His Angel

Love and Madness is the home of unique and officially licensed pop culture jewelry, including Star Wars! I recently put in an order for a couple of items, including the adorable Death Star Midi Ring, and the ladies kindly sent me some extra goodies to go along with it! My items arrived safely tucked in super chic pouches along with a personalized note. Not only was the presentation top notch but the products are of great quality and instantly left me inspired to create a Death Star manicure to go along with my new midi ring and metallic body tattoos.


Love and Madness: Death Star Accessories | Anakin and His Angel

Love and Madness: Death Star Accessories | Anakin and His Angel

The Death Star Midi Ring is one of eleven different Star Wars character designs which are available in 14K Gold Plated or Silver Plated Brass and priced at $20 each. They're a size 3 and have a sizing back so you could actually wear it as a pinky ring if that suits your fancy. I absolutely love the Death Star design and it's super comfortable to wear!


Love and Madness: Death Star Accessories | Anakin and His Angel

Love and Madness: Death Star Accessories | Anakin and His Angel

The Star Wars Metallic Tattoos are also $20 each and come with two full sheets of gold, silver, and black designs. There is also a prismatic colored set for $10. I found these very easy to use by just wetting a wash cloth and holding it over the tattoo for 30 seconds as the directions stated. L&M suggests removing the tattoos with baby oil, but I found that coconut oil works well too.

*In these photos, I'm sporting the Death Star on my upper arm and a Star Destroyer on my ring finger as seen above.


Love and Madness: Death Star Accessories | Anakin and His Angel

I chose silver polish to represent the Death Star and worked up a couple accent nails in black with glitter layered on top to create a "space look". Believe it or not, there were a few people who guessed that my manicure was Star Wars inspired which left me feeling quite accomplished! Both the Silver (Top Speed: Sterling) and Black (Colorstay: Stiletto) shades are by Revlon and though the glitter polish by Julep is no longer available, any glitter polish will do!

What kinds of Star Wars accessories do you like to wear most?

Stay tuned for more from Love and Madness!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Smuggler's Bounty: Jabba's Palace Unboxing

This month's Smuggler's Bounty box, the only Official Star Wars subscription box by Funko, is Jabba's Palace themed and includes exclusive merchandise featuring characters from this iconic scene in Return of the Jedi. Some fans have already received their boxes and are not as happy with the contents as previous boxes. But contrary to what they're saying, I actually really loved this one! It is filled with new and super cute items that I'm obsessed with. Yes, I love Funko Pops and am ecstatic whenever two figurines are included, but we can't expect to always get the same thing in every box. I enjoy the diversity of the products and appreciate that Funko changes Smuggler's Bounty up each month so we truly never know what to expect. Watch my unboxing video below to see my reactions to each and every item and don't forget to sign up for the next box which debuts in September. It's Death Star themed, so you don't want to miss out on that one! The Emperor says so.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Star Wars Tatooine Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots

Star Wars Tatooine Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin and His Angel

Two weeks ago, I posted a marketing image from a Disney Store located in Japan which revealed a new set of Star Wars Tsum Tsums featuring iconic characters and creatures from Tatooine. Today, Vinylmation World shared the official glam shots of the new series and the release date, August 16th, which is only a month away!

The characters include Obi-Wan, Sandtrooper, Jawa, Dewback, Greedo, and a Tusken Raider. As expected, they are completely adorable! My favorites would have to be the Sandtrooper and Dewback.

Are you planning on getting any of these?

Rogue One Panel Highlights

Rogue One Panel Highlights | Anakin and His Angel

Rogue One Panel Highlights | Anakin and His Angel(Image via theguardian.com)

Over the weekend, fans at Star Wars Celebration Europe and those watching at home via the live stream were treated with a very special panel focused on Rogue One which was hosted by the glorious Gwendoline Christie. My face lit up when she walked out on stage because I simply adore her and her passion for Star Wars which was clearly evident throughout the presentation. This was my favorite of the panels that were presented throughout the weekend and it left me anticipating the film even more than I was before! Kathleen Kennedy was present, and whom I might add was wearing a never-before-seen Rogue One shirt (visit The Kessel Runway for photos) and explained that the style of Rogue One is "unlike any other Star Wars movie and that it's a completely immersive experience." Director Gareth Edwards, Kiri Hart, John Knoll, and the incredible cast were also on stage to share their experiences in creating this Star Wars Story. Witnessing their memories on set and overall excitement for the film made the fact that we're actually going to watch it in just a few short months extremely real.


Rogue One Panel Highlights | Anakin and His Angel(Image via now.howstuffworks.com)

When Ben Mendelsohn made his entrance in full costume as Director Krennic along with Death Troopers at his side, I was so astonished I can't even remember my reaction (though I honestly probably screamed). At that very moment, I became a fan. There were something in his eyes that revealed his odious nature and the way he carried himself was so majestic, I couldn't help but sense a Maleficent vibe about him. Oh, and I wasn't the only one salivating over the Death Troopers right?


Rogue One Panel Highlights | Anakin and His Angel

During the panel they revealed the Rogue One poster and everyone who attended was given their own to take home. It's very different from any other Star Wars poster we've seen and we have the new planet, Scarif to thank for that. Though at first glance it appears very serene, the Death Star overshadows the area, and the beach is infiltrated with Rebels and Imperials at war. It's quite a sight and leaves me pondering on the constant thought of how beautifully epic this film is going to be. Exploring both familiar and brand new characters in worlds we've never been to, including the newly announced Jedha, is going to be a real treat!


Rogue One Panel Highlights | Anakin and His Angel

Rogue One Panel Highlights | Anakin and His Angel(Image via insidethemagic.net)

Gwendoline Christie was having the time of her life moderating the panel and was especially thrilled to present Felicity Jones with the newly revealed Jyn Erso Black Series figure. Gwendolyn welcomed Felicity to the action figure club while Felicity had a moment of pure joy in receiving the first Star Wars action figure revealed from Rogue One which will be available to collectors on Force Friday, September 30th. I can't wait!


Rogue One Panel Highlights | Anakin and His Angel(Image via makingstarwars.net)

Speaking of Jyn, we got our first look at her father, Galen Erso, who's attire resembles much of the Lars family. Mads Mikkelsen explained that his character "once invented something so beautiful, so fantastic that it could change the universe." Needless to say, I'm intrigued! Each role I've seen Mikkelsen play has been excellent and I think we're especially lucky to have someone with that kind of caliber in a Star Wars movie.



But that wasn't all. They surprised fans with a Behind the Scenes Reel that ran just under three minutes long which showcased several exquisite shots with Gareth and some of the cast commentating on the process of making the film. The music was absolutely moving and no longer left me anxious about John Williams's absence. Of course, I would love if he was creating the score but I have a reassuring feeling this film is in good hands. If you're interested, I uploaded a short fan reaction video to the reel on my Instagram.


Rogue One Panel Highlights | Anakin and His Angel

The panel concluded with a short but new teaser trailer. At this point it's been kept rather exclusive for only the attendees. There is no word on when it will be released for the world to see but what we do know is that the trailer is focused on Jyn's character. My friends over at Making Star Wars have a detailed description of the trailer if you're feeling especially curious.

For even more highlights, read StarWars.com's 15 Things We Learned From The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Panel.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Force Awakens Vinylmations Series 2

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Vinylmations Series 2 | Anakin and His Angel

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Vinylmations Series 2 | Anakin and His Angel
(General Leia - Chaser )

Vinylmation World reported last night that the second series of The Force Awakens figures are due to be released this Friday, July 29th at select locations including Disney’s Pin Traders, Star Wars Galactic Outpost, and the Launch Bay Cargo in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This blind box series includes the First Order TIE Fighter Pilot, Captain Ithano, Admiral Ackbar, Captain Phasma, First Order Snowtrooper, Quiggold, Ello Atsy, and the Chase figure, General Leia.

I personally didn't think we'd see more characters from the film featured on this iconic Mickey Mouse mold but I'm excited to see some of these familiar faces represented. I absolutely need Captain Phasma and would love to acquire General Leia (featured on the Minnie Mouse mold) but that might be quite difficult considering she is the Chaser.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Vinylmations Series 2 | Anakin and His Angel
(Ello Atsy - Variant)

Pictured above is a variant figure discovered by Vinylmation World!


What do you think of these new figures?

Friday, July 15, 2016

Star Wars Rebels Ahsoka Tano Funko Pop

Star Wars: Rebels Ahsoka Tano Funko Pop Hot Topic Exclusive | Anakin and His Angel

I woke up to several tweets and messages with a photo of the newly announced Star Wars Rebels Ahsoka Tano Funko Pop which is coming exclusively to Hot Topic this Fall. I think she is absolutely perfect and as always, Funko did an impeccable job. I'm so thrilled to know that I will be able to own one of my favorite Characters in the Star Wars Universe in Funko Pop form!

Thanks to everyone who notified me about this announcement!