Star Wars in 2019 – Month by Month

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Happy belated New Year! We are back after a much-needed holiday in the Caribbean and we can not be more excited for the year ahead of us! The amount of Star Wars media, events and releases in the next twelve months is gearing up to be a year like no other in the 40+ years of the franchise. To help you celebrate Star Wars in 2019, we are breaking down for you what we are looking forward to the most each month. And, of course, this list is only what we know so far and fully expect many more reveals to be made throughout the year!

January

Toys: The Black Series’ Archive Wave 1 (Bossk, Luke X-Wing, IG-88 and Boba Fett)43201654_1866619283420386_3376862747365998592_n

Toys: Star Wars Resistance 3 ¾” Wave 1 of single carded figures and 2-packs

Toys: The Vintage Collection Wave 4 (Yak-Face, Scariff Stormtrooper, Boussh, and Klaatu)

Comics: Age of the Republic Series begins with Obi-Wan #1

Media: Star Wars: Resistance Mid-Season premiere

February

Events: New York Toy Fair (Hasbro presentations and reveals

Toys: HasLab’s Jabba’s Sail Barge begins shipping

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Events: Emerald City Comic Con (Star Wars guests, voice talent, and panels)

Comics: Vader: Dark Missions, The Dark Lord of the Sith’s third Marvel series begins

Books: Queen’s Shadow about Padme giving up the throne on Naboo

Toys: Entertainment Earth’s Exclusives ship (Resistance A-Wing and The Vintage Collection’s Elite Clone Trooper)

Spring

Toys: The Black Series (Deluxe General Grievous, Gamestop’s Rocket Trooper, Target’s Luke in Stormtrooper Disguise)

Toys: Galaxy of Adventures Wave 2 (Leia, Han, Yoda, & Stormtrooper)

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Books: Master and Apprentice (prequel to The Phantom Menace)

Books: Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Making Solo (closest thing we will get to a “making of” book in the Disney era)

Event: Star Wars Celebration Chicago (the biggest Star Wars party of the year)

Toys: The Vintage Collection Wave 5 (Lando, Praetorian, Stormtrooper, Phasma)

May

Event: The 20th Anniversary of The Phantom Menace

Event: May the Fourth Day (typically officially celebrated at MLB games across the country)

Toys: The Vintage Collection’s Retail Exclusive line is scheduled for release

Summer

Toys: The Black Series Dr. Aphra, 0-0-0 and BT-1

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Event: Galaxy’s Edge is rumored to open this month at Disneyland

Event: Washington State Summer Con (last year as Washington State Toy and Geek Fest hosted Star Wars actors, voice talents, panels, and podcasts)

July

Event: San Diego Comic-Con (Hasbro panels and reveals)

Books: Thrawn: Treason completes Timothy Zhan’s latest trilogy

Toys: The Vintage Collection Wave 6 (Luke Crait, Death Star Gunner, Assault Tank Commander, Darth Revan)

August

Event: The D23 Expo (Star Wars & Disney panels and reveals)

Fall

Media: Disney+, Disney’s new streaming network, is set to debutthe_mandalorian_768x607.1538612427

Media: The Clone Wars Season 7 on Disney+

Media: The Mandalorian Season 1 on Disney+

Toys: The Black Series Obi-Wan in Clone Armor at Walgreens

Toys: The Black Series’ Archive Wave 2 (Yoda, Anakin Skywalker & Biker Scout)

September

Books: Star Wars: How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks and Other Galactic Survival Skills (just the title alone is an instant buy)

October

Toys: The Rumored release of Episode IX toys & merchandise

Event: New York Comic Con (Hasbro panels and reveals)

Event: Star Wars Reads Day

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Games: The rumored release date of EA’s Jedi: Fallen Order game

Late Fall

Event: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World is set to open

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Media: Star Wars Episode IX (JJ brings to an end the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga

TBA in 2019

Games: Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series

Event: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert (check your city’s symphony for dates)

For those like us, 2019 is a fantastic time to be a Star Wars fan! This year is set to have us thoroughly entertained and constantly broke. No matter what the focus of your fandom/collection is, there is plenty to keep us happy until December 20th when the story which began 42 years ago with a secret message and two droids comes to a final end.

But Star Wars is forever and that means there will be plenty of stories to tell in the future and as of January 2019, the following are ones we officially know about.

2020 and Beyond

Media: Cassian Andor’s Rogue One prequel series on Disney+

Media: Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars trilogy of films

Media: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss’s Star Wars series of films

Event: The opening of the Star Wars Hotel which will be fully interactive to guests

Event: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

Event: Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

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Until the next announcement,

May the Figures be with you!