STAR WARS RUN Singapore 2018 Open for Registration

Star Wars fans in Singapore alert! The STAR WARS RUN Singapore 2018 is back and it is now open for registration! The 2018 edition run is taking place on 5th May 2018 along with Star Wars Festival happening on May 4th!

Let me share with you more information below! May The Force Be With You! Spread the word and pass-it-on to fellow Star Wars fans in Singapore!

Registration opens for the second edition of STAR WARS RUN Singapore. The night run returns on 5 May 2018, with new elements and a different event venue – the F1 Pit Building and the Marina Bay area. Presented by The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia and local race organiser Esprimo, this event is a popular themed run that STAR WARS fans and runners look forward to. With over 15,000 participants in the inaugural edition last year, it has since become a prominent event on the running calendar in Singapore and the region.

Along with the STAR WARS festival happening on May the 4th, STAR WARS RUN Singapore 2018 will bring a unique event themed around the iconic storyline and characters from the franchise. Fun activities at the Race Village include STAR WARS themed activities, interactions, food and beverages as well as an outdoor movie screening of STAR WARS movies.

Participants will be able to pick either route – to join the Rebellion on the Light side, or follow Darth Vader’s footsteps on the Dark side. Both routes will feature engagement zones that will bring the STAR WARS experience to life with music and light projections and fun photo opportunities.

New Flag-Off Format and Run Category for Kids

Increasing from two to three categories this year, STAR WARS RUN Singapore 2018 aims to cater to fans of all ages and fitness levels. On top of the competitive 10km and non-competitive 5.4km, the inaugural 540m Young Jedi Dash for younger children will be added to this second edition. Runners will also be part of a first-of-its-kind flag-off where the Light and Dark side participants for the non-competitive 5.4km will run in opposite directions.

Registration

Loyal Runners (those who registered for STAR WARS RUN Singapore 2017) and early sign-ups can enjoy a special registration price from now till 14 March 2018. Priority registration is also exclusively open to Loyal Runners for the first seven days, with limited slots available. Details of registration prices are as follow:

    Priority Registration Early Bird Normal Period
  6 Feb to 12 Feb 13 Feb to 14 Mar 15 Mar to 13 Apr
Category Age Group Loyal Runners Public Public
10km Competitive 13 YO and above S$70 S$80 S$85
5.4km Non-Competitive 4 YO and above S$65 S$75 S$80
540m Young Jedi Dash 4-9 YO with parent S$50 S$60 S$65

STAR WARS RUN Singapore 2018 participants can expect to bring home limited edition STAR WARS merchandise exclusive to this year’s race pack. Finishers of the 10km & 5.4km category will also receive a commemorative medal unique to their category and finisher t-shirt.

For registration and more information on STAR WARS RUN Singapore 2018, please visit www.starwarsrun.sg.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Esprimo Pte Ltd and Asia PR Werkz *

Ride with Grab and Master the Force

Star Wars fans in Singapore alert! We are slowly building up and counting down towards Star Wars: The Last Jedi coming to our screens in December 2017! How would you like to be part of the Force and feel the Force when you are taking a ride across the city?

From 14th November 2017 to mid December 2017, yes you can do it, when you take rides on Grab vehicles across Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam! Users are offered the opportunity to opt-in and pick the side that they will fight for. Users who opt-in will see their app reskin to their chosen side for 5 weeks, where the Grab vehicle icon in-app will transform into Star Wars vehicles!

Are you a fan of The Resistance?

Or are you fan of the First Order?

Grab is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the campaign hopes to bring about a priceless, immersive and rewarding experience for all Grab users. For every ride they take with Grab, they will move one step closer to redeeming exclusive Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiums, tickets to the private movie screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and ultimately, the grand prize of an all-inclusive trip for 2 to the world’s largest privately-owned Star Wars memorabilia museum, Rancho Obi-Wan in San Francisco, California, USA.

There will also be weekly battle challenges between The Resistance and The First Order, where only the winning side will unlock special prizes  such as a Sphero Droid and Lego Set. Photo opportunities abound as Grab’s vehicles in The Resistance and First Order car wraps will also hit the streets.

The campaign runs from 14 November until mid-December, where all activities will culminate in a final battle event for everyone to pit against one another on-site and conquer fun Star Wars themed challenges. More details of the event will be announced at a later date.

Here’s a useful infographic for you to ride with Grab and master the Force!

Spread the word, Pass It On, Pay It Forward to all your fellow Star Wars fans!

May The Force Be With You when you ride with Grab! 

* Information and pictures courtesy of Grab and Teneo Strategy *

Star Wars Rebels Season 3 premieres 15th October 2016

Star Wars fans alert! The third season of the critically acclaimed animated Star Wars Rebels premieres today on 15th October 2016! Catch Star Wars Rebels Season 3 on Disney Channel (StarHub TV Ch 312/ Singtel TV Ch 234) and introduces new characters Grand Admiral Thrawn and Bendu.

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Star Wars Rebels will also launch on 15th October, 8am on Disney XD (StarHub TV Ch 310/ Singtel TV Ch 232), and thereafter every Saturday and Sunday at 8.30am. The regular time slot for Disney Channel is every Saturday at 12pm.

STAR WARS REBELS - "Steps into Shadow" - The critically-acclaimed animated series "Star Wars Rebels" returns SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (8:30 p.m., ET) and introduces new characters Grand Admiral Thrawn and Bendu during the season three one-hour premiere event, "Steps into Shadow" on Disney XD. (Lucasfilm) KANAN, BENDU
STAR WARS REBELS – “Steps into Shadow” – The critically-acclaimed animated series “Star Wars Rebels” returns SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (8:30 p.m., ET) and introduces new characters Grand Admiral Thrawn and Bendu during the season three one-hour premiere event, “Steps into Shadow” on Disney XD. (Lucasfilm)
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STAR WARS REBELS - "Steps into Shadow" - Led by a more powerful Ezra, a rebel mission goes awry, and Kanan returns to help the Ghost crew. Grand Admiral Thrawn emerges as a new threat. This episode of "Star Wars Rebels" airs Saturday, September 24 (8:30 - 9:30 P.M. EDT) on Disney XD. (Lucasfilm) GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN
STAR WARS REBELS – “Steps into Shadow” – Led by a more powerful Ezra, a rebel mission goes awry, and Kanan returns to help the Ghost crew. Grand Admiral Thrawn emerges as a new threat. This episode of “Star Wars Rebels” airs Saturday, September 24 (8:30 – 9:30 P.M. EDT) on Disney XD. (Lucasfilm)
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What can we Star Wars fans expect from Star Wars Rebels Seasons 3? Here’s some information and pictures from Season 3 of Star Wars Rebels –

Having established a secret base on Atollon, the Ghost crew, now led by a more powerful Ezra, strengthens the rebel fleet by acquiring new resources and recruits eager to stand against the Empire. However, the Imperial efforts to eliminate the rebellion are now being led by the coldly analytical Grand Admiral Thrawn, whose strategic, tactical and cultural insights make him a threat unlike any they have faced before. In season three, Ezra and Sabine take on new roles and challenges as the rebels prepare for their biggest mission yet – a direct assault on the Empire.

STAR WARS REBELS - "The Holocrons of Fate” - When Maul takes the crew of the Ghost hostage, Ezra and Kanan must recover an ancient Sith artifact to save them. This episode of “Star Wars Rebels” airs Saturday, October 01 (8:30-9:00 P.M. EDT) on Disney XD. (Lucasfilm) DARTH MAUL
STAR WARS REBELS – “The Holocrons of Fate” – When Maul takes the crew of the Ghost hostage, Ezra and Kanan must recover an ancient Sith artifact to save them. This episode of “Star Wars Rebels” airs Saturday, October 01 (8:30-9:00 P.M. EDT) on Disney XD. (Lucasfilm)
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STAR WARS REBELS - "Steps into Shadow" - The critically-acclaimed animated series "Star Wars Rebels" returns SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (8:30 p.m., ET) and introduces new characters Grand Admiral Thrawn and Bendu during the season three one-hour premiere event, "Steps into Shadow" on Disney XD. (Lucasfilm) SABINE, EZRA, HONDO OHNAKA, ZEB, CAPTAIN REX
STAR WARS REBELS – “Steps into Shadow” – The critically-acclaimed animated series “Star Wars Rebels” returns SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (8:30 p.m., ET) and introduces new characters Grand Admiral Thrawn and Bendu during the season three one-hour premiere event, “Steps into Shadow” on Disney XD. (Lucasfilm)
SABINE, EZRA, HONDO OHNAKA, ZEB, CAPTAIN REX

Star Wars Rebels Season 3 looks exciting and it’s a great build up leading towards to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arriving in December 2016! Do remember to watch and follow Star Wars Rebels Season 3!

May The Force Be With You to all fellow Star Wars fans!

* Information and pictures courtesy of The Walt Disney Company Pte Ltd (S.E.A) *

 

Super fans #GoRogue to reveal Star Wars new toy line

Star Wars fans alert! We are all highly excited, eagerly awaiting for the arrival of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” coming to theatres in December 2016! Leading up to the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, there are some interesting and exciting news that I want to share with fellow Star Wars fans!

In anticipation of the upcoming new movie, a new campaign is launched – #GoRogue comprising of a series of fan-made stop-motion shorts which will unveil new Star Wars and Rogue One products! Yes, new Star Wars and Rogue One products, that will make many Star Wars fans excited!

Star Wars fans! Share and spread the news about the #GoRogue campaign!

Let me share with you more information of the #GoRogue campaign from the press release information below –

A team of Star Wars superfans today revealed the new toy line for the highly anticipated “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” movie via a series of fan-made animated shorts launching on the Star Wars social channels. As part of a competition in collaboration with creative network Tongal, a team was assembled to write, direct and produce original, fan-made stop-motion shorts starring key toys from the new line to kick off a global UGC contest that asks fans to share their own “Rogue Stories.”

“These fan-created shorts are a tribute to the incredible content that the Star Wars community posts online every day,” said Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “The Go Rogue campaign was designed with Star Wars fans in mind – we want them to be front and center in the run up to ‘Rogue One’ by imagining and creating their own Rogue Stories.”

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When Star Wars news breaks, many fans worldwide react by sharing their own videos online. According to new research[1], fans posted over 838,000 pieces of Star Wars-related content on YouTube in the past year alone, which is more than 2,296 per day and nearly 96 per hour. Star Wars fan-generated content is also incredibly popular, accruing more than 16.3 billion views in the last year – equivalent to everyone in the world viewing at least two fan-created videos.

The global contest, which kicks off September 30, invites fans to share their own short stories or skits set in a galaxy far, far away… Winning entries from around the globe will be chosen by a panel including “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” director Gareth Edwards. Beginning September 30, fans 18 and older can enter the Go Rogue contest on StarWars.com/GoRogue. Winners will be invited to Lucasfilm in San Francisco to attend a screening of “Rogue One,” and see their short story on the big screen.

The fan-created shorts showcasing the new line of “Rogue One” toys for the first time launches on the Star Wars social channels today, with new instalments rolling out through September. The team was lead by James DeJulio at Tongal, and the series was written by Kevin Ulrich and brought to life by stop-motion animators and directors Dan MacKenzie and Tucker Barrie. The stories follow the adventures of “Rogue One” toys from Hasbro, LEGO, FUNKO, JAKKS Pacific, Mattel and Disney Store as they try to track down the building instructions to the LEGO Star Wars Death Star set which have been misplaced by the Empire.

“I’ve been a Star Wars fan my whole life so this is a dream project,” says James DeJulio, co-founder of Tongal. “It’s been amazing to see what an inspiration Star Wars has been to so many members of our creative community, whether that’s coming up with their own Star Wars storylines, or playing out scenes with Star Wars toys at home with their kids. I’m excited to share this first ‘Rogue Story’ with the world and hope it inspires other fans to share theirs.”

The full range of new “Rogue One” and Star Wars products will be available globally starting on September 30. Join the global #GoRogue conversation on social.

Tongal’s creative network includes 120,000 writers, directors and animators across 150 countries. For more information, go to www.tongal.com.

[1] ZEFR online content report, August 2016

* Information and picture courtesy of The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) *

The Force is Awakened in Star Wars

The Force is strong again in Star Wars with the arrival of Star Wars VII : The Force Awakens on 17th December 2015 (for Singapore). I managed to watch The Force Awakens on 19th December 2015 and it invoked a lot of thoughts, feelings and emotions. I promised there will be no spoilers in this article and I am planning to write a more in-depth article about Star Wars VII : The Force Awakens at a later date, probably around 4 weeks after the release date of The Force Awakens movie.

Having grown up with Star Wars IV, V and VI as a young kid, I was mesmerised and followed Star Wars since that era. My biggest and most lasting impression would most likely be Star Wars V : The Empire Strikes Back. The Star Wars story followed on with the release of Star Wars I, II and III and among these 3 prequels, only Star Wars II : Attack of the Clones, caught my attention and impression.

With Star Wars IV, V, VI, followed by I, II, III, under my belt, it was filled with a lot of mixed feelings, anxiety, anticipation, expectations when Star Wars VII was announced. The trailers leading up to the release of Star Wars VII : The Force Awakens were feeding a lot of buzz and expectations too, among the Star Wars community worldwide. I was anxiously waiting too, how would it turn out?

I heard and read about some spoilers lurking around the internet and social media platforms. Some were teasing, some were close to being spoilers, a small number of spoilers though. Luckily, that didn’t spoilt me preparing to watch The Force Awakens, that propels my anxiety and expectations for the new Star Wars movie.

On 19th December, the time has come, the Force in me is awakened, not before waiting for 30 minutes of advertising and some other movie trailers before they officially started the Star Wars VII film rolling. I watched and observed carefully, making notes inside my brain and mind, on the similarities and differences, the plots and twists, the story line and flow. There were many different moments of emotions and thoughts, the smiles, the question marks, there is a clash of the Force inside me, nostalgic versus modern.

At the end of Star Wars VII : The Force Awakens, I smiled, I laughed, I teared. Although I had mixed feelings, some parts of the movie were great, some were just alright. There is something that I want to say, the lines by Han Solo and Chewie from the official Star Wars VII trailer “… Chewie, We Are Home …”

For me, as a Star Wars fan, the Force is Awakened again!

May The Force Be With You! Always!

This is the Star Wars App you’re looking for!

Attention Star Wars fans!! There is a disturbance in the Force, it is calling itself towards all the Star Wars fans! This is the Star Wars App that you are looking for! I have to share this wonderful news with fellow Star Wars fans and supporters and I have downloaded the Star Wars App into my iPhone and iPad!

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Let me share with you more information on the Star Wars App from the press release –

Lucasfilm and Disney Interactive today launched the official Star Wars app, a new free app that puts fans into the Star Wars universe right from their mobile devices. Available for iOS and Android, the app provides breaking news, rich media, social updates, special events, and interactive features for the countdown to Star Wars: The Force Awakens and beyond.

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By uniting the world of Star Wars in a native mobile experience, Lucasfilm and Disney Interactive are giving fans a gateway to access Star Wars anytime, anywhere. In addition to featuring exclusive content, the app also pulls in news and posts fromStar Wars’ expansive network of digital channels, including StarWars.com as well as the official Star Wars channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, and Google+. Users can also theme the app with light side, dark side, or droid interfaces, each containing different designs, sounds, and animations. Updated daily and in real-time, this is the app Star Wars fans are looking for.

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Features include:

–        News: Get instant notifications on big announcements from across the franchise, including trailer releases, movie updates and game news. The news feed is fully customizable, so users can filter which platforms their updates are coming from, and which aspects of the Star Wars franchise they’re hearing about.

–        Augmented Reality: Bring the Star Wars universe to life by unlocking 3D characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens using an exclusive augmented reality camera feature. The trigger for this feature will change over time, introducing new characters and objects.

–        Videos: Watch official Star Wars videos, including movie trailers, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more.

–        Force Trainer: Wield a lightsaber and hone your skills by playing with the Force Trainer, an interactive activity where users can duel a training remote, as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope.

–        Star Wars “Selfie”: Take and share a Star Wars “selfie” in various iconic costumes and settings, including Jedi, Princess Leia, Han Solo’s carbon-freeze, and more.

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–        GIFs: Share animated GIFs with friends and family of memorable scenes and characters from the Star Wars movies and TV shows, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars Rebels.

–        Soundboard: Play classic sound clips and sound effects from your favorite Star Wars characters, creatures, weapons, vehicles, and scenes.

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–        Star Wars History: Discover behind-the-scenes fun facts with This Day In Star Wars History.

–        Weather: Get Star Wars-themed weather and five-day forecasts, featuring original art and parallax effects of in-universe planets and locales.

Created especially with fans in mind, the app is equipped with Star Wars ID which lets users join the growing Star Wars fan community by choosing an avatar, creating a handle, and building a connected profile. The app will continue to evolve along with the franchise, and users can look forward to regular updates and new features. The app also helps fans discover the latest Star Wars digital apps, products and experiences.

* Information and pictures courtesy of The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) *

Here are the links to download the Star Wars App –

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/star-wars/id960108075?ls=1&mt=8

Google Play:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disney.starwarshub_goo

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Disney-Star-Wars/dp/B013S9NAY2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1441309507&sr=8-4&keywords=star+wars+app

May The Force Be With You Always.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser #2

Star Wars fans worldwide, I am sure you are looking forward to The Force Awakens in December 2015! Being a fanatic Star Wars fan, this official teaser 2 is making me very excited to the new movie in December 2015!

May The Force Be With You!