Nov 2012

Revenge of the Slingshot!
by Fleetfang on Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:37 pm
Birds have invaded the Star Wars galaxy, and -boy- are they ANGRY! On November 8th, members of the 501st Legion's Nordic Garrison and the Rebel Legion's Nordic Base were invited to Rovio's official launch party in Helsinki, Finland, for the release of the most anticipated Angry Birds game ever: Angry Birds Star Wars! Rebels and Imperials squared off in staged scenes, much to the crowd's delight, and a great night was had by all. Special thanks to Johnnie Saares, TD-4785, for organizing the troop! You can see his video highlights of the evening here, and if you haven't downloaded ABSW for your mobile device yet... what are you waiting for??

Respect and Collect!
by Fleetfang on Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:06 pm
Each year, the prestigious National Toy Hall of Fame inducts new honorees of classic toys that have been beloved by generations. This year’s inductees come from a galaxy far, far away—and from a time long, long ago! Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, and all of the intergalactic Star Wars action figures join the centuries-old game of dominoes as honored toys in the Hall of Fame! As life-sized "action figures" ourselves, it was only fitting that members of the 501st Legion would be there for the momentous occasion!
See video from the induction ceremony, featuring members of Garrison Excelsior here!

The Emperor’s Hand (of Fate!)
by Fleetfang on Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:52 am
The 501st Legion has teamed up with Zombie Orpheus and Dead Gentlemen Productions to help bring The Gamers III: The Hands of Fate to the silver screen! Earlier this month, troops from Garrison Titan, Cloud City Garrison, Florida Garrison, and Carolina Garrison converged on Seattle to take part in shooting the independent film at ZOECon. During the production, Zombie Orpheus, Scott Brown, and Matt Vancil were all inducted as Friends of the Legion.
Check out some behind-the-scenes footage on YouTube, and watch for the film’s release in August 2013!

And the September 2012 Legion Trooper of the Month is...
by Fleetfang on Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:01 pm
Osvaldo “Wampa” Gonzalez, TI-2445, the CO of Chilean Outpost! Osvaldo has put forth tireless work to raise funds and support for numerous charities, including Unicef, Teletón Chile, and the 27 February Earthquake relief effort. ¡Felicidades, Wampa!
Congratulations also go to Tim Wimbush, TK-7371, our other nominee for September LTotM, for his hard work in preparing for Garrison Carida's Toys-For-Tots Shoot-a-Trooper fundraiser coming up next month! Keep up the great work, troops!

Smuggler's Gambit - HM Kyle Newman's audio drama available
by Nick on Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:44 pm
501st honourary member Kyle Newman's Smuggler’s Gambit audio drama is available now from Starwars.com's blog.
Kyle received his honourary membership with the 501st in August 2009 for his involvement in the film Fanboys.
Written and directed by Kyle and performed live in one take with the cast of Star Wars: The Clone Wars at Celebration 6 in Orlando this past summer, you can check out the live recording of Smuggler’s Gambit here!

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