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Hasbro Unveils New Crowdfunding Platform & Launches Campaign For Star Wars Toy

Toy brand Hasbro recently announced the launch of its new crowdfunding platform, HasLab. According to the company, HASLAB is a platform that hopes to bring dream products into the hands of fans. It was reported: “With your support, our goal is to make products that are… Read More

Star Wars HoloChess Inspired Game “HoloGrid: Monster Battle” Hits Kickstarter

May the Fourth be with you! On Wednesday, movie artist Phil Tippett, alongside HappyGiant Studio, announced their new Kickstarter project, HoloGrid: Monster Battle, which is based on iconic holographic chess game that was seen in A New Hope (Star Wars IV)  Hologrid: Monster Battle is described as a game that… Read More

FilmRise Secures North American Distribution Rights For Kickstarter Alum & “Star Wars” Documentary “Elstree 1976”

Earlier this month, film acquisition and distribution company FilmRise announced it has acquired the rights to Star Wars documentary Elstree 1976. The film surfaced on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter and made its theatrical debut at the 2015 London Film Festival. Elstree1976, which was directed by John Spira, shares the behind-the-scene… Read More

“Mystery Science Theater 3000” Nears $4M; Leaked Clip of Crow T Robot & Tom Servo’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Audition Surfaces (Video)

With less than a week until its epic Kickstarter campaign ends, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is currently nearing $4 million thanks to 32,000 backers. Creator Joel Hodgson teamed up with Shout! Factory to launch the campaign to bring back the hit series, which ended in 1999. The original $2 million… Read More

Update: “For the Love of Spock” Surpasses $600,000 Goal in the Final Hours on Kickstarter

With nearly 24 hours until his funding initiative on Kickstarter closes, Adam Nimoy (son of Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy) and his documentary For the Love of Spock officially surpassed its initial $600,000 goal thanks to nearly 8,700 backers. Earlier this year, Adam and his father approached 455 Films to help produce… Read More

Brief: Chris Roberts Talks Star Citizen’s Epic Crowdfunding Success

With Star Citizen’s campaign continuing to be the most well known crowdfunding project on the web, creator Chris Roberts sat down with Wired to share details about the initiative and its success. As previously reported, when Star Citizen surfaced in 2012, it immediately hit the spotlight and became one of… Read More

Star Wars Writer Gary Whitta Seeks Funds Through Crowdfunding Platform Inkshare For New Novel Abomination

Last week, Star Wars and The Book of Eli writer, Gay Whitta launched a campaign on book publishing crowdfunding platform Inkshares to raise funds for his new novel, Abomination.  Whitta wrote on the campaign’s website, “Hi! My name is Gary and I’m a screenwriter turned author. My best-known work is my original screenplay for The… Read More

WATCH: George Takei In One Of The Best Crowdfunding Primers Ever

If you have to watch a five minute video explaining the absolute basics of crowdfunding, please… stop what you’re doing and watch this. George Takei of Star Trek fame takes on crowdfunding basics in this episode of Takei’s Take, a YouTube video series created in partnership with… Read More

On Kickstarter: Documentary About The Actor Who Played Chewbacca In Star Wars

Peter Mayhew made history playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars franchise. At 7’3″, he was also born with Giantism. His large frame has degraded his knees to the point of needing surgery in order to walk unassisted again, and a fully-funded Kickstarter campaign for a… Read More

‘Star Wars’ X-wing fighters claim victory over Death Star on Kickstarter

Sorry, “Star Wars” fans: A real-life Death Star and the X-wing fighters to bring it down won’t be built anytime soon. First the White House snubbed a petition calling on the government to build the Death Star. Now two Kickstarter projects aimed at building a fully… Read More

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