Two of kidsÕ favorite brands - Hot Wheels and Star Wars - have joined forces! Launch into hyperdrive with some of the most iconic vehicles from Star Wars, brought to you by Hot Wheels. Kids will love re-creating some of the universeÕs most epic battles and fiercest showdowns with these starships. Slip on the Flight Navigator, raise your hand and send your ship ÒflyingÓ across the room just like in hyperspace! The Flight Navigator also doubles as a display stand to show off a collection. Starships can be used with Hot Wheels Star Wars play sets (sold separately) so kids can build an entire galaxy of play! Each sold separately. Not for use with some Hot Wheels sets. Colors and decorations may vary.
Daring Rebel spies have uncovered a weak point in the Galactic Empire's defenses. Tensions run high as the Rebels assemble a strike team with one chance to set back the Empire's quest for total galactic domination, but with zero margin for error! Coordinating hit-and-run attacks to distract the Imperials, the Rebel Alliance relies upon a handful of heroes to undertake a vital mission Star Wars: The Card Game is a cooperative LCG that puts 1-4 players* in command of the Rebel strike force and mission team. Players will launch fleets of starships and direct some of the most famous heroes in the Star Wars galaxy as they confront the might of the Empire. By working together, players can fend off Imperial assaults and complete their mission, winning the game! In Star Wars: The Card Game, players take the roles of such notable heroes as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia as an Imperial deck opposes their mission attempts with a devious artificial intelligence. With a wealth of characters, starships, missions, and enemies, Star Wars: The Card Game immerses players in galactic conflict.
Two of kidsÕ favorite brands Hot Wheels and Star Wars have joined forces! Launch into hyperdrive with pairs of the most iconic vehicles from Star Wars, brought to you by Hot Wheels. Kids will love re-creating some of the universeÕs most epic battles and fiercest showdowns with 2-packs of starships. Slip on the Flight Navigator, raise your hand and send your ships ÒflyingÓ across the room just like in hyperspace! The Flight Navigator also doubles as a display stand to show off a collection. Starships can be used with Hot Wheels Star Wars play sets (sold separately) so kids can build an entire galaxy of play! Each sold separately. Not for use with some Hot Wheels sets. Colors and decorations may vary. Ages 3 and older.
The Ancient Roman Empire waits for another charismatic leader. Can you measure up to Julius Caesar or Marc Antony and be the world’s first supreme ruler? Command the most incredible war machine of the ancient world. Focus on military, economy and politics to dominate your enemies.The fight for the glory has never been so fierce, comprising not only battlefields, but also secret arrangements in private chambers. Who can be your ally and who will become your enemy? Can you trust your allies? Anticipate the moves of your opponents, watching out not to get betrayed. The time for payoffs and decisions has come, therefore choose wisely if you want to pave your way to Rome.Emperor EditionEmperor Edition is the ultimate experience of Total War: Rome II, with added Mac support, upgraded AI, improved campaign and in-battle visuals, and further bug repairs. Emperor Editions comes with all the downloadable content and updates to Rome II released in September of 2013. That includes integration with Twitch.TV, as well as all previously released factions and units for players to enjoy.Explore new exclusive contentTW: ROME II Emperor Edition features all content and upgrades made for ROME II since its launch in September 2013. In practice it means for example Twitch. TV integration, touchscreen controls, various new playable factions, Mac compatibility and most importantly – the Imperator Augustus Campaign Pack! Coming as part of Total War™: ROME IIEmperor Edition, this free (for the Rome II owners) DLC is set 42 BC.Remember the chaotic aftermath of the Caesar’s sneaky murder? If not, don’t worry, as the game will smoothly introduce you to the climate of those times. Three great men from the Second Triumvirate can save the Empire from collapse, taking the matters into their own hands. Impersonate Marc Antony, Lepidus, Octavian or choose one of the other playable factions, including Pompey, Iceni, Dacia, Egypt, Armenia, Parthia or Marcomanni. It’s up to you whether you will fight off other members of the Triumvirate and defend the Empire or invade it from the position of the region ruler.Breathtaking, realistic battlesDrawing from the best features of the previous titles, Total War ROME II gameplay offers an incredibly realistic military side. Large-scale wars, including thousands of soldiers have been depicted with the closest attention to details. Enjoy extensively detailed characters, each having its own animated framework with a unique facial expression.Get enchanted with their well-reflected armors and clothing. All thanks to the modernized Warscape graphic engine, which captures the slightest battles’ details. Optimized to match both low and high-end hardware, the game requirements shall not scare off any future Emperor.Critical and players reception of TWR 2Game was met with rather positive reception. Players and reviewers were praising the scale of battles, attention to details and the visual side of the game. However, the initial response to Total War: Rome II was mixed, due to poor optimization.Players were unable to boot the game after installation, bugs, crashes and problems with the AI were also reported. These issues have since been fixed with patches which in time resulted in better and better opinions and allowed to gain a large number of sales of the game.
The first and only coloring book based on Fox's Emmy-winning animated hit TV show. Crossing the line from line art to Pop Art, The Official Bob's Burgers Coloring Book follows in the best-selling pop-culture coloring book footsteps of Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, and Outlander. This collection serves up not only images of the best moments of the show, but also enough puns and fun to have the show's ravenous fans salivating with hunger and hilarity. Bob's Burgers is enjoying a true pop- cultural moment, with an original comic-book version by Dynamite Entertainment still setting records since its launch in 2014, a soundtrack album of original music from the series featuring music from indie band Sleater-Kinney (Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein), and now an ongoing, multi- city live tour that presents the cast and crew re- creating some of the most popular episodes in front of packed houses across the country.
Set against the background of the Napoleonic wars, Vanity Fair follows the contrasting fortunes of two young women, Amelia Sedley and Becky Sharp, who go out into the world together, but whose lives take very different courses. The sensitive Amelia begins with every social advantage and the prospect of a good marriage, but war and sudden drastic decline in her family's circumstances dash all her hopes; while Becky, a drawing master's daughter with only her wits to rely on, embarks on a campaign to launch herself into society, marries Rawdon Crawley, an aristocratic rake, on an impulse, and begins a giddy social whirl on "nothing a year" and an ocean of debt. Thackeray's "novel without a hero" is a lively satirical journey through English society, exposing greed, snobbery, and pretension. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Miriam Margolyes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000101/bk_hcuk_000101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
"A splendid series.” -Anne McCaffrey "Naomi Novik has done for the Napoleonic Wars what Anne McCaffrey did for science fiction: constructed an alternate reality in which dragons are real in a saga that is impressively original, fully developed, and peopled with characters you care about.” -David Weber, author of the Honor Harrington series After their fateful adventure in China, Capt. Will Laurence of His Majesty's Aerial Corps and his extraordinary dragon, Temeraire, are waylaid by a mysterious envoy bearing urgent new orders from Britain. Three valuable dragon eggs have been purchased from the Ottoman Empire, and Laurence and Temeraire must detour to Istanbul to escort the precious cargo back to England. Time is of the essence if the eggs are to be borne home before hatching. Yet disaster threatens the mission at every turn-thanks to the diabolical machinations of the Chinese dragon Lien, who blames Temeraire for her master's death and vows to ally herself with Napoleon and take vengeance. Then, faced with shattering betrayal in an unexpected place, Laurence, Temeraire, and their squad must launch a daring offensive. But what chance do they have against the massed forces of Bonaparte's implacable army?
It began as the ultimate voyage of discovery-only to become the stuff of lost Republic legend . . . and a dark chapter in Jedi history. Now, at last, acclaimed author Timothy Zahn returns to tell the whole extraordinary story of the remarkable-and doomed-Outbound Flight Project. The Clone Wars have yet to erupt when Jedi Master Jorus C'baoth petitions the Senate for support of a singularly ambitious undertaking. Six Jedi Masters, twelve Jedi Knights, and fifty thousand men, women, and children will embark-aboard a gargantuan vessel, equipped for years of travel-on a mission to contact intelligent life and colonize undiscovered worlds beyond the known galaxy. The government bureaucracy threatens to scuttle the expedition before it can even start-until Master C'baoth foils a murderous conspiracy plot, winning him the political capital he needs to set in motion the dream of Outbound Flight. Or so it would seem. For unknown to the famed Jedi Master, the successful launch of the mission is secretly being orchestrated by an unlikely ally: the evil Sith Lord, Darth Sidious, who has his own reasons for wanting Outbound Flight to move forward . . . and, ultimately, to fail. Yet Darth Sidious is not the mission's most dangerous challenge. Once underway, the starship crosses paths at the edge of Unknown Space with the forces of the alien Chiss Ascendancy and the brilliant mastermind best known as "Thrawn." Even Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, aboard Outbound Flight with his young Padawan student, Anakin Skywalker, cannot help avert disaster. Thus what begins as a peaceful Jedi mission is violently transformed into an all-out war for survival against staggering odds-and the most diabolical of adversaries. Timothy Zahn's unique mix of espionage, political gamesmanship, and deadly interstellar combat breathes electrifying life into a Star Wars legend.
In this epic of unsurpassed action and imagination, Michael Stackpole helps to launch an exciting new era in Star Wars history. Onslaught pits the battle-tested heroes of the past-Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa Solo-along with the next generation of Jedi and droids, against fearsome never-before-encountered enemies from beyond the galactic rim . . . It is a perilous time for the New Republic. Just when unity is needed most, mistrust is on the rise. Even the Jedi feel the strain, as rogue elements rebel against Luke's leadership. When alien invaders known as the Yunnan Vong strike without warning, the New Republic is thrown on the defensive. Merciless warriors, the Yunnan Vong glory in torture. Their technology is as strange as it is deadly. Most ominous of all, they are impervious to the Force. Now Luke must wield all the awesome powers of a Jedi Master to defeat the gravest threat since Darth Vader. As Leia and Gavin Darklighter lead desperate refugees in a fighting retreat from Yunnan Vong forces, Mara Jade, Anakin, Jacen, and Corran Horn find themselves tested as never before by a faceless, implacable foe determined to smother the light of the New Republic forever beneath a shroud of darkest evil . . .
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A one-of-a-kind Star Wars experience that sheds new light on the original film. On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, more than forty contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the forty short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from the literary history of Star Wars: - Gary Whitta bridges the gap from Rogue One to A New Hope through the eyes of Captain Antilles. - Aunt Beru finds her voice in an intimate character study by Meg Cabot. - Nnedi Okorofor brings dignity and depth to a most unlikely character: the monster in the trash compactor. - Pablo Hidalgo provides a chilling glimpse inside the mind of Grand Moff Tarkin. - Pierce Brown chronicles Biggs Darklighter's final flight during the Rebellion's harrowing attack on the Death Star. - Wil Wheaton spins a poignant tale of the rebels left behind on Yavin. Plus thirty-four more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from: Ben Acker - Renée Ahdieh - Tom Angleberger - Ben Blacker - Jeffrey Brown - Rae Carson - Adam Christopher - Zoraida Córdova - Delilah S. Dawson - Kelly Sue DeConnick - Paul Dini - Ian Doescher - Ashley Eckstein - Matt Fraction - Alexander Freed - Jason Fry - Kieron Gillen - Christie Golden - Claudia Gray - E. K. Johnston - Paul S. Kemp - Mur Lafferty - Ken Liu - Griffin McElroy - John Jackson Miller - Daniel José Older - Mallory Ortberg - Beth Revis - Madeleine Roux - Greg Rucka - Gary D. Schmidt - Cavan Scott - Charles Soule - Sabaa Tahir - Elizabeth Wein - Glen Weldon - Chuck Wendig All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book-a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies' longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House has donated $100,000 to First Book, and Disney/Lucasfilm has donated 100,000 children's books-valued at $1,000,000-to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education. Over the past sixteen years, Disney and Penguin Random House combined have donated more than eighty-eight million books to First Book.
It began as the ultimate voyage of discovery - only to become the stuff of lost Republic legend...and a dark chapter in Jedi history. Now, at last, acclaimed author Timothy Zahn returns to tell the whole extraordinary story of the remarkable - and doomed - Outbound Flight Project. The Clone Wars have yet to erupt when Jedi Master Jorus C'baoth petitions the Senate for support of a singularly ambitious undertaking. Six Jedi Masters, 12 Jedi Knights, and 50,000 men, women, and children, will embark - aboard a gargantuan vessel, equipped for years of travel - on a mission to contact intelligent life and colonize undiscovered worlds beyond the known galaxy. The government bureaucracy threatens to scuttle the expedition before it can even start - until Master C’baoth foils a murderous conspiracy plot, winning him the political capital he needs to set in motion the dream of Outbound Flight.Or so it would seem. For unknown to the famed Jedi Master, successful launch of the mission is secretly being orchestrated by an unlikely ally: the evil Sith Lord Darth Sidious, who has his own reasons for wanting Outbound Flight to move forward...and, ultimately, to fail.Yet Darth Sidious is not the mission's most dangerous challenge. Once underway, the starship crosses paths at the edge of Unknown Space with the forces of the alien Chiss Ascendancy and the brilliant mastermind best known as “Thrawn”. Even Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, aboard Outbound Flight with his young Padawan student, Anakin Skywalker, cannot help avert disaster. Thus what begins as a peaceful Jedi mission is violently transformed into an all-out war for survival against staggering odds and the most diabolical of adversaries.Timothy Zahn's unique mix of espionage, political gamesmanship, and deadly interstellar combat breathes electrifying life into a Star Wars legend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001014/bk_rand_001014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.