The Best Things The Phantom Menace Brought to Star Wars

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Say what you will about The Phantom Menace, but it’s crucial to what makes Star Wars great. Sure, it introduced lots of not-so-popular characters and concepts, but it balanced that out with even more things that, in the 20 years since its release, have aged quite gracefully. Things that improved and expanded the…

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Star Wars Celebration’s Exclusive Merch Really Wants to Maul Your Wallet

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While we’re obviously looking forward to Episode IX this year, 2019 is also a special Star Wars anniversary: It’s been 20 years since The Phantom Menace podraced into theaters. As always with Star Wars, that means special merch, and in Episode I’s case, a lot of it is all about Dathomir’s chosen son.

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