If there’s one thing we know about Imperial Stormtroopers in Star Wars, it’s that they’re not very good at their jobs. Perhaps they’d be better at holding up your books instead of defending the Empire. This pair of resin bookends features a duo of white-clad soldiers doing their best to keep your books from falling over.
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Before you go slicing open Tauntauns for warmth, you might want to try this comfy winter jacket based on the one Han Solo wore on Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back. It has a warm, insulated lining, a wampa-friendly faux fur collar, and plenty of pockets. Available in six sizes from X to XXXL.
Armed with cardboard, a magic marker, and a ceramic plate Millenium Falcon, Pla-Gabu (Dark Side) recreated the scene from Return of the Jedi where they blow up the second Death Star. Here’s the original sequence for comparison, and more of Pla-Gabu’s low-budget Star Wars scenes here.
There are plenty of good books out there for honing your survival skills, but how many of them cover what to do if you’re held captive by furry creatures on Endor, stuck on an exploding Death Star, or frozen in carbonite? Well, you’re in luck, thanks to BBC culture editor Christian Blauvelt and his handy Star Wars survival guide.
Kotobukiya teamed up with Lucasfilm Ltd. to create a collectible based on the iconic Yoda fountain located in the courtyard at the company’s Letterman Digital Arts Center. The 8.6″ tall cold-cast statue will be made in a limited run of just 1138 pieces, a nod to George Lucas’ first feature film THX-1138. Drops July 2022.
Command your appliances and lamps like a Sith Lord with this Star Wars-themed outlet controller. The Darth Vader Clapper has two sound effects. It says “The Force is strong with this one” when you clap on, and “You underestimate the power of the Dark Side” when you clap off. There’s also a C-3PO version.
Star Wars fans can dive deep into three iconic spacecraft with these Haynes Owners Workshop Manuals. The books delve into the design, engineering, and inner workings of the Millennium Falcon, X-Wing Fighter, and TIE Fighter. There’s also a Death Star manual.
Set in an uncharted section of the galaxy during the High Republic era, Star Wars Eclipse is a branching action-adventure game from Quantic Dream and Lucasfilm Games. While this cinematic trailer provides few clues to its plot, it’s a visual spectacle that we can only hope is achievable on today’s consoles and PCs.
Excited about The Book of Boba Fett? Boylei Hobby Time can’t wait either, so he made a model based on the scene of Fett holding court at the end of The Mandalorian Season 2. He started with an off-the-shelf Boba Fett model, meticulously painted and distressed it, then created a custom throne, complete with rancor heads.
This isn’t the first LEGO Imperial Walker, but it’s the most impressive. UCS model 75313 has 6785 pieces and stands 25″ tall. Details include poseable legs, moving cannons, a Minifig-scale interior, two speeder bikes, and more. Among its nine Minifigs us Luke Skywalker with a tow cable for him to hang from. Drops 11.26.2021.
(PG-13: Language) A couple of days ago, in a galaxy not very far away, an enthusiastic young man and his apathetic uncle went shopping for droids on a hot and boring desert planet. Joel Haver is joined by guest Justin Roiland to bring back this deleted scene from Star Wars: A New Hope.
This is the way to pay. This metal wallet looks like one of The Mandalorian’s precious Beskar ingots. It’s actually made from pewter, but it still looks awesome and holds up to seven of your galactic credit cards. An officially-licensed Star Wars collectible from Royal Selangor.
Frostbite Cinematics and a team of talented CG animators created this Star Wars short film with a great cinematic look and an action-packed battle between Clone Troopers and Battle Droids. The clip was created primarily using models, textures, and animations from Battlefront II and Jedi Fallen Order.
The choreography in Star Wars lightsaber duels has isn’t exactly realistic. The guys at Corridor Crew enlisted stunt coordinator Luke LaFontaine to help choreograph a fight scene that much better captures realistic swordplay tactics and how you might wield a lightweight plasma weapon. Then, they cranked up the VFX wizardry.
The scene in Return of the Jedi where Emperor Palpatine takes on Luke Skywalker is a classic. Wayne Keenan replicated Palpatine’s Force Lightning using a tesla coil and a couple of action figures. As a bonus, he programmed the electricity to play The Imperial March.
RSVLTS‘ eye-catching, black and blue short-sleeve shirt is covered with images inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy. The art incorporates movie posters and classic scenes and is printed onto KUNUFLEX, lightweight fabric that’s comfy and super stretchy. Officially licensed by Lucasfilm and Disney.
(PG-13: Language) The Unusual Suspect had to repost some of his popular “But I’m in It!” video edits. This led us to discover some episodes we’ve never seen, like the time that he starred in Star Wars: Episode I, got in a battle of wits with Yoda, and tried to juggle too many lightsabers against Darth Maul.
Celebrate your love for classic Star Wars with these travel tumblers from Igloo. Each one is decked out in retro graphics printed on a tall 16 oz. can. Double-wall stainless steel construction keep drinks cold or hot, and they have spill-proof lids. Igloo also makes some sweet Star Wars coolers.
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is one of the greatest places we’ve ever visited. Recently, Adam Savage stopped by and got an up-close look at the full-scale T-70 X-Wing fighter they’re currently restoring. Lucasfilm loaned them the screen-used spaceship, which will soon go on display at the museum.
Maze expert Sean C. Jackson created 30 intricate mazes for fellow Star Wars fans to enjoy. Locations include the forests of Endor, Jabba’s Palace, the rocky cliffs of Ahch-To, and the corridors of the Death Star. In addition to winding your way through the mazes, each illustration contains a Where’s Waldo-style challenge.
What could be better than LEGO + Star Wars? According to Disney, LEGO + Star Wars + Halloween. In this Disney+ special, Poe Dameron and BB-8 land on a Mustafar, where a Hutt named Graballa has set up a Sith-inspired theme park and hotel. Then Emperor Palpatine shows up and tries to start raising the dead.
After our first look, here’s another selection of beautiful and eye-popping footage from the upcoming Star Wars animated series. It features seven original stories as told through the eyes of some of Japan’s greatest anime studios. The series premieres on Disney+ on 9.22.2021, and we can’t wait to watch it.
Artist Leonardo Ugolini is known for building intricate sandcastles and sand sculptures. In this video, he shows off a beachside version of the Millennium Falcon, while narrating his process with the most soothing voice. Check out Leonardo’s TikTok channel for more of his incredible sand creations.