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The HU x Jedi: Fallen Order

The HU x Jedi: Fallen Order

If you’ve never seen Mongolian band The HU live, you owe it to yourself to do so. This video is the next best thing, as the throat-singing hard rockers perform an original song they created for the game Jedi: Fallen Order. Note that they’re not singing Mongolian here, but a unique language created for the Star Wars universe.

The Child Animatronic

The Child Animatronic

During Toy Fair 2020, Gizmodo got an up-close look at Hasbro’s awesome Baby Yoda animatronic toy. The $60 plush figure can move its head, wiggle its hears, open and close its big eyes, and makes adorable sounds. Available for pre-order now, with shipping December 2020. The high tech bassinet is sadly not included.

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Inside The Mandalorian’s VFX

Inside The Mandalorian’s VFX

ILM takes us behind the scenes of The Mandalorian to see how visual effects tech developed with Epic Games are used to create the series. Rather than shoot on location or in front of a green screen, the series uses a gigantic, wraparound screen to surround actors with digital scenery which can move in sync with a camera.

Alone: A Star Wars Fan Film

Alone: A Star Wars Fan Film

Kevin Custer’s minimal, but well-executed Star Wars short tells the tale of a stormtrooper who finds himself abandoned and injured on Endor after the destruction of the Death Star II. Naturally, he comes face-to-face with an Ewok along the way.

Star Wars Maker Lab

Star Wars Maker Lab

Young geeks will love to complete the challenges in this DIY book, filled with 20 different science experiments and craft projects inspired by the Star Wars universe. Using household objects, kids from 8-12+ will build their own mouse droid, a Tatooine sand globe, tabletop gliding landspeeders, and more.

Star Wars Voice Orchestra

Star Wars Voice Orchestra

Vocalist Matthew Van Ness recorded himself performing each and every instrument for this acapella orchestral version of John Williams Star Wars main theme. He also did a version of the Dual of the Fates, and the theme from Avengers.

The Child Life-size Figure

The Child Life-size Figure

Reportedly, the actual Baby Yoda puppet used in The Mandalorian cost millions, so the $350 price tag on Sideshow Collectibles‘ lifesize figure of The Child seems like a bargain the Jawas would cut. The 16.5″ tall figure is a perfect likeness of the powerful cutie, and holds a shift knob from the Razor Crest in his right hand. (Thanks Mark!)

The Simpsons’ Disney References

The Simpsons’ Disney References

Now that Disney owns the studio that makes The Simpsons, they figured it was time to pay tribute to some of the many times the series satirized or referenced Disney’s iconic properties. Since they also own Marvel and Star Wars, they couldn’t resist doing compilations for those franchises too.

SNL: Undercover Kylo Ren Returns

SNL: Undercover Kylo Ren Returns

After his stint as radar technician “Matt,” Kylo Ren returns to Undercover Boss to see if he was able to keep his promises to improve his organization and not lose his temper as much. One of several hilarious sketches from Adam Driver’s latest appearance on SNL.

Pony-Sized AT-AT Model

Pony-Sized AT-AT Model

While it’s not nearly as big as the AT-ACT treehouse that Colin Furze built, we’re still impressed with this foamcore and hot glue replica of the Empire’s walking weapon the guys from FliteTest put together. They built it with the sole purpose of flying tiny drones around it to knock it down.

Spaghetti Western Mandalorian

Spaghetti Western Mandalorian

The Mandalorian certainly owes alot to western films like A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. But what would it have looked like if it actually were a spaghetti western? Kingkida’s stylized trailer does a great job imagining just that, complete with the proper music, typeface, and film grain.

Star Wars: The Last Stand

Star Wars: The Last Stand

Motion designer Sekani Solomon and a team of talented animators made this brief, but impressive Star Wars fan film, which features an epic battle between a group of stormtroopers and an unknown enemy. The CGI work is as good as any video game cutscene we’ve seen. Sound design by Echoic.

The Mandalorian Vintage Comics

The Mandalorian Vintage Comics

Illustrator dvglzv loves to create imaginary comic book covers based on pop culture. He recently put together an brilliant series of vintage-style Marvel covers for each of The Mandalorian’s eight initial episodes. We’d love to see full comic books done this in this style.

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Darth Vader Raku Mugs

Darth Vader Raku Mugs

Tel Aviv-based ceramic artist Erifyli Tsavdari of Keramiki creates these dramatic, one-of-a-kind, decorative raku mugs featuring the visage of the Dark Lord of the Sith. While the raku version isn’t food-safe, there’s a glazed espresso cup that is.

LEGO Death Star Trench Diorama

LEGO Death Star Trench Diorama

Beyond the Brick shows off one of the most epic LEGO Star Wars builds ever. Anthony Ducre spent 7 months on this 50,000 piece diorama of the Death Star trench run from A New Hope, including an X-Wing fighter that “flies” through it on a track with Vader’s TIE Fighter on its tail. The crashed UCS Super Star Destroyer is a nice touch.

The Mandalorian: ’80s Style

The Mandalorian: ’80s Style

The Mandalorian has a great original score by Ludwig Göransson that suits the western-inspired Star Wars series perfectly. Duo YSSY made an awesome 1980s synthwave version, and it’s like what the show might have been like if Mando and Baby Yoda were being chased by stormtroopers driving Pontiac Trans Ams.

My Stick!

My Stick!

After tickling our ears with songs like “Bushes of Love“, “It’s Not a Moon“, and “Seagulls (Stop It Now)“, Bad Lip Reading has bestowed another silly Star Wars song upon us, featuring Jedi master Yoda schooling Luke Skywalker with his special Force-powered stick as they sit by a roaring campfire.

Theory11 x Star Wars Playing Cards

Theory11 x Star Wars Playing Cards

To commemorate the end of the Skywalker saga, premium playing card maker Theory11 presents a duo of official Star Wars decks. Sold in Light Side and Dark Side variants, they feature custom court cards of iconic good or evil characters, and card backs and boxes featuring spaceships of the Rebellion and Empire.

The Mandalorian Concept Art Gallery

The Mandalorian Concept Art Gallery

(Spoilers) The smash debuts of Disney+ and Star Wars The Mandalorian have us obsessed with mysterious helmeted characters, stark desert planets, incredible creatures, and a ridiculously cute baby Yoda. If you’re craving more, too, take a peek at this original gallery of concept art from Chapters 1 to 4 of the series.

Working Protosaber Blade

Working Protosaber Blade

While the idea of a real-world lightsaber sounds awesome, the amount of power required makes the idea impractical. But to celebrate the release of Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, The Hacksmith came up with the next best thing, a battery-powered version of the predecessor of the weapon, known as a Protosaber. Demo at 14:03.

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Go to Sleep Baby Yoda

Go to Sleep Baby Yoda

As viewers of The Mandalorian know, Baby Yoda can be a little mischievous. Auralnauts pokes fun at the father-son relationship that’s developing between Mando and The Child with dialogue that’s more relatable to those of us here on Earth… and a little lullaby.

Star Wars Helmet Mugs

Star Wars Helmet Mugs

Star Wars fans will want to revamp their mug collection with these lidded ceramic mugs, featuring the likenesses of Darth Vader for dark roast, a Stormtrooper for flat whites, and Boba Fett, which isn’t quite as ideal for sipping Boba tea.

One Christmas at a Long Time Ago

One Christmas at a Long Time Ago

Craig J. Clark created this unofficial music video for Jonathan Coulton and John Roderick’s modern holiday classic One Christmas at a Time, using only footage from the hilariously awful 1978 show The Star Wars Holiday Special, which you must watch if you’ve never seen it before.

Evolution of the Stormtrooper

Evolution of the Stormtrooper

Stormtroopers have been with us since the first moments of A New Hope back in 1977. With the original saga coming to a close in The Rise of Skywalker, director J.J. Abrams and other members of the Star Wars production team provide a brief history of these blindly loyal soldiers, and their various permutations over the years.

adidas Ultraboost S&L Star Wars

adidas Ultraboost S&L Star Wars

Celebrate your love for Star Wars and show your support for the Rebellion with adidas‘ X-Wing-inspired Ultraboost running shoes. They feature a flexible Stretchweb outsole, high traction Continental rubber treads, and are decked out in a Sesame, Active Orange, and Carbon color scheme.

Jet-powered Landspeeder

Jet-powered Landspeeder

Previously, inventor Colin Furze teamed up with eBay UK to sponsor a gigantic AT-ACT playhouse and a full-size TIE Silencer ship. For his third Star Wars build, he’s created an awesome replica of Luke Skywalker’s X-34 landspeeder from A New Hope. While it doesn’t hover, it does drive, and is powered by jets. Build video here.

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