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Star Wars

Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Title Explained

Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Title Explained

(SPOILERS) Star Wars: The Last Jedi has several major themes. But ScreenPrism argues that it has two main subjects that are implied in its title. One is the demystification of the past, and the other is the meritocracy of greatness.

Deal: Star Wars Trackers

Deal: Star Wars Trackers
$30/set of 2  Buy Comment

Keep track of all your things with these Foundmi Star Wars Bluetooth trackers. Locate items via the free app and use alert functions to alarm you when you near your belongings. Sold in sets of two. Use code GIFTSHOP15 for an additional 15% off in The Awesomer Shop.

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Skywalker vs Starkiller

Skywalker vs Starkiller

Fabrice Mathieu cleverly combined footage from the original trilogy with footage from The Force Awakens, throwing Luke Skywalker into a battle that took place 30 years later than he last flew his X-Wing, thus introducing time travel into the Star Wars universe.

A Star Wars Christmas Medley

A Star Wars Christmas Medley

It might seem like an odd combination, but Star Wars fever and Christmas are both upon us, so Nathan Mills‘ medley sorta makes sense. Sit back and enjoy a beautiful guitar performance of classics like Little Drummer Boy, Imperial March, and Silent Night, all rolled into one.

DIY RC LEGO BB-8

DIY RC LEGO BB-8

LEGO enthusiast Sariel modified the LEGO BB-8 kit to make it move via remote control. It doesn’t roll exactly like the droid does, but it’s still a cool mod. Sariel used SBrick and Power Functions parts to make the mod. You can download the instructions on his website.

Return of the Jedi Honest Trailer

Return of the Jedi Honest Trailer

Screen Junkies takes on Star Wars: Episode VI, a movie which at the time was the most disappointing of its franchise, but that just needed Episodes I through III to come out to put in perspective how much better Yub Nub is any day than Jar Jar. Harmonica solo!

The Star Wars: Concept Trailer

The Star Wars: Concept Trailer

Before the characters we know and love first emerged on movie screens, there were other conceptual incarnations created by George Lucas and artist Ralph McQuarrie. The DAVE School envisions what the first movie might have looked like had those early ideas stuck.

Star Wars: A Capella Medley

Star Wars: A Capella Medley

The talented vocalists of Serbia’s Viva Vox present a fantastic cover medley of John Williams’ classic score, including Fox Fanfare, Star Wars Main Title, The Force Theme, Rebel Fanfare, The Imperial March, Cantina Band, Princess Leia’s Theme and Duel of the Fates

Star Wars: Lessons from the Force

Star Wars: Lessons from the Force

“Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.” After explaining the meanings of the lightsaber, ScreenPrism continues its Star Wars symbolism series by enumerating the core tenets of the Force. Or at least its Light side. Empty your mind and be one with the Force.

Hot Toys Luke Skywalker Last Jedi Figure

Hot Toys Luke Skywalker Last Jedi Figure
$245  Buy Comment

Hot Toys masterfully mimics Luke Skywalker’s appearance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The 11″ tall action figure comes with a hooded tunic, a poncho, Luke’s lightsaber, and a cane. The deluxe version adds a backpack, a porg and a “lightning rod.” Hmm.

Star Wars Theme on Calculators

Star Wars Theme on Calculators

YouTuber It’s a Small World is back, but her musical calculators have multiplied for her latest performance – a fun cover version of John Williams’ Star Wars opening theme, complete with the iconic 20th Century Fox music.

Columbia Star Wars Echo Base Jackets

Columbia Star Wars Echo Base Jackets
$400  Buy Comment

Columbia Sportswear’s latest Star Wars fashions. The Echo Base collection consists of three jackets inspired by Luke, Leia and Han’s Hoth outerwear in The Empire Strikes Back. They are water-resistant and have Omni-Heat reflective insulation. Drops 12/8/17.

Build Your Own Droid

Build Your Own Droid
$100  Buy Link Comment

While so much of the focus has been on BB-8 in recent years, R2-D2 is still our favorite droid. Now you can build your own 12″ tall R2 unit using this DIY kit which includes all the parts you need, and stickers for customizing your bot. Great for kids or kids at heart.

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Colin Furze’s Star Wars TIE Silencer

Colin Furze’s Star Wars TIE Silencer

Colin Furze continues what he started. After last year’s life-size AT-ACT, the mad inventor once again scoured eBay for parts to build a life-size model of a Star Wars vehicle. This time it’s Kylo Ren’s ride, the TIE Silencer. The model is on display at Burghley House until 12/10/17.

Perfect Grade 1/72 Millennium Falcon

Perfect Grade 1/72 Millennium Falcon
$400  Buy Comment

This 1:72 scale model kit of Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon is the ultimate collectible for fans of Han Solo’s ship. Bandai painstakingly inspected and scanned the movie prop used in A New Hope to create this model kit. It comes with LED lights and a display base.

Star Wars Symbolism: Lightsabers

Star Wars Symbolism: Lightsabers

The inner being expressed as external power. ScreenPrism takes a look at one of the best fictional weapons ever conceived. They focus on the Skywalker’s lightsabers, but also touch on many of the ways that Star Wars uses the weapon as a symbol.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Spoof

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Spoof

“Pebbles? Try lifting an X-Wing.” R2-D2 let Luke’s Jedi school burn down, porgs were totally not made to prey on children, and Rey can’t decide if she’s Light Side or Dark Side in ArtSpear Entertainment’s spoof of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer.

Stormtrooper Espresso Mugs

Stormtrooper Espresso Mugs
$20/pair  Buy Comment

Assuming these ceramic espresso mugs don’t miss shots the way that stormtroopers do in the Star Wars flicks, we’d love a set for serving up a quick caffeine fix. These officially-licensed 2.7 oz. cups are sold in sets of two, so you can toast a friend, or enjoy a double shot for yourself.

Star Wars International Poster T-shirts

Star Wars International Poster T-shirts
~$40  Buy Comment

Musterbrand celebrates Star Wars’ 40th anniversary with a line of t-shirts printed with international movie posters. There are three tees with Japanese posters, one with a German poster and one with an Italian poster.

Star Wars x Rag & Bone Collection

Star Wars x Rag & Bone Collection

Rag & Bone’s upcoming collaboration with Star Wars will let you show your love for the franchise without looking like you’re from a galaxy far, far away. The collection includes jackets, pants, sweaters, tees, shoes and bags. Drops 12/1/17. More on GQ.

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Parking Wars: Episode IX

Parking Wars: Episode IX

Mike Phirman came across a ridiculous street sign listing an overly-complex list of parking restrictions, and struck comedy gold by turning it into the opening crawl for a new Star Wars movie. They lost us at “Once per day, per district CCMC 7.03.305.”

Speeder Bike Halloween Costume

Speeder Bike Halloween Costume

Jesse Wellens and Casey Neistat are back with another awesome Halloween costume build. After riding around as Aladdin on his magic carpet, Jesse took to the streets of NYC with model Carmella Rose on a real-life speeder bike from Return of the Jedi. BTS video here.

Life-size K-2SO Statue

Life-size K-2SO Statue
$8,900  Buy Comment

Sideshow Collectibles has one of this year’s best Christmas gifts for deep-pocketed Star Wars fans. This life-size figure of Rogue One‘s lethal comic K-2SO stands 7’8″ tall and is made of fiberglass, resin and metal. Its head is moveable and has light-up eyes.

Imperial March Guitar Orchestra

Imperial March Guitar Orchestra

Musician Cooper Carter shreds like a boss as he replicates the rich orchestral sounds of John Williams’ Imperial March by playing all 28 of its instrumental parts on various electric guitars and basses. He previously used the same technique with Star Wars’ main theme.

Porcelain Pattern Stormtrooper

Porcelain Pattern Stormtrooper
$235  Buy Comment

While it’s not made from porcelain, Hot Toys‘ special 1:6 scale figure is still 100% awesome. It stands 11.8″ tall, has 30 points of articulation, and interchangeable hands and weapons. Exclusively from Sideshow Collectibles. Save 11% with code FANCY for a limited time.

Star Wars Kirigami Book

Star Wars Kirigami Book
$17  Buy Link Comment

Marc Hagan-Guirey specializes in kirigami – silhouetted sculptures made by cutting and folding a single sheet of paper. He worked with the guys behind Star Wars to create a book that lets you make 15 of the series’ vehicles using his technique. Accent lighting not included.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Trailer)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Trailer)

The first full-length trailer for Episode VIII is already stirring up controversy, with director Rian Johnson suggesting that you don’t watch it if you don’t like spoilers, then backpedaling on his suggestion. That said, we put it here without having watched it. View at your own peril.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Mythos Action Figure

Obi-Wan Kenobi Mythos Action Figure
$260  Buy Comment

From Sideshow Collectibles’ Star Wars Mythos collection comes an amazing 12″ tall action figure of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Mixing Ewan MacGregor and Alec Guinness’ portrayals, the figure imagines what Ben would have been like between Episodes III and IV.

Deal: Millennium Falcon Ice Molds

Deal: Millennium Falcon Ice Molds
$10  Buy Comment

Keep your drinks chill with a big Millennium Falcon ice cube thanks to this fun silicone ice mold. The dual mold makes a pair of intergalactic freighters, guaranteed to make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs – assuming “Kessel Run” is just the name of a cocktail.

Hamill on Star Wars

Hamill on Star Wars

Actor Mark Hamill sat down with British GQ’s Stuart McGurk to share his thoughts on the success of the Star Wars saga, his own collectible obsessions, and his experiences working on Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. He could be in a James Bond flick in that suit.

Independence Day: A Star Wars Story

Independence Day: A Star Wars Story

Ever since Disney took over Star Wars, we’re getting at least a movie a year from the franchise. But one film that’s not currently on the docket is Pistol Shrimps‘ side story, in which Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum must destroy the Death Star after it blows up the White House.

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