Brighten your tree this coming holiday season with this set of six officially-licensed ornaments based on characters from Star Wars Episode IV. The set of 3″ dia. tin baubles includes cartoon images of R2-D2, C-3PO, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia.
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Dmitry Grozov aka Ahriman made this awesome fan trailer for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in the style of ’70s anime, complete with Japanese dub. It’s not as smooth or sharp as OtaKing’s legendary TIE Fighter, but the jankiness only adds nostalgia.
Star Wars fans looking for something different to wear this Halloween might want to check out Rubies’ inflatable version of Han Solo, frozen in carbonite. The adult-sized costume includes a battery-powered inflation fan, and a mask and gloves to complete the frozen effect.
A satisfying time-lapse of a 3D printer churning out a giant model of Han and Chewie’s ship. Stonefx83 custom built his own large-format printer, which cranked through the 27.6″ long, 6.6 pound model in just under 10 days. Read more about the project on Thingiverse.
Taschen, George Lucas, and Lucasfilm present The Star Wars Archive, a series of books about the making of the movies. The 604 page Volume 1 covers Episodes IV to VI, with “script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, on-set photos, stills, and posters.”
The Dark Lord of the Sith sits atop many lists of greatest on-screen villains of all time. But how did he achieve such status? The Nerdwriter explores Vader’s appearances in the original Star Wars trilogy, and how they would have such an enormous impact.
The deluxe version of Hot Toys’ new Darth Maul sixth-scale action figure comes with the Star Wars villain’s Sith Speeder hoverbike. Not to mention its two insanely realistic swappable heads. It also comes with a Sith probe droid and two light-up lightsabers.
“They looked like testicles with eyes, but they sounded like heaven.” Conan O’Brien shares footage from a new documentary on Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes, the guys behind “Cantina Band” from Star Wars: Episode IV. Turns out they were way more than a one-hit wonder.
Hot Toys’ Dark Side version of its Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith Anakin Skywalker action figure is bound to be a collector’s item since it can be picked up only at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con. It comes with a head sculpt with Sith lord eyes and a light-up diorama base.
Most of the prop sections used to film the assault on the Death Star in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope have been lost. Hollywood Memorabilia got its hands on one of the few surviving sections. It was previously owned by an ILM employee and a Star Wars collector.
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