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Star Wars

Invasion of the Droids

Invasion of the Droids

During Star Wars Celebration, a veritable army of robot builders got together in one room to let their R2-D2s, BB-8s, and other assorted droids meet each other. It’s like a dog park for droids, and it should be open every day of the year. Kudos to Michael McMaster for the video.

Adam Savage: Chewie & 3PO

Adam Savage: Chewie & 3PO

Adam Savage likes to go to conventions undercover. For Silicon Valley Comic Con, he dressed as Chewbacca, complete with an awesomely annoying C-3PO strapped to his back. We also learned that Chewie must go through an awful lot of hairspray.

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The Force and The Fury

The Force and The Fury

Jason Satterlund’s short film is one of the better Star Wars fan films we’ve seen. Focused more on character and emotion than effects, it follows the story of a Jedi who crash-lands on a desolate planet, and finds himself at the mercy of a Sith who has a vendetta against him.

DIY Life-Size K-2SO Puppet

DIY Life-Size K-2SO Puppet

One of the best parts of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the snarky new droid K-2SO. Norm Chan from Tested recently met up with fan Darren Moser to take a look at the amazing full-scale K-2SO puppet suit he’s been building. We can’t wait to see the finished build.

Jabba & Crumb Geeki Tikis

Jabba & Crumb Geeki Tikis
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ThinkGeek is offering up a limited-edition run of tiki mugs based on Jabba the Hutt and his irritating sidekick Salacious Crumb. Jabba’s body holds up to 40 oz – for jumbo polynesian cocktails, while Crumb’s 4oz. capacity is perfect for gulping down a double-double shot.

Star Wars Battlefront II (Trailer)

Star Wars Battlefront II (Trailer)
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The sequel to the rebooted Star Wars Battlefront series promises to have the depth and customization that was lacking in its predecessor. It will have a single-player campaign mode, customization for each character and vehicle, new heroes and more.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Teaser)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Teaser)

Our first glimpse at Episode VIII picks up right where The Force Awakens left off, with Rey on a mysterious island, and hints at her learning to use her powers much like Luke learned from Yoda. But perhaps her role isn’t to be a Jedi, but to restore order to The Force.

Star Wars: A Tribute to Carrie Fisher

Star Wars: A Tribute to Carrie Fisher

To kick off this year’s Star Wars Celebration, the official Star Wars YouTube channel released this beautiful tribute video which includes some rare, behind the scenes and interview footage of Carrie Fisher, along with some of her greatest moments playing Princess Leia.

Star Wars: Force for Change 2017

Star Wars: Force for Change 2017

Luke Skywalker speaks and toys with his young padawan in Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley’s promotion for the annual Star Wars UNICEF fundraiser. Donate at least $10, and get a chance to spend a day at Skywalker Ranch, visit the set of the Han Solo movie, and more.

Rogue One Honest Trailer

Rogue One Honest Trailer

(SPOILERS) Screen Junkies roasts Star Wars’ 200-million-dollar plot filler. Rogue One is the most exciting movie based on copying a file, despite the fact that Bodhi already managed to escape with a thumb dri– you know what? Vader made it all worth it.

The Force Awakens Bad Lip Reading

The Force Awakens Bad Lip Reading

Bad Lip Reading not only made us laugh our asses off with their take on Episode VII, they managed to get Mark Hamill himself to play the voice of Han Solo. Admiral Ackbar made us spit out our coffee, and “I like monkeeeee… You’re the monkey” is the new “I love you. I know.”

Making Rogue One’s Vader Scene

Making Rogue One’s Vader Scene

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s director Gareth Edwards spoke to Wired about how they made Darth Vader’s kickass scene at the end of the movie. It turns out they didn’t think of it until just 4 months before the film’s release. We also learn who currently has the Death Star plans.

Death Star Teapot & Mug

Death Star Teapot & Mug
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As you can tell by their accents, the Imperials love tea time. ThinkGeek commissioned a weapon that annihilates productivity in the name of that sacred tradition. This ceramic set consists of a 12oz teapot and 6oz mug that can be stacked to look like the Death Star.

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Droids in the News

Droids in the News

“My apologies. Most apologetic.” Jack of all Genius spoofs the viral BBC clip of the kids crashing a live news segment. This time it’s R2-D2 and BB-8 interrupting Darth Vader’s commentary. Be careful not to choke on your crisps, children.

How Rogue One Should’ve Ended

How Rogue One Should’ve Ended

“Save the rebellion, save the dream! Oh, and save your message!” Galen gives Bodhi the blueprints instead of just his Hallmark hologram, everyone shoots first and asks questions later, and Vader is still badass in HISHE’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story parody.

Po-Zu x Star Wars Shoes

Po-Zu x Star Wars Shoes

Ethical shoemaker Po-Zu will be releasing a line of officially licensed replicas of Star Wars character footwear. And at least one pair of feet. Dropping 8/2017, the first batch consists of Rey’s boots, Finn’s boots, Poe Dameron’s boots, Resistance sneakers and Wookiee feet.

R2-D2 with a Voice

R2-D2 with a Voice

Auralnauts envisions what Star Wars: A New Hope would have been like if instead of speaking in bleeps and beeps, R2-D2 could actually speak English. The only thing better would have been if they got Stephen Merchant to do the voice.

Star Wars Soy Sauce Dishes

Star Wars Soy Sauce Dishes

Keep your sushi hydrated with some salty soy sauce, and the help of some of Star Wars’ most iconic characters. These ceramic dishes feature heads of Darth Vader, a Stormtrooper, C-3PO, and R2-D2. Even though they’re priced at $100, we still want them to turn up outside of Japan.

R2-D2 Drink Cooler

R2-D2 Drink Cooler
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BB-8 might be adorable and all, but R2-D2 is still way more versatile from what we’ve seen. For example, he can keep your drinks cool in this tabletop fridge which can hold up to 16 cans of your favorite drink. Measures 24-1/2″ tall x 12″ diameter. Motivator unit sold separately.

Retro Star Wars Toy Commercials

Retro Star Wars Toy Commercials

Take a flashback to the early days of Star Wars with this comprehensive compilation of classic TV commercials for toys captured from 1977 to 1978. Eric Stran also assembled the spots for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi toys. Action figures each sold separately.

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Darth Vader vs. Buzz Lightyear

Darth Vader vs. Buzz Lightyear

Toy Story’s spacey action hero must do battle with the Dark Lord of the Sith after landing his spaceship right under his nose. Will good or evil triumph in this unexpected showdown from the guys at Nukazooka? We knew this sort of thing would happen after Disney bought Star Wars.

8-bit Cinema: Rogue One

8-bit Cinema: Rogue One

Cinefix and animators Norwood Cheek and Dilara Mundy take on the tale of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as if it were a classic video game. We’d like to play through this with Chirrut Îmwe as our character.

C-3PO Body Paint

C-3PO Body Paint

We’ve seen makeup artist Kay Pike’s amazing body paint creations before, but this golden protocol droid from Star Wars might be her best yet – with those exposed wires in her belly and flat eyes painted on her eyelids. The red arm from The Force Awakens is a nice touch.

IKEA Death Star Lamp

IKEA Death Star Lamp

Instructables contributor MariaK64 shows us how to transform a IKEA PS 2014 pendant lamp into an exploding Death Star with nothing more than paint, masking tape, and some artistic skill. But instead of firing at the exhaust port, simply pull the cord to blow it to bits.

Chogy C-3PO & R2-D2 Action Figures

Chogy C-3PO & R2-D2 Action Figures
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Toymaker Chogy came up with the coolest version of C-3PO we’ve ever seen. Chogy turned the protocol droid into a dude clad in gold pants and zip-up hoodie, with Artoo as his skateboard. The wiring undershirt is a neat idea. Limited to 20 pieces.

Trench Run Audience Reaction

Trench Run Audience Reaction

In 1977, William Forsche recorded the sound of himself, his mom and other moviegoers reacting to the destruction of the Death Star in the Star Wars: A New Hope. YouTuber Homer Thompson synced the sound with the scene. What a time to be alive.

Robert Burden: Original Myth

Robert Burden: Original Myth
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Robert Xavier Burden is a collectible toy geek. He’s also an incredibly talented painter. He combines his passions by creating massive and intricate Renaissance-style oil paintings – sometimes as tall as 15 feet – of his toys and their related characters.

Obi-Wan Remembers The Truth

Obi-Wan Remembers The Truth

“What I told you was true.. from a certain point of view.” By deftly combining footage from A New Hope and the Revenge of the Sith, Shahan Reviews added a poignant flashback sequence to one of Alec Guinness’s classic scenes.

Rogue One’s Digital Actors

Rogue One’s Digital Actors

One of the most talked about aspects of Rogue One was the digital resurrection of actors as they appeared in 1977. ABC NewsNightline had an opportunity to go behind the scenes with ILM’s John Knoll and his effects team to learn how they pulled off this modern movie magic.

Star War: The Third Gathers

Star War: The Third Gathers

(PG-13: Language) “I feel far from good.” A few years ago we checked out the hilariously bad English subtitles on a Chinese pirated copy of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. YouTuber DeathJohnsonMisc dubbed some of the funniest passages into the film.

The Untold Story of Darth Vader

The Untold Story of Darth Vader

While its title is a bit hyperbolic, Looper’s look at one of the most recognized and downright evil dudes in the history of movies is still a good watch, and provides at least a couple of tidbits about the character and the actors that portrayed him that we didn’t already know.

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