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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most talked about aspects of Rogue One was the digital resurrection of actors as they appeared in 1977. ABC News‘ Nightline 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.
(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.
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.