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!
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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.
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
“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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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