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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For those of us who don’t have the time (or the money) to build the 7500+ piece LEGO 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon set ourselves, Benjamin Große has condensed the process down to a 2-minute time-lapse. Check out BrickBuilder’s 52-minute video if you want more detail.
From Conan’s cutting room floor comes another hilarious bit with his associate producer Jordan Schlansky, as he goes off on an seemingly endless rant about why Star Wars is so much better than Star Trek – and nobody stops him. Somebody get this guy a lozenge.
Sphero follows up its neat BB-8 droid with R2-D2 and BB-9E (a new character that will appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi). The R2-D2 toy has a built-in speaker for its trademark bleeps and bloops, while the BB-9E toy has the same fascinating spherical body as BB-8.
Hot Toys presents the penultimate form of the galaxy’s most powerful sand hater. This 12″ tall figure is based on Anakin Skywalker’s appearance in Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith. It comes with a light-up lightsaber, Count Dooku’s lightsaber, a cyborg arm and more.
This motorized replica of Luke’s iconic X-34 Landspeeder is the perfect vehicle for Star Wars kiddies. It drives at speeds up to 5 mph, and provides the illusion of hovering thanks to its blacked-out bottom. Max weight is 130 lb, so unless you’re a small adult, don’t even.
“You may fire when ready.” Hot Toys shows why it’s one of the best toymakers in the business with this incredible likeness of Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin from Star Wars: A New Hope. The 12″ action figure comes with a high-back chair and three pairs of hands.
Fabrice Mathieu mashed up the opening sequence from Raiders of the Lost Ark with footage from Star Wars universe, making the daring archaeologist take on evil Jar-Jars, and all manner of nasties to recover the C-3PO idol. The trash compactor creature was a nice touch.
A look at the scale model of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a massive new section that will open at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort in 2019. Visitors will meet many Star Wars characters, check out a Star Destroyer hangar, and even fly the Millenium Falcon. More here.
During this year’s D23 Expo, one of the many things Disney dropped was this cool 3-minute reel that teases us with on-set footage from Star Wars Episode VIII, including glimpses at the sets, costumes, creatures, and cast. Damn, we’re gonna miss Carrie Fisher.
A life-size and wearable replica of Rey’s beat up Rebel helmet from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Anovos digitally scanned the prop that was used in the movie to make sure that they got it right. The helmet’s interior is fully lined and has earcups. Fits up to size 8.
A spectacularly fun book for any Star Wars fan, graphic designer Tim Leong’s lighthearted paperback is packed with infographics, facts, and figures from what each lightsaber color means, to the heights of popular characters, to the Jedi High Council seating chart.
“Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station!” Rally your evil figures with Kotobukiya’s tenth-scale statue of Star Wars’ villain. Palpatine can be removed from the throne, in case you want your stormtroopers to taste power for once.
Stern’s new machines feature imagery and sounds from the original trilogy. They have color-changing LEDS, and models of the Millennium Falcon and a TIE Fighter. Upgraded Limited and Premium models get two LCD screens, an exploding Death Star, and more.
There’s been a long-circulating rumor that Star Wars was a real trainwreck until it hit the editing room. The Solomon Society digs into this tale to see if there’s any truth to it. The reality is that all movies require good editing and post-production to create a quality result.
To celebrate 40 years of Star Wars, Cinefamily TV created this epic video mixtape loaded with insane and obscure footage, from interviews, to parodies, to fan tributes, and much more. If you’re not prepared to spend 95 minutes right now, the trailer should convince you.
“We are stormtroopers. You know what we do best? We die.” Three stormtroopers are in the middle of a battle when one of them sees Darth Vader enter the fray. He geeks out and insists that they all come up to him in this short but sweet fan film. Captions available.
These full-size replicas of Imperial helmets double as Bluetooth speakers, each packing a 15-watt woofer, and a pair of 3-watt full-range drivers. They’re crazy expensive, so for those on more modest budgets, there’s also mini stormtrooper and mini K-2SO models.
Scandroid performs an awesome synthwave arrangement of John Williams’ classic Force Theme from the Star Wars saga. While it might not suit the timeless feel of the films, it certainly captures the essence of the era during which they achieved their greatest fame – the 1980s.
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