Transport your books to the tropical planet Scariff with Gentle Giant’s awesome pair of AT-ACT Walker polystone bookends. The walker measures 9.5″ x 5″ x 12″ when both halves are together. Each pair is hand-painted and individually numbered.
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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.
Pallette-Swap Ninja is celebrating the upcoming May the Fourth holiday in the best possible way, by releasing a free album comprised entirely of Star Wars parody songs, all done to the tune of songs from the Beatles’ famed record Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
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.
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