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There has been an awakening, Doctor. Have you felt it?
One skilled YouTuber has mashed “Doctor Who” footage up to the music and style of the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer. Starring Christopher Eccelston as the Ninth Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose Tyler, the “Star Wars”-flavored fan trailer captures the magic and adventure of “Doctor Who’s” return to the small screen, complete with high-flying space adventures, personal tragedy and an army of Daleks hidden in Dark Space.
The first wave of tie-in products for director Paul Feig’s upcoming “Ghostbusters” film have arrived and they are brick-tacular. The debut LEGO set for the film, which stars a quartet of female comedians as the titular team, includes the Ecto-1 car and Ecto-2 bike as well as minifigures for the ‘Busters as well as their receptionist Kevin.
In addition to being fun for comic fans of all ages, LEGO playsets have earned a reputation for spoiling minor plot points about the films they tie-in with over the past year. The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” sets, “Ant-Man” sets and “Captain America: Civil War” sets all leaked information, ranging from the mundane to the giant (literally, in “Civil War’s” case). Knowing that, Ryan Reynolds recently took major issue with a few of “Deadpool’s” LEGO sets — kinda.
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling is a genius at coming up with new languages, foreign lands, and unusual names. Her ability to create compelling fantasy stories is aided by the fact that she accounts for every detail. The same could be said for the system of currency she developed for the world of “Harry Potter.”
If you’re jealous Finn got to keep Poe Dameron’s jacket and you didn’t, now’s your chance to change that.
Film Jackets is selling a replica of the now-iconic jacket from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Though Poe was originally the owner of the jacket, he eventually gave it to Finn in thanks for saving BB-8’s life and completing his mission; the jacket has since become associated with Finn, who wore it for most of the film.
The replica is made from 100% genuine leather, with two pockets and viscose lining stitched in to absorb moisture. It currently retails for $179, on sale from $269.
Violinist Jeffrey Ding He has mastered the art of handling a lightsaber. Instead of using his saber to defend the Republic from the rising sect of the evil Sith Lords, he uses it to play beautiful music. Maybe there’s a place for him in the Cantina Band or at Maz Kanata’s new place?
A company called twofour54 in Abu Dhabi has altered a building to look like the Starkiller Base from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Abu Dhabi was of course used by director J.J. Abrams for the set of Jakku in the film.
Standing 100-meters tall, the building covers 17,000 square meters of surface area. It’s currently being used as the headquarters for a company called Aldar.
Check out the video below, which showcases Abu Dhabi’s impressive Starkiller tribute:
With AR500 Armor’s Mandalorian ballistic armor, you’ll have no need for the Force.
In collaboration with Heckler & Koch, TEA Headsets, Sog Knives & Tools, Armasight, SureFire, Wilcox Industries Corp, Team Wendy and artist Ryan B. Flowers, body armor manufacturer AR500 Armor has produced a set of ballistic armor modeled after the Mandalorians, a fictional culture from the “Star Wars” universe. Notably, fan-favorite character Boba Fett was one of these nomadic warriors.
BB-8’s natural roundness doesn’t really lend itself for the bricky LEGO-verse, but the artists over at Bright Bricks managed to build a life-size LEGO version of everyone’s favorite droid from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for the film’s premiere in the UK.
Bright Bricks uploaded the following timelapse video, which shows how the team managed to successfully build a full-size BB-8, with all the necessary curves:
In the style of Olly Moss’ stunning original trilogy posters, Nakatomi Inc and Joshua Budich have teamed up to awaken the Schwartz in some stellar new parody posters that mashup “Star Wars” and its number one spoof, “Spaceballs.”
Inspired by Mel Brooks’ seminal “Star Wars” parody, Budich’s posters feature the characters of “Spaceballs” actors Joan Rivers, John Candy and Rick Moranis, with the caption, ‘The Schwartz Awakens.”
Check out each poster below, which are available separately on Nakatomi Inc’s website on 18×24 4-color hand printed paper, or as a foil print set for $200 USD:
The Internet delivers exactly what you (and hopefully, your dog) was hoping for this winter, as online retailer Petco has unleashed a new wave of “Star Wars” pet accessories.
Bundle your pup up with Princess Leia earmuffs, or perhaps a BB-8 hoodie — no matter what you decide, the Force will be strong with your domestic pal.
Check out some of the “Star Wars” goodies Petco has to offer below:
Eat your heart out, cosplayers!
In the most recent episode of the YouTube series “Controlled Chaos,” Caleb Kraft creates his own Z-6 Riot Control Baton, modeled after the Riot Control Stormtrooper in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
In addition to their previously announced line of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” T-shirts, Merchoid has unveiled several official new pieces of merchandise for the film, including a line of baseball caps and bags. This time around, the merchandise features Wonder Woman and LexCorp as well as Batman and Superman.
The new merchandise features both the logos of each respective character as well as full figure shots of the characters in action. Several of the designs are printed with a sublimated “allover” technique, which allows the design to cover the entire shirt. The designs are available in both mens’ and womens’ cuts.
The Empire is making some headway on Planet Earth — after someone already built a TIE Interceptor — a “Star Wars” fan has successfully built a 15-foot-long flying Star Destroyer, made from insulating foam panels, Gorilla Glue, packing tape, and a can of Rustoleum. The First Order is coming, folks.
Peter Sripol’s Star Destroyer replica flies using three motor-driven propellers, along with a pair of servos to operate the elevons at the rear. Check out the flight test below:
A man from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada has effectively schooled us all as “Star Wars” fans and built his own super-realistic replica of BB-8 from “The Force Awakens.”
The Globe and Mail released the following video that showcases “Star Wars” fan and graphic designer Cory Pacione’s impressive BB-8 replica, which uses four magnets in both the head and the body, along with hidden wheels, to roll around just like the beloved droid: