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There are a lot of things you can do with 30 grand: Buy a car, whittle away at that college loan, take several European vacations, invest in a savings bond … You could do any of those, sure. Or you could blow it on this limited-edition Star Wars watch from Devon.
Inspired by Darth Vader and an Imperial TIE Fighter, the watch is made of stainless steel, with a black “diamond-like” carbon coating. Hand-constructed, it features TIE Fighter wings as part of the case, and silver screws designed to look like those on Vader’s helmet. What’s more, the crown is finished with the Galactic Empire logo.
Disney will break ground next year on its hotly anticipated Star Wars-themed lands at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
“This will be I think perhaps the most immersive land we’ve ever built,” Walt Disney Co. Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs told investors on Thursday. “We want people to feel like they’ve stepped into the world of Star Wars, and so that’s really sparked our imaginations and it’s got people fired up.”
If you’re dog isn’t quite up to the task of saving humanity from flesh-devouring giants, perhaps you can instead enlist her to sniff out the Rebellion — and then maybe pee on their X-Wings — in one of these adorable (and official!) Star Wars costumes.
ThinkGeek has unveiled these perfect Halloween get-ups for the Imperial Stormtrooper lurking in every pooch: the AT-AT Walker, available in a range of sizes, although a Chihuahua would probably look ridiculous in one (then again, we’re talking about dog costumes, so “ridiculous” is only a matter of degrees); and, my favorite, the Dewback, complete with mounted Sandtrooper.
Seven months after launching its Marvel Collector Corps, Funko has announced a similar subscription box service for Star Wars fans.
In partnership with StarWars.com, the toy company will debut Smuggler’s Bounty, featuring exclusive Star Wars collectibles, apparel and accessories. The first box, titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens (unsurprisingly enough), will ship in November.
With everyone currently and collectively losing their minds over the amazing adorableness of the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” BB-8 droid toy, a lot of other cool “Star Wars” merchandise might get overlooked. However, after io9 discovered this breath-taking coffee table modeled after the famous asteroid scene from “The Empire Strikes Back,” we needed to make sure you all saw it — so you could share in our awe and jealousy.
A custom-made creation by Tom Spina Designs for Richard Riley, this table comes complete with an asteroid modeled directly after the one from the film, a painted Hasbro Millennium Falcon and even a TIE Fighter directly on its tail. We want it. We know you want it but as it was custom-made creation we can never have it. Check out beyond the jump for more images and join us in our sadness and envy.
Except for just before the destruction of the first Death Star and then again right before the Battle of Endor, there’s probably been no better time to be a Stormtrooper: sleek new armor, the pomp and circumstance of the First Order, the cars, the dancing. Oh, yes, the dancing.
As part of Disney and Lucasfilm’s big Force Friday toy rollout for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there were booty-shaking Stormtroopers at the Times Square Toys R Us in New York City. These are Lucasfilm-approved booty-shaking Stormtroopers, mind you. Luckily, it was captured on video for the First Order archives.
Beau Coffron takes brown-bag lunches several levels beyond peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Perhaps better known as Lunchbox Dad, the married father of three makes healthy lunches fun for his kids with imaginative, playful nods to Big Hero 6, Finding Nemo, Captain America, The Muppets and much more.
If not even mechanical assistance from an irritable Wookiee and a push from a princess will get your dreams for a DIY Millennium Falcon cockpit playhouse off the ground, don’t worry. There’s a new hope.
Pottery Barn Kids has debuted a Star Wars Millennium Falcon cockpit bed, which features its own control panel, complete with knobs and gauges. That sounds a lot better than actually building one, right?
Hot Toys has revealed the first look at its Iron Man Mark III (Stealth Mode Version) collectible figure, which will premiere this weekend at the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention.
The die-cast 1/6th-scale figure will be available for purchase at the event, alongside the stealth version of the Mark XLIII Cosbaby bobble-head. Fans will also be able to preorder the Hot Toys-exclusive 1/6th-scale First Order Stormtrooper Squad Leader from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Of all the Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys that go as part of the Force Friday avalanche, this will be the one on every child’s — and every other adult’s — holiday wish list: a tiny, functional BB-8, controlled using an app-enabled smartphone and a wifi signal.
It was created by Colorado startup Sphero, which we first mentioned in April. Billed as “the closest we get to an actual droid,” this BB-8 responds to pre-set commands — “patrol,” for instance — but the company advertises that it possesses an adaptive personality “that changes as you play.”
Beyond a couple of forays into dangerous bars, and Anakin and Padme unwatchable getaway to Naboo’s Lake Country, the Star Wars films haven’t offered much of a window into the characters’ leisure time. Granted, conquering galaxies and toppling evil empires doesn’t leave much of an opportunity for play.
And that’s a shame, really, because seeing how a Sith Lord or a Jedi Grand Master unwinds — does Darth Vader prefer chamomile to help him relax? — might provide insight into the characters. That’s where artist Kyle Hagey comes in, with this terrific series of images depicting Star Wars characters enjoying their down time.
Inspired by Ben Brucker’s amazing superhero office murals, a team of employees from the U.K. office supply company Viking Direct set out with several thousand Post-It notes and a mission: to create a series of Star Wars-themed murals.
The result is as fun and colorful as you might expect, with R2-D2, Yoda, Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper rendered using 3,597 Post-Its in an enviable assortment of colors. “If we laid all the notes end-on-end it would stretch 899 feet!” the company adds. The murals took four people about five hours to complete.
Even after George Lucas
nearly ruined him revealed his backstory in the Star Wars prequels, Boba Fett retains a mystique that proves irresistible to fans — and fan-filmmakers. It was only a couple of months ago that the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy was viewed through the lens of a spaghetti Western in “The Twelve Parsec Stare,” and now he’s back as the star of another, more traditional short.
And director Eric Demeusy‘s “Star Wars: The New Republic Anthology” is short: At just one minute and 25 seconds, it’s more like a trailer for a fan film — please let it be a trailer for a fan film! — but it’s pretty great, nonetheless.
There have been a lot of PC mods for Grand Theft Auto V, but none will likely be more pleasing to Star Wars fans than these two.
TwoDyamic showcases one mod that transforms the video game’s blimp into a Star Destroyer, and another that allows you to go for a ride in Luke Skywalker’s landspeeder.
Never mind that DC Comics Super Hero Cafe, Singapore’s biggest selling point may be that it has its own Jedi Academy. Seriously.
Established just last year, the Saber Authority — “Your Source For the Force” — teaches lightsaber dueling based on a blend of Asian martial arts. “When it comes to saber dueling, we don’t believe in fictional styles or make-believe combat,” the website states. “We also don’t believe in learning skills that cannot be used in real life or self defense situations. Why spend time learning something that does not help you in any way.”