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Hot Toys’ new Boba Fett figure comes with a sarlacc pit diorama

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As undeniably cool as Bandai’s reimagined ronin Boba Fett action figure is, maybe you’re more of a Star Wars traditionalist — the kind of Original Trilogy fan who prefers their bounty hunter mysterious, universally feared, and … about to be slowly digested over a thousand years. If that’s the case, you’re in luck.

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CoverGirl announces limited-edition ‘Star Wars’ makeup collection

covergirl-star-wars-the-force-awakens-makeup-looksCoverGirl officially announced their new “Star Wars”-inspired makeup collection, which will be available for a limited time starting on September 4, with an exclusive first look in Allure. According to the announcement, the collection will include “shiny metallic lipsticks and deep, vampy polishes.”

The campaign’s tagline, “Whose Side Are You On?,” splits the selections into both the Light Side and the Dark Side, as per the film’s Jedi mythology. Makeup artist Pat McGrath, who is also the brand’s global creative design director, designed several different looks inspired by the films using the collection, including the models above. Allure unveiled McGrath’s C-3Po (left) and stormtrooper (right) designs, with four more designs scheduled to be revealed later on this month. CoverGirl also teased the additional designs on their Tumblr account.

Check out more photos of the C-3PO and stormtrooper designs below.

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Boba Fett is a ronin on a mission in this new ‘Star Wars’ figure

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Boba Fett is the most feared bounty hunter in feudal Japan in this fantastic addition to Bandai’s Meisho Movie Realization line of Star Wars action figures.

Sculpted by Takeyuki Takeya and Junichi Taniguchi, the Mandalorian warrior is reimagined as a lordless ronin, armed with a flintlock-style blaster, a sword, a removable backpack missile, four interchangeable hands, and an assortment of smaller blades.

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Fans build mammoth LEGO Technic ‘Star Wars’ Sandcrawler

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LEGO enthusiasts Jarren Harkema and Calvin Hartley spent more than 500 hours, and used more than 10,000 bricks, to create a massive LEGO Technic replica of the Sandcrawler from Star Wars: A New Hope, and it was totally worth it.

The 3-foot, 28-pound vehicle debuted last month at Chicago Brickworld 2015, where it was nominated for Best Mechanical Creation. Plus, their Sandcrawler is big enough that is could probably carry an actual Jawa.

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Time is a flat circle in this perfect ‘Star Wars’/’True Detective’ mashup

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If the Season 2 finale of HBO’s True Detective has you rethinking how you spent your past eight Sunday nights (seriously, Nic Pizzolatto?), this video may provide the perfect tonic.

It takes us back a long time ago, to the acclaimed first season, and to a galaxy far, far away, recreating the opening credits of the crime anthology series using Star Wars imagery. There’s even a side-by-side comparison, just to reinforce its wonderfulness.

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Store Tour | Myths, Legends & Heroes in Ottawa

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Welcome to Store Tour, ROBOT 6’s weekly exploration of comics shops, and the people who run them. Each Sunday we feature a different store, and also get to know the person behind the register.

To discover a comic store in your area, visit FindAComicShop.com

This week’s store is Myths, Legends & Heroes, located at 240 Montreal Road in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. We spoke with owner and store manager Rob Zedic.

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‘Star Wars’ lights up traditional Japanese festival

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After commandeering a centuries-old rice paddy in Japan, Star Wars went on to infiltrate the Aomori Nebuta Matsuri, a traditional summer festival famed for its elaborate, illuminated papier-mache floats.

Held in Aomori, the parade typically features images of samurai warriors, birds and animals, but this year, with Japan in the grip of Star Wars fever, droids, Jedi and Sith Lords were added to the mix. Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and R2-D2 even marched (and rolled) in the procession, officially sanctioned by Disney and Lucsfilm.

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This Millennium Falcon playhouse has got it where it counts, kid

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It’s not going to make the Kessel Run any time soon, but this DIY Millennium Falcon cockpit playhouse is pretty tough to beat.

Designed by Kyle Gilbert, it was built over the course of 10 days for his Star Wars-loving children using PVC board, MDF, Bondo and “a few wooden odds and ends.” As he details at Instructibles, where he provides a free download of the instructions, it was a relatively inexpensive project that required fairly straightforward tools (although not everyone may have an electric sander in his or her arsenal).

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Store Tour | Emerald City in Clearwater, Florida

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Welcome to Store Tour, ROBOT 6’s weekly exploration of comics shops, and the people who run them. Each Sunday we feature a different store, and also get to know the person behind the register.

To discover a comic store in your area, visit FindAComicShop.com

This week’s store is Emerald City Comics, located at 4902 113th Ave. N. in Clearwater, Florida. We spoke with general manager Chad Rivard.

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Spacefaring Shelf Porn from San Antonio

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, the feature that takes you into the home of a fan without getting arrested. Today’s collection comes from David in San Antonio, who shares a space-faring collection that features Star Wars, Star Trek, Silver Surfer and more.

If you’d like to see your collection here, you can find instructions on how to submit it at the end of this post.

And now here’s David …

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These gorgeous superhero watercolor paintings make a splash

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Artist Clementine Campardou challenged herself to paint a new picture each day that she’d share through an e-newsletter “Colour Up Your Day.” Over the course of two years, she’s produced more than 500 paintings, mostly beautiful watercolors, featuring an eclectic mix of subjects, ranging from birds and flowers to movie characters and superheroes. A lot of superheroes.

Superman, Wonder Woman, Silver Surfer, Wolverine, Supergirl, Gambit — they’re all there, in some cases multiple times, alongside the likes of Goku, Totoro, R2-D2, Astro Boy and Ken from Gatchaman. Oh, and Prince.

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Pluto’s big moon may give nods to ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Star Wars,’ more

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Now that the New Horizons mission has provided NASA with the most detailed images yet of Pluto and its largest moon Charon, it’s time for scientists to put names to the previously unknown surface features. And things have gotten pretty nerdy.

Maps the New Horizons team will submit to the International Astronomical Union for approval include nods to mythology, naturally. But there are also shout-outs to Star Trek, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, Firefly, Alien and H.P. Lovecraft.

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Ride into a galaxy far, far away with a sweet “Star Wars” Corvette

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If you’re a hardcore Star Wars fan and have a bit of disposable income, this is most definitely the car you’re looking for.

Ebay user easternvette has listed a used 1974 Corvette with a custom airbrushed Star Wars theme–with the current bid at $8,100.

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That’s no moon! This Death Star Mood Light is operational

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While it isn’t a warm-and-fuzzy Baymax lamp, under no circumstances should it be mistaken for a moon. It’s a Death Star Mood Light, designed to destroy darkness, rather than planets, and emit a soothing glow.

Had that been the intent of the Empire’s battle station, the original Star Wars trilogy might’ve played out a lot differently.

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Darth Vader hot air balloon riiiiises in New Jersey sky

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A Jedi Master or Sith Lord might use the Force  to levitate themselves, but this weekend, they’ll just need a little hot air.

The 33rd annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is under way, and this year’s special balloon designs include a pair of Star Wars-themed entries, with Yoda and Darth Vader vying for bragging rights as the show’s most popular.

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