This Darth Vader toaster: bread that’s a bit on the dark side

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 4 April 2014

A Dark Lord has been unleashed in the battle to make you delicious breakfast. Cook your toast inside Darth Vader’s head, and rest assured it will come to the dark side, in a matter of minutes. It even burns the Star Wars logo and the image of the Sith Lord on it!

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This Sarlacc toilet will take your poop to a galaxy far, far away

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 19 March 2014

How does a giant, thousand-year old, bounty hunter eating, alien find itself in your toilet? It all started with a poop joke. Robbie Rane, creator of the sticker set, got the inspiration when a buddy of his said he was off to ‘toss Boba Fett in the sarlacc’. Since then he couldn’t take his mind off it and knew he had to make the Great Pit of Carkoon a reality.

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An AT-AT rocker for your little sith kids

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 7 March 2014

If you want your kid to someday rule the galaxy as a Sith lord, you better start them young. EPBOT writer Jen Yates is on the right track with this AT-AT Rocker she and her husband made in early February. It comes with all the details of an actual rebellion-quelling AT-AT Walker, minus the cool lasers of course. She even added in a few details to make it comfy and safe.

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Scientists finally invent the lightsaber, sort of

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Friday 28 February 2014

We might just live out our fantasies of wielding a lightsaber in the not-so-distant future if science plays their cards right. Mikhail Lukin and Vladan Vuletic, physics professors at Harvard and MIT, respectively, clumped together particles to form a unique molecule by accident. They say that this new form of matter has the properties and […]

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Want: beautiful Star Wars rings from the late 90s

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 5 February 2014

Japanese design studio J.A.P., created this collection of prototype Star Wars rings back in the late 90’s to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the beloved (and by ‘beloved’, I mean Hans Christian Andersen not included) franchise.

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Dreamy Star Wars and Harry Potter travel posters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 21 January 2014

While we may never ever experience going to a galaxy far, far away or attending a prestigious school of wizardry in our lifetime, it doesn’t hurt to dream a little bit. With these dreamy and colourful Star Wars- and Harry Potter-inspired travel posters by designer and illustrator Caroline Hadilaksono, the places in their stories become must-see tourist destinations.

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Yoga poses done by Star Wars characters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 2 December 2013

You never expected that in a galaxy far, far away even Yoga existed, did you? Phoenix, USA-based illustrator and major Star Wars geek, Rob Osborne, has created a set of prints that features our favourite (No, Jar Jar Binks is definitely NOT included) characters doing Yoga poses.

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LEGO portrait changes from Yoda to Darth Vader with light changes

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 14 November 2013

This amazing panel installation uses shadow casting techniques to change from a portrait of Yoda to Darth Vader when the lights change. The LEGO masterpiece is an accurate representation of the dual nature of The Force, both the good and evil. This ambitious piece was designed by Drzach & Suchy and took over ten hours of hard […]

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The Star Wars invasion of kinkade paintings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 6 November 2013

In a Thomas Kinkade painting far, far away… Ok, not really. There just might be a copy of his painting in your living room. The self-proclaimed Master of Light, Thomas Kinkade mass-marketed his art such that one in every twenty homes in America has a copy of his work.

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May the bloopers be with you: Original Star Wars gag reel uncovered

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By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Thursday 31 October 2013

We’ve all watched the Star Wars movies over the years so it’s bound to give us goose bumps when it’s announce that a never-before-seen bloopers reel is out on the world wide web. Take a look at this two-and-a-half-minute montage of bloopers unearthed by Lucasfilm editor and author J.W. Rinzler. It was discovered while Rinzler […]

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Aw, now you can have a real R2-D2 in your life

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Monday 28 October 2013

Holy Star Wars, look what we just found: a life-sized R2-D2 that beeps and lights up like the real deal. You can have it guard your room with a sentry alarm, or let it spin and dance for you. Hell, it will even hold your beer for you. According to one of the Amazon reviews, […]

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Wookies in everyday life

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 16 August 2013

Photographer Mako Miyamoto reimagined the well-loved Chewbacca and his Wookie peers as modern-day dwellers doing everyday things like picnicking, bowling, road-tripping, dumpster-diving and even committing small-time crime as balaclava-clad crooks. What a riot.

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Original Star Wars story line mashed up with Shakespeare

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By Sean Alves in New Art on Tuesday 23 July 2013

Ian Doescher delivers the latest quirky take on the original Star Wars Episode IV. Put simply, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars is a mash up of the original Star Wars story line and the writing style of the famous English playwright. Staying true to his inspiration, Doescher recreates our favourite sci-fi journey in full iambic pentameter, […]

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Sorry, Darth Vader won’t eat junk food, he’ll only eat junk mail

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 9 July 2013

When Marty Van Dyke (or SenseiMonkeyboy, as he’s known on DeviantART) was asked to paint Darth Vader on a friend’s mailbox, he admitted that ‘it started that direction then veered off sharply into this.’ What he means by ‘this’, is that he smacked a realistic replica of Darth Vader’s masked helmet head right in front […]

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Story Exhibition: a group show at Sydney’s Penrith Regional Gallery

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Events on Wednesday 3 July 2013

Here is a flowing, billowing tumour of a mural I recently completed as part of the Story Exhibition, a dynamic group show held at Sydney’s Penrith Regional Gallery. Other participating artists include the incredible Shaun Tan, Kendall Murray, as well as Alasdair Macintyre’s brilliant Star Wars-inspired pieces. You’ve got until mid-September to check it out.

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