Imperial troops massing at Frankfurt Starport

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Video on Thursday 10 July 2014

This Summer you might be luckily enough to be heading away for a relaxing holiday. Chances are you’ll probably get there via the airport, the one-stop hub for all your earthbound transit needs. If you’re really pushing the boat out this vacation however, and have booked a lakeside villa on Naboo or a furry spa-retreat on Kashyyk, then we recommend you travel from the Imperial Starport in Germany. We do advise you to be wary as we have reports of heavy military presence on the ground.

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Take my money: a Darth Vader samurai figure by Bandai

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 17 June 2014

In a movie theater far, far away, there was a young director named George Lucas who went to see Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Seven Samurai’ and instantly fell in love with the concept of warriors and sword fighting. So he went and made a movie about space samurais called ‘Star Wars’.

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This Swedish one-man-band plays the Star Wars tune flawlessly

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 4 June 2014

Recorded on a Stockholm street by YouTuber Carlos Cassiani, this epic video shows one man’s devotion to Star Wars by his epic one-man-band performance. The guy in the video? His name is Anders Flanderz and he’s a regular on the streets of the city, playing everything from the Tetris theme to Gangnam Style. I don’t […]

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May the force be with you… as you laze about in your Jedi bathrobe

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 21 May 2014

Padawan-nabe (get it?) or not, you cannot deny the coolness of the Jedi bathrobe. It’s classy attire based on what you see in the Star Wars universe, just made more comfortable for lounging about everywhere at home, thanks to its terry cloth material. Unfortunately it is now out of stock, which means we are — […]

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True love: Star Wars X-Wing and TIE Fighter engagement rings

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Do you know what everlasting and unconditional love sounds like? Pew pew pew! These Star Wars-inspired engagement rings from Paul Michael Design will bring balance to the Force, or your love life, rather. The sapphire X-Wing is currently unavailable (probably went on another Death Star run.) But the 1 carat Black Diamond TIE Fighter is […]

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Annie Churdar Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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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