Lucasfilm Christmas cards: Happy Holiday’s from Darth Vader and friends

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Wednesday 13 February 2013

What says ‘Peace on Earth’ better than a photo of Darth Vader releasing a white dove into space? For the past 40 years, Lucasfilm Christmas cards have been spreading holiday cheer like no other greeting cards can. These quirky Christmas cards are the perfect remedy for a tired, cliched tradition. It’s never too early to […]

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Quirky Portraits of Overlooked Star Wars Characters

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Illustration on Monday 11 February 2013

Ok, you’ve heard of Dark Vader, Chewie, C3P0, Luke, Leia, Yoda, and Boba Fett. You’ve seen the fan art. You know their heroic deeds, mishaps, and heartbreaks. Those characters are the famous ones. But come on guys, there’s two sides to every story! What about all those other characters not important enough to have cool […]

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JJ Abrams and Darth Vader duet in Star Wars: The Musical

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Monday 4 February 2013

So JJ Abrams, he who revived Star Trek not that long ago, has jumped ship from the Enterprise to, er, the Death Star. YouTube users Antonius and Vijay have created the silliest musical duet featuring a confrontation between Darth Vader and JJ Abrams on a pier of all places. The latter tries to pledge his […]

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Star Wars Taxidermy

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Friday 25 January 2013

Okay, so maybe these are Phototohopped. But you can’t deny that they’re pretty cool. Who wouldn’t want a wall mount inspired by Star Wars creatures? As long as you’re not the one who has to hunt them down. May the force be with you, and with them, of course.

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Martin Hunt’s Origami From a Galaxy Far Far Away

Cheyenne Tulsa Contributor

By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Art on Saturday 1 December 2012

Martin Hunt started to make his own origami models while studying math at Southampton University. Eschewing traditional Japanese forms, he began replicating classic Star Wars space ships and fighters. He now has more than 20 creations derived from the blockbuster George Lucas film franchise.

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Death Star PR Twitter feed

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 8 November 2012

Everyone needs good PR. Even Darth Vadar, the most evil bloke in the universe with a cloak and helmet head but no helmet hair. Whoever’s behind the Death Star PR Twitter account purports he or she is here to set things straight about the rubbish people say about the Galactic Empire, thus the ballistic tweets like ‘Anakin wasn’t trying to kill Obi-Wan on Mustafar.

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Star Wars-Disney mashups

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 3 November 2012

Disney buys Lucasfilm for US$4 billion, enrages Star Wars fans, sparks off deluge of reactions in the form of Disney-Star Wars mashups. We’re a bit wistful, so the one with Luke Skywalker walking away into the Mickey Mouse sunset fits our mood perfectly.

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Will Disney change the face of Star Wars?

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By David Bergmans in New Illustration on Thursday 1 November 2012

You would have to be living in a galaxy far, far away not to have picked up on the news of Disney buying the empire of George Lucas, Lucasfilm Ltd. An empire that doesn’t stop at Star Wars. Industrial Light & Magic, Skywalker Sound and LucasArts are all part of this astronomical 4 billion dollar […]

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Star Wars fanzines

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 23 October 2012

Star Wars fans are loyal. They are also a creative bunch. How do we know? Three words: Star Wars fanzines. Executed in a range of art styles from realistic sketches to art deco, some of them come with rocking titles too, like Wookie Rendezvous; I Don’t Care What You Smell; Imperial Entanglements; Dark Master Dark Servant; and On A Clear Day You Can See Dagobah. Here, we dug up some fan gems from eBay.

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Canine Star Wars: Imperial Walker and more

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 21 September 2012

Now you no longer have to take your dog for any other walk, you can take them on an Imperial Walk instead.

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Star Wars figures recreate iconic events and photographs

Bridget Barnett Contributor

By Bridget Barnett in New Art on Tuesday 10 July 2012

52 Weeks of Star Wars is a follow up to photographer David Eger’s series 365 Days of Clones, this time using Star Wars figures to recreate iconic events and photographs including the Beatles Abbey Road album cover and Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech. The project started on January 1, 2012 and will be completed on December 31, 2012, with a new interpretation, featuring the likes of Storm Troopers, Yoda, Darth Vader and R2D2, added to the site every Sunday.

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Pop culture and history, starring Star Wars character toys

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 30 June 2012

In David Eger’s mini-series, Clone Troopers, the Canadian teacher uses Clone Troopers and other Star Wars character toys to recreate important historical images, often with a pop culture slant. Just so you know, we are now convinced a certain Wookie would be perfectly casted in a Patterson-Gimlin film remake.

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Han Solo ice cube trays

Jonathan Terhaar Contributor

By Jonathan Terhaar in New Products on Wednesday 27 June 2012

Hey Star Wars fans! Who doesn’t love Han Solo and cold drinks? Now you can fashion your own Han Solo ice cubes. Free your favorite space hero from his eternal slumber and allow him to furbish and cool your summer beverage. This is literally the coolest geek-prop of the summer.

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Kropserkel: movie geek memorabilia

The Flying Dutchman Reader Find

By The Flying Dutchman in Cool Websites on Friday 22 June 2012

Ever wanted to decorate your house to look like Deckard’s apartment in Blade Runner? Or maybe you’re looking for an early conceptual Darth Vader helmet by Ralph McQuarrie. Well, the guys at Kropserkel have all manner of left-field memorabilia for the discerning movie geek. So head on over for Hannibal Lecter masks or horse-head pillows, a-la The Godfather.

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What if Star Wars characters were out of work

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in New Art on Wednesday 20 June 2012

Well, we’ve all been hammered by the recession. Even those from other galaxies. Yes, Marcos Munichin has continued his awesome Secret Life of Toys series with this latest installment: If Star Wars characters were out of work. Yoda, if you’re out there, contact us: we have a position going for you right now.

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