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Tag Archives: Star-Wars

Can The Force Help You Afford This $10,000 R2-D2 Pinball Table/Coffee Table?

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You have to be a serious fan of the franchise to consider dropping 10 large on a coffee table. Sure, it’s decked out to look a lot like R2-D2. And sure, it’s got a fully functional pinball table as its core. And yeah, sure, there’s even a mini slideprojector (picturing R2 in the Death Stars’ sewage), a flashlight, sounds, lighting programs, and a fully functional animated droid on the play field. And ok, yeah, it did take over 320 hours to assemble… But $10,000? Yeah. That’s a heck of a lot for a piece of functional furniture, no matter how cool it looks. Still, if you’re really motivated, it does look like the company, Altar Furniture, will make you one.

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“I Love You” “I Know” Rings Are Made For The Coolest Of Lovers

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When they were filming the original Star Wars, the scene where Han Solo is about to be frozen and carbonate, and he has to say farewell to Leia calls for him to reply a tepid “I love you too” to her expected “I love you”. Instead, Harrison Ford improvised the now-famous “I know”, and the rest is history. It sets the tone for his character, and makes for a scene so memorable that ThinkGeek has seen it appropriate to make two rings that commemorate the exchange. The “I love you / I know” rings are made from 316L surgical stainless steel, are officially licensed Star Wars merchandise, and feature the Rebel Alliance symbol secretly engraved inside the band. If you and your significant other consider yourselves fans of the franchise, as well as fans of each other, you might want to consider spending the very reasonable $20 asking price.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]

Squeaky Clean Your Child Will Be With This Yoda-Inspired Bath Towel

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If your child runs away from you when the time comes to rub the grime off his body, perhaps a little brainwashing is in order. First, get him to fall in love with the Star Wars franchise. That should be easy enough. Then, introduce him to this awesome bath towel with Yoda ears. Done! He’ll be asking you when he can take a bath, and not the other way around.

It’s made by Etsy seller ‘MiddleBrainedCanvas’, but her page claims it’s currently sold out. However it seems she makes these to order, so you might try your luck anyway. Judging by the price of her other towels, this one should come out to about $28.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ OddityMall ]

Cool Parents Make Lucky Kid An Awesome R2-D2 Dresser

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This has been around for a couple of years, but we just stumbled upon it. It’s a simple dresser painted to look kind of like R2-D2. Ok, a lot like R2-D2. It was made by Imgur user zombiecontroller for his kid, one Conan, back in 2013.

My parents once made me a snow sled out of a garbage can lid, and tried to make me believe it was a flying saucer. For some reason they were sad when I wouldn’t buy it. I still love them: not everyone can be creative. Good on little Conan here that he got parents with some arts & crafts skills.

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Hasbro To Launch A Make-Your-Own Line Of Lightsabers

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It’s pretty clear there’s a new Star Wars movie in the works because the merchandising machine is starting to run full steam. Hasbro has announced a cool line of lightsaber toys that can be customized in many ways, allowing children young and old alike to create lightsabers that are as weird as they’d be potentially lethal to the person who wields them.

The main Jedi Master Lightsaber set (for ages 4 and up, $49.99 includes a lightsaber with lights and electronic sounds, a pair of lightdaggers, an expansion hilt and a variety of connectors.

From there, kids can mIx and match from three other assortments with connectors and lightsaber blades tied to various characters. The electronic lightsaber ($19.99) comes in Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker flavors, the foam lightsaber ($14.99) has Yoda, Vader and Luke variants, and the extend lightsaber ($9.99) offers something for Luke, Vader and Anakin Skywalker fans.

The line was on display at New York’s Toy Fair last week and will be launching this fall, in time for the release of the new movie in December.

[ USAToday ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Millenium Falcon DIY Drone

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What happens when you combine two of the hottest geek hot-button topics in one? A viral sensation, is what. And that’s exactly what’s happening with Redditor Olivier-FR’s Millennium Falcon project. He combined a quadcopter with an aluminum and carbon frame to create a badass flying machine. Better yet, he detailed his build step by step so that any enterprising Star Wars fan can attempt to build his own. And to top all this off, Olivier-FR has also hinted that his next project will be a TIE Fighter. Considering the amount of interest this project is garnering, we expect to see him motivated enough to follow through on that second flyer.

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Star Wars Lightsaber : The Force is With Your Notes

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Ace that exam, finish that report, or get through another all-nighter by swapping your current, boring old pen with the Star Wars lightsaber pen. Granted, your professor or boss might not take you as seriously, but hey, at least you’ll easily have the awesomest and geekiest pen in the room, at any given time.

The pen is a conversation starter, an awesome gift for that Star Wars aficionado in your life, a collector’s item, and of course, a lightsaber for all your battles once it’s off the paper. It’s available online for about $14.

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These Geeky Christmas Sweaters are Perfect for the Season

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When people talk about Christmas sweaters,”ugly” isn’t too far off. However, these particular ones designed by artist Drew Wise are anything but ugly. They’ll probably even appeal to the non-geeky folks who don’t get what’s being references in the designs: Guardians of the Galaxy featuring none other than the four guardians and the scene in the beginning when Peter gets abducted; Star Wars featuring R2D2, Darth Vader, lots of Stormtroopers, and the Death Star; and Doctor Who featuring otherworldly creatures, the Doctor, and of course, TARDIS.

Hit the break to check out the rest of the designs and the actual sweaters.

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Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire Bags Keep The Merch Fever Alive

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Perhaps even more impressive than the visual and auditory marvels that await us in the upcoming Star Wars sequel is the unstoppable train of merchandising opportunities that’s currently rolling through the marketplace. Take the above travel bags as an example. They’re actually kind of cool, featuring a hook that lets you hang them up on a hotel door somewhere and easily access your things. There’s one for the Galactic Empire, and another for the Rebel Alliance. They’re both neat, and cost next to nothing at $35, but you’ll have to wait until January 2015 to get your hands on them.

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