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Hilarious, bawdy princess rap battles

Youtube sensation Whitney Avalon has a brilliant new entry to her amazing Rap Battles series: a rude, hilarious battle between Belle and Cinderella, starring Buffy's Sarah Michelle Gellar.

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Creative science journal, including the science of Wookiees


Dave Ng writes, "The Science Creative Quarterly is pleased to release its first volume of both a print offering of collected works, AND the much vaulted Annals of Praetachoral Mechanics."

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R2D2 handbags


These embroidered felt R2D2 handbags ($185, 17" high) are made to order in Moscow by Krukrustudio. (via Bonnie Burton)

Rebel Bass: Star Wars guitars with Millennium Falcon bodies


Doni Guitars of Coventry, England, has created a pair of amazing, Star-Wars-themed guitars based around vintage model Millennium Falcons, with new blue LED lights: a six-string Strat and a "Rebel Bass -- they also make custom flight cases for them.

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Death Star heart necklace


What could be more romantic than a fully operational battle station? $16.61, ships from Canada, made from polymer clay. (via Geeky Merch)

X-Wing fighter rocker


Steve Coupe, a woodworker in New Zealand, created this wonderful children's rocker in the shape of an X-Wing fighter, complete with an R2-D2, working for about 40 hours to complete the piece for a charity auction to benefit a children's hospital.

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Detailed Snowtrooper armor


A mere $2000 gets you this suit of Imperial Snowtrooper couture armor, suitable for fighting asymmetric warfare on Hoth or chilling at a con.

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Star Wars and Bat-signal crayons


Crayontastik melts down "reputable brand crayons" and recasts them in new forms, like this Star Wars set and these Bat-signal crayons.

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Laser-cut record clocks


Vinyl Record Eaters is Greg Durt's Etsy store for laser-cut record-clocks (made from unplayable, scratched records) that sport clever silhouettes from pop culture: Daryl from Walking Dead, Walking Dead execution, Lightsaber battle, Hobbit march, Godzilla eats New York and cities of the world!

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Artist Gallery: Zack Giallongo

Zack Giallongo sampler

Zack Giallongo is an illustrator and comics artist. His graphic novel Broxo is full of adventure, and his original comic Ewoks: Shadow of Endor is a must-read for Star Wars fans. He's also done an issue of Adventure Time and illustrated the comic version of Ian Lender's The Stratford Zoo Midnight Review does MacBeth.

Here's a sampling of some of his sketches.


#broxo

A photo posted by Zack Giallongo (@zackules) on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:08pm PST

A kid wanted "realistic Groot".

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GASP

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Thinking of throwing some color on this.

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Murder She Comicked

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Minotaur #inktober

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Tell 'em Large Marge sentcha! #peewee #inktober #largemargesentme

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I got boids on the brain.

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Cowboy Curtis was my favorite.

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Yay! Boston Comic con!

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MeCAF commission for a super fan!

A photo posted by Zack Giallongo (@zackules) on May 5, 2014 at 9:33am PDT

"Damn you, Jareth. And damn me, too" #inktober #labyrinth #henson

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Madcoil. #elfquest

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I drew a Lumberjane.

A photo posted by Zack Giallongo (@zackules) on May 5, 2014 at 7:44am PDT

Hey, Boo Boo!

A photo posted by Zack Giallongo (@zackules) on May 5, 2014 at 8:27am PDT

Here's Zack's book Ewoks: Shadows of Endor comic and the Ewok illustration I commissioned from him (also featured here on Boing Boing in my post about Ewoks). Shadows of Endor

Here's a cute "live action" trailer for his first Broxo comic.

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See more of Zack's awesome art on his webpage.

Star Wars Tree Sweater


This is how they yarn-bomb in Iowa City. (via Ellen Kushner)

Sneaking subtle Star Wars references into photos

Toronto photographer Thomas Dagg produces artful shoops of landscapes with subtle Star Wars references worked into them.

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The art of Grant Gould

Grant Gould is probably most well known for his Star Wars trading card art and illustrating two Star Wars books, Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Draw Star Wars: Rebels. He's also the creator of the original comic series Wolves of Odin and has done awesome art from just about every fantasy and scifi series out there (and even some pop culture characters too).

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Who Wars: Star Wars and Doctor Who in one podcast

After seeing my post here on Boing Boing that featured my giant Ewok Village diorama, the folks at the Who Wars podcast reached out to interview me about it—just one part of the latest episode.

Massive Millennium Falcon rug


It's 79" x 59", made from polyester, and runs $100 at Thinkgeek, where they guarantee that it will "instantly makes any room 1138% more awesome." (via Oh Gizmo)

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BAKE Savory Millennium Falcon pie


It's basically a veggie quiche with a kamut pizza-dough lid that's been shaped into the iconic "ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs" that "may not look like much but has it where it counts."

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Gorgeous (unofficial) Star Wars Ep. VII posters by Phil Noto

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Two beautiful posters for the forthcoming Star Wars movie by artist and illustrator Phil Noto: Color, Black and White. “I got so excited after watching the trailer, I had to do some art,” says Phil. “Felt like 6 y.o. me drawing Luke Skywalker after seeing Ep. 4.”

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Amazing polymer clay Star Wars/Zombie jewelry


From her workshop in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Amy, AKA Rapscallion Design makes wonderful, creepy, whimsical zombie and Star Wars jewelry and suchlike from polymer clay and laser-cut acrylic, like the R2D2 and C3PO Best Friends Necklace Set (above) and the Wicket cufflinks (right) -- and so many more that I couldn't help but include them below.

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Giant Chetrooper bust


Derek "Urbanmedium" Fridman has revived his classic "Che Trooper" mashup (1, 2) with a new, limited edition 18" resin bust version. (Thanks, Urbanmedium!)

Baked Potauntaun

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Chewbacca rugs

Princess Leia apparently decided the "walking carpet" should just become a carpet: it comes in 6'x3' or 8'x4', for $100/$150.

Scratch-built, incredibly detailed Millennium Falcon


Thomas Richner spent more than 140 hours scratch-building a spectacularly detailed cardboard model of Star Wars's Millennium Falcon, working with scrap cardboard boxes and then shooting his model on a green-screen and compositing onto backgrounds from the movies.

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R2D2 measuring cup set (legs become measuring spoons!)


The $20 R2D2 measuring cup set decomposes into four measuring cups and his legs turn into four measuring spoons.

This set of R2-D2 Measuring Cups disassembles into 4 measuring cups plus 4 measuring spoons and reassembles in a snap (fortunately, it's not as complicated as C-3PO). Each has its measurement written inside so you can't forget what they are and handles on the back that don't distract from R2's aesthetic. The only problem we can foresee with these is that if you show somebody else your R2-D2 Measuring Cups, you may have to install a restraining bolt to keep them from wandering off.

R2D2 measuring cup set

(via Bonnie Burton)

X-Wing Fighter knife-block


Thinkgeek's $100 X-Wing Fighter knife-block comes with five kitchen knives of unknown quality (my guess is fair-to-middling, but they sure are shiny) and is a striking (if potenitally dangerous) way to display your kitchenware.

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WATCH: Darth Vader quotes cruel passages from the Bible

Darth Vader is showing less mercy than usual here. [via]

WATCH Princess Leia walks NYC's streets

It's a pretty straightforward sendup of the now-notorious 10 hours of catcalls video, but manages to pack in some pretty awesome Star Wars jokes. (Thanks, Jah Furry!)

Ewok haters! See this guy's awesome diorama and beg for forgiveness

David Mizejewski found his old Star Wars action toys. So he did what anyone else would do: make an amazing Ewok diorama.Read the rest

AT-AT stretched piercing plugs


If you liked the Storm Trooper plugs for stretched piercings, you'll love the 3D printed AT-AT plugs from Pittsburgh's Ojingo Studios, who also make copper skulls entombed in perspex and 3D printed maneki nekos.

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New book of Star Wars costumes

A new coffee table book features detailed histories and information on costumes for both major and minor characters, from Darth Vader to Tusken Raiders. By Mark FrauenfelderRead the rest

Gender-swapped father-daughter Han-Leia costume


Tom's daughter was bummed that she couldn't be Han Solo for Hallowe'en, so Tom rose to the challenge and offered to accompany her as Princess Leia.

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