Alan Moore's brilliantly bonkers lost 1980s Star Wars comics


Jahfurry writes, "Ben McCool over at Tech Times unearthed five brilliantly bonkers Star Wars comics written by Alan Moore in the '80s. What a treat to read the Magus's take on Darth Vader, Han, Chewie, C-3P0 and the whole crew with great art by Alan Davis, John Stokes (Invisibles) and more UK artists extraoirdinaire... McCool examines each story separately, giddily dissecting the imaginative insanity you'd expect from Moore, while marveling at how these read as classic, albeit odd, Star Wars stories." Read the rest

This book reprints all 330 Star Wars trading cards from 1977 and 1978


See sample pages from this book at Wink.

In 1977 and 1978 Topps, the famous bubble gum trading card company, issued five series of Star Wars trading cards. Each series had 66 cards and 11 stickers, and the backs of the cards contained trivia, puzzles, actor bios, and story summaries.

This fat little book has high quality scans of the fronts and backs of all 330 cards and 55 stickers from the five series. It also comes with a set of four actual trading cards in a plastic pocket glued to the inside back cover. There’s no gum, but if that’s a deal killer, eBay usually has at least one or two complete runs of the cards for $200 or so, including the sticks of nearly 40-year-old gum.

Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series by Gary Gerani Abrams ComicArts 2015, 548 pages, 1.5 x 5.5 x 7.5 inches $14 Buy one on Amazon Read the rest

Chewbacca boots

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As a Star Wars fan, and self-proclaimed shoe diva, these boots make me tingle somewhere far, far away. They're available from Irregular Choice.

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Ewok hooded scarf


The hand-wash 55" knit scarf is $25 from Thinkgeek, with faux-fur ears. (via Oh Gizmo) Read the rest

A gecko in an AT-AT costume


The creator offers a lot of sound advice on owning and caring for geckos, too. Images and build-log [Overlordofllama] Read the rest

The reason the Star Wars movies were released 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3


Why did the Star Wars movies come out in the sequence 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3?

Because in charge of sequence, Yoda was.

(via r/jokes)

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2015 Star Wars LEGO Advent calendar


I've never understood the need for an advent calendar, as if children needed help remembering Christmas. As my daughter celebrates the gift giving traditions of several cultures, however, I'm left looking for a happy middle ground.

We will both enjoy 24 days of Star Wars surprises.

This LEGO Star Wars calendar promises to include some minifigs, space craft and some holiday themed droids. I'd love to see C1-10P in an ugly sweater.

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Hang the Jedi

The knighthood of Star Wars is neither Galactic nor an Order.

Yoda spotted in Tupelo Mississippi


For our vacation this year, my wife Gina and I took a driving tour of the southern states.  The plan was to eat as much BBQ as possible and my fingertips still smell of smoky sauces. We hung out in Memphis and pigged out in Nashville. We made our way south to Mississippi and that’s when it happened. We saw Yoda! The thing is, he wasn’t hanging out in the swamps like you’d expect. He was ON our rental car!

I didn’t see him at first but as I got closer his image jumped out at me.

It’s obvious right?  You don’t even need to squint and look the other way. Yoda’s head is right there, as plain as day!

And the license plate designer made absolutely no effort to make this Georgian peach pit look like a peach pit at all!  



Instead, it looks just like the silhouetted profile of our favorite Jedi Master!


Now, if we do a side by side comparison of a peach pit and Yoda, I think you'll find they look nothing alike.  

Just look at how pissed off Yoda is for even having to hang out with a peach pit for this article.  So I ask you dear reader, how could this have happened?  How did that license plate artwork get created in the first place?  

Though this is a noodle scratcher, I have a couple of theories. THEORY #1

I believe the designer had way too many free lance jobs going at one time and got overwhelmed.   Read the rest

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer with much unseen footage!


Posted by Walt Disney Studios Japan.

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Kid dressed as Darth Vader performs own theme song on cello


Here's video of “7-year-old Suzuki School of Newton cellist Ryan anticipating The Force Awakens,” says Ryan's dad.

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Star Wars characters wonderfully painted by Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock


The dynamic painter duo of Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock created these fantastic interpretations of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader on commission! Kelly and Ferris have a new collaborative exhibit, titled "Holding Pattern," opening on Friday (11/6) at San Francisco's 111 Minna Gallery. Check Boing Boing later this week for a sneak peak at their new work!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens... See all we've got so far.


Jacob Smyth edited together all the footage available so far from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Here's the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie trailer


On Tuesday evening, Disney released the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Read the rest

This is the trailer you're looking for. (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)


"It’s true. All of it. The Dark Side. The Jedi. They’re real."

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White supremacists call for Star Wars boycott because imaginary brown people


As Popehat tweeted: "The #BoycottStarWarsVII tag -- you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy, plus people making fun of them." Read the rest

Star Wars Rebels Season 2 is off to a strong start


There was some serious excitement in our home this weekend, as my daughter and I prepared to watch Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal, and then the Season Two opener.

Star Wars: Rebels may be my very favorite storyline in the Star Wars universe, and Season 2 starts off with a bang! Rebels rejoins the dissatisfied crew of the Ghost several years after the fall of the Republic, as their struggle against the Empire continues! This is a dark time for the galaxy and a worse one for the Rebels, as they've caught the attention of Darth Vader.

This is no later-in-life, maybe considering the path he's taken, willing to hear Luke's pleading Darth Vader. This is Vader at the very prime of his evil! A Vader who orders mass murder like it is just another Tuesday. The Vader we knew existed but barely got to see. Darth Vader.

This is my favorite cast of Star Wars characters. The writers are doing an amazing job at growing them, and bringing back some folks we really wanted to see. I haven't been this excited about a TV series in a while. C1-10P, Zeb, Hera, Sabine and Kanan Jarrus are wonderful! Ezra is your stock Star Wars whiny teen dude about to become a Jedi, but they seem to be trying to develop him.

Siege of Lothal is a wonderful 44 minute mini-movie that sets the new season up beautifully. Season 2 is now airing Wednesdays on Disney XD, but as I watch everything via the internets I'm streaming from Amazon. Read the rest

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