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Lightsaber key-blanks


They're $10 for a set of two -- one red, one blue. Blanks come in KW1/KW10, SC1 or WR5, with more to come.

2 pcs. Red and Blue Light Saber Space Keys (via Oh Gizmo)

Stormtrooper pencil-skirt


Geeky U1 makes smart American Apparel pencil-skirts screened with bold Stormtrooper-in-a-suit silhouettes for a look that's business-max-casual; they're made to order for $22. (via Geeky Merch)

Vader cuff-links


These handmade Darth Vader cufflinks, $22.49 from Cuff Relations, are a pretty good power meeting accessory (cue "Don't fail me again, Admiral"). (via Geeky Merch)

Yin-yang Star Wars tee on Threadless


Ciro Trezzi's Death of a star/Birth of an hero shirt design is up for your votes on Threadless -- it's quite a lovely take on the eternal struggle for the Force.

Sesame Street does Star Wars

"A long time ago in a cookies and milky way galaxy far, far away, Princess Parfaita was taken prisoner by the evil Galactic Empire and had to be saved by a group of unlikely heroes including the young Luke Piewalker, Flan Solo, and Chewie the Cookie. "

Star Wars chocolates: Death Star, Millennium Falcon, Han in Carbonite truffle bars!


Pop culture chocolatier Sweet Belle Cakes sells a variety of Star Wars-themed chocolates, from the solid chocolate Death Star ($8) to the massive chocolate Millennium Falcon ($22) to the Han Solo in carbonite truffle bars (there's also a $13 variety pack!).

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Stormtrooper with hairbow earrings


Etsy seller Bunnie Buns made these Stormtrooper Bow Earrings, which are cute as heck.

(via Geeky Merch)

Star Wars sans music

Watch this Auralnauts video to see the importance of John Williams' bombastic score to Star Wars. (Thanks, Gil Kaufman!)

Wampa Rug for your Star Wars-themed trophy room


Thinkgeek's Wampa Rug has a pillow head and soft synthetic fur, and is 62" long and 30" wide.

R2-D2 yoga pants


They're $40 from Thinkgeek, perfect for doing Downward Facing Droid and Bot's Pose. Also Happy Android. 95% cotton/5% spandex, machine washable, sizes S-3XL.

Mark Hamill on the new Star Wars

Hammil"We are just there to lend our support and grow contractually obligated beards," says Mark Hamill on filming Star Wars: Episode 7. (BBC News)

Darth Vader's car

Darth Vader's car as imagined and built (life-size) by Hot Wheels.

Romantic Han and Leia mugs


These "I Love You"/"I Know" Han/Leia mugs are $34 from Mugoos on Etsy; they're a great wedding/anniversary gift idea. (via Geekymerch)

The limits of animal life on Tatooine

Maggie Koerth-Baker on why the megafauna of George Lucas’ parched desert world makes no sense. It’s not the dry heat that’s the problem; it’s the food supply.

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Death Star rug


Thinkgeek's fully operational, 52" Death Star rug is just the thing for your Star Wars play room.

Kids' Boba Fett minifig cosplay


Toronto awesomedad CGS1 created an amazing Lego minifig costume for his son, documenting it on The Dented Helmet.

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Mr Potato Head R2D2


The Mr. Potato Head Star Wars R2D2 goes on sale on July 14 -- happy Bastille Day! Up the rebellion! (via Geekymerch)

Hooded Ewok tank-top


Thinkgeek's Ewok Ladies Hooded Tank Top ($35) is all cotton and tumble-dry. And adorable.

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AT-AT made from old skateboards


Derek Keenan's AT-AT made from old skateboards is part of the Deathstar Blues show at Denver's Black Book Gallery. It sells for $2,000.

Deathstar Blues (via Super Punch)

"Bigfoot of Endor" t-shirt

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My wife says she always thought of Chewbacca as a space sasquatch; I just spotted this delightful "Bigfoot of Endor" t-shirt on Neatorama!

The forest moon was full of furry creatures of all shapes and sizes, and they generally got along just fine thanks to daily parties and plenty of libations, but when the critter they referred to as Bigfoot moved in things got pretty scary. He carried a big bowcaster and a bag full of tiny bones, and when he spoke it sounded like a sheep was being strangled. The little alien bear people now live in fear of the Bigfoot, hoping to one day hire a smuggler to come and take him away...

Princess Leia/Haunted Mansion tee: today only!


Karen Hallion has turned her brilliant Princess Leia as Haunted Mansion stretch-gallery character illustration into a limited-edition t-shirt from Teefury. You can only buy it today! (There's also a poster!)

(via Wil Wheaton)

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Star Wars kigurumi


Thinkgeek sells a line of Star Wars loungers (Boba Fett, Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, $70 each) made of 60% cotton/40% polyester blend -- they're basically Star Wars kigurumis, with two front pockets and a drawstring hood. Stylish loungewear for the Star Wars geek in your life!

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ARST ARSW (Star Wars, re-edited into alphabetical order)

Tom Murphy sorted the whole script of Star Wars alphabetically, located the timecode for each spoken word in the film (using the Han Shot first print), and edited the film into alphabetical order. I don't know about you, but I think Kenobi #8 was definitely the best.

Fun facts:
* The word "lightsaber" only appears once in this film.
* There are 43m5s of spoken English, 81m39s of other.
* The most common word is "the", of course, said 368 times.
* The word with most screen time is "you", at 52.56 seconds.
* There are 1695 different words, and 11684 total words.
* The longest words are "responsibility," "malfunctioning", "worshipfulness", and "identification", all 14 letters.

I labeled the words manually (!) using some software I wrote specifically for the purpose.

This is the Special Edition to troll Han-shot-first purists. Everyone knows the orig is the most legit.

ARST ARSW: Star Wars sorted alphabetically (Thanks, Cromis!)

Star Wars 7: spy shots of Millennium Falcon and X-wing

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Following on yesterday's spy shots of Star Wars: Episode 7, TMZ posted photos today that appear to be an under-construction Millennium Falcon and another ship, possibly an X-wing starfighter.

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Star Wars Episode 7 spy shots

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TMZ has a set of leaked photos from the Tunisia et of Star Wars Episode 7 that in short reveal that the JJ Abrams flick will feature life-size creatures and vehicles not just digital FX.

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Tauntaun charcuterie poster


Super 7's $50 limited edition Tauntaun meat-cuts poster goes on sale tomorrow -- 16"x20".

Tauntaun Cuts Print (via Super Punch)

One-man band plays Star Wars Theme

Gotta love a one-man band, especially when he plays a rollicking version of the Star Wars Theme while marching around. (via Devour)

Star Wars with Chinese characteristics


Jeff writes, "Chinese historian Maggie Greene has recently written about one of the strangest treasures in her collection: a Chinese comic book version of Star Wars from 1980, which she aptly describes (with scans to prove it!) as 'a fascinating document' that includes images she thinks may reveal 'a fanciful imagining' of life in a then dimly understood America or generalized West. She notes, for example, a 'dinner scene where a duck (?) is being stuck into a toaster oven (!) & the table has not only a little hot plate, but a crockpot (or rice cooker) there, too.' Whoever drew the pictures, she also points out, 'makes some amusing flubs -- Chewbacca appears in some scenes in a relatively credible way, in others looking like an outtake from Planet of the Apes. It also often looks like something out of a Cold War-era propaganda poster, at least where the details are concerned. Were the actors really garbed in Soviet looking space suits? Was Darth Vader really pacing before a map bearing the location of the Kennedy Space Center?' [For those who can't get enough of this topic, there are related tweets by both @mcgreenesd Greene herself and Chinese literary translator and now Chinese studies grad student @bokane Brendan O'Kane"

A Long Time Ago in a China Far, Far Away …