R2-D2 French press pot

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Thinkgeek's $40 R2D2 French press coffee-pot starts shipping in early November, in time for Xmas delivery. Holds 32oz, BPA-free, and the carafe is dishwasher safe. Read the rest

AT-AT cardigan

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70% cotton/30% nylon, sized S-XXL, $40 from Thinkgeek. Read the rest

Lawn Jawas with solar-charged light-up eyes

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Thinkgeek's $80 Lawn Jawas are a weird mix of kitsch, bad taste, technology, and fandom. Read the rest

Dan Golding's brilliant response to the Marvel soundtrack originality debate

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After Every Frame a Painting analyzed The Marvel Symphonic Universe (see last week's post), Dan Golding expanded on that great video arguing that film music, and films themselves, have an interesting relationship with originality. Read the rest

Vader Vinyl: Picturedisc reissue of Star Wars' OST, featuring a 33 1/3RPM Death Star

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John Williams' original score for the first Star Wars movie has been reissued as two picture-discs: the Death Star, Vader, Tie Fighters and Chewie and Han; it's $35 to pre-order for shipping on Sept 30. (via Bonnie Burton) Read the rest

$12 R2-D2 bento-style lunchbox

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This bento-style R2-D2 lunch box is pretty cool. I hope my daughter likes it as much as I do.

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The Making of 'Star Wars,' 1977: Amazing photos of ILM filming Death Star explosions

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Here's how Star Wars movies were made before the green screen and advanced CGI. Photographer unknown.

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Dig the Beastie Boys soundtrack for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

If only.

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Watch George Lucas and Star Wars characters in 1987 Japanese Panasonic TV commercials

Every Sith Lord has his price.

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RIP, R2D2: Star Wars actor Kenny Baker has died

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The British actor who played R2-D2 in the classic Star Wars films died today, age 81, after a long illness.

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Watch: Darth Vader returns in new Star Wars 'Rogue One' trailer

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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' finally has a new trailer, and the Gareth Edwards-directed feature stars Darth Vader himself. This trailer is the first we've seen of him since Revenge of the Sith (2005).

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Shredding Wookiee

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From the Boing Boing Flickr Pool: SuppaDuppa 666's You can't imagine how fun is summer for a Wookie.

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Making a real Star Wars Speeder Bike

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Vintage Works built this fantastic motorcycle that is exactly like a Star Wars Speeder Bike. Only it doesn't fly. Sadly.

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How to hack that nutty electronic Chewbacca mask

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Remember that video showing the overwhelming glee of the woman enjoying her new Chewbacca mask? Our hyper talented maker pal John Park recorded this instructional video on hacking the Chewbacca Electronic Mask so you can upload any sounds you want, including the crazed laughter of the woman in that wonderful video!

You can still find the mask for sale but, predictably, the third party sellers on Amazon have bumped up the price: Star Wars The Force Awakens Chewbacca Electronic Mask

And here are John's instructions for the hack: Happy Chewbacca Mask (Adafruit Industries)

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Star Wars Rebels season three trailer

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I did not want this trailer to be over!

The characters appear to have aged a few years. No sign of Ahsoka but we'll evidently get to see a young Wedge Antilles! Hard core fans of the novels will be thrilled to see Grand Admiral Thrawn reenter the Star Wars canon universe.

If you haven't seen them, the first two seasons of Star Wars Rebels are fantastic! Read the rest

Watch the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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In celebration of Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm released this thrilling teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in theaters December 16.

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8-bit geometric watercolor paintings: Star Wars, rap stars, icons and classics

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Adam writes, "I'm an artist working in Beacon, New York. I make 8-bit inspired geometric paintings based on iconic images and I'd like to share a new series of paintings with you." Read the rest

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