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.
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.
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
Posted by Walt Disney Studios Japan.
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!
On Tuesday evening, Disney released the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Read the rest
"It’s true. All of it. The Dark Side. The Jedi. They’re real."
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
Almost missed it. The movie's release is about two months out, and this is the one we'll be seeing everywhere until then. Interesting aside: It's not by Drew Struzan, but apparently designed by one Bryan Morton, working with other artists in Struzan's characteristic style.
Perhaps it's because it will be reconfigured a thousand different ways across media formats, such as the web banner below? I wouldn't blame Struzan, or anyone else, who just didn't want to engage with this sort of compositional process and the digital separations it would involve.
Struzan has created at least one poster for the new movie, and I prefer it. Morton's isn't bad, though, especially by the cereal-box standards of modern movie poster design.
Collar Clips from Migardian Treasure in Gravesend, England makes collar clips in a variety of pop-culture motifs, some obvious and some very subtle indeed: Captain America shields, Captain America stars, Hawkeye and Hydra vs SHIELD; Boba Fett, Vader and Stormtroopers (also available as brooches and earrings). Read the rest
Everyone has their favorite space ship. For some, it’s the Enterprise, for others it’s Red Dwarf, or Battlestar Galactica. It might even be the TARDIS. But for my money, it is, and has always been, The Millennium Falcon. The ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. The fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. The iconic space ship that helped launched one of the biggest movie franchises of all time.
Now, in this puzzle from Tenyo, our favorite freighter has been given a pop-art makeover, complete with sporty red background and stylized lettering. She’s posed at a jaunty angle, ready to jump into light speed the second Chewie gets it working again. Really, it’s a fun cross between an '80s car poster and the movie poster for The Endless Summer.
The puzzle itself measures about one foot by one foot when assembled. It is 144 pieces, but with only three colors, it is not quite as easy as the piece count might suggest. It is made from standard puzzle quality cardboard; the pieces fit together very well, with little coaxing or massaging needed to assemble the puzzle. The image is bright, clear and solidly printed on the cardboard.
The puzzle set includes a panel - frame, plastic cover, white card stock puzzle back, and cardboard frame back - as well as puzzle glue, cardboard glue scraper, and a string to hang the frame. The puzzle sits in the frame well and the plastic cover sheet allows framing without gluing for those who may wish to do the puzzle multiple times. Read the rest