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Star Wars Christmas sweater

Redditor Imnojezus's co-worker made this Star Wars-themed Christmas sweater by felting and tufting the wampa/upside-down Luke scene from "Empire Strikes Back" onto an existing sweater, making a 3D scene. It's not for sale at present, though if it ever does go up on Etsy, I call dibs.

Happy Hothidays (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Quite possibly the most exciting science fiction weapon to have been offered for public auction

It's appraised at $200,000 to $300,000.

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Santa the Hutt: grotesque photo-op Santa

The Betabrand retail store in San Francisco's Mission district now sports a grotesque window display of Santa Claus, entitled Santa the Hutt. Chris from BetaBrand writes, "Our aim: To poke fun at holiday excess and explore anti-Santa sentiment. Our achievement: Over a thousand people have taken holiday photos at our Valencia Street store since rolling him out last week. "

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Breakfast cereal TIE-fighter

Here's Brock Davis's clever solution to the age-old problem of sculpting recognizable Star Wars spacecraft from everyday contemporary breakfast cereal: "Crispix, 2 Cheerios and a tiny bit of frosting to hold it together."

Cereal TIE fighter (via Neatorama)

Death Star wall tiles

Custom design specialists Tom Spina Designs created these Death Star wall-tiles for a Star Wars themed home theater project. There are 14 master tiles, 12" x 12", and they're 3-4" deep, with fine-grained detail. When applied to the wall, they were given different finishes, to create a finished product that looks infinitely varied. No word on whether you can buy more tiles from the company, but they'd sure liven up any room.

Custom Home Theater Decor - Death Star Inspired Wall Tiles (via JWZ)

R2D2 Muskoka chair

Xtinct 3D Design in Ottawa made this gorgeous R2D2 Muskoka chair (or, for Americans, Adirondack chair). I can't find any more information about it, but it's certainly a marvel to behold.

Update: Hey, it's for sale! $300 Canadian Kroner!

Felted Star Wars characters

Etsy seller Famished makes spectacular felted figurines based on pop-culture favorites, espically Star Wars (though there's a pretty great Totoro in the bunch. Prices range from $10 to $85 (for the AT-AT, which is the most geometrical felted item I've ever seen).

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Star Wars: Episode VII coming December 18, 2015

Star Wars: Episode VII will be released December 18, 2015.

"We're very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture," announced Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn over at

JJ Abrams is of course directing and also writing the script with Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.) Importantly, John Williams will score the new film!

Photo: Hollywood, 1977, with a 'Star Wars' billboard on Mann's Chinese Theater

Photo: David Swift Photography

Shared by BB reader David Swift in our Boing Boing Flickr Pool: This wonderful photograph of Grauman's (Mann's) Chinese Theater, Hollywood, California, 1977, shot on 35mm film.

Father Jedi: the mashup you're looking for

Q4nobody on B3ta has come up with the maship I'm looking for: Father Ted meets Star Wars, AKA "Father Jedi."

# "For the last time Dougal, the droids out there are far, far away"

Generate arbitrary Star Wars animated GIFs from any of the movie dialog

LindseyB's starwars-dot-gif project accepts any line of dialog from Star Wars, locates the correct frames in the movie, and generates an animated GIF of that scenes, with subtitles. This will be useful.

starwars-dot-gif (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)

Millennium Falcon turntable

Millennium 4

Electronics fixer and modder Picotek melded a vintage Millennium Falcon toy with a Technics 1200 turntable. I hope the first vinyl he spun was some of Meco's Galactic Fun like the fine track below! "Millennium 1200"

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Star Wars bloopers

Unexpectedly hilarious! Sound kicks in at 0:45s. [Video link]

Found: Black Angel, the "lost" film blessed to accompany Empire Strikes Back

Black Angel is a 25-minute Arthurian film from 1979 directed by Roger Christian, the Oscar-winning set decorator on Star Wars. George Lucas blessed Black Angel as the opening film to play before The Empire Strikes Back in Europe. For years, it's been thought that the original prints were lost. But an archivist at Universal Pictures found a print that has now been restored. It re-premiered this week at the Mill Valley Film Festival. According to the L.A. Times, Christian plans to release it on Netflix and iTunes early next year. Above is a clip! "Short film meant to accompany 'Empire Strikes Back' makes a comeback" (Thanks, Bob Pescovitz!)

Nerdy carved crayons

Etsy seller CarvedCrayons (AKA Hoang Tran) makes amazing, miniature pop-culture carvings out of the ends of crayons. $25-$35.


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