The yearly Star Wars Celebration, the huge convention in Chicago, for those unfamiliar with it, is here and with it, there’s plenty of new merchandise out. Some of these items are exclusive to the con and, thus, are sure to become collectibles. From mugs to pins to plushes there’s a lot to take in, so consider this your guide to the new merch and what to snap up while you can. (more…)
MINOR SPOILER ALERT: 6 Cool Things We Learned About ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ from Entertainment Weekly (with New Pictures!)
Next week’s edition of pop-culture magazine Entertainment Weekly is a double-sized issue dedicated to full-on coverage of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Instead of making you slog through the entire magazine or even be forced to buy a subscription if you don’t have one already, we’ve rounded up a few of the juiciest tidbits for your reading pleasure right here. Please note that the cast and crew are obviously not going to give anything major away to a magazine interview, but there is some info in this post that could be considered spolier-ish depending on your point of view or how in-depth your prior knowledge of the Star Wars universe is. So consider yourself duly warned, and read on if you dare!
It looks like we might have our first look at Carrie Fisher‘s new look Princess Leia in J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It looks like a wardrobe test and although the quality is kinda crappy, the costume looks quite workable. If you’re worried about spoilers or just want to save this surprise for the eventual second trailer that should be Leia’s official premiere then go no further. The rest of you should feel free to click away to a galaxy far far away. (more…)
Did you know that you can “officially” smell like Leia and Lando from Star Wars? I’m putting “officially” in quotation marks because while I know that these new colognes are “officially” licensed LucasFilm products, I think they are “officially” stupid and likely “officially” smell like ass.
Ok, maybe they don’t smell like ass.
The “Slave Leia” perfume “includes floral top notes of white peach, lily, bergamot, heliotrope, and raspberry that dry down to a warm sultry mix of cashmere woods, musk, and night-blooming jasmine.”
The “Eau Lando” scent… well, who really cares what it actually smells like when its description tells you “Because a suave pirate-turned-respectable businessman deserves the best the galaxy has to offer – in surroundings, in belongings … and most certainly in female companionship.”
BigBadToyStore.com doesn’t offer a lot of information about the origins of the perfumes, but from the page titles, I’m going to guess that these were giveaways during Celebration V last week. Anyone know for sure?
I love it when children are exposed to the wonders of the sci-fi world. And this absolutely adorable picture is one that needed to be shared with you all. Little Mini Leia and Mini R2-D2, a sight for sore eyes that will make you say, ahhhh…and if it doesn’t, well, you have no heart!
Mattias Adolfsson has given Star Wars a pretty radical makeover, by adding a very cartoon-like victorian style to some of the classic characters that we all know and love. With Vader, The Emperor, a Stormtrooper, C-3PO and R2D2, Chewbacca, Yoda, Leia (no slave Leia you perverts), Jabba the Hut, and my favorite, Bobba Fett. We kind of got screwed on seeing Han Solo, but he is somewhat recognizable in the Millennium Falcon pic. I first saw his rendition of the Deathstar on Dance Gavin Dance’s The Deathstar Album, but had never seen the other artwork that went with it. It reminds me of the artwork from the Phantom Tollbooth, probably the best book of my childhood.. Yea, it’s that awesome. Adolfsson has some serious talent, and I’ll leave you guys with one last statement “look at the stormtrooper’s crotch”. More pics after the jump, ENJOY!! (more…)